COVID-19 infections still hitting U.S. worse than Canada, despite vaccination gap – CTV

April 8, 2021

TORONTO — COVID-19 infections are still hitting the United States worse than Canada, despite the vaccination gap between the two countries.

Barry Pakes, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, told that the U.S. continues to experience high infection rates amid ongoing vaccinations because the population is so much larger than that of Canada’s.

“Throughout the whole pandemic case rates, even in the best states in the United States other than Hawaii, it’s been an order of magnitude higher than that even in Ontario when we’re at our worst,” Pakes explained in a telephone interview on Thursday.

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