New Brunswick ‘sees no need’ to release COVID-19 modelling, despite predicted surge – CBC

Lack of public data is creating a ‘false sense of security,’ warns behavioural scientist

Oct 14, 2022

The New Brunswick government refuses to release its latest COVID-19 projections.

But one immunologist predicts “a bigger surge than we’ve ever seen.”

And a behavioural scientist warns the lack of public data is creating “a false sense of security.”

Department of Health officials have repeatedly said in recent months they anticipate an increase in “COVID activity” later this fall and into the winter.

But when asked what the province’s modelling shows for deaths, hospitalizations and cases, Dr. Yves Léger, the province’s acting chief medical officer of health, replied, “We don’t have specific modelling based on that.”

“At this point in time, you know, I think the important message really is that we expect to see increases, and that’s what people need to plan for.

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