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Access to New Medicines: What Should Ottawa Learn from COVID-19?   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has been and continues to be a stress test for our health system and everything in, around, and over Canada's leadership. This pandemic crisis is spotlighting significant concerns about Canada's health system that for too long have been overlooked or known but no politician or government official has dealt with them. The current focus of governments, including Canada's, is naturally dealing with the pandemic response and recovery after what can only be described as a slow and poorly coordinated start. This seemed to stem from a lack of preparedness, despite Canada having endured the SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] epidemic in 2003 and H1N1 epidemic in 2009, and poor information systems that do not provide sufficient and timely data about the extent of the spread of the virus, leaving Canadians vulnerable to further waves of infection (Tasker 2020)."

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2020-06
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Macdonald-Laurier Institute
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