On July 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm EDT, the Royal Society of Canada is hosting a webinar on Lessons from Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the path forward: Launch of a Series in The BMJ.
COVID-19 led directly to 52,750 deaths in Canada with more than 4.6 million reported cases as of June 2023. This death rate of 1.309 per million exceeds the global average of 855 per million. What did we learn from this experience and how do we prepare for future health and public health crises?
On July 25, 2023, The BMJ is publishing a series of articles, modelled after its recent UK COVID Inquiry Series, on accountability for Canada’s COVID-19 response that critically analyse topics such as data sharing and access, research use and misuse, jurisdictional coordination, vaccine deployment including global vaccine equity, and the impact of the pandemic on those in long-term care homes and other vulnerable groups. Crosscutting all of these themes is how the pandemic shone the light on health inequities – which were further exacerbated by the pandemic and the response to it.
This webinar, hosted by the Royal Society of Canada, will include authors of these articles and the discussion will focus on what worked and what didn’t work in Canada’s COVID-19 response, what a national inquiry should address, and the path for future pandemic response.
All articles in The BMJ’s Canada COVID-19 Series will be freely available on July 25, 2023 at www.bmj.com.
Jocalyn Clark MSc PhD FRCPE FCAHS, The BMJ
Adam R Houston BSc, JD, MA, LLM, PhD
Sharmistha Mishra MD MSc PhD FRCPC
Sharon E. Straus, CM MD MSc FRCPC FRSC
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