World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 18 Mar, 2021 01:00 am

Canada’s ruling elite paving way for third, even deadlier wave of COVID-19

Despite the new variants being more contagious, governments across the country have relaxed the limited measures deployed at the peak of the second wave, allowing the virus to circulate freely in the population.

As is the case in many countries, new variants of the coronavirus are rapidly spreading in Canada.It needs to be emphasized that only a fraction of the more than 130,000 COVID-19 cases identified nationwide over the past 6 weeks have been tested for the new variants.The province’s COVID-19 Science Table projects that daily cases will reach 5,800 in early April, driven by the new variants.We have the pandemic with the old variants, old-fashioned and slow on the control, and then unfortunately we have the new variants.

Despite the new variants being known to be more contagious and, in all likelihood, more lethal, governments across the country have rolled back the limited measures deployed at the peak of the second wave in late December and early January, thus allowing the virus to circulate freely in the population.Drouin said they are serving as a crucial link in the spread of the new variants.

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