Public health officials warn of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and suggest that Canada’s fourth wave will be different. The dominant that drives it is Delta. According to the experts, its spread will be very different than previous waves. Dr. Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, commented on the matter on Friday.
She focused on the upward trend in cases across Canada. Tam told reporters at a press conference that the public health agency of Canada suggests the country is at the start of a Delta-driven fourth wave.
Tam stated that if the vaccination rate does not increase in younger populations, cases could exceed healthcare system capacities in some communities.
A new CFC report and study showed that the Delta variant could be as contagious as chickenpox. The study also highlighted outbreaks even among those who have received vaccinations.
Dr. Gerald Evans, chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Queen’s University, Canada’s fourth wave will be different from its previous ones. “If we have the fourth wave, it’s going to look very, very different than the previous waves,” said Evans. He doesn’t believe the fourth wave would be like the previous ones. The reason for it is Canada’s vaccination rates are among the highest in the world.
He believes the rise in cases will be in unvaccinated communities. 97% of the new cases are among those who did not get the vaccination.
On Sunday, Canada added 218 cases. Officials have also reported two deaths, making the country’s death toll 26,600. The total infection count is 1,431,219, and 1.39 million people have recovered. As Evans explains, the CDC’s study suggests evidence of the effectiveness of vaccines. To summarise, Evans suggested that only 569 cases during high volume events were a good indicator of the latter.