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Sweden and Ontario

ICU covid patients: Last winter it was a neck and neck race...

Ontario has almost 15 million people and Sweden had just over 10 million. Easy to compare. Both places are in the north. Both are sparsely inhabited in their northern regions. Both have urban concentrations in their south. Both have welcomed immigrants and both rely on those immigrants to do a lot of the lower-paid jobs....

...but since April 7 -- as the numbers of seriously ill covid patients were still rising, then dropped in both places, and then began to be more or less level -- Ontario has been consistently higher than Sweden in the numbers of ICU patients per 100,000 population. That's despite Ontario's long lockdown and slow opening, versus much more freedom in Sweden.

Dec.16: that difference may be about to change.

Snapshot, October 7, 2021

Sweden vs. Ontario, to Dec.16, 2021

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Canada: $74 per test (estimate). source


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