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Thursday, 30 April 2020

COVID-19 Canada - Whither Ontario?

Data: CTV News

Ontario's trajectory has regressed rather badly.
Deaths lag new infections by 2 to 3 weeks but in the absence of effective testing, deaths and ICU occupancy make the most reliable metrics.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Monday, 27 April 2020

Long-Term Care Homes Were Short-Staffed Before Coronavirus

There is so much more to improving quality than increasing inspections - and inspections need to focus on what really matters: management responsibility. In the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties of the last century W. Edwards Deming was teaching auto manufacturers that you cannot inspect in quality, it has to be built in. Catching defects at inspection is too late. The Japanese listened and their auto industry overtook the American industry in quality, sales and profits - in that order. Quality drove sales which in turn drove profits.

Nathan Denette/Canadian Press

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

A Glimmer of Hope for Canada

Given that deaths lag new infections by almost 3 weeks I am actually starting to feel a solid glimmer of hope that Canada is starting to turn the corner, although Quebec is far from out of the woods still.

The gray plot indicates how many days it took to double the total number of deaths. It is currently around 6 or 7 days to double total number of deaths; up from 3 and 4.

Using data provided by CTV News: as at Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:19PM EDT