#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 3 March Update

The latest charts, compiled 3 March (not international vaccination data is latest available).

Vaccinations: The gap between all G7 countries save Japan continues to grow, all European countries slightly ahead of Canada.

Trendline charts

Infections per million: The overall trend of a flattening curve is seen in G7 countries and most provinces save for the Prairies and British Columbia.

Deaths per million: Most Canadian provinces continue to flatten the curve, Quebec most dramatically. Overall G7 death rate at point of surpassing Quebec.

Vaccinations per million: Gap between G7 and Canada, driven not only by the UK and USA, remains largely unchanged.

Weekly

Infections per million: No relative change.

Deaths per million: California ahead of Sweden and Quebec, Sweden ahead of Quebec 

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 24 February Update

The latest charts, compiled 24 February.

Vaccinations: The gap between all G7 countries save Japan continues to grow with the effect of increased deliveries to Canada not yet apparent.

Trendline charts

Infections per million: The overall trend of a flattening curve is seen in G7 countries and most provinces save for the Prairies and British Columbia.

Deaths per million: Most Canadian provinces continue to flatten the curve, Quebec most dramatically. Overall G7 death rate will likely surpass Quebec.

Vaccinations per million: Gap between G7 and Canada, driven not only by the UK and USA, remains largely unchanged.

Weekly

Infections per million: No relative change.

Deaths per million: California ahead of Sweden and Quebec, Sweden ahead of Quebec 

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 17 February Update

The latest charts, compiled 17 February.

Vaccinations: The gap between all G7 countries save Japan continues to grow given the pause in deliveries to Canada, with the notable exception of the Canadian North.

Trendline charts

Infections per million: Alberta continues to be controlling the virus better than Quebec with an overall flattening of growth.

Deaths per million: While Canadian provinces are starting to flatten the curve, G7 has yet to see a flattening.

Vaccinations per million: Gap between G7 and Canada, driven not only by the UK and USA, continues to widen.

Weekly

Infections per million: No relative change.

Deaths per million: Quebec ahead of France, Japan ahead of Pakistan.

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 10 February Update

The latest charts, compiled 10 February.

Vaccinations: The gap between the leading G7 countries (UK, USA) and other EU countries continues to grow given the pause in deliveries to Canada, with the notable exception of the Canadian North and the Prairies behind slightly ahead of France.

Trendline charts

Infections per million: Alberta continues to be controlling the virus better than Quebec.

Deaths per million: G7 continues to close in on Quebec, Prairies continue to have similar rates to Ontario with Alberta death rates tapering off compared to Ontario and Prairies.

Vaccinations per million: Gap between G7 and Canada, driven by UK and USA, continues to widen. While not on the chart, Canadian North (NWT, Yukon and Nunavut) have the highest vaccination rates overall.

Weekly

Infections per million: Prairies move ahead of Canada total

Deaths per million: France marginally ahead of Sweden.

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 3 February Update

The latest charts, compiled 3 February.

Vaccinations: The gap between the leading G7 countries (UK, USA) and other EU countries continues to grow given the pause in deliveries to Canada, with the exception of France and Sweden.

Trendline charts

Infections per million: Alberta appears too be controlling the virus better than Quebec.

Deaths per million: G7 continues to close in on Quebec, Prairies continue to have similar rates to Ontario.

Vaccinations per million: Gap between G7 and Canada, driven by UK and USA, continues to widen.

Weekly

Infections per million: No change in relative ranking from last week.

Deaths per million: Atlantic Canada now ahead of Australia.

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 27 January Update

The latest charts, compiled 27 January.

Vaccinations: The gap between the leading G7 countries (UK, USA) and Canada is growing but Canadian provinces still appear to be in the middle of the pack compared to other G7 countries (Japan has not started vaccination). Vaccination rates are the highest, reflecting the small population. We should start to see the impact of the pause in Pfizer deliveries in next week’s update.

Trendline charts

Infections: Alberta no longer closing in on Quebec

Deaths per million: G7 closing in on Quebec

Vaccinations

Weekly

Infections per million: No change in relative ranking from last week.

Deaths per million: UK ahead of Italy, Japan ahead of Australia and Atlantic Canada.

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 20 January Update, including vaccinations

The latest charts, compiled 20 January.

Vaccinations: Canada appears to be in the middle of the pack compared to G7 countries save for the UK and USA. Vaccination rates in the Canadian North are relatively high. The change in the Pfizer delivery schedule will be felt in the coming weeks, likely affecting our relative ranking.

Trendline charts:

Infections per million: Alberta no longer appears to be overtaking Quebec but Ontario appears to be approaching Prairie rates.

Deaths per million: Prairies continue to be slightly higher than Ontario with Alberta slightly behind Ontario.

Minor week to week changes:

Infections per million: UK ahead of Sweden

Deaths per million: No change

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 13 January Update, including vaccinations

As vaccination data is becoming available, I have started to compile this data (number of vaccinations administered) by province and my standard list of countries. Some countries have yet to publish vaccination data. While Canada is far behind the UK and USA, it is ahead of China and France:

The standard charts can be found below.

Minor week to week changes:

Infections per million: California ahead of USA, Ontario ahead of Canada less Quebec, Japan ahead of Pakistan, Atlantic Canada ahead of Australia 

Deaths per million: Alberta moved ahead of Canada less Quebec

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 6 January Update

The standard charts can be found below.

There has understandably been a “feeding frenzy” regarding federal and provincial parliamentarians who have disregarded public health and their own government’s advice to forego travel, domestic or international, during the holidays.

In some cases, this has been to visit elderly family members (e.g., Sameer Zuberi and Kamal Khera of the Liberals, Niki Ashton of the NDP), in others for holidays (the various Alberta MLAs and Premier Kenney’s Chief of Staff, Quebec MNA Pierre Arcand) along with others.

Responsibility and accountability has been mixed. The federal NDP handled Ashton’s case the best, removing her quickly from her critic responsibilities, setting the tone for the federal liberals to follow sui. Ontario Premier Ford initially botched it being aware of his former finance minister Rod Phillips vacationing in St Barts but recovering quickly by accepting (insisting?) on his resignation. In rare tone deafness, Alberta Premier Kenney initial response not to sanction minister Allard, his Chief of Staff Huckabay and a number of MLAs, for travel during the holidays, that prompted outrage on all sides of the political spectrum and led to belated resignations and discipline.

Highly ironic given Kenney and the UCP reliance of “personal responsibility” and “good judgement” to reduce COVID risks when so many in the government have demonstrated neither.

Some good examples of Alberta commentary:

Rick Bell: Premier Kenney, it’s time to face the music

Don Braid: Kenney fires and demotes to spike scandal, but Albertans will decide if they forgive

And the contrary arguments from C2C’s editor George Koch:

In Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney first avoided meting out Ford-style punishment upon Allard and her fellow travellers. When the news broke, Kenney himself shouldered much of the blame and said he would provide new and crystal-clear “guidelines” covering ministers, MLAs and senior bureaucrats. The opposition, however, gleefully called for Allard’s headwhile the media republished tweets demanding Kenney’s own resignation. It has become fashionable to criticize nearly anything Kenney says or does; his handling of the pandemic is, according to one poll, approved of by just 30 percent of Albertans.

Personally, I found the Alberta premier’s initial response not only courageous but admirable and honourable. Unlike Ford and innumerable politicians, corporate leaders and heads of other organizations in countless analogous situations, Kenney declined to throw Allard under the bus. This is not the first time Kenney has gone to the mat for a subordinate, at considerable short-term political cost to himself. Who would you rather work for? Further, someone who clearly cares about the people who work for him might, just might, also be sincere in his concern for small businesspeople and voters at large.

Sadly, however, Kenney ultimately could not resist the stinking red tide of public opinion; on Monday, he accepted Allard’s resignation from cabinet, as well as that of his chief of staff, who had travelled to the UK, and demoted the other MLAs.

Source: https://c2cjournal.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e8efce716429c34122979e2de&id=cb2f1e50a3&e=4174a59277

Minor week to week changes:

Infections per million: Sweden moves ahead of UK which in turn moves ahead of France, Canada total ahead of Prairies

Deaths per million: Germany moves ahead of Canada

And the standard weekly charts and table.

#COVID-19: Comparing provinces with other countries 30 December Update, including cumulative data

Will now provide the trend line and weekly data to provide a more complete picture. As the charts are self-explanatory (advise me if not), will continue to keep narrative to a minimum.

Alberta’s infection rate maintains its overall convergence with Quebec whereas the death rate of the Prairie provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan) have converged with Ontario’s.

The other related news, despite all the warnings and advice from political leaders, the Ontario finance minister was caught “off message” with a trip to the exclusive Caribbean of St Barts. Not the only one, Quebec MNA Pierre Arcand went to Barbados. Not to forget federal health minister Patty Hajdu’s repeated trips home to her riding during the first wave.

One expects better.

Lastly, may I wish you a happier new year.

Weekly updates below. Minor changes only:

Infections per million: UK moves ahead of Italy

Deaths per million: Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan) moves ahead of Ontario

And the standard weekly charts and table.