Legault concedes Quebec’s pandemic projection information is old-fashioned


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He stated different premiers are in the identical boat.

“I feel all of us have the identical drawback. What’s occurring since a couple of month in the past is we see a really massive improve within the variety of new instances, however nearly no improve in hospitalizations and deaths.

“Is that this solely as a result of now we have younger individuals contaminated? What’s the actual cause? What’s the development that’s forecast for the subsequent months?

“Are there different explanations? Is the virus not as robust? For the second, public well being doesn’t have these solutions.

“I’m additionally asking public well being (the identical questions). For the second there may be not sufficient info to grasp effectively the place we’re going.

“They’re finding out the rationale why now we have these modifications. I hope to have these projections as quickly as doable.”

Legault was responding to opposition beefs concerning the lack of transparency on the a part of the federal government. Liberal well being critic Marie Montpetit held a information convention demanding the federal government produce recent projections, as was the case within the first wave of the pandemic within the spring.

“They need to be clear and inform us what’s occurring exactly,” Montpetit stated.

The opposition can be livid that particulars on what’s going to occur if areas slip into the orange or crimson alert zone have been in some way leaked to non-partisan public coverage analyst Patrick Déry, who quickly posted them on Twitter.