It’s now been 2-3 weeks since both my husband and myself have received our first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Phew! Now waiting for the second dose which unfortunately will only be given to us in July.
Yes, we all know the recommended interval should be 3 weeks and not 4 months. But this is what was decided here in Quebec, Canada and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Still I’m happy more and more people are getting vaccinated despite there still being many who oppose vaccination for various reasons. Ignorance is the main reason.
In Quebec, Canada, we’re being subjected to ever increasing restrictions and they are based on daily data that’s interpreted in a flawed manner. The government has reacted to results showing 1000+ positive cases daily by imposing even stricter rules. But at the same time there are more and more tests being administered daily. A lot more.
The wrong metrics are being reported. The percentage of positive cases vs the total number of tests on a given day rather than the total positive results would be much more meaningful.
Right now that’s 3-4% positive and it’s been that for the last couple of weeks at least.
Never mind how many positive cases are reported.
Produce the graphs using the calculated percentages and you’ll see not only a clearer picture, but one that is actually correct.
Maybe then we can have our normal lives back.