What Quebec’s COVID-19 experiment can teach us about the second wave

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A Summary of “What Quebec’s COVID-19 experiment can teach us about the second wave


The article’s title is What Quebec’s COVID-19 experiment can teach us about the second wave. The report publication was on the 20th of November 2020, and the author is Eric Andrew-Gee and published by the Globe and Mail in Canada. The author talks about the province’s effective strategies to control the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. He continues on It has experienced a decline in new infections after new strict rules on socialization and public gatherings came into force in October. The article has graphical representation to explain visually further the information and confirms the rate of new infections has virtually flattened.

The province which had suffered in the previous months could now be a model for the rest of the country.  Eric delves into data and its interpretation to give out a refreshing outlook of Quebec’s current state and the lessons drawn from their handling of the pandemic’s second wave. He speaks of Quebec’s government’s confidence in the measures undertaken and hints at extending current efforts into Christmas despite the province having the virus under control. Once the sick man of Canada, Quebec is now the model to be followed in control of the pandemic.

Critique of the Article

The author is a credible source of information. He works for the Globe and Mail, a credible newspaper in Canada as a Staff Reporter in Toronto, Canada. The purpose of writing the article is to inform the nation on Covid infections in Quebec and how the changes instituted led to the curve flattening in the region.  The author is cognizant of the success of the measures undertaken and its ramifications for the country and the world. The report readership caters to ordinary people and decision-makers who can quantify the progress made and apply the mechanism s to their different provinces. The lessons learned are valuable in tackling the second wave, which the country is currently battling.

The author achieves his purpose by quantifying his data graphically and informing his readers of Quebec’s progress. Its progress in containing a second wave due to strict movement restrictions is the main point brought across by the author. The information provided is factually correct based on publicly available data on Quebec’s coronal virus epidemic and Canada’s rest. The article is well written. It uses facts and figures to inform its audiences; for example, it states that cases have plateaued to about 1000 per day (Schmitz etal, 2020). The use of historical data and trends adds credence to the information given. It is a reliable source of information.


The author is concise and clear, and the article flows from beginning to end. The data is interpreted in ways that it is easily understood. Overall it is excellently written and informs adequately.

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