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A look at why Atlantic Canada excels at slowing the spread of COVID-19

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Nova Scotia called in the military this week, having reported just 96 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.That number may seem small compared to just about anywhere in the rest of the country.

But it was a one-day record high for the province of 980,000 residents.And few Nova Scotians were surprised when a strict, two-week lockdown was declared, prompting the closure of schools, malls, gyms, bars, restaurants and most retail stores.

COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU admissions growing for younger Canadians amid 3rd wave “In the Atlantic region, we have largely gone with a COVID-Zero approach,” says Susan Kirkland, head of the department of community health and epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. “Other provinces in Canada … no.

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