Public health officials unable to provide data to justify quarantine facilities

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A group of officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada were unable to provide any data to suggest that the government’s plan to force travelers to quarantine in hotels will fight the spread of coronavirus. Testifying before the House of Commons health committee, officials were stumped by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner’s request for them to justify forcing travellers to stay in government-designated isolation centres. “What data was used to determine that hotel quarantines are a better option for stopping the spread of variants than the Calgary border pilot program, which employs rapid, on-arrival testing?” Rempel Garner asked.