Vaccine hesitancy and side effects in The Chat Board Posted May 2 On 4/30/2021 at 9:28 AM, wathe said: Yes and no. We didn't have a New York-like first wave here, so Canadian data will change. I think younger people actually are worse off because of the sheer volumes of them. We are overwhelmed with younger people, and going to have to triage/ration care among younger people. Young and otherwise healthy people who would have previously have been chosen for the bed in a triage situation will now be competing with similarly "young and healthy" others. The variants are certainly more contagious, and hence at the very least they indirectly more deadly - they've pushed us into an overwhelm situation. Have age demographics changed that much? I thought Canada was still heavier on the older end of the population scale.