COVID-19 living evidence profile #5: What went well and what could have gone better in the COVID-19 response in other countries, as well as what will need to go well in future given any available foresight work being conducted?

With increasing numbers of citizens getting vaccinated in countries around the world, now is the time to examine the response to the COVID19 pandemic in select countries while it is still fresh in the minds of policymakers and stakeholders. Answers to questions about what was done well and what could have been better in other countries are necessary to allow us to learn from both the missteps and the successes in the COVID-19 responses that were implemented during the pandemic. This reflexive lens will help to ensure that Canada and other countries are well positioned for future waves of the pandemic, for any future pandemics, and for future public-health challenges that share characteristics with this one.