Why doesn’t Health Canada tell us why it’s hesitating

Why is Health Canada hesitating in approving the AstraZeneca vaccine?

It’s certainly the right step to make sure this vaccine is safe.

And if HC is simply waiting for more data about effectiveness, a simple press release would be enough to let us know why we’re still waiting for approval for this vaccine months after it was sought by the company.

However, at a time when we need as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, surely it would be helpful to let Canadians know – it would lower some anxiety at least – why a vaccine that has been approved in other countries (it’s the work-horse vaccine in the UK, for example) cannot as yet be rolled out for Canadians, too.

Why are all government departments everywhere always so reluctant to release their deliberations?