Our World in Data will give you a graph; I think that link takes you to the current version of:
Oddly enough, Blogger can't cope with SVG, so pardon the grainy PNG. (Opening in a new tab may help; the original image is large, and might get better scaling that way.)
It's a log graph; those horizontal dashed lines are an order of magnitude apart. We've got four groups; from the bottom, prompt extirpation, eventual extirpation, cost minimization with effective public health mechanisms, and cost minimizations without effective public health mechanisms.
I think it's an absolute no-brainer that trying for cost minimization was and is a mistake. I think it's painfully obvious that the good people of Canada have no possibility of getting any approximation of good government -- in this context, definitionally one attempting to extirpate the disease, rather than trying to minimize the cost of the disease to select segments of society -- and we haven't got effective public health mechanisms with respect to the pandemic, because various provincial governments just flatly refuse to even consider funding them.
And now we're looking at an act of public optimism in Canada -- that delaying second doses of vaccines will provide effective long-term protection, because surely the first dose protective effect will have some sort of linear decay -- rather than, you know, doing what we know works to extirpate the disease, because the rot runs deep and literally no one in a position of power is capable of picking an objective that's not measured in money. The countries in the extirpation groups did it without a vaccine; a vaccine is extremely helpful, especially for health care workers, but you don't actually require one.
You do need a competent civil power; the official ideology looks completely irrelevant. (Westminster democracy, ultra-capitalist constitutional republic, authoritarian communists, constitutional republic, constitutional republic, authoritarian communists, and the range of per-capita GDP is broad.)
Figuring out how to stop being a failed petrostate isn't going to be cheap. Figuring out how to decarbonise and keep feeding everybody is going to be hard, never mind "not cheap". COVID is pretty much easy mode compared to either of those, and what claims to be good government has entirely failed; it's failed so hard it shows no sign of noticing it's failed, or that success was an option.
It leaves me fearful and sad. We're going to have to do so much better than this.