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Why Canada's response to COVID-19 is so different from that of the U.S.

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by DamianWarS, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:57 PM.

  1. DamianWarS

    DamianWarS Follower of Isa Al Masih Supporter

    "Why is our response different? It may be a case of identity. Americans celebrate independence, individualism, personal liberty. Many distrust government, resent politicians, court conspiracy and dismiss science. This wasn’t always so – the New Deal and the Great Society expanded the state – but it is now.

    "Canadians accept big government, which is how we built the social welfare state. Two-thirds of us voted for progressives last year. We defer to authority.

    Cohen: Why Canada's response to COVID-19 is so different from that of the U.S.

    US is the new leader with 17,000+ new cases yesterday it's time the game plan changes. Forget about the politics (they'll be there when this is over) work together to get rid of this thing.

    EDIT: please do not praise my post, popularity, or "us" and "them" mentality will not slow this down. Let's encourage our American friends in this time of struggle.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020 at 10:12 PM
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  2. Strathos

    Strathos No one important

    Far easier said than done, I'm afraid.
  3. DamianWarS

    DamianWarS Follower of Isa Al Masih Supporter

    Even still, necessary.
  4. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

    United States
    I don’t see how Cohen’s assertions are valid.
  5. loveofourlord

    loveofourlord Newbie

    well his mistake is...up here in Canada you still see a lot of idiots, we had our own spring breakers doing stupid things too, to the point where trudeu and the police were talking about fines and charges for those breaking social distancing.
  6. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

    United States
    Sadly, true. I agree with the article, as an American, which is one reason I was thinking we would fare worse than other countries in numbers when this started hitting.