Pandemic: a case for social cohesion

What failure looks like

How poorly has Europe and North America done?

Let’s go deeper in the numbers to understand how poorly we’ve done.

Europe and North America is quickly marching towards exceeding a million deaths

But hasn’t Canada done well, Zee?

The Canadian system is complicated since healthcare is a provincial responsibility. The federal government has done a reasonably good job financing the lockdowns, but it could have done so much more. The Atlantic provinces have done a wonderful job shutting down to kill the virus. The rest of us only tried to flatten the curve and bet on hopes and dreams to handle the second wave.

Success story in Europe: Slovakia

For reasons beyond my feeble understanding, we are using slow and expensive PCR tests that are very accurate. Accuracy helps in the medical setting, but not when you need to quickly test the entire population.



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