Julian658 wrote:What is Canada doing that the USA is not doing? Be specific please.
Government leadership is evident, at all levels.
Quick responses to medical needs. Provinces not struggling with each other to bid for medical supplies, like ventilators. (i.e. UHC showing its superior response to the pandemic)
Quick response to economic needs of people who are being put out of work, by federal government arranging for economic aid for those who need it.
Political parties putting aside differences for a common struggle.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced support to quickly mobilize Canadian researchers and life sciences companies to support large-scale efforts towards countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments.
The Government of Canada called on Canadian businesses and manufacturers to help deliver critical health supplies. Since then, the government has spoken directly with almost 3,000 Canadian companies that have offered their expertise and capacity to meet the country’s need for personal protective equipment and critical health supplies.Canada Shows How Easy Virus Testing Can Be
Canadians’ well-funded system and careful planning has contained the coronavirus for now.“To my understanding, original FDA policy was not allowing local high-complexity labs to do testing until very recently,” said Andrea Prinzi, a clinical microbiologist. “Everything was being sent to CDC if testing was done.”When COVID-19 hit this winter, the NML began accepting tests from labs across the country—which comes with a built-in lag time, as samples need to be sent by mail or courier. By mid-February, though, British Columbia and Ontario, which saw the entirety of the early cases, scaled up their own labs to both test patients locally and validate their own results. More recently, Quebec and Alberta have joined them.
“In Ontario, confirmation of positives by NML was dropped a few weeks ago,” said Krista Urchenko, a medical laboratory technologist in Ontario.
The Winnipeg lab continued to support other testing efforts. When an airplane landed from Japan, carrying passengers who had recently been on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the NML set up a mobile lab onsite to monitor anyone experiencing symptoms.
Contrast that with the United States: Up until the final days of February, as dozens of cases cropped up across the country, all tests ran directly through the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Julian658 wrote:Between 12,000 and 60,000 people have died annually with Influenza since 2012.
That infects a far greater number of people and doesn't hospitalize nearly as many as COVID. EVERY medical professional is not comparing this to the flu. Only the ignorant do that.
38 million Americans get the flu every year. Do the math if Covid infects that many people. DO. THE. MATH.
38,000,000 x 4.4% deathrate( as it currently stands) = 1.672 MILLION deaths. It's not the flu!!
Let not forget the people who are STILL getting the flu or other diseases and who won't get treated properly because the hospitals are over-crowded.
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