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Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 3:41pm



 westslope wrote:
From the NYT The Morning email send out:

Where the virus is less bad

With coronavirus cases surging across most of Europe and the Americas, it can be easy to give into nihilism and wonder whether there is any good way for a country to fight the virus.

But the scale of the recent outbreaks really is different, depending on the country. Two countries are worth some attention: Canada and Germany.

By The New York Times | Sources: Johns Hopkins University, World Bank
Neither Germany nor Canada has escaped the fall wave of the virus, as you can see. But they are also both doing a lot less bad than their neighbors. How?

For one thing, both countries have done a better job of avoiding wishful thinking than either the Trump administration or some European governments.

Germany announced yesterday that it would close restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and more for several weeks. “We must act, and act now, to prevent a national health crisis,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Compare that with the U.S., where the rate of confirmed new cases has been higher than Germany’s current rate for almost all of the past five months — yet almost nobody is talking about closing restaurants.

Yesterday’s move isn’t the first aggressive one from Germany. It was also far ahead of the U.S. in developing widely available tests this spring and offers them to residents free.

But Canada may be an even better example, given that its current rate of new cases is well below Germany’s. Consider this map:

By The New York Times | Sources: State and local health agencies and hospitals, United States Census Bureau, Statistics Canada
Some of Canada’s success is probably cultural and would have been hard to replicate in the U.S., as Ian Austen, a Canadian who has covered the country for The Times for more than a decade, told me. “There is generally a lot of deference to authority in Canada,” Ian said.

But specific actions have also mattered. Unlike in the U.S., conservative politicians in Canada are not doubting the wisdom of mask-wearing, Ian said. This spring, Doug Ford, the conservative premier of Ontario, described people protesting social-distancing measures as “a bunch of yahoos.” 

And some top public-health officials in Canadian provinces have become semi-celebrities, as they have repeatedly urged social distancing, mask-wearing and other forms of caution. Imagine versions of Anthony Fauci, but ones who are praised across the political spectrum, rather than being called “a disaster,” as President Trump did with Fauci.

Among the most successful Canadian regions have been the four small provinces along the Atlantic Ocean, all of which have almost extinguished the virus. They have done so by largely closing their borders — a strategy that has also worked in several other countries, including Australia, Ghana, Taiwan and Vietnam, despite skepticism from some political liberals around the world.

The four Canadian provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the combined Newfoundland and Labrador — were successful enough this spring that they were able to form a joint “bubble” this summer. Residents can travel among the four, even as they remain closed to the outside.

“We don’t have any cases here,” Sharon Stewart, a restaurant owner in Pictou, Nova Scotia, recently told The Globe and Mail, “and we want to keep it that way.”


 

You can take the same actions early or you can take them late. Early means fewer cases, fewer deaths, and a faster return to quasi-normal.
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Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 6:36am

From the NYT The Morning email send out:

Where the virus is less bad

With coronavirus cases surging across most of Europe and the Americas, it can be easy to give into nihilism and wonder whether there is any good way for a country to fight the virus.

But the scale of the recent outbreaks really is different, depending on the country. Two countries are worth some attention: Canada and Germany.

By The New York Times | Sources: Johns Hopkins University, World Bank

Neither Germany nor Canada has escaped the fall wave of the virus, as you can see. But they are also both doing a lot less bad than their neighbors. How?

For one thing, both countries have done a better job of avoiding wishful thinking than either the Trump administration or some European governments.

Germany announced yesterday that it would close restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and more for several weeks. “We must act, and act now, to prevent a national health crisis,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Compare that with the U.S., where the rate of confirmed new cases has been higher than Germany’s current rate for almost all of the past five months — yet almost nobody is talking about closing restaurants.

Yesterday’s move isn’t the first aggressive one from Germany. It was also far ahead of the U.S. in developing widely available tests this spring and offers them to residents free.

But Canada may be an even better example, given that its current rate of new cases is well below Germany’s. Consider this map:

By The New York Times | Sources: State and local health agencies and hospitals, United States Census Bureau, Statistics Canada

Some of Canada’s success is probably cultural and would have been hard to replicate in the U.S., as Ian Austen, a Canadian who has covered the country for The Times for more than a decade, told me. “There is generally a lot of deference to authority in Canada,” Ian said.

But specific actions have also mattered. Unlike in the U.S., conservative politicians in Canada are not doubting the wisdom of mask-wearing, Ian said. This spring, Doug Ford, the conservative premier of Ontario, described people protesting social-distancing measures as “a bunch of yahoos.” 

And some top public-health officials in Canadian provinces have become semi-celebrities, as they have repeatedly urged social distancing, mask-wearing and other forms of caution. Imagine versions of Anthony Fauci, but ones who are praised across the political spectrum, rather than being called “a disaster,” as President Trump did with Fauci.

Among the most successful Canadian regions have been the four small provinces along the Atlantic Ocean, all of which have almost extinguished the virus. They have done so by largely closing their borders — a strategy that has also worked in several other countries, including Australia, Ghana, Taiwan and Vietnam, despite skepticism from some political liberals around the world.

The four Canadian provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the combined Newfoundland and Labrador — were successful enough this spring that they were able to form a joint “bubble” this summer. Residents can travel among the four, even as they remain closed to the outside.

“We don’t have any cases here,” Sharon Stewart, a restaurant owner in Pictou, Nova Scotia, recently told The Globe and Mail, “and we want to keep it that way.”


westslope

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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 5:01pm



 haresfur wrote:

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How's that renegotiated free trade agreement working out?
 

OK I guess.  The NAFTA II  agreement is not much different from what preceded it.  

Hard to worry about that with the gut punch the pandemic has delivered the global economy.     Thankfully we have President Trump and his Republican supporters to thank for delaying economic recovery as long as possible.   
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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 4:55pm



 westslope wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 
"Blueberries are B.C.’s third-largest export and close to 95 per cent of them are sold in the U.S."

Yes, blueberry farmers in the lower Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver could be hammered.  

 
Send them here! Bloody expensive in my supermarket.

How's that renegotiated free trade agreement working out?
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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 3:33pm



 R_P wrote:
 
"Blueberries are B.C.’s third-largest export and close to 95 per cent of them are sold in the U.S."

Yes, blueberry farmers in the lower Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver could be hammered.  

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Posted: Oct 7, 2020 - 11:43am

Blueberries could be next in line for U.S. tariffs

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Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 2:10pm

Good one kurtster!    

There is some significant support for Trump in Canada.  In particular in Alberta.  Which concerns me because these poll results will play into the hands of folks who like to stoke Canada's own 'culture wars'.  



How much do Canadians dislike Donald Trump? A lot.

A new 338Canada/Léger poll shows that from coast to coast Canadians overwhelmingly support Biden over Trump. The only exception is among Conservatives.

By Philippe J. Fournier
October 1, 2020
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Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:48am

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Posted: Oct 3, 2020 - 11:51am

Trudeau mobilizes troops to border in response to Rick Moranis attack



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Posted: Sep 25, 2020 - 12:03pm

How right-wing extremists, libertarians and evangelicals built Quebec's movement against COVID-19 restrictions
Social Sharing


Please note the American influence. 
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Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 7:37pm

Outcry as super-rich Trump donor given permission to avoid Canada quarantine
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Posted: Jul 11, 2020 - 1:10pm

Canadians can now opt out of Clearview AI facial recognition, with a catch
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Posted: Jul 3, 2020 - 3:38pm



 R_P wrote:
 
Jagmeet Singh is probably a very comfortable anti-native racist (perhaps like most recent immigrants from the Punjab?).  That and he heads the New Democratic Populist party.....

Unfortunately, the Trump approach to policy is very popular with trendy populist lefties in Canada.    

Jagmeet TRUMP Singh  — I like it!

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Posted: Jul 3, 2020 - 2:27pm

The Manitoba Canadian Forces reservist who was arrested following an armed break-in on the grounds of Rideau Hall appears to have posted on social media about the “Q” conspiracy movement and its theories about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 11:20am

Tsk, tsk. Decorum, Mr. Singh!
Why Jagmeet Singh was ordered out of the House for calling a Bloc MP racist, and what happens next
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Posted: Jun 17, 2020 - 4:30pm

Warning: use of the word "moistly" and autotune.


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Posted: Jun 2, 2020 - 3:01pm

Magnificent!

Trudeau says Canadians watching U.S. events in 'horror,' avoids naming Trump after long pause


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Posted: May 7, 2020 - 12:51pm


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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 2:50am



 sirdroseph wrote:


 haresfur wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

I was surprised they hadn't already. Actually I'm in agreement with the 2A types that there is little significant difference from other semi-automatic rifles. They all should be banned. If you can't take down an elk with your bolt action, you shouldn't take the shot.
 

I appreciate that you at least make a fact based argument and I agree with part of this, but when you say they all should be banned are you talking about semi auto rifles or all guns period?
  I actually have no issue with banning semi auto rifles if that makes people feel better.   I think it is silly and pure emotion based law, but when you start saying all guns or even including hand guns, we're gonna have a problem.
 

I was referring to semi-automatic rifles.  And you can probably guess I'm in favour of strong controls on other weapons. Hand guns? I guess we have a problem 
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