Quoted from vireland:
US number of fatalities is large and the government response completely and utterly negligent, but the deaths per 100k population are barely in the top 10. Belgium is top, followed by Spain and Italy, with the UK suddenly coming on strong. All of those have 2-3x as many deaths per 100k as the US does.
Yep. Could we have done better? Probably. But for anyone to call what’s happened in this country negligent or anything else is insane. This is pretty much new territory for the modern world. No one is escaping unscathed.
And if Canada is really going to let its citizens serve as lab rats for a rushed Chinese vaccine, that’s insane. (And by the way, US citizens usually go to Canada for cheaper elective procedures, with hospitals using them to raise cash, and Canadians usually come to the US for time sensitive life-saving procedures and testing. And I used to live in Montreal)