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Canada is in the middle once again

To the Editor,

When this COVID thing first hit Canada, no one knew exactly what to do, and I mean no one.

Donald Trump claimed there were only 12 or 14 cases in the U.S., and half of them were cured. As of a few days ago, 530,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and at least 1,000 U.S. citizens were dying each day!

This, despite the heroic efforts of the Joe Biden government to get vaccines to all U.S. citizens.

Given China’s reluctance to “come clean,” they even persecuted several doctors who tried to sound the alarm on this coming pandemic.

To be fair, once the Chinese woke up to the danger they were in, they put up a magnificent effort — they built two hospital, holding 2,600 beds, in a matter of a week or so.

Many countries were slow to start when COVID hit; Canada among them.

But, was Canada’s response the disaster that Erin O’Toole implies it was? He has called for an inquiry into the Trudeau government handling of this whole pandemic.

Of course, O’Toole needs a diversion — a red herring, one might say, to divert attention from the disaster of their last conservative convention.

Here, O’Toole, who took a positive stand on climate change, but he couldn’t get those dinosaurs who follow him to agree.

Instead, they voted no on recognizing climate change. Something about relating this to the possible imposition of birth control?

Trust those dinosaurs to have such convoluted thinking.

Look, the Trudeau government could have done better. So could John Horgan and Bonnie Henry, and this goes for all the rest, Doug Ford, Jason Kenney, etc. They all could’ve done better.

However, the whole COVID-19 vaccine thing is not the horrible disaster that some of our media, claim it is.

Of course Canada has shortage of vaccines. Remember the fate of Connaught labs? Privatized by Brian Mulroney, another “free market” conservative.

Canada sits in the middle as we always do!

Dennis Peacock,

Clearwater, B.C.

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