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why it would be 'terrifying' to open Canada-U.S. border

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TORONTO -- A map showing the startling contrast between Canada and the United States in the fight against COVID-19 has an infectious disease expert "terrified" at the thought of reopening the border.

As Canadian COVID-19 trends continue to decline, cases in the United States propel upwards. The Canada-U.S. border remains closed until July 21 but reopening it to non-essential travel anytime soon would likely lead to a resurgence in cases, infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy said.

"It absolutely terrifies me to think of the prospect of any sort of easing of restrictions that could allow greater travel between Canada and the United States," he said, adding that the United States could hit 100,000 new infections per day sometime in the next week. 
 

"These numbers are just unfathomable and astronomical when you consider what we have dealt with here in Canada over the course of three or four months."

He said that maps tracking COVID-19 infections worldwide, like the one pictured above from Johns Hopkins University, paints a picture of how a country can successfully or unsuccessfully manage a pandemic. 
 

While the data on the map above is on a more localized level in the United States, which makes it appear more red, there are still an overwhemling number of cases south of the border compared to Canada. 

For example, a single red dot in New York City or Los Angeles accounts for more cases than in all of Canada. 

"I don't think we have seen any another part of the world where you have two neighbouring countries in polar opposite situations in terms of pandemic control," Sharkawy said. "This is a very strange phenomena where you are seeing such an extreme range."

To date, there have been 2,796 COVID-19 cases per million people in Canada, while in the United States that number is much higher at 9,051 per million. 

The United States is leading the world in COVID-19 cases as it nears the three million mark, while Canada has just over 106,000. 

"I think if you look around the world at other countries that have successfully flattened the curve, a lot of resurgent cases have been a direct result of travel restrictions being eased," Sharkawy said. 

"Border control and travel restrictions are a very key element in keeping your particular geographical area safe."

"It's the longest undefended border in the world and the last thing we want to do is turn it into the longest unprotected border when it comes to COVID-19 transmission."

 

 

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/this-map-shows-why-it-would-be-terrifying-to-open-canada-u-s-border-1.5012933?fbclid=IwAR3Ut_OQo11em2EjGDwZhb5e1DHyevISoqmGO3MymoOtDLhGJgq626zlDiY

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PunkTheFunk

@JustinTrudeau you better keep that border SEALED!

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Maleficent

BUILD. A. WALL. 

 

and make the US pay for it

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coolninjaguy

by trumps standards shouldn't canada build a wall and make america pay for it :yennefer:

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Just now, Maleficent said:

BUILD. A. WALL. 

 

and make the US pay for it

THIS TEA :tea:

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CELINE

Canada First :yennefer:

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Dulo Peep

Becuz of economy

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Doot

I'm in the US and all countries should ban us from coming over there until our cases drastically drop and Trump is out of office. 

This country sucks presently. 

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Modern Ecstasy2

If the border opens up any time soon, I’m not leaving my place except to go to work and groceries. I live so close to the border w/ Washington :sharon:

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1 minute ago, Modern Ecstasy2 said:

If the border opens up any time soon, I’m not leaving my place except to go to work and groceries. I live so close to the border w/ Washington :sharon:

Washington actually isn’t doing that bad!

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Thomas P

Istg if the border opens, cases go up, and I’m out of work again, I’m going to lose my ****. No one wants the border to open here, so keep it the **** closed. 

I’m a simple guy to please, if you like Melodrama, we chill.
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Modern Ecstasy2
4 minutes ago, blankpaper said:

Washington actually isn’t doing that bad!

Ohk! Well that’s good. I thought the numbers were really bad in Seattle, or at least they were a few months ago, and maybe it’s gotten better?

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Just now, Modern Ecstasy2 said:

Ohk! Well that’s good. I thought the numbers were really bad in Seattle, or at least they were a few months ago, and maybe it’s gotten better?

Yeah Seattle got the first outbreak of it in the country, and that’s probably why Inslee’s been really cautious about reopening. They moved into phase 2 of reopening a couple weeks ago. We’re sort of considered a hot spot right now because there’s an outbreak in one county, but it’s a rural county that doesn’t have a lot of traffic in and out of it for it to spread too much further. The rest of the state is doing a lot better, and there’s a statewide mask requirement now

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Kulture Kiari

Honestly,  I'm from the US and dont open us up. No one takes this seriously now. 

Examples that I'm living from friends and family members (wont disclose who is family or who is a friend):

One: He has a mother that is a nurse and told him to be careful because it will get worse. He posted about it on FB and said he wasn't gonna go out. This was in May. Now he posted a video of him and his girlfriend in Las Vegas sharing drinks with strangers because that's what "Vegas Life Is Like!"

Second: This guy was never scared of it, and he travelled to a different state this week. He is now posting snapchats posting him talking to strangers without a mask while casually clinging other people's drinks. 

Third: My ex crush thinks this is a hoax and continues to throw parties at his house and randomly kissing guys. 

Now me: I am a perfect angel. Yeah right! I had sexual relationships with an ex, with condom, that promised me he had been in his house quarantined because he has kids. Now, he tells me he had sex with different men in women in the past 4 weeks. 

Gurl, our country is a joke, even me. I should of known better. 

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PartySick
3 hours ago, Maleficent said:

BUILD. A. WALL. 

 

and make the US pay for it

I'll help build it if Canada lets me stay on their side :fatcat:

🖤 Just sending your love has the power to heal 🖤 So let's all give 🖤

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