Respectfully disagree. This is a public health crisis, so the solutions are inherently reliant on public health systems. The US, and their dominant capitalist psychology, are poorly equipped to respond to this precisely because these kinds of health solutions have to be lead by a centralized government. More socialist countries, with socialist leaning population psychologies, economies and governments will be better able to respond. To wit: tell a Canadian to stay inside "for the good of your neighbor", and most Canadians will oblige. The "kind Canuck" that is the target of parody is the type of person who will take the importance of #socialdistancing to heart. Tell an American the same, and they'll firmly tell you "@#$% off, don't trample my individual rights!" Naturally, these are stereotypes, and one paragraph can't capture the social psychologies of two nations, but multiple well informed observers are noting the same: America will be more profoundly affected, in part, because capitalist psychology is great at advancing individual wealth and opportunity, but not effective at advancing population health and security. CV19 is a population issue. My fear is that we are all in this together, as a global population. What my neighbor does, both locally and globally, will have an effect on my wellbeing, and vise versa. So it is sad and scary to see Americans lag behind in their response, as it will, absolutely, affect us here in Canada, on many levels, medically, socially, and economically. Good luck to us all. #stopshuttling. #ridesolo
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