(5) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the border with the U.S. will remain closed until America gets the COVID pandemic under control. The implication, of course, is that Canada does have the virus under control. But it does not. Using the same data mentioned above from the European CDC, Canada had 4,042 new infections on October 14, which is 108 new cases per million people. (That compares to 180 and 146 for the U.S. and Europe, respectively.) So, let’s not brag, Justin. Canada is headed in the wrong direction. Perhaps he was too busy planning his next Halloween costume to notice.Alex Berezow, “COVID Update: Trouble In Europe, Rare Reinfections, And Canada Is Lying” at American Council on Science and Health
Four things: 1) Your free news service is provided from Canada but you will not get COVID from reading this, honest. You can run and scream anyway if you think it is good for your lungs.
2) There is reason to hope that there will soon be a, um, change of staff in the Prime Minister’s office. Costumes will become less evident; serious business more so.
3) We have no news to offer on the upcoming Halloween costume but we bet it’s way far out.
4) Social distancing is easier in Canada than almost anywhere in the world. Check a map. Visit when it is legal. We can put you up far away from anybody at all.