they’ve been given a Hobson’s choice. Take the moderna or we have no information as to when or if you can get a Pfizer.
^ the covid vaccines are all experimental. the flu and shingles ones are not.
it’s reasonable that people would feel better only taking one experimental vaccine this year not two.
Vaccine delays and shortages are not limited to Canada.
This narrative that our government has done worse than our peers is getting old.
Certainly, it wasn't perfect. It's a pandemic, with ever changing information and decisions needing to be made on the fly. In hindsight, things could have been done better, there's no question.
Yet, here we are, having accomplished one of the lowest death rates and having one of the strongest vaccination rates while having faced significantly fewer restrictions than most of our peers. Seems like a pretty darn good balance to me.
Yes, the US vaccinated faster, and had fewer restrictions, but their death rate was 3x ours.
Meanwhile, the European countries had way more restrictions than us that lasted for much longer than ours. Our vaccination rates are ahead of theirs, and we had a lower death rates.
The only G7 country with a lower death rate (Japan) also has low vaccination rates. I have to admit, I'm not familiar with the restrictions that were in place there.
There's no magic formula, and none of the G7 countries did particularly well. But we certainly didn't underperform overall. No one can look at the US or any other G7 country and say: they handled things much better than we did.