Canada’s health care system is so much more progressive and worldly and sophisticated than America’s is. And yet, their COVID19 vaccine rollout hasn’t been a roaring success.
In fact, it’s apparently been pretty embarrassing. Embarrassing, but not surprising.
Or at least it shouldn’t be surprising, unless you’re someone like CNN’s Jake Tapper, who apparently found this situation remarkable enough to share an Atlantic piece attempting to explain exactly what’s going on with America’s hat:
The Atlantic: "Canada’s Vaccine Mess; Canada has universal health care and millions of doses on order. So why are so few of its citizens vaccinated?"https://t.co/lAzQdaW7Fz
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 13, 2021
Real head-scratcher, that one!
It’s a big mystery. https://t.co/pQuoCZOXim
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 14, 2021
Wrapped in an enigma and covered with cheese curds and gravy.
Hmmmmmm, could the two be related? Don’t count on Tapper to connect those dots. https://t.co/IMBhMw4zz4
— Phil (@philllosoraptor) April 14, 2021
Answer: Fox refusing to do vaccine selfies. https://t.co/xjJaHStNVx
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 14, 2021
That’s probably what Brian Stelter would say, but nope. That’s not it.
“Canada has watched its pharmaceutical industry slowly move out of here over decades, because they created an environment that was not conducive…"
[there's] a “virtually monopsonistic” procurement system. The federal government is the single largest purchaser of vaccines… https://t.co/kEFVINtCO7
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) April 14, 2021
It's weird that the Western country with the most robust private sector and the least govt interference in the healthcare industry created 3 viable vaccines in record time and is also distributing them about as well as anyone. Definitely weird. https://t.co/80eJLZtAnD
— IncognegroNeville ???? (@FormerlyCBM) April 14, 2021
So, so weird.
Sounds like an assumption may be flawed here somewhere https://t.co/mUlwpkn4pL
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) April 14, 2021
Question answers itself…. https://t.co/J07B26d2QD
— NevilleTheCat (@FearTheFloof) April 14, 2021
"Canada has universal health care…"
Your question answers itself, Jake. https://t.co/LFiLbzSJt8
— Business Master Crapplefratz (@Crapplefratz) April 14, 2021
The answer is in the question https://t.co/jRFukU7ien
— Ragnar Danneskjöld (@RagnarDanneskj1) April 14, 2021
Cause, meet effect. https://t.co/a3ZyB6KPzJ
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) April 14, 2021
Right. That’s why. https://t.co/dW7XdiMq61
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) April 14, 2021
Weird framing since it presupposes that universal healthcare means better healthcare. https://t.co/gZXqn8mAxY
— Noam Blum ? (@neontaster) April 14, 2021
They think Canada’s socialized medicine makes the mess harder to explain. They don’t realize they’ve already answered their question. https://t.co/d8c8i5FULX
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) April 14, 2021
Anthony Fauci has been a disaster. The CDC doesn’t seem to know what the hell they’re doing.
But take heart: at least we don’t have universal health care!
Let’s hope it stays that way.
This is fair. Canada has been quite obnoxiously smug about our performance relative to the U.S. in terms of COVID-19 health outcomes over the past year. The U.S. is allowed to clap back from time to time. Unless turnaround isn't fair play in Canada. The comments will tell.
— West Coast Lass (@Liv_F) April 13, 2021