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Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:16 PM

Canada's 2nd Dose Vaccinations Surpass U.S. As Americans Grapple With COVID-19 Surge

Source: MSN.Com

The percentage of Canadians who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has for the first time surpassed the United States.

As of the afternoon of July 17, Canada had vaccinated 48.64 per cent of the population with two doses, according to COVID Tracker Canada. By comparison, 48.4 per cent of the American population were fully vaccinated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. This comes less than two months after Canada eclipsed its southern neighbour in terms of single-dose coverage.

The vaccination gap between the two countries started slowly narrowing as Canada began ramping up its distribution in May. The supply of doses is now on the verge of outstripping demand, according to government officials.

On Thursday, Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie, the military general overseeing Canada's distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, said the country was moving to a “more nuanced” approach, with more than two million doses of vaccine already being held back because provinces have said they can’t use them yet.

Meanwhile, the U.S. too has an abundance of vaccines as its vaccination rate has slowed down. Experts believe it may be because vaccine hesitancy is higher south of the border than in Canada.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/canadas-2nd-dose-vaccinations-surpass-us-as-americans-grapple-with-covid-19-surge/ar-AAMgR4H?ocid=ACERDHP17&li=AAggNb9

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SoCalDavidS Jul 2021 OP
LisaL Jul 2021 #1
paleotn Jul 2021 #10
LisaL Jul 2021 #16
paleotn Jul 2021 #19
Locutusofborg Jul 2021 #2
SoCalDavidS Jul 2021 #3
pnwmom Jul 2021 #7
George II Jul 2021 #4
luvtheGWN Jul 2021 #8
Tree Lady Jul 2021 #21
Pobeka Jul 2021 #5
IronLionZion Jul 2021 #6
paleotn Jul 2021 #9
SoCalDavidS Jul 2021 #11
paleotn Jul 2021 #17
Initech Jul 2021 #12
SoCalDavidS Jul 2021 #13
George II Jul 2021 #24
Worried2020 Jul 2021 #14
luvtheGWN Jul 2021 #15
SoCalDavidS Jul 2021 #22
paleotn Jul 2021 #18
BlueWavePsych Jul 2021 #20
George II Jul 2021 #23

Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:18 PM

1. Canada isn't as full of anti-vaxxing republicans as we are.

NT

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:00 PM

10. You've never been to Alberta.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:14 AM

16. Actually I have been to Alberta.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:14 AM

19. Generally, they're thinner on the ground there.

but Canada has it's own pockets. During a 2017 visit to Halifax, NS, we ran into a Canadian sporting a Trump tee shirt. He thought Canada needed the same "strong" leadership. Go figure.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:24 PM

2. Canada's population: 38,092,184

California's population: 39,613,493. Californian's fully vaccinated: 51.5%.

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Response to Locutusofborg (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:30 PM

3. Canada Will Probably Surpass California's % Before Too Long nt

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Response to Locutusofborg (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 08:18 PM

7. But Canada didn't have access to the vaccine as soon as California. n/t

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:36 PM

4. I heard this morning there's a good chance they'll open the border (finally) to Americans who....

....have been vaccinated. I certainly hope so.

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 09:20 PM

8. And the Toronto Blue Jays are coming home

the end of July. They'll play their first home game in their real home since September 2019!

We're still kind of nervous about opening the border (yes, we still wear masks indoors and keep our distance from one another) so I hope the Americans who cross the border are prepared to do so as well.

This virus and all its different forms isn't done with us yet

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 12:47 PM

21. I made a res for airbnb

Next summer hoping it will be open by then. We have our cards and plan to get booster this fall too. Hoping to go to Salt Springs Island my favorite, have been there twice. Its off Vancouver Island and a wonderful little island filled with small farms, and a winery.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:12 PM

5. Good for them! I wish it was really a race and we hadn't slowed to lose it.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:51 PM

6. I wish more Americans would feel competitive and try up our numbers

in order to win the vaccination race, not just have the most COVID infected people. We're probably lose the infection numbers to India soon anyway.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 09:54 PM

9. Neither have anything to brag about.

They only suck slightly less than we do.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 10:44 PM

11. Not Really The Case

They started later than we did, so they still have quite a bit of upside left to go.

I bet the gap is quite significant a couple of months from now.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:07 AM

17. Hope the rates in both countries continue to improve....

but there was no legitimate reason for Canada's painfully slow start other than the fact that they can sometimes be the Vogon Empire when it comes to bureaucracy. Equally, there's no legitimate reason why vaccination rates are so spotty across the US other than the fact at least 1/3 of our populace lives in some religo-fascist dream state.

Opening the border is important economically to my region, northern New England / Upstate NY / Quebec / New Brunswick, and we've been waiting for them to finally catch up. While we were ramping up vaccinations in my US region this winter and spring, people in QB, NB, NS and elsewhere were screaming about why Canada wasn't or couldn't do the same. Now, we may not get the border opened due to US vaccination spottiness by state. It's maddening for a lot of folks up here. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:59 AM

12. Differnce between US and Canada: Fox News

I swear Fox News will be the death of this country.

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:36 AM

13. I Believe You May Be Correct

It tips the balance towards that eventuality.

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:51 PM

24. Sadly Fox News is broadcast up there, too. And they have their own versions of "Rush Limbaugh"....

...on the radio, too.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 02:59 AM

14. yay me. I'm one of the 48.64 percent

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However, I've no intention of disregarding our Health Unit's advisory to continue masks, social distancing and so on despite being "fully vaccinated"

I read . . .



W

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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:12 AM

15. I'm fully vaccinated too,

as are all my relatives and friends, except my American nephew who lives in Michigan. I never thought he was a couple of bricks short of a load until Trump was inaugurated. Now he and my Canadian nephew (same age) are at odds because Michigan nephew believes the vaxxine is an evil plot by the Democrats to control everyone. Gaghhhhhhh!

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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:23 PM

22. It's An Evil Plot By The Democrats To Save His Worthless Life nt

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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 10:09 AM

18. good for you!

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 12:41 PM

20. Fully vaccinated Americans could be allowed into Canada by mid-August

Canada is getting ready to welcome the world again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly indicated late Thursday as his office disclosed a target of mid-August for when the border might reopen for fully vaccinated Americans.

And if the current vaccination rate remains on its upward trajectory, fully vaccinated travellers from around the world could begin arriving by early September, Trudeau said during a COVID-19 status update with Canada's premiers.

"The prime minister noted that, if our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue, Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September," the readout says.

The statement makes no mention of whether eligible U.S. visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination, a touchy subject in a country where personal freedoms are sacrosanct. The White House has already ruled out the idea of a vaccine "passport."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-border-vaccinations-1.6105110

I suspect Trudeau is finalizing details for vaccine passports with EU (eg ArriveCan app) but not being announced to give Biden time to minimize GQP outrage and/or actually implement a similar 'optional' EU-style vaccine passport scheme as well.


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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 01:49 PM

23. They just announced that the date will be August 9. Fully vaccinated Americans who are permanent...

...residents of the US can travel to Canada. No other nationalities yet.

Finally!

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