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Cross-country COVID response too easily swayed by political winds of change

By Erica Ifill      

It’s obvious our governments don’t know what they’re doing and have constructed a strategy that equals licking their fingers and holding them up to determine which way the political winds are blowing.

Like The Weeknd whipping the audience around with a handheld camera during the Super Bowl halftime show, governments’ bungled COVID-19 response is breathtaking, writes Erica Ifill. Screenshot courtesy of YouTube/NFL

CALGARY—The Weeknd walking deliriously through a candescent, mirrored hallway in his Superbowl halftime performance is a metaphor for Canada’s COVID response. The incompetence delivered as a train wreck is breathtaking and frankly, globally embarrassing, yet easy to see coming.

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