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We have 20 times more covid cases, but have only 10 times canada's population. why can't we stop covid in the us? why is the us government unable to?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
More testing: Unfortunately the front line numbers presenting number of positive cases and deaths from it are anxiety provoking and no logical use can be made of them. It is the ratio between the positive cases and number of tests done that has significance, but unfortunately it is hard to find these numbers, not reported for different reasons, availability being the most common.

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A 49-year-old male asked about a 44-year-old female:

Why can't we stop COVID in the US? Why is the US government unable to? We have 4 times more cases, but we have only 1/4 the population of China.

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Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
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Many reasons: No one can stop COVID-19 after a person is infected. In China the government forced everyone in one community to stay home before it spread in China but thousands came to cities in USA and other countries before they did that.

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