Barack Obama Just Praised The Way Canada Is Handling The COVID-19 Pandemic
He compared the mortality rate in Canada and the U.S.
Ex-President Barack Obama has spoken out about howhas been handled so far.
During a rally held by Joe Biden in Michigan, the former U.S. leader had nothing but praise for the way Canada has been dealing with the pandemic.
Comparing statistics between the two countries, Obama said, “Our mortality rate in the United States is two and a half times higher than Canada — think about that.”
“If we had the same percentage of folks dying in Canada, as we do here, nearly 90,000 Americans would have died, instead of 230,000 Americans,” he added.
If we had handled this pandemic like Canada did, 140,000 of our fellow Americans, might still be alive today. Think about that.
Despite the population difference between Canada and the United States, the COVID-19 statistics in both countries
According to data from John Hopkins University, 230,316 people in America have died of COVID-19 as of Saturday, October 31.
In Canada,people have died.
Obama's comments come ahead of thewhich is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spokenabout the upcoming result but has about who he’d prefer to win.
While he is not a presidential candidate this year, Obama and Trudeau have had anfor several years.
They’ve even been spottedtogether!
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