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www.washingtonpost.com: Opinion | Don’t fall for lazy stereotypes when comparing the U.S. and Canada on covid-19

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The United States is increasingly stereotyped as a uniquely bleak and broken country — particularly by American journalists.

For one, praising Canada’s “success” at keeping covid-19 at bay only works in a binary comparison with the United States.

For much of the pandemic, Canada has consistently ranked among the 20 worst-hit nations, having passed 100,000 cases and 8,000 deaths in June.

Second, in terms of land area, the United States and Canada are two of the largest nations on Earth.

ADADQuebec has recorded more than 5,600 coronavirus-related deaths, a number higher than all but nine states in the United States.

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