"Florida of Canada" trends over which province's COVID response is worst

Feb 25 2021, 10:31 am

What almost seemed like an afterthought in a single tweet has now become a national discussion about which province is the “Florida of Canada” when it comes to the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion began because of a tweet by Dr. Eric Ding, a US epidemiologist and health economist, in which he boasted that Quebec had implemented a mask mandate in all elementary schools. He then took a short but poignant jab at how BC is currently doing.

The tweet garnered numerous responses about whether or not the criticism was deserved, if other provinces were more deserving of the title, and the general ridiculousness of the discussion.

The tweet even garnered a response in the form of a cheeky explainer video.

In the end, Ding followed up with his original tweet, saying that while BC is a “beautiful place” where friends and family of his reside, the province is “not doing well right now” when it comes to COVID-19.

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