You can buy Bag Balm everywhere, including Walgreens in New England. Its hard to find in Seattle, Walgreens in Seattle claimed they weren’t allowed to sell Bag Balm because its only for animals.
Most people in LA have never had real Maple syrup on their pancakes. They think that plastic corn syrup and sugar stuff is “Maple syrup.”
California has done a lot of the right things to contain Covid. They just did them too late. They now have a fairly good vaccination rate, but it’s not high enough to defeat Covid.
Canada has a 70% vaccination rate. They had a serious lockdown, including travel restrictions between provinces. Canada does not have much politicization of Covid, but they do have some.
They estimate the “vaccine hesitant “ population is about 20%. Like the US, there is a big difference between Canadian Provinces. Quebec announced a vaccine passport for bars, restaurants, sporting events, concerts and festivals, similar to NYC. People in Halifax and Toronto are protesting in the street against vaccine passports. Alberta has a lower vaccination rate and is ending all Covid restrictions.
Canada has announced a national vaccine passport for all air travel, including domestic. We need that in the US to contain the super spreaders and encourage vaccination.
The culture in most of Canada is more like Vermont. People trust medical advice which is provided by national healthcare and they are socially responsible. Canadians don’t like politicians and high taxes anymore than we do, but they are smart enough to get vaccinated and most support government efforts to defeat Covid.
Biden is doing too little too late. He is making a huge mistake by not having a national vaccine passport.
Biden also made a big mistake throwing the Southern Border wide open. He needs to immediately reinstitute Trump’s border controls, and finish The Wall.
Given the way Biden likes to throw money at people who prefer not to work, the US should pay people $100 tax free cash on the spot to get vaccinated, and give a $1000 tax credit to the fully vaccinated.
In short, our government needs to get serious and do whatever it takes to get 90% of Americans vaccinated and defeat Covid ASAP.