Journalist David Shribman Juxtaposes Canada's Coronavirus Response With The United States' Efforts

Apr 02, 2020, 07:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist David Shribman recounts the initiatives to fight the coronavirus that he witnessed firsthand in Canada, calling them far more serious than the lackluster efforts of the Trump administration.

As a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shribman (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Boston Globe) has had keen insight into how the two countries have been operating since coronavirus first reached North America. On the one hand, he notes, Canada has taken decisive action directed by a head of government who exemplifies the seriousness and gravitas needed for these extreme circumstances. On the other, he points out that the U.S. has been directionless and far from uniform in its approach, and the difference shows. Al and James also hold their breath in the hopes that things don't get any more outrageous before November.