Don’t believe the polls showing another conservative victory in Ontario.
Regulating vaccines under the same liability regime as all other pharmaceuticals, and acknowledging problems as well as benefits associated with them, will likely lead to safer vaccines and a better informed public.
The libertarian claim that being ‘private’ should shield companies from government reform doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Regulating Facebook et al. would only make things worse.
When Ontario government models project how many lives lockdowns can save, they don’t count how many lives those lockdowns take, let alone the misery and the economic costs they inflict.
It would be foolhardy to base public policy decisions on the unrealistic prospect of a quick-fix vaccine.
Such an approach would inflect relatively little harm to the economy or to the financial security so important to our sense of well-being.
The debate being played out in Britain is unique; virologists in no other country, certainly not Canada, have brought this issue out in the open.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, darling of the left, has done a service to free enterprise.
Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy.