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SNOBELEN: COVID's third season just around the corner

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15.08.2020

If you thought COVID spring was weird, just wait for COVID fall.

Last spring, the country went from spring break anticipation to full lockdown in less time that it takes a puppy to … well, you know.

Shutting down an economy isn’t easy, but its child’s play next to the complexity of reopening.

March madness wasn’t entirely logical (see the run on toilet paper) but at least it was based on a plausible threat. Those images of overrun hospitals in Italy were compelling.

Governments moved fast to protect the capacity of the public health system. They shut the country down and things got a little weird.

Neighbours ratted out neighbours for doing dangerous things like walking their dog or touching bananas at Loblaw. Weird.

But not as weird as the sudden conversion to Cowboy economic theory. For those not familiar, Cowboy economic theory holds........

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