Lise Ravary: Do not inform me it is as a result of we’re ‘Latin’

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So why aren’t we doing as we’re advised? The standard excuses for our underperformance are sporting skinny.

If I hear one other knowledgeable blame Quebec’s rating among the many world’s worst COVID-19 offenders on our undisciplined “Latin” character, I swear, I’ll scream. I’d even scream in Latin to honour these poor nuns whose job it was to show rebellious ’60s youngsters like me the language of historic Rome at a time once we didn’t give a flying tutu about something or anybody older than David Cassidy.

Or Jim Morrison, in my case. I wished it darker.

Latin, us? Sorry, that’s balderdash. We dwell too far north to think about ourselves “Latin.” We’re northerners. Let’s face it, if we had been Lutherans, we could possibly be Swedish. If we had been, would we be higher behaved? Maybe, however Sweden recorded 5,800 deaths within the first wave, whereas neighbouring Scandinavian nations had considerably fewer, not solely as a result of they’re much less populous, however per capita.