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Updated on Jul 23, 2020. Posted on Jul 22, 2020

A Picture Of A Canadian And American Boat At Niagara Falls Is Going Viral Because It Shows How Differently The Countries Have Dealt With COVID-19

The proof is in the boat populations.

For those who don't know, there is an American and a Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

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That means there are separate American and Canadian boat companies that operate tours.

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As you may know, Canada has far fewer cases of the coronavirus than the US. Last week, their prime minister explicitly called out the US's failure in a press briefing.

“We were able to control the virus better than many of our allies, particularly including our neighbor," Justin Trudeau said.

Now there's a viral picture that shows the huge difference between how the US and Canada have dealt with COVID-19 thus far.

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This is the American boat:

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This is the Canadian boat:

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According to Reuters, the American ship, the Maid of the Mist, currently runs at 50% capacity.

Carlos Osorio / Reuters

The Canadian boat, on the other hand, has a maximum capacity of six people.

Carlos Osorio / Reuters

Seriously, just six people.

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That's a big difference.

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While both countries obviously have very different populations, Canada has recorded 111,697 cases of the coronavirus so far, according to the NY Times. The US has more than 3.9 million.

Carlos Osorio / Reuters

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