Canada and the United States conferred over the fate of their shared border while the provinces pleaded for cooler heads to prevail Thursday, after President Donald Trump closed America's door on foreign nationals who have been in outbreak-racked Europe. Matthew Mitchell likened the response — and the likely economic and social fallout — to the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.
"I ran with the bulls 25 years ago, and I think about coronavirus in much the same way as I do the bulls in Pamplona," Mitchell said. "It's not necessarily the bulls that are going to hurt you. It's the people that get scared and trample everyone else because of the bulls."