The pathogen I mean is a cultural pandemic, the embrace of doctor-prescribed suicide and of administered homicide.
Canada is our closest cultural cousin: We had better be careful, or the same thing could happen here.
The supposedly happiest country, Finland, also has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, higher than ours — and we are in the midst of a suicide crisis.
Someday, Canada will probably dispense with the euthanasia part altogether and go straight to killing by organ harvesting.
Euthanasia is more than just legal in Canada. It has become a government-guaranteed right.