A near year end Skype call with friends back in 2020, muted yuletide joy with a hint of cautious optimism. While in the midst of a second, deadlier wave, strict(ish) public health measures still in place, more or less, representing the collective personal sacrifice most of us had been willing to make over the previous 9 months or so. Scaled back holiday festivities. Gatherings conducted within our social bubbles. But Covid vaccines had started rolling out. If we could just make it through this next little while.
“… I mean, 2021 can’t be any worse,” my friend offered with a modicum of hope. Continue reading →
We here in the developed west possess such a broad swath of personal, individual freedom that some of us search desperately to uncover and expose any perceived encroachment on those declared rights and freedoms. Continue reading →
The province’s ‘top doc’, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Kiernan Moore’s response this morning in quotes at the bottom. Indoor masking ‘strongly recommended’.
Strongly recommended. Deep in the midst of an “extreme surge”, an earlier than usual surge, with a “triple threat” of respiratory viruses, omicron Covid variants, a severe flu strain and RSV, where pediatric wards are beyond capacity, more surgeries being postponed to open up beds for respiratory emergencies, 15-20 people still dying weekly from Covid, etc. & etc., Fade to Bleak. Continue reading →