The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167528 Message #4053099
Posted By: Charmion's brother Andrew
17-May-20 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
Subject: RE: BS: Check in Mudcatters world wide
Checking in from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our province and that of Quebec are demographically unusual in the pandemic in that the virus is killing more women than men. Theories are that it is worst among the those in long-term care, largely women pensioners. Too many guys pop their clogs before they make it into old folks' homes. My 98-year-old mother-in-law is in a facility with an outbreak that has killed eight on her floor alone.
The House of Commons is mostly meeting in committee by using remote means and, when it does meet in the chamber, they keep numbers at a minimum and suspend the orders that would otherwise require them to speak from their assigned seats so that they can maintain a safe distance from one another. They have us minions working from home and "mailing it in."
I am off for a bike ride this afternoon to see if I can get by the sentries that the government of Quebec has posted at their end of the interprovincial bridges.