The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4105733
Posted By: Charmion
11-May-21 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
The Ontario vaccination campaign is creeping when it should be charging, Stilly. Nobody under the age of 75 is fully vaccinated unless they are health-care workers or first responders. In Huron-Perth, the youngest eligible age cohort is folks born in 1964. The BIL and SIL (my bubble mates) were needled today.

The case counts are still racking up in the greater Toronto area, especially in the industrial suburbs. Public health officers are invading warehouses, factories and packing plants and supplying employers in essential services with fast-result COVID test kits for daily sampling, but things don't look any better than they did a month ago. In fact, worse, because people are increasingly exasperated with the provincial authorities, who can't seem to get their stories straight.

The big issue is that, as long as travel of any kind is permitted, the disease will continue to circulate, and its mortality rate is not high enough (i.e., it's not Ebola) to justify literally halting all traffic, including shipments of food and fuel, to stamp it out. But that means imposing restrictions higgledy-piggledy in the hope of "crushing the curve" (as we said last year at this time). People know more about COVID-19 now, so there's a lot more push-back against irrational orders such as the closure of golf courses. Every irrational policy makes the necessary measures harder to enforce.

So, buggery. I have no idea when I or my bubble-mates will get our second injections -- by the way, Canada is the only country where public health authorities say it's okay to wait four months between needles -- and the news media don't have one single good-news story to report from the COVID front.

It's still okay to weed your garden, however. House-proud Stratford is gardening like crazy.