- Apr 19, 2019
The lockdowns are necessary to stop hospitals being overwhelmed by huge surges in cases caused by the new variants. Unfortunately Canada, and possibly the US, are headed towards a similar situation as we had in the UK when the new variant took hold and cases skyrocketed. Our health system almost reached the breaking point in some places before the effect of the lockdown kicked in. The situation was dire. And when the health system is overwhelmed it's not only Covid patients who suffer it's also everyone else who has a medical emergency. People die who could have been saved. Canada has done nowhere near enough vaccinations to stop a hospitalisation surge, so lockdown is the only viable option for you at the moment.
2 cases in hit my hometown, school teacher and a senior living at Nellie Lake. Matheson (about over 20 minutes south of us) is hit hard with several workers infected with the virus. Be sure to spray Lysol (not in use), Isopropyl or Peroxide (in use) on your cloth masks like I do.