As the great face mask debate continues on social media, I thought I would offer my own two cents’ worth on the subject since my position has often been misconstrued on those same channels. Read more
July 9, 2020: Cumberland conundrum
With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a dramatic effect on people’s lives, it’s little wonder that a list of recommendations suggesting a dramatic reconfiguration of the ward boundaries in Orléans and Cumberland was made public on June 24 to a chorus of crickets.
Twelve weeks have passed since we went into lockdown, work-from-home or some form of COVID-19 hibernation. With the Ontario government extending its state of emergency, our fourth month of living in suspended animation has commenced.
A lot is being written and said about the inevitability of a second wave of COVID-19 infections here in Canada with words such as “spike”, “surge” and “tsunami” being bandied about. “It’s not matter of if, but when,” they warn. Read more
June 25, 2020: The numbers game
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have been inundated with numbers... total cases, new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, cumulative hospitalizations, occupied ICU beds, resolved cases, number of cases in LTCs, number of deaths in LTCs, number of tests, etc. etc. etc. It’s enough to make you dizzy.