Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The second Wave is hitting Canada and the politicians just hesitate

It looks like the long-awaited Second Wave of the coronavirus pandemic has officially hit Canada.
Yesterday, there were 1,350 new cases across the country, including 418 in Alberta, 317 in British Columbia, 313 in Ontario and 276 in Quebec. Obviously, there is no official definition of what constitutes a second wave, but I think that those stats, and the continued upward trajectory of "the curve" is evidence enough. The 1,000 threshold is probably as good a point as any at which to call it a second wave.
So, what happens now? Probably nothing. Politicians at all levels and health authorities alike have been telling us for months now that they "will not hesitate" to lock provinces and municipalities down again if the numbers worsen. Well, the numbers have worsened big time, and all I am seeing is hesitation.

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