Second Vaccination Message
Why is this scary pandemic still growing? — Why is it now out of control in much of Canada?
The problem is us. It is our lack of success at transmission management, and our collective lack of will power.
We have been given advice when we should have been given orders.
We have had testing — mostly of symptomatic persons when we should have had widespread surveillance testing. As humans we are usually able to learn, to adapt and to win — but we are now on our knees.
Advice rather than orders has not worked. Good people rationalize their behavior, misuse concepts like bubbles and are unstrict with masking, distancing and not mixing outside their households.
People in high places could help by being positive role models rather than disregarding advice and travelling to beaches in the sun.
We spread the virus when we are infected — maybe we have just a slight cough or zero symptoms. Especially we spread when we meet indoors with people from other households. These are incendiary situations.
As this lethal pandemic has gone on for 10 months, we are all more than tired of the restrictions, are hurting in so many ways, and are growing immune to the worsening case and mortality numbers, ( E.G. TODAY’S — January 11, 2021 — CANADIAN NUMBERS: Active COVID-19 cases: 83,346 | Recovered: 558,772 | Deceased: 16,950 | Total: 660,289). Dufferin County has had as many new cases in the last six weeks as in the previous eight months. Does that shake you — It should! We see the numbers with a blur and usually are touched only by an infected or dying person.
Canada has COVID-19 vaccines and has been administering them for four weeks. To date less than one percent of our population has received vaccination. This vaccination rate is comparable to many other advanced countries — but it is too slow. At this rate it would take a decade to vaccinate the accepting Canadian population! The pace is improving. Our Headwaters Hospital and the Wellington Dufferin Guelph health unit are now actively vaccinating. The breadth and speed of vaccination will get better and better as we finesse the processes...
Now we have the UK COVID-19 variant, and the South African and the Brazil variant. These are easier to pass on, although not more lethal. The probability/hope is that these spreading variants, will be covered by current vaccines — the silver bullets which are the light at the end of a long tunnel.
We must remember: the problem is us. Until we have immunity, we must keep to one bubble, not meet indoors with people outside our own household, not travel, always wear a mask and keep our distance when we contact people for essential activities.