Quadruple the COVID

COVID cases around here have quadrupled in the past seven days.

Quadrupled.

Thanksgiving was just too important to skip. It was just too important that people couldn’t stay home. They had to get together. They had to celebrate together.

Well, I hope it was worth it. Quadruple the cases and snow on the ground, below freezing temperatures making it hard for people to be outside… I can do the math here and it’s not looking good for us. I hope that everyone who just had to get together for Thanksgiving enjoyed themselves because from the looks of things, Christmas is going to fucking suck because of it.

And, if anyone is following trends, we quadrupled cases in seven days thanks in large part due to Thanksgiving dinner gatherings. There’s no ‘Black Friday’ in Canada. Canadians don’t cram into shopping malls just hours after eating to buy everything in eyesight. I don’t want to sound like a downer, but if I’m being realistic, I highly doubt every retail outlet, store and shopping mall in the United States would have to close and stay closed on Black Friday. November is likely going to be a very dark and sucky month.

Okay, rant over.

32 thoughts on “Quadruple the COVID

      1. Our provincial government is trying to privatize 11,000 health care related positions. Which would see a lot of them out of a job before the end of the year. So yeah, after seeing our province through the past 9 months of COVID, I can totally see why they’re pissed.

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    1. I’m genuinely worried for what comes with American thanksgiving. The United States have several hundred million more people than Canada has. I worry about what’s to come.

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    1. You’re right. There’s a lot of people in this world who are just too selfish to avoid parties and holidays right now and because of that, it keeps getting worse.

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    1. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and its the start of the Christmas shopping season. It’s largely touted as the busiest shopping day of the year and what happens is at 12:01 am, millions of Americans cram into shopping malls and retail stores to wait hours on end for deep discounts goods for themselves or for Christmas presents. Im talking millions upon millions. Line up for cashiers are hundreds of people long at a time. Depending on the stores they have to put security measures in place because people genuinely fight each other to “get the last television” and whatnot.

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  1. Quadrupled! That sucks. If it makes you feel any better I just checked Canada’s overall graph of cases, and your latest national peak in cases is so far 50% above the first. Here, we are at quadruple the initial national peak already and still climbing vertically πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. I still see Canada as a relative safe-haven for coronavirus.

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  2. Be more positive, V.

    This virus is pesky, sure, but it’s far less dangerous than what you think, it’s hyped and the response all over the world has been exaggerated.

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  3. It’s Thanksgiving for three this year, a few video calls to family and friends and then online shopping into the night. Won’t catch me outside swapping COVID with anyone when it’s not necessary. Yeah, it sucks, but dammit it’s what we all have to do if we all want to get past this. The cognitive dissonance is thick here in the USA πŸ˜•

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    1. That sounds very wise of you. Video calls are what is safest right now. Yeah, it might just suck big time not having the big get-togethers, but there are so many Canadians right now that are kicking their own butts because of their thanksgiving get togethers and getting hella sick from it. People need to realize we need to make this step for each other. People acting selfish is what is dragging everything out.

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    1. I’ll take that. I’ll be the downer. We went from 400 case to more than 2,000 in the past two weeks. Nearly 8,000 province wide. I know you know what it’s like.

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  4. What can I say? It’s bound to be bad in the US and there is a school of thought that it should just be allowed to tun its course. Maybe they are right. There are too many people on Earth and this is Nature’s way of reducing the number which will probably be insignificant…unless you one that gets it, or someone you love.
    Sadly, it’s what the human race deserves. I am depressed too. Can you tell?

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    1. I’m in the same boat as you are being depressed. I don’t think that means we should admit defeat though. I refuse to admit defeat. We can be smarter that what the world is presently being. You know what I mean?

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  5. The US is already having huge increases in numbers and we haven’t gotten anywhere near thanksgiving yet???? Oh my goodness. I think it should just snow like a blizzard and everyone will have to stay home for weeks

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    1. I wish that a blizzard would keep people at home. I don’t think it will, though. Furthermore, a giant blizzard will cause a lot of harm for people who are homeless or on low income housing. We had -20 celsius (-4 fahrenheit) weather here earlier this month and there were two large outbreaks at the homeless shelter and the women’s shelters. It sucks but people rely on those services so much more when there’s bad weather. You know what I mean? And since there were so many evictions the past few months because people were out of work and couldn’t pay there bills, I worry that homelessness is at an all time high this winter ahead of us.

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