Anyone else feel like every day is exactly the same? Like nothing is every going to change.
There is officially community transmission of the UK variant of COVID 19 here (first place in Canada… another record for us). Up until now all of the cases of the UK variant had been directly traced back to someone who’d been to the UK, or lived with someone who’d been to the UK. 2/3 of the known UK variant cases in Canada are here (another record for us to hold). While there could very well be more, the UK variant requires extra testing of samples collected for COVID testing and they’ve been running the testing on less than 1/4 of collected tests each day. So… we just don’t know, I guess.
What does this mean? I can’t help but feel like we’re exactly where we were a year ago.
There’s a new, more contagious strain of the virus which some people are taking seriously and some people just don’t seem to give a fuck about. It was also January 24th of last year that the first cases of COVID were discovered, and within a week, it had infiltrated four different cities. It’s already in 8 Canadian cities.
Sure, there’s a vaccine. But there’s also 30 million people in this country and only a tentative timeline for everyone to have access to said vaccines by September. By that measure it’s going to be a long eight months ahead of us.
Moral of the story, this is definitely not going away.
Groundhog day will continue.
The Federal Government is hinting at restricting international travel into the country. Since the two variants are already spreading within the country, it’s a little late to that ball game. What do I know, though?
Our Provincial Government doesn’t seem to care about COVID anymore, they’re more worried about picking a fight with Joe Biden. We’re obviously in capable hands. Maybe? Probably not. Certainly not.
My great aunt and uncle’s obituaries appeared in the paper yesterday. They were married for 60 years. They got married when they were 18 and 19 and they were together for 60 years. They passed away just over a week apart.
60 years. Imagine having someone at your side for 60 whole years.
I don’t know. I’m just disappointed with everything right now. There’s no end to any of this in sight. People will continue hosting and going to spreader events and we’ll continue hearing how bad it is and that we need to stay home for everyone’s sake. Then 50% of the population will continue to say ‘Fuck everyone else, I deserve to get sick if I want to get sick’ and the cycle will continue.
It’s groundhog day and I am feeling defeated.