Hello My Imaginary Friends,
So it’s the year 2022… Year three of the pandemic… It’s starting to feel like this is the year that our government and society give up on caring.
That might sound melodramatic, but as of Wednesday January 20th, Ontario has seen 10,801 deaths (According to Ontario Public Health). If you compare the deaths between the 31st of December and the 20th of January there’s a difference of 595. That means in the past 19 days Ontario is averaging 31 deaths a day. If the trend continues, we’re looking at probably doubling the deaths this year.
Yet despite rising hospital admissions and deaths, the government has sent unvaccinated 4 year olds back to school and is reopening indoor dining. It’s hard to believe this government cares about those of us who are considered high risk. (Babies, Kids, Immunocompromised, Fat, etc.)
I understand that I’m an extremist in my belief that human life is more important than money, economy, or other such things. I truly wish our government would do radical things like significantly increase spending on healthcare and education.
January is a hard month for me and for a lot of other people. So it’s hard to be hopeful right now.
My wife and I are extremely lucky and I thank the fates everyday for the privilege and advantages we have been given. I’m still sad for those that aren’t as lucky.
We will get through this and I hope that it’ll be with minimal loss of life and even less long term trauma.
Stay safe and be kind.
As they say in Everdome, “May your fractured nights be followed by glorious dawns.”