Then How Do You Explain What Looks Like a Petri Dish for COVID-19 Up On the Honeymoon City’s Clifton Hill?
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted July 23rd, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Niagara Falls Jim Diodati, whose flair for media promotion brings to mind a master of that craft south of the border, managed to make the local daily newspapers in Niagara again recently with a photo of himself with Doug Ford, offering the Ontario Premier one of his “Crush the Curve” campaign’s caps and t-shirts.
Here is a photo of that moment in COVID-19 history, which popped on social media and made the local daily papers, only a few days ago.
Meanwhile, back in Diodati’s city’s, a freelancer shot some video that continues trending on social media as I post this commentary, showing hordes of tourists, most of them looking like they are almost glued together without masks, over the past weekend.
If you haven’t seen this video yet, you can watch it by clicking on the screen immediately below and while you do, ask yourself if ‘crushing the curve’ was on anyone’s mind here –
I don’t know about you, but this scene angers the hell out of me.
Collectively, as individual citizens, as private businesses, and as frontline workers in the private and public sectors across this region and province, we have been through hell in the last four or five months with this virus.
And as much as the curve has been flattened, it continues to cause that has continued to cause suffering and death, and cost jobs and the economy.
Maybe it’s time for a reality check people! If we are not careful, we could be back to where we were this past winter and spring.
So what in hell is this in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The people in this video are not only potentially endangering themselves. They then spread out in the community and potentially endanger all of us.
What in hell gives with this, happening right here, on the Canadian side of the border?
You would think that Trump is running the place!
To read a July 20th story in the St. Catharines Standard on Niagara Falls, Ontario Mayor Jim Diodati getting his much-sought ‘Crush the Curve’ meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford, click on – https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news/niagara-region/2020/07/20/niagara-falls-mayor-jim-diodati-takes-crushthecurve-campaign-to-sitdown-meeting-with-premier-doug-ford.html
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