A Brief News Commentary by Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted September 14th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Well, what is this? Should we start hording toilet paper again for a second wave?
All of a sudden, in just one day – this Monday, September 14th, to be precise – we jump from 204 daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Ontario this Sunday to 313 cases today.
That is one of the highest daily case counts the province has recorded since this past spring when shopping malls, hair salons, entertainment venues, libraries, schools and most everything else was shut down.
Do we really want to go back to a lockdown situation like that, along with all of the emotional and economic pain it caused for so many of us?
I hate to sound like a broken record, but we have all got to collectively stand on guard folks – with masks, with social distancing and with hand-washing – or here comes a second wave that more than a few infectious disease experts say could cause even more sickness and death than the first.
The reporting of the 313 daily case count this September 14th, there were also reports that many of these cases are in the Toronto and Peal areas of the province. And a number of them may be related, we were told, to individuals who have recently entered Canada from other countries and are not necessarily doing the recommended 14 days of remaining in quarantine.
I normally have no problem with people from other parts of the world visiting Canada, but what measures are our government agencies taking to make sure that measures are being taken to make sure this is being done safely?
Perhaps in the case of some counties where the case counts remain particularly troublesome, we should not be admitting people from those regions of the world at all.
There are also continued reports of crowded parties, attended mostly by younger people, who think they are more immune from this virus. Except the accumulating evidence shows they are not all that immune. Many of the people in Ontario now testing positive, we are being told, are under the age of 40.
So here we are now with 313 daily cases this Monday, September 14th.
Just the day before it was 204, and the two days before that chalked up 232 and 213 cases respectively. That’s moving significantly upward from last August and July when daily case counts were hovering between about 30 and, at the most, 80.
Like I said in a commentary just a day or two ago, the killer virus is still out there and we cannot afford to let our guard down, especially with colder weather setting in.
Please everyone. Let’s do everything we can to look after ourselves and each other, and we will get through this.
Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
For a CBC report on these latest case numbers for Ontario, click on – Https://Www.Cbc.Ca/News/Canada/Toronto/Ontario-Covid-19-Numbers-Monday-1.5723045
To View Up-To-Date Ontario Government Data On Numbers, Click On – Https://Covid-19.Ontario.Ca/Data
Here is a news commentary that Doug Draper at Niagara At Large posted on concern over rising levels in Ontario, just this past September 13th. To read it, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/09/13/ontarios-covid-19-cases-now-in-danger-of-spiking-again/
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