This picture of a park on Saturday pretty much sums it up: The second wave of COVID-19 is coming soon.
Based on my somewhat limited in-person observations and what I’ve read from credible sources, we’re not in this together. We have those talking this pandemic seriously and those that don’t. I’m not going to bother trying to understand why. But here are a few examples of what I’ve seen:
There is a 6 unit townhouse next to me…you know the one…the one with all the garage. Yeah, that one. On a regular occasion, streams of Uber drive in and out, dropping off and picking up party goers…parties that last till 4 am. Not so social distancing happening.
The other day while I was picking up some dope at Rexall, I came across a woman who was waiting in line, mask on but not covering her nose. She was playing with it, pulling it off and on while complaining to her mother that someone had told her she was wearing the mask improperly. She looked at me, and I nodded and said she was wearing it wrong as both mouth and nose needed to be covered. She ignored me, but when I got outside, I could hear he say “that asshole in the wheelchair doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” I smiled and rolled along.
Trip to Sunripe to get some fruit. This store does a great job with sanitizing and distancing, although, as a dude in a wheelchair, I need a hand basket…which have been removed. Back to the point, a mom was shopping her three teenage kids who, as I moved around the store, felt the need to tough every item and well basically, act like morons. Mom never said a word.
The picture of the park above from Toronto isnt unique. Hearing from credible sources London parks are quite busy, with the caution tape torn off playgrounds. I know we have cabin fever and want to get out. The weather is great…finally. I’ve got a new leg and I’m dying to I’m and get out. But I can’t. This isn’t over.
A friend who works at a retirement facility, where people have died, posted this the other day:
I work with patients going through Covid. It is unforgiving, quick to change and highly contagious. Please take it serious. I see many house parties and group walks in my ‘student’ neighborhood. But most recently we had a student intern nurse test positive… Please take this serious for you, your parents and grandparents.
People are dying…right here in London. We’ve seen in the US what happens when we under react. To date, 100,000 dead with many more to come. I’d suggest we need to slow down, be methodical and take this seriously.