May 19, 2024
It sure seems to be
After the protests, have the civic authorities of Canada effectively declared the need for social distancing is dead?
After the protests, have the civic authorities of Canada effectively declared the need for social distancing is dead?

Fairly straightforward stuff today. Just basic logic. Or maybe an elementary riddle. Like — when is a pandemic not a pandemic? Is a gathering of more than six people dangerous and forbidden, but at over 1,000 does all risk disappear? Is the new law of viral spread the bigger the crowd the less chance of infection?

The bluntest question may be the most engaging, however. Is the pandemic over?

Not just in Toronto, where I notate these cheerful arias for the Post, but in Ontario, Canada, the United States and in Europe. It is surely great news if it is. Although the lineup for haircuts is going to be appalling.

(Side thought: if those fiendish barbers get together and strike a monopoly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to issue federal relief just for people who want a trim. I suggest the Shampoo Fund as a saleable branding.)

I circulate these questions because public events of the last few days have exposed serious contradictions, what my good friends in the media are given to calling a “disconnect” (an analogy drawn from plumbing, I believe.) Allow me to set a little background.

[Interesting Read]

See Also:

(1) Federal government seeking exit strategy from CERB through new legislation

(2) ‘Defund the police’ is a slogan, not a strategy

(3) Anti-racism march in Alberta town postponed after angry backlash on social media

(4) Gov’t employees should help shoulder burden of COVID-19 economic crisis  

(5) A slow return to normal in Canada

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