A few days ago, we were advised that deaths in long-term care facilities represented about 50% of the COVID-19 deaths reported. That is horrific and getting rapidly worse as new instances in care homes are reported each day.
Including statistics for vulnerable and unprotected people unable to self-isolate and social distance is misleading at best. At the very least, those numbers should be segregated in assessing the effect that social isolation is having on COVID-19 spread. The currently published figures are dishonest.
We have effectively shut down our economic engines putting millions of people in economic peril.
Our federal government has been fixated on becoming a player on the world stage, but Canada is still a minor league player on the economic front.
We have deluded ourselves into believing we can shift to clean energy, that we can improve the world through urging change in other nations, that we are changing to a knowledge driven economy, and that Canada does not have a unique character and identity in a brave new borderless world -- all of which are intellectual exercises in daydreaming.
The COVID-19 crises has brought it all to a jarring halt.
The world and our place therein are changing, but we are not facing rebellion and coup d'état. We are undergoing gradual shifts and adaptation that will take place over decades.