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Coronavirus in Canada: 9/8/2020
- Average daily case count increasing - Dr Tam
- Breaking: Ontario halts reopening plan as COVID-19 cases spike (185 cases)
- Concerns over early outbreaks as schools reopen
What I am scared about is the loss of reason and wave of fear that has induced the masses of society into a spellbinding spiral of panic, stockpiling obscene quantities of anything that could fill a bomb shelter adequately in a post-apocalyptic world. I am scared of the N95 masks that are stolen from hospitals and urgent care clinics where they are actually needed for front line healthcare providers and instead are being donned in airports, malls, and coffee lounges, perpetuating even more fear and suspicion of others.
That article is wildly exagerated. He seems to be the one that is panicked and in his own words "scared" Stocking up on toilet paper happened in the first few weeks and people were just concerned because we had never been through a shutdown/pandemic. People are quite relaxed now other than parents who are rightfully concerned that governments are cutting corners to get the babysitting service up.
PPEs are not disappearing from hospitals in great numbers. There have been no break-ins. Testing isn't done at hospitals. In Quebec you call a number and are told what to do to get tested if you qualify to be tested. People aren't rushing the emergency departments.
It seems his greatest fear is that the Olympics will be cancelled. He says "can you imagine". Sure. I have no trouble imagining it and I think the world could so without it just fine. Many atheletes don't come from the countries they represent. It's just a way to generate mass spending and consumerism.
As to the numbers in the next post. The point of lockdowns is to slow the spread of the disease which it seems to be doing somewhat successfully.
In closing I don't know anyone cowering terrrified in their basements. I don't see people running around in a panic.
That doctor's rant is rooted in politics not medicine. He is using his title to give his words more weight but he didn't write about the virus nor even the mental health impacts. He is actually quite insulting and paternalistic as though we are the unwashed masses being manipulated cause we aren't as smart as he is.
I am scared that travel restrictions will become so far reaching that weddings will be canceled, graduations missed and family reunions will not materialize. And well, even that big party called the Olympic Games…that could be kyboshed too. Can you even
I’m scared those same epidemic fears will limit trade, harm partnerships in multiple sectors, business and otherwise and ultimately culminate in a global recession.
But mostly, I’m scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, openmindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
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