As we get closer to having first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines made available to educators, staff, students and families, we are steps closer to hearing those words we all have been waiting to hear. . .’We now return to our regularly scheduled programming ‘
This past weekend, the Globe and Mail ran an article “The virtues we need to reach the COVID-19 finish line. I share a few excerpts from that article.
Never has the old saying “it’s always darkest before the dawn” seemed more apt than in the past few weeks. Fully a year after the pandemic started sweeping the world, a devastating third wave rolled across Canada. New variants of COVID-19 washed in . . .
And yet the first rays of the rising sun are clearly visible. The long-promised flood of vaccines is arriving. Another 4.5 million doses are landing in the coming week alone. . .
The vaccination drive and the continuing lockdowns are starting to have the intended effect. The number of patients in intensive care has started to fall from its third-wave peak. So has the number of new COVID-19 cases . . .
If the vaccination campaign continues to succeed, Canada should reach the plateau that makes it possible to start easing health rules – 75 per cent of adults with at least one shot, 20 per cent with two – by around the time spring turns officially to summer.
Getting there will take patience. Ontario just extended its current lockdown for another two weeks, until at least June 2 . . .
It will take some faith, too. These past few weeks have been filled with fear, frustration and anger, but . . .
If we can muster those virtues – patience, faith – and hold out for a little while longer, the rewards on offer are rich.
“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” Christopher Reeve