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johobbit
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All of Ontario entered an "Emergency Brake" lockdown this morning at 12:01 a.m. Cases are continuing to rise (over 6000 between yesterday and today), mostly among under 40s. The ICUs are becoming overloaded again, putting a significant strain on our medical system. This lockdown (our third) is for four weeks, minimum, which brings us to the 1st of May.

Our focus: many people around us still need care and practical support, or just a listening ear ... and to an even greater extent in these trying days. There are a myriad of daily opportunities to encourage others; it's just that we have needed to find alternate ways—creative and resourceful—of serving others during the pandemic.

My father has had his first vaccine (March 8) and should be receiving his second dose this coming Tuesday, hurrah! Here in Ontario, vaccinations are now available for age 70+.

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Posted : April 3, 2021 4:50 pm
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waggawerewolf27
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It is a shame about Ontario being isolated like that. Unfortunately it is the only way, if the rest of Canada is to be protected, I suppose. At least your vaccinations are being rolled out, which may help after a while. Ours are still not being distributed yet, for some reason, & I don't understand the hold-up.

This morning, Easter Morning, at our church, finally we could not only attend church, but we also were able to sing hymns without wearing masks, for the first time for over a year. We haven't had cases of COVID-19 for quite a while.

But just when we think all is clear, that disease pops up again, with 8 cases in Queensland. Even before that, we became aware of the situation in Papua Niugini, the other side of the Torres Strait, where the Tiwi Islanders live, & where there are quite a few cases, more so than either New Zealand or Australia. There can be no room for complacency, I guess.

 

 

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Posted : April 3, 2021 6:08 pm
johobbit
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@waggawerewolf27, it warms my heart to hear that you were able to be in your church service in person and sing without masks. Wonderful! But too bad about the Queensland area, for sure.

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There can be no room for complacency, I guess.

Indeed!

Don't feel too badly for Ontarians. Giggle The Covid team has handled the entire pandemic quite well, overall. They have been very on top of things, so this lockdown is not at all a negative thing. In fact, it would have been concerning if this order had not been issued at this time. Some of the other provinces are not doing well, either, but from what I hear/read, Ontario's pandemic plan has been the most strict. Québec's has been close. (Our son and daughter-in-law live there.)

I sure hope your area receives the vaccines soon, wagga!

 

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Posted : April 3, 2021 6:25 pm
fantasia
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After a whole lot of research and prayers, I ended up getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week.  I had about 12 hours of feeling slightly crummy, and three days of a sore arm, but I'm glad to have that done and off my plate. Husband is getting his second Pfizer next week.

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Posted : April 5, 2021 6:39 am
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johobbit
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Good stuff, fantasia!

Here in Ontario, Canada, an Emergency State was announced today, so we are in a Stay at Home order for the next four weeks. The main issue is that our ICUs are overloaded, which is a great concern. I've mentioned this before, but the bulk of the cases now are in younger people, partly because of the vaccinations going on in the older groups, but also because too many in the province's lower adult age groups tend to 'pooh-pooh' the whole situation and therefore tend not to be as careful.

As for me and my family, we are all doing well and know that all this has a purpose, so we continue to keep a weather eye out for those who are really struggling through this prolonged trying time.

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Posted : April 7, 2021 6:05 pm
waggawerewolf27
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It is good to hear that you are all getting your vaccines at any rate. Ours in New South Wales are delayed, but some people have been saying on radio that they have received theirs. In the meantime we have been getting normal flu vaccinations, because it is now Autumn, with the normal flu season coming up. We have been advised to wait at least a fortnight before getting the Astra Zenica vaccine that is currently being distributed.

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