I don’t know how things are going in your little corner of the world.
I sure hope all’s well and good for you.
But here in Montréal, the hospitals are (over)filled with patients. Covid is still making its fair share of victims, although no one’s talking about it (because, let’s face it, nobody wants to know), influenza is hitting hard after three years of not being able to spread because of all the health measures in place around the globe, and now pneumonia seems to affect more and more people, and forcing them to seek medical assistance.
On the news, we’ve seen several stories of relatively severely ill people who had to wait for days, lying on the floor, before getting any kind of assistance (besides getting fed very mild pain killers).
I do get that we’re all fed up with everything that happened the past three years… I really do get it.
This afternoon, Chéri’s parents came to spend some time with us. They wanted us to meet at one of Montréal’s major shopping malls, because they’ll be traveling in February, and wanted to buy a couple of things.
As you might know, Chéri and I have avoided big crowds since this whole covid thing. And I honestly thought that the mall would be quite quiet just after the holidays. Otherwise, I would have convinced Chéri to make other plans.
But, as seen on the above picture, I was terribly wrong. It wasn’t quiet at all. It was filled with people just roaming around, maskless. I had my mask on, but I doubt that in such a large petri dish, it made any difference.
And as I type this, I’ve started to have sniffles.
So, yeah. I think it is great that things seem to be back to normal… But is it?
Is it really?
And are we really willing to go for another round, just to have a couple of weeks of back in the days-like times?
I just hope the sniffles will go away during the night, but I have a bad feeling about them.
And I am sorry that we seek normality more than we want to protect society as a whole. As if, because we are North Americans, we are safer than other parts of the world.
We’re all part of this.
But hey! Apparently, We’re now, back to our regular programming… So please stay tuned!