COVID-19 Guidance 2

Status Awareness

Today Montreal opened a new testing station at de Maisonneuve and St. Urbain, tripling the number of tests possible per day.

This will mean a spike in new cases – not because there is necessarily a spike in new transmissions now, but because there was a week ago and we didn’t know it.

So don’t panic – but maintain your awareness. Here is a site that can keep you up-to-date daily. It only takes a few seconds to look at the numbers – and most important at the curve of the graph, to see if it is levelling off:

Quebec COVID-19 Graph and Map

It is worth repeating that any one of us can be a vector for the disease without realizing it, because newly infected persons are sub-clinical (have no symptoms) for a week, but can still infect others during that time.

Today it was revealed that down south a senator got tested, but behaved as though he knew he wasn’t positive. He only started limiting contact with others after he learned he was positive for COVID-19. This is a perfect example of how NOT to behave.

Together, let’s live up to our responsibility to others. Let’s do all we can to limit the spread of this disease.

But our friends and neighbours are doing good things. One of the best things we can do is to recognize each others’ acts of kindness.

La Conscience de la Situation

Ce matin une première clinique sans rendez-vous de dépistage de la COVID-19 est ouverte au centre-ville de Montréal. Le nombre d’analyses par jour possible est maintenant trois fois celui d’hier.

Mais la panique, qui a fameusement dit notre <fonctionnaire choc>, n’est pas une bonne conseillère.

Voici un site ou vous pouvez vite vous mettre à jour:

Quebec COVID-19 Graph and Map

Un excellent éditorial aujourd’hui dans La Presse/Débats, par Paul Journet :

Ce n’était pas un cygne noir

A la fin il cite Albert Camus, La Peste. Ça vaut bien un coup d’oeil.

Ensemble, vivons notre responsabilité collective par rapport aux autres. Que nous fassions notre possible pour contenir le virus.

Mais à la fin nos concitoyens, nos voisins, et nos amis font du bien. Que nous nous reconnaissions quand ça se fait!

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