Image Courtesy: Pexels IF you have loose COVID restrictions leading to cracks in the system… THEN you’re making it too easy for people to find loopholes… BECAUSE everyone loves a loophole. Then again, everyone hates a loophole.
IF there was something that was obvious… THEN it’s Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympic Games in China… BECAUSE the U.S. did it two days ago. Some say that a diplomatic boycott does not go far enough, but a full boycott will likely never happen again. Athletes train for four years for this moment,Continue reading “Tagging Along”
IF the U.S. has staged a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympics… THEN look for Canada to follow suit… BECAUSE Canada’s more recent history with China is also complicated. The saga regarding the two Michaels and Meng Wanzhou has seen relations plummet. Not to mention that other countries like Australia are also considering a boycottContinue reading “Setting A Precedent?”
Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF the booster becomes available to those 50+ in Ontario… THEN we still won’t know if it can work on the Omicron variant… BECAUSE it’s still new. The Omicron variant, first discovered in Africa, is starting to spread across the world, but only time will tell if boosters will work.
Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one that offers “strong protection” against the Omicron variant… THEN Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have to step their game up… BECAUSE omicron has started spreading even with travel bans in place. If there is no substantial protection from multiple manufacturers, omicron willContinue reading “Vaccine Effectiveness Against the Unknown”
Image Courtesy: Pexels IF Canadian cases of the Omicron variant are yet to be confirmed… THEN it will only get worse when more people test positive… BECAUSE lots of people are either stuck in South Africa or are in quarantine. Four cases were already confirmed in Ontario with one confirmed in Quebec, and more peopleContinue reading “Omicron Concerns”
Image Courtesy: Pexels IF the latest variant of concern, Omicron, reaches Canada… THEN we’ll be going back into lockdown… BECAUSE that’s what happened when other variants wreaked havoc. While vaccinations rates are high in Canada, they are not high in Africa, which is where the variant was first detected. Travel restrictions have been initiated, butContinue reading “Here We Go Again”
Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF we think the end of the pandemic is near… THEN that’s because it might be… BECAUSE kids in Ontario aged 5-11 can now get a paediatric version of the Pfizer vaccine. While some parents remain skeptical, and understandably so, getting vaccinated is the best solution for everybody.
Image Courtesy: Marco Verch/Flickr IF there was a time when we needed good news regarding the status of COVID-19 vaccines… THEN today was it… BECAUSE not only is a decision regarding the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 expected within two weeks, Moderna’s vaccine has been approved as a booster as well.Continue reading “More Vaccine Positives”
Image Courtesy: Michael Burrows/Pexels IF health restrictions are restored yet again… THEN getting back to pre-COVID times will take longer… BECAUSE cases are rising again in Ontario. The good news is that this might not affect you, as the province will likely take a regional approach.