Maybe it was pandemic fatigue that left so many feeling apathetic and demotivated. Too tired to fight a virus that could kill them and their loved ones.
Or maybe it was base ignorance, that made them believe that COVID wasn't that dangerous, and that even if they got it they would survive.
Or maybe they thought it was a joke and didn't give a damn about the lives of others.
But whatever the reason, the second wave is here, the virus is surging all over the world from Montreal to Moscow.
And now that thanks to scientists like Dr Sai Ling we can clearly see the enemy.
Thanks to the work of scientists like Dr. Li, the new coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, is no longer a cipher. They have come to know it in intimate, atomic detail. They’ve discovered how it uses some of its proteins to slip into cells and how its intimately twisted genes commandeer our biochemistry. They’ve observed how some viral proteins throw wrenches into our cellular factories, while others build nurseries for making new viruses. And some researchers are using supercomputers to create complete, virtual viruses that they hope to use to understand how the real viruses have spread with such devastating ease.
We can understand why it's such a deadly threat.
And why in hindsight, some politicians were in too much of a hurry to open up for business again...
But then many of their constituents and desperate small business owners were demanding an end to the lockdowns.
And it took forever for the CDC to acknowledge or confirm that the coronavirus can spread through the air.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread "through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols," which are produced even when a person breathes.
So many could not have known how dangerous the virus was.
"There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes)," the page now says. "In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk."
The shabby Con media was more interested in fake scandals than in the real dangers of a pandemic.
So now a lot of people are going to get sick and die of ignorance...
Hospitals all over Canada are in danger of being swamped.
Most large hospitals in Greater Toronto are operating above 90 per cent capacity with some already full and experiencing patient gridlock in emergency departments, a situation the Ontario Hospital Association warns is unsafe and unsustainable during a pandemic.
“There is enormous growing risk,” said Anthony Dale, the association’s president and CEO.
And front line workers are in danger of collapsing, overwhelmed by a pandemic that just goes on and on...
It's hard to watch that video, but Canadians need to hear from those who have worked so heroically to try to bring the deadly virus under control.
This nurse opened up about her 'worst shift' yet, exposing the heartbreaking reality of health care workers fighting the pandemic pic.twitter.com/QBNvHKM3Yd— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 11, 2020