I was thinking of doing a daily COVID19 diary but thought that would be too much and I still have work to do.
In The News
The past couple of days has seen a lot of developments in the news, it’s difficult to keep on top of it all.
- The border between the US and Canada has been closed with exception of essential traffic. Essential most likely means those carrying food or medicine. Looking at the border web cam’s there hasn’t been much traffic going back and forth anyhow.
- Due to the rise in reported COVID19 cases British Columbia declared a national emergency.
- The total number of COVID19 cases in British Columbia is now 231. There has been a total of 7 deaths.
- British Columbia says people don’t need to go to the doctors office to renew prescriptions, they will renew them automatically, this is incredibly useful as it takes a lot of foot traffic away from surgeries.
- The EU shut down it’s borders with some exceptions.
- The death toll in the UK has risen to 104 (99 in England). Total number of cases is now 2,626.
For BC, CBC produce a fantastically useful daily update.
I notice an increased level of stress as people start look at someone to blame. US blames China. China blames US. US blames Trump. Trump blames Obama. UK blames Boris. I feel the blame game is quite unhelpful at this time, there might be enough of it to go round every where but while people get in a tiz this is taking the energy away from saving lives.
On Tuesday I received my hair trimmers via Amazon. Amazon had announced it was going to focus on essential items so I might have ordered this just in time. I ordered them because I saw videos from Wuhan of residents trying to cut their own hair as stores close. Our local hair dressers is also closing for good, nothing to do with the virus, so thought his might be a good time to learn how to cut my own hair. Picture below, the Panda didn’t come with it!!
While I was waiting for the nice Amazon delivery guy Don went to the supermarket. It was busy but Canadian Superstore had all aisles open, thankfully. They were virtually out of soup and milk, even at 9.15am, not good. I hope they refilled their shelves later in the day. We are all set with everything we need for a while.
I was most displeased that Facebook decided to delete a post that Don shared letting people know the Dollar General store had special hours for seniors only. This was related to yet another error at the company relating to its algorithm, they said had nothing to do with COVID19, but clearly was. The last thing we need are headlines from this company who don’t have a good reputation anyhow.
I am continuing to work, which is keeping my time away from social media and the news.