Last year in June I wrote about covid and the waterfront 10K and whether there’d be one this year. Of course, there hasn’t been. I was quite optimistic because:
- 10 Covid vacines were being tested on humans at that time. And here we are a year later with almost 70% of eligible people in Canada with their first dose and about 20% with their second. As testy as I sometimes am about inefficiencies, that is pretty remarkable.
- The Canadian government had a tracking app ready for deployment. I’ve had that app on my phone since it came out and it’s never contacted me. Is that because I was careful or because the app didn’t provide the contact tracing capability we’d hoped?
- Rates were coming down. I assumed distancing was working. Of course, the autumn and winter showed that infection rates were much worse than I ever expected. And yet, here we are on the other side and rates are coming down quite rapidly once again.
So I’m back in the land of sunshine and rainbows, looking forward to a pleasant, if somewhat cautious, summer.