Today we celebrate our 52nd anniversary in a very low key manner. We are not doing gifts or even cards this year, but we will order our standard issue pizza, a tradition that began in a motel in Stratford all of those years ago. It is supposed to be a nice day, so perhaps, we will go for a drive or a sit in the park. There is another tradition from our wedding day — fudge. If we can find some on a Monday, we will.
We are not celebrating Ontario's extending the stay-at-home order to June 02. Originally, the end date would have been this Thursday, May 20. But while the new case rate is falling, it still can't seem to get below 2000/day. While it is much better than the 4000/day rate which we exceeded for ~6 days not so very long ago, it is still not enough.
The aim is to get the rate down to under 1000/day for several consecutive days before we ease off on the restrictions.
It is hoped that the vaccines will have reached 70% of adults by June 02. We should make it or close to it because we are over 50% already, and vaccines are arriving more reliably and plentifully these days. The key is to reduce the cases in the hotspot regions, which are mostly in and near Toronto. We are not doing badly here in Eastern Ontario — in relative terms, of course.
The province, and the country for that matter, is now getting the vaccine into arms at a good rate. Without our own factories, it took Canada a little longer to get going than the USA and the UK, but the progress is steady now. We are presently exceeding the daily jab rate in the US although, to be fair, many more Americas have already been jabbed, and many of those with both doses.
While we will have to wait a little longer for family time for this particular lockdown to be rescinded, we do want it to be truly over and not have to endure another. So, if it takes a few extra weeks, let get 'er done!
Speaking of the pandemic, I have been remembering the Silly Walk that Sue and I videoed early in the pandemic last year. I reprise it here because I have some new readers since last year. Somehow, it seems appropriate to repost this on our anniversary.
It isn't very long, and I remind you that you can see it in greater fullness and glory by watching it on YT.