The kids kept their long-standing appointments and finally got their second Pfizer doses on the weekend. They could have gotten vaxxed a few weeks earlier when the clinics opened up for drop-ins for 12+ year-olds, but times were busy with three separate vacations. At least they will be protected as fully as possible in time for school in September, and I expect that most of their fellow students will be as well. However, schools will remain masked according to current plans.
We still all mask in public, indoor places and may for the foreseeable future with the fourth wave beginning to hit us.
Although daily rates for new cases plummeted to the low 100s for awhile, they are now generally over 200 and have even crept up above 400. I am not happy about this despite comparing very well to the rest of North America. At last look on the weekend, I found that all Canadian provinces and territories except for the Yukon ranked below (below is good in this case) all American states with Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi leading the pack (which is not good in this case).
Meanwhile, the overall vaccination numbers as a percentage of the total population are relatively good with Canada surpassing the US almost a month ago and now standing #1 amongst major, industrial countries. The following chart also shows that the USA, ranking 7th, still does relatively well. Canada is still well below a few countries standing only 8th in the world amongst all nations, with 63.2% fully vaccinated. At the very top of all nations, however, the UAE percentage is 72.
Here in Ontario, 72.1% of adults are fully vaccinated and 62.7% of the total population. Vaccination rates are slowing down but hopefully, will increase again as summer wanes and the school year approaches. However, as I check early on this Monday morning, there were fewer that 50000 vaccinations in total yesterday with 38000 of them being second doses. This is quite a decline from earlier when the province had days of more than 200000 vaccinations. Hopefully, part of the low figure is attributable to fine weather weekend in our short Canadian summer.
Locally, our health unit reports 3 active cases with no one hospitalized. Last I checked our district was tops in the province for rate of vaccination.
With us all vaxxed, I wonder if this will be my terminal C report? That would probably make many happy.