A roll of the dice over COVID-19

It’s a little dizzying to read on the one hand La COVID-19 frappe fort dans le Grand Montréal, Sacre-Coeur cancer patient dies of COVID-19, Un centre pour déficients intellectuels entièrement infecté par le coronavirus, Taux de mortalité quatre fois plus élevé à Montréal qu’à Toronto and on the other Legault says he wants to gradually reopen Quebec – while still calling for more support from the armed forces.

Well, we’ve seen this debate already in the comments on the blog, and it’s playing out around the world. But it’s a roll of the dice given we don’t know enough yet about immunity to the coronavirus, whether everyone who’s exposed to the virus is immune afterwards, and if so, for how long.