No weekend respite for virus

Reopening Montreal will probably lead to a surge of cases of COVID-19 in the city, according to a mathematical model. TVA simplifies it to a prediction of 150 deaths per day by July and that’s outside CHSLDs. However, some stories continue to focus on business losses from the lockdown.

A study done using anonymized cell phone data shows that Quebec’s early spring break was, as has been suggested, one spark for the ongoing higher numbers of infections here. Detailed study here from Radio-Canada with lots of visuals. Version française.

La Presse’s Bruno Bisson notices that the history of the electric train under Mount Royal stretched exactly between a pair of pandemics 101 years and 6 months apart.

Controls on how many can enter the market and barriers on the stalls have come to Jean-Talon market just when people will be going there to get plants for the season.

Patrick Lagacé on Dr Arruda: “Je m’inquiète de voir Horacio Arruda prêter sa crédibilité de scientifique à la justification d’erreurs de communication, de planification et de logistique, erreurs qui n’ont rien à voir avec la science.”

The city saw three times the usual number of deaths this week.