Health authorities tackle west end issue

Health authorities are reaching out to leaders in the Jewish community in an effort to hold back the surge in Covid variants. It’s interesting how Aaron Derfel carefully notes that nobody is blaming any specific cultural or ethnic groups, but social gatherings in the west end may be going on, and, according to a spokesman, there may be “a certain skeptical stance toward secular society.” Add the factors of large families and kids in school, and you have a nifty Petri dish situation – and Passover is starting on March 27.

I want to observe quickly here that Europe is facing new lockdowns – Paris is shutting down this weekend, for example, and there are more details here on other situations in Europe. And Brazil is in terrible shape. We may have vaccines but Covid is not over yet, not by a long shot.