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  • Kate 16:25 on 2022-06-25 Permalink | Reply  

    A staffing shortage means we have fewer ambulances standing ready than we should. Stay safe, stay healthy, everybody.

    • MarcG 22:52 on 2022-06-25 Permalink

      I went to pick up my wife’s medication at Jean Coutu earlier this evening and they had suddenly changed their closing time from 9pm to 6pm, presumably because of staffing shortages. Since we needed to drive to another location to get it, I rented a Communauto and when I went to pick up the car it wasn’t in the parking lot so I called customer service and waited on hold for 20 minutes, again presumably because of a staffing shortage. There are ideas kicking around that part of the reason for the lack of people filling these roles is long covid disability. If you think the pandemic is over, buckle up.

    • dhomas 04:50 on 2022-06-26 Permalink

      After managing to avoid it for over two years, COVID has made its way into our home. My wife tested positive on the last day of classes. At least a dozen teachers at her school got COVID during the last week of school, after weeks of students dropping like flies. It seems to have gotten worse since they lifted the restrictions and mask requirements in classes (insert surprised Pikachu meme). The teachers had been “relaxing” in terms of social distancing during the last week(s) of school, too. The pandemic is definitely not as over as everyone would like it to be.

    • Kate 08:44 on 2022-06-26 Permalink

      dhomas, I hope she will recover quickly. It’s too bad she’s sick just as she gets some time off.

      MarcG, from what I’ve been reading, I fear you’re right. As a society we were not prepared for a pandemic and we really are not prepared to accept that some people may never get back to their previous state of health, or not for a very long time.

      A regular reader of this blog told me it took six weeks for him to feel OK again after his initial recovery, for example. Employers are not ready for this.

    • dhomas 19:53 on 2022-06-26 Permalink

      Thanks, Kate. My wife and I are both triple vaxxed and our kids are double vaxxed. We were going to schedule our 4th jab and the kids 3rd, but we’ll likely hold off on that now. We had thought we may have gotten the virus before (despite testing negative with RATs), but my wife says this is unlike any other virus she’s experienced before (me and the kids are still testing negative for now), so she’s pretty sure this is her first exposure to COVID. In any case, it’s relatively mild and we assume this is due to vaccination. The difference is that it drags on. A flu would hit hard for a couple of days, but then subside. COVID seems to last longer, with more and different symptoms as it progresses. Hopefully, it won’t turn into looking COVID.

  • Kate 10:21 on 2022-06-25 Permalink | Reply  

    I didn’t know there was to be a parade on Ste‑Catherine on Saturday morning. Doesn’t look like much of a crowd, either.

  • Kate 08:23 on 2022-06-25 Permalink | Reply  

    A man was killed Saturday morning in a St‑Laurent home and both CTV and TVA say bluntly he was stabbed by his son. Journalists don’t usually convict, but it seems police must have said this because the same is reported by CTV. It’s the island’s 12th homicide of the year.

    • Kate 08:18 on 2022-06-25 Permalink | Reply  

      A man declared missing a few days ago was fished out of the river off Pointe‑aux‑Trembles on Friday morning. Cops don’t think a criminal act was involved.

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