The COVID-19 numbers for Ottawa have been mildly concerning; the "not a re-opening" of the city seems to be off to a rough start with positive test results climbing just 5 days into the end of the stay-at-home order. We just logged 77 positive cases on the 21st, according to the provincial health unit.
One member of my remote gaming group narrowly avoided exposure, as his wife — who runs a home daycare — was informed that 2 children she watches tested positive, along with their mother and grandmother, who all live together. The follow-up to this revealed that, as of last Friday, the grandmother was in the ICU, on a ventillator, with a 50/50 chance for survival.
We haven't even been hit with any of these variant strains yet, and I am incredibly pessimistic for what things will look like by the 1-year anniversary of the first lockdown. The province and federal government have both managed to make the vaccine roll-out as fraught with delays and rendered as ineffective as possible. I am really hoping this turns around soon.
I'm just easing back into training at my gym (as of right now, my legs are killing me from Friday's workout), and I am already worried about yet another shutdown. I don't know how many more of these the fitness industry can take before gyms just start shuttering permanently. I am very concerned about the possibility to losing easy access to the full range of training equipment I've grown accustomed to using.
Published: February 21st, 2021.