Day 14 +2 of Quarantine completed. I celebrated by having Take Out Fish and Chips last night. Nothing else much will change as social distancing is being enforced. I will be able to go the the grocery store for my own groceries and pick up my prescription. I got a new scobby to make some Kombucha (fermented tea) and started a 12 cup batch. I think I’ll try to make dandelion wine again this spring, once the yellow flowers start to bloom.
COVID-19 Pandemic worries increase as projected numbers are released by the USA and our own Provincial Government. The USA is projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths. I suspect the final number will actually be much higher.
COVID-19 in Canada April 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m. EDT
With 10x the population of Canada USA is still being hit much harder.
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*†
Total cases: 239,279
Total deaths: 5,443
After the World Health Organization changed it’s position on the use of facemasks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, President Trump has decided that 3M will no longer be permitted to export face masks to Canada as they are needed by the USA. So much for trade agreements during a pandemic. 3M a Canadian based company is protesting, but I don’t think they’ll be able to convince President Trump that the USA doesn’t need every face mask produced.
Ontario is projecting between 3,000 and 15,000 deaths. To prevent the worse case scenario even more restrictions will be in place. Construction will grind to a halt with only emergency construction or construction for health care being permitted to continue. The pandemic is now forecast to continue for 18 – 24 months. Many of the relationships between countries will be forever changed. Premier Ford is saying “Never again” regarding the dependence on others as local manufacturing quickly changes gears to produce needed supplies in Ontario.