This posting is for you, who still don't believe the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic.
Bea has a relative in Denver, CO. The lady lives in a nursing home. It is a home owned and run by the church. There has been no deaths cases due to the coronavirus in that home. It is well run and they are cautious.
Once in a while the old lady calls us to have a chat. Weeks ago we talked about the virus epidemic and she said she thought it was the flu or flu-like. Nothing much to worry about. We didn't argue with her - we never do.
Yesterday, she called again.
And she told us how refrigerated trucks had been placed around Denver to store the dead bodies. Outside, they had a 100F so the trucks were running their cooling units for full power. Crematories could not keep up with the need. Infected bodies cannot be buried but must be cremated. Hence the need for the storage.
I think the old lady is scared.
2 days ago, I spoke to a couple from Ontario. Their province and the province of Quebec have been hardest hit by the virus. The couple lives in Ottawa. Not far from where they live, they have a nursing home. The capacity of the home is 160 seniors. Of those, 95 had been hit with the virus. Of those being infected 50 died.
A terrible death toll.
Also in Canada, we have privately run nursing homes. Their management must turn out a profit. A pandemic is serious business and for the management it means they will lose their profit when emergencies need to be met with heightened attention to detail and increased staffing, and more often than not, it will not be done. Negligent nursing homes are now facing lawsuits from their patient's families.
Of course, there are thousands of terrible Covid cases and Covid stories out there. Yet, there are still many people who believe the Covid-19 is a hoax helping the government to control the population.
How blind and ignorant must a person be to maintain this attitude?