Friday, May 22, 2020
Vancouver Island has not had one new case of Covid-19 in two full weeks.
Since the virus arrived this island of 870,000 plus the residents of the Gulf Islands have had 126 cases. Five deaths. 25 hospitalized in total. One still remains in hospital.
Fourteen days. We seem to have flattened the curve but I don't know anyone who imagines this is over. Most are still self-isolating and, when they do go out, self-distancing, masked and some also gloved.
The washing and learning not to touch our faces has also caused a collapse in cases of severe colds, strep throats and other viral afflictions.
It's hard to argue with success.