Benches Outside Rideaucrest Nursing Home: Photo by YYC
Another COVID Benchmark
Wow, talk about progress!
Addendum: May 29
The Kingston Whig Standard today carries an article that I never expected to see!
(Whig-Standard File Photo) Michael Lea /The Whig-Standard/QM
Contracting COVID-19 isn’t as easy as previously thought, Kingston’s top epidemiologist said recent studies suggest.
“We are learning a lot more about transmission, which will enable us to really look at what are the most effective strategies,” Dr. Gerald Evans, the medical director of infection control at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, said on Thursday morning. “Although this virus can be transmitted person-to-person, it is not quite as easy as people believe it to be.”
Evans admitted that the science shows that wearing a cloth face mask does little to stop transmitting the virus in close proximity. The mask, which has recently become a political tool, is mostly for the psychological well-being of the community, Evans said. (end quote)
Dr. Evans was urging calm as early as the end of January this year: YouTube. Here's his latest video. Here's his BIO.
Wow! Dr. Evans is my kind of guy!
Finally, on our own home ground, common sense is emerging!
Here's what I wrote yesterday, full of exasperation at insane rules, and then seeing them flouted by Nursing Home Staff:
Freedom for health care workers! Yay!
They tore off the tapes and sat their fannies down on a forbidden bench and talked and laughed and hugged and had a good old time ... until Yours Truly came along and ruined everything.
Yes, several days ago, I came upon a group of Nursing Home Staff who were clearly announcing their liberation from the "distancing" requirements laid out by Ontario's Premier Doug Ford.
They were even braver than the folks who had swarmed into Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods beach last weekend: CBC: Ontario premier makes public plea to 'go get tested' ...
Braver because they were in their scrubs, easily seen as nursing home workers, and they were not distancing. Brave enough to risk hastening the deaths of their elderly patients when they straggled back inside the building. Now that's freedom!
It's way more freedom than the elderly residents of the apartment building next door are allowed.
The Managing CEO has an evil fondness for issuing dicta, complete with exclamation marks.
One that I omitted from an earlier post on that topic was this:
"YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE LONG TERM CARE FACILITY; it is on lockdown!!"
Apparently some of my aged compatriots had been accustomed to using the ATM and a mailbox located just inside the entrance door to the nursing home, and that had to be stopped!
They are also not allowed to sit on the benches in our lobby or outside our entrance door, nor on the comfy couches in the now-locked common rooms, for fear they might get too close to one another.
And only one of them at a time is allowed to ride the elevators.
I wasn't going to talk publicly about the criminal bench sitters until I heard back from my local City Councillor who lives a couple of blocks from me -- though he may be "working from cottage", so replies to constituent emails might take longer or maybe even forever.
I reminded him of an earlier post of mine titled: "Every Bench Has A Story" and expressed my concerns about what I saw at the nursing home next door. He did seem happy earlier to hear my thoughts on the City's insane contemplation of adding fluoride to the water supply.
I guess the difference might be that both he and the Mayor had asked for input from residents on the fluoride topic, but are not keen to deal with "distancing" infractions by workers at the local City-owned nursing home.
So I decided to post it here (abridged for brevity):
Well, what should I have done? Those dimwit City employees were wearing scrubs, and were clearly care-givers on a break ... that is, breaking all the distancing rules ... and then they went back inside to "care for" the inmates.
But here's what the City says about its pride and joy nursing home:
Good lord, it's not even proper grammar!
See also this post at Pennyforyourthoughts:
'Disturbing' Ont. long-term care home report doesn't come as surprise to families
Yay! I may have to eat my caustic words about my City Councillor. I've just now received an email from him saying he is "looking into it".
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