Covid has found Saskatchewan and things are not looking good. The case numbers are insignificant compared to more populated areas around the globe but our per capita numbers are bad and getting worse. This should not come as a shock to anyone here.
People here have a tendency to believe that due to our small population and wide open spaces, we are immune to such things as global pandemics. Unfortunately, that is not the case. There is a false sense of security in knowing our co-workers, neighbours, and classmates. People in Saskatchewan know and trust the people around them. Covid has taken advantage of this lapse and spread through manufacturing plants and mines, schools, penitentiaries, health centres and seniors homes, sports teams, and families. It is here and spreading exponentially.
Our hospitals are filling up and our intensive care units are already over capacity. We must all do our part to stop the spread of Covid. It will be interesting to see if people actually start taking this seriously – wearing masks, following directional arrows, keeping socially distant, following official guidelines for gatherings and the like. From what I have seen so far, I think we are in for a long uphill battle. 🥺