Alberta’s COVID numbers are concerning, for sure.
More than 1,000 new cases on Saturday, 991 on Sunday and 860 on Monday.
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That’s 2,877 new cases in just 72 hours. At the peak of our first wave on April 30, we had 3,021 active cases.
So from Friday through Monday of this week, we had more new cases than we had total active cases at the peak of the spring wave.
That number cannot be ignored.
Nor can we ignore the fact that Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced there were 10,031 active cases as of Monday. That’s more than three times our highest number of active cases during lockdown in April and May.
So how come we’re not locked down now?
Because we learned the heavy cost of a lockdown. Not just the economic damage, but the human toll as well — depression, addiction, suicide, family violence and other health conditions not being dealt with.
With full lockdowns, the cure is worse than the disease.