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GINTA – Don’t let summer temptations lead to bad decisions

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SUMMER IS ON AND THOUGH EVERYONE hoped that the virus will just succumb to hot weather, that’s not the case. Summer weather draws people out and many choose to do it the ‘old’ way – huddling together for parties and such, forgetting any references to social distancing, masks, and the like.

Yes, the number of new COVID-19 cases in on the rise again. But making up for lost time should not be coming at such a high price.

A few photos shared on social media over the weekend showed beaches packed with people in Penticton and party boats filled to the brim in Kelowna. Things can get ugly fast when people are careless and many cases linked to Kelowna are proof to that.

Some of the remote communities such as the one of Haida Gwaii are also seeing cases of this dreaded disease, and that’s despite the fact that they fought hard to keep visitors away. Some said it might have been a resident who traveled and returned home with the virus. Regardless. A stark reminder that it starts with one person.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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