YOU MAY HAVE PEEKED at the news of the new variants appearing in some schools in the Lower Mainland. As I started writing, two more schools have been added to the exposure list for the U.K. variant, bringing the total number to five.
We are told there are ways to reduce the risk and generally improve our state of health. Eating healthy and getting daily exercise, washing hands and airing out properly so fresh air can reduce the number of disease-causing particles.
Pause on the last item and here’s some controversial news to go with it: a school in Abbotsford had some its windows screwed shut, by the order of their respective school officials, because teachers kept opening them.
The teachers were not being absurd. They had a COVID exposure the previous week, plus one of the teachers contracted the disease. The ventilation system they were counting on was in fact non-existent.