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GINTA – It’s not all doom and gloom as long as we make better choices

I AM NOT MUCH FOR VIRAL NEWS but every now and then I wish some stories I come across get shared far and wide because of how significant they are.

The one I came across on social media a couple of days ago was COVID-19-related and, as much as I wanted to distance myself from it all during the long weekend, this one got my attention (along with the high numbers of new cases in our own province).

A doctor from Ontario took to Twitter to share a story (with permission from the family) of a woman who died because her husband contracted a COVID variant at work while not being adequately protected. Not by his own will, mind you. The disease unfolded quickly and deadly, said Dr. Michael Warner, medical director of clinical care at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.

The point was not to create panic but awareness, he said. Hospitals — and ICU wards especially — are overwhelmed there. Also, he reminded us that where some see numbers, others see people – family members, friends or patients who struggle and sadly enough, sometimes lose the fight.

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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.thinkofclouds.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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