Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — Doug Ford is getting a taste of his own medicine.
The premier is in isolation — at his late mother’s residence — after an aide reportedly tested positive for COVID 19.
And as he and his Progressive Conservative government are now considering a paid sick leave program for the province’s workers.
Many are calling this ironic.
This as Simcoe-Muskoka cases remained well above 100 again today — at least by Public Health Ontario accounting that cited 124 cases on its website mid-morning.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) countered this afternoon with 101 cases.
A breakout of cases was not available on the SMDHU website as of 4p.m. this afternoon.
Meanwhile, U.S. Joe Biden told Justin Trudeau he may be able to bail out Canada with more vaccines.
And job vacancies in the health field are soaring with few taking up the perilous professions. Hospitals, LTCs and PSWs top the list with about 3,700 positions going wanting.
HEALTH UNIT HIGHLIGHTS:
- 9,654 cases to date.
- 261 new cases since Sunday, 712 last week.
- 16 deaths in April
- 1,966 UK VOC cases, 22 from South Africa, 2 Brazil.
- 22 cases have tested positive for the P.1 variant of concern (Brazil), 2 cases have tested 163,600+ total vaccines administered
- 148,000 have received their first vaccine, 24% of population.
IN OTHER COVID NEWS …
- Here’s a provincial website to find a pharmacy offering the vaccine:
Enter the first half of your postal code.
- CFL season won’t kick-off till Aug. 5 — two months late — pushing the Grey Cup in Hamilton back to Dec. 2. There was no season last years due to the pandemic.
- Women’s world hockey championships also cancelled again, in Halifax.
- Lingerie lockdown leads to panties protests, as French Prime Minister Jean Castex has been inundated with ladies’ undies.
Celebrating 27 YEARS of ‘Local Online Journalism’
Follow us on at Twitter @muskokatoday & on Facebook at mclairmont1
Leave your comments at end of story.
Send Letters to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBSCRIBE for $25 by e-transferring to email@example.com
Or go online to https://muskokatoday.com/subscriptions