Sunday, April 11, 2021

Conflicting weather, conflicting views

By Glen Turner – Special to the Sydenham Current

Hey! How about this weather?

I’m Canadian… it’s usually what we talk about, right?

Seriously! A couple of weeks ago, I was walking my dog in snow, wearing a heavy coat, gloves and a toque.

Last week, I was out on my boat in a bathing suit!

Anyhow, as we slowly see things re-opening… I got my cleaning lady back, I got my dog groomed, and yet… I can’t get a haircut!

What’s wrong with this picture?

Well, I’m thinking that now is NOT a good time to identify yourself as a ‘populist’.

The three leading deniers (of the pandemic… and climate change, I might add) are in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom… all headed by ‘populists’.

The United States approaches 100,00 deaths… Trump says ‘it’s under control, we’re doing a great job’.

Bolsonaro calls it ‘that cold’ or ‘that flu’ in Brazil.

Boris Johnson in the United Kingdom wanted the soccer stadiums full, then he got COVID-19 and was in ICU.

Karma is so real.

The U.S. leads in total cases, total deaths.

The UK is second in total deaths.

Brazil is second in total cases.

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions, although, it’s not hard to join the dots.

I just hope that EVERYONE is doing their share and following guidelines.

Be safe, EVERYONE!

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