This pandemic is shocking. We were in a safe bubble last Christmas and the Christmas before. That was a good thing, we will embrace those memories. We just have to keep on breathing, and playing it safe. I see all those photos on Facebook of people having parties, and I shudder. I know how sick I was with my second shot, I cannot imagine coping with the real thing.
Dec. 20 – Our health unit is reporting 142 new cases over the weekend (126 recoveries), including 38 cases in the past 24 hours, Sunday. They don't report on weekends.
“With a rapid test, a positive is a positive,” said Dr. Eric Arts, a virologist and immunology professor at Western University. “A negative is not a definitive negative. You may still be infected, regardless of what the rapid test shows you.”
I've been sleepy and have a headache. I cancelled a massage. I think it is the booster affecting me, but I'm not sure. It's difficult getting tests, apparently. Testing has reached capacity, and they don't want to test asymptomatic people. They aren't contact tracing, as they just don't have the capacity. Dr. Tam, one of our federal healthcare professionals, says that this wave began with unvaxxed kids under 12, sports events, and university populations.
Poor JB is managing a cold, I have a bit of a cough.
OK, 'nuff said! We are going to hibernate for a bit. I've placed an online order for groceries. We've a wee ham for Christmas dinner.
As I wrote previously, I've moved the trailcam to the front deck. It captures the cats nicely! Funnily enough, it appeared as if a cat knocked the camera over. They clearly heard and/or saw it, staring at the camera and were curious. JB came in from one of his walkabouts, and he picked it back up. Twerps! Can't blame the bears on that one. They are known for ripping cameras off of trees!
Cinnamon jumped up on the table, which I'd not seen him do. He usually hops up on the bench to make eye contact with us, asking to come indoors, which he does at the end of the video.
JB let them out early in the morning, and Cinnamon did 'bear' again, rising up on his back legs to see something in the yard.