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covid-19: Do you think winter will be worse than summer?

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covid-19: Do you think winter will be worse than summer?

Because I do. When the first wave hit, it was the first time, people could still profit of the weather to go outside. And people had hope that if they listened and do what they were told they would be 'rewarded' with a back to normal life right after or soon after.

But the second wave is hitting hard because all the hope people had is now vanishing into thin air. Also, with the cold weather coming there will be reduced opportunities to try to escape covid-19 by going out. Not to mention the increasing deterioration of the financial situation for so many.

The best way to deal with covid-19 is by not being overly optimistic, nor pessimistic. To be realist about any situations is the best approach. Realizing that there won't probably be a back to a sort of normal until 2022. That the coming December-January could be particularly difficult. That the worst is still to come but like any difficulties, it will pass. That without difficulties there would be stagnation and stagnation leads to extinction. Difficulties and mistakes are learning opportunities, not an expression of failure.
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Like the flu virus in winter, conditions also favor the spread of this more aggressive virus that only slowed in summer, when conditions slightly favored the hosts a bit better than the virus.
One good thing may come of winter though.
If we are vigilant in our fight against covid during winter, we may effectually hinder the effectiveness of the flu spread this season.
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I would hate to lineup in winter outside to fet into grocery store
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With everyone wearing masks unlike the Spring, the 2nd wave should be extremely mild. We're prepared this time and we can test.

There was that sound byte that wearing masks is better than a vaccine so in theory we should be good assuming ppl keep their dang masks on.
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The main difficulty IMO will be social in nature. In winter most Canadians (arguably most people who live in northern countries) tend to gravitate more towards indoor activities so COVID will restrict those to various extent. During the nicer months you could "replace" your typical restricted activities with outdoor ones but as you said, in winter this might not be as appealing to many.

There's also the notion that the holidays are typically synonymous with social gatherings (Christmas, New Years etc.) which may be restricted this year.
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I don't think about it. Whatever happens, happens.
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Becks wrote: I don't think about it. Whatever happens, happens.
Driving a car is ALL about anticipation. Conducting one's life in a similar fashion is usually a beneficial approach.
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It will definitely be worse. I'm guessing over 1000 new daily cases. I read recently that traditionally the worst flu months are Jan, Feb, March. We're just in the fall and saw a spike. The worst is yet to come. Nothing is going back to normal until we have a vaccine. This winter is going to be depressing.
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The media has already begun the indoctrination process with regards to the holidays.
Speaking to CP24 on Tuesday morning, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist and researcher at Toronto General Hospital, said he believes some provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, will likely have to impose restrictions on gatherings over the holidays.
I think a lot of people will publicly say something like "Yes, of course, it makes sense. We must do this for our safety". Then will go ahead and do what they feel comfortable with, which may or may not align with whatever the government is imposing.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontarians-sh ... -1.5152493
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Jenny1975 wrote: The media has already begun the indoctrination process with regards to the holidays.


I think a lot of people will publicly say something like "Yes, of course, it makes sense. We must do this for our safety". Then will go ahead and do what they feel comfortable with, which may or may not align with whatever the government is imposing.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontarians-sh ... -1.5152493
Unless full lockdown as we had back in March and before reopening, people will be all over the map.
Even now, with it left up to people to go get tested, self isolate, wear masks, stay home if sick etc people are still doing whatever they feel to.
Including not even following the basics of social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing.
I wouldn't be surprised that people who know they have it are still at work, out and about etc because their symptoms are not debilitating.
They cannot afford to self isolate due to missing two weeks or work or basic freedoms.
Their mindset is it's just the flu and off course just plain old selfishness.
It's no surprise the poorer and less educated, more lawless areas of Toronto may be hot spots.
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I think it'll be worse, but there's always less traffic due to less ease in going out comfortably in the cold, which can be pretty damn chilly. All in all, it'll be worse in some hot spots, and virtually non-existent in other areas. I think we have to get through it one way or another.
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Spring will be just dress rehearsal for whats about to come
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I wonder what Boxing Day's going to be like. And what about Black Friday in the US :D ?

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