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alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Mon Jun 7 20:31:13 BST 2021

>> On Jun 7, 2021, at 11:41 AM, Rebecca Price <becca7108 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wonder when the border between the US and Canada will reopen?

On Mon, 7 Jun 2021, Howard Brazee wrote:
> The next round of NHL playoffs will require the teams to cross the border.   Canada announced yesterday that it will be done.

But that's definitely a _special case_. Hockey is Canada's national sport, 
after all... The NHL seems to have learned from the Vcr Canucks' bad 
example and are seriously quarantining/testing the teams.

I don't expect Canadians to be comfortable with opening the border until a 
much larger percentage of people on both sides of the border are fully 
vaccinated. Currently my city (Ottawa) has 68% of 18+ with one dose (57% 
of all) -- but less than 10% with two doses.

At least the takeup has been good - the complaints here today have been 
with systems overwhelmed by the demand for second shots for those 70+.

But with the delta (Indian) variant out there, it's still pretty scary.

I got my first Moderna shot on April 25 (went well) and don't think I've 
been infected. I'm hoping for a second shot real soon, but I would still 
rather have all the front-line and warehouse workers innoculated first.


Alayne McGregor
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca

What we need is a tough new kind of feminism with no illusions. ... We
need a kind of feminism that aims not just to assimilate into the
institutions that men have created over the centuries, but to infiltrate
and subvert them. -- Barbara Ehrenreich

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