Covid and Us
Jan and I both received our Covid vaccinations in February and March and enjoyed a brief period of mask-free bliss. But the Delta variant concerns us greatly, and we've resumed wearing masks in enclosed spaces, not merely as protection for ourselves but also for those with whom we interact. According to the WHO, the Delta strain is considerably more contageous than the original, and Jan and I feel strongly that we all must work together if we hope to contain it.
Here in our small rural town of fewer then 1800 residents, nine new cases were reported in the last two weeks of August, demonstrating vividly that the pandemic is far from over. The inability (should I say 'unwillingness'?) of many on both sides of the Atlantic to take the necessary steps to contain the virus, and the unhappy ending of our attempted mini-holiday in Canada last month (see below), are causing us to reconsider our scheduled trip to England later this month. We still have a week to decide.