Posted by: Brocklanders
I'm sure the parade of the unwell is still as strong as ever there from smoking, obesity, and other poor health issues from not looking after one's self. Love driving by Lionsgate and seeing people smoking in their hospital gown. I'm sure at the moment the sports injury crowd is miniscule compared to the repeat offenders who are in the hospital constantly due to being shitheads who don't look after themselves. Maybe we should toss them out and make room?
There- that's my whataboutism rant.
Regardless everyone I have talked to has toned it way back. So I haven't heard of anyone mangling themselves.
This riding during covid thing is getting heated.
As for the "shitheads" (your word) who don't look after themselves, they are doing their part. Our day to day admissions for non-covid illness are way down. My hospital is under capacity for the first time since it was opened! As far as I can tell, the "shitheads" (again your word) are doing their part. They are taking their meds and keeping on the straight and narrow.
As for bikers, our trails were unofficially closed because dumnasses (my word) were riding in massive groups and hanging out in the parking lot after their ride having brews and trying to coinfect and crosscontaminate as much as they could.
Personally, I don't think the mental health benefits of riding is a good enough reason to say everyone should be out riding. If the trails are too busy people will infect others. If people act like idiots, trails will close. I think each area will need to assess their capacity to accommodate riders in a covid safe way. Sumas, for example, is probably a fairly safe spot to ride. Seymour is possibly going to be a gong show. Young people who don't think they will get sick from covid are the number one population who spread the disease to others who will possibly die from it.
I don't think people riding on trails is too bad but you need to do it alone and in such a way that you don't endanger yourself or others.
As for the liquor stores, they need to stay open, I can't deal with that many people going into withdrawal at the same time!