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Apr 2, 2021

Five months ago, the On The Ledge crew asked the question: "Who's in control of an out of control pandemic?"

That was the thrust of our discussion on November 12, 2020. We knew then we were facing the Second Wave. We knew then we faced out of control case numbers. We knew then that urgent measures were required. We knew then vaccines were on the way. We knew then we needed a comprehensive rollout and distribution plan for those vaccines.

We know now the Ford government learned little from that experience.

Today, case numbers are out of control driven by the exponential spike in variants of concern. ICU resources are almost completely exhausted. 

Premier Ford's answer is to order a province-wide "lockdown", which isn't anything close to a "lockdown". The Ford government's strategy lacks clarity. It lacks courage.