London, Ontario. –
Words of alarm about the COVID-19 fight in Middlesex London.
Dr. Alex Summers, the assistant health officer, told CTV News that he believes stricter distancing restrictions are needed to defeat the fourth wave of COVID-19.
“One thing that is clear is that physical distancing will be required and, in the past, it has required restrictions.”
Summers made the statement in a late-night interview warning that the Delta variant is hitting the region – hard.
The COVID-19 numbers in Middlesex-London are increasing rapidly. A month ago there were three cases a day. Friday brought 38.
“The fourth wave is undoubtedly clear and transparent to us.”
Summers says the numbers will continue to rise given the infectious spread of the Delta variant.
The outbreaks in two London nightclubs this week – according to the health department – are major examples.
As a result, Dr. Summers up for action – we all thought we were behind us.
“Step 3 allowed us to get back to some of our activities and that’s great, but we won’t be able to do that in the fall.”
But when asked if that could delay return to classes for school-age children, Summers rowed back.
He argues schools will remain the last facilities to close – even if severe restrictions were to return.
But overall, everyone should expect changes with increasing numbers, he says.
“Obviously these decisions were made by the provincial government and we are continuing to make sure they are aware of the COVID activity we are witnessing here in our area.”
Activities that Summers said would be much worse if most people weren’t vaccinated.
He says those who are should continue to be vigilant of children, those at risk, and adults who have refused the vaccination.
“For those of you who got the vaccine, you still did absolutely the right thing. You are going into this fourth wave with more protection, sustainable, remarkably more protection than you would have had without the vaccine. “
Summers says strict restrictions are not “inevitable” if people now heed the warning to mask and stay two meters away.
“Doses Til Dark” COVID-19 fight event in London, Ontario. on August 20, 2021. (Sean Irvine / CTV London)
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