As COVID numbers in Canada fall, Canadians are now wondering what the path to “normal” will look like, and if normal will ever be something that is actually obtainable. Once again, the main topic of discussion is how post-vaccinated travel will work within Canada. As Canadians become more confident, there is also more scrutiny given to the tools of protection, such as hand sanitizer. Now that its not longer as pressing an emergency, people can afford to be discerning with their COVID related purchases.
Ontario continues to record under 200 cases daily, as of today. This is a slight increase in total case numbers - that may be linked to the spread of variants. Quebec has been hovering around 100 cases daily as it plans to roll out its vaccine lottery.
British Columbia has, like Ontario, shown an increase in cases, close to 90 daily. The province is still on track for a full opening in September, however. Alberta also has seen a slight increase in daily cases, hovering near 100 daily. The province has pinned this rise on the delta variant of the disease.
Saskatchewan is recording roughly over 40 cases daily, as the province receives even more of the Pfizer vaccine. Manitoba is recording close to 60 cases daily, with worries about how to handle vaccine proof for travel.As of writing, vaccinations given in Canada have capped 47 million, with over 20 million Canadians having been fully vaccinated - representing nearly 55% of the country as a whole. Despite this promising statistic, there is still a concerning amount of Canadians who are not going for vaccination. Combined with the worry about the Delta variant, it’s still not time to sleep on protective measures, particularly when it comes to being indoors in close proximities to others.