Doug Ford's COVID-19 crash and burn - 2021-02-01
Ontario marked a coronavirus milestone last week – January 25, 2021, was the anniversary of the first COVID case in the province. It was called "presumptive" back then. A lot has happened since including the emergence of a more contagious – and potentially more deadly – variant of the virus.
That could have been predicted. Scientists had been warning from the get-go that COVID-19 is a highly mutable virus. But few could have predicted how badly Ontario has crashed and burned in its efforts to contain the virus.
If you're familiar with the children's fable about the scorpion and the frog – it's about people who can't resist hurting others even if it means hurting themselves – then you know all you need to know about Ford's more recent debauchery on the pandemic.