Hello from Northern Ontario (Algoma region).
While my district has been extremely lucky throughout the COVID crisis (70 total cases since March, 0 deaths, currently 8 active cases, population roughly 100,000) , the province is certainly going through a tough time right now.
I’m struggling with the decision to continue riding at this point, knowing that our healthcare situation is precarious… I did stop riding for a bit in March/April but I’ve been riding almost daily since then.
Our hospital here is doing ok (no current covid hospitalizations locally) but traditionally any serious injuries/illnesses are sent to larger centres. That level of care might not be as available soon (now?).
Riding is risky business and I sometimes feel it’s irresponsible to keep doing it during the pandemic.
I don’t want to take up health care resources when someone else may need it more…
and I also don’t want to end up having a broken leg set in a hospital hallway, y’know?
Any thoughts on this? It’s weighing heavily on me now that the numbers are getting so bad…