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Well its Friday the 13th and it looks like Toronto and surroundings maybe headed for another lock down. The last time was Friday March 13th. We had the case numbers down to about a hundred new ones each day in early September so the province began lifting restrictions, including restarting physical Public School classes. Not unexpectedly, the case numbers rose once more to a plateau of about 600 a day which was the peak in the first wave. However, we are doing considerably more test per day (40,000 vs 12-15,000 then) so it wasn't that concerning. The other factor was that hospitalization remained low compared to then (100 vs 1000).

But in the last week the numbers began climbing substantially to 1475 yesterday. We also had a pres conference yesterday by a Provincial science committee which does modeling and forecasting. The projected that we would hit 6500 cases per day by mid-December if nothing changed. The Premier be having a press conference today at about 2:30 pm today to announce what, if anything, the government will be doing about this. The speculation is it will be another lock down but that is not certain. If it is then I'll be off-line for the duration. Just a heads-up on case it happens.

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