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How did “flatten the curve” become “flatten the economy?”

May 2021

When that great, noted philosopher, Justin Trudeau, made his infamous proclamation that we need to “…rethink concepts as basic as space and time,” in 2018, who knew how prophetic it would prove to be just three short years later.

As we enter day 428 (as of 15 May) of the “two weeks to flatten the curve” that was declared back in March 2020, it’s quite apparent that we have re-defined the concept of time, because this has been the longest “two weeks” in the history of the Earth.

On another topic, does anyone realize that if we all took a shot of our favourite alcoholic beverage every time a politician or public health official said something along the line of “We need to hang on just a little bit longer,” or “Just a few more weeks and we might be out of the woods,” that we would all be so hammered that we wouldn’t care about being held hostage by our own governments?

Just throwing that out there.

Sources: EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s gaffes are no joke | Toronto Sun, Two weeks to flatten the curve! (linkedin.com).

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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