As Covid-19 has rampaged through the long-term care homes of Italy, Spain, then Washington State, BC, and tragically Canada, there has been a barrage of news stories finally focussing on the problems Crying Out Loud was formed to speak about.
Happily, so far, Vancouver Island has been spared, in part because Island Health took quick action to stop inter-home travel by workers, and also to institute serious supervision of outbreak protocols in all its care facilities. Part luck, part quick reactions, and crossing our fingers and staying the blazes home on the part of families.
Here are some of the many news reports of the last couple of weeks.
Crying out Loud in the Toronto Star