Summer 2021

It’s Time…
…to put COVID-19 behind us. We have all been terrified by governments and media − and our lives have been disrupted and dismal since March 2020, with the lockdowns and curfews. We could not travel; we were unable to visit with our families; and we could not even get a haircut.

We at CSANews are partially to blame, as well. I decided to check our past four issues and “COVID” or “COVID-19” was mentioned 476 times. Good grief! Why would we ever reinforce this COVID fear to such an extent – 476 times! And this issue has even more COVID information. My apologies.

The cities, the provinces and the federal government are finally seeing the light and restrictions are being slowly lifted, as life returns to almost normal. The new normal, of course, as we have been wisely taught to be much more careful in all of our interactions. Borders will probably be open by the time you read this and, if not, they will be shortly after that. Cruise lines have started up again and travel within Europe is slowly returning to normal.

But, and there is always a “but,” most of your travel freedoms will depend on you getting vaccinated and I strongly urge you to do so. I personally recommend the Moderna vaccine if available, but most of them will do the trick.

As a last COVID-19 thought, I recommend that you have a look at the following website of the Federal Government; it is very well done:

The days are getting longer, so get out there and enjoy them while you can. Happy summer.

J. Ross Quigley

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