painting Margaux Rebourcet
Today, Canada closes its borders.
Canadians abroad were called to come home.
Schools, restaurants and non-essential businesses are closed.
The Dow Jones lost almost 13%, the biggest one day drop since the stock market crash of 1987.
Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam regularly tweets about the importance of:
- Frequent hand washing
- Coughing and sneezing into your elbow
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Who would have ever thought that the generic statement, wash your hands, chided to us by our mothers would someday be one of the most important messages we are told to help save our lives and the lives of others?