After sixteen long months of lockdowns and restrictions, things are looking a lot brighter across Canada.

With an impressive COVID-19 vaccination program, decrease in transmission and provinces working through the steps of their re-opening plans, many believe we are near the end in our fight. 

As a result, many Canadians have been quick to declare the end of the COVID-19 pandemic themselves. 

As a result of that, the hashtag #CovidisOver is now trending on social media. 

It’s important to note that provinces are still in their own stages of re-opening; each with their own unique concerns and steps in the fight against COVID-19. 

The drop in daily case numbers over time is one indicator Canadians are using to suggest COVID-19 is over. 

Today, BC reported 59 new cases of COVID-19, Ontario had 194 and Quebec had 103. Yesterday, Alberta reported 33 new cases.

Although the daily case numbers and active cases are dropping across the country, we cannot be too quick to declare the end of the pandemic ourselves. 

There are still restrictions on borders and travel and only about 40% of Canadians are fully vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine. 

There are also variants in the air to be concerned about such as the Delta and recently announced Lambda variant.

Many other countries are also still fighting COVID-19 on a larger scale. 

The Canadian Medical Association weighed in on the trending hashtag, stating in a tweet, “We can assure you that it is not over.” 

What do you think about the trending hashtag? Do you agree? 

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