Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson: Shouldn’t Canadians know when to expect a COVID-19 vaccine? – Hamilton

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As the U.K announces it will be the first country to have a COVID-19 vaccination in the arms of its citizens, Canadians ask when the same will happen here. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still trying desperately to change the direction of the firestorm he created last week when …

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Scott Thompson: In a post-coronavirus world, our priorities need to change – Hamilton

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This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped a bomb on Canadians while attempting to make it sound like it was everyday information everyone already knew. Reporters at a news conference asked the PM why those in the United States would be starting their COVID-19 vaccination rollout by early December, …

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Scott Thompson: You can’t hold yesterday’s expectations in a COVID-19 world – Hamilton

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Society today wants everything in life. Why, because we can? If we don’t like something the way it is, we just figure out a way to change it or make it more palatable to ourselves. This has served us well in a profitable pre-COVID-19 “me” world, but it is …

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Scott Thompson: Is there light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel? – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: Is there light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel? - Hamilton

Ontario Premier Doug Ford sprinkled some optimism into the COVID-19 discussion on Wednesday when he said modelling showed new case projections “moving in the right direction” after weeks of steady daily increases. After breaking the 1,000-mark last weekend, Ford said at his daily news conference that numbers have stopped …

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Scott Thompson: At times like these, a walk can be the best medicine — dog or no dog – Hamilton

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Rather than trying to figure out life during a pandemic in 2020, sometimes it’s better to forget about it for a while, and take the dog for a walk. Following protocol, of course. We were very fortunate to have gotten a new dog the year before COVID-19 paralyzed the world. …

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Scott Thompson: You already know what a coronavirus Thanksgiving will be. We had it in Easter – Hamilton

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Is there really anyone out there who does not have a clue what to do about Thanksgiving celebrations this year because of mixed messaging? Are there those who have not already talked to their loved ones about Thanksgiving plans and are still waiting for some sort of official government …

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Scott Thompson: It’s time for teachers to focus on the future — because we have no choice – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: It’s time for teachers to focus on the future — because we have no choice - Hamilton

Everything will change in a post-COVID-19 world, as we have seen already. The question is what will the new future look like. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic will not only change systems and advance technology, it will leave an indelible mark on every generation who lived through it. It’s the crisis …

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Scott Thompson: With act of coronavirus defiance, Ontario mayors fail test of leadership – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: With act of coronavirus defiance, Ontario mayors fail test of leadership - Hamilton

I don’t want to pile on the couple of Ontario mayors who defied their own community guidelines and staged a haircut photo opportunity to grab the attention of Premier Doug Ford, but what does it say when leaders deliberately ignore the rules just for political gain? Ken Hewitt and Kristal …

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Scott Thompson: We’re all to blame for how we treat our seniors? – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: We’re all to blame for how we treat our seniors? - Hamilton

Society is to blame for the way we treat our seniors, not our politicians. After a horrific report from the Canadian Forces, who stepped in to help the crisis of coronavirus outbreaks at five Ontario long-term care homes, it seems many of us are looking for someone to blame. Perhaps …

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Scott Thompson: For Ontarians in 2020, the May long weekend will be different — but not in spirit – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: For Ontarians in 2020, the May long weekend will be different — but not in spirit - Hamilton

Many have been asking what the May long weekend will look like in the world of COVID-19. From everything I have heard, both locally and provincially, it will be very similar to this coming Mother’s Day weekend, which will look a lot like this past Easter weekend. In other words: …

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