Why a winter free of COVID restrictions may not be a relief for all – CBC

Seniors feeling more exposed to the virus may also be worried about another lonely winter

Nov 17, 2022

David Huntley says when he has to go into a public place these days, he makes it quick, always wears a mask and still tries to keep a metre or two away from other people to reduce his chances of getting COVID-19.

And the 86-year-old retired physicist says he has no plans to take part in any indoor social gatherings at all as colder temperatures force people back inside.

“I’m quite scared of catching this virus,” he said from his home in Burnaby, B.C. “I may not survive it.”

During the warmer summer months, Huntley met up with friends outdoors and shared meals on patios.

“But inside is a totally different matter,” he said. “That’s where I think one’s most likely to catch the virus.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/seniors-covid-no-restrictions-risk-indoors-gathering-1.6651427

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