October 24, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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When the applause stopped: Once, we stood in solidarity with the virus. Then came the second wave

When the applause stopped: Once, we stood in solidarity with the virus.  Then came the second wave

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“It’s totally confusing, because it’s not obviously typical, especially when you’ll have total unprecedented chaos and crisis. She shot a short video of what she saw and posted it online. “I went to someone and asked what was going on. They explained that it was to support health care workers, ”she said.

On March 19, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario called for support, as if all our old lives were bleeding new. Nurses asked everyone in the province to listen to themselves by stepping outside at 7:30 pm, hitting pots, singing songs and beating horns.

The nurses’ pig pigback is on a worldwide movement. It began on March 13 in Italy with the national anthem, sung in unison from locked balconies and ceilings.

By the end of March, every night across Toronto you will hear the hollow “pak-pak” of wooden spoons on cookware, cheers and banging and ‘Thanks, nurses! Thank you Frontline workers! ‘

Irwin began to plan her walk around the sound every night. Her own street is mostly quiet. So she went back to the original road as often as possible. “I really enjoyed that kind of display of unity and civic mentality. I was so fascinated,” she said. “I’m usually a sucker for enthusiastic, saccharine gestures. I may be the only person on planet earth who has seen that celebrity” Imagine “video and said ‘Oh! They’ re trying to get better! ‘”