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Letters: Every covid cloud has a silver lining

Dear Editor, There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is serious and creates challenges. But it also brings out the best in people. I am age 70 and immune-compromised (MS), so in the high-risk group.
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Dear Editor,

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is serious and creates challenges.

But it also brings out the best in people.

I am age 70 and immune-compromised (MS), so in the high-risk group. I have not been past the front door of my building since early March. I miss going out to dinner to meet up with friends.

But I have been getting phone calls from many friends and relatives I might normally only hear from at Christmas.

Our son shops for our groceries. We do regular video chats with our children and grandchildren. I have also had calls checking on my well-being, from the Richmond Seniors’ Centre, the Richmond Centre for Disability and HandyDart.

The other day I fell and needed help. The EMTs were quick, friendly and efficient, and had me back in my wheelchair in no time. So while, in some ways, COVID-19 is causing distancing, in another, it is showing who actually cares.

There is always a silver lining.

Ian C. MacLeod

RICHMOND

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