We are shell-shocked here in Nova Scotia right now. Prior to this month, our peak single day case count was 227, back in May. This was quickly wrestled down to virtually nothing by early summer. However, since the beginning of December, each day has seen a steadily increasing case count, blowing past May's peak, past 300, then past 400. Today, it was reported that we hit 522 cases for the day. We are utterly bewildered as to how it went out of control so fast. The provincial government has announced restrictions reminiscent of earlier in the pandemic. It's a pretty depressing beginning to the Christmas holiday season. :(\n\nThe only bit of data that offers any encouragement is that, so far, our hospital cases have hardly budged - currently 9, with 2 in the ICU. That's for the entire province.\n\n\nIt's extremely transmittable, but so far, the severity has been lower. Let's hope it's losing its lethality.