It’s been one year since COVID-19 was declared a world wide pandemic

It’s been exactly one year since the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared Thursday a National Day of Observance in the deadly health crisis, and will deliver a reflective statement in the Commons as the world mourns 2.5-million COVID deaths, which includes more than 22,000 Canadians.

University of British Columbia psychology professor Peter Graf said we tend to remember the beginning of big events in our lives, and the pandemic has certainly been a seismic shift for everyone.

Memory experts say the onset of the pandemic is marked in each of our minds by personal revelations that ruptured our sense of time into “before” and “after.”

Saskatchewan announced it’s first presumptive case of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020.

Premier Scott Moe then announced a province wide state of emergency on March 18, 2020.

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