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Jerseygirl Apr 29th 2020 5:50 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12845688)
That too.

I went shopping on March 18th. Blood test on April 1st was the only time I went out since.

6 weeks tomorrow.

Compulsory to wear masks in the hospitals in NB now but they'll be giving you one upon entry.

I read the blue workshop towel/paper is quite effective. I fold a piece and place it into the mask. Can’t hurt and maybe it does help to filter out the virus.

dbd33 Apr 30th 2020 6:54 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
At work now there's a clamp down on people who are working from home while having custody of children. It's been strongly suggested that staff who have school aged children should take a leave of absence until school resumes. That's a grim choice, no money for months or potentially no job at all.

Jerseygirl Apr 30th 2020 7:02 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12846430)
At work now there's a clamp down on people who are working from home while having custody of children. It's been strongly suggested that staff who have school aged children should take a leave of absence until school resumes. That's a grim choice, no money for months or potentially no job at all.

I thought Ford said weeks ago that parents who have kids at home are to be allowed to work from home?

https://globalnews.ca/news/6683046/o...e-coronavirus/

Atlantic Xpat Apr 30th 2020 7:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Newfoundland has published roadmap back to a version of normality. Double family bubbles effectively immediately. Frantic family and friends negotiations in progress. Shades of being picked last for footy teams at school. "No-one wants to be in my bubble".... :-)

Paul_Shepherd Apr 30th 2020 7:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 12846433)
Newfoundland has published roadmap back to a version of normality. Double family bubbles effectively immediately. Frantic family and friends negotiations in progress. Shades of being picked last for footy teams at school. "No-one wants to be in my bubble".... :-)

LOL Yeah I remember it well! no wonder Ive never had any interest in football after that trauma!

I can see this bubble thing putting a few noses out of joint!


dbd33 Apr 30th 2020 7:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12846431)
I thought Ford said weeks ago that parents who have kids at home are to be allowed to work from home?

https://globalnews.ca/news/6683046/o...e-coronavirus/


I really don't think what the government says has any bearing on what happens in the workplace, Technically people can have maternity and even paternity leave, practically that's only for certain types of jobs. In this case people have been working from home but they're plainly trying to look after children at the same time and it's been judged not to be a success. The leave of absence is a pretty good deal; lots of people have been laid off and have no prospect of returning to work.

Jerseygirl Apr 30th 2020 8:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12846453)
I really don't think what the government says has any bearing on what happens in the workplace, Technically people can have maternity and even paternity leave, practically that's only for certain types of jobs. In this case people have been working from home but they're plainly trying to look after children at the same time and it's been judged not to be a success. The leave of absence is a pretty good deal; lots of people have been laid off and have no prospect of returning to work.

my daughter is working from home with an almost 6 year old who is taking school lessons online. Obviously a 6 year old needs a lot of help. Daughter does what she can, bed early (7pm) for the little one, then she works until the early hours. Many of her clients are in the FE so time zone wise it seems to be working.

increasingly we are thinking it is less and less likely schools will open in Sept.

Almost Canadian Apr 30th 2020 9:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12846455)
my daughter is working from home with an almost 6 year old who is taking school lessons online. Obviously a 6 year old needs a lot of help. Daughter does what she can, bed early (7pm) for the little one, then she works until the early hours. Many of her clients are in the FE so time zone wise it seems to be working.

increasingly we are thinking it is less and less likely schools will open in Sept.

I can't see how any government will be able to keep the public onside to keep this nonsense going until September. Mind you, I have been amazed at how wiling the public has been to comply with the restrictions already in place. When watching the Handmaid's Tale, I thought the premise of that society was somewhat ridiculous as I didn't believe that any one in their right mind would put up with such a society. I hear that a snitches' line in Calgary (to report those breaching social distancing rules) has been inundated with calls, so it appears that I am wrong.

Danny B Apr 30th 2020 9:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12846479)
I can't see how any government will be able to keep the public onside to keep this nonsense going until September. Mind you, I have been amazed at how wiling the public has been to comply with the restrictions already in place. When watching the Handmaid's Tale, I thought the premise of that society was somewhat ridiculous as I didn't believe that any one in their right mind would put up with such a society. I hear that a snitches' line in Calgary (to report those breaching social distancing rules) has been inundated with calls, so it appears that I am wrong.

Elon Musk agrees with you.


Jsmth321 Apr 30th 2020 9:50 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC Government is set to lay out plans next week on the plan to reopen BC. We never had as strict restrictions here as other provinces had/have either.

Meat processing plants seem to be the new outbreak sources at the moment so whatever is happening in meat packing plants isn't working so hopefully they can find a way to mitigate risks in such facilities. A federal meat inspector has also tested positive.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...l-30-1.5550256


Paul_Shepherd Apr 30th 2020 9:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12846480)

Ah yes......that infectious disease specialist.

caretaker Apr 30th 2020 10:06 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12846490)

Meat processing plants seem to be the new outbreak sources at the moment so whatever is happening in meat packing plants isn't working so hopefully they can find a way to mitigate risks in such facilities. A federal meat inspector has also tested positive.

Meat packing plants are full of cold, moist, circulating air, so are the perfect vector for transmitting the virus.

dbd33 Apr 30th 2020 10:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12846455)

increasingly we are thinking it is less and less likely schools will open in Sept.

I don't think the schools will open and I think it will lead to an increasingly unequal society; those who have no work are going downhill quickly, those who have work are suddenly relatively well off. I count myself lucky to be in the first group. It's potentially a dream come true for my daughter who wants to buy a house and is on maternity leave; the income still arrives and many more houses are becoming affordable.

Almost Canadian Apr 30th 2020 11:12 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12846492)
Ah yes......that infectious disease specialist.

Which such expert has produced any science that has supported everyone being in lockdown?

Should we rely upon the WHO who said there was no need to stop international travel, Dr Tam who said the same thing and said that those that were asymptomatic could not be contagious? Have any of the models be shown to be even remotely accurate?

Can you disagree with the comments made here:


dbd33 Apr 30th 2020 11:41 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12846524)
Which such expert has produced any science that has supported everyone being in lockdown?

Should we rely upon the WHO who said there was no need to stop international travel, Dr Tam who said the same thing and said that those that were asymptomatic could not be contagious? Have any of the models be shown to be even remotely accurate?

Can you disagree with the comments made here:

https://youtu.be/Id5L4uD51XI

I lasted eight minutes. Hitchens argued that people will get bored and go out so the lock down should be lifted before they do. I think he's wrong but, even if he's right, it's a prediction, not a plan, and he's not an immunologist so, ok, he thinks that but it has no more weight than what my dog thinks about it all.

At least the lockdown is good for the climate; no one's going out and drilling for gas or oil.




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