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Danny B Nov 5th 2021 6:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
My lips are sealed :tape:

https://globalnews.ca/news/8351684/b...investigating/


BristolUK Nov 6th 2021 12:52 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13068851)

Obviously it's murder to silence him and to make it appear he was wrong.
Clearly he wouldn't take ivermectin for something that didn't exist so he was probably poisoned by aaahhh.....ughh...uuhhh....

printer Nov 6th 2021 2:19 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13068814)
Well looks like the unvaccinated healthcare workers who choose not to be vaccinated in BC can move to Ontario and Quebec then if those 2 provinces will not be doing madated vaccines for healthcare workers, BC has already shown they plan to be tough, they started with care homes, and went through with the firings, so I have no doubt in 10 days, they will also fire any general healthcare worker who isn't vaccinated.

This is the problem we have in Canada, too many mixed messages. How can a public health service be any different in BC than it is in Ontario? It should be one mandate across the board or no mandate. As you point out we could see some look to moving east but why would that unvaccinated nurse who was prevented from working in healthcare in Kelowna be perfectly able to practice in Toronto for example? If it's for "safety of the patients" then clearly there's a mixed message there. If it's because they cannot afford to lose nurses well neither can we!
Added to this BC backtracked on mandating vaccines for school staff and now school boards are choosing not to mandate it themselves. Interesting that the UK has also backtracked from mandating NHS workers to get the shot but that could happen early next year, time will tell.

Danny B Nov 9th 2021 3:12 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wonder if Northern BC will copy this idea? :lol:

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...s-jab-12464616


scrubbedexpat091 Nov 9th 2021 7:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Would need to legalize brothels first.

This is not something I would have ever thought I would see to encourage people to get vaccinated.



Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13069765)
I wonder if Northern BC will copy this idea? :lol:

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...s-jab-12464616


printer Nov 9th 2021 11:23 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13069765)
I wonder if Northern BC will copy this idea? :lol:

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...s-jab-12464616

Ha ha bring on the booster shots, i'll take his if he doesn't want it. :rofl:

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 10th 2021 2:37 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Looks like when faced with being fired, some of the healthcare workers chose to get the vaccine afterall, down to only 2% unvaccinated, they have 5 more days to get their first dose, will be interesting to see the total % who flatout refuse.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...nov9-1.6242615

printer Nov 10th 2021 4:44 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13069966)
Looks like when faced with being fired, some of the healthcare workers chose to get the vaccine afterall, down to only 2% unvaccinated, they have 5 more days to get their first dose, will be interesting to see the total % who flatout refuse.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...nov9-1.6242615

Interesting that in the UK the government have now said they will mandate vaccines for all NHS staff but April is the deadline and it has to be passed through parliament. Meanwhile there as been some kickback about the care workers who are already mandated and have passed the deadline. This is for England only as Scotland and Wales have not made any decision on mandates as yet so care workers there are still able to work unvaccinated. I think most of us are hoping that by April this will all be starting to settle down and getting back to some normality so it seems an odd timeframe to be working towards.

Danny B Nov 14th 2021 8:42 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
This is a bit harsh innit?

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...night-12468578

BristolUK Nov 14th 2021 10:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13071671)

Austria's per million figures are more than three times that of the world and their deaths are double. With the worst vax rate in Europe (apart from Liechtenstein) maybe 'harsh' is what's required. :unsure:

Jerseygirl Nov 14th 2021 10:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
666 cases of Covid yesterday in Ontario…the highest in approx 40 days. Approx 1/2 were fully vaxxed.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 14th 2021 10:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13071713)
666 cases of Covid yesterday in Ontario…the highest in approx 40 days. Approx 1/2 were fully vaxxed.

Interesting number there too.

473 yesterday in BC, although I don't know the break down between vaccinated and non-vaccinated.

Found an article that mentions is.

"From Nov. 4 to 10, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 61.0 per cent of cases and from Oct. 28 to Nov. 10, they accounted for 68.9 per cent of hospitalizations, according to the province."

90% of those over 12 in BC have 1 dose with 86% fully vaccinated now.


"Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said in a media briefing that "children under 12 continue to have the highest incidence rates across all age groups."

bats Nov 15th 2021 1:06 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13071713)
666 cases of Covid yesterday in Ontario…the highest in approx 40 days. Approx 1/2 were fully vaxxed.

I missed that data. This is more reassuring about vaccine usefulness

https://covid19-sciencetable.ca/ontario-dashboard/

BristolUK Nov 15th 2021 4:46 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13071713)
666 cases of Covid yesterday in Ontario…


Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13071714)
Interesting number there too.

That's what I thought. The Devil's number. But then Toronto is the devil's playground. :lol:

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 17th 2021 1:02 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
The strain of COVID-19 Delta variant AY 4.2 has been found in BC, first identified in UK, for now they beleive vaccines are still effective for Delta's evolution, if if it's spreading more quickly or are making people sicker.

BC expects children aged 5 to 11 to have an approved vaccine ready within 1-2 weeks, just waiting on Health Canada approval.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8377490/b...e-nov-16-2021/

printer Nov 17th 2021 1:24 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Much lower overall count today for BC BUT you wonder if this is because testing was way down due to the extreme weather events and many places inaccessible due to flood.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 17th 2021 1:58 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by printer (Post 13072500)
Much lower overall count today for BC BUT you wonder if this is because testing was way down due to the extreme weather events and many places inaccessible due to flood.

Good point. I would need a few days to a week of consistent numbers, guess we will find out, but I imagine the floods are preventing people from accessing testing sites, and impedeing/slowing down samples to the lab/s.

I wonder if all samples are still going to the LM? They were at one point, not sure if they have spread out labs a little better or if everything still goes to LM for actual lab part.


scrubbedexpat091 Nov 18th 2021 11:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Public Health Agency Of Canada quietly on November 12th changed their mask reccomendations a bit, "Previous guidance advised Canadians at higher risk of exposure and severe disease "wear a well-fitting, well-constructed non-medical mask that includes a filter layer" or "consider wearing a well-fitting medical mask if one is available."

Looks like they now reccomend only medical masks for certain groups.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/corona...phac-1.5671777






Jerseygirl Nov 18th 2021 11:49 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
711 new cases in Ontario yesterday…worrying that 314 were fully vaccinated.

Tomorrow morning an announcement is expected that 5 - 11 yr olds are to be vaccinated. Vaccinations due to start in approx 1 week, when the vaccine has been received in Ontario.

orly Nov 19th 2021 12:13 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13073412)
711 new cases in Ontario yesterday…worrying that 314 were fully vaccinated.

Tomorrow morning an announcement is expected that 5 - 11 yr olds are to be vaccinated. Vaccinations due to start in approx 1 week, when the vaccine has been received in Ontario.

Not really. As most people are fully vaccinated it's what you'd expect. Would be worrying if these people got seriously ill or died but the vaccine tends to negate these possibilities.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 19th 2021 12:26 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Pfizer says there are delays in getting COVID vaccines to BC due floods.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8383410/b...livery-delays/

9 deaths over the past 24 hours with 468 new cases in BC.

335 in hospital with 110 in ICU

Fraser Health saw 5 deaths, northern health saw 2, Vancouver Island & Interior 1 death each, and Vancouver Coastal 0.

Fraser Health saw 173 new infections, Interior Health added 85, Island Health added 72, Vancouver Coastal Health added 69 and Northern Health added 68,

Nov. 10 and 16, unvaccinated made up 55.6% of the new cases.

61.8 per cent of new hospitalizations are unvaccinated.

87% of those 12 and over are fully vaccinated with 90.8% partially vaccinated.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-covid-19-u...ases-1.5672317



Atlantic Xpat Nov 19th 2021 1:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Meanwhile in the Far East...

22 Cases / No hospitalisations presently / 90% of the eligible population is double dosed.

Healthcare system returning to normal following the cyberattack. Oh yes and 20% of the population doesn't have a GP.


Jerseygirl Nov 19th 2021 2:32 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 13073412)
711 new cases in Ontario yesterday…worrying that 314 were fully vaccinated.

Tomorrow morning an announcement is expected that 5 - 11 yr olds are to be vaccinated. Vaccinations due to start in approx 1 week, when the vaccine has been received in Ontario.

Health Canada as approved the Pfizer vaccine for 5 - 11 yr olds. :thumbsup:

Vaccinations should begin in approx 1 week.

Danny B Nov 19th 2021 6:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
What the heck is going on in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands right now?

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...urope-12472233

Austria is to become the first country in Europe to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory by law :eek:

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 21st 2021 7:28 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Sen. Josée Forest-Niesing has died at 56 from COVID complications. While fully vaccinated she had an autoimmune disease that involved her lungs making her more sucesptible, she had been hospitalized in October, and release just a week ago.


caretaker Nov 21st 2021 10:01 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
On the same page I saw this! Chapman's Ice Cream (UK immigrants who started a company, lost it in a fire, then rebuilt) are in the news. Their son Ashley who heads the business is on the anti-vaxers' shit list for imposing a mandate on his employees. Chapman's is good stuff, and I haven't had ice cream since the spring but I might pick some up after reading this:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8386305/c...ans-ice-cream/

Maybe pistachio...

Mordko Nov 21st 2021 3:15 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 13074264)
On the same page I saw this! Chapman's Ice Cream (UK immigrants who started a company, lost it in a fire, then rebuilt) are in the news. Their son Ashley who heads the business is on the anti-vaxers' shit list for imposing a mandate on his employees. Chapman's is good stuff, and I haven't had ice cream since the spring but I might pick some up after reading this:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8386305/c...ans-ice-cream/

Maybe pistachio...

They are breaking the “Geneva Convention”, apparently. I am confident a complaint to UNHRC against Chapman’s will succeed. Uyghur concentration camp complaints are touch and go but “Chapman’s makes me take tests” is a slam dunk.

dbd33 Nov 21st 2021 4:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 13074264)
On the same page I saw this! Chapman's Ice Cream (UK immigrants who started a company, lost it in a fire, then rebuilt) are in the news. Their son Ashley who heads the business is on the anti-vaxers' shit list for imposing a mandate on his employees. Chapman's is good stuff, and I haven't had ice cream since the spring but I might pick some up after reading this:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8386305/c...ans-ice-cream/

Maybe pistachio...

The Chapman family are local heroes. The factory burned down and they were out of business for months, perhaps longer, while a new one was built. During that time they paid their employees as if they were working. Around here it's safer to say a word against St. Dolly Parton than against the Chapmans.

caretaker Nov 21st 2021 6:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
It has been pointed out to me that the Chapmans are not from the UK - my mistake!

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 21st 2021 8:42 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 13074264)
On the same page I saw this! Chapman's Ice Cream (UK immigrants who started a company, lost it in a fire, then rebuilt) are in the news. Their son Ashley who heads the business is on the anti-vaxers' shit list for imposing a mandate on his employees. Chapman's is good stuff, and I haven't had ice cream since the spring but I might pick some up after reading this:
https://globalnews.ca/news/8386305/c...ans-ice-cream/

Maybe pistachio...

Seems like a rather level headed and fair policy, they could have gone the other way and just fired them all like other companies.

Plus giving a $1/hr raise to the vaccinated employees is only fair, since the company is spending about the same having to test the non-vaccinated, so if you look at from a different angle, the non-vaccinated are simply choosing to use their $1/hr raise for COVID tests instead.

While I have never been a fan of their ice cream, I do admire them as a company and they seem like an overall good place to work and a good family who seems to care.


BristolUK Nov 21st 2021 9:57 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 13074264)
...Chapman's Ice Cream...is good stuff...

:nod:
Frozen yogurt also good.
Cappuccino my favourite but their 'Magnum' style almond ice cream bars are very good too.

It takes your mind off the virus. See...on topic :lol:

Jerseygirl Nov 23rd 2021 8:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
This afternoon we walked through Toronto’s PATH system (underground shops and walkways linking the Downtown office buildings, mall and train station). A couple of months ago it was deserted and 99% of the shops were closed. Today there were quite a few people walking around and most of the shops were open. It’s not as busy as it was pre-Covid…but it’s getting there. :thumbsup:

Danny B Nov 23rd 2021 9:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I heard a quote the other day saying something like, "This pandemic will not end when everyone is vaccinated, it will end when everyone has been infected"

Danny B Nov 25th 2021 11:09 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
More cheerful news out of Africa

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...perts-12478737


scrubbedexpat091 Nov 26th 2021 12:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13075817)


I am not surprised, it was bound to happen.

" scientists are hopeful it can be contained."

I stopped beleiving that back in 2020, it's been said too many times now, I will beleive it when I see it.





philat98 Nov 26th 2021 1:09 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Worrying stuff about vaccinations here. Anti vax people might be right.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 26th 2021 11:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Canada puts travel ban on several South African countries.


https://globalnews.ca/news/8404373/c...id-19-variant/

Danny B Nov 26th 2021 11:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 13076166)
Canada puts travel ban on several South African countries.


https://globalnews.ca/news/8404373/c...id-19-variant/

How times change eh? remember when Trump banned flights from China in early 2020 and was called racist.

dbd33 Nov 27th 2021 12:01 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13076172)
How times change eh? remember when Trump banned flights from China in early 2020 and was called racist.

He didn't ban flights, he banned Chinese people from flights Americans could still take. He was, and is, a racist and that was a racist policy.

dbd33 Nov 27th 2021 12:17 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by philat98 (Post 13075870)
Worrying stuff about vaccinations here. Anti vax people might be right.
https://youtu.be/LEBGl8MVE-c

That was a hard slog, nothing more in it to suggest that anti vax people might be right than in this one:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=552498501823519


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