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Old Aug 14th 2020, 5:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post

Thanks for that - I was trying to explain to a 'friend' why just because her friends don't show symptoms it doesn't make it ok to sit around having lunch and drinks together (6 of them, around 2 small tables - no social distancing going on at all - and 20 photos of what a lovely time they all had together..) - I tried letting her know about social bubbles and that her social bubble just grew exponentially - this is perfect, so I'll be sending her this one to explain perhaps better than I did!

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Yes and no. Unless the 34 people live in an isolated community, 34 people is as good as fully connected to the entire city/ region that Riley lives in. The further people in your actual bubble are away from the mini-bubble you think you're in, the more porous the skin of the bubble will be. That is behind the Pulaski family's decision to rigorously maintain our three-person bubble, with as few trips for essential supplies as possible, and no non-essential contact, or trips for purely leisure or entertainment.
Exactly! The people I mentioned should know better, they are all in their 70's - 2 of them with diabetes, 3 of them with other health issues.. but no, having lunch was so much more important than keeping safe.
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Old Aug 14th 2020, 6:23 pm
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US/Canada land border closed for another 30 days until 21 September.
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US/Canada land border closed for another 30 days until 21 September.
And in a month it will be til October

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Old Aug 14th 2020, 7:16 pm
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US/Canada land border closed for another 30 days until 21 September.
What are you doing, holding card schools?
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Old Aug 14th 2020, 9:07 pm
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US/Canada land border closed for another 30 days until 21 September.
Was a given really - can't see the border opening this year, more surprising was the announcement around safe aircraft travel - is this a hint that Canada may reopen to air travel from other countries prior to the US land border? https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...839973229.html


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84 new cases since yesterday in BC
No new deaths
629 active cases
12 in hospital and 4 in ICU
2,026 people are in self-isolation due to close contact with confirmed cases
In Vancouver Coastal Health region some bars and night clubs have shut down, some voluntarily, and some forced to by public health order.
In Fraser Health a long-term care facility in New Westminster, B.C. has a new outbreak declared
continue to be community exposure events around B.C. and on flights into and out of the province.


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One of BC's youngest COVID ICU patients was interviewed by media recently. 26 years old.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7279971/y...urvivor-story/
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236 cases confirmed in BC since Friday

2 additional deaths

743 active cases, the highest active cases thus far.

majority of new cases continue to involve young people

""This actually makes things quite challenging. That's because some people might not realize they have COVID-19 and they can inadvertently spread it," Gustafson said."

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth will later this week make announcements about stricter and more comprehensive enforcement measures.

Hospitalizations and ICU continue to remain very low, so we are fortunate there.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ions-1.5688896

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There is hope

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-53816511

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Old Aug 18th 2020, 5:01 pm
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I presume you mean "hope for fresh ourbreak in Wuhan"? ...... Or didn't you even read the article you linked to?
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Old Aug 18th 2020, 5:05 pm
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I like the end "It may take a while before other countries feel comfortable allowing such large gatherings" ... Malta already did! We had a month of no covid restrictions, back under pseudo-lockdown (pretty much Canada/Ontario minus mandatory quarantine for travelers) now that the European second wave has reached Malta.
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Old Aug 18th 2020, 7:18 pm
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I presume you mean "hope for fresh ourbreak in Wuhan"? ...... Or didn't you even read the article you linked to?
huh?

I meant that Wuhan, a city of 11m (think Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver & Calgary as one big combined city) being back to normal and able to host outdoor festivals gives me hope that it is also possible for the rest of the world.



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Old Aug 18th 2020, 7:52 pm
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huh?

I meant that Wuhan, a city of 11m (think Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver & Calgary as one big combined city) being back to normal and able to host outdoor festivals gives me hope that it is also possible for the rest of the world.
OK, so you didn't read the article, or glossed over the bits you don't want to acknowldge.

..... But Wuhan has not had a local coronavirus case since mid-May, and about 9.9 million people in the city have been tested for the virus. There are no bans in place on large gatherings.However, Sanjaya Senanayake, an associate professor in infectious diseases at the Australian National University, said that while a majority of the city's residents had been tested, there was still the risk of the virus being introduced from elsewhere.

"The problem is we haven't eradicated Covid-19, and what that means is that as long as its not eradicated, there's still the risk of having it introduced, whether from overseas or elsewhere," he told the BBC. .....
Even some Chinese are apparently shocked/ confused by the decision
.... On Chinese social media, some commenters expressed surprise that such a large scale event was allowed to take place in Wuhan. There was also alarm on Twitter and Facebook. ....
In short, only some people, including apparently you, think that this event in Wuhan, was in the least bit sensible. This event wasn't a sign of "hope", it was an act of crass stupidty!

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Old Aug 18th 2020, 8:30 pm
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OK, so you didn't read the article, This event wasn't a sign of "hope", it was an act of crass stupidty!
Did you read the article? It was forthright in describing a very major city coming out of lockdown. Those whose opinions express alarm (at least those cited in the article) are a professor in Australia and "some Chinese commentators". In short, only "some people, including apparently you" are in the minority compared to the umpteen million people in Wuhan. You are nonetheless entitled to your opinion.
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Did you read the article? It was forthright in describing a very major city coming out of lockdown. Those whose opinions express alarm (at least those cited in the article) are a professor in Australia and "some Chinese commentators". In short, only "some people, including apparently you" are in the minority compared to the umpteen million people in Wuhan. You are nonetheless entitled to your opinion.
15,000 out of the population of Wuhan, is a pretty small percentage. ..... I note that the BBC didn't cite a single medical/ cornavirus expert who was prepared to endorse the Wuhan event, not even a Chinese one, which makes me wonder if the event was even approved by the Chinese authorities.
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