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Old Oct 23rd 2020, 4:35 pm
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Steadily rising...826 cases and 9 deaths in Ontario yesterday. Approx. 1/3 in Toronto. 40K tested.

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-re...-40k-1.5157666
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Old Oct 23rd 2020, 5:46 pm
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Wales to go into full lockdown at 6pm

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...kdown-12112336
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Wales to go into full lockdown at 6pm

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...kdown-12112336

If they decide to do more restrictions in BC, I really wish they would do it by health region and not province wide.

Really serves no purpose in say Kamloops having the same level of restrictions as Vancouver when Kamloops has so few cases.



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Old Oct 23rd 2020, 6:11 pm
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If they decide to do more restrictions in BC, I really wish they would do it by health region and not province wide.

Really serves no purpose in say Kamloops having the same level of restrictions as Vancouver when Kamloops has so few cases.

They did it and are still doing lockdowns by region in Ontario.
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They did it and are still doing lockdowns by region in Ontario.

We never really had lockdowns, but the restrictions we do get end up being province wide in most cases which makes no real sense since only 2 regions of the entire province actually have high caseloads.
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Old Oct 24th 2020, 5:09 pm
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Ontario recorded 978 new cases yesterday...record high. 348 in Toronto. 6 deaths.
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Ontario recorded 978 new cases yesterday...record high. 348 in Toronto. 6 deaths.
Good God.
It wouldn't surprise me if they break through the 1,000 new cases per day next week if this keeps up.
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Good God.
It wouldn't surprise me if they break through the 1,000 new cases per day next week if this keeps up.
They are getting close for sure. US has been breaking all time daily records this week, seems the warnings over summer the 2nd wave in fall could be worse seem to be coming true.

So much for those who were saying there wouldn't be a 2nd wave.

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Ontario recorded 978 new cases yesterday...record high. 348 in Toronto. 6 deaths.
Change from previous report 625 1.1% increase
definitely on the increase
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Old Oct 25th 2020, 12:31 am
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My work colleagues and i were having a discussion the other day about how the 2019/2020 flu season seemed to be a non entity, we have 8 employees and work in a small building so usually when one gets the flu we all get it, but this year no one got it, (none of us got Covid either) and i don't know of any of my friends or relatives around the globe who got Flu either, then i read this in the DM.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...illed-flu.html
Now i know the source of this article is a bit iffy but if true it does throw up alot of questions regarding Covid, Flu, testing etc. etc. ands adds fuel to the fire regarding what the politicians and scientists are telling us.
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Old Oct 25th 2020, 1:18 am
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My work colleagues and i were having a discussion the other day about how the 2019/2020 flu season seemed to be a non entity, we have 8 employees and work in a small building so usually when one gets the flu we all get it, but this year no one got it, (none of us got Covid either) and i don't know of any of my friends or relatives around the globe who got Flu either, then i read this in the DM.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...illed-flu.html
Now i know the source of this article is a bit iffy but if true it does throw up alot of questions regarding Covid, Flu, testing etc. etc. ands adds fuel to the fire regarding what the politicians and scientists are telling us.
Whilst I wouldn't trust the mail - after seeing someone say this the other day I looked into it myself out of curiosity.

Information is here: WHO flu data

Taking the UK from Jan 18 to present the previous 2 winters had weeks of 4000+ positives, several weeks each of 2000+ - this winter we saw no weeks above 1800 at all.

Taking the US - this years numbers have been higher than last year but similar to 2018 - although a noticeable decline in type A (pandemic causing) - interesting though flu dropped off the face of the earth in the US in mid march and hasn't been seen since (realise some of that is the focus on covid - but likewise would almost expect more flu positives as more people will be worried about it being covid and seeking help rather than just going to bed - I'm pretty sure some of hours of flu would cause hospitalisation if they'd been reported and I'd been looked at) compared to normally having residual cases throughout the summer.

Canada is much the same as US in that its disappeared and last winter was worse than the previous but matched up to 2018.
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As we typically don't get much more than a small sample of flu cases, the billion dollar question for me is for places in the northern hemisphere on very bad flu weeks we'd see similar death numbers to what we saw from COVID (and bare in mind those with comorbidities often wouldn't get flu down as cause of death, especially if it was a post flu chest infection or the like a couple of weeks later on someone with lung problems) - did a milder flu season and milder winter mean the large spikes we saw of 1000s of deaths a day early in the pandemic were people who wouldn't have survived a bad flu season or a tough winter or where extremely succeptible to covid - so will we see similar scary numbers this time round??

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This was interesting from that article, not something I ever thought of before, but does make sense.

"Dr Groppelli adds: 'Viruses are parasites. Once they enter a cell, they don't want other viruses to compete with. So the virus already in the body will effectively kick the other parasite out.'



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My work colleagues and i were having a discussion the other day about how the 2019/2020 flu season seemed to be a non entity...
Reading through I was waiting to read the theory that because many people were taking precautions they didn't routinely take in other years to avoid spreading Covid, it follows that regular flu was also kept in check.

But I didn't see it until the comments.
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Ontario recorded 978 new cases yesterday...record high. 348 in Toronto. 6 deaths.
up again yesterday...1042 new cases, 7 deaths. 309 in Toronto.
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Good God.
It wouldn't surprise me if they break through the 1,000 new cases per day next week if this keeps up.
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up again yesterday...1042 new cases, 7 deaths. 309 in Toronto.

Not good at all.
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