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Old Jul 28th 2021, 3:12 pm
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It's Mask Back On Again Day here this Friday. That bulk purchase of disposable masks will not be wasted.
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Old Jul 28th 2021, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by scilly
A temporary mask mandate for the next 14 days has been declared for the Central Okanagan, with effect at midnight tonight for all indoor public places. This includes Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland.

It is because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the area.

It will be followed by further mandates as needed, such as business closures.

https://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/...d-19-response/
Yeah it seems that they keep moving the goalposts. A while back now some were asking about localized restrictions as certain areas became hotspots but were told a province wide thing was the way to go. Now they seem to have changed their mind. Kelowna is obviously a tourist hotspot and they want people to come and now they are surprised there is an uptick. I've seen a lot of comments from double vaxed people who are a bit miffed at now having to mask up again despite the fact they followed the rules and got vaccinated and of course many who thought they relaxed rules too soon anyway. We could all enjoy a nice beach or park BBQ with friends but due to fires these have now been banned and due to heavy smoke most don't enjoy spending time outdoors anyway. On the plus side there's a 40% chance of showers on Sunday
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I wonder what the vaccination rate in the Interior is, % wise.
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Old Jul 28th 2021, 11:13 pm
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Do I read right? In Alberta, now if you Covid you don't have to isolate & you're not going to get tested unless you essentially hospitalised with it? That'll go well...
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Old Jul 28th 2021, 11:22 pm
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Do I read right? In Alberta, now if you Covid you don't have to isolate & you're not going to get tested unless you essentially hospitalised with it? That'll go well...
Kind of a "hard herd immunity" strategy if that's the case ?!
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Old Jul 28th 2021, 11:50 pm
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Do I read right? In Alberta, now if you Covid you don't have to isolate & you're not going to get tested unless you essentially hospitalised with it? That'll go well...
As someone in today's Moncton newspaper says, Alberta is not a good example to follow.
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Kind of a "hard herd immunity" strategy if that's the case ?!
More of a "Nah, we're done with Covid, if we stop worrying about it, it'll just go away" strategy I think. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...ents-1.6121002

"testing will be available to people with symptoms when needed for patient care decisions, although Hinshaw noted those with mild symptoms won't need to be tested."

In Nfld we've been positively encouraged to get a test for the most mild of symptoms. It'll be interesting to see whether that advice changes.

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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
More of a "Nah, we're done with Covid, if we stop worrying about it, it'll just go away" strategy I think. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...ents-1.6121002

"testing will be available to people with symptoms when needed for patient care decisions, although Hinshaw noted those with mild symptoms won't need to be tested."

In Nfld we've been positively encouraged to get a test for the most mild of symptoms. It'll be interesting to see whether that advice changes.
Vaccination rate seems high though 65% / 75% for 12+ (impressive) so the focus is on those with severe symptoms.
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Do I read right? In Alberta, now if you Covid you don't have to isolate & you're not going to get tested unless you essentially hospitalised with it? That'll go well...
Indeed... isolation will be voluntary.

https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

Alberta will begin adapting programs and policies in response to COVID-19, bringing the health response in line with influenza and other respiratory viruses.

On August 16, Alberta will lift the legal requirement for 10-day isolation following a positive COVID-19 test, though it will be strongly recommended. Staying home when sick is an important way to care for those around us by not passing on any illnesses.

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Old Jul 29th 2021, 5:39 am
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Good Lord, how lucky are we not having to fork out $18,000 to get a vaccine.

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I want to know why it cost her 18,000 to fly and stay in the US for 3 weeks.

Looking at Expedia, flights are averaging around $1,600

Budge Hotel coming in around $2,700 for a month stay. (3,600 for a mid tier hotel like Spring Hill By Marriott)

Sounds like she flew to California and everyone 12+ is eligible for a COVID vaccine free regardless of immigration status.

$5,200 using a higher price hotel.

The remaining amount breaks down to $426/day which seems a little high for food and other daily needs.




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I want to know why it cost her 18,000 to fly and stay in the US for 3 weeks.

Looking at Expedia, flights are averaging around $1,600

Budge Hotel coming in around $2,700 for a month stay. (3,600 for a mid tier hotel like Spring Hill By Marriott)

Sounds like she flew to California and everyone 12+ is eligible for a COVID vaccine free regardless of immigration status.

$5,200 using a higher price hotel.

The remaining amount breaks down to $426/day which seems a little high for food and other daily needs.




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It wouldn't take much to blow through $10,000 in San Francisco hotel bills for two weeks. She doesn't look the type to be staying in the tenderloin area
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Old Jul 29th 2021, 11:13 am
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It's very good though, that people can fly in to the US and get vaccinated for free. Especially if there is excess supply in the US. As the Brazillian girl said, each vaccination is helping the world overcome the pandemic.
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Old Jul 29th 2021, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
More of a "Nah, we're done with Covid, if we stop worrying about it, it'll just go away" strategy I think. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...ents-1.6121002

"testing will be available to people with symptoms when needed for patient care decisions, although Hinshaw noted those with mild symptoms won't need to be tested."

In Nfld we've been positively encouraged to get a test for the most mild of symptoms. It'll be interesting to see whether that advice changes.
I think there comes a point when testing too many for any reason at all seems like an overkill to some. There has been a lot of moaning here about goalposts being shifted. Initially it was all about reducing hospitalizations to manageable levels and reducing deaths of course. So if those figures are in the "not too bad" range the number of positive cases doesn't really matter if vaccinations are on course and most are getting mild symptoms. Today we had 204 cases, no new deaths, 51.in hospital and 20 in ICU that's BC total not Kelowna. I'm pretty sure BC can handle 51 hospital admissions.
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I think there comes a point when testing too many for any reason at all seems like an overkill to some. There has been a lot of moaning here about goalposts being shifted. Initially it was all about reducing hospitalizations to manageable levels and reducing deaths of course. So if those figures are in the "not too bad" range the number of positive cases doesn't really matter if vaccinations are on course and most are getting mild symptoms. Today we had 204 cases, no new deaths, 51.in hospital and 20 in ICU that's BC total not Kelowna. I'm pretty sure BC can handle 51 hospital admissions.

107 of the new covid cases are in Interior Health, which as you know includes Central Okanagan, although that still does not tell us how many in Kelowna alone. the next highest count of new cases was 58 in Fraser Health

There are currently 1,055 active cases in BC, and 600 of those are in Interior Health.

There's certainly something wrong in Interior Health!!

The other important figure of note is that during the month June 15-July 15, 78% of the new infections have had neither their 1st or 2nd jabs. The only figure I can connected to that is that most of the people testing positive in the Kelowna area are young people who have had only a first dose of vaccine or are totally unvaccinated.

As far as number of hospital admissions, there is no way to say how many in Interior Health, but if they have over 50% of the new cases, then it might well be that hospital admissions are also close to that, or even higher. Therefore Kelowna and other hospitals in the region are the ones looking at possibly being overwhelmed.

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