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Old Sep 12th 2021, 8:10 pm
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Not a surprise BC hospitals are starting to really struggle, you can have the increases in hospitalizations we have had in the past month and expect things to function.

100% of those under 50 in ICU are not vaccinated, some having to be intubated.

Fraser Health sent an internal memo advising staff on Friday they would cancel some surgeries through September, the memo was leaked as they didn't make this known to the public.

At the Kamloops hospital a 70 year old died waiting to see a doctor, had spent 6 hours in the waiting room, only 3 nurses on duty when there should be 24, the government doesn't dispute this either.

This is the same hospital that was reported in August or July to have lost upwards of 25% of its ER nurses as nurses quit.

Kamloops hospital sounds awful patients lined up in hallways.

Up North Prince George Hospital has 10 ICU beds but currently 15 ICU patients, non-COVID patients are being kept in hallways there as well.

ICU physician Dr. Simon Rose say's the healthcare system there is about to collapse.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/some-b-c-hospi...ents-1.5581373





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Upside Gamma, Beta, Alpha variant is now almost non-existent in BC.

Downside is Delta variant is near 100% of new cases.


Downside Mu variant is in BC although in small numbers.

Upside Mu appears less infectious compared to Delta.

Downside Mu is resistant to our vaccines more than any other variant.

Delta's infectious rate trumps Mu's ability to evade antibodies for now, so that is a good thing, maybe Delta will keep outcompeting it, but how long until one of these others becomes a Delta and Mu in one?


https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...need-to-know?r

BC is also monitoring for Epsilon, Zeta, & Theta in addition to others.

They are getting some pretty funky names.





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Old Sep 12th 2021, 11:31 pm
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They are getting some pretty funky names
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Toronto police are poised to arrest any protesters that block emergency access to hospitals this morning, and I hope the Regina Police Service is similarly prepared. Find the keys to the paddy-wagon, load up on pepper spray and zip ties, and clear the weekend drunks out of cells to make room.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Upside Gamma, Beta, Alpha variant is now almost non-existent in BC.

Downside is Delta variant is near 100% of new cases.


Downside Mu variant is in BC although in small numbers.

Upside Mu appears less infectious compared to Delta.

Downside Mu is resistant to our vaccines more than any other variant.

Delta's infectious rate trumps Mu's ability to evade antibodies for now, so that is a good thing, maybe Delta will keep outcompeting it, but how long until one of these others becomes a Delta and Mu in one?


https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...need-to-know?r

BC is also monitoring for Epsilon, Zeta, & Theta in addition to others.

They are getting some pretty funky names.
This tweet made me chuckle


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Originally Posted by Danny B
This tweet made me chuckle
Re: Zulu Variant This morning after reading Jsmith's post I thought it natural if after exhausting the Greek alphabet we could use the remaining words in the phonetic alphabet; Bravo Charlie Foxtrot Golf Hotel etc. India won't fly, and maybe not Lima or Zulu
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...after exhausting the Greek alphabet...
Why not Buffy, Conan, Xena, Spock, Kojak...
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Old Sep 13th 2021, 9:59 am
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Those who don't say hospitals are not struggling need to wake up, they are struggling and its keeping people form getting the healthcare they need.

Man in Edmonton needed to have a skin graft to repair damage caused by cancer that leaves him vulnerable to infections, he shows up at the hospital, all the prep is done, doctors come in ready to go, turns out the hospital didn't have a critical care bed available due to COVID patients, and his surgery was cancelled literally last minute.

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The retail store my wife works at got slapped in a way across the face, about a week ago they pressured someone to come into work who had called in saying they had a bit of a cough and runny nose, and thought it might be COVID, they pressured this person enough to where they came into work, fast forward a week, person was tested for COVID a few days later, and positive, luckily the person was vaccinated and showing mild symptoms, however now like 50% of the staff in the store have been told to not come in for 2 weeks....maybe that will teach them not to pressure sick people into coming to work sick.

Not unusual, low paying jobs often more or less force people to work sick and often by significant veiled threats like if your sick maybe we will need to cut your hours for a couple months.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Those who don't say hospitals are not struggling need to wake up, they are struggling and its keeping people form getting the healthcare they need.

Man in Edmonton needed to have a skin graft to repair damage caused by cancer that leaves him vulnerable to infections, he shows up at the hospital, all the prep is done, doctors come in ready to go, turns out the hospital didn't have a critical care bed available due to COVID patients, and his surgery was cancelled literally last minute.
Whilst this is far from ideal it has happened with regularity in UK way before COVID was a thing. A very interesting and thought provoking documentary called "Hospital" has been shown on the BBC possibly now in its 3rd or 4th series so the last series was right in the thick of the virus and all the problems. However the first series was before all this and same stories of no critical care beds or ICU beds so operations often cancelled at last minute and theatre staff and top surgeons standing around unable to work. It really showed the extreme nature of how finely balanced the UK health care system is/was and how small things could have huge effects and then of course COVID hit!!!
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15,000 severely immunocompromised people in BC will get an invitation for a 3rd vaccination.

An additional 120,000 moderately immune-compromised persons may get a 3rd shot, but the province is still determining if that is necessary.




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Earl seems to have decided to have a bit of fun.



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Earl should be careful who he shows his QR code to (in BC) - it apparently shows information which might be handy for ID theft
https://github.com/DanaEpp/BC-Vaccine-Passport-Decoder#reverse-engineering-the-passport
The decoded data allows us to see:
  • Date when the Vaccine Passport was issued
  • Date of Birth
  • Family (Last) Name
  • Given (First) Name(s)
  • Where a vaccine was given from
  • What vaccine was given
  • What lot number the vaccine was from
  • When the vaccine was given
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Earl should be careful who he shows his QR code to (in BC) - it apparently shows information which might be handy for ID theft
Yes he may want to be careful indeed. Apparently anyone can download the necessary software needed, which I guess makes sense since the restrictions are fairly widespread and I see no way the government could provide it to just the places who need it, as every little out of the way, few know about coffee shops, and such need it, I wouldn't be surprised if some small places without a tech department even bother with scanning it.

I haven't even downloaded mine, I never go anywhere on the list where its required, and I don't have a printer and 90% of the time I don't have a smart phone on me, so why rush to get it just to save it on my desk top which well I guess I could get a pull wagon, and generator and pull it around with me, but it is easier just to avoid the non-essential places on the list, none of which I even utilize in my day to day life.

Upside to never having money, during a pandemic you don't miss any of the places that are closed or restricted because you never went to them anyhow.

The proof is only required for:
  • Indoor ticketed sporting events with more than 50 people
  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events with more than 50 people
  • Licensed restaurants and cafes and restaurants and cafes that offer table service (indoor and patio dining), including liquor tasting rooms in wineries, breweries or distilleries
  • Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining)
  • Nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres
  • Gyms, exercise/dance facilities/studios and these activities happening in recreation facilities
  • Businesses offering indoor exercise/fitness
  • Indoor adult group and team sports for people 22 years old or older
  • Indoor organized events with 50 or more people.
    • For example: wedding and funeral receptions (outside of a funeral home), organized parties, conferences, trade fairs and workshops
  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities with more than 50 people like pottery, art and choir
  • Post-secondary student housing
  • Spectators at indoor youth sporting events with more than 50 people

Literally not one thing on that list I would ever be going to anytime soon if ever.


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