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dave_j Apr 20th 2020 4:53 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12841154)
So maybe there was something in it after all and perhaps not just greed and exploitation eh Dave_J? :whistle:

One swallow doesn't make a summer.

OrangeMango Apr 20th 2020 7:03 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12840809)
Looking like large events wont be allowed to take place this summer in BC, festivals, weddings, fairs and such.

Expect September or October at the earliest, most likely November.

The next large gathering will most likely be the remembrance day ceremonies.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 20th 2020 11:25 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12841115)
It's not often that I get "British "..
I left a long time ago, and my heart is not there....BUT I I thInk her majesty has done a fantastic job and I take my hat off and put my face mask on to the woman. Well done...where would we be without her...

Whole heartedly agree!! 100% Im glad there are others who still think that. I thought the speech she gave was apolitical, but very sincere and encouraging at the same time. Not polluted by politics, but driven by duty, she does it like no other. Very British indeed.

BristolUK Apr 20th 2020 12:51 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12841234)
One swallow doesn't make a summer.

How about the ten over just the last three days?

Or
Supply-line disruptions could cause Canadian drug shortage

Canadians should brace for drug shortages as COVID-19 disrupts global supply lines, the federal health ministry’s top public servant says.

A lack of medications to fill ordinary prescriptions is an ongoing issue in Canada, but deputy health minister Stephen Lucas says COVID-19 is worsening the problem.

caretaker Apr 20th 2020 12:57 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I'll find out if my meds are in short supply in a few hours. Just 2 BP pills and 1 for cholesterol, very common. A month ago it was delivery only from my neighbourhood pharmacy, likely still the case.

Siouxie Apr 20th 2020 3:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wish I had trusted my instincts 4 weeks ago and got my usual 3 months supply of meds, but I didn't. They have difficulty getting one of mine at the best of times.. this doesn't bode well. Thankfully it's not life threatening if I can't get them. I'll find out in the next few days I suppose.

dave_j Apr 20th 2020 7:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12841367)

One problem with announcing that there may be shortages of anything, or changing restricting movement is that you'll almost guarantee that there will be because you're inciting the weak minded to rush out and buy more than they need... just in case. It's that well known bog roll syndrome.
I quote from the link above.
"There was a huge rush in March as people tried to secure their medications as physical distancing measures were put in place, with some people requesting six-month supplies, he said.
Over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen, or Tylenol, have been in short supply for the same season.
Wholesalers began to warn the demand was not sustainable, especially considering the pressure on the supply chains.
Certain medical devices, like thermometers, are also in short supply due to global demand.
Pharmacists decided to take measures after watching the toilet-paper fiasco unroll, Power said, and the pharmacists’ group has recommended limiting patients to a one-month supply of their medications to try to prevent shortages.
"
My original gripe was with the pharmacists who, anticipating shortages, had decided to impose restrictions on supply BUT retained the full dispensing cost per transaction. This has the effect of boosting their income and impoverishing those who may be least able to afford it. Had they decided to reduce the costs proportionately, their income would have remained the same.
One argument put forward in their defense was that they had done the work and should get paid for it. I'm all in favour of the principle that the workman is worthy of his hire but in this instance it's simply wrong.
Imagine that you need a plumber whose callout charge is $x. He turns up, states he's forgotten his tools and needs to go get them. He then finds he needs a part and goes get that. On the bill you see he's charged you $3x for callout. You pay up because you have to, but it's wrong.


BristolUK Apr 20th 2020 9:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12841589)
One problem with announcing that there may be shortages of anything, or changing restricting movement is that you'll almost guarantee that there will be because you're inciting the weak minded to rush out and buy more than they need... just in case. It's that well known bog roll syndrome..

Hmmm...do you think that just maybe that was why they restricted the refills to 30 days instead of 90? You know, so that people couldn't go out and get more?

Possibly knowing something about drugs supplies maybe?

scrubbedexpat091 Apr 20th 2020 9:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12841642)
Hmmm...do you think that just maybe that was why they restricted the refills to 30 days instead of 90? You know, so that people couldn't go out and get more?

Possibly knowing something about drugs supplies maybe?

The run in medications in March is what led to the 30 day supply thing being done, the supply line couldn't handle the demand.

dave_j Apr 20th 2020 10:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12841642)
Hmmm...do you think that just maybe that was why they restricted the refills to 30 days instead of 90? You know, so that people couldn't go out and get more?
Possibly knowing something about drugs supplies maybe?

So, examine what apparently took place.
In March, it seems, there was a run on pharmaceuticals by a proportion of the population, and it appears that pharmacists dispensed more than normal on request.
Pharmacists appear to have woken up later when they realised their stocks had shrunk. Now those who'd stocked and overstocked wouldn't be coming back for a while so any remaining and replacement stocks would then supply those of us who didn't panic.
So to recover from their overdispensing, pharmacists decided to protect their remaining stocks by restricting the dispensing period to 30 days and to fully charge dispensing fees for each additional transaction, something that didn't need to be done.
What this means in practice is that a mistake by pharmacists in overdispensing reduced normal inventory and the rest of us have to pay for it, and they've cooked up this dispensing charge scam on the back of their original mistake to put the icing on the cake.
Nice work if you can get it.

scrubbedexpat091 Apr 21st 2020 5:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Air Canada is suspending all US service for at least 4 weeks, they had previously kept service to 11 destinations but with the extension of the non-essential border restrictions they have decided to suspend the remaining service.




BristolUK Apr 21st 2020 6:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
The Fabriani Bros. = Steve Porcaro & David Kamp + friends, in homage to Messrs. Fagen and Becker. Don’t be like the Covid Kid: Stay home, stay safe


dave_j Apr 21st 2020 9:46 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I've no doubt that this is old news to most but it came as new news to me.
For those of us who follow the daily C19 deaths on Worldometers https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ I'd become increasingly concerned that the old country was rapidly going down the virus plughole with stubbornly high death rates in hospitals not getting lower.
But... apparently not so... https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52361519 informs me that daily data reported on the Worldometer website for the UK concerning C19 deaths contains data, not for the previous 24 hours, but for deaths spread over a substantial period and only announced during the previous 24 hours.
Things not so bad as I thought.

Danny B Apr 21st 2020 10:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Reading this article reminds me to shut the hell up and not complain when I have to wait 30 minutes in line outside Costco to buy food. We are so lucky.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52373888


scrubbedexpat091 Apr 22nd 2020 12:16 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Chicken processing plant in Vancouver has an outbreak. 27 cases confirmed there but could be more as some employees were out sick.

The unacceptable thing though was the employee was going to work while showing symptoms and when health officials went to visit the plant, there were even more employees working while showing symptoms, 71 employees with 27 confirmed ill.

"Upon interviewing the infected person, Daly said her team found out the staff member had worked in the processing plant while symptomatic, prompting a public health team to be sent to the plant Monday. "

"On arrival, Daly said the team noted that several other workers had symptoms, so they decided to test all 71 staff members present. "

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...lant-1.5540373


This folks is why we cannot trust people to do the right thing, why these workers were even at work while ill should result in fines for both employees and employer.

caretaker Apr 22nd 2020 8:22 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12842326)
This folks is why we cannot trust people to do the right thing, why these workers were even at work while ill should result in fines for both employees and employer.

I agree, but fineing them is a bit after the fact. Perhaps all essential services with over x number of employees should be required to do symptom checks of everyone before admitting them to the building for their shift. The digital laser thermometers are $20 on sale (I got mine from Princess Auto) and it would be easier and cheaper than closing the plant for 2 weeks. You can't just replace all those trained employees overnight. I know taking someone's temp isn't a perfect method, but until test kits run like water, it's at least something.

scrubbedexpat091 Apr 22nd 2020 9:01 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12842437)
I agree, but fineing them is a bit after the fact. Perhaps all essential services with over x number of employees should be required to do symptom checks of everyone before admitting them to the building for their shift. The digital laser thermometers are $20 on sale (I got mine from Princess Auto) and it would be easier and cheaper than closing the plant for 2 weeks. You can't just replace all those trained employees overnight. I know taking someone's temp isn't a perfect method, but until test kits run like water, it's at least something.

I think its closed at this point due to so many being ill, probably the only way to keep it contained. The meat plant in Alberta is really bad it appears.

I wouldn't be surprised if the workers were pressured by management, some of these companies are very shady on a good day.

caretaker Apr 22nd 2020 9:27 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12842446)
I think its closed at this point due to so many being ill, probably the only way to keep it contained. The meat plant in Alberta is really bad it appears.

I wouldn't be surprised if the workers were pressured by management, some of these companies are very shady on a good day.

I think the article said the poultry plant was facing a 2 week shut down. Employer pressure might be more prevalent in the smaller companies in or near large population centers (where they can be easily replaced) but I think in the big packing plants like Cargill in Alberta they are more likely to have responsible policies. Ever since the tainted meat scandals they know they're being watched, but in rural Alberta it's probably going to take longer to find replacement staff. The knock-on effect is because plants either have to operate fewer shifts, or close while they find and train staff, or wait for their infected people to recover, the news warns of an impending meat shortage, customers start panic buying, and actually cause a temporary shortage where none existed.

Piff Poff Apr 22nd 2020 2:02 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
My Grandad lost his battle against Covid 19 night before last. My Uncle was able to be with him for the last hours. My Uncle has now gone home to his spare room to isolate from his wife and daughter as he is now considered to be a risk. I Can't imagine not having the support of your nearest and dearest when you lose a parent.

Grandad had been taken in to hospital with suspected pneumonia, tested negative for Corona and then subsequently sent home a couple of days later. He was then re admitted and re tested to show positive. Can't help but think we would still have him had he not gone to hospital the 1st time. He had a good run, 94 years old.

I don't understand how this disease is so rampant in some places but in Red Deer we are down to one active case out of a total of 34 cases all together. From what I see out and about, people are not really social distancing so I would have expected to see numbers in the 100s. I'm back to work on Friday.

Danny B Apr 22nd 2020 2:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12842602)
My Grandad lost his battle against Covid 19 night before last. My Uncle was able to be with him for the last hours. My Uncle has now gone home to his spare room to isolate from his wife and daughter as he is now considered to be a risk. I Can't imagine not having the support of your nearest and dearest when you lose a parent.

Grandad had been taken in to hospital with suspected pneumonia, tested negative for Corona and then subsequently sent home a couple of days later. He was then re admitted and re tested to show positive. Can't help but think we would still have him had he not gone to hospital the 1st time. He had a good run, 94 years old.

I don't understand how this disease is so rampant in some places but in Red Deer we are down to one active case out of a total of 34 cases all together. From what I see out and about, people are not really social distancing so I would have expected to see numbers in the 100s. I'm back to work on Friday.

Sorry to hear about your Grandad, like you say, 94 is a long life.

I think the problem with COVID is that once it gets into a community, it runs rampant until it cannot spread anymore. We have also been lucky where I live, people working from home and social distancing has really helped. All it would take though is someone from that Alberta oil camp that got hit to stop off in Kamloops on their drive home and pass it to a cashier, then she passes it to someone and then it takes off.

I have no doubt that Texas and Georgia re-opening for business next week will be the worst decision ever made.

Piff Poff Apr 22nd 2020 2:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12842608)
Sorry to hear about your Grandad, like you say, 94 is a long life.

I think the problem with COVID is that once it gets into a community, it runs rampant until it cannot spread anymore. We have also been lucky where I live, people working from home and social distancing has really helped. All it would take though is someone from that Alberta oil camp that got hit to stop off in Kamloops on their drive home and pass it to a cashier, then she passes it to someone and then it takes off.

I have no doubt that Texas and Georgia re-opening for business next week will be the worst decision ever made.

like you say from what we hear is once it's in the community it goes rampant, doesn't seem to have been the case in Red Deer. I think the highest amount of active cases have been less then 20, we are down to one. Something is just 'off' in my mind there. Once we seated getting it, I thought there would be dozens if not hundreds of cases being reported.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 22nd 2020 2:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12842608)

I have no doubt that Texas and Georgia re-opening for business next week will be the worst decision ever made.


I couldn't believe when I saw that on the news last night! all these people protesting about rights and freedoms.....protesting about what?? Not getting or passing the virus around? have they listened to themselves?? The US is the worst hit country in the world, with no sign of it slowing and they want to re-open half of it! God help that country!!

Partially discharged Apr 22nd 2020 3:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12842627)
I couldn't believe when I saw that on the news last night! all these people protesting about rights and freedoms.....protesting about what?? Not getting or passing the virus around? have they listened to themselves?? The US is the worst hit country in the world, with no sign of it slowing and they want to re-open half of it! God help that country!!

Don't worry they have got the smartest leader running the country. According to him he is a stable genius and everybody loves him and he has better ratings for his press conferences than Monday Night Football or the Bachelor so it's all good. Nothing to worry about here, let's move along everybody. :thumbsup:

He is a critter amongst a cabal of critters.

sharkus Apr 22nd 2020 3:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
For those absolute idiots who want things re-opened now, I really do hope they get covid and have the full experience of it, just so they can possibly understand why the lockdowns and other things were in place, and why, when there is another lockdown due to the massive resurgence of the virus because of the removal of the lockdown, that it was put in place. I do feel for those, who I hope are in the majority, are ok with the lockdown (if not ok, at least understand the reason why it is happening). This isn't some worldwide collusion of governments to do something controlling to their populations, this is a very, very real pandemic, it's not a hoax. Again, if you believe that, go visit an ICU with corona patients and get infected and enjoy yourself.

It's somewhat the same with the people who are visiting friends and families, are they just that self-absorbed, or are they really that foolish to thing it's all fine and they don't need to obey the stay at home rules?

I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but perhaps some Darwinism might come into play and rid us of these foolish people.

Nand Apr 22nd 2020 4:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Really sorry for your loss Piff Poff. I hope the cases continue to be low in Red Deer until the darn disease dries up.

Paul_Shepherd Apr 22nd 2020 4:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Partially discharged (Post 12842642)
Don't worry they have got the smartest leader running the country. According to him he is a stable genius and everybody loves him and he has better ratings for his press conferences than Monday Night Football or the Bachelor so it's all good. Nothing to worry about here, let's move along everybody. :thumbsup:

He is a critter amongst a cabal of critters.

Can't even blame him for this ridiculousness! Its the individual state governors pushing this....however there has been no push back or condemnation from the white house, Donald is too busy getting new bills passed to "Keep America Great" and hopefully strengthen his re-election chances, I mean as long a he gets re-elected to desparatetly holds on the power, who cares if the states Georgia, Texas and South Carolina spiral out of control.

I do hope the Canada US border remains closed, if those kind of stupid actions are going to continue. I am sure I am over reacting though as one misguided Georgia resident commented on the new last night, "This is not a pandemic its a panicdemic" - yeah sure mate, because you are an infectious disease specialist aren't you.. cloud cuckoo land.

Almost Canadian Apr 22nd 2020 4:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by sharkus (Post 12842649)
For those absolute idiots who want things re-opened now, I really do hope they get covid and have the full experience of it, just so they can possibly understand why the lockdowns and other things were in place, and why, when there is another lockdown due to the massive resurgence of the virus because of the removal of the lockdown, that it was put in place. I do feel for those, who I hope are in the majority, are ok with the lockdown (if not ok, at least understand the reason why it is happening). This isn't some worldwide collusion of governments to do something controlling to their populations, this is a very, very real pandemic, it's not a hoax. Again, if you believe that, go visit an ICU with corona patients and get infected and enjoy yourself.

It's somewhat the same with the people who are visiting friends and families, are they just that self-absorbed, or are they really that foolish to thing it's all fine and they don't need to obey the stay at home rules?

I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but perhaps some Darwinism might come into play and rid us of these foolish people.

I suspect that the vast majority of those that want restrictions ended, are those that are requesting it for economic reasons. It's fine agreeing to stay at home if one's income is still being paid in full. It's another if one's income has been reduced to zero, or to an extent where one can't meet one's day to day expenses.

From a Canadian perspective, if the plan was to place restrictions that ensured the healthcare system was not overwhelmed, the restrictions in most of Canada appear to be far too restrictive as the healthcare systems are nowhere near full capacity and, therefore, it can be reasonably argued that the restrictions could be lifted somewhat.

Piff Poff Apr 22nd 2020 5:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by tumbleweedly (Post 12842672)
Really sorry for your loss Piff Poff. I hope the cases continue to be low in Red Deer until the darn disease dries up.

Thank you

MillieF Apr 22nd 2020 7:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12842687)
Thank you

Oh PP I am so sorry, what a horrible situation this is. I didn’t have a great start in life, and wasn’t close to my parents, but having had a child that has rocked my world has made me cherish every single day, my family is everything. I am thinking of you.

Jerseygirl Apr 22nd 2020 8:09 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12842602)
My Grandad lost his battle against Covid 19 night before last. My Uncle was able to be with him for the last hours. My Uncle has now gone home to his spare room to isolate from his wife and daughter as he is now considered to be a risk. I Can't imagine not having the support of your nearest and dearest when you lose a parent.

Grandad had been taken in to hospital with suspected pneumonia, tested negative for Corona and then subsequently sent home a couple of days later. He was then re admitted and re tested to show positive. Can't help but think we would still have him had he not gone to hospital the 1st time. He had a good run, 94 years old.

I don't understand how this disease is so rampant in some places but in Red Deer we are down to one active case out of a total of 34 cases all together. From what I see out and about, people are not really social distancing so I would have expected to see numbers in the 100s. I'm back to work on Friday.

very sorry to read about your grandad. My condolences to you and your family.

Mallory Apr 22nd 2020 8:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12842627)
I couldn't believe when I saw that on the news last night! all these people protesting about rights and freedoms.....protesting about what?? Not getting or passing the virus around? have they listened to themselves?? The US is the worst hit country in the world, with no sign of it slowing and they want to re-open half of it! God help that country!!

The US is not the worst hit country in the world. The worst hit are Spain, Italy, France and UK. The population of US is about the same as Europe as a whole. Count up all the deaths in Europe, and then compare to the US. There is no comparison.

Siouxie Apr 22nd 2020 8:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by sharkus (Post 12842649)
For those absolute idiots who want things re-opened now, I really do hope they get covid and have the full experience of it, just so they can possibly understand why the lockdowns and other things were in place, and why, when there is another lockdown due to the massive resurgence of the virus because of the removal of the lockdown, that it was put in place. I do feel for those, who I hope are in the majority, are ok with the lockdown (if not ok, at least understand the reason why it is happening). This isn't some worldwide collusion of governments to do something controlling to their populations, this is a very, very real pandemic, it's not a hoax. Again, if you believe that, go visit an ICU with corona patients and get infected and enjoy yourself.

It's somewhat the same with the people who are visiting friends and families, are they just that self-absorbed, or are they really that foolish to thing it's all fine and they don't need to obey the stay at home rules?

I'm sure it has been mentioned before, but perhaps some Darwinism might come into play and rid us of these foolish people.

:goodpost:

Jerseygirl Apr 22nd 2020 8:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ontario continues to be on lockdown until at least Victoria Day, 18th May.


Piff Poff Apr 22nd 2020 8:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12842744)
very sorry to read about your grandad. My condolences to you and your family.


Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12842739)
Oh PP I am so sorry, what a horrible situation this is. I didn’t have a great start in life, and wasn’t close to my parents, but having had a child that has rocked my world has made me cherish every single day, my family is everything. I am thinking of you.

Thank you both.

Siouxie Apr 22nd 2020 8:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12842602)
My Grandad lost his battle against Covid 19 night before last. My Uncle was able to be with him for the last hours. My Uncle has now gone home to his spare room to isolate from his wife and daughter as he is now considered to be a risk. I Can't imagine not having the support of your nearest and dearest when you lose a parent.

Grandad had been taken in to hospital with suspected pneumonia, tested negative for Corona and then subsequently sent home a couple of days later. He was then re admitted and re tested to show positive. Can't help but think we would still have him had he not gone to hospital the 1st time. He had a good run, 94 years old.

I don't understand how this disease is so rampant in some places but in Red Deer we are down to one active case out of a total of 34 cases all together. From what I see out and about, people are not really social distancing so I would have expected to see numbers in the 100s. I'm back to work on Friday.

So very sorry to hear of the sad news Piff... my sincere condolences to you and your family... {{{{hugs}}}}

I suspect a lot of the tests are giving false Negative results.. (that's being reported online too) so that may be why there are so few active cases.. "Health care experts believe one-third of patients with the novel coronavirus and who are tested for it receive negative test results—meaning some people who are infected could be spreading the virus unknowingly."

magnumpi Apr 22nd 2020 9:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Oh my That’s so sad Piff

Some strains of this virus differ to other strains. I have had a cough since we came back from England March 3, it’s only just got better this week, still coughing but not as often.

i thought about getting tested, but thought maybe that would be a 100% perfect way to make sure I contracted it for sure !

instead I kept coughing up the liquid that kept settling on my lungs every 15 mins, daily, for weeks now. I thought it was an ACE cough, but... My wife also got the same. We thought no fever, keep positive

we both feel better now, not 100% but definitely better. I called my Cardio guy as he is only doing telephone 📞 appointments now. He said we did right thing, but advised when it’s over get a blood test. That would show if we had it and now have anti bodies

Scary times people


bats Apr 22nd 2020 11:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by magnumpi (Post 12842773)
Oh my That’s so sad Piff

Some strains of this virus differ to other strains. I have had a cough since we came back from England March 3, it’s only just got better this week, still coughing but not as often.

i thought about getting tested, but thought maybe that would be a 100% perfect way to make sure I contracted it for sure !

instead I kept coughing up the liquid that kept settling on my lungs every 15 mins, daily, for weeks now. I thought it was an ACE cough, but... My wife also got the same. We thought no fever, keep positive

we both feel better now, not 100% but definitely better. I called my Cardio guy as he is only doing telephone 📞 appointments now. He said we did right thing, but advised when it’s over get a blood test. That would show if we had it and now have anti bodies

Scary times people

a friend and his family have tested positive not one if the 5 has had a fever.

BristolUK Apr 23rd 2020 12:34 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12842602)
I don't understand how this disease is so rampant in some places but in Red Deer we are down to one active case out of a total of 34 cases all together. From what I see out and about, people are not really social distancing so I would have expected to see numbers in the 100s. I'm back to work on Friday.

It is odd isn't it. I've been keeping my eye on NB figures as a whole but aware that although we're the biggest city, Fredericton has twice as many and Saint John has more too.

Greater Moncton is 144,000 but we have 23 cases. In the province, 90% of the 118 positives have recovered and of the 7 admitted to ICU, only one remains. No deaths.

No new cases in the province for the last 4 days, one case before that and 2 zero days before that. State of emergency was declared early, borders to other provinces closed etc. We have a high number of seniors in the province.

I look at the city webcams and Main St is deserted.

Danny B Apr 23rd 2020 12:36 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Listen to what he says at the 40:00 min mark, the rest of the year looks like a write off in the UK.



magnumpi Apr 23rd 2020 12:44 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12842805)
a friend and his family have tested positive not one if the 5 has had a fever.

Hmm maybe my doctor has a point then


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