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Old Dec 29th 2021, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by sharkus
back-to-school plan information apparently due in next few days. Something tells me that they'll either extend the break by a week or two, or go to remote learning. Does not leave much time for those who go back on the 3rd. Plus given the BS that has come before, with saying "schools will be open" then less than 24 hours later saying "oh, schools closed", I won't believe it until the 3rd actually rolls round.
Quebec's schools are closed until 10th Jan..


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Quebec's schools are closed until 10th Jan..
BC just announced same
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Old Dec 29th 2021, 12:10 pm
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Just tested positive myself. Very minor symptoms - fatigue, minor cough - certainly nothing I'd have taken so much as a day off work for in any other circumstance. However, rules be rules and I'm self-isolating for 10 days. It's put a real spanner in our New Year plans but in the big scheme of things that's a trifle.

I've had 2 jabs and got the booster just a week ago, although to be fair we have certainly been fairly actively socialising until now. No-one else in the family/social group has tested positive (yet). I'm reminded of the time in Calgary in 2008/9 when my wife alone got swine flu which totally wrecked her for about 3 weeks yet none of the rest of the household got it.

On the plus side, if most people who are testing positive have as minor symptoms as me then this Omicron would seem to be little more than an inconvenience. I'm fully for taking all measures necessary to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed but I've yet to see evidence that there is a corresponding increase on hospitalisations from the fully vaccinated population.
I'm sorry to hear this and hope you feel better soon.drink lots, take meds, watch telly.

BMJ article by Elisabeth Mahese 24 Dec 2021 says that someone infected with Omicron is 31 -45% less likely to attend emergency care than someone with Delta and 50 - 70% less likely to be admitted. They also state the info is preliminary. There's the possibility that more numbers might need hospital care as the variant is very transmissible. So much is uncertain.
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I'm sorry to hear this and hope you feel better soon.drink lots, take meds, watch telly.

BMJ article by Elisabeth Mahese 24 Dec 2021 says that someone infected with Omicron is 31 -45% less likely to attend emergency care than someone with Delta and 50 - 70% less likely to be admitted. They also state the info is preliminary. There's the possibility that more numbers might need hospital care as the variant is very transmissible. So much is uncertain.
Certainly this was the information coming out of the UK a week ago and now England have decided against any restrictions going into New Years eve so will be interesting to see if they have change of heart by January and today they were saying that maybe London had peaked with it's case numbers already.
Meanwhile Bonnie Henry here in BC has been mulling over the US CDC data on reducing isolation times for people and has in essence agreed it's a good idea, she has even stated that British Columbians who are double vaccinated and been in contact with a positive person no longer need to isolate and can go to work so long as they follow precautions. We now seem to be going from "save the people" and "save the health service" to "save businesses" I'm hoping that we can now start to move forward and stop counting cases so much because we all know the figures will be alarming for the next while at least but we also know this sin't the whole story
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Old Dec 30th 2021, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by sharkus
back-to-school plan information apparently due in next few days. Something tells me that they'll either extend the break by a week or two, or go to remote learning. Does not leave much time for those who go back on the 3rd. Plus given the BS that has come before, with saying "schools will be open" then less than 24 hours later saying "oh, schools closed", I won't believe it until the 3rd actually rolls round.
the kids and teachers were told to prepare in December for an extended January break/remote learning so Doug dragging his feet publicly is dumb because we all know what’s coming. And again I’m still not sure why he keeps making announcements about announcements, the data is out there that this is highly contagious so just pick one side on the schools and run with it. The cynic in me is this is just him indirectly picking a fight with the teachers union
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Old Dec 30th 2021, 1:41 am
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There was a letter sent by 500 ontario doctors asking for schools to stay open, and I think they should be listened too, but suspect they won't be. There will be some BS comment from DF containing the phrase "Friends... blah blah blah" and how it's important to stop the spread.
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Originally Posted by sharkus
There was a letter sent by 500 ontario doctors asking for schools to stay open, and I think they should be listened too, but suspect they won't be. There will be some BS comment from DF containing the phrase "Friends... blah blah blah" and how it's important to stop the spread.
Sounds like they’re delaying the reopen until Jan 5th and naturally DF and his cabinet have passed off making the announcement to the chief medical officer so probably won’t even get the “friends blah blah blah” statement
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So, is Covid Pandemic over then? Kinda sounds like that.
Hard to turn around that quick in my mind, but can't argue with science and the Gov.
Well, we could argue, doesn't do anything though.

Are Canadians still wearing masks?
Around here most people have dropped them.
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Old Dec 31st 2021, 1:45 am
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So, is Covid Pandemic over then? Kinda sounds like that.
Hard to turn around that quick in my mind, but can't argue with science and the Gov.
Well, we could argue, doesn't do anything though.

Are Canadians still wearing masks?
Around here most people have dropped them.
Pretty sure masks still required throughout Canada for indoor stuff (not homes) and outdoors when distancing not possible.

Quebec has introduced an overnight curfew which seems a little different to let's all hug and snog each other.
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Old Dec 31st 2021, 2:38 am
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So, is Covid Pandemic over then? Kinda sounds like that.
Hard to turn around that quick in my mind, but can't argue with science and the Gov.
Well, we could argue, doesn't do anything though.

Are Canadians still wearing masks?
Around here most people have dropped them.
People are still wearing masks. vaccination is required to go indoors, offices are closed with the staff working from home, schools are closed, there are queues for booster shots. In no sense is the covid pandemic over.
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Old Dec 31st 2021, 2:43 am
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I think by mid January Britain will have a good idea about the shape of the pandemic (in Britain). England and the other three nations have differed on level of restriction, so that should lead to some comparative data too.
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People are still wearing masks. vaccination is required to go indoors, offices are closed with the staff working from home, schools are closed, there are queues for booster shots. In no sense is the covid pandemic over.

It seems like its over in London UK
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I went for a pint yesterday, the Brewery I went to is now in a indoor mask requirement area, must have changed in the last week.

We now have snow, time of year, so packed. So you are supposed to wear your mask until you get to the bar and then once you have your beer in hand mask is not required.

The logic escapes me.
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Old Dec 31st 2021, 12:06 pm
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I went for a pint yesterday, the Brewery I went to is now in a indoor mask requirement area, must have changed in the last week.

We now have snow, time of year, so packed. So you are supposed to wear your mask until you get to the bar and then once you have your beer in hand mask is not required.

The logic escapes me.
It's all based on the science don't you know.
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Old Dec 31st 2021, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Boiler
I went for a pint yesterday, the Brewery I went to is now in a indoor mask requirement area, must have changed in the last week.

We now have snow, time of year, so packed. So you are supposed to wear your mask until you get to the bar and then once you have your beer in hand mask is not required.

The logic escapes me.
Have you tried drinking through a mask?
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