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spouse of scouse Jan 29th 2020 4:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12797674)
-- Members of the Chinese-Canadian community are speaking out against racist and sinophobic backlash against East Asian people over widespread fear of the coronavirus
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/chines...ears-1.4787002

Some very good points in that article. There's a post elsewhere on BE about not buying any more Chinese takeaways and not going into shops with Chinese staff.

caretaker Jan 29th 2020 6:16 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Aussies isolate the virus, paving the way for parallel vaccine research with other countries.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australi...ay-for-vaccine

Jsmth321 Jan 30th 2020 12:43 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Air Canada is suspending service to Beijing and Shanghai through end of February. BA has done the same to mainland China, American Airlines plans to suspend service between Los Angeles and Shanghai and Beijing from Feb 9th to March 27th citing decreased demand to China.

Cathay Pacific has reduced flight to mainland China by roughly half.

Air India is suspending Delhi-Shanghai.






https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cor...avel-1.5444326

Danny B Jan 30th 2020 3:03 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Canada needs to build a wall and the coronavirus is going to pay for it.

caretaker Jan 30th 2020 4:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Who did the government hire to fly the Canadians out?

Siouxie Jan 30th 2020 5:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12798081)
Aussies isolate the virus, paving the way for parallel vaccine research with other countries.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australi...ay-for-vaccine


Researchers at Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity have become the first to recreate the virus outside of China.
Conspiracy theorists suggest that perhaps it was created in a lab.. https://www.globalresearch.ca/chinas...-facts/5701662
and https://www.ccn.com/could-the-deadly...iller-disease/
;)

caretaker Jan 30th 2020 5:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12798659)
Conspiracy theorists suggest that perhaps it was created in a lab.. https://www.globalresearch.ca/chinas...-facts/5701662
and https://www.ccn.com/could-the-deadly...iller-disease/
;)

The evil Dr Barlow made it in his lab on Skull Mountain in the Caymans. There's a conspiracy theory for you.

Jsmth321 Jan 30th 2020 6:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12798608)
Who did the government hire to fly the Canadians out?

My guess it will either be Air Canada or a government plane if Canadian military has anything capable, or maybe they will outsource to US, I can't find anything beyond vague articles saying Canada is planning to send a plane but no mention of who is providing the plane, but if going with a passenger airline, my money would be on Air Canada.


Zoe Bell Jan 30th 2020 7:19 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
yet another webinar with very little useful information i can use.
interesting point was that the CDC are expecting this situation to hit its peak as late as April or May

Jsmth321 Jan 30th 2020 7:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
US has it's first case of human to human transmission, the woman in Chicago infected someone who lives with her.

US did a good job at containing SARS so hopefully the same will occur with this virus.

Zoe Bell Jan 30th 2020 8:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
PHEIC declared by WHO :(

Danny B Jan 30th 2020 9:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Some very helpful information about the virus in this tweet.


Jsmth321 Jan 30th 2020 11:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12798805)
Some very helpful information about the virus in this tweet.

https://twitter.com/TheOnion/status/...286469120?s=20

Gotta love the Onion.


Jsmth321 Jan 31st 2020 8:47 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Zoe Bell (Post 12798768)
PHEIC declared by WHO :(

US issued a level 4 red warning urging USC not to travel to China at all.

Previous warning was to avoid non-essential travel.

As of 12:45am PST Canada still showing only to avoid non-essential travel.

AA pilots in the US are trying to get a court order to force the airline to suspend flights, the crews dont want to fly to China they typically spend 32 hours on layover before their return back to the US.

Jsmth321 Jan 31st 2020 8:55 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
10 tweets from the BCCDC about corona virus.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...quiz-1.5447025


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