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spouse of scouse May 25th 2020 12:15 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by magnumpi (Post 12856688)
I have little hair, so shave my own. Maybe go thru a shaver ever 3-4 years

That's odd, you have a full head of hair in your photo.

:getcoat:

dbd33 May 25th 2020 12:50 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 12857588)
Those of us folically challenged have the advantage. I've had a number two on the bits of my head that have hair for years. I did used to go to a local hairdresser every three weeks and she'd cut it for a tenner but since the lockdown the Mrs has done it with a set of clippers. I view colleagues on Webex meetings wailing and gnashing their teeth about the length their hair - the blokes generally, not the ladies - and feel a little smug!

I had luxuriant locks, 5 on the top, 2 on the sides, until the lock down. Now I cut my hair with rusty pliers. I can't see the back but the front seems serviceable an I've saved enough money for, well, for something, I'm sure. Electrical tape over the computer camera saves me from any sniggers.

BristolUK May 25th 2020 12:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12857597)
That's odd, you have a full head of hair in your photo.

:getcoat:

On the down side he wears loud shirts.

spouse of scouse May 25th 2020 1:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12857619)
On the down side he wears loud shirts.

He does. And is a bit of a bike.

BristolUK May 25th 2020 1:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
SD had her first proper day back at work yesterday - after a bit of training on new procedures last week followed by opening to privilege customers.
She works retail at HomeSense.

Apparently they had a line-up of people waiting to get in stretching back to Dollarama.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...a2c045ab41.png

The other side of HomeSense is Atlantic Superstore where there were no line-ups.

Priorities, eh?

Although, to be fair, people have had plenty of opportunity for grocery shopping, less so household stuff.

scrubbedexpat091 May 25th 2020 6:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12857644)
SD had her first proper day back at work yesterday - after a bit of training on new procedures last week followed by opening to privilege customers.
She works retail at HomeSense.

Apparently they had a line-up of people waiting to get in stretching back to Dollarama.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...a2c045ab41.png

The other side of HomeSense is Atlantic Superstore where there were no line-ups.

Priorities, eh?

Although, to be fair, people have had plenty of opportunity for grocery shopping, less so household stuff.

People are tired of grocery stores...ha ha


BristolUK May 25th 2020 9:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12857769)
People are tired of grocery stores...ha ha

Food fatigue ;)

scrubbedexpat091 May 25th 2020 9:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12857817)
Food fatigue ;)

:lol:





Former Lancastrian May 28th 2020 9:20 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Although I suspect most of us are adhering to the advice that our Provincial Health Officers and The Federal Experts how do feel about this person from New Brunswick

Three more COVID-19 cases in Cambellton, N.B., have been linked to a medical professional at the local hospital who contracted the coronavirus outside the province and didn't self-isolate when he returned. This person, who travelled to Quebec for personal reasons, "was not forthcoming about their reasons for travel upon returning to New Brunswick and they did not self-isolate as a result," At least 150 people were exposed to the medical professional, including 50 health-care workers at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and 100 people in the community, said the head of the Vitalité Health Network.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...ases-1.5588168


MillieF May 28th 2020 9:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12859140)
Although I suspect most of us are adhering to the advice that our Provincial Health Officers and The Federal Experts how do feel about this person from New Brunswick

Three more COVID-19 cases in Cambellton, N.B., have been linked to a medical professional at the local hospital who contracted the coronavirus outside the province and didn't self-isolate when he returned. This person, who travelled to Quebec for personal reasons, "was not forthcoming about their reasons for travel upon returning to New Brunswick and they did not self-isolate as a result," At least 150 people were exposed to the medical professional, including 50 health-care workers at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and 100 people in the community, said the head of the Vitalité Health Network.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...ases-1.5588168

Yes FL but you are sadly behind the times...just double that number now...it’s 6 as of this evening...we had done so well, and this really isn’t fair, and it’s why we all have to stay attentive...

BristolUK May 28th 2020 10:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12859140)
...Three more COVID-19 cases in Cambellton, N.B., have been linked to a medical professional at the local hospital who contracted the coronavirus outside the province and didn't self-isolate when he returned.


Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12859145)
Yes FL but you are sadly behind the times...just double that number now...it’s 6 as of this evening...we had done so well, and this really isn’t fair, and it’s why we all have to stay attentive...

Named and shamed on social media already.

For 3 to have turned into 6 already I imagine it'll be a fair bit more by the time of tomorrow's daily announcements.

Much depends on when he actually picked it up in relation to his return but for anyone to have been infected in the first week of his two weeks with patients and other staff, I would have expected many more to have become symptomatic and tested positive by now.

Another health worker too.. That's two. I can't help wondering if it's the parents of the kid. They were described as health workers too.

BristolUK May 29th 2020 1:20 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by MillieF (Post 12859145)
Yes FL but you are sadly behind the times...just double that number now...it’s 6 as of this evening...we had done so well, and this really isn’t fair, and it’s why we all have to stay attentive...


Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12859156)
For 3 to have turned into 6 already I imagine it'll be a fair bit more by the time of tomorrow's daily announcements.

.

Actually it might just be be three today. CBC's website made it sound like three announced today and then there was a report - as if later- saying three more making six. But I think the 6 are made up as follows:

A few days ago after a second long period with no cases at all, they announced the child and the person over 90. That made two.
Next came the announcement about Doctor Cretin who didn't isolate after misleading border people as to his reasons for travelling. Makes Three.
At this point they said to expect more in the coming days.
Today they announced three. That makes six but includes himself and two from a few days ago.

So the "more we expect" has so far only been three. As I said in my earlier post people were exposed to him (just over?) two weeks ago, which is long enough for however many he saw in the first week to have developed it, if they were going to, and to have become symptomatic and test positive.

Now we wait to see if he's passed it to anyone else and whether the recipients have passed it. Those around the child and 90 year old have already been tested and escaped so we might get off light.

scrubbedexpat091 May 29th 2020 5:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
It's taking a toll on youth and jobs. Many students may not be able to save sufficient funds for their fall studies with so many usual youth employers not hiring, and in more than one case not planning to even operate this summer.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...er-even-begins

scrubbedexpat091 May 29th 2020 6:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Cruise ban extended to October 31.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/05...ip-ban-canada/

BristolUK May 29th 2020 6:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12859156)
Named and shamed on social media already...I can't help wondering if it's the parents of the kid. They were described as health workers too.

Ahem.
So they have now revealed that Doctor Cretin is the father of the child that tested positive last week. Last week the parents "couldn't understand it as they had followed all guidelines"...apart from going to Quebec, lying about the reasons so he didn't self isolate and then saw patients for two weeks.

Two new cases today making 8 active. 2 of the 8 in ICU. Could be a lot worse. Could still be.

scrubbedexpat091 May 30th 2020 1:54 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
No new deaths today in BC and very low number of new cases, so that's a plus. Hope the trend continues.

scrubbedexpat091 May 31st 2020 9:10 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wonder if BC Government will extend the rent subsidy for those who qualify?

CERB alone wont cover the rent for a lot of renters or will cover the rent but then leave nothing for food.


Danny B Jun 2nd 2020 9:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Danny B Jun 3rd 2020 5:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Where is the social distancing outrage that we would have had a few weeks ago?


Pulaski Jun 3rd 2020 6:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12861595)
Where is the social distancing outrage that we would have had a few weeks ago? .....

It's everywhere, you don't have to look far. :nod:


Danny B Jun 3rd 2020 8:06 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12861607)
It's everywhere, you don't have to look far. :nod:

All this protesting during COVID makes me shake my head. I get that people need to protest, but Black and Asians are more at risk than whites. Next couple of weeks could be nasty if they don't watch out.

Pulaski Jun 3rd 2020 8:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12861628)
...... I get that people need to protest, but Black and Asians are more at risk than whites. Next couple of weeks could be nasty if they don't watch out.

:tape:

Shard Jun 8th 2020 5:21 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Am thinking to start a new protest movement CORONA VIRUS MATTERS (CVM) for all those who feel that Corona is being marginalised and denied opportunity to thrive. Maks will be prohibitted and particpants encouraged to chant in close proximity. If there's a statue of Florence Nightingale around, perhaps it can be pulled down. That kind of thing.

Paul_Shepherd Jun 8th 2020 5:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
It appears Covid 19 is no longer of any importance, I understand the initial protest, but now its completely divorced from the the iniitial issue, how can there not be a huge spike after all this?

However on the other hand if there isn't a spike after all this, its clearly telling us something.... that maybe a lot more people have immunity to it than we first thought, the virus is mutating and is not as infectious as it first was, or maybe its simply dying out?

Danny B Jun 8th 2020 6:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I'm really confused by the mixed messages.

March/April - Stay indoors and don't go out unless it is essential
May - Go outside and social distance, no mask required
June - Go outside but wear a mask



caretaker Jun 8th 2020 6:15 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12863854)
It appears Covid 19 is no longer of any importance, I understand the initial protest, but now its completely divorced from the the iniitial issue, how can there not be a huge spike after all this?

However on the other hand if there isn't a spike after all this, its clearly telling us something.... that maybe a lot more people have immunity to it than we first thought, the virus is mutating and is not as infectious as it first was, or maybe its simply dying out?

Do you think the gestation period is no longer in effect because this has been going on for so long? If there is going to be a spike it should be starting soon.

Almost Canadian Jun 8th 2020 7:06 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Paul_Shepherd (Post 12863854)
It appears Covid 19 is no longer of any importance, I understand the initial protest, but now its completely divorced from the the iniitial issue, how can there not be a huge spike after all this?

However on the other hand if there isn't a spike after all this, its clearly telling us something.... that maybe a lot more people have immunity to it than we first thought, the virus is mutating and is not as infectious as it first was, or maybe its simply dying out?

I always thought the issue was not the number of infections, but the number of deaths. People getting infected isn't really the issue its that those infected might infect those that might die. Those infected do not overwhelm the system, its those that have severe symptoms/die that are the issue, isn't it?

Paul_Shepherd Jun 8th 2020 7:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12863925)
I always thought the issue was not the number of infections, but the number of deaths. People getting infected isn't really the issue its that those infected might infect those that might die. Those infected do not overwhelm the system, its those that have severe symptoms/die that are the issue, isn't it?

Well obviously the number of deaths is important , but the more infections more potential to overwhelm the system and also more deaths.? Plus the fact that it seems to affect everyone differently.... no one really knows what its going to do to them as an individual if they contract it....unless of course its starting to mutate into a lesser potent form of it self now?

I would still think maintaining the strict social distancing rule is still very important until we know otherwise....unless one is a protester in which case it doesn't seem to be important then.

Shard Jun 9th 2020 7:15 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12863925)
I always thought the issue was not the number of infections, but the number of deaths. People getting infected isn't really the issue its that those infected might infect those that might die. Those infected do not overwhelm the system, its those that have severe symptoms/die that are the issue, isn't it?

The fact that "those infected might infect those that might die" rather proves the point that infections are the issue. Beyond that, the long term effects of having Covid-19 are not yet know, and there are reports that simply having the disease may compromise future health. I think the response should be beyond maintaining (healthcare) system capacity, it should be to contininue to limit infection.

Almost Canadian Jun 9th 2020 1:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12864119)
The fact that "those infected might infect those that might die" rather proves the point that infections are the issue. Beyond that, the long term effects of having Covid-19 are not yet know, and there are reports that simply having the disease may compromise future health. I think the response should be beyond maintaining (healthcare) system capacity, it should be to contininue to limit infection.

I think people's response to the pandemic very much depends upon how they are being affected personally. If one is able to maintain one's previous income and doesn't have young children, the fact that the lockdown is happening is likely to be a minor inconvenience. However, those that have no income, or an income that is being provided by whatever government, who are having to work from home while also trying to continue their children's education with no end in sight, are not likely to see it as a minor inconvenience.

Fortunately for me, I am in the first group. I am able to recognise how those in the second group are affected. I also note how, all around the world, those under 60, for the most part, are not affected too greatly when they are infected. I appreciate that there are exceptions but, as a vaccine appears to be a long time away, I don't see any particular end in sight.

I know people all over the world. I do not know of anyone that has been infected, nor does anyone I know know of anyone that has been infected. As I have said before, I have clients that are practicing doctors, all of whom have informed me that, in and around Calgary at least, from a medical perspective, it is nowhere near the issue the politicians would have us believe it is.

History will, of course, determine whether the economic damage that is being done is justified and the next few months, as restrictions are lifted, will be very informative.

Shard Jun 9th 2020 3:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I know one person who died of Covid (in April) and have heard through a friend of another. However, I agree with the thrust of your comment, that there is an economic cost to be managed and that not all age/risk groups are impacted equally. There does seem to be a blanket approach to isolation strategies at present, and if indeed the virus is here to stay for some years, that will have to change. I don't find that the UK government is being particularly upfront in discussing its rationale for the policies it takes.

Danny B Jun 9th 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
So many conflicting stories...who knows what the hell is going on.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...747e96e75d.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0666657566.jpg

Former Lancastrian Jun 9th 2020 4:35 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
All Walmart and other stores now pulling the wipes you use to disinfect the shopping carts so we can buy them to disinfect all the surfaces in our homes :lol: Think about it. saves them money but costs us money.

Atlantic Xpat Jun 9th 2020 5:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12864285)
All Walmart and other stores now pulling the wipes you use to disinfect the shopping carts so we can buy them to disinfect all the surfaces in our homes :lol: Think about it. saves them money but costs us money.

I haven't seen actual disinfectant wipes for sale in stores since February. I have seen stores with limited supplies used to wipe carts etc. That's still happening here at least.

Almost Canadian Jun 9th 2020 5:49 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12864242)
I know one person who died of Covid (in April) and have heard through a friend of another. However, I agree with the thrust of your comment, that there is an economic cost to be managed and that not all age/risk groups are impacted equally. There does seem to be a blanket approach to isolation strategies at present, and if indeed the virus is here to stay for some years, that will have to change. I don't find that the UK government is being particularly upfront in discussing its rationale for the policies it takes.

I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

I believe that it would be far more beneficial to isolate the venerable rather than attempt to isolate everyone and I am very keen to hear how jurisdictions all around the world intend to deal with the economic hole that has been created. Some of the comments that I have heard in the UK regarding the raiding of one's equity and savings are very alarming. Time will tell how close to reality they really are.

Former Lancastrian Jun 9th 2020 7:30 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 12864303)
I haven't seen actual disinfectant wipes for sale in stores since February. I have seen stores with limited supplies used to wipe carts etc. That's still happening here at least.

Are you living in a 3rd world country :lol:

Danny B Jun 11th 2020 10:51 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Well this doesn't help control the spread does it?

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...-says-12004987

Shard Jun 12th 2020 9:16 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12865436)
Well this doesn't help control the spread does it?

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...-says-12004987

Don't worry, Boris is returning to full bluster and should send the virus packing in weeks if not days.

Danny B Jun 12th 2020 2:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12865621)
Don't worry, Boris is returning to full bluster and should send the virus packing in weeks if not days.

She's coming back

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...dmits-12005471

Shard Jun 12th 2020 4:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12865715)

She never left ! He and his team can claim full credit for an extra 20,000 deaths due to his self-assured dithering in March. And now he's hell bent on driving the country off the Brexit cliff too.


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