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Jsmth321 Mar 19th 2020 6:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12823499)
Interesting thread from an Italy perspective - on the stages the country went through (as are others) - indifference to OMG.
https://www.boredpanda.com/coronavir...ason-yanowitz/

And Canadian authorities should learn from Italy and close the place down now rather than wait and see.

I am surprised with more than doubling of cases in BC in a week, that they haven't shut the place down, its clear people wont listen, and some businesses are putting money above health of their employees and society.

Grocery stores need to remain open as do other essential businessmen, but majority of business needs to be shut down. I would also like to see transit shut down, transit use here is so high and many have no cars that shutting it down will force people to stay in and force companies to close as employees will have trouble getting to work, also shut down car sharing, and limit taxis and uber to essential travel only and list locations these services can drop off and pick up.

Will suck but seems the only way to stop the spread is for people not to be out and about. Airlines need to be shut down as well at this point, people have have plenty of warnings and time to return home, if they have chosen not to return home by now, that is their problem, shouldn't have ignored the warning to return home and not travel for the last 2 weeks.








Jerseygirl Mar 19th 2020 6:43 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12823512)
And Canadian authorities should learn from Italy and close the place down now rather than wait and see.

I am surprised with more than doubling of cases in BC in a week, that they haven't shut the place down, its clear people wont listen, and some businesses are putting money above health of their employees and society.

Grocery stores need to remain open as do other essential businessmen, but majority of business needs to be shut down. I would also like to see transit shut down, transit use here is so high and many have no cars that shutting it down will force people to stay in and force companies to close as employees will have trouble getting to work, also shut down car sharing, and limit taxis and uber to essential travel only and list locations these services can drop off and pick up.

Will suck but seems the only way to stop the spread is for people not to be out and about. Airlines need to be shut down as well at this point, people have have plenty of warnings and time to return home, if they have chosen not to return home by now, that is their problem, shouldn't have ignored the warning to return home and not travel for the last 2 weeks.

agreed J...a 30 day immediate shut down. Also the US and UK should do the same.

Almost Canadian Mar 19th 2020 7:11 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12823514)
agreed J...a 30 day immediate shut down. Also the US and UK should do the same.

Are people only contagious for 30 days after they themselves have contracted it?

Jsmth321 Mar 19th 2020 7:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Canadian Tire is closing its non-essential banners Mark’s/L’Équipeur, SportChek, Sports Experts, Atmosphere, Party City, Pro Hockey Life, National Sports, and PartSource stores. Canadian Tire stores will remain open with reduced hours. Effective tomorrow.

Sunwing announced this today:"If a northbound flight is operating from their destination, they should make their way to the departure airport and present themselves to the Sunwing Airlines check in counter. If space remains prior to departure at the closure of check in, any available seats will be offered to Canadians or Canadian permanent residents free of charge. Given the unprecedented situation, the focus of our company and destination team remains on the repatriation of our customers. We therefore ask to please refrain from calling us since availability can only be confirmed at the airport ahead of the closure of check in for each flight service.

We expect to have all Sunwing customers home by Monday March 23. At our current estimate, Sunwing will be operating almost 400 flights and spending more than $26 million to bring these Canadians home safely, at no extra cost to the customer."

Sunwing is offering available seats on its repatriation flights from southern destinations to stranded Canadians, free of charge – including for non-Sunwing customers.




magnumpi Mar 19th 2020 7:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Ontario announcement that no one will be evicted during this time, any ongoing evictions will be halted.

Jsmth321 Mar 19th 2020 7:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Things seem to be improving in Wuhan. But getting worse elsewhere, does seem China level shut down seems to work even if it takes a couple months.

Italy has surpassed China in deaths according to the TV news.

Almost Canadian Mar 19th 2020 7:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by magnumpi (Post 12823551)
Ontario announcement that no one will be evicted during this time, any ongoing evictions will be halted.

It's difficult, if not impossible, to evict someone if the Courts are closed!

Jsmth321 Mar 19th 2020 7:44 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Curve as of today for Canada. From Global News on facebook. One problem with being mostly stuck inside in a small apartment is everything on TV, and the internet is mostly just COVID 24/7 so hard to get away from it all. Don't believe everything politicians say on TV, RE the earlier poster who said pharmacies don't need a prescription, according to the pharmacists this is not true.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...9f20952303.png

Jerseygirl Mar 19th 2020 7:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12823538)
Are people only contagious for 30 days after they themselves have contracted it?

i think the 30 day period allows several days for symptoms to appear, sickness/recovery..then 14 days isolation.

Piff Poff Mar 19th 2020 8:12 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12823439)
Well that’s good news. :thumbsup:

I’ve just ordered a hair trimmer from Amazon. I will do Ellie and then hubby needs a trim. :sneaky::D

ellie has black claws...I use one of those claw grinders. Works quite well, as I too am worried about hurting her with the clippers.

I think I'll pick a grinder and a trimmer from Pet smart when I'm in there for Puppy Training (still can't believe it's not been cancelled, not sure I'd be going if I hadn't paid already). I could always use OH's clipper on her lol If you do clip Ellie you should post pics so we can judge lol

Piff Poff Mar 19th 2020 8:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
OH's place of work is asking for volunteers to go in 2 months EI. OH asked what was going on as he was hearing rumours and was told, it's nothing for you to worry about, it doesn't apply to you. We will see, everything seems to be on a hourly change right now.

CanadaJimmy Mar 19th 2020 9:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell has released a video on the Coronavirus, quite informative:

Almost Canadian Mar 19th 2020 9:13 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12823576)
i think the 30 day period allows several days for symptoms to appear, sickness/recovery..then 14 days isolation.

I understand that but, if they remain contagious, that is simply delaying the passing on, isn't it?

If people are only contagious for a period, IMHO, the entire country should be shut down for that period and we can all then return to normal.

caretaker Mar 19th 2020 9:30 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12823595)
I think I'll pick a grinder and a trimmer from Pet smart when I'm in there for Puppy Training (still can't believe it's not been cancelled, not sure I'd be going if I hadn't paid already). I could always use OH's clipper on her lol If you do clip Ellie you should post pics so we can judge lol

I always had Quik-Stop handy when clipping nails, and accidents do happen. There's nothing wrong with leaving a bit extra and just doing it more often.
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Jerseygirl Mar 19th 2020 9:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Almost Canadian (Post 12823640)
I understand that but, if they remain contagious, that is simply delaying the passing on, isn't it?

If people are only contagious for a period, IMHO, the entire country should be shut down for that period and we can all then return to normal.

after the 14 day isolation period they can no longer pass it on/are infection.

that’s why a 30 day shut down period is being recommended


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