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bats Aug 28th 2020 7:42 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12902714)
Yes, it's difficult for me to wear a mask - so I don't go out or into stores... and because my main hearing aid broke and my other one is damaged I would struggle to hear anyone anyway because I would need to keep 6ft away - I was saving to purchase new hearing aids (I have to have them made, no picking one up off the shelf at Costco for me) and then Covid happened and my hearing aid place closed down for the duration. Isolating is an understatement - I have to rely on the written word for most interaction, it's somewhat limiting. :(

Custom electronics? Not the ear mould?

scrubbedexpat091 Aug 28th 2020 11:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC for August 28

124 new cases since yesterday.

Hospitalizations are climbing a bit, 23 in hospital currently.

974 active cases, a record high.

Fraser Health the largest health authority in the province, 30% of recent cases are in the 20-29 age group which accounts for 14% of the population in Fraser Health.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...cord-1.5704499


Siouxie Aug 29th 2020 2:14 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12903000)
Custom electronics? Not the ear mould?

One is an ear mould for a behind the ear one - but the other is a mould for a half shell, which has to be specially made to order... potentially with my 'bad' (profoundly deaf) ear having improved (compensation for my 'good ear' which is now my 'bad' ear perhaps) I could possibly have 2 half shells - but I can't afford them.

bats Aug 29th 2020 5:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12903097)
One is an ear mould for a behind the ear one - but the other is a mould for a half shell, which has to be specially made to order... potentially with my 'bad' (profoundly deaf) ear having improved (compensation for my 'good ear' which is now my 'bad' ear perhaps) I could possibly have 2 half shells - but I can't afford them.

oh, Ive only ever had BTE aids with moulds - which is standard as you know. Can't you get a BTE for both ears? Maybe it's time to think about a cochlear implant? That's if you are able to have surgery of course.
Sometimes the Lions will offer help for medical devices especially hearing ones. Also if you have any military links the Legion might help
Hearing aids really should be on OHIP

Siouxie Aug 29th 2020 8:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12903350)
oh, Ive only ever had BTE aids with moulds - which is standard as you know. Can't you get a BTE for both ears? Maybe it's time to think about a cochlear implant? That's if you are able to have surgery of course.
Sometimes the Lions will offer help for medical devices especially hearing ones. Also if you have any military links the Legion might help
Hearing aids really should be on OHIP

I could in theory (but they still need to be made, lol) - but with my sticky out ears behind the ears hearing aids have a tendency of falling out and off - and aren't the most conducive for using a phone.. hence why I have one half shell. :)
Unfortunately I'm not a candidate for a cochlear implant - my mastoids were destroyed by disease and I don't have enough 'resonance' for cochlea implants to work (nor the 'stick on' ones, which I've also investigated and been assessed for).
Hearing aids should indeed be on OHIP - you get $500 towards each one, but unless you can get an 'off the shelf' base model that doesn't cover more than 5% of the cost. My present ones were over $5,000 (after govt. payments and discounts) - and that was more than 12 years ago.. they have gone up since then.

Sadly with COVID limiting which places are open, my usual hearing aid facility isn't yet .. understandably - they do have to get somewhat up close and personal - :D .also with COVID 19 limiting my access to my GP to get the Govt OHIP forms signed, I can't even get the $500 each towards the aids, so I'll probably have to wait quite a while.

bats Aug 30th 2020 1:11 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12903385)
I could in theory (but they still need to be made, lol) - but with my sticky out ears behind the ears hearing aids have a tendency of falling out and off - and aren't the most conducive for using a phone.. hence why I have one half shell. :)
Unfortunately I'm not a candidate for a cochlear implant - my mastoids were destroyed by disease and I don't have enough 'resonance' for cochlea implants to work (nor the 'stick on' ones, which I've also investigated and been assessed for).
Hearing aids should indeed be on OHIP - you get $500 towards each one, but unless you can get an 'off the shelf' base model that doesn't cover more than 5% of the cost. My present ones were over $5,000 (after govt. payments and discounts) - and that was more than 12 years ago.. they have gone up since then.

Sadly with COVID limiting which places are open, my usual hearing aid facility isn't yet .. understandably - they do have to get somewhat up close and personal - :D .also with COVID 19 limiting my access to my GP to get the Govt OHIP forms signed, I can't even get the $500 each towards the aids, so I'll probably have to wait quite a while.

The audiologist can sign the forms. . Mine did this over a Zoom appointment, I'm getting a speech processor upgrade for one side, mega bucks of course. Btw you don't need resonance for a CI as the sound is all in your brain. The inner ear and beyond. .
try troupe tape to hold the HA on. ;)

Danny B Aug 31st 2020 12:36 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
India had almost 79,000 new cases in a 24hr period :eek:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53969118

Siouxie Aug 31st 2020 1:28 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12903448)
The audiologist can sign the forms. . Mine did this over a Zoom appointment, I'm getting a speech processor upgrade for one side, mega bucks of course. Btw you don't need resonance for a CI as the sound is all in your brain. The inner ear and beyond. .
try troupe tape to hold the HA on. ;)

Indeed they can, but mine requires me to get my GP to sign off - as did my previous audiologist/ hearing aid provider. I have to go in to have the moulds made anyway.. once they reopen for business - I hope it's soon as I would like to be able to converse on the phone again without having to put it on full volume and speaker :) .

I have no eardrums, no ossicles and no mastoids (only a large mastoid cavity on both sides - after radical mastoidectomies).- and little to no bone conduction abilities; the only thing left in my ears are the damaged cochlea's. I have been told by several specialists that I am not a candidate for CI's... not that I can have the surgery done anyway - they don't want me to undergo any surgery unless it's an emergency - hence why they aren't operating on my carotid or sub clavicle arteries. I even looked into these - but apparently I'm not a good candidate for them either (there's that limited to no bone conductivity - and these apparently are better if you are deaf in only one ear -- but I am deaf in both). . https://www.medel.com/en-ca/hearing-...duction-system



Stumpylegs Aug 31st 2020 9:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12903773)
India had almost 79,000 new cases in a 24hr period :eek:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53969118

I'd also question how few people are getting tested in India daily, that numbers likely a fraction of total infections.

scrubbedexpat091 Aug 31st 2020 10:46 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
We are over 1,000 active cases in BC, highest ever. 1,107 to be exact.

4 deaths over the weekend.

294 new cases since Friday.

28 in hospital with 10 in ICU

Asking people to reduce social interactions.

""As the cooler weather arrives, we all have to be ready. We have seen the challenges that this virus has, and now is our time to prepare. As we step into our offices, our workplaces, our schools, we need to take a step back from some of the social interactions that we've had this summer. Being ready means all of us going back to the basics.""Henry warned that the cold weather could bring a new wave of COVID-19, or it could bring an epidemic of influenza."These more, challenging colder months, we have to close those gaps that we've had here in the summer and flatten our curve again," she said.


CBC

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 3rd 2020 12:10 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
104 new cases today, 14 in ICU with 33 in total in hospital, highest it's been since May 31.

1,127 cases active, another record high. 2,786 people in self isolation due to being in contact with a confirmed case.


caretaker Sep 3rd 2020 7:47 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
This is cute; an article about sending kids to school, but the pic shows mom teaching some valuable street smarts.
https://globalnews.ca/news/7313656/c...s-school-sick/
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...156e3f4b44.png

Danny B Sep 3rd 2020 8:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Well that's a bugger!

https://news.sky.com/story/robert-pa...alted-12062981

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 3rd 2020 8:54 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12905420)

I imagine its going to be hard for movies and TV shows to stay on schedule for the time being.


Jerseygirl Sep 3rd 2020 9:14 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12905427)
I imagine its going to be hard for movies and TV shows to stay on schedule for the time being.

Well Corrie is back to 6 eps per week from 14th September. :thumbsup:

I think US TV series are pretty much trying to keep to schedule.

Movies...I am not really bothered about given Netflix, Prime, Acorn etc etc etc.

MillieF Sep 3rd 2020 9:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12905430)
Well Corrie is back to 6 eps per week from 14th September. :thumbsup:
.

Some of us are waiting with baited breath for the Archers to resume service as usual..life isn't the same without it...C19 or no C19 :sneaky:

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 3rd 2020 10:06 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12905430)
Well Corrie is back to 6 eps per week from 14th September. :thumbsup:

I think US TV series are pretty much trying to keep to schedule.

Movies...I am not really bothered about given Netflix, Prime, Acorn etc etc etc.

Fall schedule at least at NBC, CBS and ABC look to be about 1 to 2 months behind their usual schedules, most of the dramas and sitcoms showing up in November at least they plan to anyhow, usually most of these shows would premiere late September to first week of October.

Time will tell though,.

Will be curious how they deal with this season, mainly if shows that stopped production early in the spring and didn't complete their season, will they finish the last season or not, some left abruptly without finishing storylines.

I don't think we have been to a movie in years, I just watch them when they are on demand if they look good, but most are not worth watching for me anyhow.

Most of what I watch isn't on streaming or only past seasons are, so I get eager for new episodes come fall of everything I watch...lol

caretaker Sep 3rd 2020 10:11 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12905430)
Well Corrie is back to 6 eps per week from 14th September. :thumbsup:
I think US TV series are pretty much trying to keep to schedule.
Movies...I am not really bothered about given Netflix, Prime, Acorn etc etc etc.

I always thought Tracy Barlow was kind of hot... when the psycho-killer is your type it isn't a good sign.

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 3rd 2020 10:50 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Modelling the province has done, estimates 150 cases per day at current social contact rates.

1,175 active cases, 89 cases announced today, 1 additional death. Hospitalizations up to 34 with 11 in ICU.

28,025 tests completed in the last week.

Transmission is low in most of the province, epi-center continues to be the Lower Mainland.

Median age of infection down to 41.

Children under 10 most likely to be infected at home.

Persons over 80 most likely to be infected in health-care settings.

20-50 most like to be infected by going to private parties, restaurants or at work.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5711463

Jerseygirl Sep 3rd 2020 11:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12905453)
I always thought Tracy Barlow was kind of hot... when the psycho-killer is your type it isn't a good sign.

I had her figured as your kind of gal. :D

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 5th 2020 12:07 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Provincially BC unemployment has fallen from 11.1% to 10.7%, but is 12.4% in Vancouver up from 11.6%.

15,300 jobs were created in August of which 10,500 were in Vancouver, so only 4,800 jobs for the rest of the province.

Between August 2019 and August 2020 BC has lost 169,600 jobs.


https://globalnews.ca/news/7316671/b...s-july-august/


Unemployment is still about double what it was in February in BC.


Newfoundland and Labrador - 13.1%

Alberta - 11.8%

PEI - 10.7%

BC - 10.7%

Ontario - 10.6%

Nova Scotia - 10.3%

New Brunswick - 9.4%

Saskatchewan - 8.8%

Quebec - 8.7%

Manitoba - 8.1%






scrubbedexpat091 Sep 9th 2020 4:17 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Night clubs and banquet halls not particularly happy with the new health orders handed down today in BC.

​​​​​​​https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...s-bc-1.5716742

Danny B Sep 9th 2020 6:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I see that England has "a rule of 6" that comes into affect on Monday. No word yet if it will still be enforced over Christmas.

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...nt-do-12067349


BristolUK Sep 9th 2020 6:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12907883)
I see that England has "a rule of 6" that comes into affect on Monday.

That sounds like something from Dungeons and Dragons or something :lol:

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 9th 2020 8:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Vancouver Airport is going to halt construction on their CORE infrastructure project due pandemic losses both in service and revenue at the airport.

Construction already underway
will stop by November, when economy improves the airport plans to resume construction.

300 construction jobs will be impacted.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/09...ect-cancelled/



scrubbedexpat091 Sep 9th 2020 8:44 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC announced their fall management plan to deal with COVID and Influenza at the same time.

Province is buying 450,000 more flu vaccines than originally planed for a total of 1,965,000 flu vaccines.

Flu vaccine wont be mandatory, but they expected higher demand.

Also hiring more healthcare workers to staff LTC facilities,

Building out COVID testing capacity to be able to process 20,000 tests per day, currently capacity is around 5,000 tests per day.

Also hiring of previously announced 500 contact tracers is ongoing.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7324452/b...aredness-plan/










caretaker Sep 9th 2020 10:07 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Regina just started a drive-through testing facility at the International Trade Centre (Evraz Place on the fair grounds). The hours are 2 shifts; short hours in the morning and extended in the evening for people to go after work. No symptoms or referral required.

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 10th 2020 1:30 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
100 new cases in BC today, no additional deaths.

37 in hospital, highest since May 27

1,378 active cases

Additional update on flu vaccines, the province's goal is to vaccinate 2 million people for flu, and inject $1.6 billion into healthcare system.

Vast majority of cases continue to be in Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health, the rest of the province have 23 or less active cases.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...dd7c1e68df.png



BristolUK Sep 10th 2020 6:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...8f6cba2589.jpg

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 10th 2020 10:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Breaking records in BC.

Danny B Sep 10th 2020 11:15 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12908497)

Those stats are bad, but compared to what sub saharan africa has been dealing with since the ancient Egyptians, it's nothing.

Imagine if COVID was transmitted via a female mosquito. Imagine if it killed a child every two minutes and caused 200,000,000 people to become violently ill each year. I wonder what the front page of the news papers would be like each afternoon.








BristolUK Sep 11th 2020 2:28 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12908436)
A few weeks ago the UK was having about 500 new cases daily. More recently it was regularly at 900. New cases have been just short of 3000 for five consecutive days.

Further to this point...
Coronavirus cases in England doubling every eight days, study shows

The prevalence of the virus in the population is increasing. We found evidence that it has been accelerating at the end of August and beginning of September,” said Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial College London and a co-author of the work...In addition, the team say the cases are no longer primarily found in clusters in care home and hospital settings, but are spreading more widely in the community...All the way up to 65 years old, amongst adults the prevalence has been increasing, so it is not just happening in the younger people,” said Elliott, adding over-65s might be continuing to shield.

“There is a real risk that the surge in cases, even amongst the young, will soon translate to increased hospitalisations of the vulnerable.”

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 12th 2020 12:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Hospitalizations up to 49, 132 new cases.

Oh Kelowna and another long weekend.

"Interior Health is warning people who attended a private party at Kelowna's Hotel Zed in the early hours of Sept. 7 that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Hotel management says there were a number of people gathered in a common area and balcony during that time. They may not all have been registered guests."



printer Sep 12th 2020 1:07 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12908925)
Hospitalizations up to 49, 132 new cases.

Oh Kelowna and another long weekend.

"Interior Health is warning people who attended a private party at Kelowna's Hotel Zed in the early hours of Sept. 7 that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Hotel management says there were a number of people gathered in a common area and balcony during that time. They may not all have been registered guests."

Wasn't there supposed to be restrictions in place to prevent this happening? I thought that landlords and hotel owners could be held responsible for allowing these gatherings and police would have the power to break them up and issue fines where necessary. Seems yet again we can have "regulations" but zero enforcement of said regulations.

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 12th 2020 1:48 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by printer (Post 12908930)
Wasn't there supposed to be restrictions in place to prevent this happening? I thought that landlords and hotel owners could be held responsible for allowing these gatherings and police would have the power to break them up and issue fines where necessary. Seems yet again we can have "regulations" but zero enforcement of said regulations.

The hotel claims they broke the party up and kicked everyone out, according to twitter post on reddit.

printer Sep 12th 2020 5:30 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12908936)
The hotel claims they broke the party up and kicked everyone out, according to twitter post on reddit.

Yeah of course they did. That hotel is popular with young generation and right opposite park and beach and close to all downtown has to offer. Party magnet for sure because the Grand is certainly a bit pricey for the party crowd

Pulaski Sep 13th 2020 9:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by printer (Post 12908930)
..... Seems yet again we can have "regulations" but zero enforcement of said regulations.

So just a day or two ago you were complaining about heavy-handed enforcement (re a plane mask regulation) now you're complaining about lack of enforcement. I am not sure if you just like to complain, or maybe you just want more enforcement against young yahoos, and less against "honest working families?" :unsure:

Shard Sep 14th 2020 12:32 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Anyone watch this dude on You Tube? Dr John Cambell. His videos are fairly dry, but are good summaries and anlyses of the latest statistics and trends. Was slightly surprised with this "good news" one today (death rates falling, despite cases rising) when all the main news is fairly gloomy.



mrken30 Sep 14th 2020 12:41 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
In the UK we started Monday morning with 30 schools with Covid 19 infections, five days later there are 620.
There are no words to describe how dangerous this Conservative Government is to the health of the nation.

scrubbedexpat091 Sep 14th 2020 12:45 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by mrken30 (Post 12909640)
In the UK we started Monday morning with 30 schools with Covid 19 infections, five days later there are 620.
There are no words to describe how dangerous this Conservative Government is to the health of the nation.

I am waiting to see how schools fare here in BC, they went back last Thursday so still too early.

However we don't have a conservative government.


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