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Jerseygirl Nov 30th 2020 8:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941473)
Everyone I know although only 4 of them, who had COVID none lost their smell or taste. But then one wasn't even showing a single symptoms while spreading it around. It's the asymptomatic people that I worry about, they have no idea they spreading it, and can cause outbreaks in workplaces and such.

My cough comes and goes, when it was the cough alone I had no concern, but when I got achy on Thursday, and the cough got worse along with the scratchy throat and wheezing sound when I breathe, figure the responsible thing to do was to get tested.

People that are asymptmatic, including children, are very worrying indeed.

I have had my nose broken twice...then broken twice again when it was reset. I therefore have a very sensitive nose. No one is poking anything up there, unless it is absolutely necessary.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 30th 2020 8:52 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12941501)
People that are asymptmatic, including children, are very worrying indeed.

I have had my nose broken twice...then broken twice again when it was reset. I therefore have a very sensitive nose. No one is poking anything up there, unless it is absolutely necessary.

No swish and gargle test in Ontario?

So much easier, a little saline water, swish 5 seconds, gargle 5 seconds and repeat 3 times, spit and done.


Jerseygirl Nov 30th 2020 9:00 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941504)
No swish and gargle test in Ontario?

So much easier, a little saline water, swish 5 seconds, gargle 5 seconds and repeat 3 times, spit and done.

I don’t know. I am extremely careful if I go out, only really go to the grocery store, once a week and then only go inside if it is quiet. There is always someone on the door counting shoppers, making sure people wear masks and sanitize hands. TBH non of the stores around here are anything like as busy as they normally are. Early in the year I had all my groceries delivered, but I am a bit of a control freak, and like to pick fresh produce myself. We aren’t mixing with anyone, so hopefully chances of getting the virus are low. We go walking by the lake but there are plenty of open spaces and almost everyone wears a mask.

scrubbedexpat091 Nov 30th 2020 9:41 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12941512)
I don’t know. I am extremely careful if I go out, only really go to the grocery store, once a week and then only go inside if it is quiet. There is always someone on the door counting shoppers, making sure people wear masks and sanitize hands. TBH non of the stores around here are anything like as busy as they normally are. Early in the year I had all my groceries delivered, but I am a bit of a control freak, and like to pick fresh produce myself. We aren’t mixing with anyone, so hopefully chances of getting the virus are low. We go walking by the lake but there are plenty of open spaces and almost everyone wears a mask.

Unless things have changed since last week, the stores around me have been pretty much a free for all circus at times. I haven't seen any store since April doing the entry control, Wal-Mart and Home Depot do have someone at the door to hand out a mask to those who don't have one, but I haven't seen any real enforcement, and some put the mask on but then pull it down making it useless....

Wal-Mart last week was packed, everything is just as busy as usual if not more.

bats Nov 30th 2020 9:49 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941504)
No swish and gargle test in Ontario?

So much easier, a little saline water, swish 5 seconds, gargle 5 seconds and repeat 3 times, spit and done.

yes but it's not as accurate

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/e...index/covid-19

Atlantic Xpat Nov 30th 2020 9:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941527)
Unless things have changed since last week, the stores around me have been pretty much a free for all circus at times. I haven't seen any store since April doing the entry control, Wal-Mart and Home Depot do have someone at the door to hand out a mask to those who don't have one, but I haven't seen any real enforcement, and some put the mask on but then pull it down making it useless....

Wal-Mart last week was packed, everything is just as busy as usual if not more.

Really? Capacity control and masking is pretty strictly enforced here and compliance is high.

BristolUK Nov 30th 2020 10:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941504)
No swish and gargle test in Ontario?

So much easier, a little saline water, swish 5 seconds, gargle 5 seconds and repeat 3 times, spit and done.

With my gag reflex I suspect that would lead to some vomiting. Perhaps they can test that? :sick:


Originally Posted by bats (Post 12941532)
yes but it's not as accurate

I have that impression regarding the home test kit too that only goes in the nostril and not further along the respiratory tract.

bats Nov 30th 2020 11:51 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12941547)
With my gag reflex I suspect that would lead to some vomiting. Perhaps they can test that? :sick:


I have that impression regarding the home test kit too that only goes in the nostril and not further along the respiratory tract.

Probably, it's hard to do that level of invasion to yourself! My brother said you push It in til it makes yer eyes water - ooer missus. His home test was negative but the rest of the household was positive.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 12:19 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
As suspected the weekend was pretty bad in BC. A huge chunk of cases are in one health region in the lower mainland.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...v-30-1.5820095



I was hoping my test would have fallen into the average 30-35 hours listed online the last few days. 53 hours so far.


Rete Dec 1st 2020 1:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 12940508)
People who have had it tell me loss of smell is the give away, and they can eat raw onions without issues.

This is not the case in all cases of covid-19. My husband is on quarantine with a positive case of covid-19 and it has never affected his sense of smell. As for symptoms, he has never had a cough or a runny nose. He doesn't go shopping or out of the house without a mask and still he has tested positive. Yes, he has been sick with a bad ear infection, which caused vertigo, loss of appetite, and fatigue. He is currently taking the same regiment of drugs that President Trump took. 14 days of meds, 3 pills morning and night.

Rete Dec 1st 2020 1:56 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941161)
It is interesting reading the experiences of people around the province for testing.

Some places are walk in and take a bit of time, other places have doctors screening before testing, my area I just had to make an appointment online, answer self screening questions, walk next door, nurse did the test, in and out in less than 10 minutes. No drive thru service though, you have to go inside the urgent care facility.

And this rapid test is the one that told my husband was negative and less than a week later the longer test showed him as positive. The false negative for the rapid test is from 2% to 37%.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 2:05 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941579)
And this rapid test is the one that told my husband was negative and less than a week later the longer test showed him as positive. The false negative for the rapid test is from 2% to 37%.


It's not rapid in the sense you get the results, it was the entire check in to them getting the sample that was quick, the actual results take days, I still haven't gotten the results yet, maybe soon, they did say up to 4 days, today is day 3.

I am sick with something, just need to find out if its COVID or not.

Rete Dec 1st 2020 2:14 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941582)
It's not rapid in the sense you get the results, it was the entire check in to them getting the sample that was quick, the actual results take days, I still haven't gotten the results yet, maybe soon, they did say up to 4 days, today is day 3.

I am sick with something, just need to find out if its COVID or not.

Not here. The rapid test you make the appointment online, complete the questionnaire and they give you the appointment. You drive up to the booth, they do the swab in the nose and advise you of the result in one hour. That is the rapid test.

Jerseygirl Dec 1st 2020 2:19 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941578)
This is not the case in all cases of covid-19. My husband is on quarantine with a positive case of covid-19 and it has never affected his sense of smell. As for symptoms, he has never had a cough or a runny nose. He doesn't go shopping or out of the house without a mask and still he has tested positive. Yes, he has been sick with a pad ear infection, which caused vertigo, loss of appetite, and fatigue. He is current taking the same regiment of drugs that President Trump took. 14 days of meds, 3 pills morning and night.


So very sorry to read this Rete...as though you haven’t got enough on your plate at the moment. I hope hubby recovers quickly. (((HUGS)))

BEVS Dec 1st 2020 2:29 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
The rapid tests are not known for quality accuracy.

Needs to be a deep nasal swab test . How quick it comes back is variable however one might be a neg on first test yet a following test several days later can produce a pos result. It's a virus with an incubation period.




Rete Dec 1st 2020 3:02 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12941586)
So very sorry to read this Rete...as though you haven’t got enough on your plate at the moment. I hope hubby recovers quickly. (((HUGS)))

We will know Lisa's diagnosis tomorrow.

spouse of scouse Dec 1st 2020 3:09 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941593)
We will know Lisa's diagnosis tomorrow.

You've had to wait so long Rete, it must have been a horrible week+ for you all. Hoping so much for a favorable diagnosis for Lisa.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 3:47 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941585)
Not here. The rapid test you make the appointment online, complete the questionnaire and they give you the appointment. You drive up to the booth, they do the swab in the nose and advise you of the result in one hour. That is the rapid test.

I don't think BC is using that kind of test, the spit water is shipped to a lab somewhere or labs, no idea which labs or where are doing the actual testing part.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 4:16 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
With 80% of deaths in care homes over the weekend, I do wonder if there is any way to really control it effectively in such an environment. The staff will always be the weak link the chain, they don't live hermetically sealed, and while they wear masks, and take precautions at work, they could be come infected at home for example, bring it to work before they realize they are sick or their kids bring it home from school, and so on.

I really can't see a viable way to where it can be prevented, unless they locked down, nobody in or out, staff stay on site and never leave, but of course that isn't viable at all.

Must be horrible for the workers as well, trying their best, most underpaid, and risking their own health.


BEVS Dec 1st 2020 5:04 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941578)
This is not the case in all cases of covid-19. My husband is on quarantine with a positive case of covid-19 and it has never affected his sense of smell. As for symptoms, he has never had a cough or a runny nose. He doesn't go shopping or out of the house without a mask and still he has tested positive. Yes, he has been sick with a bad ear infection, which caused vertigo, loss of appetite, and fatigue. He is currently taking the same regiment of drugs that President Trump took. 14 days of meds, 3 pills morning and night.

Sorry to read that & I hope he improves well. . Please have him and you take care with an unproven regime like that. Not good.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 7:23 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
While 490 cases may not seem like a lot, there were 212 new cases just over the weekend in the interior region where we are.

It's a little concerning its getting close to 500 active cases in a region with just shy of 800,000.

Vancouver Coastal has 1.25 million in their catchment area.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c1cd5daf9d.png

Jerseygirl Dec 1st 2020 11:15 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941593)
We will know Lisa's diagnosis tomorrow.

Everything is crossed for a positive diagnosis. :nod:

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 5:20 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I called the BCCD negative results line, apparently the interior is super backed up at the lab level, but my sample was received by the lab on Saturday at 7:12pm, but results are still pending.



Example of the idiocy you will find in the interior of BC, this example from Vernon, about an hour from West Kelowna. There has been other anti-COVID things posted in Kelowna as well, and there is usually an anti-COVID/mask/health orders protest every weekend.



Atlantic Xpat Dec 1st 2020 6:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12941828)
I called the BCCD negative results line, apparently the interior is super backed up at the lab level, but my sample was received by the lab on Saturday at 7:12pm, but results are still pending.



Example of the idiocy you will find in the interior of BC, this example from Vernon, about an hour from West Kelowna. There has been other anti-COVID things posted in Kelowna as well, and there is usually an anti-COVID/mask/health orders protest every weekend.



I'm confused. How have the sons of Thomas Jefferson, crossed the border from the US to threaten retribution to mask narcs in BC? Or are they deeply confused right wing douchebags who found something on the internet, thought "damn thats cool" and used in Vernon, in blissful ignorance of who Thomas Jefferson was?

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 6:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 12941853)
I'm confused. How have the sons of Thomas Jefferson, crossed the border from the US to threaten retribution to mask narcs in BC? Or are they deeply confused right wing douchebags who found something on the internet, thought "damn thats cool" and used in Vernon, in blissful ignorance of who Thomas Jefferson was?

These types rarely make sense. This area does seem to have a fair few conspiracy followers though, maybe its in their handbook. :rofl:

Rete Dec 1st 2020 9:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

Jerseygirl Dec 1st 2020 10:23 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.


I am so very sorry to hear this. Hopefully she will be back home in no time. My thoughts are with you, Lisa and the family. I wish I was there to give you a hug my friend.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 10:43 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

Sorry to hear that Rete.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 1st 2020 11:42 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
656 cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, Dec. 1 in BC. Hospitalizations up 20 from yesterday, ICU up 1, and 16 deaths.

My health authority region has been doing 800-1,200 tests per day looking at the dashboard, I wonder what the back log is, considering how long it is taking for results.

bats Dec 2nd 2020 12:28 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Gozit (Post 12940363)
Since we are an EU member state our government has an agreement to receive vaccines for the entire Maltese population, since I have a Maltese address there will actually be one set aside for me technically. Since it is only approx 500,000 people I don't think we will have the trouble that Canada will re supply and demand and vaccinating everyone.

if airlines insist on passengers being vaccinated before they fly you might not be able to get tgere for that shot

bats Dec 2nd 2020 12:45 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

All the positive thoughts I have.

BEVS Dec 2nd 2020 2:51 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

Very sorry to read this . So dreadfully hard all round. I hope your daughter has been made as comfy as poss and that any treatment is kind.

spouse of scouse Dec 2nd 2020 3:10 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

Rete I'm so sorry that this has happened. My thoughts are and will remain with Lisa, you and your family.

abner Dec 2nd 2020 3:30 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

All affirmative thoughts and vibes offered.


Jingsamichty Dec 2nd 2020 7:10 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12941910)
It has been diagnosed that my daughter as non-small cell carcinoma lung cancer. She is currently in the hospital having been brought there by ambulance this morning because she couldn't breath.

Please offer affirmative thoughts and vibes for her during this time.

Positive vibes ahoy!! Best wishes to you all at this difficult time.

Jingsamichty Dec 2nd 2020 7:13 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
England has come out of national lockdown (hooray!!) and entered into a Tiered phase. Those areas in Tier 1 (pink) will have many restrictions relaxed, but those areas in Tiers 2 (orange) and 3 red) remain in restrictions. But it's not a national lockdown, oh no!!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...934fc3ab28.jpg

scrubbedexpat099 Dec 2nd 2020 2:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
So Cornwall

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 2nd 2020 11:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
7 day average for BC going back to March.

834 new cases today announced.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c084e6234c.png



scrubbedexpat091 Dec 3rd 2020 1:45 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Adult indoor sports is now banned completely. People were not listening. An adult old timers hockey team going to Alberta and bringing back a special gift, which then infected their family and co-workers seems to have been the final straw.

She is asking people not to travel and just stay home.

"I cannot order you not to get into a car or get onto a plane, but I'm asking you to stay home," she said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ec-2-1.5822609

Memo going around on reddit apparently shows staff in some Alberta hospitals having to ration oxygen supplies to patients.

Is Alberta reaching their breaking point hospital wise?

Shard Dec 3rd 2020 11:24 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12942242)
Adult indoor sports is now banned completely. People were not listening. An adult old timers hockey team going to Alberta and bringing back a special gift, which then infected their family and co-workers seems to have been the final straw.

She is asking people not to travel and just stay home.

"I cannot order you not to get into a car or get onto a plane, but I'm asking you to stay home," she said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ec-2-1.5822609

Memo going around on reddit apparently shows staff in some Alberta hospitals having to ration oxygen supplies to patients.

Is Alberta reaching their breaking point hospital wise?

It's amazing that there are so many Covidiots about at this stage of the second wave. I suppose those most likely breach the guidelines are most likely to be infected, and experience some impact.


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