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BristolUK Dec 9th 2020 5:33 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12944516)
Canada's approved the Pfizer vaccine :thumbup:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55251830


Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12944539)
Canada has authorized Pfizer covid-19 vaccine.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...nZV?li=BBnb7Kz

One link for each dose? :sneaky: :lol:

spouse of scouse Dec 9th 2020 5:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12944544)
One link for each dose? :sneaky: :lol:

Smarty pants :lol:

Our lovely Rete has a lot on her mind. I'm thinking of you and Lisa, Rete :heart:

Rete Dec 9th 2020 5:50 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12944546)
Smarty pants :lol:

Our lovely Rete has a lot on her mind. I'm thinking of you and Lisa, Rete :heart:

Between you and me, we were giving him the British and American versions. :rofl:

spouse of scouse Dec 9th 2020 5:57 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12944550)
Between you and me, we were giving him the British and American versions. :rofl:

:lol: I reckon we deserve a pay rise for that!

BristolUK Dec 9th 2020 6:27 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Rete (Post 12944550)
Between you and me, we were giving him the British and American versions. :rofl:

:lol: Quite appropriate for Canada really

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12944552)
:lol: I reckon we deserve a pay rise for that!

How does 10% sound?

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 9th 2020 7:12 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Something to think about if you have a history of allergic reactions to foods or medications. The advisory is out of the UK.

"The MHRA issued new advice to health care professionals stating that any person with a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food -- such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction, or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector -- should not receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/09/h...gbr/index.html

Danny B Dec 9th 2020 8:02 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12944579)
Something to think about if you have a history of allergic reactions to foods or medications. The advisory is out of the UK.

"The MHRA issued new advice to health care professionals stating that any person with a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food -- such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction, or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector -- should not receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/09/h...gbr/index.html

My Wife carries an Epipen, she had her shingrix inoculation before Christmas and I almost had to stab her with it. Scared me for a while there but she took some Reactine and the side effects went away.
Looks like the same thing could happen again, thankfully it's not an anaphylaxis reaction. That would be bad.

Siouxie Dec 9th 2020 10:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Bell's Palsy, lymphadenopathy appear to be 2 of the more serious side effects possible.. (though unlikely)
Opens in new tab, no download: https://www.fda.gov/media/144245/download :)

Danny B Dec 9th 2020 10:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12944624)
Bell's Palsy, lymphadenopathy appear to be 2 of the more serious side effects possible.. (though unlikely)
Opens in new tab, no download: https://www.fda.gov/media/144245/download :)

The major side effect (as reported by my facebook friend Ken) is that Bill Gates will be able to track us down on this flat earth.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 9th 2020 11:57 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Some BC relevant vaccine news.

400,000 expected by March.

Just shy of 4,000 set to arrive soon in BC, 4 trays of 975 doses, 2 will go to Fraser Health and 2 to Vancouver Coastal Health.

The first doses to arrive will be given to healthcare workers who can travel to the vaccination sites.

nine sites across the province to receive the Pfizer vaccine with hopes to increase to 30.

Sounds like they plan to do central vaccination points for Pfizer vaccine.



By March they are hoping for 400,000 to have been vaccinated.

Looks like Priority will be

1st- LTC staff, residents and healthcare workers.
2nd- seniors over 80, people with underlying health conditions, people who are underhoused, and people living in remote and isolated Indigenous communities.
3rd- (they hope by April) front-line workers including teachers, grocery store workers, firefighters, and people working in food processing plants will be prioritized.
4th- moving down the population age range in increments.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ec-9-1.5835041


They say be patient eventually you will get one, but at least we have an idea how they plan to do it.








spouse of scouse Dec 10th 2020 12:58 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12944555)

How does 10% sound?

Just let me do some calculations...

10% of 0 =

Yep, happy with that :thumbsup:

BristolUK Dec 10th 2020 4:26 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12944665)
Just let me do some calculations...

10% of 0 =

Yep, happy with that :thumbsup:

Here you are then
Spoiler:




:lol:

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 10th 2020 5:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC has sent rapid response paramedics to Ft. St James to back up local paramedics due to surging demand.

Looks like their primary job will be to transport COVID patients out of town (they only have one small medical facility) and back up local paramedics who are facing burn out.

Population of the town is 1,500 with at least 60 cases.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...reak-1.5835665







spouse of scouse Dec 10th 2020 5:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12944827)
Here you are then
Spoiler:










:lol:

I'm rich! I have a whole lot of nothing! Thanks (ya ******).

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 10th 2020 10:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I don't think the restrictions are working very well.

28 deaths, 26 of them in LTC facilities.

BristolUK Dec 11th 2020 12:06 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
So Canada starts jabbing a week after the UK. Not so bad after all then eh?

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 11th 2020 12:09 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12944967)
So Canada starts jabbing a week after the UK. Not so bad after all then eh?

Wake me when they start offering to the general public. April or May from the looks of it at least in BC.

bats Dec 11th 2020 12:45 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12944579)
Something to think about if you have a history of allergic reactions to foods or medications. The advisory is out of the UK.

"The MHRA issued new advice to health care professionals stating that any person with a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food -- such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction, or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector -- should not receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/09/h...gbr/index.html

That warning is with every medication.
There were two reactions among the volunteers for the vaccine. Both were allergic subjects and carried epipens.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 11th 2020 1:49 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Update on the BC woman who had an emergency C-section while suffering complications from COVID, is still in the ICU and unconscious, a little over a month now.

Baby is doing well at home, gained a pound since leaving the hospital last month.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...date-1.5836999

BristolUK Dec 11th 2020 2:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 12944977)
That warning is with every medication.
There were two reactions among the volunteers for the vaccine. Both were allergic subjects and carried epipens.


I don't need to be lectured over an article I didn't write.
I think bats was simply pointing out (for those that maybe didn't read the article or heard about the reaction from some other source) that the reaction was nothing to panic about.

My stepdaughter has two days of pain in her arm every flu shot. One could easily describe that as a significant reaction and be put off. I mean, it's significant to her but it's not at the extreme level of those carrying epipens.

The two days of pain - to the point there's little she can do - doesn't put her off the flu shot and it won't put her off this one. But there's no doubt it's a significant reaction. bats just gave it some proper context.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 12th 2020 12:54 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I don't know what is going on in the interior but it's a little concerning and bulk of the cases this week appear to be mostly around Kelowna.


"Interior Health's numbers continue a trend over the last four weeks, where the rate of infection in the smaller health region is outpacing Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health."


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...85b429798f.png


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...be9ba5d771.png
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...c-11-1.5838200

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 12th 2020 6:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Went to Wal-Mart this morning, they updated the sign on the door, their capacity is now 1,200 people, and they have put up little fences to separate the entrance and exit. No line this morning to get in though, wasn't busy. Previously the capacity sign said 2,400.




scrubbedexpat091 Dec 12th 2020 10:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
UPS shared some photos of vaccine being prepared to ship from Germany to Canada.


scrubbedexpat091 Dec 13th 2020 1:31 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I guess this in part explains the problem with spread in Kelowna.

https://www.reddit.com/r/kelowna/com...nutes_now_wtf/

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0e2a04b3f5.jpg

BristolUK Dec 13th 2020 2:18 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12945609)
I guess this in part explains the problem with spread in Kelowna.

https://www.reddit.com/r/kelowna/com...nutes_now_wtf/

I wish there was a 'shakes head' version to counter this one :nod:

Shard Dec 13th 2020 2:29 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12945609)

It beggars belief.

<<< :nod: >>> (homemade emoji, Bristol :lol:)

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 13th 2020 4:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
They even got an RCMP escort...ha ha

RCMP should now use the photo and video footage to try and identify as many as possible to fine them....

Rules and restrictions mean nothing if they are not being enforced.

printer Dec 13th 2020 8:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12945751)
They even got an RCMP escort...ha ha

RCMP should now use the photo and video footage to try and identify as many as possible to fine them....

Rules and restrictions mean nothing if they are not being enforced.

The organizer was issued a $2300 fine today apparently

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 13th 2020 8:53 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by printer (Post 12945814)
The organizer was issued a $2300 fine today apparently

Well that is a start, organizer will probably crowd fund from his supporters, I always thought the fine should be higher, maybe an extra 0 at the end.

printer Dec 13th 2020 8:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12945817)
Well that is a start, organizer will probably crowd fund from his supporters, I always thought the fine should be higher, maybe an extra 0 at the end.

Yep the quote was:

On Sunday, Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP said the “self-identified organizer” of the event was issued a ticket for violating the Gatherings and Events Order of the COVID-19 Related Measures Act, which carries a $2,300 fine. The RCMP did not name the person who was handed the fine.

Siouxie Dec 13th 2020 9:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
We need a face palm emoji ( #SMH ) 🤦

BristolUK Dec 13th 2020 10:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12945820)
We need a face palm emoji ( #SMH ) 🤦

I found this earlier but do they still work as gifs if you reduce the size?
I shall try.

Normal size

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...83bfd660c7.gif

Now the attempt to reduce
Trying 10%


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...b985e50ec8.gif


It works but not very clear.

caretaker Dec 14th 2020 12:06 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
The rally in Regina had 2 organizers (both from out of town), and they each received $2,800 tickets. They'll be paid by crowdfunding, I suppose by the same sort of faithful who are still sending money to Trump.
https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatch...c-health-order

Former Lancastrian Dec 14th 2020 1:37 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
What no cries of bloody jobsworths???????

Danny B Dec 14th 2020 2:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
London and other parts of SE England go back into a tier 3 lockdown on Wednesday.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-...s-mps-12161363


scrubbedexpat091 Dec 14th 2020 4:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12945952)
What no cries of bloody jobsworths???????

It's the RCMP, we have learned not to expect much from them. :rofl:



Danny B Dec 14th 2020 4:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
COVID-20 has been discovered :thumbdown:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55308211

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 14th 2020 5:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12946049)
COVID-20 has been discovered :thumbdown:

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55308211


Hopefully the vaccines will continue to work against new variants or we might be screwed.

Shard Dec 14th 2020 5:10 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wonder if the viroligists will have their status permamently upgraded once the heat of this pandemic has passed. Bill Gaters (and others) warn a more serious pandemic is entirely possible, at any time, and as species we really ought to be better prepared.

scrubbedexpat091 Dec 14th 2020 6:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Staff at Big White unable to following the restrictions in place have led to many dozens of people having to be tested, so far only 2 confirmed cases, but they are testing another 60 to 80 people today so subject to increasing.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ting-1.5840232

Kelowna area has seen cases rise tenfold since November, and now has one of the highest per capita case counts in BC.

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