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#15461 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 07:32 AM

Ontario logs fewer than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 8 months

 

https://toronto.ctvn...onths-1.5460946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business groups are calling on the Canadian and U.S. governments to relax border restrictions for vaccinated travelers this month, increasing pressure on Justin Trudeau to act swiftly.

Chambers of commerce on both sides of the border, along with other groups, want travelers who’ve been fully inoculated against Covid-19 to be able to cross the border without having to show a negative test or undergo a quarantine, a letter to be released Tuesday said. The groups want these changes to take effect on June 22, a day after the pact that limits non-essential travel between the two countries is due for renewal, according to the letter, which was reported first by Bloomberg News.

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COVID-19: Quebec reports 150 new cases, third-straight day at under 200

https://globalnews.c...19-june-8-2021/



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 08:36 AM

turns out india has been charging individuals a fee for vaccines until now.

 

 

 

 

The Delta strain has a stranglehold on India, causing a spike in infections and deaths that has clogged hospital systems. The Indian government announced Monday that the country will soon begin providing Covid-19 vaccines for free to all adults in the country.

 

https://www.cnbc.com...in-america.html



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 11:17 AM

Is BC really around 75% of adults have the 1st dose?  So much higher than most countries may reach... Seems high...



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 11:29 AM

Is BC really around 75% of adults have the 1st dose?  So much higher than most countries may reach... Seems high...

 

Seems like just a few weeks ago we were complaining there wasn't any vaccine for us.  


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#15465 Ismo07

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 11:57 AM

Seems like just a few weeks ago we were complaining there wasn't any vaccine for us.  

 

Just seems like they might be dividing total (rather than one) doses by adult population.  I mean I'm happy if its true....



#15466 Greg

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 01:01 PM

No I think it is correct. For Canada as a whole we are at (yesterday) 62.28% who have had at least one dose (compared to 51.22% in the US). They are way ahead in fully vaccinated still (41.79% to 7.94%) although we've started to gain rapidly there as well. Vaccine hesitancy is really holding things up in the US. Those are percentages against the full population, so adults will be significantly higher.

 

Total doses delivered are 90.55 per hundred people in the US, and 70.22 per hundred people in Canada. We'll catch them in that category in a couple of weeks I think, as we're delivering doses about three times as fast per capita currently.



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 01:54 PM

Is BC really around 75% of adults have the 1st dose?  So much higher than most countries may reach... Seems high...

 

The 74% number was mentioned in the press conference yesterday, referring to adults 18+ with one dose.

It's a bit apples to oranges as most are looking at 12+ now. But there's still relatively low coverage in the 12-17 category (32%) so although we are at 72% in the 12+, 74% is reasonable for 18+.



#15468 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:01 PM

COVID-19: Quebec reports 150 new cases, third-straight day at under 200
https://globalnews.c...19-june-8-2021/

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The province has identified 139 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths on Tuesday.

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#15469 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:21 PM

Financial Times: Explosive Delta-variant case growth in northwest UK, fueled by young people. Cases among double-dosed older people remain low and flat but hospitalizations among unvaccinated younger people rising quickly. Deaths are likely to be lower this time however.

 

https://www.ft.com/c...3e-49f5cb540321


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#15470 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:32 PM

so far it’s mostly still contained to Manchester/Lancashire.

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM

COVID-19 update for June 8: 165 cases and no deaths reported in B.C.

 

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 02:58 PM

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#15473 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 03:06 PM

this drop all across the country is quite something.  i think only manitoba went up today.   

 

 

 

 

 

The average number of new daily cases of COVID-19 in Canada is below 2,000 for the first time since early October and the number of people in hospital due to COVID-19 is the lowest it has been since November.

 

The daily average over the past week is 1,798 new cases, the lowest average since Oct. 2, 2020. It fell slightly below 2,000 on Sunday, at 1,962 new cases on average over the previous seven days.

 

The last time the average number nationally was below 2,000 was Oct. 12, 2020.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...-2021-1.6057237

 

 

 

 

 

 

our total today will be 1,271.  a huge drop from our daily average.  

 

the only time we have been lower was the stretch from may 17 to september 25 last year.


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Posted 08 June 2021 - 03:43 PM

Cases will be low this summer as they were last year. The test will be in the fall when variants come back to life and we start to test the duration of vaccines. 



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 05:54 PM

Interior Health’s chief medical health officer Dr. Albert de Villiers has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference.

De Villiers was named chief medical health officer for Interior Health less than a year ago in August 2020.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, de Villiers has been a high-profile figure, fronting the COVID response in our community.

 

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#15476 LJ

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 07:16 PM

No I think it is correct. For Canada as a whole we are at (yesterday) 62.28% who have had at least one dose (compared to 51.22% in the US). They are way ahead in fully vaccinated still (41.79% to 7.94%) although we've started to gain rapidly there as well. 

On the ABC news tonight they stated that they were at 61% I believe.


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#15477 Greg

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:31 PM

On the ABC news tonight they stated that they were at 61% I believe.

 

Different numbers get quoted depending on whether it is percentage of population, percentage of population over the age of 12, or percentage of adults. My numbers were population, I suspect 61% is adult population.



#15478 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:39 PM

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#15479 Greg

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:40 PM

Cases will be low this summer as they were last year. The test will be in the fall when variants come back to life and we start to test the duration of vaccines. 

 

The drop in case numbers is correlated with vaccine rates and the timing of those vaccination in every country with significant vaccination levels. This is not a just a seasonal drop. In Canada, from April 15-May 31 in 2020 cases dropped 30%. This year between those dates cases dropped 65%. The vaccines work, it really is that simple IMHO.


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#15480 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:52 PM

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hopefully this holds where rising cases do not add deaths.  or hopefully they can do some targeted vaccinations to arrest the rise in cases. 


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