Jump to content

      












Photo

COVID-19 / Coronavirus updates in Victoria, BC


  • Please log in to reply
18281 replies to this topic

#15621 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:15 AM

Jeepers, you guys.

That’s because now we’re flush with vaccines and anyone who wants one anywhere in the west can get one. We also logistically have an easier time reaching 1% than the US or UK do.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15622 Greg

Greg
  • Member
  • 3,362 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:18 AM

Haha, now you're arguing the logistics are easier in Canada than in the UK. Give it up.


  • Matt R. and Victoria Watcher like this

#15623 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:21 AM

70 million people in the UK. 330 million in the US.

38 million in Canada. 40% live in Ontario. Over 50% of Ontario lives in the Golden Horseshoe.
  • todd likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15624 amor de cosmos

amor de cosmos

    BUILD

  • Member
  • 5,949 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:24 AM

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the University of Porto analyses the effects of exposure to green spaces during the first months of the COVID19 pandemic in Spain and Portugal.

A study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) and the Instituto de Saúde Pública of the University of Porto (ISPUP), concludes that exposure to natural spaces during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 was beneficial for the mental health of Spanish and Portuguese citizens.

The research shows that, in Portugal, during the first confinement, people who maintained or increased contact with natural public spaces, such as parks and coastal areas, or who could contemplate these spaces from their homes, presented lower levels of stress, psychological distress and psychosomatic symptoms.

In Spain, those who maintained or increased contact with private natural spaces, such as indoor plants or community green areas, presented lower levels of stress and psychosomatic symptoms. This could be due to the fact that Spain adopted more restrictive measures for foreign circulation during the period analysed.

https://www.alphagal...y/ItemId/209512
 

Research published today in the Journal of General Virology has identified missed cases of SARS-CoV-2 by retrospective testing of throat swabs.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham screened 1,660 routine diagnostic specimens which had been collected at a Nottingham hospital between 2 January and 11 March 2020 and tested for SARS-CoV-2 by PCR. At this stage of the pandemic, there was very little COVID-19 testing available in hospitals, and to qualify patients had to meet a strict criterion, including recent travel to certain countries in Asia or contact with a known positive case.
 
The research group collaborated with the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) to sequence the SARS-CoV-2 isolates collected from the swabs used in the study, and found evidence of community transmission in Nottingham as early as February 2020. Through this genome sequence data, the group identified multiple introductions of the virus into Nottingham during late February and the month of March, many of which were a distinct lineage of the virus which dominated early phases of the outbreak within the region.
 
Based on the findings, the researchers suggest that testing should have been made available to hospital patients with compatible symptoms but no travel history earlier in the pandemic response.

https://microbiology...f-covid-19.html
https://www.scienced...10616113757.htm

Germany's birth rate jumps to its highest since 1998, after the first wave of coronavirus
https://en.mercopres...-of-coronavirus
 

TOKYO: For Japanese condom makers, the Olympics was supposed to be a golden opportunity, with hordes of eager tourists and tens of thousands of their innovative, ultra-thin prophylactics given to athletes.
 
But a ban on overseas fans, strict virus rules, and regulations preventing the distribution of their premium condoms to competitors have left manufacturers deflated.
 
Since the 1988 Seoul Games, hundreds of thousands of free condoms have been distributed at the Olympics, to encourage safe sex as the world's elite athletes mingle at close quarters.
 
While organisers are still expected to hand out 160,000 at the pandemic-postponed Games, which start next month, COVID-19 rules should limit interaction in the Olympic Village.
 
The rulebook for athletes specifically warns them to "avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact", leaving some wondering why condoms are being distributed at all.
 
The plan to give them out "is something I just cannot comprehend", tweeted Ken Noguchi, a Japanese mountaineer and environmental activist.

https://www.channeln...urists-15032632

#15625 Greg

Greg
  • Member
  • 3,362 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:27 AM

70 million people in the UK. 330 million in the US.

38 million in Canada. 40% live in Ontario. Over 50% of Ontario lives in the Golden Horseshoe.

 

100% percent of England lives in an area only 4 times as large as the Golden Horseshoe.


  • Matt R. and lanforod like this

#15626 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM

And with twice as many people, with 3.5x Canada’s full vaccination rate.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15627 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 25,671 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:42 AM

a higher percentage of the UK population plays horseshoes.
  • Matt R. and Greg like this

#15628 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 09:55 AM

You know, it’s healthy to look introspectively at one’s own situation. It’s important.

We’re not going to become a more resilient nation by trying to brush aside our failure and (most un-Canadian of all) using other nations to make ourselves look better.

Look at Canada, we’re so great, 65% of us have a first dose seven months into the vaccine roll out, unlike those dolts providing us with their surplus vaccine that they themselves made. They’re so backwards down there. We’ll show them all what we can do with their vaccines, just watch.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15629 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:01 AM

Quite honestly we should be thanking the nations we smugly compare ourselves to for the vaccines they provided us.

Our self congratulation and attempts to out-metric the nations who made the effort to create the vaccines we are reliant on is something I never would have expected from my country.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15630 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 25,671 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:23 AM

One COVID-19 death in Manitoba linked to variant, test positivity lowest since May

https://winnipeg.ctv...e-may-1.5474679

 

 

 

COVID-19: Ontario reports record 202,984 daily vaccinations; province's borders reopen

 

https://ottawacitize...-borders-reopen

 

 

Ontario reports more than 350 new COVID-19 cases as positivity rate hits lowest since early October

https://toronto.ctvn...tober-1.5474301


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 June 2021 - 10:28 AM.


#15631 vortoozo

vortoozo
  • Member
  • 1,209 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:37 AM

You know, it’s healthy to look introspectively at one’s own situation. It’s important.

We’re not going to become a more resilient nation by trying to brush aside our failure and (most un-Canadian of all) using other nations to make ourselves look better.

Look at Canada, we’re so great, 65% of us have a first dose seven months into the vaccine roll out, unlike those dolts providing us with their surplus vaccine that they themselves made. They’re so backwards down there. We’ll show them all what we can do with their vaccines, just watch.

 

You're right - let's look at the big picture. Our death/infection rate has been much lower than most of the countries you're comparing us to, and we did it with fewer lockdowns and restrictions than most. Goes to show that the strategies used in this country helped Canadians avoid the worst of it, both in terms of disease and "freedoms".


  • Matt R. likes this

#15632 todd

todd
  • Member
  • 9,669 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 10:55 AM

Jeepers, you guys.

Why don’t we just check back in six months? that way the argument will be final

 

Also the word folks I think would be more appropriate.


Edited by todd, 17 June 2021 - 11:12 AM.


#15633 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 25,671 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 11:00 AM

You're right - let's look at the big picture. Our death/infection rate has been much lower than most of the countries you're comparing us to, and we did it with fewer lockdowns and restrictions than most. Goes to show that the strategies used in this country helped Canadians avoid the worst of it, both in terms of disease and "freedoms".

 

that's simply not true.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 June 2021 - 11:01 AM.


#15634 Matt R.

Matt R.
  • Member
  • 3,761 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 11:16 AM

There we go, we’ve reached our peak.


It’s pretty close to 80% which is good enough, I hope. I think there is an announcement coming today that will open up the VIHA clinics to walk ins. I got my second moderna yesterday and the intake worker and the nurse giving the shot both said the same thing - first dose walk ins are coming.

I was warned that the second shot can pack a wallop, and can confirm. Feel terrible today!

Matt.
  • Mike K. likes this

#15635 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 11:39 AM

You're right - let's look at the big picture. Our death/infection rate has been much lower than most of the countries you're comparing us to, and we did it with fewer lockdowns and restrictions than most. Goes to show that the strategies used in this country helped Canadians avoid the worst of it, both in terms of disease and "freedoms".

 

You're raising us on a pedestal that is based on false pretences. We had low infection rates because of wide ranging restrictions.

 

Just like we have have high per-capita first dose inoculations today thanks to surplus supplies of the vaccines other countries made, not because we're special.


Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15636 vortoozo

vortoozo
  • Member
  • 1,209 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 12:29 PM

You're raising us on a pedestal that is based on false pretences. We had low infection rates because of wide ranging restrictions.

 

Just like we have have high per-capita first dose inoculations today thanks to surplus supplies of the vaccines other countries made, not because we're special.

 

Yes, we had restrictions, but absolutely nothing to the degree of the shutdowns in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, etc.

To date, Canada has received 1.5 million AZ doses that were "surplus" to other countries, out of a total of over 30 million doses administered. That's not the main reason that we have high per-capita first dose inoculations.



#15637 spanky123

spanky123
  • Member
  • 17,100 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 12:33 PM

You're raising us on a pedestal that is based on false pretences. We had low infection rates because of wide ranging restrictions.

 

Just like we have have high per-capita first dose inoculations today thanks to surplus supplies of the vaccines other countries made, not because we're special.

 

This is the prep work for justifying the massive tax increases and reduction in services that are coming to pay for all of this.



#15638 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 65,409 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 01:09 PM

Don’t forget the inflation!

Once again those who are saving money are going to come out last. Credit is the new asset.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#15639 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 25,671 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:09 PM

Bc 120 new cases tiday

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 June 2021 - 02:10 PM.


#15640 spanky123

spanky123
  • Member
  • 17,100 posts

Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:35 PM

Canadians without two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines may be banned from US travel.

 

https://www.iheartra...cert-1.15438667



You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



12 user(s) are reading this topic

4 members, 7 guests, 0 anonymous users


    Bing (1), OccamsDisposable, SimonH, m3m, qv