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#15721 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:24 AM

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 06:12 AM

now that parts of the country are being forced to mix and match all three vaccines what happens if the US does not accept that, as "fully vaccinated" condition of entry?

 

it seems to me the mixing and matching is being approved for political reasons now.  to cover for our supply ups and downs.

 

several hundred thousand Canadians will be vaccinated with Moderna this week for their 2nd dose - when they had Pfizer as their first vaccine.

 

 

 

 

 

Canada travel restrictions easing for fully vaccinated passengers as of July 5

 

As was expected, fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible to enter Canada may be able to forego the hotel quarantine requirement, and only isolate until they've received a negative COVID-19 test back after arrival.

Changes, set to take effect July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, will require travellers who wish to be considered for the exemption to upload documentation proving their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers looking for an exemption will also need to be asymptomatic, and have a paper or digital copy of their vaccination documentation.

Travellers will still need to meet all other mandatory requirements, including pre- and on-arrival testing. The federal government says being fully vaccinated does not guarantee someone will be exempt from quarantine measures. No changes have been announced for travellers who have not been or have partially been vaccinated. 


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#15723 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:10 AM

cases still falling. only 421 today in all of Ontario and Quebec. so we will end up with well under 800 for the country.

Yesterday we had 854.

 

today just 360 new cases across all of quebec and ontario.



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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:30 AM

The Fraser Health Authority rolled out the red carpet at a local recreation centre for a 32-hour, overnight vaccination clinic aimed at getting more COVID-19 vaccinations in the arms of residents.
 
"We picked this weekend, it was the summer solstice weekend, it's the longest day of the year and it seemed appropriate to do an overnight clinic," said Christine Mackie, director of operations with the authority.
 
Mackie said around 5,700 people have made appointments for the event at the Guilford Recreation Centre in Surrey, which has around 7,000 doses available. Same day appointments can be made. Around 1,300 doses are available for drop-ins. The clinic runs from 11 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday.
 
The authority provided live music for the event from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and organized what is calls a "mask-erade" for those who came after dark on Saturday.
 
"Dress to impress by wearing your fanciest mask or come as you are when you attend our nighttime immunization clinic," said a release for the event. "Commemorate the moment by strutting down the red carpet and posing for a picture at our selfie station."

https://www.cbc.ca/n...athon-1.6072897
 
  • First and only report to interview large sample of workers in garment supply chain (1200 workers across 302 factories and four countries) found an increase in risk of forced labour during pandemic
  • This risk has been exacerbated by the response of retail companies, and there is little evidence most have acted in line with their social responsibilities to support their supply chain workers, despite many accessing pandemic recovery funds
  • A new comprehensive system was used during the study to look for the indicators that someone is vulnerable to forced labour
  • The recovery from the pandemic should include support for supply chain workers to mitigate the deterioration of their living and working conditions
Deteriorating living and working conditions for workers in garment supply chains during the Covid-19 pandemic have increased the risk of forced labour, according to a new report from the University of Sheffield.

'The Unequal Impacts of Covid-19 on Global Garment Supply Chains' has found that workers in Ethiopia, Honduras, India, and Myanmar who produce many of the clothes we buy from our favourite brands in the UK and Europe were severely affected by the pandemic.

Both those that were fortunate enough to remain employed, and those that lost their jobs during the past year and found new work, reported a sharp decline in their earnings and working conditions; and both groups experienced being at increased risk of forced labour during this time.

The study is the largest to directly involve the voices of those employed to make the clothes we buy in the UK during the pandemic alongside interviews with retailers and analysis of company documentation. Previous ones have focused solely on the impact for the multinational corporations (MNCs) which own major fashion brands and retailers. It uses a comprehensive new system to look for the indicators that someone is vulnerable to forced labour.

Professor Genevieve LeBaron, from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield, said: "There is no commonly held definition of what constitutes forced labour, and unlike the public perceptions of modern slavery, people may not be held against their will or trafficked unknowingly into their situation.

"They may end up in a job that they are unable to leave due to a number of reasons; false promises and deception to keep a person working in increasing worsening conditions, threat of penalties against the worker or their family if they left, or sometimes bonding a person into debt to the manufacturer through poor pay, leaving them struggling to cover their basic needs for housing and food."

https://www.eurekale...s-rof061821.php

Golden Knights GM self-isolating after positive COVID-19 test
https://www.cbc.ca/s...id-19-1.6073283
 
Police Disperse Druids, 'Sun-Worshippers' Marking Summer Solstice at Stonehenge - Video
https://sputniknews....ehenge---video/

John Oliver explains why the only thing safe about the Olympics in COVID-ravaged Japan is the free condoms
https://www.rawstory...ics-for-safety/
 

BEIJING: The major manufacturing hub of Dongguan in China's most populous province of Guangdong launched mass testing on Monday (Jun 21) for the coronavirus and cordoned off communities after detecting its first infections in the current outbreak.
 
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has dominated infections in the provincial upsurge, the first time it has hit China. Seen by experts as highly transmissible, the variant was first identified in India.
 
Dongguan launched its citywide testing programme following two cases reported since Friday. City authorities told residents not to leave, except for essential reasons.
 
Even then, those leaving must show negative test results within 48 hours of departure.
 
Entrances on highways to other cities were closed, while shuttle buses between airports in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and a check-in terminal in Dongguan, were halted. Some museums and libraries in the city also closed to visitors.
 
Its factories are still running, however.

https://www.channeln...ngguan-15059452
 

Trump's dysfunctional response to the worst global health crisis in more than 100 years is the focus of a new book by Washington Port reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta: "Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History," which Post reporter Dan Diamond discusses in detail in an article published on June 21. Here are five bombshells in the book, according to Diamond.
 
1. Trump wanted to quarantine infected Americans at Guantánamo Bay
 
*snip*
 
2. Kushner had a meltdown after learning about a delay in mask shipments
 
*snip*
 
3. Trump feared that COVID-19 testing would cause him to lose the election
 
*snip*
 
4. No one knew exactly who was in charge of Trump's COVID-19 response
 
*snip*
 
5. Mark Meadows berated a top HHS official

https://www.alternet...ump-2653476942/
 
After public health experts recommended face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, administration officials ridiculed masks as looking like a "training bra" or "underwear on your face," according to "Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History," a new book by Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.
https://www.rawstory...ald-trump-mask/

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:38 AM

several hundred thousand Canadians will be vaccinated with Moderna this week for their 2nd dose - when they had Pfizer as their first vaccine.

 

Mixing the mRNA vaccines is generally accepted as ok. AZ first and an mRNA second is better than 2x AZ. mRNA first and AZ second would not be recommended. 

 

I suspect that we won't be receiving many more doses of AZ and the focus will be exclusively on the 2 mRNA vaccines. That will push timelines out but end of September for 70% is likely still within reach (although you will note that the promise was end September for everyone).



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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:43 AM

I suspect that we won't be receiving many more doses of AZ and the focus will be exclusively on the 2 mRNA vaccines. That will push timelines out but end of September for 70% is likely still within reach (although you will note that the promise was end September for everyone).

 

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#15727 Barrrister

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:00 AM

Do we actually know which vaccine they are handing out right now in Victoria?



#15728 qv

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:20 AM

Do we actually know which vaccine they are handing out right now in Victoria?


My partner just got Pfizer

#15729 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:40 AM

Manitoba public health officials announced 74 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Monday.

The daily caseload is the lowest since April 6, when there were 62 new cases.



https://www.cbc.ca/n...ussin-1.6073519

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:33 PM

qv Thank you, good to know, I will have to check what they are giving the morning of my shot. 



#15731 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 08:19 PM

COVID-19 numbers continued to fall in B.C. Monday, as health officials announced 229 cases new cases and three more deaths over the last three days.

 

In the last 24 hours, the province confirmed just 45 new cases, marking the lowest one-day total since August of 2020. The seven-day rolling average of new cases has now dipped below 100 for the first time since October.

 

 

There are 108 people in hospital with the disease, 48 of whom are in intensive care

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...une21-1.6073581


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#15733 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 03:38 AM

looks like nobody is faulting kenney now for going ahead with the stampede.

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest number in more than 10 months.

The daily count of new cases was the lowest since Aug. 9 of last year, when there were 45.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...onths-1.6074347



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Posted 22 June 2021 - 07:39 AM

Quebec adds 84 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths as hospitalizations fall

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Quebec is reporting 84 new cases and four additional deaths Tuesday.

 

The latest daily tally of new infections marks the second consecutive day the count is under the 100 mark as the situation gradually improves. It is the lowest count since last August.

 

https://globalnews.c...9-june-22-2021/


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Posted 22 June 2021 - 07:59 AM

Chatila and his colleagues studied the immune response of 120 adults from the U.S., Italy, and Turkey with lung inflammation from COVID-19. The results identified excess levels of Notch4 protein receptor found on regulatory T-cells (Tregs) as a key instigating mechanism of the runaway inflammation.
 
Tregs normally regulate or suppress other immune system components. But in severe COVID-19 lung inflammation, the team observed an overabundance of the Notch4 receptor on Tregs. While Notch4 production may normally increase in lung inflammatory conditions or infections, such as asthma or COVID-19, when over-expressed it can switch Tregs from a normal tissue repair program to one permissive for tissue inflammation.
 
"In patients with severe COVID this pathway seems to be hyperactivated," says Chatila. "And it is associated with disease severity and increased risk of death." Chatila and colleagues previously described a similar finding in asthma where they found that Notch4 caused severe lung inflammation in asthma.
 
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"In lung injury from COVID-19, Notch4 derails amphiregulin production by suppressing the activity of interleukin-18," says Chatila. "We showed we could reset the immune response either by inhibiting Notch4 using an antibody directed at it or by providing amphiregulin, suggesting that the Notch4-amphiregulin nexus could be a putative target of therapy in COVID-19."
 
Currently, no anti-Notch4 antibodies or amphiregulin therapies are available for human use, though Chatila's team is working on developing them.

https://medicalxpres...ion-covid-.html
 

A recent study, published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,  assessed the role of maternal daily perceived stress on the mental health of children during the pandemic. They conducted an online survey to assess children’s mental health since the beginning of the pandemic. Data from a longitudinal survey was used to assess maternal perceived everyday stress. The survey included elements of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, and the Perceived Stress Scale. They also collected socio-demographic data of the families and applied Tobit models for estimation due to limited dependent variables.
 
They found that maternal perceived everyday stress had a significant impact on children’s emotional issues during the pandemic. The results provided empirical evidence for increased hyperactivity levels in children dependent on the mother’s perceived stress before the pandemic started. There was no significant relationship between the mother’s perceived everyday stress and behavioral problems of children.

https://www.news-med...9-pandemic.aspx
 

All coronaviruses produce four primary structural proteins and multiple nonstructural proteins. However, the majority of antibody-based SARS-CoV-2 research has focused on the spike and nucleocapsid proteins. A study published in PLOS Biology by Anna Heffron, Irene Ong and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, suggests that immune responses may develop against other proteins produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
 
The efficacy of spike protein-based vaccines is variable and not everyone infected with SARS-CoV-2 produces detectable antibodies against the spike or nucleocapsid proteins. Therefore, expanded antibody-based options have the potential to play an important role in improving vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics, particularly given the emergence of new variants. To investigate whether SARS-CoV-2 infection induces robust antibody responses against all SARS-CoV-2 proteins, researchers mapped 79 "epitopes" -- specific regions of the viral proteome that antibodies recognize and bind to. They also tested whether antibodies that develop in response to SARS-CoV-2 or existing antibodies from previous exposures to coronaviruses might bind to any of the proteins in the six other known human coronaviruses to identify potential cross-reactive epitopes.

https://www.scienced...10621160528.htm

Over 2.7B coronavirus vaccine shots administered worldwide
https://www.aa.com.t...rldwide/2281792

Невролог заявила, что коронавирус усиливает мигрени
Neurologist Says Coronavirus Increases Migraines
https://ura.news/news/1052490828

МОСКВА, 22 июн - РИА Новости. Ситуация с заболеваемостью COVID-19 в Москве остается очень сложной, в больницах находится более 14 тысяч тяжело больных людей, сообщил мэр Москвы Сергей Собянин в своем блоге.
MOSCOW, June 22 - RIA Novosti. The situation with the incidence of COVID-19 in Moscow remains very difficult, more than 14 thousand seriously ill people are in hospitals, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in his blog.
https://ria.ru/20210...1738090603.html

МОСКВА, 22 июн - РИА Новости. Москва дополнительно выделит порядка 11 миллиардов рублей на борьбу с распространением коронавируса, сообщает пресс-служба мэра и правительства столицы.
MOSCOW, June 22 - RIA Novosti. Moscow will additionally allocate about 11 billion rubles to combat the spread of coronavirus, according to the press service of the mayor and the government of the capital.
(~CAN$186 million)
https://ria.ru/20210...1738084803.html
 

The Kremlin said on Tuesday, June 22, that people who were not vaccinated against COVID-19 or did not have immunity would be unable to work in all workplaces in Russia and that those people could be discriminated against.
 
"The reality is such that discrimination will inevitably set in. People without vaccination or immunity will not be able to work everywhere. It is not possible. It will pose a threat to those around them," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that the coronavirus situation in some Russian regions was getting worse as authorities began promoting the idea of regular revaccinations to try to halt a surge in new cases.

Russia reported 546 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, the most confirmed in a single day since February, and 16,715 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the continuation of a dramatic rise authorities have blamed on the new Delta variant.

https://www.rappler....ed-work-options
 
Beijing is planning to keep its pandemic border restrictions in place for at least another year as officials fret over the emergence of new variants and a calendar of sensitive events, according to people familiar with the matter, despite a coronavirus vaccination campaign that has topped 1 billion doses.
https://www.marketwa...ear-11624370090
 

The former president's claims that US doctors were considering strong ultraviolet light and injection of unspecified "disinfectants" as possible ways of treating the coronavirus infection raised many eyebrows back in April 2020.

The leader of the "Genesis II Church of Health and Healing", Mark Grenon, who was arrested over promoting his poisonous pseudo-cure against COVID-19, has claimed in a recent interview that he supplied ex-US President Donald Trump with his "medicine" called MMS.
 
Grenon added that it happened not long before the president made his notorious "disinfectant" remark amid the first wave of the pandemic in the US. He suggested that during the speech Trump was actually referring to MMS, which is based on chlorine dioxide – a poisonous substance commonly used as bleach.

https://sputniknews....-his-medicine-/



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Posted 22 June 2021 - 10:34 AM

Manitoba also announced 69 new COVID-19 cases, the third consecutive day COVID-19 cases have been below 100.

 

https://winnipeg.ctv...e-day-1.5480900

 

 

 

Ontario reports 296 new COVID-19 cases

https://globalnews.c...22-coronavirus/


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Posted 22 June 2021 - 02:48 PM

The BC Ministry of Health reported 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 22nd.

https://www.victoria...tive-day-today/




Alberta reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and one new death.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...death-1.6075239

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 22 June 2021 - 02:50 PM.


#15738 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 02:51 PM

looks like we are under 700 today.

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Posted 22 June 2021 - 02:54 PM

^Watch for a new wave in the US fueled by young Red State kids passing around the Delta variant.


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Posted 22 June 2021 - 03:18 PM

worldwide deaths and new cases have dropped to levels not seen since last fall.

https://www.worldome...fo/coronavirus/
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