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#16241 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 03:50 PM

B.C. health officials announced 243 new cases of COVID-19 but no additional deaths on Friday, the highest daily case count since May 29. The seven day rolling average of new cases has now tripled within the last 10 days.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...uly30-1.6123891

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#16242 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 03:55 PM

pro-vax protest. Covixellece.



About 125 Calgarians rallied against Alberta’s decision to end COVID-19 isolation requirements Friday as Canada’s top doctors raised concerns about the policy shift.


https://calgaryheral...ada-top-doctors


125 albertans gathered together to demand isolation.

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#16243 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:15 PM

Chris Selley: Alberta's COVID plan is bold, but that doesn't make it crazy

There is a solid body of evidence suggesting what a Delta-driven spike in cases might look like in Canada. It's almost entirely reassuring


https://nationalpost...t-make-it-crazy

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#16244 Greg

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:21 PM

Except the statistics released by the government show exactly that. Are you a science denying anti vaxxer bigot or something?

 

There's a slight uptick in deaths in the US and the UK for example, where cases have gone up. Only a tiny fraction compared to previous surges to be sure, but not flat.

 

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#16245 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:28 PM

flat in Canada though, right? Which is also more vaccinated than the UK or USA.

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 04:31 PM

flat in Canada though, right? Which is also more vaccinated than the UK or USA.

 

So far. Also our case levels are significantly lower than the UK and the US, so it might theoretically be the same, just too weak a signal to detect at those lower case numbers. 


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:50 PM

 

A doomsday new Covid variant that could kill up to one in three people is a 'realistic possibility', according to the Government's top scientists.

 


 

An asteroid could strike the earth tomorrow and kill us all!



#16248 spanky123

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:54 PM

I've heard about break through cases this whole time, not sure why you think they aren't talking about them...  over 100,000 isn't really a lot over 5 months when you are talking 30-60k per day.  The difference is the amount getting to the hospital which is a much lower percentage.  Think about good things rather than trying to find the dark....

 

Sorry ISMO. the number of people in hospital and intensive care is 5x HIGHER then it was this time last year when nobody was vaccinated. 

 

COVID-19 update for July 30: Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C. | Vancouver Sun


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#16249 LJ

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 07:18 PM

Notice how our "experts" have stopped talking about breakthrough infections, especially with the Delta variant? Bloomberg claims to have found at least 100K non-reported breakthrough infections.

 

Covid Breakthrough Cases: Bloomberg Identifies 100,000 Cases as Delta Rises - Bloomberg

It was pointed out on the CBS news that the number represents .02% of those vaccinated, so not shocking and was reported.


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#16250 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 04:58 AM

 

 

An asteroid could strike the earth tomorrow and kill us all!

 

 

no.  one that large we will be able to see for some time before it hits us and kills us all.  so not tomorrow.



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Posted 31 July 2021 - 05:29 AM

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 07:20 AM

As this most disrupted of school years draws to a close, it is time to take stock of the impact of the pandemic on student learning and well-being. Although the 2020–21 academic year ended on a high note—with rising vaccination rates, outdoor in-person graduations, and access to at least some in-person learning for 98 percent of students—it was as a whole perhaps one of the most challenging for educators and students in our nation’s history.

Our analysis shows that the impact of the pandemic on K–12 student learning was significant, leaving students on average five months behind in mathematics and four months behind in reading by the end of the school year. The pandemic widened preexisting opportunity and achievement gaps, hitting historically disadvantaged students hardest. In math, students in majority Black schools ended the year with six months of unfinished learning, students in low-income schools with seven. High schoolers have become more likely to drop out of school, and high school seniors, especially those from low-income families, are less likely to go on to postsecondary education. And the crisis had an impact on not just academics but also the broader health and well-being of students, with more than 35 percent of parents very or extremely concerned about their children’s mental health.

The fallout from the pandemic threatens to depress this generation’s prospects and constrict their opportunities far into adulthood. The ripple effects may undermine their chances of attending college and ultimately finding a fulfilling job that enables them to support a family. Our analysis suggests that, unless steps are taken to address unfinished learning, today’s students may earn $49,000 to $61,000 less over their lifetime owing to the impact of the pandemic on their schooling. The impact on the US economy could amount to $128 billion to $188 billion every year as this cohort enters the workforce.

Federal funds are in place to help states and districts respond, though funding is only part of the answer. The deep-rooted challenges in our school systems predate the pandemic and have resisted many reform efforts. States and districts have a critical role to play in marshaling that funding into sustainable programs that improve student outcomes. They can ensure rigorous implementation of evidence-based initiatives, while also piloting and tracking the impact of innovative new approaches. Although it is too early to fully assess the effectiveness of postpandemic solutions to unfinished learning, the scope of action is already clear. The immediate imperative is to not only reopen schools and recover unfinished learning but also reimagine education systems for the long term. Across all of these priorities it will be critical to take a holistic approach, listening to students and parents and designing programs that meet academic and nonacademic needs alike.[/url]

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Mushrooming outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday as the WHO urged the world to quickly contain the mutation before it turns into something deadlier and draws out the pandemic.
 
China's most serious surge of coronavirus infections in months spread to two more areas Saturday—Fujian province and the sprawling megacity of Chongqing.
 
More than 200 cases have been linked to a Delta cluster in Nanjing city where nine cleaners at an international airport tested positive, with the outbreak spanning Beijing, Chongqing and five provinces as of Saturday.

https://medicalxpres...larm-delta.html
 

They were gold miners in French Guiana, revelers in Cape Cod, and Indian health-care workers. Even though they inhabit worlds apart, they ended up having two things in common. All were vaccinated against covid-19. And they all became part of infection clusters.
 
In recent weeks, cases like these are proving that covid-19 transmission chains and superspreading events can occur even in groups where nearly everyone is vaccinated, setting off alarms among health officials and torpedoing hopes of a quick return to business as usual in the US.
 
In May 2021, the CDC had told vaccinated Americans they could safety go unmasked, but on Tuesday the agency reversed course, saying vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public settings.
 
The reason was what investigators learned from an outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a seaside town on Cape Cod, which in early July hosted a rowdy parade and crowded weeks of pool parties. Since then, health investigators say, there have been more than 800 cases of covid-19 linked to those events, 74% of which are in people who were vaccinated.
 
The Provincetown outbreak was caused by the so-called delta variant, which now accounts for most cases in the US.  In a statement released today, Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, said the “pivotal discovery” was that vaccinated people infected with delta in Provincetown appear to have just as much virus in their systems as those who are unvaccinated.
 
“High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus,” she said.
 
The recommendation suggests a rapid return to a layered approach of countermeasures, including masks and social distancing, which could also complicate school reopenings starting next month in the US.

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Vietnam will impose strict curbs on movement in its business hub Ho Chi Minh City and another 18 cities and provinces throughout its south for another two weeks beginning Monday, August 2, to help combat its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the government said.
 
After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam is facing a rapid spread of infections that has led to movement restrictions in around one-third of the country. It has registered a total of 145,000 cases and 1,306 deaths, 85% of which were recorded over the past month.

"Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and other places have to urge citizens to stay where they are and strictly follow the curbs," a government statement said on Saturday, July 31.

The Southeast Asian country reported 8,624 new infections late on Saturday, with most of the confirmed cases detected in the south, especially Ho Chi Minh City where social distancing measures have been enforced since May 31.

The central coastal city of Danang also imposed movement curbs from Saturday until further notice. In the capital Hanoi, in the north, where a lockdown order will expire next weekend, authorities were considering extending restrictions.

https://www.rappler....te-july-31-2021



#16253 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 07:28 AM

Tanker's account is gonzo. We don't need that sort of engagement on this forum.


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#16254 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 07:43 AM

Tanker's account is gonzo. We don't need that sort of engagement on this forum.

 

pretty sure the "anti-science bigot" remark was sarcastic irony.  not serious.



#16255 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:12 AM

How about the knuckle-dragging Neanderthal comment?

If grown men and women can’t police themselves we’re not happy to do it for them, but we will.

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#16256 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:16 AM

How about the knuckle-dragging Neanderthal comment?

If grown men and women can’t police themselves we’re not happy to do it for them, but we will.

 

same thing right.  he/she was using the irony.  

 

biden called the texas governor and mississippi Neanderthals.

 

again, I think it was a joke.  


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#16257 spanky123

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:38 AM

no.  one that large we will be able to see for some time before it hits us and kills us all.  so not tomorrow.

 

I saw a movie the other day an we only had 24 hours notice!



#16258 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:41 AM

I saw a movie the other day an we only had 24 hours notice!

 

even in Armageddon they had 18 days to get bruce willis up there.

 

https://en.wikipedia...don_(1998_film)

 

 

In the commentary track, Ben Affleck says he "asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers, and he told me to shut the **** up, so that was the end of that talk."

 


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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:44 AM

even in Armageddon they had 18 days to get bruce willis up there.

 

https://en.wikipedia...don_(1998_film)

 

Wrong movie. This one is newer with more up to date science. Greenland (2020) - IMDb


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#16260 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 08:51 AM

However, the space agency moved to reassure frightened minds, stating it is not predicting a major asteroid strike of that size for several centuries.

 

The space boffins said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.

 

“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”

 

NASA has made great strides in discovering near-Earth objects that are over one kilometre in size, with 90 percent now accounted for.

 

However, this means there are still 10 percent of dangerous asteroids which have not been spotted.

 

https://www.express....pact-earth-2020


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