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#18121 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:50 AM

September 3, 2021:

 

 

https://www.cp24.com...-says-1.5572761

 

The number of cases in Canada each day grew from about 700 in early August, to almost 3,500 now. The vast majority of cases are among unvaccinated individuals, with Tam saying unvaccinated people are 12 times more likely to be infected and 36 times more likely to be hospitalized if they get infected.

 

New modelling released by Tam Friday showed if the current rate of transmission of COVID-19 remains the same, Canada could see more than 15,000 new cases a day by the beginning of October.

 

 

TODAY:

 

 

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#18122 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 07:08 AM

Bill Maher had a segment with Jimmy Kimmel where he discussed the perception of danger along political lines. Himself being a Democrat, he said New York Times polling/survey data showed Democrats far, far over-estimate the perception of danger (i.e. hospitalization) from the virus, by serious magnitudes, to where the actual rate of hospitalization is 1-5% but surveys showed 70% of Democrats think is significantly higher, with 41% of Democrats believing hospitalization is over 50%. Republicans had a far more tempered outlook.

 

He says the liberal media is to blame for scaring people, and that the reality of the situation is nothing like what the media claims it is.

 

Have a watch. The discussion is at the 4:50 mark.


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 07:27 AM

The Hong Kong Department of Health has imposed a two-week ban on Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver due to a COVID-19 exposure. 
 
According to a press release, Air Canada Flight 007 on Oct. 13 had one passenger who tested positive for COVID-19, and another passenger who failed to obey local health rules around providing health information. No further details were provided. 

The ministry subsequently prohibited Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver from arriving at its airport from Oct. 16 to 29. The airline says cargo flights and flights originating from Toronto are not affected by the order.
 
"Due to local Hong Kong government restrictions affecting several carriers, Air Canada's passenger flights between Vancouver and Hong Kong scheduled on Oct. 16, 23, 26, [and] 29 have been cancelled," said a spokesperson from Air Canada.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...n-oct-1.6214465
 

A team from Australia's national science agency has successfully tested the wastewater from long-haul flights for traces of the virus that causes COVID-19.
 
In a study published on Monday, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) said it detected trace elements of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater samples from 24 of 37 flights carrying returning Australians from COVID-19 hotspots.
 
In order to fly to Australia from overseas passengers must test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure.
 
The CSIRO findings prove that coronavirus can be detected in wastewater before carriers show symptoms.
 
Warish Ahmed, the lead author of the study, said wastewater testing could be a valuable method to screen incoming passengers for COVID-19 as Australia reopens to the world after 18 months.

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COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death across most of 2020, but in December 2020 and early 2021, the illness surged and briefly became the number one leading cause of death in the U.S., far surpassing even cancer and heart disease deaths in those months.
 
With the rapid uptake in vaccinations in the months when vaccines first became widely available, COVID-19 deaths fell sharply. COVID-19 dropped to the number 7 leading cause of death in the U.S. in July 2021.
 
However, with the more infectious COVID-19 Delta variant, insufficient vaccination rates, and local and state governments easing up social distancing restrictions, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths increased again. Vaccination rates are particularly lagging for younger adults and people living in certain states. As of October 7, 2021, about 78% of adults (ages 18+) in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and over 50 million adults remain unvaccinated.
 
This brief revisits where deaths from COVID-19 rank among leading causes of death in the U.S. We find that COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in September 2021. We also find in September COVID-19 was the number 1 cause of death for people age 35-54 and among the top 7 leading causes of death for people in other age groups.
 
We also estimate how many COVID-19 deaths were among unvaccinated adults and could have been prevented since June 2021 when safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines became widely available to all adults in the U.S. From June through September 2021, approximately 90,000 COVID-19 deaths among adults likely would have been prevented with vaccination.

https://www.healthsy...eath-in-the-us/
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Through our work at the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre, we’re used to receiving calls from concerned parents about what to do if their child has accidentally drunk some cleaning product. We also take calls from health professionals for advice on how to manage poisonings.

But over the past 18 months, we’ve seen an increasing number of people calling us about home remedies to prevent or cure COVID-19, particularly during an outbreak. They’re calling for advice before using items such as bleach or disinfectant. Or they’re calling to ask about side-effects after gargling, spraying or bathing in them.
 
When asked about the reason for using such products, callers say they did not know they could be harmful. Some say they thought it was better to do something, rather than nothing.
 
We’re concerned about the use of unproven COVID-19 home remedies. Here are some of the more common ones people have called our 24-hour poisons information service about, the types that can need medical care.

  • Inhaling hydrogen peroxide
  • Gargling or swallowing antiseptics
  • Bathing in bleach or disinfectant
  • Spraying face masks
  • Taking high-dose vitamins
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Melbourne to ease world's longest COVID-19 lockdowns as vaccinations rise
https://www.reuters....ise-2021-10-17/
 

The U.S. Army’s COVID-19 response leaders had plenty to say about its successes in the face of the pandemic, but also readily identified one facet of the operation where they failed. 
 
“We blew it in a lot of ways. And the biggest lesson learned is the value of strategic communications,” Paul Ostrowski said during the U.S. Army Association’s annual conference this week. Ostrowski, who recently retired as a three-star, served on Operation Warp Speed as director of supply, production and distribution for the program. 
 
Ostrowski said OWS staff estimated—from the “politics,” “social media,” and “surveys” —that around half of Americans were going to get the vaccine. Another 20 percent were “anti-vaxxers” who were never going to get the vaccine. And another 30 percent of Americans fell into the “moveable middle.”  
 
“Where we failed was the movable middle, and we’re paying that price today,” he said.
 
He said that neither OWS nor the U.S. Army were specifically tasked with strategic communications efforts, which fell to “other entities within the executive branch architecture.”
 
Still, Ostrowski and others involved in the effort said the Army needs to do better, by “understanding the power of social media” and orchestrating a “coordinated effort” between Army Cyber, G2, and the Army’s chief of public affairs.

https://www.govexec....my-says/186160/
 

At one point, Rogan even accused CNN of "lying" about his use of the drug, after at least one anchor said he was taking "horse de-wormer." Rogan maintains that he was prescribed ivermectin — the human version — by a doctor.
 
"I can afford human drugs, motherf***er," he added at one point.
 
The clip spread like wildfire across social media — thanks to headlines from Fox News, Breitbart and a number of other conservative outlets — though Rogan clearly doesn't see the incident as representative of his entire conversation with Gupta.
 
"If you've only seen clips online you would think that @drsanjaygupta and I had a tense and uncomfortable encounter when we sat down for 3 hours," he wrote on his Instagram account. "The reality is that disagreement was a very small part of what was overall a very enjoyable conversation."
 
"Sanjay is a really nice person and I like him a lot. After our time together I consider him a friend," Rogan continued. "People on network TV don't have anything remotely similar to the kind of freedom I enjoy doing the podcast. For him to dive into my world and have an open form conversation with no restrictions took real courage, and I appreciate it very much."

https://www.alternet...1/10/joe-rogan/

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#18124 todd

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 07:36 AM

“Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies of Covid complications”: https://www.bbc.com/...canada-58957273

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 07:54 AM

“Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies of Covid complications”: 

He was 84.



#18126 Spy Black

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 08:12 AM

He was also in the midst of fighting multiple melanoma ... so he was 84, and he had cancer.

Not a good combo.


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#18127 Spy Black

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 08:16 AM

Bill Maher had a segment with Jimmy Kimmel ........

Well there's two world leading experts in epidemiology! :)

 

Maybe we can combine their wisdom with that of pundits here on the forum who profess advanced knowledge of COVID-19, and who offer up revolutionary new procedures which differ greatly from those procedures being advocated by Doctors and (actual!) epidemiologists?

 

Here's an idea ... why don't we just do as the doctors tell us to do while understanding that sitting on the crapper reading internet posts doesn't actually qualify anybody to put forth new COVID procedures of their own design?


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#18128 sebberry

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 08:45 AM

:-) Lies! The production quality is not slick at all. Looks like a one-camera shoot, and the edits are terrible.

 

I think there's a longer version of it somewhere?


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 09:26 AM

Here's an idea ... why don't we just do as the doctors tell us to do while understanding that sitting on the crapper reading internet posts doesn't actually qualify anybody to put forth new COVID procedures of their own design?

 

I think it's revolting that people take their phones to the bathroom with them.  Maybe this should be in the crime thread?


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#18130 todd

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 10:00 AM

He was 84.


They just shot a 90-year-old into space.

#18131 Spy Black

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 10:12 AM

They just shot a 90-year-old into space.

Captain Kirk didn't have cancer, and he didn't have COVID-19 ... I guess that's the important difference between the two.


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#18132 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 11:39 AM

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Quebec registered 410 new cases and five more deaths attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.

#18133 Mike K.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 12:07 PM

Well there's two world leading experts in epidemiology! :)

Maybe we can combine their wisdom with that of pundits here on the forum who profess advanced knowledge of COVID-19, and who offer up revolutionary new procedures which differ greatly from those procedures being advocated by Doctors and (actual!) epidemiologists?

Here's an idea ... why don't we just do as the doctors tell us to do while understanding that sitting on the crapper reading internet posts doesn't actually qualify anybody to put forth new COVID procedures of their own design?


They were pointing out that people are not listening to the doctors, but to the media which has resulted in perceptions of the virus not being aligned with actual science.

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#18134 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 12:09 PM

It’s not limited to just COVID.

Liberals also have a serious misconception of other issues, such as black police shooting victim numbers etc., compared to their conservative counterparts. It’s wild.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:12 PM

Alberta's COVID-19 death toll rose by 30 over the weekend as the province reported 2,181 new cases on Monday.

The latest update covers data from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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#18136 Barrrister

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:34 PM

What are todays weekend numbers like?



#18137 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:36 PM

Not in yet.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 03:47 PM

What are todays weekend numbers like?


BC health officials report 1,846 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, October 18th

https://www.victoria...y-october-18th/

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#18139 LJ

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 07:35 PM

On the news tonight in California there are parents protesting mandatory vaccines for their kids.

 

One woman was yelling that she was not going to let her child be get shot with formaldehyde and anti-freeze.

 

How could you ever have a discussion over vaccines with someone like that?


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Posted 19 October 2021 - 08:07 AM

Quebec reported Tuesday that 342 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 420,471.

 

Of the 342 people who tested positive, 226 were unvaccinated, 12 received one dose of vaccine more than two weeks ago and 104 were double-vaxxed more than seven days ago.

 

https://montreal.ctv...w-400-1.5629095

 

Ontario is reporting 328 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the ninth day in a row the count is fewer than 500. The provincial case total now stands at 595,563.

 

Of the 328 new cases recorded, the data showed 177 were unvaccinated people, 16 were partially vaccinated people, 105 were fully vaccinated people and for 30 people the vaccination status was unknown.

 

https://globalnews.c...19-coronavirus/


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