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#1 VIResident

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 02:47 PM

This new topic is a place to put new information, or alerts about new-found viruses and new information. 

 

If one listed here turns into another pandemic that virus can have its own thread.


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#2 VIResident

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 02:47 PM

World’s first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

 

"Russia reported the case of human infection to the WHO “several days ago, just as we became absolutely certain of our results,” Popova said on Rossiya 24 state TV. There was no sign yet of transmission between humans, she added."

 

'Siberia’s Vector Institute said on Saturday it would start developing human tests and a vaccine against H5N8, RIA news agency reported.'

 

The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobe...lu-reported-in/


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Posted 21 February 2021 - 11:03 PM

P.e.r.m.a.n.e.n.t lockdown. Variants, bird flu, pig flu doesn't matter why it will never end.

#4 todd

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:41 AM

Be kind. Be calm. Be safe.

#5 todd

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:29 PM

P.e.r.m.a.n.e.n.t lockdown. Variants, bird flu, pig flu doesn't matter why it will never end.

You would think floating on a big ball of dirt in the middle of nowhere would be less complicated.

#6 VIResident

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:54 AM

While COVID-19 has been terrible we've been lucky that there have been far and few viruses of this nature between the last pandemic and our current one.

Being prepared is smart and the very best investment.  One only has to look to the price we all paid in being unprepared, in lives lost and the economy of the current pandemic.

 

Hoping as many years pass before the next is foolish.

Conservative gov. shut down aspects of Canada's first defense against pandemics a few years back and the Liberal gov. is in the process of rebuilding what the Cons tore apart.

 

I'm certain many here do not subscribe to conspiracy and keeping abreast of world virus activity is worthy of a moment of everyone's time.  If you are not one who wishes to devote time I suggest you simply change the channel.  

 

Bill Gates Warns That a Next Pandemic Could Be 10 times Worse

The Microsoft co-founder explained that humanity is not prepared for the next pandemics. He also commented on how we could deal with them.
January 28, 2021 

3 min read

https://www.entrepre.../article/364371


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#7 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:01 AM

 

Bill Gates Warns That a Next Pandemic Could Be 10 times Worse

The Microsoft co-founder explained that humanity is not prepared for the next pandemics. He also commented on how we could deal with them.
January 28, 2021 

3 min read

https://www.entrepre.../article/364371

 

 

oh we are prepared.  but humans be humans.  we choose how to react (or not) and it's going to be different every time and different for different people.

 

the absolute FACT is we could bring cases to near zero with a 14-day absolute detention.  but everybody wants their own exception.

 

if this pandemic killed more kids or young adults we would have reacted very differently.



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:02 AM

That's a hell of a rebuilding effort if it takes 6 years.



#9 VIResident

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:09 AM

That's a hell of a rebuilding effort if it takes 6 years.

 

Your point is not lost tanker.  



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:45 AM

 
Bill Gates Warns That a Next Pandemic Could Be 10 times Worse
The Microsoft co-founder explained that humanity is not prepared for the next pandemics. He also commented on how we could deal with them.
January 28, 2021 
3 min read
https://www.entrepre.../article/364371

I always get my medical advice from computer programmers.
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#11 todd

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 09:56 AM

if this pandemic killed more kids or young adults we would have reacted very differently.

They ship them off to “war” and stuff 18 year olds don’t usually have children the 1918 flu killed the young things aren’t looking that different from 1918.

#12 VIResident

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 10:22 AM

I always get my medical advice from computer programmers.

 

 

OH Zing! Look at you! Whatever asshat. 


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#13 todd

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 02:48 PM

It takes one to know one.
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#14 todd

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Posted 18 May 2021 - 07:44 AM

I take it back he seems much more hard-core than me in light of recent information.

I was just trying to point out that he might not be the person controlling the world.
Reiterating what his daughter had just said a few days earlier: https://www.ctvnews....ccine-1.5309454

Hopefully that’s still the case. Sometimes I like to use humour to try and make it emotionally easier for people to digest doesn’t work for everyone. Why did Bill cross the road? To close the gate!

#15 todd

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Posted 29 December 2022 - 11:16 PM

“U.S. to require negative COVID-19 test for travellers from China — but Canada not changing policy yet”: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6698952

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Posted 30 December 2022 - 08:08 PM

Wasn't that racist the last time they tried it?


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#17 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 January 2023 - 06:43 AM

Ottawa to temporarily require negative COVID-19 test from travellers from China

 

Ottawa plans to temporarily require people flying from China, Hong Kong and Macao to test negative for COVID-19 before leaving for Canada, beginning in early January.     :whyme: 
 

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#18 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 January 2023 - 05:24 AM

The decision by Canada and a growing list of countries to impose new COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from China isn’t going to reduce spread of the virus, according to experts who say the move appears designed to put pressure on Chinese officials to be more transparent.

 

On Saturday, the federal government announced that as of Jan. 5, all travellers two and older arriving in Canada from China, Hong Kong and Macao will need to provide a negative COVID test taken no more than two days before departure. Several other countries, including the U.S., France and India, have adopted similar measures in recent days as cases in China soar and the government continues to restrict the release of information about the new wave.

 

 

https://www.theglobe...rom-china-will/



#19 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 January 2023 - 02:50 AM

Visitors from China must provide a negative COVID test. Here's why that won't prevent infection in Canada


'This is closing the barn door after the horse has already escaped,' says one physician



https://www.cbc.ca/n...sting-1.6701771

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#20 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 January 2023 - 04:33 AM

Beijing condemns newly reimposed COVID-19 travel requirements for Chinese travellers

Officials to meet with WHO Tuesday to discuss evolution of virus that's hampered economy

https://www.cbc.ca/n...eting-1.6702005

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 January 2023 - 04:33 AM.


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