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#21 AllseeingEye

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Posted 03 January 2023 - 05:36 AM

Seattle NHL hockey fans will no doubt appreciate (or not) this latest covid development as we now have the Kraken sub-variant to contend with - 

 

https://globalnews.c...vid-bc-omicron/



#22 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2023 - 05:03 PM

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#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2023 - 01:03 PM

Canada's flu season is winding down, data shows, but it may be the calm before a COVID storm

Influenza activity has 'declined sharply' from a November peak, federal figures suggest

https://www.cbc.ca/n...gures-1.6706099

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 January 2023 - 01:04 PM.


#24 Nparker

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Posted 06 January 2023 - 01:46 PM

I guess the fear news will never end. Pathetic.

#25 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 January 2023 - 02:32 PM

B.C. to reactivate COVID emergency operations centres to prepare for more illness

 

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the centres will be in place for at least six weeks.
 
 
 

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 January 2023 - 02:33 PM.


#26 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 January 2023 - 04:29 AM

B.C. yet to see post-holidays spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations: health minister

 

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's health minister says hospitals haven't yet seen the bump of COVID-19 infections that have been recorded after previous holidays during the pandemic, but the health system is still feeling the strain of respiratory illness
 
 

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 January 2023 - 04:30 AM.


#27 Nparker

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Posted 07 January 2023 - 08:40 AM

Still time though.🤞🤞

#28 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 January 2023 - 04:18 AM

We Have a Tripledemic. Not of Disease, But of Fear.

Getting sick sometimes is the price of returning to normal. Dr. Vinay Prasad thinks it’s more than worth it.

 

https://www.thefp.co...tm_medium=email


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#29 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 12:25 PM

CDC identifies possible 'safety concern' for certain people receiving COVID vaccines

 

The CDC says the 'safety signal' wasn't seen in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

 

 

https://www.foxnews....33a25a503c230e6


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 January 2023 - 12:25 PM.


#30 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 08:52 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday announced plans to downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 to the equivalent of seasonal influenza in the spring, a move that would further relax mask wearing and other preventive measures as the country seeks to return to normalcy.

 

https://www.ctvnews....rules-1.6238801


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#31 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 08:56 AM

BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided a message in regard to the efficacy of masking to prevent the spread of respiratory illness, causing a whirlwind of outrage on social media.

 

She addressed the matter Friday afternoon while providing a public health update with Health Minister Adrian Dix.

 

“Everybody wearing masks is not going to make a tremendous difference in the transmission of these viruses because we transmit them in those situations, when we are at home, when we are with friends, when we are doing social things that are important in our lives, where we don’t wear masks and it still allows those viruses to transmit,” said Henry.

 

 

https://www.westerns...007986a92f.html


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 January 2023 - 08:56 AM.

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#32 Nparker

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:05 AM

This might be the most intelligent thing she has said in the past 3 years.


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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:12 AM

maybe because people aren't physically distancing also?
 
she also said

“So as we get back into our regular activities it is important to take measures to protect ourselves and others from respiratory viruses and other infections. First and foremost, getting vaccinated, get that booster dose if you haven’t already,” said Henry.



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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:15 AM

I recall the mental twisting to explain why it was ok to sit at a bar without a mask and share bathrooms with dozens of strangers, but how it wasn't ok to sit in your friend's basement without a mask.


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#35 Nparker

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:20 AM

Seems like a good time to repeat this. https://www.youtube....h?v=-CefaYs_pFs



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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:50 AM

I recall the mental twisting to explain why it was ok to sit at a bar without a mask and share bathrooms with dozens of strangers, but how it wasn't ok to sit in your friend's basement without a mask.

i have no idea when that was the case? at the height of the lockdown anyway bars were either closed entirely or open at severely reduced capacity so i don't know when people would have shared bathrooms with "dozens of strangers". we were always supposed to keep a 2m distance from others or bubble together in small numbers.
 

Seems like a good time to repeat this. https://www.youtube....h?v=-CefaYs_pFs

all those quotes were from different times, even early march 2020 before the lockdown started & when she definitely would have had different amounts of information. i don't know why that's supposed to be evidence of... hypocrisy? indecisiveness? is that what that clip is trying to say? getting back to the western standard thing that was taken out of context i don't think it takes an MD to see that using masks by themselves will be less effective at preventing the spread than masks in combination with physical distancing & vaccination. today more people have had their shots & boosters and more is known about treatment so while it hasn't gone away there's much less risk of having to turn the sofa & our stadiums into field hospitals which governments were trying to avoid all along.



#37 Matt R.

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:54 AM

PPE is always the last resort, if you need PPE you’ve already screwed up everything before it. Remember when bar patrons were two meters apart and/or separated by a barrier?

#38 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 09:59 AM

Isn’t it abundantly clear that masking and hiding from the virus just lead to the big spike in flu this year? It didn’t work.

#39 Matt R.

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 10:01 AM

Yeah that makes sense to me, but hindsight etc.
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#40 Matt R.

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 10:10 AM

You’re gonna love this one.

“So yeah, welcome to your worst nightmare.”

https://jessicawildf...v7KMOsXUykYeJ00

Edited by Matt R., 20 January 2023 - 10:11 AM.


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