Coronavirus: what Canadians need to know

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kropotkin1951

Aristotleded24 wrote:

laine lowe wrote:

Michael Moriarity wrote:

NDPP wrote:

"PM Justin Trudeau said the government is working with different partners on potential contact tracing apps and with Apple & Google on updates they are making. 'We will be able to recommend strongly to Canadians a particular app that will help us manage the spread of COVID-19."

https://twitter.com/PnPCBC/status/1263853876169658380

No Thanks. I'll pass.

Me too. This is an infringement of civil liberties which is unlikely to actually suppress the spread of covid-19. We should note, however, that China is doing this and more, and it's all mandatory on pain of becoming a social outcast.

Me three. Isn't BC already doing a great job of contact tracing? Why not follow that lead instead of giving Apple and Google billions and sacraficing civil liberties (even if only in the short term as claimed).

The argument the governments will use is that not only will the apps provide real-time information much more quickly, but that with the government finances the way they are, they will have no choice as this method will (supposedly) be cheaper than what BC has done.

I never cease to be amazed at how vehemently Canadians decry the Chinese system collecting personal data while ignoring the fact that we are forced to share just as much information. Try getting a mortgage without a good credit score in Canada. Try getting a credit card or any kind of personal loan if you have not built up a credit score by borrowing money from a capitalist. Our tax laws are supposed to require everyone to disclose all their income and sales transactions to our government. Our government has a security arm that continuely monitors peaceful activists in the indigenous and environmental communites.

I would love to live in a country with real privacy protections but I do not see one anywhere. If you are a peace loving citizen of China that believes in its political system you have less to fear from your government than a  Canadian teenager playing paintball and discussing religion with someone from the Middle East.

I am truly glad that I live in Canada, on Vancouver Island, and would not prefer to live in China but if I was given a choice between the US and China I would pick living in China every time. I'm not even black or Latino just an old leftist but vocalizing my world view could get me into deep trouble in many places in the US with "government" authorities.

NDPP

NYT: 'US Deaths Near 100,000, An Incalculable Loss'

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/24/nytfrontpage/scan.pdf

"Numbers alone cannot possibly measure the impact of the coronavirus on America...They were not simply names on a list. They were us..."

NDPP

The Art of Isolation

https://youtu.be/5TIDdjYuA4o

"I'm Home: Day 10"

NDPP

Health Minister Hajdu Stops Dr Theresa Tam From Answering Question About Canada's Emergency Stockpile

https://twitter.com/MatthewGreenNDP/status/1263981867067420676

"Mr Green asked Ms Hajdu whether the public health agency had ever advised cabinet in the past decade that the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile was under funded or not properly mandated to stock PPE. He then asked Dr Tam..."

 

Lilley: Liberals Not Telling The Truth on PPE and the Stockpile (and vid)

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-liberals-not-telling-th...

"The Trudeau government continues to try to rewrite history and even drag civil servants into the fray while deflecting blame for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hajdu and Tam were facing a grilling from New Democrat MP Matthew Green..."

The firings suggested by this right-wing columnist are entirely appropriate given the apalling lethal consequences of their mishandlings.

NDPP

"Shao Yiming, China's CDC top AIDS expert spoke with me in depth about his country's COVID-19 response, criticism of it, and cultural differences..."

Q: China's ahead of the rest of the world in terms of responding to COVID-19. So a big question outside of China is how do we best control this without lockdowns?

A: You have to do early finding of cases, which means measuring temperatures all the time, and you have to do an epidemiological investigation and contact tracing of each case within 24 hours...focus on old people and nursing homes, key personnel, larger factories, pregnant women and universities and school campuses. Scale up testing: Testing is going up in China even though there are no more cases. In order to guarantee a safe opening, you need to test more people..."

https://twitter.com/sciencecohen/status/1263868545693126659

MUST READ.

Aristotleded24

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Aristotleded24 wrote:

laine lowe wrote:

Michael Moriarity wrote:

NDPP wrote:

"PM Justin Trudeau said the government is working with different partners on potential contact tracing apps and with Apple & Google on updates they are making. 'We will be able to recommend strongly to Canadians a particular app that will help us manage the spread of COVID-19."

https://twitter.com/PnPCBC/status/1263853876169658380

No Thanks. I'll pass.

Me too. This is an infringement of civil liberties which is unlikely to actually suppress the spread of covid-19. We should note, however, that China is doing this and more, and it's all mandatory on pain of becoming a social outcast.

Me three. Isn't BC already doing a great job of contact tracing? Why not follow that lead instead of giving Apple and Google billions and sacraficing civil liberties (even if only in the short term as claimed).

The argument the governments will use is that not only will the apps provide real-time information much more quickly, but that with the government finances the way they are, they will have no choice as this method will (supposedly) be cheaper than what BC has done.

I never cease to be amazed at how vehemently Canadians decry the Chinese system collecting personal data while ignoring the fact that we are forced to share just as much information. Try getting a mortgage without a good credit score in Canada. Try getting a credit card or any kind of personal loan if you have not built up a credit score by borrowing money from a capitalist. Our tax laws are supposed to require everyone to disclose all their income and sales transactions to our government. Our government has a security arm that continuely monitors peaceful activists in the indigenous and environmental communites.

I would love to live in a country with real privacy protections but I do not see one anywhere. If you are a peace loving citizen of China that believes in its political system you have less to fear from your government than a  Canadian teenager playing paintball and discussing religion with someone from the Middle East.

 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.  It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

kropotkin1951

You mean the 666 contained in bar codes, right?

NDPP

"96% of new COVID-19 cases reported in Canada in the past 24 hours are in either Ontario or Quebec."

https://twitter.com/CBCQueensPark/status/1265038591920570369

NDPP

Transcript of Briarpatch's 'COVID-19, Recession & the Future'

https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/transcript-briarpatch-covid...

"...The president of Argentina put it very clearly in a statement earlier this week, where he said, 'The choice is to take care of the economy or take care of lives.' And that seems to be one of the most powerful illustrations of how capitalism works, that it is at the expense of human life, and also of course one of its greatest condemnations."

NDPP

COVID-19 Spreads, Deaths Rise in US Following Return to Work

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/25/work-m25.html

"The coronavirus continues to run rampant throughout factories and workplaces in the US, even as federal, state and local governments are dispensing with any efforts to contain the pandemic, allowing businesses and economic activities to recommence..."

Aristotleded24

kropotkin1951 wrote:
You mean the 666 contained in bar codes, right?

More a general reflection about how institutions of power rise up to control their entire populations. I actually think evangelical Christians could be allies in the battle to preserve privacy precisely because they already have a language and framework to describe what is happening, but that is a completely different topic.

NDPP

LISTEN: "A top WHO official welcomes 'tough questions' on the agency's response to COVID-19 but urges global unity. 'None of us are safe until all of us are safe..."

https://twitter.com/TheCurrentCBC/status/1264943611524853760

A top Canadian WHO official.

NDPP

How the US Response to COVID-19 Failed and Caused Thousands of Deaths (and vid)

https://youtu.be/_Geb5l6Ymhw

"There have been over 1.6 million coronavirus cases and nearly 100,000 deaths in the US. While many countries are gradually recovering, no turning point for the pandemic in America is in sight..."

NDPP

'Do Ontario's Public Health Officials & Govt Leaders Have a Communications Problem? (and vid)

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1265291469683920896

"I feel like we need that sign language interpreter to directly communicate what exactly is going on here. Can we just get her to the podium instead? Broken telephones are costing lives here..."

 

'We May Get A Second Peak in this Wave': WHO (and vid)

https://twitter.com/BogochIsaac/status/1265257938886819840

"Hey Ontario (ahem, Toronto)...some wise words from Dr Mike Ryan on COVID-19 epidemiology..."

NDPP

'Deeply Disturbing' Military Report on Conditions in Ontario Nursing Homes Released

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/deeply-disturbing-military-report-on-conditio...

"A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) report released on Tuesday outlined the grim state of five long-term care homes in Ontario, claiming not only that there were staffing shortages and loack of personal protective equipment (PPE), but also that there were bug infestations, old food trays stacked inside resident rooms and that patients were observed 'crying for help with staff not responding..."

Another crying shame Canada...Decades of this 'horrific' elder abuse and reports that said so submitted to multiple governments and reported upon yet here we are. Turning a blind eye is unfortunately a national tradition.

NDPP

Genetic Mutation Study Finds New Coronavirus Spread Swiftly in Late 2019

https://twitter.com/DeanBaker13/status/1265345124088705024

"New research indicates the coronavirus was already spreading around the world last December which destroys any logical basis for Trump's 'blame China' plan, but of course he will always have his racist basis."

Not just Trump. The usual cheerleading imperial 'progressives' too.

Aristotleded24

Infectivity drops after 8 days:

Quote:

In the largest study of its kind so far, researchers from the National Microbiology Laboratory, Cadham Provincial Laboratory and the University of Manitoba looked at nasal or throat samples from 90 Manitobans who tested positive for COVID-19 from March 12 to the first week of April.

All of the samples came from patients who were confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, the most common means of diagnosing the disease around the world.

This type of test extracts a small amount of genetic material and then copies it into quantities that can be more easily identified. The Winnipeg researchers used the same samples to try to grow more of the virus in cell cultures. They succeeded with 26 of the samples, or 29 per cent in total.

There was no viral growth whatsoever in samples taken from patients more than eight days after they became symptomatic, according to study findings published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

NDPP

Canada is Taking a Backwards Approach to Reopening - And We're Not Going To Like the Results

https://twitter.com/SharkowyMD/status/1265492476971888640

"Wish it wan't true. Remember that time when you left the house and thought you left the stove on? The angst was the worst part of it."

 

Wuhan Tests 9 Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days

https://twitter.com/drmwarmer/status/1264954092784439301

"This is how you get kids back to school, people back to work, and healthcare up and running for non-Covid illness. Without adequate testing and contact tracing infrastructure we will be in a holding pattern for months or longer..."

The prediction for Ontario/Quebec based on the present half-assed approach is a long, slow burn of continuing COVID-19 for up to 18 - 24 months.

NDPP

'I Just Wanted My COVID Test Results...'

https://twitter.com/NightShiftMD/status/1265764481524805636

"What I found was a disorganized mess. This will make you moan, cry, laugh and shake your head...This whole experience has demolished my confidence in the province's ability to fight this pandemic."

Aristotleded24

NDPP wrote:
Canada is Taking a Backwards Approach to Reopening - And We're Not Going To Like the Results

https://twitter.com/SharkowyMD/status/1265492476971888640

"Wish it wan't true. Remember that time when you left the house and thought you left the stove on? The angst was the worst part of it"

Can we quit pretending that coronavirus is still a nationwide problem? I know it's still raging through the metropolitan areas of Toronto and Montreal and northern Saskatchewan, that it must be frightening, and I hope the situation turns itself around soon. Every other area of the country is seeing improvement.

NDPP

NDPP wrote:

"96% of new COVID-19 cases reported in Canada in the past 24 hours are in either Ontario or Quebec."

https://twitter.com/CBCQueensPark/status/1265038591920570369

NDPP wrote:

Yep.

kropotkin1951

I fear the opening of the US border. The first ferry loads of holidaymakers from Seattle could undo all our months of community effort at stopping the spread.

NDPP

Surely our fearless leaders will 'stand on guard for thee'?

 

US Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100,000 as Politics Overshadows Grief

https://on.rt.com/ai1u

"COVID-19 has claimed over 100,000 lives in the United States, the latest figures show, marking another dark milestone in the pandemic...The US death toll now stands at 100,276, according to data gathered by John Hopkins University, adding some 1,401 new fatalities in the last 24 hours. Just shy of 1.7 million people have been infected by the lethal virus nationwide..."

Aristotleded24

kropotkin1951 wrote:
I fear the opening of the US border. The first ferry loads of holidaymakers from Seattle could undo all our months of community effort at stopping the spread.

Hasn't John Horgan already said that the BC portion of the border will be closed regardless?

Last time this issue came up, Doug Ford was clear about wanting the border to remain closed. If he insists on this the next time this question comes up, I don't see how Canada opens up.

Look at it this way: of what benefit is it to the US to have the border open? Why would the US want Canadians to come in? If there's no particular reason, I imagine the border will stay shut.

NDPP

It will of course ultimately be an American decision, not Canada's, no matter how much they pretend otherwise.

NDPP

"There's so much asymptomatic spread, population-based antibody tests are showing we are missing 90-95% of cases. What is the point of contact tracing if we are only tracing 5-10% of possible cases? I'll leave this to the experts..."

https://twitter.com/KashPrime/status/1264696359103365120

"I'm guessing we're looking at a long slow and steady burn of anywhere from 12 to 24 months" - COVID-19 cases in Ont/Que -  Dr on CBC Radio

NDPP

Reports Question Accuracy of COVID-19 Death Counts in US and Globally

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/27/deat-m27.html

"As countries around the world - including Brazil, India, Russia, Turkey, the UK and US - continue to force their populations back to work even as the coronavirus continues to spread, there is increasing evidence that the actual fatalities caused by the pandemic are up to three times the numbers officially reported..."

Bacchus

Aristotleded24 wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:
I fear the opening of the US border. The first ferry loads of holidaymakers from Seattle could undo all our months of community effort at stopping the spread.

Hasn't John Horgan already said that the BC portion of the border will be closed regardless?

Last time this issue came up, Doug Ford was clear about wanting the border to remain closed. If he insists on this the next time this question comes up, I don't see how Canada opens up.

Look at it this way: of what benefit is it to the US to have the border open? Why would the US want Canadians to come in? If there's no particular reason, I imagine the border will stay shut.

 

Neither Horgan nor Ford control that decision, much as they may want to posture

kropotkin1951

Bacchus wrote:

Aristotleded24 wrote:

kropotkin1951 wrote:
I fear the opening of the US border. The first ferry loads of holidaymakers from Seattle could undo all our months of community effort at stopping the spread.

Hasn't John Horgan already said that the BC portion of the border will be closed regardless?

Last time this issue came up, Doug Ford was clear about wanting the border to remain closed. If he insists on this the next time this question comes up, I don't see how Canada opens up.

Look at it this way: of what benefit is it to the US to have the border open? Why would the US want Canadians to come in? If there's no particular reason, I imagine the border will stay shut.

 

Neither Horgan nor Ford control that decision, much as they may want to posture

That is very true. Cross border travel is completely a federal matter. However I think Horgan's response when the feds were slow with telling returning travelers to quarantine might be a hint of what we will get. BC had public health officials meeting every returning traveler and requiring that they have an isolation plan in place before they could proceed. Dr. Henry has extensive Emergency Health powers that can be invoked once you step foot in the province.

NDPP

Thousands Still Flying Into Canadian Airports Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/covid-19-airports-canada-1.5583241

"Since March 23, 76,072 US and 193, 438 other international travellers have landed. It's an issue that at least one infection control epidemiologist believes is cause for concern. 'The fact of the matter is this pandemic arrived everywhere in the world through travel,' said Colin Furness, who is also an  assistant professor with the U of T's Faculty of Information. "We should be closing our borders as much as we can..."

NDPP

WATCH LIVE: Ontario's Top Doctors Provide COVID-19 Update After Province Sees Spike in New Cases

https://twitter.com/CTVToronto/status/12660820640231178

 

NDPP

#HUMA 14 Meets Now. Webcast. Government's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://twitter.com/davidakin/status/1266110748159348756

"Panel on Oil and Gas: 3:00 - 5:00

Canadian Gas Association, Explorers and Producers Association of Canada, Mining Association of Canada, Shell Canada Ltd."

Like pigs to the trough.

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Iowa Tyson Foods Plant Halting Operations After 500+ Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

In Iowa, Tyson Foods says it will halt operations at its Storm Lake meat processing plant after 555 employees — or more than 20% of the workforce — tested positive for the coronavirus. Buena Vista County, where the plant is located, has the highest per capita infection rate of COVID-19 in Iowa. In California, over 200 workers at eight Los Angeles-area meat and food processing plants have tested positive for COVID-19. John Grant, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, which represents the meatpackers, called on Smithfield Foods to close its Farmer John plant near downtown L.A.

John Grant: “The outbreak is over 10% of the workforce, and it’s dangerous. And the problem with this is that it’s invisible, insidious and deadly. And so, what you do is, when a shark’s in the water, you pull everybody out of the water, and you make an assessment of what’s going on.”

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

Brazil Reports Record Number of COVID-19 Cases & Over 1,000 Deaths Within 24 Hours

Brazil registered a record number of COVID-19 cases Thursday, with more than 1,000 deaths in just 24 hours. Brazil is second only to the United States in infections and deaths, as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has sought throughout the pandemic to undermine remain-at-home measures taken by state and local governments. Despite this week’s surge in COVID-19 cases, the mayor of São Paulo — the Western Hemisphere’s largest city — is allowing nonessential businesses, including offices, shopping malls and car dealerships, to reopen beginning June 1.

NDPP

"President Trump announces the US is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, says it is under China's 'total control'..."

https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status/1266443434166018048

China derangement syndrome, like coronavirus itself, can infect presidents and 'progressives' alike it would appear.

Aristotleded24

NDPP wrote:
"President Trump announces the US is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization, says it is under China's 'total control'..."

https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status/1266443434166018048

China derangement syndrome, like coronavirus itself, can infect presidents and 'progressives' alike it would appear.

Even if you believe that the WHO is controlled by China, this is a stupid move geopolitically. You think walking away is going to give China less influence?

NDPP

 WHO is overwhelmingly administered by US, UK, EU, Canadian nationals etc. So have no fear, yellow-peril 'progressives'. There's more than enough white people there to continue to protect white western 'rules-based-international-order' interests.

NDPP

Ontario Up 380 Cases & 22 Deaths in 24hrs

https://twitter.com/EdTubb/status/1266479704745353218

"As of 5 pm Friday, Ontario's regional public health units are reporting 28,891 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 with 2,297 deaths. Up 380 cases and 27 deaths in 24 hours. The second peak in Toronto can now be seen in both charts..."

 

Active COVID-19 Cases in Ontario's Public Health Units

https://twitter.com/CBCQueensPark/status/1266398619244036097

NEW: "While the province rejects a regional approach to reopening, this shows vast differences in both the raw numbers of active COVID-19 cases in different public health units around Ontario and in per capita rates of active cases..."

 

Ford Says He is Considering Regional Reopening...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-coronavirus-ontario-may-...

"Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he's considering a regional, phased approach to reopening the province amid the COVID-19 pandemic - an option he had previously resisted. 'Everything is on the table,' Ford said..."

SNAFU.

NDPP

Chinese Scientists Find New Evidence that Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan May Not Be The Origin of Coronavirus

https://twitter.com/MackayIM/status/1266489769715920896

"The Huanan seafood market was previously deemed to be the origin of the novel coronavirus that caused the pandemic, but recent research indicates that speculation may not be right. The Huanan seafood market is more like a victim of COVID-19 rather than the origin..."

NDPP

Ontario Records More Than 300 New COVID-19 Cases For Third Straight Day

https://twitter.com/CTVNews/status/1266744541618438146

"Ontario has, once again, for the third day, recorded more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 after reporting a dip in patients earlier this week..."

NDPP

The Tricky Tale of Doug Ford and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer

https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/tricky-tale-doug-ford-and-ontarios-...

"Ontario isn't doing well in the daily reality show where chief medical officers of the provinces perform..."

Ontario's COVID-19 response remains an ongoing failure and as a result, especially in Toronto, citizens will be trapped in a mess of deadly coronavirus, even as capital demands ready-or-not  'reopening.' Many more will die as a result.

NDPP

From the Land of BOJO the COVID Killer Klown:

https://twitter.com/michaelsavage/status/1266820479773532168

"SAGE member tells Observer UK that the government is *not* being led by science in easing lockdown. It is exercising its authority..."

Aristotleded24

NDPP wrote:
From the Land of BOJO the COVID Killer Klown:

https://twitter.com/michaelsavage/status/1266820479773532168

"SAGE member tells Observer UK that the government is *not* being led by science in easing lockdown. It is exercising its authority..."

For fuck sake, why are so many on the left falling for the same fear tactics and cheering on the same authoritarianism that they would rightly protest if it was in response to a terrorist attack?

Do these people honestly think that lockdowns and social distancing are going to be easy to enforce when people crack under the restrictions and start rioting in protest? We're starting to see protests against the lockdowns pop up all over the world. It's absolutely ridiculous that as things open up our lives are being micromanaged to a ridiculous level when we leave our residences, and yet the institutional failures that have really driven the spread of covid have not, for the most part, been addressed.

This virus has been a godsend to governments. It's the perfect thing to use to intimidate people into submission. Scare people every time that there is a rise in the number of cases, which usually turns out to be a blip that lasts a few days. Always raise the spectre of a "second wave" as cases drop and people start questioning the need for such restrictions. It's the exact same playbook that was applied after 9/11, and why so many othewise intelligent people are falling for this baffles me.

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Come on, A24, it's the oligarchs who want people back to work, regardless of the cost. (Won't somone think of their stock portfolios?) I have seen clips on YouTube of several billionaires urging resumption of business as normal. They're making noises again about herd immunity. Time for a few million peasants to die so that they can get their quarterly dividend cheques.

You claim that the villains who want restrictions to continue are governments, but in fact the posted article shows that the scientists and doctors are saying that whatever the economics of the situation are, going back to business as normal now will result in a renewed exponential growth of cases.

This is simply an application of epidemiological science to the current case, but you call that fear mongering, putting yourself on the same side as the billionaires and their wholly owned governments, particularly BOJO, Trump, and all the Republican elected officials.

NDPP

A COVID-19 Confinement Chronicle: Week 11 - Michael's Essay

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/a-covid-19-chronicle-week-11-m...

"...We have to wonder after more than 100,000 COVID dead, tens of millions of Americans out of work, a failing presidency and now this, how much more the United States can take.

"There are 626 public and private nursing homes in Ontario. How many more have similar conditions? Governments of every stripe have ignored conditions for decades. Why do we as a society not care?"

NDPP

Ontario Records 326 New COVID-19 Cases As Testing Numbers Fall Below 20k Once Again

https://twitter.com/CTVToronto/status/1267107568457076736

"Ontario has once again recorded more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 as the number of tests completed in a single day falls back below the provincial goal of 20,000..."

'M-I-C-K-E-Y - M-O-U-S-E!'

NDPP

Full Steam Ahead? Finally?

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1266491347529236485

"Ontario has a new COVID-19 testing strategy: Province will target hot spots and vulnerable workers..."

NDPP

Ontario's Coronavirus Approach Needs To Shift To Wider Community Says Epidemiologist (and vid)

https://www.680news.com/video/2020/04/29/ontarios-coronavirus-testing-ap...

"Colin Furness says Ontario's approach to COVID-19 testing has left it blind to the virus' spread in the wider community. The epidemiologist tells Cynthia Mulligan why he thinks regular, widespread risk-based testing needs to happen.

'We have no idea what's happening in the community. Absolutely none...We can't even think about re-opening until we have a really good sense of what the hidden part of the iceberg is...'

The PTB do not wish the public to know. If the public only listens to the daily soothing public health propaganda being purveyed by the COVID Committee, David Williams, Trudeau, Ford etc, they will not resist the premature 're-opening' push back to work and won't realize the dangers thereof. Watch for the steady slow burn of this highly infectious disease to be disappeared from view via continuing random, scattershot and insufficient testing used to deliver contrived low-ball case numbers.

NDPP

Dr John Campbell, May 31, 2020, Coronavirus Update

https://youtu.be/hmFm2N_gFTQ

"Asymptomatic infection: between 5% and 80% of people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 may be asymptomatic..."

Why testing is critical.

NDPP

Coronavirus Cases Surpass Six Million Globally

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/30/covi-m30.html

"There are now more than six million officially confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic globally, a number that is increasing by one million every 10 days. The dead now number 365,000 or about 6.1 percent of those infected, and the toll of fatalities is growing. As has been noted before, these official numbers are a serious underestimation of the pandemic's true toll..."

 

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