Coronavirus: what Canadians need to know

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Coronavirus Top Stories: 7/27/2020

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/

  • Ontario giving $4B COVID-19 funding to municipalities
  • Experimental vaccine final test on thousands of US volunteers
  • 100,000 confirmed cases in Indonesia. Vietnam to evacuate 80,000 tourists
  • Cat becomes first animal in UK to test positive for COVID-19

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Full Ontario School Reopening Document

https://twitter.com/jkwan_md/status/1288900521156280322

"Ontario's School Reopening Plan: Technical Briefing."

 

WATCH: It's better but it's not where it needs to be' says biostatistician and Ontario high-school teacher Ryan Imgrund about kids and their return-to-school recommendations on Ask CBC News. 'What concerns me the most is what size these cohorts will be."

https://twitter.com/carolmacneil/status/1288640307060498433

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Coronavirus Top Stories

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/

  • Ontario records more than 100 new COVID cases as Toronto moves into Stage 3
  • Migrant worker fired from Ontario farm for speaking out
  • Coronavirus is 'one big wave' not seasonal: WHO

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Reported COVID-19 Infection by Ethno-Racial Group

https://twitter.com/drandrewb/status/1288901057410740224

"83% of TO COVID19 cases impacted racialized people/communities. This is a tale of two cities...a story of systemic discrimination/racism."

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US COVID-19 Death Toll Soars Past 155,000, With One Death Every Minute

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/07/31/usco-j31.html

"US coronavirus cases soared past 155,000 on Thursday, with more than 4.6 million reported cases according to Worldometer. One person is dying in the US every minute of COVID-19 related causes. The US deaths account for nearly a quarter of the world's death toll, which stands at more than 669,000 and more than a quarter of the global case-count of more than 17.4 million..."

 

US Unemployment Supplement Expires, Setting the Stage for Mass Hunger and Homelessness

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/01/unem-a01.html

"...There are 14 million more unemployed workers than job openings, meaning millions will remain jobless no matter what they do. Slashing the $600 cannot incentivize people to get jobs that are not there."

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COVID-19: Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory or Conveyance

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

"Learn more about Worldometer COVID-19 data."

 

COVID-19 in Canada

https://art-bd.shinyapps.io/covid19canada/

Daily update notes: U of T School of Public Health

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Dr John Campbell, August 1, 2020, Coronavirus Updates

https://youtu.be/kBifblbZcu8

"Increasing cases and prevention in the UK. The resurgence of cases in Europe."

 

Russia Aims To Begin Public COVID-19 Vaccinations in October, Starting With Medical Workers & Teachers - Minister of Health

https://on.rt.com/ancx

"Russia expects to start mass anti-coronavirus vaccinations across the country by October, the country's health minister said. Mikhail Murashko added that medical workers and teachers will be given first priority..."

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Dr John Campbell, 8/3/2020, Coronavirus Update

https://youtu.be/HJKgUc3NzUo

Monday update: Global cases 18,102,671, sitreps Australia, USA

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Vaccine Research on COVID-19: An Update

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/07/vaccine-research-on-covid-19-an-...

"Notice that even this basic discussion demonstrates that a full year after Phase III vaccine trials have started is a bare minimum to reach any conclusions about efficacy. Better understanding of the immunology of COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines is central. The more effort is dedicated to this, in both clinical and pre-clinical research the faster we will get better treatment and vaccine solutions and less risks will be assumed. Now let's see what's going on..."

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While Boliva's Coup Regime Lets Its Citizens Die, Cuba Has Nearly Defeated COVID-19

https://twitter.com/TheGrayzoneNews/status/1290106334474571777

"From Bolivia, Ollie Vargas details the human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves its citizens to die amid a pandemic*. In Cuba, meanwhile, the country's socialized system has saved its population from the worst of COVID-19."

*Special thanks due to Canada's Chrystia Freeland and the OAS who helped make it all happen.

Aristotleded24

This is absolutely the right message to tell people about fighting covid:

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, began her Tuesday news conference by thanking Albertans for looking out for each other over the past few days.

"We heard many positive reports of mask use and of people following the public health guidance that we've put into place," she said. "There is no silver bullet that will make any setting completely risk free and no region or community that is free from the virus. However, today's data shows our collective power to take on COVID-19 and limit its spread." 

The downward trend began on Friday, when 97 new cases were reported. That was followed by:

  • 67 new cases on Saturday.
  • 74 new cases on Sunday.
  • 65 cases on Monday.

On Saturday, bylaws requiring masks be worn in public places went into effect in both Edmonton and Calgary.

"Two weeks ago, I called our numbers a wake-up call," Hinshaw said. "Today, we're starting to see the results of Albertans answering that challenge.

"It's our hypothesis that one reason for these lower case numbers is that we have had a response from Albertans in general to follow more of the public health guidance than perhaps they were before."

Thank you Dr. Henshaw. I don't think speculation about covid lasting months or years is helpful. That just makes people more afraid and makes it feel like something we have no control over. A simple message of, "we don't know how long this will last, it could be a long time, but if we work together we can beat this by wearing masks" over and over is the right message. It gives people something to do and a sense that they have control over their destiny, which increases the likelihood of compliance.

Tangentailly, we are now seeing the results of mask mandates show up in the case counts for Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton. Good start, but more needs to be done. Let's all mask up, we will beat covid by Thanksgiving, and then we'll be much better prepared for flu season.

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No surprise of course to find Ottawa today announcing partnering with  BIG PHARMA's Moderna and Pfizer on vaccine supply. 

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Live Coronavirus Updates

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-live-updates-covid...

  • Feds reach new COVID-19 vaccine deal (Pfizer & Moderna)
  • Women hit hardest by mental health effects of pandemic
  • Chasm grows between Trump and coronavirus experts

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World's First COVID-19 Vaccine Production Line Wins Approval

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1196829.shtml

"Beijing facility expected to mass produce doses..."

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Lancet Warns of Massive Resurgence of Coronavirus After UK School Reopens

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/ukco-a05.html

"A modelling study published in the Lancet, 'Child and Adolescent Health', warns that the UK's testing and tracing for coronavirus is inadequate to prevent a 'rebound' of the epidemic once schools are reopened next month. Without an improvement, the government is 'likely to induce a second wave that would peak in December 2020 if schools open full-time in September.' The warning comes as a resurgence of the virus is already underway. But the government's response to the Lancet study has made clear its determination to reopen the economy in the interests of big business, whatever the cost to the population..."

But not here, right?

Aristotleded24

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Lancet Warns of Massive Resurgence of Coronavirus After UK School Reopens

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/05/ukco-a05.html

"A modelling study published in the Lancet, 'Child and Adolescent Health', warns that the UK's testing and tracing for coronavirus is inadequate to prevent a 'rebound' of the epidemic once schools are reopened next month. Without an improvement, the government is 'likely to induce a second wave that would peak in December 2020 if schools open full-time in September.' The warning comes as a resurgence of the virus is already underway. But the government's response to the Lancet study has made clear its determination to reopen the economy in the interests of big business, whatever the cost to the population..."

But not here, right?

I would think at the very least the Atlantic provinces and Manitoba would be ready for schools to reopen.

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A Look at the Top COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Happening Right Now (and vid)

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1290655445808537601

"Several potential winners here. Remember no shortcuts for safety evaluation means we will need patience and vigilance for many months yet."

So why has Canada gone only with US Big Pharma's Moderna (Gates) and Pfizer?

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Dr John Campbell, 8/6/2020, Coronavirus  Update

https://youtu.be/9OWxhh4go3c

Americas update. Why is Bolivia being ignored by msm?

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Chinese Spat May Be Threatening Canada's Bid to Get Early Access To Leading COVID-19 Vaccine: Experts

https://nationalpost.com/health/china-spat-may-be-threatening-canadas-bi...

"Canada's first big push for a COVID-19 vaccine may be falling victim to sour relations with Beijing, as Chinese officials continue to hold up a shipment of the drug needed to carry out promised human trials here. It's likely that the shipment is being delayed as part of China's retaliation against Canada over the Meng Wanzhou arrest, David Mulroney, Canada's ambassador to China from 2009 to 2012 said..."

I'm sure Pfizer and Moderna won't mind.

josh

A Polish-language newspaper in Toronto has published an article blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic.

https://forward.com/fast-forward/452219/toronto-polish-language-newspaper-blames-jews-for-pandemic/

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Ridiculous and outrageous. As we are constantly reminded, it was a Chinese Communist Party creation not a Jewish one.

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Multiple Vaccine Candidates Needed to Safeguard Against Possible Failures, Task Force Co-Lead Says

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cbc-radio-s-the-house-august-8-2020-1.5...

"...The vaccine task force strategy is to develop - and we have developed - a portfolio of vaccines,' said Dr Joanne Langley, head of infectious diseases at Halifax's IWK Health Centre. 'The announcement that you heard this week was for two [American] vaccines, but in fact we've been recommending a suite of vaccines across a number of platforms, and negotiations about those vaccines are underway.' Langley spoke to CBC Radio's The House after the federal government announced it had signed deals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and [Bill Gate's] biotechnology firm Moderna to secure millions of doses of potential vaccines..."

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New Zealand Has Gone 100 Days Without Community Transmission of COVID-19 - Here's How...

https://twitter.com/i/events/1292332879414927361

"Here's how New Zealand's communities, businesses and officials have helped stem the flow of the novel coronavirus..."

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Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Updates, 8/9/2020

https://youtu.be/ufKbFEFpITc

Coronavirus Weekend Update: 'The roller-coaster in the United States.'

Aristotleded24

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot shows how to respond to a bad day (my emphasis):

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"While a slight uptick and an end to our streak, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that thanks to your efforts the trend in the province remains downward," Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a tweet Monday.

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"An online petition slamming Ontario's 'disturbing' back-to-school plan has gained nearly 200,000 signatures but the government still won't budge on reducing elementary class size this September. Ontario demands better..."

https://twitter.com/jlay02/status/1292887116129669123

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COVID-19: Reported Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory or Conveyance

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

"Learn more about Worldometer COVID-19 data."

 

COVID-19 in Canada

https://art-bd.shinyapps.io/covid19canada/

Daily update notes: U of T School of Public Health

 

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Coronavirus Pandemic [LIVE]

https://youtu.be/NMre6IAAAiU

Real time counter, World Map, Updating News

 

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US Hits Five Million COVID-19 Cases as Testing Declines and Schools Reopen

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/10/covo-a10.html

"It has taken just over two weeks for the United States to record an additional one million cases of COVID-19. On August 6, the nation reached the grim milestone of five million cases..."

 

India Reports Record Coronavirus Deaths

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/india-reports-record-coronavir...

"India on Monday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths, the most the country has recorded in a single day since the pandemic began. The new toll puts India's total at 44, 386 deaths, trailing only the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain. The country has also reported more confirmed new cases than any other in the world for six consecutive days, including 62,000 on Monday..."

 

Chunky Mark: The Artist Taxi-Driver

https://youtu.be/rRPU4534uI0

"1,000 New Cases A Day': Boris Goes On His Summer Holiday!"

 

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This looks like a valuable project:

Project Pandemic is a data co-op and collaboration designed to support Canadian news organizations by providing local maps of infections and other unique information at no cost.

Members have access to a storehouse of resources and assets that empower reporters and engage audiences as they together document the impacts of COVID-19 on essential services workers and vulnerable populations.

https://caj-iij.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=83b86b838d...

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