Coronavirus: what Canadians need to know

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NDPP

Investing in the safety of our kids is worth it.

https://twitter.com/AndreaHorwath/status/1347316607484370949

"Now Doug Ford needs to make schools safe to reopen by investing in:

  • broad in-school asymptomatic testing
  • cap class sizes at 15
  • properly ventilate spaces

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Aristotleded24

earthquakefish wrote:
And Quebec's mandate, while social workers decry not having room for homeless people, the Premier has the cognitive dissonance to say,  I believe there is enough shelters. Wouldn't those shelters, spread the severly contagious disease, and unlike many don't have means to seek shelter, isolation, in other avenues?  Which could actually stem infection?

Here in Winnipeg, homeless shelters have had to reduce capacity for people, along with drop-ins. That has turned city bus shelters downtown into defacto drop-ins and shelter beds for the night. Thank God Winnipeg hasn't experienced the harsh temperatures that it would be expected to at this time of year, otherwise people would be literally freezing to death in the streets.

Aristotleded24

NDPP wrote:
Investing in the safety of our kids is worth it.

https://twitter.com/AndreaHorwath/status/1347316607484370949

"Now Doug Ford needs to make schools safe to reopen by investing in:

  • broad in-school asymptomatic testing
  • cap class sizes at 15
  • properly ventilate spaces

[email protected]

Great idea Andrea. Let's waste precious testing resources in schools, where most children if they are infected will never present with symptoms, and then panic everyone and close the schools or disrupt education with all the attendant harms that causes for children. And we wonder why testing is such a fiasco?

JKR
NDPP

ICU Patients Soar as Ontario Records More than 3,000 new COVID-19 Cases (and vid)

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/number-of-icu-patients-in-ontario-soars-as-pr...

"Health officials reported 3,443 new COVID cases on Saturday. Just the day before, the province released record-breaking numbers with 4,249 new infections. Dr Michael Warner, an intensive care unit physician, said on Saturday that hitting the 400-mark of ICU patients across Ontario is very 'worrying'..."

 

If you get COVID

https://youtu.be/vN30emwcNS4

Professor Roger Seheult MD gives practical strategies.

NDPP

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update: 1/9/2021

https://youtu.be/arODi9gBZOE

"Things are getting dramatically worse..."

NDPP

COVID Canada Update: 1/11/2021

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

  • Ontario's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 5,000. More than 3,300 new cases. New COVID-19 restrictions will be announced Tuesday
  • Researchers flag increase in COVID-19 cases in Canadian prisons, jails

 

NDPP

Toronto scientist creates tool to show Canadians when it's their turn for COVID-19 vaccine

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1348383850674724869

"Everyone wants to know when their name will be called to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This will give you a pretty good idea and set your expectation.."

NDPP

Construction crews push to make parking lot field hospitals patient-ready

https://www.cp24.com/news/construction-crews-push-to-make-parking-lot-fi...

New modelling suggests up to 6,000 Ontario cases daily by February.

In a real democracy politicians and officials responsible would be charged for these results of an obvious, demonstrated and criminal negligence.

NDPP

Expect Triage Medicine in Ontario Hospitals Soon

https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=2117146

Dr Michael Warner on latest COVID-19 Ontario modelling data. 'It's difficult to put into words how much trouble we're in...Triage in Ontario hospitals is coming.

NDPP

"Covid-19 deaths have just surpassed 2 million around the world. It took 9 months to pass the 1 million mark in late September. For just a little over 3 months, the coronavirus claimed another 1 million lives."

https://twitter.com/picardonhealth/status/1350158841393065987

 

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update

https://youtu.be/YQJ1kUiXlYU

NDPP

Coronavirus Canada Update: 1/17/2021

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

  • Canada surpasses 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Ontario registers single-day increase of 3,400+ cases
  • Ontario inspectors find 36 stores violating covid-19 rules in big-box blitz
  • Covid-19 worsening Cdn students' diets, inactivity, alcohol consumption: study
NorthReport

Dr Fauci was just interviewed on CTV and among other things he talked about was the timing of second dose debate. We need to follow the science. Worth listening to.

NorthReport
NorthReport

Controversially, Daszak has been included among a team of experts from the WHO that has finally been allowed by Beijing to investigate the origin of the outbreak of COVID-19, over a year after it started

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4104828

 

NorthReport

Shit happens, and I'm sure no one did anything intentionally to create a pandemic, but certainly worth checking out.

Trump has stuck his nose into it trying to turn it into a racist issue which of course is extremely unfortunate. 

Whatever they eventually discover about Covid-19 origins, as MM has said, everybody on our planet should be given access to the vaccine. 

INVESTIGATIONS JAN. 4, 2021

The Lab-Leak Hypothesis

 

For decades, scientists have been hot-wiring viruses in hopes of preventing a pandemic, not causing one. But what if …?

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Flask Monsters

What happened was fairly simple, I’ve come to believe. It was an accident. A virus spent some time in a laboratory, and eventually it got out. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, began its existence inside a bat, then it learned how to infect people in a claustrophobic mine shaft, and then it was made more infectious in one or more laboratories, perhaps as part of a scientist’s well-intentioned but risky effort to create a broad-spectrum vaccine. SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. But it was, I think, designed. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right. They sincerely believe that the coronavirus arose naturally, “zoonotically,” from animals, without having been previously studied, or hybridized, or sluiced through cell cultures, or otherwise worked on by trained professionals. They hold that a bat, carrying a coronavirus, infected some other creature, perhaps a pangolin, and that the pangolin may have already been sick with a different coronavirus disease, and out of the conjunction and commingling of those two diseases within the pangolin, a new disease, highly infectious to humans, evolved. Or they hypothesize that two coronaviruses recombined in a bat, and this new virus spread to other bats, and then the bats infected a person directly — in a rural setting, perhaps — and that this person caused a simmering undetected outbreak of respiratory disease, which over a period of months or years evolved to become virulent and highly transmissible but was not noticed until it appeared in Wuhan.

There is no direct evidence for these zoonotic possibilities, just as there is no direct evidence for an experimental mishap — no written confession, no incriminating notebook, no official accident report. Certainty craves detail, and detail requires an investigation. It has been a full year, 80 million people have been infected, and, surprisingly, no public investigation has taken place. We still know very little about the origins of this disease.

Where Did It Come From? This chart measures the genetic similarity of known viruses to the novel coronavirus (which appears in yellow). By far the closest is the bat virus RaTG13, which appears in blue, and which was recovered in 2013 and brought to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The first SARS, marked in red, is a much more distant relative. Graphic: Zhou, P., Yang, XL., Wang, XG. et al. A pneumonia outbreak associated with a new coronavirus of probable bat origin. Nature 579, 270–273 (2020)

“I would be afraid to look in their freezers,” one virologist told me.

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For more than 15 years, coronavirologists strove to prove that the threat of SARS was ever present and must be defended against, and they proved it by showing how they could doctor the viruses they stored in order to force them to jump species and go directly from bats to humans. More and more bat viruses came in from the field teams, and they were sequenced and synthesized and “rewired,” to use a term that Baric likes. In this international potluck supper of genetic cookery, hundreds of new variant diseases were invented and stored. And then one day, perhaps, somebody messed up. It’s at least a reasonable, “parsimonious” explanation of what might have happened.

This may be the great scientific meta-experiment of the 21st century. Could a world full of scientists do all kinds of reckless recombinant things with viral diseases for many years and successfully avoid a serious outbreak? The hypothesis was that, yes, it was doable. The risk was worth taking. There would be no pandemic.

 

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html

NDPP

Your Sinophobia is well known NR so your attempt at exculpatory comments are disingenous. What a coincidence that Mike Pompeo is pushing the same 'yellow-peril' crap as you...And was it really necessary to post the entire text to this thread?

Scientists: 'Exactly Zero' Evidence COVID-19 came from a lab

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/05/scientists-exactly-z...

"Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Internet has been teeming with provocative conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus was (1) created in a Wuhan, China lab and deployed as a bioweapon or (2) derived from bats, grown on tissue culture, intentionally or accidentally transmitted to a researcher, and released into the community. Politicians have touted these theories in an attempt to blame China for the pandemic..."

 

'Mr Liar' Pompeo stages final madness on origin of coronavirus: Chinese FM

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202101/1213158.shtml

"...The statement and the list are full of conspiracies and lies, which are consistent with certain US officials. The claims that COVID-19 came from a 'lab' and that the Wuhan virology lab has a 'military background' are groundless, the so-called list made by the US is full of contradictions and lies, and nearly every top scientist and CDC expert has already rejected them..."

Pondering

"Theories" like that are dangerous. Sure it's possible. It's also possible that it originated in the US. 

AChinese official who has a history of attacking the United States online has lent a voice to a conspiracy

theory that blames American soldiers for bringing COVID-19 to China, though the science does not support that narrative.

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/chinese-officials-blame-us-ar...

It didn't take a lab to produce the bubonic plague.

NDPP

Incidental Illnesses Threaten to give COVID-19 Vaccines a bad rap

https://twitter.com/HelenBranswell/status/1351038552994435073

"Those who've read about deaths in Norwegian nursing homes among seniors who had recently been vaccinated against COVID-19, please read this. Those who haven't yet read about the Norwegian deaths - please read it too..."

 

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update: 1/18/2021

https://youtu.be/4GQfPgaE4sA

United States etc

 

NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/KXj9bZIneuw

"Botched COVID treatment rollout contradicts FDA guidelines - is endorsed by Biden."

 

Saint Anthony Fauci: The Hidden History

https://realalexrubi.substack.com/p/saint-anthony-fauci-the-hidden-history

"Dr Anthony Fauci, the top scientist on the Coronavirus task force, is being reproached after it was revealed last month that he was 'moving the goalposts' on coronavirus herd immunity. But his long-term history of misleading the American public, or getting things completely wrong, remains unscrutinized - until now..."

NDPP

California Urges Stop to 300K Vaccines after some fell ill

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/california-urges-stop-to-300k-...

"Dr Erica S Pan on Sunday recommended providers top using lot 4IL20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completition of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the US Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration..."

 

COVID Canada: Updates: 1/19/2021

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

  • Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker
  • A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases
  • Virus strain found in South Africa more contagious experts confirm
  • Provinces delay or revise vaccine programs as Pfizer slows dose deliveries
kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:

This may be the great scientific meta-experiment of the 21st century. Could a world full of scientists do all kinds of reckless recombinant things with viral diseases for many years and successfully avoid a serious outbreak? The hypothesis was that, yes, it was doable. The risk was worth taking. There would be no pandemic.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html

You have sunk to a new low in circulating fake news. But since it comes from an approved US imperial source you think you can publish the whole piece on this board and risk Rabble's reputation.

NDPP

"As a marketing ploy, the Israeli apartheid regime gave a whopping 100 vaccines to the Palestinian West Bank which Israel illegally occupies. The Palestinian population there is over 2.7 million."

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1351541152848211970

Why do we continue to allow our politicians to support such a  ghoulish, gangster regime?

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To add insult to injury, so many news stories are applauding Israel for their effective COVID-19 vaccination roll-out. It is extremely disrespectful and disgusting to fail to mention the continued denial of life and death care to Palestinians including the vaccines.

NorthReport

Wired article about the complications of discovering how covid-19 originated

https://www.wired.com/story/if-covid-19-did-start-with-a-lab-leak-would-...

NorthReport

What has Canada actually done to help countries like Haiti, the Philippines, etc with their covid-19 battles?

kropotkin1951

NorthReport wrote:
What has Canada actually done to help countries like Haiti, the Philippines, etc with their covid-19 battles?

I guess maybe we could tell them how we have dealt with COVID so that they know what not to do. In the meantime the rest of the globe is trying to act to help the poorest nations.

"Haiti will receive a vaccine against Covid-19 free of charge from the World Health Organization (WHO), announced José Luis Soto, Director of Communications at the Embassy of Haiti in the Dominican Republic.

Soto explained that Haiti had been selected on the basis of economic criteria and difficulties of access and alongside 8 other Latin American countries : Bolivia, Dominica, the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent, El Salvador , Grenada, Guyana, Honduras and Nicaragua."

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32762-haiti-health-haiti-will-receive...

NorthReport

Excellent and timely article by Chelsea Nash. 

Front-line worker: A comprehensive definition

https://rabble.ca/news/2021/01/front-line-worker-comprehensive-definition

NorthReport

Let's listen to the scientists.

‘Nobody is telling you what to say’: Fauci regains the spotlight under Biden

One day into the Biden presidency, the longtime infectious disease expert described it as “a refreshing experience.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/21/anthony-fauci-biden-presidency-...

NDPP

RE Fauci, see #2221 above.

 

How the spread of coronavirus variants could completely change the pandemic in Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavurs-variants-canada-1.5875629

"Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Theresa Tam said Friday, officials 'continue to monitor' the spread of the variants in Canada, with at least 25 known cases to date. Ontario has already identified 14 cases of B117, three of which have no known link to international travel. That prompted concerns from officials it could already be driving spread more than detected in hard-hit regions of the province.

'If that's confirmed, we have evidence then of community transmissions and that is a very serious concern that the vaccine will not be able to address quickly enough,' Dr Barbara Yaffe, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, said this week. 'It's very likely that we have more that we're not aware of..."

NDPP

Here's what COVID-19 news is happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

https://twitter.com/CBCToronto/status/1352413169424203777

 

Opinion: We need a data-driven approach to fighting COVID-19 not a second lockdown

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1352168034031558658

"This is right on the money. We have enough tools to identify the where, why of COVID-19 transmission. Time to use them intelligently to answer HOW we can rebuild health communities and our economy."

The article is from September. Obviously the suggested approach was not taken and so here we are again, worse than ever.

NDPP

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update: 1/20/2021

 https://youtu.be/3849fI4yIeo

Canada, US, UK, Israel, COVID-19 variants. 'We are entering the dark night of this pandemic now.'

NDPP

NR: Please omit the majority of your post #2217.  An url and brief description are all that is required. Thanks.

NorthReport
NDPP

COVID-19 Pandemic LIVE: World Map/Count

https://youtu.be/NMre6IAAAiU

 (Updating)

NDPP

What we know and don't know about the Coronavirus variants

https://twitter.com/HelenBranswell/status/1351554975957135361

"Do you have questions about COVID-19 variants? Unfortunately, right now there are more questions than answers. But Andrew Joseph has pulled together a lot of important information in this accessible piece."

NorthReport

Coronavirus isn't a 'Chinese virus' no matter what Trump says

Commentary: Words matter, which is why a label that stigmatizes people isn't appropriate.

https://www.cnet.com/news/coronavirus-isnt-a-chinese-virus-no-matter-wha...

NorthReport

The lab leak theory and the twisted, messy hunt for COVID-19's origin

A tangle of conspiracy and politicking has complicated the investigation into the origins of the pandemic.

https://www.cnet.com/features/the-lab-leak-theory-and-the-twisted-messy-...

NorthReport

Finally. We are all in this together ,so this is huge.

Biden Displays Basic Pandemic Competence With His COVID Executive Orders

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/biden-shows-pandemic-competence-...

earthquakefish

There has been antibodies found in people from early as March 2019, in Florida.  Either those antibododies are conclusive of how the antibodies produced are similar to the common cold (also a coronavirus), or this went on long before our hyper vigiliance and tyrannical reporting.

NorthReport wrote:

Controversially, Daszak has been included among a team of experts from the WHO that has finally been allowed by Beijing to investigate the origin of the outbreak of COVID-19, over a year after it started

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4104828

 

earthquakefish

 

Or you have a world figure, you agree with.

NorthReport wrote:

Finally. We are all in this together ,so this is huge.

 

Biden Displays Basic Pandemic Competence With His COVID Executive Orders

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/biden-shows-pandemic-competence-...

NDPP

L.A. suspends air quality rules to cremate backlog of COVID-19 victims

https://twitter.com/EARTH3R/status/1351405917682561024

NDPP

Speeding up vaccinations could avert a 'plane crash' of long-term care deaths, commission is told

https://twitter.com/picardonhealth/status/1352666126459789312

"Ontario should be working day and night to vaccinate elders in congregate settings, commission is told."

NorthReport
NDPP

Vaccination Jeopardy

https://youtu.be/LMmGGcQExls

"Countries decry supply delays of Pfizer jab."

NDPP

Vaccination Jeopardy

https://youtu.be/LMmGGcQExls

"Countries decry supply delays of Pfizer jab."

 

"Join the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in remembering and honouring the lives of all Canada's health care workers who have died from COVID-19, whose names and information are recorded here..."

https://twitter.com/rabbleca/status/1353039052187054081

NorthReport
NDPP

COVID-Canada Update: 1/23/2021

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

  • At least 1 in 3 COVID-19 infections are asymptomatic study suggests
  • Quebec researchers say they have found an effective drug to fight COVID-19
  • Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience says rapid COVID-19 test approved by Health Canada (Made in Canada test shows results in under an hour - gamechanger this.)
NorthReport

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/uk-highest-daily-covid-death-rate...

Meanwhile Israel is now vaccinating their teenagers

NorthReport

Dr Birx's interview on Face the Nation today worth watching

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