Coronavirus: what Canadians need to know

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NDPP

COVID Long-Haulers: Dealing with COVID Months After

https://youtu.be/Hfp_jPMPCBE

"About 35% of people recovering from COVID suffer some form of after-effects..."

NorthReport

Merkel: Germany on track to hit vaccine targets

German chancellor defends speed at which EU negotiated coronavirus vaccine deals.

https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-germany-coronavirus-vaccin...

NDPP

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

Disturbing Report Shows Need to Invest in Publish Health Agency of Canada

https://buff.ly/2YlEfiW

"The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the fulcrum of national efforts to combat COVID-19, has been struggling to fulfill its role since the onset of the pandemic. That's the shocking conclusions of an internal federal government review of PHAC's pandemic response.

The report identifies what it calls 'skills capacity gaps across the agency.' Of greatest concern is the lack of medical expertise of PHAC. The evaluators find that the federal agency charged with coordinating all national efforts to counter epidemics, pandemics, and similar widespread health threats lacks public health expertise, including epidemiologists, psychologists, behavioural scientists and physicians at senior levels. In the case of senior level physicians, the review notes they would be 'of particular importance for any type of response coordinated through PHAC..."

This goes a long way in explaining just why Canada has made such a bloody hash of the national public health response to the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning.  Add in the provincial slapheads like Doug 'Iron Ring Around our LTC Homes' Ford, Big Pharma's international vaccine distribution shortfalls, and it's easy to see this is likely to be a long and awful haul.

NDPP

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Merkel: Germany on track to hit vaccine targets

German chancellor defends speed at which EU negotiated coronavirus vaccine deals.

https://www.politico.eu/article/angela-merkel-germany-coronavirus-vaccin...

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As EU falls behind on supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, German health minister entertains possibility of using Russia's SputnikV

https://on.rt.com/b0t5

"German health minister Jens Spahn has revealed that Berlin would be open to importing COVID-19 vaccines from Russia and China as the government looks to find ways to overcome the country's shortage of doses..."

NDPP

Ontario Confirms First Case of South African COVID-19 Variant

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-confirms-first-case-of-south-african-...

"Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr David Williams confirmed the case of the variant also known as B.l.3.5.l while speaking at a news conference on Monday.

"I am extremely concerned about the news of this variant in our community, especially with no history of travel,' Peel Region's Medical Officer of Health Dr Lawrence Loh said. 'We are starting to see our cases plateau and community spread of this variant may change this suddenly.' 'In terms of transmissibility, data from South Africa indicates the variant quickly displaces other circulating strains in that country and it appears to have a higher viral load, suggesting it may be more transmissible..."

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COVID-19 outbreak at Toronto meat plant linked to B117 variant, city says

https://twitter.com/JohnOCAP/status/1356592765342261250

"Now, as B117 spreads, meat plants continue to be centers of infection. Notice how ready medical officialdom is to assume that the workers are responsible for the spread."

 

'Am often asked about different vaccines and their efficacy'

https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1356079020878786561

"What should you look for? Here's one set of data to track. In a simple table..."

contrarianna

The relentless Western government/media attacks on the early emergency approval of the Russian Sputnik V before phase III trials were completed will likely fade somewhat with the new safety and effectiveness results published in Lancet today:

 The trial results show a consistent strong protective effect across all participant age groups. Also known as Gam-COVID-Vac, the vaccine uses a heterologous recombinant adenovirus approach using adenovirus 26 (Ad26) and adenovirus 5 (Ad5) as vectors for the expression of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein. The use of two varying serotypes, which are given 21 days apart, is intended to overcome any pre-existing adenovirus immunity in the population.2
Among the major COVID vaccines in development to date, only Gam-COVID-Vac uses this approach; others, such as the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine, use the same material for both doses. The earlier vaccine for Ebola virus disease, also developed at Gamaleya National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology (Moscow, Russia), was similar, with Ad5 and vesicular stomatitis virus as the carrier viruses,3
and the general principle of prime boost with two different vectors has been widely used experimentally.4
....
Vaccine efficacy, based on the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases from 21 days after the first dose of vaccine, is reported as 91·6% (95% CI 85·6–95·2), and the suggested lessening of disease severity after one dose is particularly encouraging for current dose-sparing strategies.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00191-4/fulltext

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00234-8/fulltext

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210202-russia-s-sputnik-v-vaccin...

None of this should be surprising as the Gamaleya institute has been at the forefront of coronavirus research and vaccine development for MERS, though that coronavirus, more deadly but not nearly as communicable, died out before vaccine deployment. They had previously relied on their adenovirus vaccine platform employed for Covid-19. https://sputnikvaccine.com/about-us/previous-vaccines/

Don't expect Canada to pursue any licence for acquisition or production as it is geo-politcally unacceptable for the servants of US imperialism and we are committed to dumping cash in the overpriced, less effective, Washington approved corporate predictors (with the exception of the not too effective Oxford vaccine).

I doubt Trump's sanctions against Russian research institutes will be lifted by the russiagate dependent Biden administration:

"The sanctions that the United States adopt against the vaccine research institutes of the Russian Federation constitute a serious attack against the freedom of autonomy of scientists, not only Russians, but all over the world", says Tiberio Graziani, head of the Italy-based Vision and Global Trends International Institute for Global Analyses.
Washington
According to the Italian scholar, the recent ruling amounts to nothing short of "a crime against humanity, as it puts a cutting-edge research centre on vaccine research in difficulty".

Russia announced the registration of the world's first coronavirus vaccine, based on the well-known adenovirus platform, on 11 August and was immediately subjected to a firestorm of criticism from Western politicians and media pundits who threw the drug's efficacy and safety into question. According to American and British pharma companies, their most advanced vaccine candidates, including Moderna's mRNA-1273 and AstraZeneca's AZD1222, will be ready by October-December and become available no sooner than early 2021.

"With these sanctions, Washington is trying to slow the development and production of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 in an absurd struggle for scientific supremacy", suggests Graziani. "The reason behind the sanctions seems to be specious.​ It belongs to the Western narrative and is part of the hybrid war that since the Gulf War has formed the plot of the aggressive actions of the United States against countries that are beyond their control".

https://en.interaffairs.ru/article/observers-us-sanctions-on-russian-ins...

NorthReport

The Virus Changed. Now We Must ‘Get to Zero’ or Face Catastrophe

Half measures haven’t worked. It’s time to beat the virus the way other places have done.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/01/28/Virus-Changed-Get-To-Zero-Face-Ca...

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Pregnant People Should Be Offered Vaccines. And More Science Journal News

The latest roundup of pandemic findings gathered by Hakai Magazine.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/02/02/Science-Journals-Pregnant-People-Vacc...

NorthReport

Thanks contrarianna

Of course it would be much better if we all worked together. The lack of trust and money(profits) are two of the factors preventing that.  

contrarianna wrote:

The relentless Western government/media attacks on the early emergency approval of the Russian Sputnik V before phase III trials were completed will likely fade somewhat with the new safety and effectiveness results published in Lancet today:

 The trial results show a consistent strong protective effect across all participant age groups. Also known as Gam-COVID-Vac, the vaccine uses a heterologous recombinant adenovirus approach using adenovirus 26 (Ad26) and adenovirus 5 (Ad5) as vectors for the expression of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein. The use of two varying serotypes, which are given 21 days apart, is intended to overcome any pre-existing adenovirus immunity in the population.2
Among the major COVID vaccines in development to date, only Gam-COVID-Vac uses this approach; others, such as the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine, use the same material for both doses. The earlier vaccine for Ebola virus disease, also developed at Gamaleya National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology (Moscow, Russia), was similar, with Ad5 and vesicular stomatitis virus as the carrier viruses,3
and the general principle of prime boost with two different vectors has been widely used experimentally.4
....
Vaccine efficacy, based on the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases from 21 days after the first dose of vaccine, is reported as 91·6% (95% CI 85·6–95·2), and the suggested lessening of disease severity after one dose is particularly encouraging for current dose-sparing strategies.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00191-4/fulltext

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00234-8/fulltext

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210202-russia-s-sputnik-v-vaccin...

None of this should be surprising as the Gamaleya institute has been at the forefront of coronavirus research and vaccine development for MERS, though that coronavirus, more deadly but not nearly as communicable, died out before vaccine deployment. They had previously relied on their adenovirus vaccine platform employed for Covid-19. https://sputnikvaccine.com/about-us/previous-vaccines/

Don't expect Canada to pursue any licence for acquisition or production as it is geo-politcally unacceptable for the servants of US imperialism and we are committed to dumping cash in the overpriced, less effective, Washington approved corporate predictors (with the exception of the not too effective Oxford vaccine).

I doubt Trump's sanctions against Russian research institutes will be lifted by the russiagate dependent Biden administration:

"The sanctions that the United States adopt against the vaccine research institutes of the Russian Federation constitute a serious attack against the freedom of autonomy of scientists, not only Russians, but all over the world", says Tiberio Graziani, head of the Italy-based Vision and Global Trends International Institute for Global Analyses.
Washington
According to the Italian scholar, the recent ruling amounts to nothing short of "a crime against humanity, as it puts a cutting-edge research centre on vaccine research in difficulty".

Russia announced the registration of the world's first coronavirus vaccine, based on the well-known adenovirus platform, on 11 August and was immediately subjected to a firestorm of criticism from Western politicians and media pundits who threw the drug's efficacy and safety into question. According to American and British pharma companies, their most advanced vaccine candidates, including Moderna's mRNA-1273 and AstraZeneca's AZD1222, will be ready by October-December and become available no sooner than early 2021.

"With these sanctions, Washington is trying to slow the development and production of the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 in an absurd struggle for scientific supremacy", suggests Graziani. "The reason behind the sanctions seems to be specious.​ It belongs to the Western narrative and is part of the hybrid war that since the Gulf War has formed the plot of the aggressive actions of the United States against countries that are beyond their control".

https://en.interaffairs.ru/article/observers-us-sanctions-on-russian-ins...

NorthReport

Please listen to Smith for your own sake as well as others. He knows what he is talking about.

Dr Tam

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2021/02/02/trudeau-highlights-risk-of-...

NDPP

I read your article and see no mention of any 'Smith' there. Who is the expert you are referring to?

NDPP

Vaccinating Children for COVID Could Be Key to Achieving Herd Immunity

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/vaccinating-children-for-covid-19-could-be-key...

"As the Biden administration continues its push to vaccinate millions of Americans before COVID-19 mutates further, health experts and drug manufacturers have begun focusing their attention on innoculating children in the hopes of surpassing the herd immunity threshold for the virus. 'Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring, early summer, we will have children being able to be vaccinated according to the FDA's guidance,' Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said last week.

While children are less likely than adults to develop severe illness from COVID-19, they are known to contract and spread the disease asymptomatically. Fauci has estimated that the herd immunity threshold for COVID-19 is between 70 percent and 85 percent of the population meaning that those vaccinated or exposed to the virus reaches a high enough level to prevent its further spread. Given that almost a quarter of the US population is under the age of 18, achieving herd immunity will require that at least some children be vaccinated..."

NorthReport

Smith in the And so ends a journey thread

NDPP wrote:

I read your article and see no mention of any 'Smith' there. Who is the expert you are referring to?

NorthReport

Might be better news if the CBC wasn't running commercials for the Liberals but whatever.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/eu-vaccine-export-controls-covid-varian...

NDPP

[quote=NorthReport]Smith in the And so ends a journey thread

[quote=NDPP]

I read your article and see no mention of any 'Smith' there. Who is the expert you are referring to?

[quote=NDPP]

Ah. All becomes clear...

NDPP

How the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Differs from those already Approved

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/novavax-explainer-1.5897946

"This tried-and-true method of making a custom copy of a virus spike protein has been used to develop vaccines against HPV, Hep B and Influenza..."

Glad this 'tried-and-true' option will shortly become available.

NDPP

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update:

https://youtu.be/Zv1wHLH8wts

https://youtu.be/ldFRt-i3QzY

Canada update by Lindsay, Mouthwash, Colchicine and Vitamin D

 

NorthReport
NorthReport

Two Radical Proposals for ‘Getting to Zero’

Expert reports from Germany and Canada highlight the failure of our pandemic response — and offer a new way forward.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/02/03/Two-Radical-Proposals-Getting-To-...

NorthReport

Portraits of Our Self-Isolation

Amy Romer photographs people in virus captivity, phoning them to audio-record what they’re feeling. Listen in.

https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2020/04/17/Coronavirus-Self-Isolation-Spectru...

NDPP

The Maplehurst Corrctional Complex is Battling a Mass Covid-19 Epidemic (radio)

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39-metro-morning/clip/15822474-tw...

"The Maplehurst Correctional Complex is battling a mass COVID-19 outbreak. The jail went into 'full lockdown' last month and the Ministry of the Solicitor General confirms the facility is over capacity. We hear from the mother and lawyer of two inmates..."

No escape from Canada's COVID lockdown barbarism. WTF!!?

 

NDPP

Doctors call for systemic change to tackle burnout among health-care workers (radio)

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-feb-2-2021-1.5897412...

"Nearly a year into pandemic, 'we're absolutely in crisis,' says Dr Rod Lin..."

 

Canada's Daily Vaccination Rate Now The Lowest in the G7

https://twitter.com/IrfanDhalla/status/1357120200689278987

"Given how far behind we are on vaccinations, we really, really need to up our Test/Trace/Isolate/Support game."

 

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NDPP

COVID Canada Update: 2/4/2021

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

  • US coronavirus death toll could reach 530,000 this month, or one every minute of the pandemic
  • WHO team in Wuhan says discussions open, meetings frank
  • 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario, another 67 deaths logged
  • 'Easily' a decade before Canada's youth recover economically from pandemic, experts say
NDPP

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus update: 2/3/2021

https://youtu.be/H1CLButseKM

Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine - good news.

NDPP

Canada is the only G7 country to take vaccines from fund that helps developing countries

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-the-only-g7-coun...

"Canada is the only Group of Seven country to draw on a supply of COVID-19 vaccines meant primarily for developing countries, leading to fresh charges of hoarding against a country that is already a world leader in vaccine purchases per capita. Canada's decision to accept vaccines from COVAX is 'the clearest evidence yet of how rich countries are hedging their bets,' Ms Hassan said. Jason Nickerson, humanitarian affairs adviser at Medecins sans frontieres said there is a danger that Canada's use of COVAX could undermine the program's ability to ship vaccines to countries with higher needs..."

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ps what an asshole.

NorthReport
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Divine intervention or the right connections?  Roman Catholic Church received $3 BILLION in US taxpayer-funded COVID-19 aid

https://on.rt.com/b12v

"More than 200 Catholic dioceses received billions in funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, the taxpayer-funded rescue fund for bailing out businesses dying of COVID-19 shutdowns - reportedly more than any other applicant..."

earthquakefish

I thought the original idea of COVAX was to implement a vaccine supply program beyond weatlh.  They can't help, if countries prioritized and nationalized their supply.   Yes the first shipments, likely from rich countries prioritizing themselves first, the program focused on lower wealth.  What was Canada to do?  Not ask? Given what the countries that are rich, and have a way to produce, when Canada would be vacinne 'poor', not take care of what you ask them to do?

NDPP wrote:

Canada is the only G7 country to take vaccines from fund that helps developing countries

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-the-only-g7-coun...

"Canada is the only Group of Seven country to draw on a supply of COVID-19 vaccines meant primarily for developing countries, leading to fresh charges of hoarding against a country that is already a world leader in vaccine purchases per capita. Canada's decision to accept vaccines from COVAX is 'the clearest evidence yet of how rich countries are hedging their bets,' Ms Hassan said. Jason Nickerson, humanitarian affairs adviser at Medecins sans frontieres said there is a danger that Canada's use of COVAX could undermine the program's ability to ship vaccines to countries with higher needs..."

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ps what an asshole.

earthquakefish

You can have it your way, they don't seek supply, when our allies don't help, or in limited amount.  Following the original purpose, critisize them, and also critisize Canada for not having enough.  Must take comfort. 

earthquakefish wrote:

I thought the original idea of COVAX was to implement a vaccine supply program beyond weatlh.  They can't help, if countries prioritized and nationalized their supply.   Yes the first shipments, likely from rich countries prioritizing themselves first, the program focused on lower wealth.  What was Canada to do?  Not ask? Given what the countries that are rich, and have a way to produce, when Canada would be vacinne 'poor', not take care of what you ask them to do?

NDPP wrote:

Canada is the only G7 country to take vaccines from fund that helps developing countries

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-canada-the-only-g7-coun...

"Canada is the only Group of Seven country to draw on a supply of COVID-19 vaccines meant primarily for developing countries, leading to fresh charges of hoarding against a country that is already a world leader in vaccine purchases per capita. Canada's decision to accept vaccines from COVAX is 'the clearest evidence yet of how rich countries are hedging their bets,' Ms Hassan said. Jason Nickerson, humanitarian affairs adviser at Medecins sans frontieres said there is a danger that Canada's use of COVAX could undermine the program's ability to ship vaccines to countries with higher needs..."

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ps what an asshole.

NDPP

Yesterday, Canada was in 29th spot internationally for coronavirus vaccinations. Today we dropped to 33rd place. Although Canada supposedly pre-arranged enough vaccine to jab every Canadian three times over, the Trudeau regime apparently failed to negotiate the necessary terms and conditions to guarantee supply.

The overall miscarriage of public health during this pandemic by Canadian politicians has been appalling. They were not ready and worse still aren't. There has been much unnecessary agony and death. Good thing for them so many Canadians have been conditioned to believe whatever lies and excuses they make. There should by rights be prosecutions of politicians and public health officials responsible,  for criminal negligence...

Ontario economy reopening details on the way as 1,670 new covid-19 cases reported

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-february-5-2021-...

"45 more deaths push official toll to 6,438..."

 

"There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community.."

https://twitter.com/minhealthnz/status/1357479920981561344

NDPP

It's 'morally' wrong for Canada to procure 1.9m vaccines from international program: Stephen Lewis

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/it-s-morally-wrong-for-canada-to-procure...

"Canada should not be dipping into an international vaccine-sharing pool to secure doses that could otherwise go to developing countries that simply can't afford them, according to one of the country's most prominent advocates for global development.

'It was always understood from the outset that this was not a source of vaccine for the rich and wealthy countries of the world,' Lewis told CTV. 'It's just wrong morally and practically,' Lewis said..."

I agree. And in-your-face obviously so. Shameful.

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It's 'morally' wrong for Canada to procure 1.9m vaccines from international program: Stephen Lewis

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/it-s-morally-wrong-for-canada-to-procure...

"Canada should not be dipping into an international vaccine-sharing pool to secure doses that could otherwise go to developing countries that simply can't afford them, according to one of the country's most prominent advocates for global development.

'It was always understood from the outset that this was not a source of vaccine for the rich and wealthy countries of the world,' Lewis told CTV. 'It's just wrong morally and practically,' Lewis said..."

I agree. And in-your-face obviously so. Shameful.

On this, at least, we do live on the same planet. All depends on the topic of discussion. Strange.

NDPP

Trending in Canada

#TrudeauVaccineFailure

NDPP

1st COVID-19 Cases of Variants Detected in Brazil and South Africa Found in Toronto

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-public-health-variants-br...

"Ontario's first case of a highly transmissible COVID-19 variant that originated in Brazil was  of discovered in Toronto on Sunday, the day before the province was expected to unveil its plan to emerge from a month-long state of emergency. "TPH advises Torontonians to be extremely mindful of time spent outside your household with anyone who doesn't live with you,' the agency said, noting that there are several concerning variants of the virus that are thought to be more transmissible than the original.

Another Toronto resident has tested positive for the B.1.351 mutation, known as the variant first detected in South Africa. As of Saturday, TPH reported that the city has 27 confirmed cases involving variants of concern. As of Sunday, the province had counted 176 confirmed cases of the variant from the UK..."

 

COVID: South Africa  Halts AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout Over New Variant

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-55975052

"South Africa has put is rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed 'disappointing' results against its new Covid variant. 'What we're seeing from other vaccine developers is that they have a reduction in efficacy against some of the variant viruses, and what that is looking like is that we may not be reducing the total number of cases, but there's still protection against deaths, hospitalisations and severe disease,' Prof Sarah Colbert, Oxford's lead vaccine developer, told the Andrew Marr show on Sunday..."

NDPP

Here are the questions two educators have on the return to school (radio)

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-39/clip/15823004

"Kids may be heading back to the classroom in the coming weeks. But educators have mixed emotions about the plan to reopen schools. Monday Gala, principal at Westview Centennial Secondary School in North Toronto and Anne-Marie Longpre, Head of Head of the English Department at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute explain."

"Wait a few more weeks after March break until it's safe, this just feels like a political decision."

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NDPP

COVID Canada Update: 2/8/2021

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

  • Ontario: 1,500 new infections and 22 more deaths logged
  • COVID-19 vaccine given to family of board members, non-frontline staff at Vaughn, Ont ltc home
  • 'Planning for dropouts': Drugmakers grapple with testing unproven vaccines on seniors
  • Another COVID-19 outbreak at Cargill plant in High River
  • SuperBowl: Perceived lack of social distancing prompts backlash after thousands pack stadium
NDPP

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update

https://youtu.be/9_EQbDHQN88

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine peer reviewed in Lancet

"This is absolutely excellent. Very high efficacy in preventing disease..."

NDPP

Open letter on behalf of the Edmonton Independent Hospitality Community

https://twitter.com/yaneerbaryam/status/1359178619881467904

"We are calling on all levels of government to adopt a CovidZero plan. This will stop the cycle of bleed & bandage and focus on a long term solution for real economic recovery."

NDPP

'What other variants might be out there?' An expert on viral evolution on what's happening with coronavirus mutations

https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/08/variants-expert-in-viral-evolution/

"The virus, like any virus, has picked up mutations as it spread, but it's only been in the past few months that it has been altered in ways that could drastically shift the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic..."

NDPP

Coronavirus Likely Came From Animal Not Laboratory WHO Says

https://archive.fo/f10D9

"Preliminary assessment follows two-week visit by team of experts to Wuhan, China...But the team said the most likely scenario was one in which the virus spilled over naturally from an animal into humans, such as from a bat to a small mammal that then infected a person..."

NDPP

Third wave of COVID-19 likely in April: Expert

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2135888

Colin Furness, Infectious disease epidemiologist: "I feel a third wave driven by these contagious variants is inevitable. And if we open up now we're going to have to be prepared to lock down again..."

NDPP

Canada slips to 38th place worldwide in per capita COVID-19 vaccinations.

NDPP

COVID Canada Updates: 2/12/2021

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

  • Coronavirus reinfections: Tracking in Canada inconsistent as variants increase
  • COVID-19 cases will begin increasing in Ontario as variant becomes dominant
  • How quickly do new variants spread? Experts weigh in
  • Millions of rapid tests sit in storage as provinces focus on other options
  • What if the novel coronavirus can never be eradicated?
NDPP

Dr John Campbell: Coronavirus update: 2/11/2021

https://youtu.be/b-9Bj-T0Dtc

- New CDC mask-wearing guidelines to reduce transmission by 90%

- Vaccines vs Variants

- Sitrep: Russia and Germany

NorthReport

Canada has only vaccinated 2.58%. Yikes!

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