Coronavirus: what Canadians need to know

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NorthReport

Actually fully vaccinated in Canada is a pathetic 0.46% which is not even one per cent of our population. 

NDPP

Ontario reports just over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases of 44 more deaths (and vid)

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-reports-just-over-1-000-new-covid-19-...

"Ontario health officials are reporting just over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19. Health officials also reported that 44 more people have died due to COVID-19 which markes a significant increase from the 10 reported on Wednesday. Officials confirmed there are 348 cases of the UK variant, also known as B.1.1.7. and 10 cases of the South African variant, also known as B.1.3.5.1. found in Ontario as of Thursday. The province has also noted one case of the Brazil variant, also known as P.1 was also found in Ontario. Last week, experts, who prepared the province's most recent modelling data, warned that the COVID-19 variants could lead to a possible third wave of the disease...."

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Dr John Campbell: Coronavirus Update: 2/18/2021

https://youtu.be/Qr6Tn5DU-Sw

UK test efficiency of vaccines - participants innoculated with live virus and new variants - second generation vaccines also tested. Worldwide cases expected to fall until mid-March then rise again before decreasing again in early summer.

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The City of Toronto's Dangerous Game and the COVID-19 Outbreak at Seaton House

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/02/12/the-city-of-torontos-dangerous-g...

"In spite of a COVID-19 outbreak affecting dozens of residents and staff at what was once Canada's largest shelter, Seaton House, the City of Toronto's Public Health unit and Shelter administration say they have no plans to change policies, procedures and reporting practices. It is a dangerous game the City of Toronto has been playing in the Shelter system for years and now with COVID-19 cases. In the case of Seaton House, the chickens appear to be home and roosting."

[email protected]

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Toronto Covid Evictions Map

https://twitter.com/justinpodur/status/1362402724223066115

Q: 'Why couldn't Canada contain the pandemic in 2 months like China did?'

A: 'Because Canada cherishes freeeeeedom.'

NDPP

Pfizer-BioNTech tried to gouge the EU with $65 DOLLAR vaccine doses, German media report

https://on.rt.com/b283

"Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech voted to charge the EU Commission 54.08 EUR per dose of their coronavirus vaccine, according to German media reports. The jab would have cost more than 20 times that of a rival shot from AstraZeneca. Pfizer-BioNTech has made no profit on the sale of vaccines according to the Suddeutsche Zeitung, and during negotiations last year reportedly told EU officials that the 54.08EUR. price tag already included 'the highest percentage discount' offered to any developed country..."

Yikes! No wonder Trudeau is silent on what Canada paid...

NDPP

COVID Canada Update: 2/21/2021

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

  • Ontario reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for 4th straight day
  • UK COVID-19 variant to dominate cases in Toronto-area by end of Feb: Study
  • Biden to mark 500,000 US COVID-19 deaths
  • Nova Scota reports 1 new case Sunday, total active cases rise to 19
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'Yellow peril' xenophobia NR...

COVID-19 Likely in US in Mid-December 2019, CDC Scientists Report

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1363945621149921280

"The CDC itself has acknowledged that COVID-19 was in the US in mid-December 2019, weeks before it was first identified in China. The attempt to blame everything on Beijing is a key strategy in Washington's new cold war."

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Covid Canada Update: 2/23/2021

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

  • Covid cases more than double in federal prisons
  • 'Variants of concern': What you need to know about variants in Canada
  • Canada missed chance to help homegrown vaccines move quickly last spring
  • 'We've done worse than almost any other country' : Fauci
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Washington Post's 'Wuhan Lab' Conspiracy Theory Stands Exposed

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/24/pers-f24.html

"For nearly a year, The Washington Post has promoted the false claim that COVID-19 is a man-made virus released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology. The campaign went into overdrive on February 5, when the Post published an editorial embracing the position of the Trump State Department, that 'a laboratory accident or leek' represents a 'plausible' explanation for the pandemic. That editorial was published under the headline, 'We're Still Missing the Origin Story of this Pandemic. China is still Sitting on the Answers.'

It called on the World Health Organization (WHO) team exploring the origin of the virus not to discount the Trump administration's claim that COVID-19 was a 'weaponized' virus that originated in a Chinese lab.

But the WHO team did exactly that, making clear that the 'Wuhan lab' theory did not meet its evidentiary criteria for further investigation - a polite way of saying that it is a lie. The WHO's statements have clearly thrown the Post into crisis.

The newspaper, which regularly promotes internet censorship in the guise that only 'authoritative' sources such as itself should be accessible to the public, finds itself exposed and at odds with the entire 'authoritative' scientific community..."

NDPP

800,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Europe: Capitalism, Social Murder and the Case for Socialism

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/pers-f25.html

"Yesterday, the official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic across Europe surpassed 800,000. Death on this scale is so massive a blow to society that it is difficult to comprehend.

Mass spread of the virus is not inevitable. By following medical professionals' calls for strict contact tracing and shelter-at-home orders, a few countries like China, Taiwan and Vietnam dramatically limited the contagion.

In Europe, however, political representatives of the financial aristocracy needlessly condemned hundreds of thousands to death..."

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Here's some good news. A poll by Leger shows that 89% of Canadians now say they will accept vaccination for covid. The same pollster found in November that only 56% said they would take a vaccination in the spring if available. Now, if only the governments could deliver the vaccine on time, we'd be in good shape.

NDPP

Canada Pension Plan Chief Resigns After Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Dubai

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cpbib-ceo-resigns-vaccine-1.5929088

"CPP Investments says Mark Machin tendered his resignation Thursday night..."

 

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Health Canada Approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/astrazeneca-approved-1.5929050

"Canada's regulator estimates vaccine's efficiency at 62.1%."

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

The CPP Chief position must be very well paid.

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Canada COVID Update: 3/1/2021

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

  • Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canada
  • 'It was a boondoggle': Chaotic scenes in hotel quarantines
  • Why children are hitting the wall in coping with COVID-19 pandemic
  • Not sure which vaccine to get? You may not have a choice.
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Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update: 2/27/2021

https://youtu.be/N-jJwUUhFT8

International trends, Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine authorization, etc.

NDPP

More on 'Long Covid'

https://youtu.be/HyHnx__oQlY

"2.5 m have died and 115 m people have been infected by COVID since the beginning of the pandemic, but still relatively little is known about the long-term effects of the disease. RT takes a deeper look into what is known as 'long-COVID.'

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COVID-19 Pandemic LIVE: World Map/Count

https://youtu.be/NMre6IAAAiU

 (Updating)

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Opinion: COVID-19 - Surfing the Third Wave

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/02/covid-19-surfing-the-third-wave.html

"The second wave of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has receded and the people have had enough of restrictions. There is immense pressure to end the lockdowns and many politicians will do as their voters [and donors] wish. But there will be a third wave and it is likely to become larger than the second one.

Below I try to explain why that is the case and what it means for our societies. My conclusions may sound alarmist, and I may be all wrong, but the scenario is neither impossible, nor am I the only one who thinks so..."

NDPP

The Power and Profiteering of Pfizer (and vid)

https://twitter.com/WIONews/status/1364636644549124103

"Pfizer has become a terror. The US [BIG] pharma company is reportedly asking for military bases and sovereign assets as guarantees for vaccines..."

But you'll take it anyway right? See how bad things work?

NDPP

What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson's approved single-dose vaccine

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2021/03/05/what-you-need-to-know-about...

"...Canada has already secured up to 38 m doses of the J & J vaccine through previous negotiations with the company however it's not expected that any will flow to Canada until at least April.

J&J announced promsing results from its Phase 3 clinical trials at the end of January, suggesting its vaccine reduced serious COVID-19 disease by 85% and prevented 100% of COVID-related hospitalizations or death. The vaccine had a 72% efficacy in preventing COVID infection after 28 days in the company's US trials.

Unlike the mRNA technology used in Pfizer and Moderna's products, J & J is a non-replicating viral vector vaccine similar to AstraZeneca's. The FDA document said no specific safety concerns were identified. Here's what we know about J & J's vaccine..."

 

NDPP

COVID Canada Update: 3/5/2021

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

  • Ontario reports surge in new COVID-19 infections with more than 1,200 cases added
  • Nearly 354k surgeries, procedures, consultations postponed due to COVID - report
  • More than 80% of COVID-19 cases caused by community exposure: StatsCan
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COVID Canada Update: 3/7/2021

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

  • Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases (1300+) in more than 3 weeks
  • COVID-19 pandemic prompts recent newcomes to leave Canada for their home countries
  • Milder reinfection may follow severe bouts of COVID-19, study suggests
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NDPP

"A cautionary tale re: easing up too quickly and the devastating consequences that follow:"

https://twitter.com/SharkawyMD/status/1368281239925456903

 

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update 3/6/2021

https://youtu.be/pv43YHlc5xM

Canada Update

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Canada COVID Update: 3/11/2021

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

  • Canada entered expanded COVID-19 vaccination phase this week: Fortin
  • Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine as 'precautionary measure'
  • Health-care settings do not increase risk of contracting COVID-19, study finds
NDPP

'We now have two pandemics': Variant COVID-19 cases soar in Ontario

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-new-data-show-ontario-on-...

"Faster-spreading and potentially deadlier variants of the cornavirus are now responsible for around 40% of new cases in Ontario, a figure that experts say should be a warning to the entire country about the threat of a third wave that could outpace vaccinations..."

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COVID-19 case declines have 'stalled', Ontario model says 6,000 cases a day possible by April

https://www.cp24.com/covid-19-case-declines-have-stalled-ontario-model-s...

"...The Ontario COVID-19 Science Table says that outside of the vaccination of all willing residents and staff in longterm care homes, 'progress has stalled' in combatting the pandemic in the province. As of March 6, cases were increasing markedly in all but 13 of the province's 34 local public health units.

In the 'medium' scenario outlined by modellers, cases will reach 5,800 per day by early April, and could hit 8,000 per day in the worst case scenario. Even in a more optimistic projection, cases reach 1,650 per day by April 2. The modellers suggest the relaxing of restrictions across the province in late February as well as the contined growth of B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant is to blame for an end to declines, which modellers now believe is more deadly than earlier strains as well as being more transmissible.

The scientific director of The Science Table said Thursday that a third lockdown, even more restrictive than what existed in the past, is inevitable. The levelling off in case declines has already shown up in hospitalizations..."

NDPP

Some EU states are suspending AstraZeneca rollout over blood-clot results - reports

NDPP

1700 new cases reported in Ontario.

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COVID Canada Update: 3/15/2021

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

  • 'We failed the most vulnerable': Dr Tam's biggest takeaway after a year of COVID-19
  • Ontario now in third wave of COVID-19, provinces hospital association says
  • 'We'll iron it out,' Ont premier says after long wait times, error messages on vaccine booking portal
  • Trudeau offers reassurance on AstraZeneca safety as European countries suspend use
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COVID-19: Status of Cases in Toronto (1000 +new cases)

https://twitter.com/IrfanDhalla/status/1371791832766676995

"Surprised to see Toronto relaxing restrictions when city's own dashboard shows..."

 

"All these European countries that are very worried about rising cases and imposing new restrictions? They've all vaccinated more people than we have. We won't win the vaccine vs variants race unless we put some obstacles in the path of the variants."

https://twitter.com/IrfanDhalla/status/1371813487744327684

 

"We had a year to plan for this. A year to build vaccine appointment booking systems. A year to build better IT systems. A year to pick vaccination sites and sign pharmacy deals and hire staff. Every single part ot this has been last minute."

https://twitter.com/Justin_Ling/status/1371558731310333957

 

NDPP

US and its Five Eyes Partners Use 'Persuasion', Sabotage and Disinformation to Gain Vaccine Supremacy

https://t.co/QmdFqT3XOO?amp=1

"The US and some of its allies are engaged in efforts to malign the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and to promote the more expensive mRNA vaccines promoted by 'Western' companies. Back in November we warned that the vaccine competition would be ruthless. The Five Eyes, their intelligence agencies and friends are pulling all possible strings to win the market for their vaccines."

See also:

How the NATO Alliance is fighting Russia's Sputnik V vaccine with subsidies from state budgets and the Gates Foundation, hidden by The Financial Times

https://twitter.com/bears_with/status/1369545644688482306

 

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Ontario logs more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-logs-more-than-1-500-new-covid-19-cas...

"...The seven-day rolling average of daily cases now stands at 1,361. Wednesday's infections also mark the 11th consecutive day in which the daily case count has been in the quadruple digits..."

NDPP

The Sickening Greed of BIG PHARMA Exposed (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/news-views-hughes/518539-sickening-greed-of-big...

"Executives of leading pharmaceutical companies were caught openly discussing the opportunity for profits presented by COVID-19. The US government gave $30 billion to these companies to develop the vaccines..."

"...We think as this shifts from pandemic to endemic there's a significant opportunity here." - Pfizer

Beware Big Pharma's pandemic pirates and profiteers!

NDPP

'Do you have the capacity to accept rescue transfers today if needed?"

https://twitter.com/drmwarner/status/1373064178244673538

"While Govt of Ontario lives in a fantasy world where it makes sense to lift public health restrictions as Wave 3 gathers momentum. This is the reality of Ontario;s hot zone ICUs."

NDPP

"As of 6pm Sat, Ontario's 34 regional health units are reporting another 1,795 confirmed as probable COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths.

https://twitter.com/IrfanDhalla/status/1373411194636283904

"The current infection rate and overall slope are very similar to late Nov. We have learned so much over the last year. And yet we have learned so little."

 

Dr John Campbell, Coronavirus Update: 3/19/2021

https://youtu.be/9-tey8sfT6w

International update. 'We're now going into a third wave driven by new variants.'

NDPP

COVID-19 Pandemic LIVE: World Map/Count

https://youtu.be/NMre6IAAAiU

 (Updating)

NDPP

Covid-Canada Updates: 3/23/2021

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

  • New report details 'disturbing rise' in anti-Asian hate crimes in Canada
  • Reputation of AstraZeneca marred by missteps
  • Cases of COVID-19 variants on the rise in Canada fuel concerns over third wave
  • A new side effect? Some patients developing rapid onset diabetes
  • Canadians deeply wary about allowing US visitors
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The UNHRC voted 32-6 to call upon Israel as the occupying power to comply immediately with its international law obligations to the protected occupied population, and ensure non-discriminatory access to COVID-19 vaccines.

https://twitter.com/mbueckert/status/1374747538998329354

"Remember when pro-Israel groups were saying it was antisemitic to say Israel's vaccine program was discriminatory? Germany and France are among the countries that passed this motion calling on Israel to provide vaccines to Palestinians under its control..."

Why won't Canada make such a call?

[email protected]

NDPP

Brazil's COVID-19 Surge Creates Severe Oxygen Crisis

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1374859493289431044

"Brazill just passed 300,000 COVID deaths. Yesterday it had the highest 24-hour death total yet: 3,250 people are dying waiting for ICU beds and because of no oxygen. It's horrible enough but so much worse watching so many die of a disease for which a vaccine exists."

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AstraZeneca jab's effectiveness slips to 76% in new test data after vaccine maker comes under fire for submitting 'outdated' info

https://on.rt.com/b4jg

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COVID Canada Updates: 3/26/2021

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

  • Ontario records more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases
  • Research raises questions over delayed 2nd vaccine doses for seniors
  • Brazil surpasses 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day
  • 'What am I going to do now?' Entrepreneurs lose hope...
NDPP

"Workers around the world lost $3.7 trillion in the pandemic. Billionaires around the world gained $3.9 trillion in the pandemic. It's the highest one-year wealth transfer in history, yet somehow barely anyone is talking about it..."

https://twitter.com/DanPriceSeattle/status/1375189204125114371

NDPP

[NBA] 'Trade deadline was fun. Back to reality.'

https://twitter.com/shanxonline/status/1375244227051937793

"This wave is worse than a year ago. Worse than January. More patients. They're younger. They're sicker. We send them out to make room for the new ones in emerg.

The public is over it and doen't care. Health Care Workers are burnt out. This is bad."

NDPP

Yet-to-be-released analysis suggests 60% higher risk of death from COVID-19 variants

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-variants-death-analysis-ont...

"Variants of the virus behind COVID-19 double the risk of someone being admitted to intensive care - and increase the risk of death by roughly 60 percent - according to a new analysis of recent Ontario data from the province's science advisory table, multiple sources tell CBC News..."

cco

Speaking of sports trades...
Canadian government expected to shorten quarantine for NHL players ahead of trade deadline
I wonder what their medical advice is. Do they have information that playing hockey makes you less likely to spread COVID-19? Or have they known for a while that 2 weeks is excessive, but only waived it for the wealthy?

NDPP

Money talks.

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