Coronavirus

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    After more than two weeks with no new cases, NB has four today. Temporary foreign workers from Mexico who were in self-isolation in Miramichi. Shouldn't be a problem if they obeyed the requirements for isolation (I hope).
     
  2. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Turns out, they were destined to go to Miramichi after their quarantine period was over but were actually in Moncton. Two more temporary foreign workers diagnosed today - also already self-isolated in Moncton.
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    “Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-free status didn’t last long.

    The province has a new confirmed case of the virus—a woman between the ages of 20 and 39 in the Eastern Health region.

    The case is travel-related. The woman is not a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and was granted an exemption to travel to the province.

    Officials say she arrived on a direct flight from Toronto on August 6 and was not showing symptoms while traveling.

    The provincial government is asking passengers of Air Canada flight AC690, from Toronto to St. John’s on August 6, to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.“
     
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    She's part of the crew for Lex, I guess film crews didn't need to isolate for 2 weeks.
     
  5. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    NB had a total of six in two days - all foreign workers and all in self-isolation. All travel-related and no community transmission. No more today.

    With some luck, this one will be a completely isolated instance. If there are any cases resulting from the US armed forces personnel not self isolating in St. John's (July 28), they will be popping up soon.
    Seems like it doesn't matter how good a job we all do, outbreaks are occurring because OTHER people don't obey the rules.
     
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    And that surprises you why?
     
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    The fact that people are idiots doesn't surprise me in the least. George Carlin once said:
    “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”
     
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was just reading a post on the MOA forum about how Sturgis is going ahead. I can't wait to hear how that plays out!
     
  9. dresda

    dresda Active Member

    I'll have to look for photos and see if they are wearing masks....
     
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    There are a couple of live feeds posted on MOA, not much social distancing and hardly any masks.
     
  11. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    NB has been clear for the last couple of days. There is low probability of the recent cases becoming the source of a significant outbreak. I have been watching Manitoba with some concern - my daughter and family live in Winnipeg. Until mid-July, the MB profile of new daily cases looked a lot like any of the Atlantic provinces - a few random infections (mostly travel related) quickly brought under control. They are currently at 542 cases but 200 have been in the last three weeks and 107 in just the past week. Hope they can reverse this quickly!
     
  12. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    One new case today in YYT
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Well, y'all know who that wasn't... LOL
     
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We'll see how many people on that are test positive. So glad I'm not working in that biz these days.
     
  15. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Masks are mandatory for EVERYONE starting Aug 24th.
     
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  16. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We started wearing them everywhere as soon as the Atlantic bubble opened. I'm the only person I see wearing one in Tumbler Ridge.
     
  17. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    “The number of new Covid-19 cases continues to grow in British Columbia.

    Dr. Reka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, who is filling in for Dr. Bonnie Henry on updates this week, reported 236 new cases in B.C. since Friday, including 100 between Friday and Saturday, which is reportedly the highest daily number in B.C. since the pandemic began.”

    We are a month behind BC. The second wave is coming.
     
  18. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Pop'n of BC is around 5 million so the next wave could be biggish...
     
  19. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    The latest wave primarily involves the younger population. Currently there are 743 active cases in BC and only four individuals in Hospital. 3 in critical care. Most of the younger population are showing minimal symptoms with many of them only knowing they are carrying the virus due to contact tracing and testing.

    As for mandatory masks in NL, is this the first stage of opening back up to Canada? If not, why introduce masks into a population that has pretty much zero active cases? Maybe only mandating them because the larger Canadian centres are doing similar? I’m curious to hear the rationale...
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2020
  20. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I’d say the mandatory masks are because they are planning to open up the borders.
     

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