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20 minutes ago, KoreanHockeyFan said:

Cases are way up in Canada as a whole, but I don't see deaths, which are rising, but not at the same pace as new cases are

There is always lag time between number of covid positive and death.

Check the number of deaths today and compare to how many positives occurred up to 2 weeks ago.

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20 minutes ago, gurn said:

There is always lag time between number of covid positive and death.

Check the number of deaths today and compare to how many positives occurred up to 2 weeks ago.

Agree, I'm just wondering if we've been in the 3rd wave long enough where the death statistic would start to rise already, but maybe I shouldn't get too optimistic just yet. 

 

On another note, Dr. Henry sounded like an elementary school teacher reading a picture book to her class during her closing remarks :lol:

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18 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

IMHO, this is very short-sighted.  Forget Toronto - in places like Hong Kong, they'll nail it right down to the apartment block or public housing unit where cases have been found, and even in some cases, they'll provide unit numbers within those apartments (because transmission can happen via the aerosols travelling through sewage pipes, which sometimes vent into apartment units), so whole sides of the apartment block may be impacted and residents of those units are asked to get tested.

 

As much as I disagree with how HK's government is running things politically (especially the fact that they were a transmission hub early on in the pandemic - before the pandemic was called - because they refused to close the border with their overlords to the north), their pubilc health officers at least have had experience dealing with SARS back in 2003, and have institutional memory on how to deal with minimizing spread of an aerosol-transmitted virus.

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2 hours ago, KoreanHockeyFan said:

Seeing the case numbers rise is scary, but I'm wondering precisely how much of these newer cases are coming from younger age groups. 

 

Cases are way up in Canada as a whole, but I don't see deaths, which are rising, but not at the same pace as new cases are. Hopefully this is a sign that the vaccine roll-out is already doing some work since seniors aren't getting as badly hit (compared to the previous wave)? 

I think the death numbers being limited has a lot to do with the elderly in care homes being largely vaccinated.  Those were most of the deaths.

 

But yeah, the rise in the hospitals is worrying.

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1 hour ago, Wilbur said:

I think the death numbers being limited has a lot to do with the elderly in care homes being largely vaccinated.  Those were most of the deaths.

 

But yeah, the rise in the hospitals is worrying.

Yes, that's why there have been arguments to roll out vaccinations at random instead of targeting specific age groups, especially since seniors tend to be less mobile and isolated. If you vaccinate at random, you could be more likely to immunize a transmitter. 

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1 hour ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

It seems like things are escalating pretty quickly in India with them getting hit pretty hard with the second wave. They had over 210,000 new cases today.

I am concerned with India over the next few months.  I think Brazil is in really bad shape.  Their reported daily case count is usually in the 80,000 range.  But close to 3500 daily deaths.  They should pass America in death by summer if something doesn't change.  

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6 hours ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

It seems like things are escalating pretty quickly in India with them getting hit pretty hard with the second wave. They had over 210,000 new cases today.

I'm amazed moodley is even allowing tests there. 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56517495
 

 

 

A new "double mutant" variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India. 

Scientists are checking if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, may be more infectious or less affected by vaccines.

What is a "double mutant" variant?

Like all viruses, the coronavirus keeps changing in small ways as it passes from one person to another.

The vast majority of these mutations are inconsequential and don't alter the way the virus behaves.

But some mutations trigger changes in the spike protein that the virus uses to latch on to and enter human cells - these variants could potentially be more infectious, cause more severe disease or evade vaccines. 

Vaccines against respiratory pathogens like SARS-Cov2, the virus that causes Covid-19, protect us by stimulating our bodies to make antibodies. 

The best type to protect us are the "neutralising antibodies" because they block the virus from being able to enter the human cells.

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35 minutes ago, UKNuck96 said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-56517495
 

 

 

A new "double mutant" variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India. 

Scientists are checking if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, may be more infectious or less affected by vaccines.

What is a "double mutant" variant?

Like all viruses, the coronavirus keeps changing in small ways as it passes from one person to another.

The vast majority of these mutations are inconsequential and don't alter the way the virus behaves.

But some mutations trigger changes in the spike protein that the virus uses to latch on to and enter human cells - these variants could potentially be more infectious, cause more severe disease or evade vaccines. 

Vaccines against respiratory pathogens like SARS-Cov2, the virus that causes Covid-19, protect us by stimulating our bodies to make antibodies. 

The best type to protect us are the "neutralising antibodies" because they block the virus from being able to enter the human cells.

If that's the case they need to ban flights from those countries. None of this quarantine BS coming here, straight up ban anyone trying to find from there. Same with Brazil. Even UK and South Africa at this point. We came keep on having cases go up and wrecking our economy just to satisfy other countries and be nice and kind to others. Time to focus on our own people only at this point. 

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33 minutes ago, Russ said:

If that's the case they need to ban flights from those countries. None of this quarantine BS coming here, straight up ban anyone trying to find from there. Same with Brazil. Even UK and South Africa at this point. We came keep on having cases go up and wrecking our economy just to satisfy other countries and be nice and kind to others. Time to focus on our own people only at this point. 

You shouldn’t have any UK people on flights anyway as unless we have a good reason (reasons are proscribed) then we are not allowed out of the country 

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13 minutes ago, KoreanHockeyFan said:

My brain was so close to exploding after watching this

 

 

Once Gaetz is gone, Jordan is next in line for most incompetent, most dispicable congressman out there.  He's a disgusting excuse for a human being

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40 minutes ago, UKNuck96 said:

You shouldn’t have any UK people on flights anyway as unless we have a good reason (reasons are proscribed) then we are not allowed out of the country 

That's how we got the UK variant couple months ago was some guy coming back from vacation there. 

 

Looks like things are going better there these days with you guys really getting the vaccine now? Saw the average was down quite a bit. 

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1 hour ago, Russ said:

If that's the case they need to ban flights from those countries. None of this quarantine BS coming here, straight up ban anyone trying to find from there. Same with Brazil. Even UK and South Africa at this point. We came keep on having cases go up and wrecking our economy just to satisfy other countries and be nice and kind to others. Time to focus on our own people only at this point. 

Agreed. That whole "be kind" moniker can get stuffed at this point. 

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