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Just now, nuckin_futz said:

Canada coronavirus cases rise to 11,747 from 10,132

Fri 3 Apr 2020 15:04:56 GMT

The latest numbers from Canada

  • Deaths to 152 from 127
The Globe & Mail reported this week that at least 600 nursing and retirement homes across Canada have cases. Quebec has been hit particularly hard because it's school March break was a week before the rest of the country and that led to lots of travel. Lockdowns came at the end of that period and people in other parts of the country cancelled travel.
 
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Side note - A friend of mine from high school went on to become an actor. I won't mention his name for privacy sake. He's not exactly on the level of a Tom Cruise but he's quite active in Canadian television and I am sure some here would recognize him. He posted the other day on his Facebook page that he is Covid-19 positive. His doctor is certain it's Covid-19. He cannot find out for certain because we only test healthcare workers and people in respiratory trouble.
 
Anyone taking comfort in the numbers you're seeing of total infections should know there are way more than you're seeing. Even people who Dr's are certain have the infection are not being tested and counted. The situation is an absolute mess.

Certainly doesn't look like it's flattening. Unsure how that compares to a few weeks ago however. 

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25 minutes ago, Chris12345 said:

On a side note...

 

I have always wondered why Canada can't be more independent?

 

I get it we can't make bananas and avocados but why are we so reliant on the US and China?

 

We should push "Made in Canada".

 

I get it that's a big ask. 

i doubt that many would disagree, in fact we've heard the same argument being made about value-added over raw lumbers shipments for years....

 

The question is: who do we want to make this happen? The government? That's the dreaded "socialism". The government could "get involved" in a different manner, perhaps by offering tax incentives. But some people have a problem with that as well. "Big companies don't deserve handouts!", "If they can't make a go of it without taxpayer help, then they shouldn't do it!" etc, etc...

 

Ideally, the private sector would step up and do this. But they never seem to do so. Sure, there are barriers in place, as with most first world democracies, but the bottom line is profit. If there's money to be made, someone will step up and get it done....

 

....but one has to wonder how something like that would ever happen in Canada, when your competition in developing countries can pay it's workers $5.00 a day....

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11 minutes ago, bishopshodan said:

Pestilence gallops globally.

War is rearing up in the Middle East

Famine set to ride?

 

Locust ( how Biblical) taking out crops in East Africa/.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-locusts/east-africa-locust-swarms-gather-as-coronavirus-curbs-delay-pesticides-idUSKBN21L1IH

“The man is coming around”

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9 minutes ago, Mackcanuck said:

 

I think there might have been a misunderstanding about what the purpose of this hospital ship was....it wasn't sent to deal with COVID-19 cases, it was/is supposed to deal with other medical issues, leaving the permanent hospitals free to deal with Corona virus cases.

 

I have no idea, why more patients haven't been transferred there....

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1 hour ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

I guess we haven’t reached the peak and the worst is yet to come?

Oh no.

What people are not realizing is, Canada’s numbers are based on preventative curve flattening. The amount of infected people won’t change. It’ll just take longer to get though this as we attempt to spread the tragedy over a longer period of time so as to not over-stress or collapse our National healthcare system.

 

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5 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

I guess we haven’t reached the peak and the worst is yet to come?

I think it is not possible to tell yet. And I don't mean this just because of concerns about testing/accuracy of data.

 

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If we accept the above as accurate, it shows that the rate of change/stability is difficult to measure from day-to-day. Since Mar 22, day-to-day it is difficult to detect, for example, a clear exponential trend. Some days it goes up from the day before, other days it is slightly down. What this means to me is that it is going to take weeks to detect when we've peaked. We can't detect a peak/decline based on day-to-day comparisons. We need weekly/monthly comparisons. It will take some time to know where we stand. 

 

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13 minutes ago, wloutet said:

"Freeland must be close to having a stroke. I do think she'll be able to navigate us through this but I might take up religion and start praying for Trump to have a heart attack."

 

Or start poking needles in a Trump doll" 

Who said this?

Why is it in quotation marks? 

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Such a  dismal outlook on this here wow, BC has been doing good. We don't have hundreds or thousands of new cases per day, think the isolation is getting people into a large panic. There is no way Canada turns into Spain or Italy...to me anyway! With travel all but banned, I just can't see it escalating into this massive tragedy people on here are saying it will become.

 

Maybe I am an optimist, but if they were that certain it was going to happen...the country should have been put into a mandatory lock down a while back

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1 minute ago, Canuckster86 said:

Such a  dismal outlook on this here wow, BC has been doing good. We don't have hundreds or thousands of new cases per day, think the isolation is getting people into a large panic. There is no way Canada turns into Spain or Italy...to me anyway! With travel all but banned, I just can't see it escalating into this massive tragedy people on here are saying it will become.

 

Maybe I am an optimist, but if they were that certain it was going to happen...the country should have been put into a mandatory lock down a while back

BC is holding a relatively stead line of new cases per day, to this point, roughly 50 +/- 10 cases, and our number of people in hospital and then ICU is so far manageable. 

 

Outside of our long term care homes we're doing OK, but man those poor folks, this thing went right for the most vulnerable and the way we do care staffing just contributed greatly to it. I get that its cheaper to send people to multiple sites, but that has to change. 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

BC is holding a relatively stead line of new cases per day, to this point, roughly 50 +/- 10 cases, and our number of people in hospital and then ICU is so far manageable. 

 

Outside of our long term care homes we're doing OK, but man those poor folks, this thing went right for the most vulnerable and the way we do care staffing just contributed greatly to it. I get that its cheaper to send people to multiple sites, but that has to change. 

 

 

 

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Roughly 50 +/- 10 means that on a given day cases are 20% higher or 20% lower than they were the day before. That is a fair bit of instability to suggest a relatively steady line.

 

EDIT: I'm not saying this is bad news, just that it is news that is difficult to interpret. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Canuckster86 said:

Such a  dismal outlook on this here wow, BC has been doing good. We don't have hundreds or thousands of new cases per day, think the isolation is getting people into a large panic. There is no way Canada turns into Spain or Italy...to me anyway! With travel all but banned, I just can't see it escalating into this massive tragedy people on here are saying it will become.

 

Maybe I am an optimist, but if they were that certain it was going to happen...the country should have been put into a mandatory lock down a while back

Not yet anyway. Eventually I think people are just going to get fed up and do as they please. There's only so much patience one has. Personally I love being at home because there is no place like home but even I feel sick of it at times and feel the need to go walk for 45 minutes. 

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U.S.-based company 3M said Friday that it has been asked by the Trump administration not to supply N95 respirators to Canada amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Minnesota-based company to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says it needs. He invoked the Defence Production Act in order to speed up the distribution of masks.

“The administration also requested that 3M cease exporting respirators that we currently manufacture in the United States to the Canadian and Latin American markets,” a statement from the company read.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/6772979/coronavirus-3m-n95-respirators-trump-canada/

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