^ The 2nd link is good to know, encouraging, and supportive action.
Not really interesting news. I have been saying and providing those statistics for months. And vast majority of those excess deaths are among people under 40.A couple interesting news items.
BC may have under-reported pandemic deaths with possibly 1700 more deaths last year than reported.
Canada launches first national vaccine injury program, which offers compensation to those with serious vaccine side effects (including death)
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the U.S. soared 47% to 136,351 in the week ended Sunday, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg show. The largest weekly rise since April 2020 comes as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the country amid declining vaccination rates. The death toll for the period ticked up to 1,629.
While last week’s figures are a fraction of the weekly numbers during the winter, about half of Americans remain unvaccinated, slowing the battle against the virus. The U.S. has administered 334 million doses of vaccine, enough to cover about 52% of residents, according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker.
It takes longer than that. If the exposure happens today, sickness might appear within a week. And people only seek care when they are quite ill, so that could mean another +2 weeks. And then there's an additional reporting delay of +1 week.Just wait until end of the week for an update.
I think we need to shift in our thinking in terms of infections especially with vaccinations. Even with the variants, there is protection from the vaccinations. The vaccinations server two fold: 1. REDUCE transmission either by reducing the viral load of the person infected, or if you do get exposed, your body fights off the virus 2. If you do get get sick, reducing severe outcomes.^ It would be a miracle if no one got infected after this event in TO. England and Italy fans fill patios as teams battle for Euro 2020 final
Just wait until end of the week for an update.
... yes, we (with some exceptions) should have faith in the vaccines. However, this does not stop the transmission/infection to others. Ie. the virus is going to get shared and if one is not vaccinated or fully vaccinated, then there's going to be a problem.I think we need to shift in our thinking in terms of infections especially with vaccinations. Even with the variants, there is protection from the vaccinations. The vaccinations server two fold: 1. REDUCE transmission either by reducing the viral load of the person infected, or if you do get exposed, your body fights off the virus 2. If you do get get sick, reducing severe outcomes.
... yes, let's see. Hopefully the infection rate + hospitalisation trends down despite emerging variants.We are nearing the point, depending your province, that we must learn how to deal with the virus. Its not going away, but hopefully there will be less people getting it, and more importantly, those that do won't have as many severe outcomes. It will be interesting in a few weeks time as James said on what the impact on hospitalization.
It's more than churches. I'll post a new thread. This is a conservative think tank which makes a habit of intimidating public officials.^ Those churches sure have alot of money to go hiring a private investigator solely for the purpose of monitoring a judge's movement on Covid restrictions, nothing to say about retaining its own lawyer. When those funds can be better spent elsewhere. I wonder if the parishers are in agreement with this kind of spending. Sheesh.
Hopefully we see steady levels of hospitalizations, and not an increase in the severe outcomes. We can learn this by watching the UK, Israel and US. Keep in mind that the US now has growing transmission and cases as well.It will be interesting in a few weeks time as James said on what the impact on hospitalization.
Not long for some: Canadian nurses are leaving in droves, worn down by 16 merciless months on the front lines of COVID-19^ Even an increase in hospitalizations (and not deaths) due to Covid is going to be a major problem. I wonder how long can healthcare workers such as nurses and doctors continue battling this after a year and a half ...