Canada - Coronavirus COVID-19

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  1. zencompass

    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    Here is a thread where we can add updated information for Canadians.
     
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    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html
    "To assist with Canada’s response to COVID-19, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced that she has signed an Interim Order to allow expedited access to COVID-19-related medical devices for use by healthcare providers, including diagnostic test kits."
     
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    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-march20-1.5504080
    The latest:

    Border restrictions between the United States and Canada aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 come into effect across the country at midnight ET on Friday while political leaders in both countries have continued to ramp up their response to the pandemic.''
     
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    Canada,

    Scientists see no quick end to the coronavirus battle

    "The epidemic would take nearly two months to reach it's peak with no health measures in place."

    ...

    "Now that public health measures are in place, the situation is more complex. If they are effective, the peak could be significantly reduced and also delayed by another couple of months."

    Then possible rebound in number of cases;
    as with lower numbers people will revert to old habits.
     
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    zencompass Hope springs eternal

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    25 year-old describes his symptoms and experience suffering from COVID-19.

    He is a former McMaster U. student and lives in Toronto.

    He went to Florida to party in early March, and his story from there is frightening to read - especially since he lives alone and wasn't sure whether to call an ambulance for himself.



    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/coronavirus-patient-1.5502501
     
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    Canada,

    Coronavirus: Police lay out consequences if Ontario emergency orders aren’t followed
    "The orders are in place until March 31 when a reassessment of the situation will be made."

    The dark side of Canada's coronavirus response - Macleans.ca
    Prisoners and asylum seekers

    'Historic times,' Trudeau rallies industry to aid in COVID-19 fight

    Coronavirus: What will happen to Canada’s housing market amid the pandemic?
    "But the primary idicator when we talk about real estate is job security."
     
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-coronavirus-hospitals-canada-supplies-crowe-1.5505426
    'People want to do something'


    ''Who else uses these special disposable masks? Carpenters. Construction workers.

    So Warner started contacting people he knows in those industries asking for help. He said if they have any N95s, let him know, because he needs them for the hospital.

    He didn't stop there.

    He also knows there won't be enough ventilators — mechanical breathing machines that can keep critically ill COVID-19 patients alive long enough for their lungs to recover.

    Who else has ventilators? Cosmetic surgeons.

    Soon, Warner had prominent plastic surgeons organizing their network to start rounding up ventilators.

    Veterinarians who treat large animals also use ventilators in their emergency rooms. So Warner sent some more emails.

    Would animal ventilators work on humans?

    "I don't know enough about animal ventilators to know, but I think at this point everything is on the table," Warner said.

    Everyone got back to him immediately, pledging to do what they can to help.

    "People want to do something, if there is something they can do," he said. "They just want to be told, and they'll do it."
     
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    Windsorite There are no atheists in Pandemics

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    Here’s how coronavirus could spread in Ontario

    By now, we’ve all heard federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s announcement Wednesday that between 30 and 70 per cent of Canadians could become infected with the novel coronavirus.

    But what would that actually look like, on the ground and in number terms, for Ontarians?

    Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Guelph are using complex mathematical modelling to give us an idea of just that.

    Assuming that COVID-19 starts to spread locally, the researchers have created a variety of scenarios modelling how the virus will behave with different health interventions over a two-year time frame.

    “There’s no silver bullet for controlling COVID-19 transmission,” said Ashleigh Tuite, one of the researchers and an epidemiologist at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. “To reduce transmission and protect those most at risk will require enhanced detection and contact tracing, but also social distancing measures. Having said that, we do have the capacity to change the course of the pandemic with the tools that we have in hand.”

    In one scenario devised by the researchers in which very little is done to contain the spread of the virus, Ontario would see a total of just over six million infections after about 16 months. In that same scenario, a maximum of 126,563 infected people would die.

    In another, where schools are closed for about 18 months, deaths could be limited to 10,706.

    The research is timely given that the Ontario government announced Thursday afternoon that it would shut down all publicly funded schools for two weeks after the March Break to help stop the spread of the virus.

    A third scenario that further reduces social contact limits deaths to 3,291.

    Tuite said slowing down the spread will buy time for researchers to develop a vaccine or a treatment.

    Here are the three different scenarios:

    The do very little scenario
    This scenario assumes that there is little intervention in Ontario to stop the spread of the virus, which means limited testing for COVID-19 and limited tracing of individuals who may have come in contact with a patient. Only one in 10 people would be quarantined before they become infectious to others.

    Here’s how coronavirus could spread in Ontario
     
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    Canada.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-city-police-arrest-covid-19-1.5505349
    Quebec City police arrest COVID-19 patient for defying quarantine

    'This is the first time we have executed this type of warrant,' says police spokesperson
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    Quebec City police arrest a woman, who has the coronavirus, for breaking quarantine on Friday afternoon. (Steve Jolicoeur/Radio-Canada)
    Quebec City police have arrested a woman, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, for being out in the city's Limoilou neighbourhood despite being under a quarantine order.

    The woman, who is potentially contagious, was arrested at around 2 p.m. ET Friday while out for a stroll, by order of the regional public health authority.

    "This is the first time that we have executed this type of warrant," said police spokesperson Sandra Dion.

    The woman co-operated with police and was transported to hospital, according to Radio-Canada. It is not yet clear if she will face charges.''
     
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    Big gap between capacity and application.

    "For days doctors in hospital across Canada watched anxiously as they run low of supplies of nasal swabs needed to test patients.

    The Public Health Agency of Canada put out an urgent call to university research groups to donate testing chemicals,, called reagents, along with other products needed to do virus testing "
     
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