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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. HairyAss

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    Wait - just to be clear, vaccinated people are still getting COVID with the caveats:

    - not at the same rate as the un-clean ... I mean, un-vaccinated.
    - they don't end up taking up a hospital bed and/or dying from it.
     
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    More and more news around here in the low-vacc counties of requests for refrigerated trucks to hold the dead bodies.
     
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    https://www.nshealth.ca/news/change...-exposures-central-eastern-and-northern-zones

    Changes to public exposure notifications and exposures in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones

    Friday, September 10, 2021 - 07:25PM

    As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our daily activities, there will be changes in how Public Health communicates COVID-19 public exposures. We will no longer be issuing exposures based on the risk levels of low, moderate, or high. We will be issuing COVID precaution notifications and COVID exposure notifications, where your self-isolation and testing requirements will be based on your vaccination status.

    COVID precaution notifications will be issued if there has been a potential exposure of minimal risk to the public.

    COVID exposure notifications will be issued when the public has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

    WHEN WE ISSUE A COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS WILL APPLY:

    If you are fully vaccinated (your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine was 14 or more days before the date of the exposure):

    • You are NOT required to self-isolate or to be tested, unless you develop symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, and two or more of the following: fever (i.e. chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated (you have only had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have not received any COVID-19 vaccine) you are at risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • We do NOT require you to isolate, unless you develop symptoms.
    • We strongly recommend you get tested at least 72 hours after the exposure, whether or not you have symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure including: new or worsening cough, fever (i.e., chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.

    WHEN WE ISSUE A COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS WILL APPLY:

    If you are fully vaccinated (your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine was 14 or more days before the date of the exposure):

    • You are NOT required to self-isolate or to be tested, unless you develop symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, and two or more of the following: fever (i.e. chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated (you have only had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have not received any COVID-19 vaccine) you are at risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • Immediately self-isolate, whether or not you have symptoms.
    • Book a COVID-19 test.
    • Book a second COVID-19 test 6 or 7 days after the exposure. You can stop isolating after 7 full days only if this test is negative and you have no symptoms. Please avoid contact with immunocompromised people (i.e. nursing homes).
    • A third test is recommended on day 14.
    • If you choose not to be tested on day 6 or 7, you must isolate for a full 14 days from your most recent exposure. Testing continues to be strongly recommended after initial exposure and on day 14.
    Protecting the health of Nova Scotians is our priority and focus. Any decision is made carefully in consideration of the risk posed to the community. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    For Friday, September 10, 2021

    Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • Kentucky Fried Chicken (679 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville) on September 4 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 18.
    • Boston Pizza (133 Church St, Antigonish) on August 31 between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and September 4 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 18.
    • The Den Nightclub (2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax) between 9:00 p.m. on September 4 and 3:00 a.m. on September 5. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 19.
    If you are fully vaccinated (your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine was 14 or more days before the date of the exposure):
    • You are NOT required to self-isolate or to be tested, unless you develop symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, and two or more of the following: fever (i.e. chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated (you have only had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have not received any COVID-19 vaccine) you are at risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • We do NOT require you to isolate, unless you develop symptoms.
    • We strongly recommend you get tested at least 72 hours after the exposure, whether or not you have symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure including: new or worsening cough, fever (i.e., chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named date and time for at least 15 minutes are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • Electric Pines Music Festival (694 Robinson Road #932 Shubenacadie) between September 5 at 6:30 p.m. and September 6 at 11:30 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 20.
    If you are fully vaccinated (your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine was 14 or more days before the date of the exposure):
    • You are NOT required to self-isolate or to be tested, unless you develop symptoms.
    • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the exposure. Symptoms include a new or worsening cough, and two or more of the following: fever (i.e. chills, sweats), shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose/nasal congestion, or headache.
    • Anyone who develops symptoms is required to self-isolate, book a COVID-19 test, and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.
    If you are not fully vaccinated (you have only had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have not received any COVID-19 vaccine) you are at risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • Immediately self-isolate, whether or not you have symptoms.
    • Book a COVID-19 test.
    • Book a second COVID-19 test 6 or 7 days after the exposure. You can stop isolating after 7 full days only if this test is negative and you have no symptoms. Please avoid contact with immunocompromised people (i.e. nursing homes).
    • A third test is recommended on day 14.
    If you choose not to be tested on day 6 or 7, you must isolate for a full 14 days from your most recent exposure. Testing continues to be strongly recommended after initial exposure and on day 14.
     
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    Vaccinated folks still catch and transmit it, and it can mutate just as easily. We are just less likely to take up a hospital bed. Which alone should be reason to get it. Our hospitals were fucked before covid. 8 years of McNeil cuts neutered healthcare and I saw up close before covid just how bad it was for 6 months.
     
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    Not just there. Hospitals are fucked here too.
     
  6. J0e Th0rnton

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    I'm pretty sure pre covid hospitals were fucked everywhere except maybe Toronto and BC.

    My friends in those provinces were the only ones who never complained about it and defended Canadian healthcare pre covid.
     
  7. C. Mike Hunt

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    Note, for brevity's sake I'm not going to post the entire release, just the precaution and exposure notifications.

    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/potenti...us-locations-central-zone-and-several-flights

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • Your Father’s Moustache (5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on September 6 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 20.
    • The Pint Public House (1575 Argyle Street, Halifax,) on September 8 between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Halifax Ale House (1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax) on September 8 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Montana’s (101 Shubie Drive, Dartmouth) on September 10 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • Playdium (21 Cabela Road, Dartmouth) on September 10 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present on the following flights in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • West Jet 228 travelling on September 2 from Calgary (11:10 p.m.) to Halifax (6:46 a.m. on September 3) Passengers in rows 3-9, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 17.
    • Air Canada 668 travelling on September 4 from Montreal (10:32 p.m.) to Halifax (1:00 a.m. on September 5) Passengers in rows 29-33, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 19.
    • West Jet 254 travelling on September 4 from Toronto (9:45 p.m.) to Halifax (12:54 a.m. on September 5) Passengers in rows 16-22, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 19.
    • Air Canada 674 travelling on September 5 from Calgary (9:55 a.m.) to Halifax (5:40 p.m.) Passengers in rows 14-20, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 19.
     
  8. HairyAss

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    As we get older, my wife and I discuss retirement plans a fair bit. Having experienced it - if you have the money/right insurance, the American experience with healthcare is far superior. You’re just fucked if you don’t.

    So… stay in the US if we can afford the health care and have it be too notch or move back to Canada, save money, but have to wait in line for service…
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/correct...nd-new-potential-exposures-covid-19-locations

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following locations on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes or passengers on the following transit bus routes at the named dates and times, are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.
    • La Frasca Cibi & Vini (5650 Spring Garden Road, Halifax) on August 30 between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.
    • Black Sheep Restaurant (1496 Lower Water St., Halifax) on August 31 between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 14.
    • Garrison Brewing (1149 Marginal Rd., Halifax) on August 31 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 14.
    • Antojos Taco + Tequila (1667 Argyle St., Halifax) on August 31 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 14.
    • Mashawee Mediterranean Grill (1526 Dresden Row, Halifax) on September 4 between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 18.
    • Chop Steakhouse & Bar (1680 Grafton St., Halifax) on September 6 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 20.
    • *CORRECTION: NO EXPOSURE* Halifax Ale House (1717 Brunswick Street, Halifax) on September 8 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
    • One Love Bar and Lounge (2180 Gottingen St., Halifax) on September 9 between 11:00 p.m. and (September 10) 1:00 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • Pugwash Farmer’s Market (10222 Durham St., Pugwash) on September 5 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 19.
    • Celtic Junction Bar + Grille (525 George St., Sydney) on September 7 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 21.
    • Tim Hortons (7 James St., Antigonish) on September 10 between 11:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • Farmhouse Inn (9757 Main St., Canning) on September 9 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:0 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 23.
    • Paddy’s Brewpub (460 Main St., Wolfville) on September 9 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 23.
    • Halifax Transit Route #022 (Armdale) which ran from Glenmore & Stonehaven to Mumford Terminal on September 8 between 12:28 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Halifax Transit Route #009A (Greystone to Downtown via Spring Garden) which ran from Mumford Terminal to Bell & Robie on September 8 between 12:44 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Halifax Transit Route #009A (Greystone to Herring Cove) which ran from Quinpool & Robie to Mumford Terminal on September 8 between 6:39 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Halifax Transit Route #022 (Armdale) which ran from Mumford Terminal to Glenmore & Stonehaven on September 8 between 6:52 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Halifax Transit Route #022 (Armdale) which ran from Glenmore & Stonehaven to Mumford Terminal on September 9 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 23.
    • Halifax Transit Route #032 (Cowie Hill Express to Downtown Halifax) which ran from Cowie Hill & Ridge Valley to Summer (QE II Health Sciences) on September 9 between 8:19 a.m. and 8:29 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 23.
    • Halifax Transit Route #022 (Armdale) which ran from Glenmore & Stonehaven to Mumford Terminal on September 10 between 11:30 a.m. and 11:37 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • Halifax Transit Route #028 (Bayers Lake) which ran from Mumford Terminal to Lacewood Terminal on September 10 between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • Halifax Transit Route #028 (Bayers Lake) which ran from Lacewood Terminal to Mumford, and Halifax Transit Route #022 (Armdale) which ran from Mumford to Glenmore & Stonehaven on September 10 between 3:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present on the following flights in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • WestJet 392 travelling on August 29 from Edmonton (10:30 p.m.) to Halifax (6:09 a.m. on August 30). Passengers in rows 1-7, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 13.
    • WestJet 228 travelling on September 7 from Calgary (11:10 p.m.) to Halifax (7:00 a.m. on September 8). Passengers in rows 20-26, seats A, B, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 22.
    • Air Canada 8636 travelling on September 10 from Ottawa (5:25 p.m.) to Halifax (8:16 p.m.). Passengers in rows 7-13, seats A, C and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, Sept. 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 73 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 10.

    Thirty-two new cases were reported on Sept. 11; 29 new cases on Sept. 12; and 12 new cases are being reported today.

    Thirty-six of the cases are in Northern Zone. Thirty-two are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are related to travel. One is under investigation.

    There is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined group in Northern Zone. Most of the group is unvaccinated, so more cases are expected.

    Thirty-one cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts of previously reported cases. Nine are related to travel. Eleven are under investigation.

    There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

    Four cases are in Eastern Zone. Three are related to travel. One is under investigation.

    Two cases are in Western Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. One is related to travel.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 125 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, four people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,782 tests on Sept.10; 2,440 tests on Sept. 11; and 2,352 tests on Sept. 12.

    As of Sept. 12, 1,469,063 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 704,637 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    Since Friday's update, 24 cases have been listed as resolved and 4,988 vaccine doses have been administered.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/correct...t-12-and-new-potential-exposures-covid-19-two

    COVID PRECAUTION NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named dates and times for at least 15 minutes, you are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • *CORRECTION TO THE DATE OF EXPOSURE* Pugwash Farmer’s Market (10222 Durham St., Pugwash) on September 4 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 18.
    COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present on the following flights in the specified rows and seats are required to follow the self-monitoring, self-isolation, and testing instructions noted below based on your vaccination status.

    • Swoop 429 travelling on September 10 from Halifax (10:45 a.m.) to Toronto (11:40 a.m.). Passengers in rows 27-32, seats C, D, E and F. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 24.
    • WestJet 230 travelling on September 11 from Calgary (10:00 a.m.) to Halifax (5:47 p.m.). Passengers in rows 17-23, seats A, B, C, and D. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight on the named date may develop symptoms up to, and including, September 25.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 66 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries.

    Sixty-one of the cases are in Northern Zone. Fifty-nine are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel.

    There is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined group in Northern Zone. Most of the group is unvaccinated, so more cases are expected.

    Five cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel.

    There are signs of community spread among those in Central Zone aged 20 to 40 who are unvaccinated and participating in social activities.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 173 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, four people are in hospital COVID-19 units.

    On Sept. 13, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,543 tests.

    As of Sept. 13, 1,471,980 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 706,246 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    Since yesterday's update, 18 cases have been listed as resolved and 2,917 vaccine doses have been administered.

    66/2543 = 2.6% positive rate.
     
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    That's just next door to you, how are thing going there?
    That's fucking scary, I mean you and your family are vaccinated so that's good but the idiot walking stupid are still out there and it's them that are bogging down the system for everyone else that really needs it and it's not available for them. :curse:
     
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    And this is where talking about COVID gets political. WA is divided into:

    - most of the Western counties around Seattle which makes up the bulk of the population is Democratic and vaccination levels are high. As an example, within my county, my neighborhood is one of the most vaccinated places in all of the US.
    - head to the eastern counties, including the counties that butt up against Idaho, it's very much Republican areas and vaccination levels are some of the worst in the country. So, it's somewhat ironic that they're complaining about Idaho coming across the border into the hospitals out there. However, it's now bleeding into Seattle/King County hospitals as well.

    All to say - idiots being idiots is leading to the load on the system for the entire State going in the toilet.
     
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    FWIU, many of the Northern Zone cases are a couple of Mennonite communities in Colchester and Cumberland counties. Cumberland was at 3 on Friday and 20 yesterday. Colchester-East Hants is up to 80.
     
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    Phase 5 delayed until Oct 4. Not surprised. I'm fine with it. I don't find Phase 4 limiting at all :o
     
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    Whoomp, there it was...
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210914004

    Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed

    Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

    September 14, 2021 - 3:02 PM

    Due to current epidemiology in the province and Atlantic region, Nova Scotia will delay starting Phase 5 of its reopening plan until Oct. 4, when the proof of full vaccination policy begins for certain events and activities.

    Phase 5 was expected to start Wednesday, Sept. 15.

    “We had hoped to be in a position to start Phase 5 this week, but the epidemiology is changing quickly, and we need to take a cautious approach,” said Premier Tim Houston. “All our current restrictions will remain in place until Oct. 4. By then, we hope to have improved epidemiology of the virus and we will have surpassed our 75 per cent vaccination target. Our proof of full vaccination policy will also be finalized and implemented for activities like going to restaurants, gyms, movies, performances and events. This will allow us to safely lift the gathering limit and other restrictions.”

    There are certain events taking place at several large arts and entertainment facilities before Oct. 4 for which tickets have already been sold. These events can proceed without following the gathering limit as long as the facility has a policy requiring spectators to be fully vaccinated and wear masks.

    “We understand it’s challenging for everyone, especially businesses, to change their plans when things don’t go as we expect. However, this delay is necessary to protect Nova Scotians,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “In just over two weeks, our proof of full vaccination policy will replace the need for gathering limits through the fall. Anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated should make an appointment as soon as possible. Vaccination is our best defense against COVID-19.”

    Starting Oct. 4, people who are 12 and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination to participate in most events and activities that bring groups of people together. While the policy is not yet final, it will apply to:

    • full-service restaurants where patrons sit at tables to be served, both indoors and on patios
    • liquor licensed establishments, casinos and other gaming establishments, both indoors and on patios
    • indoor and outdoor fitness and recreation facilities such as gyms, yoga studios, pools and arenas, as well as fitness classes
    • indoor and outdoor leisure facilities and businesses such as dance and music lessons, climbing facilities, escape rooms, pottery painting, indoor play places, arcades, shooting ranges, go-carts and outdoor adventure
    • indoor and outdoor festivals, special events, and arts and culture events and venues such as theatre performances, concerts and movie theatres, unless they are outdoor events held in public spaces with no specific entry point, such as Nocturne
    • participants and spectators for indoor and outdoor sports practices, games, competitions and tournaments
    • indoor and outdoor extracurricular school-based activities, including sports
    • bus, boat and walking tours
    • museums, public libraries and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
    • indoor and outdoor events and activities such as receptions, social events, conferences and training that are hosted by a recognized business or organization
    • indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, receptions and visitation that are hosted by a recognized business or organization
    Proof of vaccination will not be required under the provincewide policy for employees of businesses and organizations that offer these events and activities.

    Proof of vaccination will also not be required for most places that don’t facilitate formal gatherings, such as:

    • retail stores
    • financial institutions
    • food establishments that primarily offer fast food, takeout and delivery
    • professional services such as accountants and lawyers
    • personal services such as hair salons, barber shops, spas and body art
    • health-care services and health professions such as doctors’ offices, dental care, massage therapy and physiotherapy
    • rental accommodations such as hotel rooms, cottages and campgrounds
    • faith services
    • school-based activities that take place during the school day, before and after school programs and school buses
    • business meetings and other activities where the general public is not present
    • places where government services are offered
    • food banks, shelters, Family Resource Centres and adult day programs for seniors or people with disabilities
    • informal gatherings at a private residence
    Businesses and organizations are encouraged to set their own vaccination policies. Any policies should take legal and ethical implications into consideration. People who are not fully vaccinated need to be able to access essential services.
     
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    Thanks. I actually made it to my GP for a checkup last week for the first time since pre-pandemic. I have multiple follow ups as a result of that and if I can't get care because of anti-vaxx fuckwads overloaded the system, I'll be seriously pissed.
     
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    That’s a little disappointing but expected

    I wish I lived somewhere covid was over, like Alberta
     
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    An acquaintance on facebook just suggested police arm for the protest with dart guns with darts labeled MRNA......

    I'll admit I lolled.
     
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    Doesn’t make sense to me. They say the 66 infections are in a closed community, the people involved are coooperating and they haven’t yet seen spread out of that community. If that’s the case, then why are we using those numbers to delay? My belief is they realized how silly it was to have a gap between stage 5 and the new vaccine passport rules, so used this as a way to put things in line.
     
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    They said they are seeing signs of community spread in Halifax. Guessing it's not ideal to lift the mask mandate just yet.
     
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    He said they are NOT seeing signs of any spread from the “community” with 66 cases.
     
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    Didn’t he say something about community spread in social situations between younger people?
     
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    That's what I heard too.. community spread with people who have very active social lives
     
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    Aka the bar crowd
     
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    Maybe the mandatory vaccines to enter bars will fix this
     
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