Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-covid-19-1.5545241

    Demographics, distancing and dumb luck: How N.B. avoided a worst-case COVID-19 scenario
    Lack of connecting flights, large-scale public transit and major city centres may have been blessings

    We're small, we're rural, we're old and we're spread out.

    We lack a major metropolitan centre, large-scale public transit and international airline connections.

    These are all traits that have been cited at one time or another as holding New Brunswick back. But they may be a blessing when it comes to COVID-19.

    "Luck is a big part of it," said Dr. Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist at the University of Ottawa.

    "You're lucky in your location, you're lucky in your population density, you're lucky in your population distribution, and you're lucky that your major city is not an international travel hub."

    If the numbers over the past two weeks hold, New Brunswick — a province that rarely wins at anything — is poised to reach the pandemic-containment podium.

    New daily cases peaked at 15 on March 29. By the second week of April, there were more recovered patients than people still sick with the virus. And there hasn't been a new case reported since April 17.

    As of Sunday's update, only seven New Brunswick cases were listed as active. Only Nunavut and the Northwest Territories have lower rates of cases per capita.

     
  2. Boots

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    and WayneWayne you were convinced the entire population of NB was infected at one point haha
     
  3. Boots

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    I'll be curious to hear when the government is going to start lifting restrictions. If everyone keeps up with the social distancing, handwashing and cleaning I don't see why we can't start to get the ball slowly rolling towards some kind of return to normal. Open up the parks to start.
     
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    There are 8 active cases in my small community alone, there won't be any lifting here for quite a while.
     
  5. Boots

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    I'm glad Trudeau is leaving it up to the provinces. Definitely a different picture in every province.
     
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    It was possible, they weren't testing anyone.
     
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    Also I couldn't be more happier to be wrong
     
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    word! Did you fish yet?
     
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    I went for a drive yesterday and was gonna toss the line in oromocto river, but it was too flooded, couldn't get to it...so no.
     
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    Are they no longer doing the video updates?
     
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    Resuming tomorrow.
     
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    I think NS is alking a fine line right now and unless they soon provide a target things will backfire. As more provinces open, people are going to become cynical. Personally I would love to hear NS provide some sort of "we are looking for a reduction of x over x days. Once we see that we can start to look at reopening but until then we have to continue as we are". I think it would give some people some hope before they inevitably say fuck-it.
     
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    I'm hopeful the three days they've had off the air have given them the time needed to polish up a plan to present to the public this week.
     
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    Agree with the last two posts. People will get tired of this if they don't get a signal of a somewhat return to business
     
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    We don't even need to know what the actual plan is as that could vary based on the situation, just tell us what they are looking for so people can have hope. Instead of just saying " here are today's stats" finish it with "these are moving in the direction we had hoped" or "this is going in the right direction and if it continues we should be able to talk about a plan to relax guidelines in two weeks". Right now it just seems like we're being told everything we do wrong. Where's the compliment sandwich??
     
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    They are terrified to say we are doing good and have people take it as 'all clear'
     
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    no mention of a press conference today in the release
     
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    So they only tested ~400 yesterday... well below the labs capacity. They are asking anyone with any kind of symptoms to make sure they get tested.
     
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    The hardest hit too. Will be interesting
     
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    getting better!
     
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    testing volume is up, positive tests are down and a lot are from the nursing home :cool:
     
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    so weird i don't get it at all kids going back to school too.... but the boarders are still closed
     
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    47 recoveries since yesterday. Lowest number of net active cases since April 12.
     

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