Covid19 Pandemic

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    Today's press release

    One thousand cases are now resolved. [Note, this includes one of the recent infections]

    The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, July 12 and extend to noon Sunday, July 26, unless government terminates or extends it.
     
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    Today's press release

    As of today, July 15, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, July 14.

    The source of infection for this new case, which is in Central Zone, remains under investigation by Public Health and this individual is in hospital.

    The Nova Scotian who had remained in hospital after their COVID-19 infection was considered resolved has been discharged.
     
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    Numbers in the US should start looking better soon. Trump has informed all hospitals to send their Covid data to the White House instead of the CDC. What could go wrong?
     
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    Fucking criminal in my opinion. Purposefully withholding data pertinent to the safety of the population.
     
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    In “related to Covid” other news: USCIS, the agency that handles things like work visas, green cards, and citizenship in the US is about to lay off 70% of their staff.

    What does this have to do with Covid? Well, the USCIS is self-funded. They generate their capital by charging fees on applications, processing, etc. in the guise of “jobs for Americans first” as the US tries to re-open from COVID, Trump has made it really hard for anyone to apply for any of these things. It has caused the numbers to drop so drastically that USCIS can no longer self find at their current employee levels.

    So now you have a bunch of Americans losing jobs, and those of us with applications in process are potentially about to get fucked.

    Personally, my H1-B expires in August and while we’re at the last stage applying for a green card, with the layoffs coming, I don’t expect to see that approved any time soon with everything going on. I’d hoped to see the green card by this Fall - now? Maybe next year?

    Why am I staying here...?
     
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    Prepare for a lot of excel excel printouts with sharpie corrections
     
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    Florida has more cases than all but 3 countries......and they opened Disney.
     
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    Sounds like some North Korea shit :rofl:

    what a fucking shitshow of a country
     
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    Anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf? :)

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    And this one from the BC government...

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    School reopening plan sounds pretty good to me. Be happy to get the kids back together.
     
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    Living with uncertainty here on the school reopening plan. It's extremely frustrating!
     
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    Yeah you can really see an impact on the kids when they are isolated from their friends and being social :(
     
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    My son really had a rough go of it during school last year. Our kids are still not seeing their friends here much - I'm jealous of where things are at in NS. I have friends originally from NS who live down in California who are moving to NS for the fall temporarily just so their daughter can go to school in person.
     
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    I just hope we can sustain it. If travel picks up again we are doomed
     
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    A second wave is all but guaranteed at some point because of travel, unfortunately.
     
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    It wouldn't be so bad if everyone took the virus seriously but with so much flat-earth level thinking going on with covid it's going to be tough
     
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    And... fuck. I was hoping they would at least be tackling a hybrid approach of a couple days a week in class but nope:
     
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    On the positive side, there are three vaccines showing real promise ..
     
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    Today's press release

    The province is renewing the state of emergency to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and ensure the safe reopening of businesses and services. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, July 26, and extend to noon Sunday, Aug. 9, unless government terminates or extends it.
     
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    ...and...

    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200724004

    Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

    Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 24, that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31.

    “As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, we must continue to be vigilant to minimize the impact of a second wave of COVID-19,” said Premier McNeil. “Wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public places is a key part of how we protect each other and support our local businesses so they can stay open for the long run.”

    Indoor public places include:

    • retail businesses
    • shopping centres
    • personal services businesses such as hair and nail salons, spas, body art facilities, except during services that require removing a mask
    • restaurants and bars, except while people are eating or drinking
    • places of worship or faith gatherings
    • places for cultural or entertainment services or activities such as movie theatres, concerts and other performances
    • places for sports and recreational activities such as a gym, pool or indoor tennis facility, except while doing an activity where a mask cannot be worn
    • places for events such as conferences and receptions
    • municipal or provincial government locations offering services to the public
    • common areas of tourist accommodations such as lobbies, elevators and hallways
    • common areas of office buildings such as lobbies, elevators and hallways, but not private offices
    • public areas of a university or college campus, such as library or student union building, but not classrooms, labs, offices or residences
    • train or bus stations, ferry terminals and airports
    Children under two are exempt, as well as children aged two to four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Schools, daycares and day camps continue to follow their reopening plans.

    People are asked to use their own masks. Government will help with initial supplies of masks for people who cannot bring their own.

    “Nova Scotians have made a habit of all the other core public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and now it’s time to also make a habit of wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public settings,” said Dr. Strang. “I have confidence that Nova Scotians will do the right thing and take care of each other by wearing masks in these settings.”
     

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