Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Mar 1, 2020.
Has there been any word on where the last two cases in Central originated?
Haven't heard anything.
Today's press release
Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 65. A male over 80 has died in the Northern Zone. His case is related to a previous case of a traveller coming from outside the Atlantic bubble. He was not a resident of a long-term care home.
The new positive cases are in the Northern Zone and are currently under investigation by Public Health. They are linked to previous positive cases.
I heard all related to Temp foreign workers. Testing positive while in isolation.
Today's press release
Today's press release
The new case is in the Northern Zone and is connected to a previously reported case.
We got a dirty plane at some point
Murphy's posted on their Facebook that someone from outside the Atlantic Bubble who wasn't self-isolating ate there.
Universities also have kids coming back to school. I've heard of one incident where a student was refusing to qurantine or wear a mask and was finally arrested.
During a news briefing on Wednesday, Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang said there were three clusters in the northern zone — which includes Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou areas — in the past two weeks. He said there are no links between any of the three clusters.
One of the clusters involved two foreign workers who travelled to Nova Scotia from another country for work purposes. Strang said those people had been self-isolating as required and were tested as part of their employer's quarantine protocols. He said nobody in Nova Scotia was exposed to COVID-19 by these workers.
Another cluster involved somebody who travelled from outside the Atlantic Bubble and did not self-isolate.
The third cluster involved a person who came to Nova Scotia as part of their work and later tested positive in their home province. Strang said health officials believe an individual in Nova Scotia contracted COVID-19 from this person and then spread it to three of their close contacts.
"Other than the two cases linked to the restaurant, we have not seen any evidence of community spread," Strang said.
They look to be doing a great job tracing these positives
schools are going to be f-f-f-fucked when the go back
I gotta say, though, there isn't really an option to not go ahead with it. The kids need the socialization, and people have to have somewhere to 'put their kids' for lack of better words at the moment.
Those demanding everything remain closed up/shut down are probably the same people that would like to stay at home and live off of gov't teet.
I think schools are going to be fine. We don't really even have any Covid-19 here and the few cases that have been found have been contact traced and eliminated.
Just got the email from the big wigs - WFH extended to July 31st.
Also giving us a bunch of days off - day off every 3 weeks. That's good.
Our stock went through the roof yesterday. It was crazy.
I wish there were -any- communication from my big wigs about any plans at all regarding WFH. I'm under the assumption at this point that what happens is my cube at work turns into my personal shipping/receiving depot , and that I'll be working remote long term.
My boss is ready for everyone to return to the office. Fuck that shit.
Some people act like Covid just spontaneously forms if two people get within 6ft of each other. If there's a break out in school, there will probably have already been on earlier in the community.
I also love how when all this started it was "listing to Dr Strang, stay inside he's the expert". 4 months later it's "I don't care what Dr. Strang says, it's too early to relax"
And you know what really grinds my gears? It's this essential worker BS. Newsflash, an essential business designation just means the government won't close you down unless absolutely necessary. It doesn't mean you have to stay open and it doesn't mean you have to go to work. It means that unlike the majority of people that got temporarily laid off, you still have a job. You could have still collected CERB just like anyone else if you didn't feel safe going in.
GAAAH that feels good to get off my chest.
^ Heh, my wife thinks I'm being mean when I say stuff like that. People can't be arsed to pay attention to facts and logic.
July 31st was a month ago...
And yet, also 11 months to go.
88% of Canadians are happy with the job the Canadian government did handling the pandemic so far and 66% feel Canada is more united post pandemic.
Link to the study:
I’m glad I don’t work from home because I’d be fat as fuck and also I’m a social butterfly
You gotta let me spread my wings!
I couldn't imagine working from home every day. Especially with kids. Would be hard to stay focused and not want to spend time with them.
I kinda read that original post as they may have told people late..... My bad....
So 2 recoveries today and 2 new cases in the Northern Zone.
Going off the grid for the weekend.
Being able to be home with my daughter is probably in the top 3 things about working from home for me. So many parents out there can only see there kids for a few hours a day because of work. I feel like I'm super lucky
It was nice when they were younger. With them home 100% of the time for online learning, my wife home, and me WFH, it is not ideal.
This. My wife isn't working. She's been home with the kids. If I was home too, I would definitely be appreciative of the opportunity to spend time together but I can't see it being productive. Or healthy after so long. May sound callous or negative.... But just being honest. My marriage was founded with me being away with the army or me being on the road with work, or me being on shift with work. Me being home 24/7, we'd go insane. We both need our space. Doesn't mean we aren't happy, just the way our relationship works best! . I'd love the time with the kids, but if I had to work from home, I'd get distracted for sure with them.
I respect that. But with what I just said in my previous post, don't think it would work for everyone.
WFH till at least Jan for me.....hate it, it was really bad when everything was closed, home alone all day, stay home all night, now at least I can get out and play sports and hang out with people but I miss the atmosphere in the office, bouncing ideas off my cubicle neighbors and chatting about random things
Ditto with being on the road or on call for work. This otherwise idea of WFH with them being home all the time is a real challenge. The wife doesn't understand a shut door when I'm working, and my daughter is 1. So...
Also miss being able to chat to other people around me about whatever. Only so much I can do to fill up useless time while waiting for results of a test or for logs or whatever.
Yeah, I am WFH now 10 years and it's fantastic. I miss having co-workers around every now and then, but that's about it. When I work, I work, consider me in another country...wife knows not to bother me, no exceptions really. It works out fine.
Kid on the way I expect some more interuptions, but i think being able to support her and the baby is ideal and what I worked hard for. I have full flexibility from my employer going into this.