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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. Boots

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    Omg someone run that idiot over and do us all a favour lol
     
  2. Boots

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    We all got poisoned by ranklin :rofl:

    Is that infatuous' mom?
     
  3. Boots

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    These people should be shipped off to America if they love it so much...
     
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  4. Boots

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    Another day of 0 cases is nice!
     
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    Back in town, today was Pfizer day and it involved a road trip.

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    Today's press release

    Today, June 23, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries.

    There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 60 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.

    On June 22, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 3,490 tests.

    As of June 22, 808,713 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 112,328 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    • 18,199 vaccine doses administered
     
  8. C. Mike Hunt

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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 07:37PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and time should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    For the following locations, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

    · Atlantic Superstore (6141 Young Street, Halifax) on June 15 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 29.

    · Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 15 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, June 29.

    · Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on June 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the named dates may develop symptoms up to, and including, July 2.

    Regardless of whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms, those present at the following location on the named date and times are required to self-isolate, get tested and continue self-isolating for 14 days, even with a negative test result.

    · Fit4Less – weight area (1535 Dresden Row, Halifax) on June 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 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, July 2.

    For the exposure at Fit4Less on Dresden Row:

    Even if your test result is negative you must continue to isolate up to and including July 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., 14 days from the potential exposure due to coming in close contact with someone who had COVID-19. It is recommended that you get tested again between June 30-July 2. If your test result is positive you will be notified by Public Health directly.

    All those who worked or visited this Fit4Less location on the specified date and time but were not in the area of the potential high-risk exposure are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. You can book your test online at https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en or by calling 811.

    If you have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the exposure date, you are not required to self-isolate as long as you are not experiencing any symptoms of the virus. You are still asked to get tested once and should monitor for symptoms up to 14 days after the exposure date. If symptoms develop you should self-isolate, get re-tested and stay isolated until you receive a negative test result.

    Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access or if you have other symptoms that concern you. All other passengers on this flight should continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    · Air Canada 612 travelling on June 19 from Toronto (5:10 p.m.) to Halifax (8:11 p.m.). Passengers in rows 13-19, 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, July 3.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210623007

    New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

    Education and Early Childhood Development / COVID - 19

    June 23, 2021 - 9:54 PM

    Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 23, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone.

    The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The school will inform families about at-home learning.

    Families and students will receive an update before June 28.

    Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of positive cases and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
     
  10. C. Mike Hunt

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    All that's missing is stay the blazes home.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, June 24, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries.

    All of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel, two are close contacts and one is under investigation.

    One of the cases was reported Wednesday, June 23, and is connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Halifax. Although the case was reported yesterday, because it came in after yesterday’s cut-off for reporting, it will appear on the COVID-19 data dashboard today.

    There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 59 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU. The median age of people hospitalized in the third wave is 52 for non-ICU and 55 for people in ICU.

    On June 23, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 3,868 tests.

    As of June 23, 828,701 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 129,822 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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  12. C. Mike Hunt

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    5/3868 = 0.13% positive rate
     
  13. KLD

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    I'd be happy to never hear that quote again!
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210624006

    Update to New Brunswick Border Restrictions

    Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

    June 24, 2021 - 3:02 PM

    Nova Scotia is opening its border to people travelling from New Brunswick without restrictions starting June 30 at 8 a.m. There will be no requirements to self-isolate or complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in.

    “Public health has asked us for a little more time to boost our coverage of second doses while watching the epidemiology before modified restrictions are removed on travel from New Brunswick,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “We know that it is difficult to wait an additional week – now six days – but the end of this pandemic is in sight, and we need to remain cautious with our reopening plan.”

    Also beginning June 30, people travelling from provinces and territories outside Atlantic Canada can come into Nova Scotia. They will have to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form, upload their proof of vaccination electronically and be prepared to show it, if asked by border officials.

    However, they may have to isolate based on vaccination and testing:

    • Two doses: people who have had two doses of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia will not have to self-isolate; testing is recommended
    • One dose: people who have had one dose of vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Nova Scotia must self-isolate for at least seven days and cannot leave isolation until they get two negative tests results while in Nova Scotia; tests should be on day one or two and on day five or six
    • No doses: people who have not had any vaccine and those who had a first dose within 14 days of arrival must isolate for 14 days; testing at the beginning and end of their isolation continues to be recommended.
    Effective immediately, people travelling from New Brunswick with two doses do not have to isolate at all. Testing is recommended.

    Currently, anyone from outside Atlantic Canada who completes 14 days of isolation in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador can enter Nova Scotia without isolating again.
     
  16. Boots

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    I don't see anything wrong with waiting to see if NB blows up before we go open borders.
     
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    Honestly me either.

    Rankin just seems defeated, I am not sure he is cut out for this.
     
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  18. Boots

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    Sorry, he now goes by Ranklin.
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210624010

    New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

    Education and Early Childhood Development / COVID - 19

    June 24, 2021 - 4:16 PM

    Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 24, connected to St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Central Zone.

    The school will be closed to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the building. Families and staff will receive information from the school about next week’s schedule.

    Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of positive cases and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
     
  20. Boots

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    Booked for my second dose this Tuesday :cool:
     
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    I see a huge attitude of fear among Maritime-based people on my Twitter and FB feeds. Everywhere else is comfortable opening up, given the vaccination rates. NS is mired in a deep pool of fear... even though you guys are heavily vaccinated too.

    In my opinion, y'all need to just chill. It sure beats living in fear, or waiting for "another week" of data.

    The end goal was to get vaccinated -- and your province has got there, for the most part.

    Spoiler alert - if enough of you have the vaccine (and it works) - the health system could not possibly be overwhelmed.

    My two cents
     
  22. Boots

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    There's no fear from what I can tell. We just like being able to do our normal stuff without worrying about covid. We breezed through this pandemic compared to most other places thanks to our cautious approach. I have no problem seeing it through until the end. Kind of silly to put all the effort into keeping us covid free and then just say fuck it, let's see what happens instead of just waiting two weeks. People are so impatient lol. What if this latest varient isn't stopped by vaccines and it starts to run rampant here because we couldn't sit tight for just a tad longer?
     
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  23. C. Mike Hunt

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    Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

    Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 06:35PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.

    Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the specified date and times should visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. You can also call 811 if you don’t have online access, or if you have other symptoms that concern you.

    For the following location, if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not need to self-isolate while you wait for your test result. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are required to self-isolate while you wait for your test result, as are the other members of your household.

    · Atlantic Superstore (295 NS-214, Elmsdale) on June 18 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 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, July 2.
     
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    When was your first BootsBoots ? Mine was the 19th of May and still no email
     
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    I’d be happier if Rankin and Strang would stop talking like there are tons of vaccine available and it’s up to us to just go get it done. The public is waiting for vaccine availability.
     
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    I think he forgot that he also broke rank and opened our borders to the Atlantic provinces before the agreed upon date just before the 3rd wave. I guess he thinks it’s ok if he does it but not anyone else :p
     
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    There was a lot of appointments available when I booked today. They just need to get the rebooking emails out
     
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    They haven’t made it easy to find an appointment. The one the guy made on his own is exponentially better and even then it’s not easy to find something soon. And I get that there’s a supply limit, but they need to stop talking like people just aren’t booking them.
     
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    Is there really a high chance of it blowing up at this point with the low case counts across Canada? Also, at this point if there are cases, but hospitalizations/deaths remain low, then it shouldn't matter.
     
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    BootsBoots - sorry, I didn't see your reply to Goodson before I wrote this haha. I still think we need to keep going but I understand everyone as it different comfort levels. If vaccines don't work against variants though, then what hope do we have really?
     
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    Yeah I was thinking we'd at least get a good percentage fully vaccinated before we went back to wide open. I don't think we are that far off...
     
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    https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210624012

    New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School

    Education and Early Childhood Development / COVID - 19

    June 24, 2021 - 10:02 PM

    Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 24, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone.

    Due to a previously identified case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts. The school received a deep cleaning today and will be open to staff tomorrow to support students with at-home learning.

    Families and students will receive an update before June 28.

    Public health will be in touch with any close contacts of positive cases and advise of next steps, including testing. Everyone who is a close contact will be notified, tested and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

    Out of an abundance of caution, public health is recommending that all students and staff be tested for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms. No self-isolation is required while they wait for test results unless they have been identified as a close contact by public health or have symptoms.
     
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    They missed an opportunity to call him Ranklin in that article.
     
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