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Covid19 Pandemic

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  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Today's press release

    Today, July 12, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries.

    The case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

    All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 37 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, three people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including two in ICU.

    On July 11, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 2,959 tests.

    As of July 11, 1,117,326 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 399,579 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    • 32,059 vaccine doses administered
    1/2959 = 0.03% positive rate
     
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    The scary part is that the unvaccinated morons are creating the perfect environment for this thing to morph and turn into something stronger.
     
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    Family member had to get tested on the weekend. Here’s some logic for you:
    While being tested the rest of the house has to quarantine even if you’ve had both shots. Makes sense right? You’d think, until they give you the letter that in a separate section says that if a close contact tests positive and you’re now being tested because of that, you don’t need to quarantine if you’ve had both shots.
    So: Close contact might have it=Quarantine
    Close contact does have it, and now concern you do too = no quarantine.
     
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    I read that four times and still need to read it again lol
     
  7. Cheddar

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    Assume you’ve had both your shots and You have to take your daughter to be tested because she has a runny nose.
    while waiting for the results you are required to isolate BUT you don’t meet the requirements to get a test. Which is odd in itself.
    If she comes back negative you can obviously stop isolating.
    If she comes back positive and now you have to get tested, you don’t have to isolate either.
     
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    We have communities here in central and northern BC that are around 55% vaccination rates because it's in the Bible belt of BC, high Mormon and Mennonite populations as well as other churches, it's their right to not get the shots and the last thing we want to see is forced vaccinations. But we do need to be at least over 70% to reach herd immunity.
    I agree with HairyAssHairyAss we are far from being over there is already talk of a third shot on the way from Pfizer to cover the Delta variant, it's good they are quickly developing these boosters but there is already an Epsilon Variant. Are we going to be able to keep up with the variant mutations and vaccines?:shrug2:
    I will just getting my shots when I can and keep rollin' along doing what I can when I can:wiggle: :toothpick
     
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    Nova Scotia Starting Fourth Phase of Reopening

    Health and Wellness / COVID - 19

    July 12, 2021 - 3:08 PM

    Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, July 12, that Nova Scotia will start the fourth phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, July 14.

    “We’re pleased with vaccination rates and our epidemiology continues to improve, putting us in a good position to move to Phase 4 of our reopening plan,” said Premier Rankin. “This doesn’t mean we can let our guard down, but it does mean we can enjoy larger gatherings and support businesses by exploring all that Nova Scotia has to offer this summer.”

    Each phase of the reopening plan is based on COVID-19 activity, hospitalizations, vaccination rates and continued testing. Heading into Phase 4, 75 per cent of all Nova Scotians have had one or more doses of vaccine, several thousand tests are being done daily, new case numbers are typically in single digits each day and hospitalizations are decreasing.

    “We continue to encourage everyone to get two doses of vaccine as soon as possible. That is the key to continuing our reopening and getting to a stage where restrictions can end,” said Dr. Strang. “Until then, we need to continue protecting each other by following these public health measures and getting tested regularly.”

    There are no changes to Nova Scotia’s border policy as Phase 4 begins. Effective 8 a.m., July 14, the following restrictions are being eased provincewide:

    Gatherings

    • people can have informal gatherings with their household members and close social contacts to a maximum of 25 indoors or 50 outdoors without physical distancing or masks, unless they are in a public place where masks are required
    • faith gatherings, weddings, funerals and associated receptions and visitation hosted by a recognized business or organization can have 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 150 people indoors or 250 people outdoors
    Business
    • restaurants, licensed establishments and casinos continue to operate with existing mask and distancing rules; there can be up to 25 people per table; customers can go to the bar to order; establishments can return to their normal service hours; they can have performers following the limit for arts and culture performances
    • events hosted by a recognized business or organization can have 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 150 people indoors or 250 people outdoors; organizers need a plan following guidelines for events
    • people can follow the informal gathering limit for dancing together at events and at bars or restaurants, with distance between groups; the indoor limit applies to dancing indoors and on patios at bars or restaurants
    • all retail stores can operate at maximum capacity with public health measures in place, including distancing and masks
    • meetings and training hosted by a recognized business or organization can have 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 150 people indoors or 250 people outdoors
    Recreation and sport
    • fitness and recreation facilities such as gyms, yoga studios, pools and arenas can operate at maximum capacity with public health measures in place, including distancing and masks
    • a wide variety of recreation and leisure businesses and organizations, such as dance classes, music lessons, escape rooms and indoor play spaces, can operate at maximum capacity with public health measures in place, including distancing and masks
    • organized sports practices, games, league play, competition and recreation programs can involve up to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors without physical distancing; tournaments are allowed when they are run by or affiliated with a provincial sport organization, following their Return to Sport plan
    • audiences follow the gathering limits for events hosted by a recognized business or organization
    • day camps can operate with 30 campers per group plus staff and volunteers, following the day camp guidelines
    • masks are no longer required for children age 12 and under in child-care settings, including day camps and overnight camps
    • masks are no longer required at outdoor public places where it may be difficult to maintain physical distance, such as markets, playgrounds and parks
    Arts and culture
    • professional and amateur arts and culture rehearsals and performances can involve up to 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors without physical distancing
    • audiences follow the gathering limits for events hosted by a recognized business or organization
    • museums, libraries and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia can open at maximum capacity with public health measures in place, including distancing and masks
    Continuing care
    • all long-term care residents can leave the facility to visit indoor and outdoor public places like parks, stores and restaurants
    • fully vaccinated residents can have visitors in their rooms and visit their family’s home, including overnight stays
    • residents who are not fully vaccinated can have visitors in designated indoor visitation areas People who do not follow the public health measures can be fined. For example, the fine is $2,000 for each person at an illegal gathering.
     
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    Ottawa had 0 cases, that's pretty good for a city over 1million people, and the eastern health unit of Ontario only had 1 case
     
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    As of today, I'm two weeks out of full vaccination :cool: I'm still wearing an N95 mask to fly to TO :rofl:
     
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    smart plan
     
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    Super interested to see how the airports are operating.
     
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    Maybe it’s not forced vaccinations but restrictions on people who aren’t vaccinated would be perfectly fine, IMO. Making a decision that endangers the rest of society (not getting vaxxed)? Here’s your list of restrictions…

    We’re already starting to see it on an international scale, including in Canada. Want to come to Canada? Better be vaccinated.
     
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    http://www.nshealth.ca/news/corrections-covid-19-exposure-notice-issued-july-11-2021

    Corrections to the COVID-19 exposure notice issued July 11, 2021

    Monday, July 12, 2021 - 07:26PM

    Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of one correction and four retractions for the public exposure notice shared July 11; please see the corrected address and the four retracted exposures below. 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 locations on the specified dates 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.

    Moderate risk exposures

    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 self-isolate while waiting for their test result. If you get a negative result, you do not need to keep self-isolating, however, you are asked to get retested 6-8 days and 12-14 days after this exposure. If you get a positive result, you will be contacted by Public Health about what to do next.

    If fully or partially vaccinated, please follow the instructions noted in this
    table for moderate risk contacts.
    • Swiss Chalet (**CORRECTION** 358 Lacewood Drive, Halifax) on July 9 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 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, July 23.
    Please note:

    Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so. Please book an appointment online or call 811 and do not go to a pop-up rapid testing location.

    **Retractions**

    The previously reported public exposure notices below have been retracted. Anyone present at the following locations, at the following times, are no longer considered to have had a potential exposure to COVID-19. However, Public Health recommends that people continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19 regardless of whether a person has symptoms. Visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to book a COVID-19 test.

    • **RETRACTION** Walmart (6990 Mumford Road, Halifax) on July 8 between 1:00 p.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, July 22.
    • **RETRACTION** Walmart (220 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on July 8 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 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 22.
    • **RETRACTION** Costco Vision Center (230 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on July 9 between 9 a.m. and 10:00 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, July 23.
    • **RETRACTION** Halifax Shopping Centre – Food Court (7001 Mumford Rd Unit #722, Halifax) on July 8 between 12:00 p.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, July 22.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, July 13, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and five recoveries.

    The case is in Western Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.

    All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 31 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.

    Two cases that were previously reported have been removed from the cumulative case count.

    On July 12, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 1,832 tests.

    As of July 12, 1,134,591 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 415,523 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    Since yesterday's update:
    • 5 cases listed as resolved
    • 17,265 vaccine doses administered
    1/1832 = 0.05% positive rate
     
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    I know but when it comes to Canadian citizens it's a slippery slope with Old Man Trudeau's Charter Of Rights and Freedoms and that's just the religious people. Then you get the anti-vax Detards that just don't want the shot because of the tinfoil 5G fear they are the real danger in the whole situation.

    I would be wearing a full Hazmat suit AS WELL, I just shiver at the thought of getting on a plane full of people. I may have to do it next summer and It scares the shit out of me to think of flying across the country.
     
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    Since yesterday's update:
    • 3 cases listed as resolved
    • 20,194 vaccine doses administered
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, July 15, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries.

    All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    As of today, Nova Scotia has 22 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.

    On July 14, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 3,357 tests.

    As of July 14, 1,176,011 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 454,347 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    • 6 cases listed as resolved
    • 21,226 vaccine doses administered
     
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    At the bungalow with no Internets so playing catch-up lol. Better to say the third wave in Atlantic Canada seems to be over. Lots of places worldwide experiencing a 4th wave delta variant resurgence. Pandemic isn’t over quite yet.
    Also on vaccine front, wife, and myself had 0 side effects other than sore arm from the 2nd Pfizer shot a week ago Monday. Our kids had their 2nd shots on this past Tuesday. The oldest was tired the day after and a little flushed when she got home from work, youngest (12) woke up through the night vomiting with low grade fever, the vomiting stopped around 9 yesterday am but spent the whole day in bed / sleeping with absolutely no energy and a headache and is just starting to get back to her normal energetic (what I call ADHD) self this afternoon. She had nothing but sore arm from the first
     
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    On another note. This was just released through FOIPOP. This is why I had the tinfoil hat on when schools were open. Now that I have my two shots I’m not as concerned other than delta when it comes to schools https://docs.google.com/viewerng/vi...Bg1Fw2udlv5TP0YkukC-VFYc7rJeUTOzehv5iKBfzTmdM

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    Not sure what’s up with the extra IMG tags. But anyway 694 cases related to schools the past wave. But the message was and still is it doesn’t spread in schools
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    :eek:

    Did you FOI that?
     
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    Nope just saw the NSTU had it posted on FB and the only link was that Google drive link
     
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    I read that those were not cases but exposure alerts. Ie student in school finds out their parent has it. Even if they test negative, it’s still counted as an exposure. And really those numbers are from the entire COVID duration. So 694 cases across all schools in the province over 1.5 years and correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t there extremely low spread in schools? Ie most students brought it to school rather than bringing it home from school?
     
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    Don't both shots offer good protection from Delta? I was under the impression that it's less protection than other strains but still enough that you'd only have mild illness.
     
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    That's sad for the person this happened to for sure, although people have said all along there would be rare breakthrough cases/deaths. I figured there would be a booster in a year like with flu shots. I just assumed we'd be getting vaccines for the next several years.
     
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    With the amount of dingbats avoiding the vaccine we are definitely going to be stuck with some form of covid for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Kind of like the flu? I can't lie, I haven't always gotten the flu shot. I don't even know why, I think I just didn't feel the pressure, am young and healthy and just didn't get it out of laziness sometimes. With a baby on the way, though, and this last year and a half I've realized I should just get it next time.
     
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    Today's press release

    Today, July 16, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries.

    All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread.

    There have been 4,185 cases from March 15 to July 13, 2021. Of those:

    • 27 (0.6 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 229 (5.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 3,929 (93.9 per cent) were unvaccinated
    There were 254 people hospitalized. Of those:
    • 2 (0.8 per cent) were fully vaccinated
    • 28 (11 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 224 (88.2 per cent) were unvaccinated
    Twenty-six people died. Of those:
    • 1 (3.8 per cent) was fully vaccinated
    • 3 (11.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated
    • 22 (84.6 per cent) were unvaccinated
    As of today, Nova Scotia has eight active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are in hospital COVID-19 units, including one in ICU.

    On July 15, Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 2,626 tests.

    There were 4,096 tests administered between July 9 and 15 at the rapid-testing pop-up sites in Halifax, Cole Harbour, Mount Uniacke, Dartmouth, Prospect, Bedford and Sydney.

    As of July 15, 1,193,508 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 470,591 Nova Scotians have received their second dose.
     
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    • 17,497 vaccine doses administered
     
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    They are definitely not helping things but the COVID-19 is a Coronavirus and they are always going to be changing even if everybody is vaccinated it will be around it's the way they work, the same as the common cold they are here to stay.
    Like KLDKLD said she figured there would be boosters she is spot on. there have to be boosters to keep up with the changing variants.

    And BootsBoots if you followed me on twitter :lol: you would have seen that I called out Ezra Levant for mocking vaccines if they needed boosters but there are also other posts where I rip into people for shaming antivaxxers so maybe Pot should keep quiet.... :kekeke:
     

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