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Offline wilber

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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #1785 on: July 28, 2020, 10:38:47 pm »
I just read about the Superstore clerk in Surrey.  That's awful. 

None of the workers in Canadian Tire were wearing masks either.  One was taking up half the aisle too making social distancing impossible.  Very disappointing.

Not many wearing them in the Valley, except senior hour at Costco where 90% were wearing them the last time we went.
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« Reply #1786 on: July 29, 2020, 12:33:04 am »
PS - read the first 10 pages of this thread for a weird flashback...

Omg, hilarious, I did the same thing earlier today.  I didn't make it that far but the first few pages were a blast. 

We were so innocent...
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« Reply #1787 on: July 29, 2020, 10:18:07 am »
None of the workers in Canadian Tire were wearing masks either.  One was taking up half the aisle too making social distancing impossible.  Very disappointing.

The two Canadian Tires I go to (Newton and Surrey Central) have always been pretty nonchalant - no attempt to limit shoppers, minimal social distancing, store clerks apparently deciding for themselves what precautions to take.  Some were wearing masks for a while.  Home Depot, on the other hand, was pretty zealous about implementing safety protocols for staff and customers, at least till June.  My reno is finished now, so I haven't been back for a while and things might have changed.

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« Reply #1788 on: July 29, 2020, 12:29:58 pm »
Other countries are locking up contracts with drug companies for vaccines. Has Canada or are we staking everything on the CanSino vaccine which might be withheld by the Chinese government? We've ordered 37 million syringes but will there be anything to put in them?
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« Reply #1789 on: July 30, 2020, 12:39:10 pm »
Herman Cain croaks from Corona just over a month after attending Trump's Tulsa rally without a mask.
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« Reply #1790 on: July 30, 2020, 03:09:46 pm »
His staffers were tweeting COVIDIOT sh!t just yesterday as the man lay on his deathbed.

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« Reply #1791 on: July 30, 2020, 03:39:25 pm »
His staffers were tweeting COVIDIOT sh!t just yesterday as the man lay on his deathbed.

Guess they will have find a different COVIDIOT to work for.
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« Reply #1792 on: July 31, 2020, 12:46:19 am »
I find about 50% of people are wearing masks in grocery stores and drug stores. I mask up if I'm going to places with shoppers milling around.

Restaurants and pubs are no issue, from what I've seen. You have people sitting in designated, appropriately spaced locations. No milling around and no coming face-to-face with people.

We had an outbreak recently here in Kim City. It wasn't related to businesses. It was idiots who rented an AirBnB (or something like that) and threw a gigantic house party with 100+ guests, including out of town visitors from Vancouver and Alberta, and no way of contact-tracing.

Getting people to behave within the confines of businesses isn't difficult. But you can't make people behave when they're on the street or on their own property.



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« Reply #1793 on: July 31, 2020, 03:01:41 am »
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People exposed in Okanagan events have been returning home to places around the province, and there has been an uptick in cases in the Northern Health region, Health Minister Adrian Dix said.
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During a press conference on Tuesday, July 21, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix stated that the province is turning to social media influencers to share the message about COVID-19 best practices, in the hopes of targeting the 20 to 30 year old demographic.

oh my! Hope rests with influencers!  ;D

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« Reply #1794 on: August 02, 2020, 03:42:08 am »
As I've been saying, you can regulate businesses, and you can patrol public places, but you can't make people behave in private. You need buy-in from people. You can't police everywhere, you need to appeal to people to cooperate. This isn't unique to BC... I recall Doug Ford raging over a 200+ person house party in Brampton last week.  People are running out of resolve to keep up social distancing. If hiring "influencers" can convince some people to cooperate for a little while longer, that's a good thing.

But it's unrealistic to imagine that people were going to keep up social distancing indefinitely. They won't. People keep using the phrase "the new normal", but this is not "normal" and never will be. This is "the extended abnormal". 

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« Reply #1795 on: August 02, 2020, 11:26:06 am »
But it's unrealistic to imagine that people were going to keep up social distancing indefinitely. They won't. People keep using the phrase "the new normal", but this is not "normal" and never will be. This is "the extended abnormal". 

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I get the sense abnormality will be extended indefinitely the way we're heading.  It bears mentioning that a strict lockdown of just 3 months duration would be enough to reduce cases to near 0.

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A continuous, three-month strategy of strict suppression measures would be the fastest way to end the pandemic, with most countries able to reduce new cases to near zero in this scenario, scientists said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/19/study-proposes-50-days-on-30-days-off-coronavirus-lockdown-strategy.html

We're only 6 or 7 months into this and we're perhaps still just in the first inning as one epidemiologist I heard put it.  What was normal has been unalterably changed forever. Time only points in one direction and there are no loopholes. It's like Buffy said to the vampire before slaying it, 'it may feel like it's the old you but it isn't because you're dead'.
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #1796 on: August 04, 2020, 02:43:26 am »
It bears mentioning that a strict lockdown of just 3 months duration would be enough to reduce cases to near 0.

Or even just masks!  It would be so helpful.  No, they're not 100%, I get that, but it's better than zero and they're not infringing on your god-damned rights, they're not a mark of the beast, the vaxxers aren't out to chip you and they sure at hell don't lower your oxygen level.

I get the whole anti-lockdown argument, but the masks are just such an easy way for us to all avoid another serious lockdown but these COVIDIOTS want the worst of both worlds.

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« Reply #1797 on: August 05, 2020, 09:23:02 pm »
So we finally secured some prospective vaccines. As usual, a day late and a dollar short.
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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #1798 on: August 05, 2020, 10:44:29 pm »
So we finally secured some prospective vaccines. As usual, a day late and a dollar short.

The vaccines are all used up already?

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« Reply #1799 on: August 05, 2020, 11:10:40 pm »
The vaccines are all used up already?

The vaccine of choice seems to be the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine which is the front runner. The US sowed up 300 million doses in May, the UK 90 million and the EU 400 million. I don't know how many other countries have acquired it. If we want it, we might have to wait until 2022.
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