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    "Vaccine may not be a 'silver bullet' to end COVID-19 pandemic warns Tam"

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    "Physical distancing, mask-wearing could be in place for 2-3 years even with vaccine, Tam warns":

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cov...-tam-1.5673729
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    "Positive turn on masks, distancing credited as Alberta's new COVID-19 cases drop over weekend"

    "...On Saturday, bylaws requiring masks be worn in public places went into effect in both Edmonton and Calgary."

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    The city said enforcement officers patrolled 160 areas over the long weekend, including transit, recreation centres, places of worship, businesses, restaurants and malls. They found that more than 80 per cent of people were wearing facial coverings.

    "...The province conducted more than 34,000 COVID-19 tests over the past four days.

    "..."It is important to remember how far our understanding of COVID-19 has come," she said. "In March, we did not know much about this virus. We did not know how it spread among children, whether children were a high-risk group, and what sorts of locations or gatherings were major drivers of spread."

    That lack of knowledge forced public health officials to make decisions, including shutting down schools, based on their understanding of how other viruses, like influenza, had spread in the past, she said.

    "We know that the burden of COVID-19 is higher in adults, and that younger children are less likely to transmit to each other, although transmission can still occur," Hinshaw said. "Evidence in jurisdictions around the world suggest that schools do not appear to be a major driver of community spread."


    The virus has been present in Alberta for at least five months, she said, and will be here for many months to come. Closing schools has significant emotional, physical and mental health impacts on children, particularly those who are most vulnerable.

    "All of these acts have informed the guidance that I have provided to schools. Returning to school with precautions in place seeks to balance all the needs of our children. There is no one perfect way to respond to COVID-19, each path has advantages and challenges.

    ..."Now is the time to make changes for your kids who want to be able to go back to school in the fall. Now is also the time to teach your children how to safely put on, wear and take off a mask."

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...shaw-1.5673775


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    "‘We’re probably on the cusp of a second wave,’ Arruda says"

    ...Arruda urged Quebecers not to let their guard down, stressing that masks, physical distancing and hand-washing are as important as ever because COVID-19 is still around.

    “We have to learn to live with this virus for some time – we don’t know how long it will take for a vaccine,” Arruda said.

    But “it’s very unlikely that we’ll have to reconfine” Quebec to the same extent as in the spring, he added.

    Arruda would not comment on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendation, published Friday, that children 10 years old and older wear masks while in schools.

    The province is studying the mask issue and will announce an update to its back-to-school protocols next week, Arruda said.

    Ontario has made masks mandatory for students starting in Grade 4.

    Arruda noted that Quebec’s decision may be different from that of other provinces.


    He was also asked about the fact that a man was arrested for allegedly threatening him on social media.

    “I think we don’t need violence in Quebec in the context of COVID-19,” he answered. “We have the right to have a different opinion, we have the right to express it, but we don’t need to use violence for that.”

    Mylène Drouin, head of Montreal’s public health department, reviewed what happened in the the first wave.

    She said 76 per cent of Montreal seniors residences saw outbreaks.

    And more than 6,200 health care workers were infected, representing almost one-quarter of the cases on Montreal Island.

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    "Brodkin injected a word of caution, saying that low hospitalization and death rates will not continue indefinitely if the public is not careful because everyone has parents, grandparents and other vulnerable people in their families and communities.

    “There will be spill over to those more vulnerable,” she said.

    In a briefing this week, B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said a party in the Vancouver Coastal Health region had led to as many as 46 COVID-19 cases and resulted in the quarantine of about 400 people.

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    "Canada adds 418,500 jobs, recouping 55% of COVID losses"

    "Canada’s economy recorded a third straight month of strong employment gains that have recouped more than half of losses from COVID-19.

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    "Why Canada flattened the curve -- and the US didn't

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    as Canadians start to send their children back to school and prepare for a further reopening of the economy. With fears of an uptick in numbers -- the daily case count in British Columbia surged to 121 on Friday from 80 in early June -- Canadian officials are turning up the heat and warning of rollbacks on openings if people don't heed the rules.

    The coordinated, blunt and direct public health messaging and parental-like warnings are in stark contrast to United States, where Covid-19 cases per capita are more than five times what they are in Canada.

    Perhaps mindful of the need to speak directly to young Canadians as pandemic fatigue sets in and a more cavalier attitude takes hold, Tam didn't mince words -- even if it meant breaking our national taboos. In fact, it was exactly the type of blunt and direct public health messaging that is absent in the US, but which has helped to crush the curve north of the border.

    "We need to do better with risk communication here in the United States. We know this virus affects every facet of our life -- from what happens in the bedroom to the kitchen table to our social gatherings," Dr. Syra Madad, senior director of special pathogens at NYC Health and Hospitals, told me. "If you treat this as a taboo topic or preach for abstinence that's not going to work."

    Huge contrasts in numbers



    As of Labor Day Monday, the US had the highest number of cases and deaths in the world (over 6.3 million and almost 190,000 respectively). And, in terms of the average number of new infections per day, the US is in worse shape now than over Memorial Day weekend, when there were fewer than 20,000 new cases per day compared to over 50,000 new cases on Friday. Currently, new cases were trending up in 14 US states, 14 were holding steady and 23 reporting lower case counts (including the District of Columbia).

    Contrast that to Canada, where the daily Covid-19 case count is less than one-quarter of what it was at its peak on May 3 (1571 vs 247 as of Monday).
    This is not to say we haven't had our blind spots: Neglect in long-term care homes, especially in Quebec where more than half of all deaths occurred in such facilities, was deemed a national shame and prompted a coroner's inquest.
    There were also outbreaks at farms in southwest Ontario (close to Michigan), where migrant farmworkers are employed and work and live in close proximity

    There are a number of theories as to why Canada has managed to flatten the Covid-19 curve much better than the United States. One is that Canadians, who entered confederation with the motto "peace, order and good government" are much more compliant than our southern neighbors with their attachment to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" -- even if it means potentially killing others by refusing to wear masks in the name of freedom.

    "A lot of Canadians are rule-followers. If you're at the bank and there's three tellers open everybody gets in line behind one teller and waits for their turn to be called. We are very, for the most part, rule followers -- especially in Ottawa," Sarah Chown, the managing partner of Metropolitan Brasserie in Ottawa and local chair of the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association, told me.

    It can also be argued that the federal and provincial governments enabled Canadians to respect lockdowns and stay at home by offering unprecedented and generous financial aid from early on -- including up to C$2000 per month for Canadians out of work, as well as more time to pay taxes and mortgage payment deferrals, allowances for seniors, and wage subsidies for businesses -- all a far cry from the limited amounts offered south of the border. Even the media received a C$30 million handout from Ottawa in the form of forgiveness of broadcasting fees.

    ...And all that is on top of free public health care, including free testing.

    "If compliance means personal or business bankruptcy, people will ignore orders such as lockdowns. I suspect that's part of the American Covid-19 story in certain regions," Canadian political analyst Yaroslav Baran told me.

    From the get-go, Canada's federal and provincial leaders prioritized science over politics and spin, evangelizing the importance of wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, promises to support widespread testing and contact tracing backed by free downloadable Covid-19 exposure app. Even the recently concluded federal Conservative Party leadership race was held mostly online -- after going on for much longer than anticipated.

    And with a possible federal election on the horizon, Elections Canada is prepping for a surge in demand for mail-in ballots, all without controversy.

    A key but painful measure to stem possible Covid-19 contagion from the United States, the border was closed to all but essential travel on March 22. The closure has been extended to September 21 but expect pressure from the Trump Administration -- which is trying to project a return to normalcy -- to open the border ahead of the November elections.

    Political Bromances

    Unlike the US, where political divisiveness and legislative gridlock have become commonplace during the pandemic, some unusual political "bromances" have sprouted here in Canada, none more prominent than that between Ontario Premier Doug Ford of the Conservative Party and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland from the ruling federal Liberal party. Referring to his federal colleague with such glowing terms as "amazing," Ford seems to seize every opportunity to praise their newfound bonhomie.

    Through daily, televised briefings -- often simulcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's national news channel -- the pandemic has also transformed the heretofore unknown provincial health officers into celebrities in their own right, with Dr. Bonnie Henry in British Columbia, gaining international notoriety with a flattering profile in The New York Times and a fan club on social media.

    And throughout it all, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has remained front and center, filling the airwaves during the first months of the pandemic with daily briefings in a comforting Mr. Rogers tone of voice, assuring Canadians that "We're in this together" and that the government will be there for them, especially in terms of financial aid.

    ...with the United States being the Number One Covid-19 hot spot in the world, I cannot remember a time when we have been so thankful for being kept apart.

    America -- entre amis -- get your act together so that so we can bring this Covid-19 estrangement to an end.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/opini...kiw/index.html

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    "Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March"



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    "VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — Outdoor transmission of COVID-19 can and has happened in B.C., but is unlikely if people are just walking past one another.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed Monday that B.C. has had COVID-19 cases related to outdoor transmission.
    “So we have had some. I don’t have the exact number, but we have had some events,” she said.
    One outdoor transmission event she’s aware of involved a close, heated conversation.

    Henry said outdoor transmission of the virus remains less likely than indoors.

    “We were very worried early on about droplets and droplet transmission and what that meant and the difference between the size of droplets, whether it’s an aerosol or larger droplet,” she added.
    “We know that this virus doesn’t live as long in smaller droplets, as they dry out and get smaller and we can inhale them deeper into our lungs,” Henry said.
    It lives better with more moisture, she added.
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    “That’s why we talk about one metre to two metres, that’s the space that the virus lives best in, droplets that are a little bit moist like that,” she said.
    “So outside, even if there’s a bit of a breeze, it can disperse all of those droplets quite quickly, which means that you’re very unlikely to inhale enough of the virus that you will get sick yourself. And if somebody’s just passing you on the street, even if they’re close, the risk is very, very low to non-existent,” Henry added.
    “And we don’t have, you know, that type of walk-by transmission events, that I’m aware of.”
    She said a greater risk is events such as parties, where people are talking to each other closely without wearing a mask and sharing food and drinks.

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    "Manulife Financial Corp. is offering COVID-19-related travel insurance for Canadians who take international and domestic trips, eliciting mixed reactions from the industry.

    "...Air Canada and WestJet now offer free travel insurance with a $100,000 coverage limit on flights to Mexico, the Caribbean and, in WestJet's case, Europe."

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/manulife-unveils-covid-19-related-travel-insurance-in-face-of-travel-advisories-1.5107178



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    "One explanation for the apparently low risk level is that the air in modern aircraft cabins is replaced with new fresh air every two to three minutes, and most planes are fitted with air filters designed to trap 99.99% of particles.

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