Coronavirus: Tier 2 lockdown is 'creating tension' - Kit Malthouse. Ontario issues new restrictions, asks people to have close contact with immediate household only. TORONTO -- Ontario is putting a pause on social circles, asking people across the entire province to now only come in close contact with those inside their household as COVID-19 cases spike to unprecedented levels.
Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Friday, while also declaring new restrictions for certain businesses in three COVID-19 hotspots. As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Ottawa and Peel Region must limit capacity to 100. Toronto Public Health has already decided to limit capacity to 75. There is now a maximum of six people allowed per table and each customer’s contact information must be collected for contact tracing.
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Reagents. It's a fancy word for the main ingredients of any chemical-based test, which in this pandemic includes inorganic solutions as well as enzymes, probes, and primers created to match the coronavirus's genome. And they are a necessity for the coronavirus test kits that are vital to combating COVID-19, the pneumonia-like disease that by April 18 had killed more than 156,000 of its 2.2 million confirmed sufferers since the coronavirus jumped to humans in central China in November. The importance of reagents will continue to outstrip supplies in many places as the race for safe and effective vaccines and treatment continue and governments embrace "testing, testing, testing" while they try to lead billions of people out of the great lockdown. But for all their durability in a vial, the COVID-19 crisis has underscored our vulnerability to reagent shortages brought on by sudden demand, export bans, and stockpiling. Ontario slashes gathering sizes for entire province as alarm bells ring over COVID-19 spike.
TORONTO -- Ontario slapped new social gathering restrictions on the entire province amid a concerning spike in COVID-19 cases.
Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Saturday during a rare weekend press conference, saying the province needs to take "decisive action" to stop the spread of the disease. Effective immediately, new gathering sizes will be capped at 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors for at least the next 28 days. The previous gathering limits were 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. 'The time to act is now': Tam says in response to COVID-19 spikes. OTTAWA -- Canada’s top doctor has a stern message for Canadians in response to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the country: change the trajectory before it’s too late.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the spikes are a stark reminder to rein in behaviour that defies physical distancing and other public health guidelines. 'The time to act is now': Tam says in response to COVID-19 spikes. GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE! Now do you... - Sharon Brown-Longe. Ute Eagles. L□K at this!! It’s all right here in a... - Vanessa Fletcher. ⏰What do vaccine, Nanobots, GMO‘s, trans... - Vanessa Fletcher. ⏰What do vaccine, Nanobots, GMO‘s, trans... - Vanessa Fletcher. 'Hard to watch': Prime minister weighs in on video of racist, anti-mask rant at Toronto supermarket. TORONTO -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media on Friday to thank the employees of a Mississauga supermarket after they were confronted by an angry customer who refused to wear a mask and made racist comments towards staff, calling the incident “hard to watch.”
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The question is, do mask actually help prevent the spread of disease and do they harm your health? To answer these questions, I have gathered the following articles and videos so you can decide for yourself, if you should be wearing one. Science Says Healthy People Should Not Wear Masks The Miserable Pseudo-Science Behind Face Masks, Social Distancing And Contact Tracing. Ontario extends emergency orders, lifts some restrictions on indoor sports facilities. TORONTO -- Ontario has extended the emergency orders put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 for another 10 days.
The dozens of orders issued by the Ford government under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act were supposed to expire on June 30, but in a news release issued Saturday the province confirmed that it would extend them until July 10. The state of emergency, which allows the province to issue and amend the orders, is currently set to expire on July 15 after being extended earlier this week. Tweets comparing U.S. and Canadian health care during pandemic strike nerve. TORONTO -- As countries around the world battle COVID-19 in different ways, political leaders, health officials and the public are witnessing how the pandemic is exposing major issues within their respective health-care systems.
One former U.S. insurance executive’s tweets -- which accused the insurance industry of spending “big” money to downplay the merits of the Canadian system -- have drawn attention to this issue and the disparities between the Canadian model and the U.S. one. “Amid America's #COVID19 disaster, I must come clean about a lie I spread as a health insurance exec: We spent big $$ to push the idea that Canada's single-payer system was awful & the U.S. system much better.
Two COVID-19 vaccine prototypes created in Edmonton to start clinical trials. EDMONTON -- An Edmonton-based lab is readying two COVID-19 vaccine candidates for clinical human trials this summer.
The potential vaccines displayed "really potent antibody response" when used in animal models, explained the University of Alberta’s Dr. John Lewis. Good morning, Sudbury! Here are eight stories to start your day. Good morning, Greater Sudbury. Here are some stories to start your day. Restaurant patios, hair salons can open as of Friday: The Ontario government announced Monday that it is getting more people back to work and more recreational activities open by moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based on trends of key public health indicators such as lower rates of transmission, increased capacity in hospitals, and progress made in testing.
Effective Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the province will increase the limit on social gatherings from five to 10 people across the province, regardless of whether a region has moved to Stage 2. Russia exposes Covid-19 with Scientific Data as a Hoax, says its a Fake Pandemic. Save Russia has just released very important data which basically makes Coronavirus a fake pandemic. Moscow authorities have stated that at least 12.5% of its residents have developed antibodies to Covid-19, after taking samples from 50,000 people. Evidence Mounts for Greater COVID Prevalence. New Normal: How COVID-19 could change Canada's grocery landscape forever.
TORONTO -- Never have Canadians thought more about securing their groceries than they are right now. They are lining up to get inside stores, spending more money on food to prepare at home and expressing a new appreciation for the essential food chain keeping the country fed during this pandemic. But the long-term effects of prolonged lockdowns and fear of public spaces could permanently shift how and where we shop, says Sylvain Charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.
“Grocers are doing very well right now, but the future is very uncertain. Bill Gates and Elon Musk Just Issued Very Different Responses to the Coronavirus. It's a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence. Live: Trump and Coronavirus Task Force Brief From White House. Inside Central Park’s emergency field hospital. Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - March 30th, 2020. I Probably Have The Coronavirus. I Wish I Could Know For Sure. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus.
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