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All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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With more than half of America's largest police department unvaccinated against COVID-19, the NYPD said that police who want to remove their masks at work must provide proof they’ve gotten the COVID vaccination.
“Members who do not have official proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with the Medical Division must wear a face covering at all times while working, whether indoors or outside, including while driving in Department vehicles,” the mandate stated.
You really focus on new york.

Why is that?
 

mariomike

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You really focus on new york.

Why is that?
Because it is North America's largest city?

But, don't worry about it. I removed the post if it bothers you that much.
 

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Because it is North America's largest city?

But, don't worry about it. I removed the post if it bothers you that much.
I was more curious than anything else, it didn't bother me.

Also, technically I think Mexico city is larger.
 

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This news ( yesterday ) for North America's fourth largest city ( that includes Mexico City ) caught my eye.


Personally, for vaccinated members, I doubt they would appreciate being cooped up in a car with an unvaccinated partner, who was not at least masked.
( Metro Police have had two-officer cars for fourty-five years. )

The reason I pay attention to what happens in America's largest city,

Members who do not have official proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file with the Medical Division must wear a face covering at all times while working, whether indoors or outside, including while driving in Department vehicles.

is because what happens there often influences policy for the 37,600 employees of Canada's largest city.

It may also have a domino effect on GTA municipal employees.
 

Altair

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This news ( yesterday ) for North America's fourth largest city ( that includes Mexico City ) caught my eye.


Personally, for vaccinated members, I doubt they would appreciate being cooped up in a car with an unvaccinated partner, who was not at least masked.
( Metro Police have had two-officer cars for fourty-five years. )

The reason I pay attention to what happens in America's largest city,



is because what happens there often influences policy for the 37,600 employees of Canada's largest city.

It may also have a domino effect on GTA municipal employees.
Well played.
 

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During our cross-country drive over 15 days this month, our personal observations of COVID 19 protocols ect...

We've passed through 7 / 10 provinces during our 9200 km travels. Traffuc on the highways is light. Hotels, rest stops and other common tourist areas are less than 50% of normal operation. Management / Owners are eager for rhe business, staff are tired. Training and customer service standards have dropped.

Large narional compnies encourage masks, but generally from East to West the publuc use of masks and other COVID safety measures declines to almost zero. Nobody is batting an eye at travellers from out of province. No isolation / quaratine needed. Never asked if we are vacinated.

Basically, those who chose to travel and drive this summer had a lighter, easier time than regular tourism years. We did note, pre-booking hiotels well in advance is key. Every stop, fro t desk is heard saying "we are fully booked". So most of the ongoing COVID controls are now in the background.

Again. These are our observations from our trip.
 

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During our cross-country drive over 15 days this month, our personal observations of COVID 19 protocols ect...

We've passed through 7 / 10 provinces during our 9200 km travels. Traffuc on the highways is light. Hotels, rest stops and other common tourist areas are less than 50% of normal operation. Management / Owners are eager for rhe business, staff are tired. Training and customer service standards have dropped.

Large narional compnies encourage masks, but generally from East to West the publuc use of masks and other COVID safety measures declines to almost zero. Nobody is batting an eye at travellers from out of province. No isolation / quaratine needed. Never asked if we are vacinated.

Basically, those who chose to travel and drive this summer had a lighter, easier time than regular tourism years. We did note, pre-booking hiotels well in advance is key. Every stop, fro t desk is heard saying "we are fully booked". So most of the ongoing COVID controls are now in the background.

Again. These are our observations from our trip.

Good report out! That matches my observations in what little travelling I've been able to do. FYI... southern Alberta doesn't give a flying f*ck about COVID so masks are not optional, they're vehemently anti-mask and they look at you like they're going to pull a six gun if you're wearing one.

E.g., Liberal candidate apologizes for calling early vaccine takers 'entitled' guinea pigs
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jessica-dale-walker-1.6147238

The hotels are mostly operating at between 50% and 80% capacity or so, apparently, due to lack of staff. They have beds, just no staff to service them.

"There’s a shortage of housekeeping staff across the industry, with many flocking to health care and seniors’ homes for more stable employment. And that means only 80% of the Hotel Grand Pacific’s 304 rooms will be available on weekends, and about 50% during the week."

 

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Not surprising. We have annual flu shots that target a couple different strains based on our best guess of what’s coming. In the case of COVID we have a virulent pandemic with tens of millions of active cases at any given time. That’s a lot of selective pressures, a lot of different sets of mutations and opportunities for same to replicate… So yeah, while we’re in full pandemic mode, booster shots tailored to what we’ve learned about emerging strains are unsurprising. It’ll eventually simmer down and we’ll probably have COVID inoculation mixed in with our flu shots.
 

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FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19


Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
 

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Not surprising. We have annual flu shots that target a couple different strains based on our best guess of what’s coming. In the case of COVID we have a virulent pandemic with tens of millions of active cases at any given time. That’s a lot of selective pressures, a lot of different sets of mutations and opportunities for same to replicate… So yeah, while we’re in full pandemic mode, booster shots tailored to what we’ve learned about emerging strains are unsurprising. It’ll eventually simmer down and we’ll probably have COVID inoculation mixed in with our flu shots.
Spanish flu eventually burnt out, I hope this one does as well.
 

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To clarify my previous post it's the EUA that has been extended, so it has not been fully approved yet. Approved for those above 16, EUA for 12 -16

On August 23, 2021, having concluded that revising this EUA is appropriate to protect the public health or safety under section 564(g)(2) of the Act, FDA is reissuing the August 12, 2021 letter of authorization in its entirety with revisions incorporated to clarify that the EUA will remain in place for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the previously-authorized indication and uses, and to authorize use of COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) under this EUA for certain uses that are not included in the approved BLA. In addition, the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) was revised to provide updates on expiration dating of the authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and to update language regarding warnings and precautions related to myocarditis and pericarditis. The Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers was updated as the Vaccine Information Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which comprises the Fact Sheet for the authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and information about the FDA-licensed vaccine, COMIRNATY (COVID19 Vaccine, mRNA).
 
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Spanish flu eventually burnt out, I hope this one does as well.
It won't. Many money to be made from a lot of entities including politicians. I kick myself for not having the slightest foreshadow to invest in pfizer or moderna. They are 10x in less than a year. Should've invested heavily. I'm still thinking I should invest with all the boosters that are going to be ordered worldwide every 8-12 months and making vaccines mandatory.

If cases would no longer be reported, this would end. Covid will spread and will be endemic, now with Delta spreading just as much in vaccinated vs unvaccinated but vaccines work and people won't die in droves as they try to make us to believe. But fear sells, and it sells really well. Cases are rising! Mandatory vaccines! You will lose your job! The sky will colapse!

As Churchill said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste".
 

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If cases would no longer be reported, this would end.

And if we just stopped all diagnostic testing for heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, strokes, diabetes, STIs, etc., just think of how much money we could save! Never need to build another piece of laboratory or imaging equipment ever again! People would just drop dead, the local undertaker would pick them up in the village square in a wheelbarrow, and we could all get on with our lives!


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The discordant note is that people have learned to live their lives in spite of what habits mean with regard to risks of heart and lung disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, STIs, etc...
 

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And if we just stopped all diagnostic testing for heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, strokes, diabetes, STIs, etc., just think of how much money we could save! Never need to build another piece of laboratory or imaging equipment ever again! People would just drop dead, the local undertaker would pick them up in the village square in a wheelbarrow, and we could all get on with our lives!


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It won't. Many money to be made from a lot of entities including politicians. I kick myself for not having the slightest foreshadow to invest in pfizer or moderna. They are 10x in less than a year. Should've invested heavily. I'm still thinking I should invest with all the boosters that are going to be ordered worldwide every 8-12 months and making vaccines mandatory.

If cases would no longer be reported, this would end. Covid will spread and will be endemic, now with Delta spreading just as much in vaccinated vs unvaccinated but vaccines work and people won't die in droves as they try to make us to believe. But fear sells, and it sells really well. Cases are rising! Mandatory vaccines! You will lose your job! The sky will colapse!

As Churchill said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste".
Are you fucking serious???
 
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