Canada – Tam Says There Are Situations Where Wearing A Homemade Mask Outside Is ‘A Good Idea’

Tam says there are situations where wearing a homemade mask outside is ‘a good idea’ Officials in Canada have been wary of recommending masks, wanting the public to focus on the essential measures of physical distancing and frequent washing of hands. But the messaging has begun to shift to include a place for homemade masks. […]

Canada – They Lied To Us To Cover Up Their Massive Incompetence

They lied and now we all have to pay… Try get a mask now.  All our masks are made by other countries and those countries are now keeping all those masks for themselves. Soooo, I guess when we are ordered to wear masks whenever we are outside, and yes that order is coming, we will […]

Canada – The Ugly Truth About Politicians

Feds likely didn’t have enough protective gear in emergency stockpile: Hajdu The federal government likely did not have enough protective equipment in its emergency stockpile to meet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Patty Hajdu acknowledges. Successive governments in Ottawa have not spent enough money preparing for public-health crises, Hajdu told a news conference Wednesday. Federal officials are now working hard […]

Canada – Some Health Experts Questioning Advice Against Wider Use Of Masks

Some health experts questioning advice against wider use of masks to slow spread of COVID-19 Science magazine had been trying for days to speak to the elusive George Gao, head of China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. When the magazine asked him if he could point to any mistakes that might explain why Western countries were struggling to […]

Canada – Government Message Not Credible.

Official nonsense on masks, travel bans is killing Ottawa’s COVID-19 credibility On Saturday, the federal government announced passengers with COVID-19 symptoms would be barred from domestic air and train travel, effective noon on Monday. “It will be important for operators of airlines and trains to ensure that people who are exhibiting symptoms do not board,” Prime Minister […]

Canada – Ottawa Shuts Service Canada Centres After Employees Refuse To Work

Ottawa shuts Service Canada centres after employees refuse to work The federal government is shutting the doors to all of its 317 Service Canada Centres – where people can apply in person for employment insurance, Old Age Security, pension benefits and passports – on Friday after employees en masse refused to work. The government bent […]

Canada – How Long Can This Go On?

Budget deficit could grow to record $112.7 billion Canadians could be facing a national unemployment rate of 15 per cent and a record-smashing $112.7-billion deficit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Parliamentary Budget Office was quick to say, in a report issued on Friday, that this is only a possible scenario, and not necessarily […]

Canada – Seasonal Flu Report

Government of Canada’s latest weekly flu summary. Includes total flu cases up to March 7, 2020 FluWatch report Severe Outcomes Influenza Surveillance Provincial/Territorial Influenza Hospitalizations and Deaths To date this season, 2,136 influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported by participating provinces and territories 67% of the cases were associated with influenza A. Of the 949 cases for […]

Canada – Canada’s Toilet Paper Supply Is Safe

No reason to buy a year’s supply in one day. Canada’s toilet paper supply is safe amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to market leader Scenes of panic-buying around the world since the outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted some consumers to stockpile toilet paper, leaving some store shelves across Canada bare. But the country’s largest manufacturer of […]

Thunder Bay – Drivethru COVID-19 Testing

Drive-thru coronavirus test centres could help reduce spread in Canada Drive-thru clinics testing people for COVID-19 in South Korea could serve as a model for Canada, where the spread of the virus is comparatively limited but increasing to the point that such early interventions could be considered, an epidemiologist says. Stephen Hoption Cann of the University of British Columbia’s […]