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Old 03-12-2020, 01:06 PM   #1
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:11 PM   #2
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Handy links:

World map of infections:
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/a...23467b48e9ecf6

Tables and charts, with news:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Health Canada info:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...-covid-19.html
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:38 PM   #3
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Another important link is for AHS:
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca...Page16944.aspx

From that site:

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19
Symptoms for COVID-19 are similar to those for influenza or other respiratory illnesses. The most common symptoms include:

- fever
- cough
- extreme tiredness

Most people (about 80%) recover from this disease without needing special treatment.

However, it can cause serious illness. Those who are older, and those with other medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness, which can include:

- difficulty breathing
- pneumonia

There is a risk of death in severe cases.

While we are still learning about how COVID-19 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

Call Health Link 811 at the first sign of symptoms. Call from home before going to a health care facility, unless severely ill.
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:51 PM   #4
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/li...icter-measures

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Old 03-12-2020, 03:24 PM   #6
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Ontario has shut down schools. Added two weeks to spring break.

https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status...363994631?s=20
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Alberta's chief medical officer of health has announced aggressive new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw is asking that all large gatherings or international events in the province be cancelled and advising Albertans not to travel outside the country.
Those travelling now need to self-isiolate for 14 days on their return, no matter where they were visiting.
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Old 03-12-2020, 04:55 PM   #8
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:25 PM   #9
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The state of Washington did that yesterday and has now closed all schools around greater Seattle until April 27.
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/cor...EQ5YCL75367PU/
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:56 PM   #10
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Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac Develops COVID-19 Vaccine

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The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre says a Corona-Virus vaccine has been produced that is now being tested in animals. However, there is still a long road ahead to manufacturing a vaccine for human use.
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This past week VIDO-InterVac was also the recipient of almost a million dollars in funding from the federal government, that was part of a 27 million dollar initiative to expedite research to fight SARS-CoV-2 (the name of the virus associated with the COVID-19 disease).

The coronavirus has seen researchers share information at a faster rate than every before. Gerdts says that similar projects usually take months to be processed and approved, in this case it was a matter of weeks, which he explains is recognition that the federal government realizes the importance of this disease.
https://www.cjwwradio.com/2020/03/09...WYhTY.facebook
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Ontario has banned gatherings of over 250 people and advising people to restrict non-essential travel.


Also, the Toronto Star is normally behind a paywall, but Coronavirus stories are free access and they have an update page with news.


https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/202...us-stocks.html
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Old 03-13-2020, 10:27 AM   #12
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Handy reference sites (the best I've found at least):

Official Alberta site: www.alberta.ca/covid19

BC Healthlink: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-f...sease-covid-19

Johns Hopkins map/news: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:53 PM   #13
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All the Canada/Alberta/Calgary updates I could find posted on 13/03/20 until 350pm in the mega thread.

No international or USA updates included.


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So the gov of Canada says this [about preparation for Coronavirus.]:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...-prepared.html
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The Univeraity of Alberta has suspended classes, starting today.
Trudeau supposed to be going live in the next few minutes
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tru...d-19-1.5496367


Also
https://twitter.com/user/status/1238497265267998720

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https://twitter.com/user/status/1238494902759182338
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Bank of Canada just cut rates by another .5%.

https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2020/03/...c2%be-percent/

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Had to remove quote tags to make twitter links work. Apologies for stealing those posts and credit to whoever posted them in the other thread.
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MedCram is an excellent Medical YouTube channel which posts regular COVID-19 updates, including summaries of recent research & medical journal findings. They’re already up to update 36.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...A8tW0Mf1iiuuM_

Really good source for accurate science regarding the virus and ongoing research into its spread and mechanisms to slow/stop/cure it.
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Spain heading towards similar lock down as Italy.

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The Spanish government will use the declaration of a state of emergency over the coronavirus to lock down the country, ordering people to stay at home unless they need to buy food, medicine, or go to work or a hospital, according to multiple local media reports on Saturday.

The cabinet is meeting to agree the precise measures to be taken under the state of emergency, which was announced on Friday.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...virus-lockdown
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Guatemala has closed its borders to Americans. We were just there a week ago, but we’re not American.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-N...3381584187149/
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