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After a nice string of zero-case days, one new case: an American who did not self-isolate on arrival and ended up infecting someone from PEI who then returned, did not self-isolate, and infected two more people there. novascotia.ca/news/release/?id

covid19 

Could you make a visible "piece" of coronavirus? Just aggregate a bunch of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles into a quivering mass of jelly shaped like a little cube or something

covid19 

Another streak of zero-case days in NS broken by a single case two days ago: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id 鈥攁n asymptomatic case from a guy who was in the ER for an unrelated reason and just happened to be tested. This means community spread is still lurking even with the low case count. Sneaky sneaky virus. Zero new cases since then.

covid19 

I wonder if in the future the standard DTaP vaccine administered to newborns will become the DTPaC19

covid19 

15 day streak of zero-case days in Nova Scotia broken: two cases, travel-related, both self-isolating. halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-co

covid19 

cool cool newsletter from elderly missionary friend in Philippines ranting about the covid hoax which he calls the "PLANNED DEMIC", love to watch old acquaintances turn into public health hazards

covid19 

Meanwhile Nova Scotia is on Day 11 of no new cases (longer if you don't count travel cases) and the two latest positives are now resolved: halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-co

But then Auckland, New Zealand got new cases after 102 days covid-free so there are still no guarantees. stuff.co.nz/national/health/co

covid19 

NS zero-case streak over, one new case reported in the "Northern Zone" which covers the point at which NS meets NB, plus Truro, Pictou, New Glasgow, Amherst, Tatamagouche: halifaxtoday.ca/coronavirus-co

covid19 

Up to five active cases in NS Northern Zone: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id

I'm back at the office again (masks, distancing, everyone has their own offices, lots of hand sanitizer) and I just got some office coffee and am painfully aware of how many people's fingers are involved in every step of this process

covid19 

One new case yesterday, in NS Central Zone -- which is pretty much Halifax, 'roni is back in the 'fax, baby novascotia.ca/news/release/?id (but zero new cases today)

covid19 

Finally had one of those anxiety dreams where I'm at a shopping mall without a mask, except instead of a pandemic there was a mild zombie apocalypse (or a zombley apoctalips as Ricky calls it)

Dunno why Trump even got tested when he thinks cases go down with less testing therefore if he doesn't get tested he wouldn't have it

covid19, uspol 

courage doesn't work against viruses

covid19, atlantic canada 

NS has been at no more than 1-3 new cases per day since June, mostly stretches of up to 2 weeks w/ 0 new cases. Schools open for a month now with no spread. Outside of arriving travelers (mostly isolating) we're *probably* safe? Public distancing/masking requirements remain, out of a wise abundance of caution.

covid19, atlantic canada 

We're now very glad that we moved to NS in particular; there's been a strong local sense of community and civic responsibility in the face of this pandemic that's been key to keeping it down here -- although I fear this will not last, as cases are starting to rise in other Atlantic provinces and especially the rest of Canada. Plus, NS has its share of anti-masking plaguelords.

(I'm trying to not even think of the US here.)

anyway, frig off youtu.be/K2IWafjn9p0

covid19 

Just spoke to an older couple who just finished their 2 week isolation while visiting from Ontario to help their son move to Halifax. They mentioned how a bunch of their "snowbird" friends are still flying down to Florida for the winter, which, what, why

covid19 

After 5 months of 0-3 (mostly zero) new cases per day and total active cases in NS staying safely in single digits, 7 new cases over weekend and active cases back over 10 feels like a huge spike.

At least one of those cases was an isolation-exempt essential worker who exposed a trucker rest stop: nshealth.ca/news/potential-cov

And an r/halifax poster mentions a roommate's coworker at a call centre testing positive: reddit.com/r/halifax/comments/

covid19, food, masks 

mmmm my mask smells like yummy garlic, thank you yesterday's lunch burps

covid19, food, masks 

update: i put on a new mask and it still smells like garlic which means it's not the mask, it's me. i'm prob emitting garlic stink lines

covid19, masks 

cool cool just watched a cashier at the store pull down her mask so she could sneeze, open mouthed, in my general direction

covid19 

Relative spike in new cases for NS; six is a lot for a province that has averaged 0-3 since June. novascotia.ca/news/release/?id

鈥攁nd one of the exposure warnings concerns a restaurant co-owned by my bosses, fun fun: nshealth.ca/news/potential-exp

covid19, elon musk, twitter link 

lol elon musk gonna dunning-kruger aerosolized virus at everyone near him because his rapid tests threw a couple false negatives
twitter.com/emmabell42/status/

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welp covid is now in our schools, and not just any schools but two schools in our immediate neighbourhood: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id

While municipal government piddles about with expected deadly normalcy-bias-driven inaction, we've pulled the kid out of pre-k; he's now throwing a beach ball at me repeatedly while i try to work

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Second case at local high school: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id 鈥攕o that school and all its feeders are closed today. (Although ours was already no-school today for assessments, but now staff have to stay home too)

Potential exposure locations list growing: nshealth.ca/news/potential-exp

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*pop* provinces are now pulling out of the atlantic bubble as the second wave hits cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia

covid19, antivaxers 

Someone start a rumour that the COVID19 vaccinations are designed to be contagious and that recipients of the shot exhale aerosolized vaccine particles; then watch the antivax/antimaskers suddenly all masking up

(actually never mind that, rumour would probably backfire and convince others to not get the shot since they'd think they can just get it from the air)

covid19 

if the pandemic ever ends i hope open office layouts never come back

covid19, drug 

can't believe they didn't innovate some way to deliver vaccine doses via prerolls or vape carts

covid19, uspol 

saw someone ask "how do people still not realize how serious is, why do they still think it's a hoax, why are they so resistant to masks" and the answer is simple:

they're racist as shit

they still think it's "the china flu" and masks are a thing asians wear, but as strong superior whites they are naturally immune and even if they get it they can bravely resist chinese germs, and if anyone else catches it from them and dies they were prob inferior stock anyway

covid19 

NS is back down to single-digit numbers of new cases per day, all travel-related with no [known] community spread [yet], kid's back in school, and I'm looking at this Globe & Mail op-ed on the Atlantic Bubble: theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ed

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@brownpau Virginia had 10,000 new cases yesterday. My wife is eligible as of today to get vaccinated - our doctor said they hope to have their vaccination plan ready to go by end of the week. It's going to be a while for me though.

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