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Covid-19 testing stations to get more staff and longer hours as cases surge

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Vancouver - Staff increases and extended hours are coming to Central Park Covid-19 testing centre along with other sites. Numerous people, some with fever have been turned away as the increase in Covid-19 cases reach the highest point during the pandemic. For example, on Aug. 14,...

Praise the Lord and pass the virus

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Vancouver - Attending a prayer session in Alberta has created a Covid-19 flare up in Northern Health. At least 12 were infected and they came back to infect more. "COVID-19 testing and contact tracing has allowed Northern Health to identify a recent event in Alberta where...

Frustration mounts over Covid-19 testing delays – women with fever turned away

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Vancouver - Lower Mainland area testing stations turned away people with Covid-19 symptoms, some centres closed early while people with fever lined up for three hours to get a test. Central Park station closed several hours early on Sunday and people feeling ill had to...

925 Georgia students quarantined one week into school opening

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925 students at a Georgia school district have been ordered into quarantine after an outbreak at a Cherokee County school less than one week into reopening. "When we announced plans to reopen schools with options of in-person learning and Digital Learning at home, we made...

Teacher: Here’s a plan that’d work for back to school

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What are we going to do with BC’s back to school plan with all that mixture of outrage and anxiety among teachers and parents? Apart from hundreds of threads on social media where the BC plan is being trashed, there are epidemiologists and psychiatrists who...

Asymptomatic Covid-19 infected have same virus count as symptomatic folks

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Seoul - Asymptomatic carriers of Sars-CoV-2 have as much virus in their respiratory tracts as symptomatic carriers, according to a study published in JAMA. And there seems to be no valid reason why asymptomatic people can't transmit the virus. In fact, the study authors said...

Covid-19: Children and schools, overlooked and at risk – Epidemiologist

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By Dr. Zoe Hyde - Epidemiologist - University of Western Australia Abstract It is widely thought that children are much less susceptible to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection than adults and do not play a substantial role in transmission. However, emerging research suggests this...

Ardern shuts down Auckland after 4 cases of Covid-19

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Vancouver - New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has shut down Auckland to deal with 4 confirmed and 4 presumptive cases of Covid-19. This the first time Covid cases have surfaced in New Zealand after a period of 102 days - while few in number, Ardern...

BC kids have higher infections than over 50s in August

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Vancouver - BC's high number of cases being reported in August are showing a worrying trend on a number of fronts including rising cases in kids. 58 children have been infected since July 30, an analysis shows. And child infections are now higher than several...

2 child Covid-19 cases shutter Calgary childcare centre

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Edmonton - Some claim falsely that children don't get infected as easily with Covid-19 but a new lesson has come to light at a Calgary childcare centre with two kids infected. A study out of Chicago hospital said doctors found children under 5 had 10...