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  1. Hello Kk, I believe my point is valid...Alberta...and Kenney in particular gets a bum rap. I was referring to fully vaccinated. Alberta has fully vaccinated more people so far than two larger populated provinces, BC & La Belle Province. Not a minor point, but one the Media seems to gloss over. Cheers!
  2. Further to Fido's point above...Alberta's daily COVID deaths are approximately 1/10th of what they were in January of this year. Further still, Alberta has more people FULLY vaccinated than any other province...with the exception of Ontario. 3 times the full vaccinations of BC & twice the number of Quebec.
  3. Besides vaccination...rapid over-the-counter, at home testing needs to be brought in. What's the sense of having someone do a COVID test that takes 2 or 3 days, on an isolation honour system, when we can do it quicker with great accuracy...and at a low cost. And yes, I own QDEL stock. However, emerging evidence suggests rapid antigen tests are also effective on asymptomatic people as long as they test serially, meaning the individual takes a follow-up antigen test 24 to 36 hours af
  4. Tucker on our foppish PM...
  5. Gabriella Quevedo's beautiful arrangement of PF's Another Brick in The Wall...
  6. Thanks for that Airband, quite interesting.
  7. How soon they forget... CP Rail leaves mountain train parked without crew or handbrakes near site of deadly 2019 runaway crash Canadian Pacific Railway is under fire after leaving a 2.5-kilometre-long grain train parked without handbrakes last month high in the mountains of eastern B.C., above the site of a deadly runaway two years ago that killed three employees. Transport Canada calls the latest case "an immediate threat" that could have led to another deadly derailment. The regulator has
  8. Seeing as you have opened the thread to all Stoic philosophers... “Be selective about whom you take on as friends, colleagues, and neighbours. The world is full of agreeable and talented folk. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. But remember that our moral influence is a two-way street, and we should thus make sure by our own thoughts, words, and deeds to be a positive influence on those we deal with. The real test of personal excellence lies in the attention we give to the often neglected small details of our conduct. Make
  9. The Muppet Show???...good grief. Disney+ gives ‘The Muppet Show’ an ‘offensive content’ disclaimer before select episodes. “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer states.
  10. You probably know all this, but what the hey... It's a short squeeze of major proportions. Shorties (in this case Wall Street hedge funds) were betting on stocks like GameStop to drop in value. Instead, Main Street (the average Joe) bought up the stock and drove the price up...resulting in the hedge funds having to pay back those shares at a much higher rate. It's estimated the shorties lost $5 billion on GameStop alone. Lots of debate about online brokers like RobinHood (average age of user, 31) shutting down purchases of the stock.
  11. Good article. I don't know why this couldn't have been organized months ago. I realize each Province is responsible for this, and getting all the Premiers to agree on anything can be like herding cats...but surely the Feds could have tried to get the ball rolling. "Canada's pharmacists say they can vaccinate up to three million people a week against COVID-19, but governments across the country have largely kept these health care providers in the dark about what role they might play once more shots are delivered."
  12. Great link for vaccination tracking in Canada. Alberta & BC appear to be leading the way in vaccinations per 100,000...
  13. Well, you can bet those players will be rapid tested ad nauseam...unlike the International passengers (guests?) who are supposed to be in a self policed quarantine.
  14. I like this... Australian company, recently receiving emergency approval by the FDA for rapid, at home COVID-19 testing in the US. I wonder where Canada is on this. "Ellume’s product is the first at-home test for the coronavirus that does not require a prescription to receive emergency use authorization by the FDA. In November, the agency granted emergency approval to a different at-home test that required a prescription. The FDA on Wednesday also approved Abbott’s Bina
  15. Thanks for the info/link Airband. Minimum size container would work for this area (Yellowhead - Edson, Hinton & Jasper), about 10,000 people in Hinton, 8,000 for Edson & Jasper with 5,000.
  16. I hear you Malcolm, it's a very noble thing of you. I don't mean to debate the order of vaccination, just the mechanics of being able to get the vaccine out to more recipients. We live 2.5 hours west of Edmonton and my wife is recovering from a lung operation this past summer...lost a lobe from cancer, placing her in the highly vulnerable sector, imho. It's beyond me how they can ship this vaccine from the plant in Belgium, distribute it to 14 points in Canada, yet we can't get it a couple of hours outside of Edmonton, especially when it can be in a normal fridge for up to 5 days. In
  17. I don't know why they can't take the vaccine to long term care homes, nearby the delivery sites. Pfizer has developed special thermal shipping boxes that can carry the doses, packed on dry ice, for up to 10 days. The shippers can be used as temporary storage on sites where the vaccines are going to be injected as well. In between they must be stored in ultralow temperature freezers. The vaccine can be kept in a refrigerator, at temperatures between 2 C
  18. It will be interesting to see how that pans out. Evidently Canada's Moderna vaccine is coming from a plant in Europe... "Canada has exercised its option to order an additional 20 million doses of the vaccine candidate, bringing the confirmed order commitment to 40 million doses. Moderna said it remains on track to begin shipping its vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, this month if regulatory approval to do so is granted. The vaccine supply for Canada will be source
  19. From the "do as I say, not as I do" file... Denver mayor makes Thanksgiving travel plans, ignoring his own COVID policies Minutes before his flight, he posted a message on Twitter warning people to “Pass the potatoes, not COVID,” and advised them to “Host virtual gatherings instead of in-person dinners” and “Avoid travel, if you can.”
  20. Air Canada Shrinks 30% Nov. 18, 2020 9:30 AM ET About: Air Canada (ACDVF), Includes: BA, BDRAF, BDRBF, BDRPF, BDRXF, BOMBF, EADSF, EADSY, ERJ Dhierin Bechai The Aerospace Forum In-depth insights from an expert on the aerospace and airline industries (12,097 followers) Summary Air Canada will shrink by as much as 30%. The net change excluding future deliveries is
  21. My biggest take away from this is that she is one heartbeat away from being the President...which may be soon.
  22. How in the world can you come out with a statement like that? Haven't you witnessed the last 4 years?
  23. An encouraging article from a Professor of Pharmacy at the U of Toronto... 5 Important Things Learned Since COVID-19 Outbreak With the pandemic, COVID-19, still present around the world, researchers are learning more about the virus day-by-day. A professor from University of Toronto sent out a letter to his family outlining 5 important things that have been found about COVID-19. He states that individuals who get infected by COVID-19 after June 2020 are more likely to survive in compa
  24. The article with that is priceless... The Babylon Bee WASHINGTON, D.C.—In what's being hailed as a 14-dimensional Go move, President Trump added a Black Lives Matter decal to his SUV so he can take as many trips outside the hospital as he wants, and the media won't be able to claim he's spreading COVID. "Checkmate," Trump said as he smiled and waved to reporters. "This is fantastic. Now, if I want to go grab a milkshake from the McDonald's drive-thru -- bam, Black Lives Matter sticker. Can't touch me. Can't criticize me. It's beautiful. Tremendous, really." With