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  1. Canada's air passenger bill of rights fails its first big test with COVID-19
  2. “I think more and more countries want to see their voice amplified through Canada.”
  3. Has anyone observed temperature checks being used as a screening tool anywhere in Canada?
  4. “It’s appalling to attach a dollar number to a human life — for noneconomists,”
  5. I think the story is one can't choose their age or sex but can modify their BMI.
  6. The report also found that most coronavirus patients in intensive care were male
  7. 'Air Canada charges couple extra $2,000 to get home from Chile during pandemic'
  8. Some 60,000 California homeless could get coronavirus in coming weeks: governor Thu Mar 19, 2020 - Reuters Modelling has shown that more than 60,000 homeless people could become ill with the coronavirus in California over the next eight weeks, badly straining the health care system, the state governor said on Wednesday. Hospitalization rates for those infected with the flu-like disease was about 20%, creating a requirement for additional hospital beds that could quickly overwhelm hospitals if the modelled predictions come true, Governor Gavin Newsom said. “Over the next eight-week period, we have modelled that of the 108,000 unsheltered Californians that are out on the streets, if you had an attack rate of about 56%, you’re looking at 60-plus thousand individuals that may have COVID-19,” Newsom, a Democrat, said in a Facebook address to the state. “That creates a deep point of anxiety for the existing population but moreover for our health care delivery system, our capacity to move people in and out of the shelters safely without contacting other people and putting them at risk as well.” California, the nation’s most populous state, has also been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with 598 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, a 21% increase over the day before. At least 17 fatalities have been reported in California. The governor said he had issued an executive order authorizing the distribution of an $100 million to cities and counties across California to blunt the impact of the respiratory illness on the homeless, and had acquired 1,300 trailers to use as temporary housing. Another executive order directed that $50 million be used to convert motels and hotels into shelters where homeless people could be isolated if they caught the virus. Newsom said he had spoken to the Trump administration about anchoring a U.S. Navy medical ship, the Mercy, off the Californian coast to house additional patients and to set up field hospitals in the state. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the state’s largest city was making a new push to identify homeless people considered most vulnerable to the virus, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Democratic mayor said that up to 6,000 of those potential coronavirus victims would be given beds in city recreational centres. Patients suspected of carrying the virus would be isolated in emergency trailers, a move paid for by tapping into state funds made available by the governor.
  9. 'While WestJet is posting public notices online regarding passengers on their planes who have subsequently tested positive for the sometimes-deadly virus, Air Canada is not'
  10. Beware the spread of fake news. 'To be clear, the Center for Health Security and partners did not make a prediction during our tabletop exercise.'
  11. Employee at Pearson airport tests positive for coronavirus Sun., March 15, 2020 - Toronto Star By Abhya Adlakha - Staff Reporter A Canada Border Services Agency employee at Toronto’s Pearson airport has tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus. The employee is in isolation at home and is following directions from local health officials, CBSA media spokesperson Ashley Lemire said in an email. The time and the location of the infection are still unkown, and the agency is notifying all employees who may have had contact with the affected individual. “We are taking steps to clean the location where the employee worked,” Lemire said. “Employees who may have been in contact with the infected individual have been asked to self-monitor for symptoms and to contact public health for direction,” Lemire added. The employees might also be instructed to self-isolate and remain at home for 14 days. The agency is working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada and its employees to ensure that appropriate measures are being taken.
  12. WestJet set to slash international, domestic flights amid coronavirus outbreak “Unfortunately, we … have no alternative but to reduce the number of employees.'
  13. CBC doing what CBC does best.... "It made me feel very unsafe, stressed and nervous,"
  14. “I think that we have all learned in the last year some very important lessons,“ Mr. Garneau said.