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  1. American scientists say they’ve found potential COVID-19 cure In a study published Thursday in EBioMedicine, scientists say they have developed a COVID-19 vaccine that can be pushed out quickly that it will “significantly impact the spread of the disease.” The scientists produced a vaccine that will be administered via a patch the size of a fingertip. The patch contains 400 “microneedles” made of sugar and protein pieces. The patch is applied much like a stick-on bandage with the needles dissolving into the skin. The vaccine they produced was tested on mice and it contained enough antibodies the scientists feel will successfully reverse the novel coronavirus. So how were the scientists able to work so fast on the vaccine? They say they had already completed research on SARS and MERS, which are similar to COVID-19. “These two viruses, which are closely related to SARS-CoV-2, teach us that a particular protein, called a spike protein, is important for inducing immunity against the virus,” study co-author Andrea Gambotto, associate professor of surgery at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine said in a statement. “We knew exactly where to fight this new virus.” https://winnipegsun.com/news/world/american-scientists-say-theyve-found-potential-covid-19-cure/wcm/10250eca-28ea-4ce4-bf0b-2a1ef176f1ae?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1585960958
  2. “ We must support our truck drivers In these challenging times, we all count our blessings. We place a greater emphasis on our health, our families and our security. We are grateful for the basics of food, shelter and essential health supplies. That’s why each and every one of us owes a big thank you to Ontario’s truck drivers. Whether delivering food, medicine, fuel or other essential supplies, the trucking industry plays a vital role in our economy and in the well-being of the people of Ontario. As Minister of Transportation, and as a mom, wife and daughter, I would like to thank commercial carriers and truck drivers for everything that they’ve done over the past few weeks to keep goods moving during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have needed you and you’ve been there. Just as they are supporting us, we must do everything we can to support them. As a government, we are providing more safe places for truck drivers to stop and rest across the province by opening 37 additional seasonal rest stops early and providing parking at 32 Truck Inspection Stations. We are also keeping all 23 ONroute travel plazas open for takeout, grab-and-go, and drive-through services and washrooms with enhanced cleaning. Sadly, I am hearing too many stories from drivers who say they are being turned away from private businesses just because they are truckers. I know that people are motivated by protecting themselves, their workers and their families. But we would all be experiencing far worse if not for our trucking community. I spoke to a truck driver recently who has experienced this unacceptable treatment and she said that she has considered stepping away from the trucking industry during this time. None of us can afford for that to happen. I n the meantime, our government is taking some additional steps to support the trucking industry and ensure that they can continue to provide all of us with the supplies we need during this challenging time. We have extended the validation period of driver’s licences, Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration certificates and other products that expired on or after March 1, 2020. This gives drivers one less thing to worry about so that they can keep goods moving. We are helping keep grocery and pharmacy shelves stocked by allowing the 24-hour delivery of goods without the restrictions of municipal noise by-laws. Our government is doing our part to support the industry and help keep goods moving — but we also need Ontarians to step up and do theirs. We are calling on business owners to support truck drivers when they are stopping to rest, get gas or use washrooms. Please help make sure drivers have access to the services and facilities they need so they can keep doing their jobs safely.” https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/mulroney-we-must-support-our-truck-drivers
  3. Not as bad as they first told us? ” Published in one of the worlds most prestigious medical journals and doesn't make the public news.... I wonder why that is??? MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Once infected with the new coronavirus, a 20-something has about a 1% chance of illness so severe it requires hospitalization, and that risk rises to more than 8% for people in their 50s and to nearly 19% for people over 80, a comprehensive new analysis finds. On the other hand, the death rate from COVID-19 is significantly lower than that seen in prior estimates, the new report found. Among diagnosed cases, just under 1.4% of patients will die, according to a team led by Neil Ferguson, of the Imperial College London. And when undiagnosed cases -- typically individuals with mild or no symptoms -- are added into the mix, the overall death rate from coronavirus infections drops further to 0.66%, the British researchers found. A person's odds for death after infection with the new coronavirus also rose with age. An estimated 0.031% of people in their 20s will die, the new analysis found, compared to 7.8% of people over 80. The new report, based on data from almost 44,700 cases occurring in mainland China, was published March 30 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases medical journal.”
  4. New cases drop two days in a row in Canada. Very good interactive site https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
  5. There are some pretty disgusting humans on this planet. Yesterday, while out for my first bike ride of the year, I stopped in to a Tim’s drive through to grab a coffee. I went to an unused picnic table to soak up some sun. Behind me was an elderly gentleman picking up garbage in the Tim’s lot . Eventually a conversation ensued ( at a safe distance of course). He said he and his wife live in the area and were upset at people discarding USED plastic GLOVES and MASKS out their car windows in the Tim’s lot. So they made a deal with the owners to clean up the lot in return for 10 cans of Hot Chocolate milk mix for the local food bank. There still are some people of conscience and common sense left. Let’s hope it becomes infectious.
  6. I don’t totally disagree with this system BUT..... Between my wife’s phone, my daughters phone, my phone and 3 iPads , and the TV on Satellite.... for about 10 minutes there I was half expecting the swat squad to arrive. Anyone who has a phone or a computer has a TV and I nows what’s going on. If you want to alert the unconnected Amish, this is not the way to do it. This alert was totally unwarranted imo and achieved one thing. We turned off our devices until the panic passed.
  7. ...much like they are regards to motorcycle helmet laws in Canada...they will be protected from harm...
  8. But But, there’s soooooo much material. !!!
  9. Reporter: “Prime Minister Trudeau, what can you tell us about what you plan for breakfast tomorrow.” Trudeau: “We recognize the interest in breakfast of all kinds. Canadians understand that breakfast is a meal that many of us have: parents, children, grandparents, your neighbours who won’t leave. That’s why our government is investing in breakfasts. So all Canadians can have it- if they want, or not have it. That's why we need to collect more data on the kinds of breakfasts before I can tell you what my breakfast might be tomorrow.”
  10. Coronavirus: Confirmed global cases pass one million More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic. More than 51,000 people have died and more than 208,000 have recovered, according to the university's figures. The US accounts for the most cases; Italy the highest death toll. The disease, Covid-19, first emerged in central China three months ago. Though the tally kept by Johns Hopkins records one million confirmed cases, the actual number is thought to be much higher. It took a month and a half for the first 100,000 cases to be registered. A million was reached after a doubling in cases over the past week. Nearly a quarter of cases have been registered in the United States, while Europe accounts for around half.
  11. 44 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, then returned to find that dozens had tested positive. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/coronavirus-texas-austin-spring-break-cabo.html?smid=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR1XydBOWx6_yt7Ou1eeIT_TEoCbQ2Zp_fK9DpcEczZmJ8putEGOuMHywIs
  12. Hilarious... https://mobile.twitter.com/livedudes/status/1245458696404074509?s=21
  13. Quebec police set up checkpoints at Ottawa-Gatineau border crossings. Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin supports his provincial government’s decision to set up checkpoints along the border with Ottawa in an attempt to reduce needless travel during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but his counterpart across the river is skeptical of the move. In the Ottawa area, the random checks will involve the Sûreté du Québec, Gatineau municipal police and the police of MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais. The new measures, which started Wednesday, are part of a larger set of controls to limit movement in a number of regions within Quebec. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/quebec-police-to-limit-ottawa-gatineau-border-crossings-for-covid-19-control/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1585753108