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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to 20% of US coronavirus cases in August: researchers

More than 460,000 people attended the 10-day rally

https://www.foxnews.com/health/sturgis-motorcycle-rally-coronavirus-cases-south-dakota

U.S. biker rally may have led to 260,000 new COVID-19 cases: study

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Published Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:19PM EDT
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A man walks down Main Street in Sturgis, S.D., showing off his chest painted with a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Aug. 7, 2020. (AFP)

WASHINGTON -- A massive motorcycle rally held in South Dakota last month may have been responsible for 260,000 new coronavirus cases, according to an analysis published Tuesday.

This figure, which came from a paper that hasn't yet been peer-reviewed, would represent the biggest COVID-19 spreading event documented in the U.S. to date.

The study was published by the Institute of Labor Economics and conducted by economists at the University of San Diego who studied the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which drew an estimated 460,000 people from August 7 and August 16.

The analysis is a statistical approximation based on anonymized cell phone data that documented the influx in the town from non-residents and showed where they came from.

The data also showed a rise in foot traffic at restaurants and bars, retail establishments, entertainment venues, hotels and campgrounds.

The bikers generally did not wear masks or practice social distancing, the study said, citing media reports.

Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the researchers then showed that a month following the rally, cases in the county where Sturgis is located rose by six or seven per 1,000.

U.S. counties that contributed the highest numbers of attendees experienced a rise of 7 to 12.5 percent in the number of cases compared to those that did not contribute inflows.

Researchers said their calculations indicated "a total of 263,708 additional cases in these locations due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally".

A limitation of the study is that it was based on statistical methods, rather than tracking and surveying rally participants.

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WOW...I say again. WOW !!!

 

Covid vaccine: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver doses globally, says IATA

 

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the "largest transport challenge ever" according to the airline industry.

The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.

There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but IATA is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug firms on a global airlift plan. 

The distribution programme assumes only one dose per person is needed.

"Safely delivering Covid-19 vaccines will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry. But it won't happen without careful advance planning. And the time for that is now," said IATA's chief executive Alexandre de Juniac.

While airlines have been shifting their focus onto delivering cargo during the severe downturn in passenger flights, shipping vaccines is far more complex.

Not all planes are suitable for delivering vaccines as they need a typical temperature range of between 2 and 8C for transporting drugs. Some vaccines may require frozen temperatures which would exclude more aircraft.

"We know the procedures well. What we need to do is scale them up to the magnitude that will be required," added Glyn Hughes, the industry body's head of cargo. 

Flights to certain parts of the world, including some areas of South East Asia, will be critical as they lack vaccine-production capabilities, he added.

Airlines have been shifting their focus onto delivering cargo during the severe downturn in passenger flightsImage copyrightAIRASIA

Military precision

Distributing a vaccine across Africa would be "impossible" right now IATA says given the lack of cargo capacity, size of the region and the complexities of border crossings.

Transportation will need "almost military precision" and will require cool facilities across a network of locations where the vaccine will be stored.

About 140 vaccines are in early development, and around two dozen are now being tested on people in clinical trials.

One is being developed by the University of Oxford that is already in an advanced stage of testing.

IATA has urged governments to begin careful planning now to ensure they are fully prepared once vaccines are approved and available for distribution. 

Along with making sure they are handled and transported at controlled temperatures, security is another issue.

"Vaccines will be highly valuable commodities. Arrangements must be in place to keep ensure that shipments remain secure from tampering and theft," added IATA

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54067499

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For those who complain about the money that Trudeau is spending,  here is another possible expense that we will have to pay thanks to Harper.  And we're tied to this deal until 2045 thanks to him.  At the end of the article, it sounds like hard spin from O'toole over the deal.

https://thinkpol.ca/2020/04/20/canada-liable-compensate-chinese-companies-covid-19-losses-harper-govt-trade-agreement/

Canada liable to compensate Chinese companies for COVID-19 losses under Harper govt trade agreement

Canada is liable to compensate Chinese companies for losses incurred due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, under the terms of a trade agreement the Harper government signed with China.

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government signed the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments[1], commonly known as FIPA, with China on September 9, 2012 without even releasing the full text to the public.

The Harper government ratified the agreement two year later in October 2014 despite warnings from experts and labour, human rights and environmental advocates that the agreement was detrimental to Canada’s interests.

“Article 11 of the FIPA states that if Chinese firms in Canada suffer losses due to ‘war, state of national emergency, insurrection, riot or other similar events,’ they can sue the Canadian government for compensations,” explains Mukesh Khanal of University of Calgary’s The School of Public Policy. “War and insurrection are well-understood concepts. War is an armed combat or conflict within a country or between different countries. An insurrection is a violent rebellion by the people against their own government. However, a riot or a national emergency needs to be defined clearly.”

However, Canadian firms may not be able to sue China for compensation easily.

“The FIPA is clear that Canadian firms in China cannot approach Chinese courts for dispute settlement,” Khanal explains. “Annex C.21 of the FIPA suggests that Canadian firms in China have to first ‘make use of the domestic administrative reconsideration procedure.’ If they are not satisfied with the resolutions from that procedure, they can submit claims to arbitration. The FIPA does not mention if Canadian firms in China can register a case in the Chinese courts. That is a disadvantage to the Canadian firms in China because there is no guarantee that the reconsideration procedure will be unbiased because it is not a judicial body.”

And Chinese companies can sue the Canadian government in court, or in secretive tribunals, but the same privilege is not extended to Canadian firms who seek to sue China.

“Chinese firms in Canada are not forced to first approach one particular mechanism before
approaching another,” explains Khanal. “They are free to approach either a Canadian court or a FIPA tribunal.”

“On the other hand, Canadian firms in China should first approach the administrative reconsideration procedure, a bureaucratic set-up created by the Chinese government, for
dispute settlement,” adds Khanal. “If unsatisfied with the procedure’s decision, the firms can approach a FIPA tribunal. They are not allowed to approach a tribunal directly in the first place, which is a luxury Chinese firms in Canada have. This presents the Chinese firms in Canada with a clear advantage over Canadian firms in China.”

Chinese foreign direct investments to Canada stood at $17 billion at the end of 2018 according to Statistics Canada[2].

The Conservatives defended their decision to go ahead with the deal saying Canadian jobs depended on it.

“China is the second-largest economy in the world,” Former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and current party leadership candidate Erin O’Toole told parliament when questioned about FIPA ratification. “Canadian exporters are selling to and dealing with that country on a daily basis, and the jobs created from that account for one in five jobs in Canada.”

“Canadian exporters have been asking for protection,” added O’Toole. “The P in FIPA stands for ‘protection’. This will give these companies certainty in their contractual dealings in China.”

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We’re vindicated, say Swedes after coronavirus cases hit new low

 

Sweden has registered its lowest rate of positive coronavirus tests yet even after its testing regime was expanded to record levels in what one health official said was a vindication of its relatively non-intrusive Covid-19 strategy.

Over the past week the country carried out more than 120,000 tests, of which only 1.3 per cent identified the disease. At the height of the pandemic the proportion was 19 per cent.

Johan Carlson, an epidemiologist and director of the public health agency, said that Swedes seemed to be benefiting from widespread immunity because of the decision not to order the population to stay at home during the first wave.

“Our strategy was consistent and sustainable,” Professor Carlson said. “We probably have a lower risk of [the virus] spreading than other countries.”

In another striking illustration of the progress Sweden has made it is now recording fewer new cases per capita than Norway, which introduced one of Europe’s earliest lockdowns, for the first time since April.

In Denmark, another Nordic country that initially seemed to have curbed Covid-19 through the imposition of tight restrictions, the infection rate has also risen much higher than the rate in Sweden.

Denmark and Norway have also largely reopened their borders to Swedes, although some quarantine measures have been put back in place as coronavirus has flared up again in Norway.

At the start of the pandemic the authorities in Stockholm reasoned that the disease would be a long-term challenge and that it would be better to allow the population to develop immunity to it while trying to protect those most at risk.

The government advised people to work from home where they could but left most of the country open, including bars, restaurants and schools for all except the oldest pupils.

It also declined to recommend the use of masks in shops or on trains and buses, although it requires people to keep at least 1.5m apart in public.

In the early months many critics argued that this approach was recklessly laissez-faire.

Some scientists predicted that as many as 180,000 people could die in a country of 10.2 million.

Those estimates proved to be drastically overblown: up to now there have been 5,838 Covid-19 deaths. In per capita terms this is the fifth highest death rate in Europe, behind only Belgium, the UK, Spain and Italy, but it has also fallen substantially since the summer. Only seven people died with the disease in the past week.

The government has also invested many more resources in testing, which had previously been limited to healthcare workers, risk groups and patients with the gravest symptoms.

The country now carries out nearly three times as many tests each day as it did in early June. The guidelines vary between the different regions, with regular virus and antibody testing in hotspots such as Stockholm, the centre of the epidemic.

The country now offers coronavirus tests to anyone with apparent symptoms and has put in place a system to track down and test each infected patient’s contacts.

The marked decline in the proportion of tests that are positive may partly reflect this broader testing strategy. In Germany, where testing has been extended to people returning from risk zones abroad, the level is as low as 0.7 per cent.

The true extent of immunity remains difficult to gauge. Anders Tegnell, the state’s pugnacious chief epidemiologist, has claimed that up to 30 per cent of Swedes may by now have overcome the virus.

Yet a recent paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine by two researchers based in the UK said that herd immunity — in which a clear majority of the population has some degree of resistance to the disease — was “nowhere in sight”.
 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/were-vindicated-say-swedes-after-coronavirus-cases-hit-new-low-lt3cmlhtg

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The recent spike in Covid cases might be from lack of social distancing measures or this....arriving flights are still bringing people into the country and federal agencies are not enforcing quarantine orders:

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OTTAWA -- Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the quarantine system is "broken" because federal health officers are not charging people ignoring self-isolation orders for COVID-19.

Since the end of March, an emergency order under the federal Quarantine Act has required most people arriving from outside Canada to isolate themselves for 14 days, even if they don't have symptoms. While more than 2.5 million border-crossings have been recorded since then, only a fraction of crossers are ordered to quarantine, while the rest are exempt as essential workers, such as truck drivers, front-line health staff or airline crew.
 

Ford says Ontario police checks have uncovered 622 quarantine-order scofflaws and is frustrated about the lack of federal charges.

"The system is broken," he said Wednesday. "I need the help from the federal government to make an amendment or change it. Why have our police go around and checking to see if people are quarantining if they aren't going to follow up with a charge?"

A spokesman for Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said police have to answer for why they aren't issuing more tickets.

A statement issued by federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu's office did not directly address the lack of charges of being laid.

 

This falls directly to the CBSA and RCMP to enforce, not the OPP.

So while we continue to social distance, have businesses shutdown and have our quality of life impacted, the feds still allow thousands of people in to the country from Covid hotspots around the world, with no follow up to the quarantine practices that the rest of us have to follow.

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No masks, no distancing: Schools in Denmark defy COVID-19 - with success so far

Every seat in Jens Rodgaard's Grade 5 class is full — there is no physical distance at all. 

When a student raises their hand with a question, Rodgaard is by their side in an instant and leans in to help.

 

"You have to be around them and help them, help them with spelling, help them make choices, and for proper teaching we can't do that with the distance," said Rodgaard.

Students must sanitize their hands every time they enter the school and the grades aren't supposed to mingle with each other. But there isn't a mask in sight. 

This is what Phase 2 of school reopening looked like at Alholm public school in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week, a month into the second semester.

"Right now we are trying to make things as normal as possible, [to] not scare any kids," said Rodgaard, who has taught at Alholm for 28 years.

The school's goal is to make the experience of education as normal as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Other schools have more rules in place. At this stage, Denmark is allowing each school to come up with its own COVID-19 safety plans.

Right now, the country's strategy of containing the coronavirus seems to be working. Countries around the world have looked at the Danish model in designing their own school plans, including Canada.

Hygiene standard was 'first priority'

Denmark wasn't hit by COVID as badly as other countries in Europe, like Italy and Spain, but it nonetheless went into lockdown in March. When the government started removing restrictions, it prioritized opening schools over bars and restaurants. The rules were strict at the time amid concerns there would be outbreaks.

 
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Alholm headmaster Soren Vith said getting close to students comes with risk but he wants the school experience to be as normal as possible. (Lily Martin/CBC)

"Our first priority was to ensure that the hygiene standard was good," said Alholm headmaster Soren Vith, who followed all the government-mandated protocols back in Phase 1 of reopening.

Extra teachers were hired so classes could be divided into three groups, breaks were staggered, each class was assigned to specific toilets and, when possible, learning was done outside.

Twelve-year-old student Saida Sey was happy they opened schools up again in April, because she said lockdown was a bore. "It's really fun to have your friends again and talk to them and play soccer." 

But she admitted when school started up, the virus loomed large. "It was really hard, you can't stop thinking about it."

Her classmate Jeppe Rank Gjerulff also recalled being nervous: "I was a little bit scared because nobody knew what it was — what will happen if you get sick?"

 
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Grade 5 students Jeppe Rank Gjerulff, left, Saida Sey, centre, and Yusuf Karimi talk about their experience going to school during a pandemic. They admit they were nervous at first. (Lily Martin/CBC)

Co-operation between government and teachers

Vith said the tough restrictions worked: no one at his school tested positive for COVID-19 in the spring. A few schools in the country experienced outbreaks, but there was no spike in overall infections credited to the reopening. 

That's why the government felt safe moving to Phase 2 of their plan when the second semester of school started in August.

"Very much is up to the schools to see what's the best way forward for us with our kids," said Dorte Lange, vice president of the Danish Union of Teachers.

She credits the success in Denmark to the co-operation between the government and the teachers union, and said they were in constant communication and addressed staff concerns early on.

 
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Dorte Lange, the vice-president of the Danish Union of Teachers, credits co-operation with the government for the successful reopening plan of schools in Denmark. (Lily Martin/CBC)

Lange said the teachers' confidence rubbed off. "Parents met the teachers who felt safe about this. Telling them that we can cope with this situation also made parents feel safe, and that's quite important."

Concerning trends

The return of school has led to worrying trends in other parts of the world. In Israel, for example, schools went back in May, but the spreading virus forced hundreds to close, and is being blamed for the re-emergence of COVID in that country.

In the U.S., some schools in Texas and Georgia were forced to shut down not long after reopening in August.  

Lange said teachers unions in Canada have reached out to her for guidance. She is happy to give advice, but said it is impossible to compare Denmark and a country like Canada, because the COVID experience in the two nations has been different. 

Denmark has a population of just 5.8 million, which is spread out and not concentrated in large cities in the same way as in Canada. Denmark has had nearly 20,000 total cases with around 600 deaths, while Canada has had more than 135,000 cases and around 9,000 deaths.

Like most of the world, Denmark is experiencing a spike in cases right now, particularly among people in their 20s.

 
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Virologist Allan Randrup Thomsen said he is concerned about the recent spike in cases across Denmark. (Lily Martin/CBC)

"I think we have become too relaxed, and I think we might become the victim of our own success, because we never experienced how bad the epidemic could be," said Allan Randrup Thomsen, a virologist at the University of Copenhagen.

He said if the current spike continues, more restrictions will be put on the Danish population. But closing schools again should be the last option. 

"Most of the evidence points to the fact that even if children become infected, they are not getting severely diseased and they also don't transmit the disease," Randrup Thomsen said, although he admitted much remains unknown.

He worries more about the spread in teens and young adults headed back to college and university.

'Take a deep breath'

At the Alholm school gate this week, there was a relaxed attitude among parents. It felt like a pre-COVID scene. They brushed shoulders and chatted with each other. 

That said, COVID rules prevented them from going on school property. 

This week, it was reported that 18 classes at a school in Roskilde, a city west of Copenhagen, were sent home after a coronavirus infection. 

 
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Parents drop off children at the Alholm school, where the second semester of teaching is underway since the start of the pandemic. (Lily Martin/CBC)

Some Alholm parents admitted they were apprehensive when they sent their kids back to school for the first time, but felt it was necessary. Katja Barefoot, who has three young children at the school, had this advice for Canadian parents. 

"Take a deep breath and let them go back, and if something happens, you take the precautions… but life needs to go on."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/denmark-schools-covid-19-pandemic-1.5720508

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Putting the WOLF in charge of the Chicken Coop. 
 

Ottawa orders review after report pandemic warning system was shuttered

 

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has ordered a review following reports that the federal pandemic early warning system was shut down last year, and that the officials working on it were silenced, just months before the global outbreak of the coronavirus.

As the world continues to grapple with the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been repeated questions about how the virus — which originated in China — was able to spread so quickly and whether earlier detection could have limited the contagion.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/7321353/coronavirus-early-warning-system-review/

 

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https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/palisade-radio/id1439485214?i=1000491289864
 

Interesting listen. Starts with investment theory in 2020...Gets quite funny towards the end when he starts discussing the election.

 

Worth the time to listen to.  I'm not totally sold on his assumptions but it sure makes you think.  

 

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Both brave and stupid at the same time. The MSM will decimate her for coming forward.

" I Am The Target": Silenced Chinese Virologist Tells Tucker COVID-19 Intentionally Released, CCP Trying To 'Disappear' Her"

"It could never come from nature," she Yan - an MD/PhD who worked with coronavirus at the University of Hong Kong

"There is evidence left in the genome" - which Yan detailed in a 26-page scientific paper co-written with three other Chinese scientists. "They don't want people to know this truth. Also, that's why I get suspended [from Twitter], I get suppression. I am the target that the Chinese Communist Party wants disappeared

 

Hours after her unceremonious Twitter ban for, we assume, presenting evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was created in a Wuhan lab, Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," where she told the Fox News host that the virus is a "Frankenstein" which was designed to target humans which was intentionally released.

 

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"It could never come from nature," she Yan - an MD/PhD who worked with coronavirus at the University of Hong Kong

"There is evidence left in the genome" - which Yan detailed in a 26-page scientific paper co-written with three other Chinese scientists. "They don't want people to know this truth. Also, that's why I get suspended [from Twitter], I get suppression. I am the target that the Chinese Communist Party wants disappeared."

 

When Carlson asked her why she believes the virus made it's way out of the Wuhan lab, Dr. Yan said "I worked in the WHO reference lab, which is the top coronavirus lab in the world at the university of Hong Kong. And the things I got deeply into such investigation in secret from the early beginning of this outbreak - I had my intelligence through my network in China, involved in the hospitals, institutes and also government."

"Together with my experience, I can tell you - this is created in a lab."

https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/i-am-target-silenced-chinese-virologist-tells-tucker-covid-19-intentionally-released-ccp

 

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The following article will surely add to the confusion regarding what wearing face masks does or doesn't do

CDC head says masks may be better than coronavirus vaccine, implores people to wear them

Director warns that CDC lacks the money needed to distribute a vaccine

Former CDC director: Masks are so important and there shouldn't be any controversy about them

Coronavirus cases rise in 26 states; former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden breaks down the different case patterns.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Robert Redfield told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that not only do face masks work to protect people from coronavirus, they might work even better than an eventual vaccine might.

 

During a hearing on coronavirus response efforts, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., criticized President Trump for typically not wearing a mask and holding events where attendees did not wear them. He then asked witnesses if Trump was "undercutting" an important step that Americans can take to protect themselves. Redfield did not take the bait, but he still had plenty to say about masks.

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"I’m not going to comment directly about the president, but I am going to comment as the CDC director that face masks, these face masks are the most important, powerful public health tool we have," Redfield said, holding a mask in his hand. "And I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings. I’ve said that if we did it for six, eight, 10, 12 weeks we'd bring this pandemic under control."

The CDC director then made a bold claim about just how well face masks work.

"These actually, we have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense," he continued. "I might even go so far as to say this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine, because the immunogenicity might be 70%, and if I don't get an immune response the vaccine’s not going to protect me. This face mask will."

Redfield then called on the public -- particularly young adults -- to do their part to protect themselves and others.

"I do want to keep asking the American public to take the responsibility — particularly the 18 to 25-year-olds where we’re seeing the outbreak in America continue to go like this,” he said, hand pointed vertically. “Because we haven’t got the acceptance of personal responsibility that we need for all Americans to embrace this face mask.”

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up his mask as he speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up his mask as he speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Earlier in the hearing, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., brought up Trump's claim that a vaccine could be ready in as little as three or four weeks. Durbin asked Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Bob Kadlec if this was true, and Kadlec responded in the affirmative.

 

MASK MANDATES IN IOWA CITIES SPARK QUESTIONS OVER ENFORCEMENT

“Sir, it’s possible,” Kadlec said, explaining that because Operation Warp Speed has vaccine candidates being manufactured while they are still in the trial stages, it will be ready for distribution as soon as it is approved.

"So if, and when, whether that’s two weeks, three weeks, two months, or four months, once a clinical trial is complete and that scientific data is reviewed by the FDA and approved, then we have vaccine potentially available immediately to use," he said.

When pressed on the three- or four-week timeline, Kadlec noted that this would be for manufacturing a vaccine, but the variable remains how long it would be for trials to end and the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine candidate.

 

Durbin asked if that meant that it would truly take longer than three or four weeks, but Kadlec said he could not predict that because trials are still going on. He did note that some are set to end in October, but it will be up to the FDA to determine whether those candidates are safe and effective.

Later on, Redfield noted that when a vaccine is available, it will take substantial resources to distribute it -- resources the CDC does not currently have. Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., noted that the recent GOP coronavirus response bill included $6 billion for this, which Redfield said was enough, while the House's $3 trillion HEROES Act did not include anything for vaccine distribution.

Redfield was clear on just how urgent it is that lawmakers take action on this.

 

"The time is now to get those resources out to the state, and we currently don't have those resources," he said.

Fox News' Kelly Phares contrib

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Ford government to limit social gatherings to 10 people for Toronto, Ottawa

The Ford government will announce new social gathering limits today, CityNews Toronto reports. According to a senior government source, gathering limits will be reduced to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors for urban areas like Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa. Businesses will not be included in these new rules.

 

Ford said new public health guidelines around social gatherings will be enforced in a press conference on Wednesday. He has also said stiff penalties will be used to enforce these rules. This comes after Ford made recent pleas to the younger population of Ontario to stop partying at universities and colleges.

“There’s going to be some severe fines for people who want to ignore the regulations,” Ford told reporters. When speaking about fines, he mentioned that “they’re going to be the highest in the country and they’re going to be under provincial jurisdiction."

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2020/09/17/ontario-limit-social-gatherings/

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