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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2775 on: May 22, 2020, 21:11:20 »
Today's letter from the CDS, amongst other topics it states that they will soon be restarting training but only vaguely mentions returning to work,  has anyone heard more people returning to the office or is that something that will be a while still and we will continue to work from home?

https://twitter.com/cds_canada_cemd?lang=en

I just got a Frag O for our BRP today. The details are sparse but clarity is expected in the next week or 2. It'll be a phased return to work so if you're not getting information right now you're probably not going back first (or your Chain of Command sucks).

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2776 on: May 22, 2020, 21:24:23 »
There are ongoing discussions at the Commanders of the RCN / CA / RCAF and their peers levels to sync and co-ord the return, which will be staggered, different in different locations and for different units, and may well advance and then retreat if the conditions warrant.
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2777 on: May 22, 2020, 22:42:44 »
More from the Deputy Minister:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/maple-leaf/defence/2020/05/update-from-deputy-minister-jody-thomas-on-business-resumption-planning.html
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You want to know when we will resume business activities and what that will look like. Here is best answer I can give you right now.

THE SHORT ANSWER
In no way making light of this difficult situation, the answer is "it depends". But as Deputy Minister, I have no expectation that all of you will be back in your regular places of work on 1 June. Some of you may be but a great number of factors must be considered, communication will have occurred, and safety measures will have been put in place before that happens.

There's also a joint DM/CDS directive on business resumption:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/policies-standards/joint-cds-dm-directive-for-the-resumption-of-activities.html
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2779 on: May 22, 2020, 23:25:51 »
Uh oh.. he started the note with 'Team'.  :o

Jody is a she, not a he.
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2780 on: May 23, 2020, 09:06:41 »
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2781 on: May 23, 2020, 13:46:06 »
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AirBoss of America Donates ISO-PODS to Toronto Paramedic Services in Battle with COVID-19
https://twitter.com/AirbossAmerica/status/1263151665831649286

Airboss donated five of these negative-pressure individual patient isolation and transportation systems, knows as ISO-POD units, to the department.

In addition to Covid-19, they can be used to transport patients with any highly contagious disease ( eg: Ebola, Sars, MERS ) in isolation to ensure the safety of our paramedics.


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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2782 on: May 23, 2020, 14:36:35 »
Jody is a she, not a he.

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2783 on: May 24, 2020, 13:25:38 »
Toronto officials condemn ‘dangerous’ behaviour of people who packed park
City officials in Toronto are condemning the “dangerous” behaviour of people who flooded a popular downtown park on Saturday, saying they could cause a surge in COVID-19 cases.

A statement released by the City late Saturday night says thousands of people packed Trinity Bellwoods Park on one of the first warm days of the year, flouting physical distancing regulations.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-toronto-officials-condemn-dangerous-behaviour-of-people-who-packed-2/
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2784 on: May 24, 2020, 13:26:40 »
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Ontario records another spike in new COVID-19 cases

Ontario health officials have reported another spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases.

The province recorded 460 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday morning, the fourth straight day that daily case numbers have been above 400.

Sunday's report marks the highest number of new cases reported in Ontario since May 8. when 477 new cases were confirmed. The rise represents a 1.8 per cent increase over yesterday's total.

More than 64 per cent of all confirmed cases were reported by public health units in the Greater Toronto Area.

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https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-records-another-spike-in-new-covid-19-cases-1.4952266
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2785 on: May 24, 2020, 13:59:22 »
But when you break down the actual data without trying to run alarmist clickbait titles, there's only an increase of 100 confirmed positive cases, with 330 now listed as resolved. 15 less people are on ventilators, 50 less people in hospital...

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2786 on: May 24, 2020, 14:08:42 »
A statement released by the City late Saturday night says thousands of people packed Trinity Bellwoods Park on one of the first warm days of the year, flouting physical distancing regulations.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-toronto-officials-condemn-dangerous-behaviour-of-people-who-packed-2/

1500 parks in the city. I don't know why they decided to pack Trinity Bellwoods.

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2787 on: May 24, 2020, 14:39:12 »
Toronto officials condemn ‘dangerous’ behaviour of people who packed park
City officials in Toronto are condemning the “dangerous” behaviour of people who flooded a popular downtown park on Saturday, saying they could cause a surge in COVID-19 cases.

A statement released by the City late Saturday night says thousands of people packed Trinity Bellwoods Park on one of the first warm days of the year, flouting physical distancing regulations.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-toronto-officials-condemn-dangerous-behaviour-of-people-who-packed-2/

Leftists always exclude themselves from their own policies. I can pretty much smell that park picture from here, Toronto is disgusting.
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2788 on: May 24, 2020, 14:45:34 »
I'm shocked to hear the Police/Bylaw Officers only handed out 4 tickets.  People urinating or defecating on someone's lawn need to be arrested.  If nothing is going to be enforced, then many people have made clear through their actions that they won't follow rules.  The Premier and other politicians need to stop asking nicely and "educating" people.  If they haven't learned yet, they are not going to. 
Although they're not saying it, it's clear to me at least that governments have decided to focus on the economy rather than the health, otherwise things won't be opening as they are and things would be enforced.

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2789 on: May 24, 2020, 14:48:29 »
, Toronto is disgusting.

Feel better?

Maybe that's why it is the most populous city in Canada.

If this is how we are going to spend our Sunday afternoon,

Toronto: Love it or hate it?
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2790 on: May 24, 2020, 16:27:51 »
Leftists always exclude themselves from their own policies. I can pretty much smell that park picture from here, Toronto is disgusting.
Sorry, was the leftist smell one of BO, or pot?

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2791 on: May 24, 2020, 16:36:40 »
Sorry, was the leftist smell one of BO, or pot?

I guess these are the real super-patriots of the Covid-19 era?

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https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/24/wild-party-at-ozarks-lake-coronavirus-social-distancing/
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2792 on: May 24, 2020, 16:46:34 »
Sorry, was the leftist smell one of BO, or pot?



Toronto refuses to lose to New York in COVID-19 case count

TORONTO – Some residents of Toronto disappointed with a lacklustre performance in the number of coronavirus cases came out to give their city a boost at Trinity Bellwoods Park.

“We want Toronto to have the same feel as New York City, but we have to catch up,” said 26-year-old Madison Fletcher. “We need to live so other people can die.”

https://thebeaverton.com/2020/05/toronto-refuses-to-lose-to-new-york-in-covid-19-case-count/
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2793 on: May 24, 2020, 16:53:13 »
Population GTA: 6,417,516 ( 2016 )

Those people at Trinity Bellwoods Park showed poor judgement. Very poor judgement.

But, they represent only a tiny percentage of the population.

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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2794 on: May 24, 2020, 17:02:36 »
They were pissing and ******** in people's back yards. Thats scumbag behavior. What's with the Trinity park area and why weren't the police more strict?
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2795 on: May 24, 2020, 17:34:39 »
What's with the Trinity park area and why weren't the police more strict?

I asked that too.  Apparently that area is now very trendy, so it's a place to "be seen" on social media and such. 

I remember reading an article saying there were 10 bylaw enforcement folks.  That's not nearly enough for a crowd that size.
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« Reply #2796 on: May 24, 2020, 17:44:16 »
I asked that too.  Apparently that area is now very trendy, so it's a place to "be seen" on social media and such. 

I remember reading an article saying there were 10 bylaw enforcement folks.  That's not nearly enough for a crowd that size.

Yet they could only issue 4 tickets. 

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« Reply #2797 on: May 24, 2020, 17:49:38 »
What's with the Trinity park area and why weren't the police more strict?

I've been retired a long time. I don't recall ever seeing more than about a half-dozen people in that park, at any one time.

But, that was a long time ago. Blue-collar, working class. Wasn't "trendy" back then.

So, maybe they weren't local? Or, recent arrivals? A lot of out-of-towners come into that area for the bars. ( Toronto gets over 27.5 million visitors a year. )

Maybe they saw this park party as the next best thing, with the bars shut down. ( I think they are? )

With 1500 parks in the city, Trinity Bellwoods Park appears to be the only one where social distancing was a major problem.

Certainly is not a problem in my neighbourhood.

Perhaps the police and by-law people were caught by surprise and felt overwhelmed?  :dunno:


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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2798 on: May 24, 2020, 17:53:59 »
Leftists always exclude themselves from their own policies. I can pretty much smell that park picture from here, Toronto is disgusting.

And you know they're leftists because???
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Re: All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
« Reply #2799 on: May 24, 2020, 18:20:20 »
And you know they're leftists because???


It's probably accurate. It's like guessing a gathering of people in say, Petawawa, would be mostly Conservatives.

Trinity park is in the middle of a liberal fortress.

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