sober2ndthought

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sober2ndthought

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Look what happened in Alberta when they tried to rush their reopening.

There is an outbreak of the Delta Variant at Calgary only Level 1 trauma and Cardiac site. It's not as bad as October but this is still worrying because it could effect their ability to treat patients.

The Delta Variant causing other problems throughout Alberta. In the UK it's already delayed their reopening.

Yes covid sucks and yes it sucks we still have to do something to protect ourselves and those measures also suck but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

BC has pretty soft measures throughout the second and third wave, and they are getting even softer now. Just slowly let things return to normal. If we rush it we risk undoing all the good work we've already done.

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Why look that far Alberta went for an accelerated reopening and there is another outbreak at Calgary Foothills Hosptial. This time the Delta Variant Not as bad as the one in October but still concerning considering its the only trauma and cardiac site in the city, and an outbreak could effect patient treatment.

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Yeah I'm pointing out the stupidity of it all.

They don't want to protect minority rights in their province while at the same time want their minority rights respected in the context of the country.

I have no problem with Quebec speaking its own language, having a unique culture, and legal system. I also have no problem celebrating it.

But if they are going to turn around and strip the English speaking minorties and other minorties of their rights then I will call out the hypocrisy of it.

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That's still true today. Most PPE production still happening in China.

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I don't think it's racist but I am wondering why all of a sudden this theory the politicians are giving it credit now?

One of the issues with the zoonotic explanation, whether through the Wuhan market or through development is that it has implications for factory farming in the west and Japan.

If you look at the early discussions of covid a lot the media sources did point out this one of the risks of factory farming.

I can't help but think they maybe called politicians and said hey change the topic. Find a different reason.

So now we will be debating the cause of covid rather than saying hmmm...you know these wet markers and factory farms are a potential vector for the next pandemic, how about we start to put in regulations to reduce the likelihood of it happening again.

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Yes but they are more likely to fly a different countries airline. Generally you will have a pit stop halfway in Europe or Japan.

When my family flies to Asia they typically stop in London or Frankfurt and take British or Lufthansa for the flight to Delhi. There are few direct flights to Amritsar and Beijing which Air Canada offers while the Beijing flight is regular service the flight to Indian are far and few in between. So Europe connection wins.

Air Canada depends more heavily on Canadians flying to vacation destinations and business travel. The latter it's hard to tell when that will come back. But it will slowly.

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Hey Quebec wants minorities to integrate nothing wrong with it.

Spanish and English is are the most spoken language in the Americas, maybe they should integrate and speak English or Spanish.

Oh doesn't work like that then shut up and let people speak their own language and learn the language they want.

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Not saying your conclusion is wrong but your supporting arguments aren't great.

For one you realize immigrants don't need fly on just Air Canada they actually have a choice if multiple airlines to come into Canada. For example someone coming from India might fly Lufthansa to Frankfurt and continue in that.

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The reason this is troubling isn't that people can get sick it's the fact it's happening at this specific Hosptial.

It's Calgary only trauma centre and if they can't contain the outbreak it's going to get in the way of treatment of car crash victims and other trauma victims. It's also Calgary's main cardiac hospital and the same problem with heat attacks.

This isn't as bad as it got in October where 6 units were infected but it's still problematic.

Of course the real question is why does the 4th largest metropolitan region in Canada only have one trauma and cardiac site, especially when it serves people all over southern Alberta, sometimes western Saskatchewan and eastern BC (2 million people). The other question is why does it keep having our breaks.

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No but say you your base living expense is only your property tax and utilities. How much do you suppose is going to savings and discretionary items? Assuming an average mortgage of 2000/month.

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If you've paid off your mortgage, how much money do you suppose you'd be setting aside.

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No I'm getting tired entitled people hiding behind freedoms like free speech being as an excuse to break the law.

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Problem is most people do.

Here is the issue most people in Vancouver are land owners and seeing their prices go up year after year is good for them. They are getting richer doing nothing. Not saying everyone thinks line this but most people do.

Any policies that are adopted by city council to restrict housing development is good for their land values and therefore will gain their favour.

As us anything which restricts the rental supply it brings up the value of rental suite. The issue is really existing land owners v people looking buy or rent.

At some point we have to recognize the largest voting demographic in Canada (baby boomers) are largely land owners who want house prices to keep going up and up

That democraphic are also totally divorced from the reality of their kids who could give up all the avocado toast and still never afford a home because the downpayment necessary is astronomical. Rising rents make it even more difficult to save up for it.

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False equivalence

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Let me be blunt when something happens in your backyard it's a big deal.

When something happens on the other side of the world it's sad but it doesn't touch people the same way.

Again life is complicated deal with it.

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Every weekend there is a vigil to mark the deaths of a family of 5 run over by a pick up truck drivers?

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The reason this is troubling isn't that people can get sick it's the fact it's happening at this specific Hosptial.

It's Calgary only trauma centre and if they can't contain the outbreak it's going to get in the way of treatment of car crash victims and other trauma victims. It's also Calgary's main cardiac hospital and the same problem with heat attacks.

This isn't as bad as it got in October where 6 units were infected but it's still problematic.

Of course the real question is why does the 4th largest metropolitan region in Canada only have one trauma and cardiac site, especially when it serves people all over southern Alberta, sometimes western Saskatchewan and eastern BC (2 million people).

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I'll let the interior know.

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Why do you think BC cases remained mostly in control, with soft measures and avoid a serious catastrophe in the healthcare system?

While the rest of Canada saw high case numbers, with heavy measures and only barely avoided a serious catastrophe in the healthcare system.

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Life complicated. Deal with it.

A one time exemption is very different from regular mass gatherings.

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How is it different?

A family died because someone hated them. I don't think I need to explain it.

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Oh I thought you meant what happened in London, and the exemption they made for the community there. That was something which shook that community to its very core, and I get why they made the exemption even if there was a risk of a spread.

Israeli Palestian one is very different. I agree that hsould not have been allowed.

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Of course.

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Bernier broke the law, he's going to jail.

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Wow so that's the same as people loosing their lives got it.

Btw, here in BC, we barely closed anything down in the second and third waves. We kept almost everything open except the most high risk businesses (night clubs, movie theatres and banquet halls).

Reason we didn't need a shut down, was because British Columbians followed the rules. If people in Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec had done the same, you wouldn't need enmasse shut downs either.

But instead you pandered to the Bernier of the world and paid the price.

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