COVID-19 in summer 2022

2022-07-10

in Daily updates

Despite what you might think based on the behaviour of governments and many Ontario residents, the COVID pandemic continues: ‘It’s the real deal’: Doctors warn about future wave fuelled by Omicron variants.

I am continuing much as I have for the last two years: mostly going out only for groceries and exercise walks, avoiding group events and wearing a mask when I do attend, and generally not trying to get sick at a time when illness could interrupt my dissertation completion and wedding travel plans, not to mention threaten vulnerable family members in August.

My advice: get vaccinated, keep masking, and ignore the pushy folks who will try to bully you into taking fewer precautions because they don’t want to follow them.

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. July 12, 2022 at 9:05 pm

Canadian health care on ‘brink of disaster,’ nurses say

https://globalnews.ca/news/8981444/canadian-health-care-brink-disaster-nurses/

. July 12, 2022 at 9:06 pm

COVID pandemic is ‘nowhere near over’: WHO chief | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/12/who-covid-pandemic-is-nowhere-near-over

. July 12, 2022 at 9:07 pm
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. July 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm

Calls for return of Covid controls after UK death toll passes 200,000 | Coronavirus | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/13/calls-for-more-covid-control-measures-after-uk-death-toll-passes-200000

. July 17, 2022 at 9:25 pm

Called out for wearing a mask? You’re not alone. What may be driving this kind of pandemic aggression | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/mask-harrassment-covid-pandemic-1.6519600

. August 23, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Twice as many people died with Covid in UK this summer compared with 2021

Higher figure fuelled by Omicron subvariants and contrasts with lower overall numbers for year to date

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/23/twice-as-many-people-died-with-covid-in-uk-this-summer-compared-with-2021

. August 23, 2022 at 3:17 pm

COVID: Most people remain infectious after five days of symptoms onset | CTV News

Our study finds that infectiousness usually begins soon after you develop COVID-19 symptoms. We recommend that anyone who has been exposed to the virus and has symptoms isolates for five days, then uses daily lateral flow tests to safely leave isolation when two consecutive daily tests are negative,” said lead researcher Ajit Lalvani in a press release.

. August 31, 2022 at 4:57 pm

Ontario’s top doctor drops COVID-19 isolation requirements, expands booster eligibility to kids 5 to 11 | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kieran-moore-flu-season-covid-2022-1.6567840

. August 31, 2022 at 5:06 pm

US government to end free at-home Covid test program this week – CNNPolitics

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/28/politics/free-at-home-covid-test-government-program-ending/index.html

. September 25, 2022 at 3:43 pm

Immunocompromised students scrambling for online options with return to in-person classes | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-university-in-person-immunocompromised-student-support-1.6584022

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