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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 10:19AM

"The B.C. government has announced a plan to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone who wants to attend a concert, sporting event, movie, restaurant, nightclub, casino or fitness class.

The new "B.C. vaccine cards" will be implemented on Sept. 13, Premier John Horgan and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry told reporters on Monday.

"Getting vaccinated is the way forward through this pandemic," Horgan said.

Initially, eligible British Columbians will require proof of one dose of vaccine. By Oct. 24, two doses will be required. The cards will be required for a wide range of non-essential recreational and social activities."



https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid19-vaccine-update-bc-1.6149947?cmp=rss

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 10:27AM

In other news ... "A Florida Woman Courageously Advocates For Covid Vaccine After Losing Two Sons In 12 Hours"

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 01:54PM

I'm surprised as so far they've tried to avoid being perceived as bringing the hammer down.

But I'm happy too because as soon as they relaxed the mask mandate a couple of weeks ago a lot of people were out and about without using one at all (eg: in grocery stores), although staff everywhere still wore them. I didn't really get the point there. And in some geographic areas the numbers of cases quickly went way up and they had to close back down. That's what everybody's trying to avoid because there's a way we can still move forward but with caution, slow and easy to maintain the progress we've made.

I'm vaxxed but still don't want to go into crowded situations such as sporting events. It's just not worth the risk to me.

You're only as safe as the most reckless person you cross paths with. I met my sister and a friend of hers for coffee a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned that it was the first time I had been out in public with others for a social occasion without my mask and I really enjoyed it. Only to find out later that my sister's friend wasn't vaxxed. I thought that was really rude of her in the first place but exceptionally so when she didn't say anything after I commented about being happy to feel OK about being maskless for that get-together. And we were there for a good long while chatting and laughing.

I felt that just for one moment/one occasion I wasn't as cautious as usual and look what happened. I had a week+ of anxiety afterwards until I was sure she hadn't inadvertently infected us.

I'm not going overboard with precautions, like wanting to wear a mask for the rest of my life, but until they get the delta variant etc under control I want to do what I can to supplement the protection I've got from the vaccine.

Public Health has just announced today a mask mandate in school for grades 4-12. Parents have certainly been anxious about sending the kids back, to crowded conditions and questionable ventilation, including a lot of portables here in B.C.

Generally, people are compliant and understanding of the precautions. We do have some demonstrations against. Often some of the demonstrators are rude or worse to police who are working crowd control. To me, that doesn't say much for their position or their approach.

I'm lucky I was working from home before COVID and so it continues.

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 02:50PM

in this thred ~


exmos cheer for big brother ~


(⚆_⚆) ~

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 02:56PM

Yeah. Also happy I'm not choking to death in an ICU somewhere from a potentially preventable illness.



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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 10:13PM

Mask or ventilator. Pick one.

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: August 24, 2021 10:28PM

It's good to hear that there is still some sanity in the world. Common sense, it isn't that common these days.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 04:39AM

I have a "Pass sanitaire" or Health Pass issued by the French Social Security system. I have to show it if I want to go to a restaurant, cinmea, theatre, etc. All it consists of is a QR code on my phone in the official AntiCovid app, indicating that I've been vaccinated twice and the type of vaccine (Moderna in my case).

I can't understand how this might reduce my freedom (which is mainly curtailed by lack of funds ;-).

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 04:44AM

Well, as long as you only partake of rope your expenses should not be too large.

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 01:26PM


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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 11:34PM

Yes, I understand. I'm sure it works well enough for you although a fellow countryman of yours once told me that if you want to get down, down on the ground. . .

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 08:05AM

I confess I'm not sure about this reference... The rock band Status Quo?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:17PM

I refer to Mr. Clapton, he who once was God.

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Posted by: moehoward ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 01:43PM

Back here in the US, Delta just announced an increase in health premiums for unvaccinated employees. Unvaccinated people might start getting smarter after it hits their pocket book.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/08/25/1030949428/delta-covid-unvaccinated-employees-monthly-charge-200-dollars

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Posted by: NorthernResident ( )
Date: August 25, 2021 11:32PM

Now if only Canada can open the border checkpoints so their Citizens who show proof of vaccination/negative tests can come to the US.

The WalMart in our area(close to the Border) has lost more than 52% of its total business once the border closed.

Canadians would come down with vans, trucks & trailers and load up before going back home.

A lot like our US folks driving North to get prescription medicines.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 12:19AM

The Canadian government opened the border to United States citizens and permanent residents on August 9.

There are requirements for entry:

1. Proof of vaccination (2 doses) of an approved vaccine, the 2nd one done at least 14 days prior to arrival.

2. Have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hrs taken (in US) before arrival.

3. Must be residing in America and be travelling from there.

4. Submit required information via ArriveCAN (including vaccine confirmation).

5. Be admissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (of Canada).

6. Be asymptomatic.

7. Take a COVID test if requested.

The US government is keeping the border closed to Canadians until further notice (to be revisited in 30 days).

Canada has no power (other than perhaps diplomacy) to open the US border.



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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 12:44AM

You could threaten a resumption of the war of 1812.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:06AM

Once is likely enough. :)

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:33AM

Hey, if Afghanistan can beat the US. . .

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:09AM

Then even Canada has an outside chance?


(Bad attempt at a joke. Not meaning to diss my country or military of course).



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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:24AM

I love Canada and (most) Canadians. I'm sure you know that.

But if the Simpsons can do THAT to Australia. . .

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:37AM

I know this is unbelievable but I've never seen the Simpsons.

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Posted by: lurking in ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:46AM

Nightingale Wrote:
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> I know this is unbelievable but I've never seen
> the Simpsons.


Well, *that's* certainly a "bootable" offense:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt4mwy9OBNA

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:54AM

Ha. Funny!⁰

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 02:50AM

The first two or three years are spectacular. Thereafter the law of entropy takes over.

There was a point at which the show made fun of some European country, and that nation took umbrage. To which the Simpsons writers laughed and said, did you see what we did to Australia??

Something about a boot.



ETA: Curse you, Lurking In! May all your gardens succumb to the Australian denouement!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpzj1IvEhTA



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Posted by: InCognito2 ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:00PM

You come down here and steal all our dry wall jobs. Force your ways and culture on us and don't even try to speak our language eh. Some Canadians even surgically try to alter themselves in a futile attempt to try to blend in. I'm onto you!

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:15PM

Don’t forget what they do to our vowels!

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Posted by: InCognito2 ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:35PM

Y'all need to come to Del Rio to learn to speak right and learn how to make a Taco.

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Posted by: Mordor, not logged in ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:37PM

One of my mission areas was a town called Cornwall, in Ontario. During a branch meeting one Sunday, one of the members mentioned a "fillum." I thought, WTH is a "fillum"? Turns out he was talking about a movie, or "film." Never heard that anywhere else.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 01:52PM

It’s a boat time we address these criminal articulations, eh?

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Posted by: InCognito2 ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 05:15PM

Y'all sound funny.No doubt a Canadian sympathizer.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 05:21PM

The "fillum" makes me laugh too. So cute.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: August 26, 2021 05:28PM

My sister has lived in the USA for 20+ years. Her voice sounds different to me now but it's funny - she actually sounds English (we have UK roots), not American. I guess her American friends think that's how a Canadian sounds, but not really.

I find that people just one province over from me here in B.C. (Alberta) sound a bit country-ish. Then the obvious when you get all the way over to Quebec where French is the language of choice and it's their English that is accented. Native English-speakers I've known there speak much better French than many of us further west. When I lived in Quebec for a year, some French folks would wince at my "English" (Canadian) accent stumbling over the French.

Then, of course, there's the provinces further east where they have very distinctive accents (Newfoundland for instance).

Which one of us sounds "Canadian"? :)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2021 05:29PM by Nightingale.

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