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All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Due to the action levels in most Cameron movies and where ever he is filming local emergencies rooms see a slight uptick in business.
There's a story floating around that there are t shirts that popped up after the filming of Titanic. That read "I work for James Cameron and have the bruises to prove it!"
A ton of major US stuff is shot in Vancouver and Toronto areas. We’ve got a pretty significant film production industry, and by no means just ‘Canadian’ shows and films.

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There was a lot of negative commentary about natural immunity early on in this fiasco. Now...

And listen to this liberal MP explain the great risk of liability the vaccine companies took sending to market something not properly tested... 😲

And this is just the tip of the iceberg:

And soon perhaps we'll see some more Twitter files shared demonstrating things once again weren't as we were told:

Just like the ones who push vaccines, social distancing, masking, etc and want to socially stigmatized anyone that believes in natural immunity and freedom o.f choice. They should get a life too. Maybe they won't be so concerned about mine, if they stuck to worrying about their own.
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No, WFH isn't a right...

As economy recovers from pandemic doldrums, big employers step up push to get back to the office​

Bringing thousands of people back to the office — some of whom have never even been there because they were hired during the pandemic — is a complex problem, "so we're going to give the teams that need to do that work some time to develop a plan," Amazon's president and CEO, Andy Jassy, said.

Mackenzie Irwin, an employment lawyer with Samfiru Tumarkin LLP in Toronto and Ottawa, said that's wise, because employers are risking legal headaches if they force changes to people's working conditions unreasonably.

"You've got to give your employees sufficient notice and time to make necessary arrangements in order to come back," she told CBC News in an interview.

Irwin said her office is being flooded with calls from employees hired during the pandemic who are now being asked to come into the office and want to know their rights.

The bad news? For most workers, the employer is on very solid ground in asking people to come back.

"For the majority of employees, if you started working remotely throughout the pandemic ... your employer does have a right to recall you back to the office," she said. "If your employment contract doesn't specifically state that your position is a remote position ... your employer does have a right to call you back."

The rest of the world: Yay, COVID is over!

China: Hold my Tsing Tao...

China faces a new Covid wave that could peak at 65 million cases a week​

BEIJING — China is bracing for a new wave of Covid infections that could see as many as 65 million cases per week by the time the surge peaks at the end of June.

It’s a startling prediction in a country, where the pandemic originated in late 2019, that only months ago had enforced some of the harshest Covid control protocols on the planet. Now, with the latest omicron variant, XBB, fueling a resurgence in cases, the response from China’s government and the public is muted at best.

The surge comes about six months after the country dismantled its sprawling infrastructure for dealing with Covid, including harsh lockdowns, mass testing, stifling quarantines and strict mask requirements.

“People feel differently about this wave,” said Qi Zhang, 30, who works at a finance company in the northern city of Tianjin. “The last time, everyone was terrified, but now they don’t think it’s a big deal,” she told NBC News on Thursday.

The new wave’s data was revealed by respiratory disease specialist Zhong Nanshan at a medical conference this week in the southern city of Guangzhou. According to state media, he told the audience that the wave that started in late April was “anticipated,” and that his modeling suggested China could be approaching 40 million infections per week. By the end of June, he said, the weekly number of infections will peak at 65 million.

The United States, by comparison, was reporting more than 5 million cases a week at its peak last January. Like the U.S., China stopped providing weekly case updates this month, making it difficult to know the true extent of the current outbreak.