Plague Update: PM Trudeau Has COVID-19 Again

The PM got COVID by going to the Americas summit in the USA recently.

Gee, what could he have done better to protect himself? Maybe not speak moistly into the faces of world leaders 3 days ago and all last week?

Plague Update: Doug Ford Broke Quarantine Law

Liberals might be happy to learn that OPC leader Doug Ford has been privately prosecuted with breaking federal quarantine law. Trial is pending.

They may be less excited to learn that Justin Trudeau should face similar prosecution for breaking the same law in the same manner. Another who should be charged gave this excuse for their breaking of the public safety measure: “He also noted that the press conference was not a public setting.” Imagine that a ‘private’ press conference.

One of the law profs behind the prosecution of Ford has made waved on Twitter previously.

I think it would be easy to find other Premiers like Moe who’ve broken the quarantine law too. Wasn’t Moe just gallivanting around Europe and the Middle East?

Plague Update: What Does COVID Do Anyway?

COVID-19 a thrombotic disease that can be caught again, and again, and again if the first bouts are survived, and isn’t confined to a “season” because it’s so much more contagious than influenza. It has multiple waves that sweep through a community each year. Governments are using ‘magical words’ to convince people there’s a “mild”, “new normal” that is acceptable and survivable so the people will willingly return to economic activity compatible with consumptive capitalism. That locust-style capitalism also happens to be ending our habitat’s economic viability and then our survivability sometime this decade or the next.

@nytimes

“The coronavirus has become more adept at reinfecting people as Omicron and its many descendants seem to have evolved to partially dodge immunity. Waves of infections two, maybe three times a year may be the future of Covid-19, some scientists now fear.”

Plague Update: Drugs and Tests

Are the Rapid A Tests much good for making social plans? Not definitively. Cases are going undetected by tests in many cases, giving false negatives that result in infectious people feeling confident to mingle with uninfected people.

The leading anti-viral drug, Paxlovid, is being tested for use to fight symptoms of longcovid.

It remains difficult in Canadian provinces and elsewhere in the world to obtain Paxlovid by prescription.

Weeks ago there were rising COVID cases in Saskatchewan while China was extending severe lockdowns to try to wipe out the virus there. The Saskatchewan Government continues to limit information given to the public, and intends to slash it 4 times further, to monthly updates at best. This leaves people in the dark about the true danger, encouraging them to let down their guard. This will likely generate new variants, and non-stop exposure risk, given the previous waves of the pandemic.

Plague Update: BoJo’s Contempt For Parliament

Two years ago the UK PM Boris Johnson almost died from COVID-19.

About 3 months after that, he broke his own government’s COVID-19 public safety measures and had a birthday party for which he was recently fined for attending. He became the first British PM to be found to have broken the law while in office. Rather than resigning in disgrace as Pie argues for in his satirical video here, BoJo stayed on and is expected to avoid sanction in Parliament because of his party’s corruption and support in a majority government situation.

BoJo is among the worst human beings, and the British have him as Prime Minister, of course.

Plague Update: Masks

Some ill-considered American judge has opened the door for COVID-19 even further by allowing maskless people on American planes.

Plague Update: Shahab Predicts COVID Will Wane by March 2022

The depravity of Shahab and Moe is really laid bare, as Canada enters the 2nd Omicron wave in no small part to the removal of public health measures. They shamefully led the way with reducing public health.

2 months later, the reality that Omicron isn’t going away soon is sinking in.

A month back:

Meanwhile the Speaker has COVID and spread it around at a SUMA dinner with urban municipal lawmakers from all over Saskatchewan:

Plague Update: Sweden Killed People

Really shocking news out of Sweden. Eugenicists have been setting policy, and children were being used as bio-weapons.

Remember all the right wingers online touting Sweden as an example for the world in (not) responding to the COVID-19 threat?

Plague Update: BA.2 Taking Over

Our society has entered the phase of the pandemic where most people are trying to pretend that everything is normal, and there’s nothing dangerous about eating in restaurants or sending kids to school. It reminds me of the climate crisis, how we’ll still fly domestically, and buy SUVs, despite the poles of the Earth hitting record temperatures 30 and 40 degrees above seasonal averages.

Saskatoon was out of ambulances yesterday? Has that ever happened before?

The latest widespread Omicron variant is in Saskatchewan in a big, and growing way. Many people who are required to wear masks still keep them below their nose or even their mouth, pretending they’re a fashion statement instead of a medical device to keep others (and themselves) more safe. Few people I see in any given day are wearing N95 or well fitting masks, mostly it’s fashionable cloth ones, or loosely fitting black or blue medical masks.

Plague Update: Emergency Of Convenience

Inexplicably, after ending public health orders to protect people during the ongoing pandemic, the Saskatchewan Government extended the state of emergency enacted 2 years ago to deal with the pandemic. So why this clear case of hypocrisy? It’s not a change of heart.

It’s so the Gov’t can union bust. Now it makes sense.

Of course it’s all the more hilariously hypocritical as Moe’s party in Ottawa harps on the use of the Emergency Act to quell the insurrection occupations. And Trudeau ended the use of the Act yesterday.