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  1. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Indeed, I'm not an anglophone but I have been a Torontonian for 34 years and I spent a lot of time in the U.S.; even Pittsburgh or Atlanta seem very foreign. People down there are really on edge.
  2. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I read it when it was first published and I wasn't "triggered" (not that I would be likely to ever use that annoying word). I found it to be well-balanced. Language is but one aspect of culture. I visited France many times, and it is pretty much the only thing we really have in common. Some...
  3. Bayer

    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    $150+ for men's sweatpants, of course. I'll keep my $45 Jed Norths, thank you.
  4. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Coronaviruses tend to mutate rapidly. What we need is a "pan-coronavirus" vaccine that can be useful against many different strains. Failing that, I think we will have a scenario where vaccines protecting against several circulating strains might be introduced every year, as is done with influenza.
  5. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I had read that throat then nose swabbing is now recommended; apparently this is done in the UK. I only had a very mild sore throat when I took my first test, and it was positive.
  6. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I think that has been known for a while - VE wanes overtime and is very low against symptomatic Omicron infections. They do say VE is re-established after revaccination. I certainly credit the third dose for my very mild, cold-like case, that my husband (69-year-old diabetic) didn't even catch...
  7. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Finally got a negative COVID rapid antigen test today, 10 days after my first positive test. Apparently this is very common, and it shows allowing people to resume their normal activities after only 5 days is wrong and dangerous. My case was very mild, and my husband actually never became...
  8. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    There are regular demonstrations, but we are Canadians.
  9. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    This might answer your question.
  10. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Last week, the Ontario government stated: "Individuals who are vaccinated, as well as children under 12 who have symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to isolate for five days following the onset of symptoms. These individuals can end isolation after five days if their symptoms are improving for...
  11. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    The Journal de Montréal reports at least one of those passengers was able to return on an Air Canada flight (and is an absolute jerk as can be expected). https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2022/01/05/party-a-bord-dun-avion-des-influenceurs-arrivent-a-montreal
  12. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I'm gay (and older) and I recall being verbally harassed by a couple of fellow elementary school students around 1975; I hadn't reached puberty yet and didn't really understand what that was about, but evidently I wasn't masculine enough for them. But I was never physically assaulted. So in...
  13. Bayer

    Toronto | Eight Cumberland | 170m | 51s | Great Gulf | a—A

    I can see no activity on the job site from my vantage point this morning.
  14. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Thank you! Right now it feels like a cold with a bit of congestion and cough. No headache, loss of taste or smell, fever or anything else.
  15. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I know, just this weekend, 4 people I know caught it, all with very mild symptoms fortunately.
  16. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Scratchy throat this morning after going to the LCBO and got a positive rapid test... I have been using FFP3 (N99) masks for months. Triple vaccinated, no socializing, no restaurants, no parties, I hadn't even been out of the apartment in 3 days! At the time I spent a minute in the elevator with...
  17. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Jonathan Kay is not the first person I would ask; anyway, this is just the beginning. January and February won't be pleasant for anyone needing medical care in this province.
  18. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    That was expected. Too many new cases. And getting rapid antigen tests is a crapshoot - we got two boxes we share with a couple of friends and that came to $900. What about those who can't pay for them or get them for free? And also: why are we still allowing restaurants, concert halls and...
  19. Bayer

    Working from home vs. commuting to work during and after the pandemic

    I went to my office at Victoria and Adelaide today, just to pick up the mail and water the plant. The building was essentially deserted. At first, in 2020, those visits made me sad. Now, I'm used to it. Our lease ends in seven months and we're not renewing. Things rarely go as you plan them. You...
  20. Bayer

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    It's all automated. I had mine at St. Michael's and my certificate was updated while I was sitting down for the 15-minute waiting period.

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