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  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Trials are a huge issue here as well.
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    No. I’m a retired air traffic controller that retired from a national level management position. I’ve also been a labour activist, I’m not a teacher. Frankly the individual opinions of teachers and their unions isn’t my concern. These are trying times and it calls for flexibility, cooperation and community spirit. Our medical professionals, pharmacists, grocery stores, transportation workers, postal employees, waste collectors, sanitization companies etc, have had their worlds turned upside down. We need to get kids back to school but only through risk mitigation for the kids and staff. If part of that mitigation forces teachers to assume a far more flexible work environment. So be it. Its well within the teachers professional associations ability to make proposals. They can certainly propose a solution with a real safety management plan, including hazard identification, risk assessment and full mitigation strategy. It’s well within the teachers ability to collectively reserve required daycare or through the association open their own. Frankly this isn’t a time for roadblocks. It’s a time for solutions and a proper step by step plan to as near normalcy as we can get. I can tell you that where I live regular school openings would see a record surge in home schooling. It’s a non starter. The teachers here have been involved, provided criticism and demonstrated flexibility. The Government has openly called for suggestions as have the teachers. So, you don’t like my plan. Fair enough. Some might like it. Some might cherry pick items from individual plans and create a great, safe, workable solution. I guess my point is the road through this is by everyone going an extra mile to make things work. Talk to friends, imagine solutions, cooperate, look at proposals and think of what steps we individually can make to help. We are each part of the solution or part of the problem. Sorry if this seems abrupt. I’m so tired of hearing I can’t or I won’t. It’s time for can do attitudes.
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    If you’re looking for perfection you will never be accepting of much.
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    The teachers wouldn’t be working 12 hour days. They stay with their class. It’s like that under the current proposal as well. These are troubling times. People need to accept that, think outside the box and cooperate. We have numerous businesses that have staggered hours to reduce the number of people visiting their strip mall, or enclosed malls. People need to assist others with childcare, school slotting etc.
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I would like to see them open the patent up. Global production could help supply the U.S.A. as well. Not to mention stockpiles in case of a second wave.
  6. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    On a side note, I sure wish our heat wave would end. Hopefully with some rain but not the damaging thunderstorms or tornadoes.
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    How generous of them. Given the supply issues they can do a great deal better. *disclaimer, I have family that work for them although we never discuss drug development, distribution etc.
  8. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    The U.S.A. purchased 100% of the supply.
  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Junior Kindergarten through high school. It certainly creates issues but not insurmountable. Parent cooperation and working together will certainly be required. I’m submitting a proposal To institute a 12 hour school day. 1/2 attend 8-1 the others 2-7. Attendance 5 days per week. Summer vacation would run May through August with each student receiving two months. Schools could also operate 7 days a week. People need to realize normalcy isn’t returning for awhile. Besides most school facilities are terribly under utilized.
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Hopefully they have positive results. If nothing else it would be nice if Gilead gave others authority to produce Remdesivir.
  11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    No, I’m simply suggesting that our behaviours can change through education, laws, and enforcement. If people believe the messaging, compliance will be relatively high. We’ve all experienced temporary water restrictions, fire bans, closed roads (for cycling or pedestrian activity) so with the right messaging from trustworthy officials (you folks have allot of divisive opinion in the U.S.A.) temporary restrictions will have high compliance. Things like masks, reduced occupancies, etc.
  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    A friend was on a conference call today. It would appear our shared border will remain closed until at least late December with a strong chance it will remain closed until this time in 2021. I live in a city of 1 million. We just had our 13th straight day with no deaths. 1 person is hospitalized in ICU. 4 new cases reported. All the Eastern Ontario health units made masks indoors in public places mandatory. I believe they’re measuring compliance before Ontario enters stage 3 at months end. Stage three allows everything except concerts, arena events etc. Everything else will be open with social distancing and masks. Our schools will be opening for the new school year. Children will be split into groups and attend school two days per week with three days of online learning. Schools will be closed Wednesday’s for deep cleaning and sanitation. Our health professionals are pushing for full school openings because of the negative mental health issues children will experience without socialization.
  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    But behaviours like drunk driving, not wearing seatbelts, were totally acceptable at one time. So was cycling without a helmet etc.
  14. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Unfortunately most people have no concept of what hardship is.
  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Great idea. Just think. If they stopped pregnancy testing. 🤠