01.24.2020 09:31 AM

Coronavirus and Canada: nothing to see here, move along


  1. Dawn Mills says:

    I am safe. I don’t drink Corona…I prefer scotch.


  2. Terence says:

    The flu is more deadly for Pete’s sake. Western media love trashing China. Meanwhile our infant mortality rate is worse than Cuba’s. Really.

    • Andrew Jurgen Kaut says:

      What works really well in the Mortality Race is only report half of what happens.

      And forget half of that.

  3. Paige says:

    Who should be believed? Nobody.
    Belief, faith, trust are all fatally flawed bronze age concepts requiring the suspension of logic, No place for any of this in the modern world.

  4. PJH says:

    We have learned nothing from the lessons of the 2003 SARS outbreak….they told us it wasn’t transmissible from human to human initially in 2003, it was. They told us it only affected those directly in contact with patients(family and friends, and healthcare workers)- it didn’t. Patient zero for Toronto was a woman who booked in at the Metropole Hotel in Hong Kong and was infected by a Chinese doctor treating suspected pneumonia patients, culminating in 438 confirmed cases of SARS and 44 deaths, mainly in Southern Ontario.
    They told us it only killed the infirm and the elderly-it didn’t
    Is anyone else seeing history repeating itself?
    The very moment the coronavirus began showing itself in China is the moment Health Canada should have initiated screening for illness at all Canadian International airports. A hassle?…yes, expensive?, yes…..but anyone who remembers being downtown Toronto in Feb 2003, remembers restaurants, bars and clubs completely devoid of people. I was, and I do. The SARS crisis singlehandedly killed the Toronto tourist trade for the year, to the point where the Rolling Stones organized a concert to help the city out. Now I suspect we wont reach that level this go round, but nothing says that the coronavirus cant mutate to become even more easily transmissible, or even more virulent. An ounce o’ prevention is worth a pound o’ cure. So endeth my rant.

  5. lyn says:

    I saw on the Rebel news media 1,000 Chinese unloaded at Pearson Airport TO coming through security being only ASKED, if they had a cough or temp then proceeded through arrivals with their luggage in tow. So if the Health Minister isn’t going to do anything more I wish everyone in TO the best stay healthy!

  6. PJH says:

    Seems we may have to switch to “Plan B”……https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/coronavirus-iran-champagne-repatriation-1.5476434

    Why is it I get the feeling I’ll be like Tim the Enchanter…

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