Dec. 31, 2019, there were 27 reported cases in China.

Feb. 11th, W.H.O. renamed this virus COVID-19., formerly it was called novel coronavirus (nCoV 2019).

Where should I go to find out more information?

April 6

April 5

April 4

April 3

April 2nd

April 1

March 31

March 30

Our Internet was wonky this a.m.

March 29

This dude is worried about losing his medical benefits. We have universal healthcare. Seriously. His medical and dental plan would pay for drugs, while he worked as a Sunwing pilot. Now he pays out of pocket like most Canadians. Dentists aren't working, of course. What a selfish man.

One woman is lobbying for her cancer surgery. What could go wrong?

Sydney Loney was diagnosed with breast cancer
 in January. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, her scheduled mastectomy was cancelled, and she doesn't know how her cancer has progressed. 
The procedure is a mastectomy, lymph node biopsy and immediate reconstruction. It’s an eight-hour surgery. “We could move four other patients through in that time,” one of my surgeon’s assistants told me bluntly. 

Canada's chief public health officer Theresa Tam says 7% of COVID-19 cases in Canada have required hospitalization, 12% of those who've been hospitalized are under the age of 40. 184,000 people have been tested countrywide.

Quebec population = 8.5 million: COVID–19: 2000 cases
Ontario 14.6 million: COVID–19 cases: 993


March 28

I heard an interview with the mayor of Windsor.
He stated that there were
more people in Detroit with COVID–19 than in all of Ontario.

The US is doomed. Trump denied it.

This is so unusual, one Perth grocery store parking lot.

March 27

Information gap widens in Ontario as coronavirus sweeps through nursing homes

Ten of the homes with confirmed cases are in Toronto, including Seven Oaks, a city-owned facility where two residents have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The tally also includes a nursing home in Bobcaygeon where 14 staff members have tested positive and two residents have died.

March 26

March 25

March 24

The USA is doomed! Trump threatens to open up the country and get people into church by Easter Sunday (April 12th). 

March 23

March 22

March 21

March 20

Flight Tracker

March 19

March 18

The coronavirus #COVID19 has now infected more people in Canada (569) than SARS did (438). canada.ca/en/public-heal
It was named Spanish flu because the war-time censors forbid reporting on the flu in Allied countries; Spain being neutral was allowed so people mistakenly thought it started there.

March 17

Ontario declared in a state of emergency. Florida is a mess! 

says there almost 3 million Canadians abroad travelling, living and working . And he says they are trying to facilitate getting as many home as possible. #COVID19 #coronavirus #cdnpoli with a $5000 emergency loan.

March 16

There are three confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa this morning. That means there is a total of 13 in the capital. Ontario is up to 172 active cases and five people whose cases are "resolved" and aren't contagious any longer. Ottawa's medical officer of health has asked people to limit "non-essential" travel outside homes and to avoid crowds if they go to the store, park or on a walk. Dr. Vera Etches said there could be 200 to 1,000 cases in Ottawa, given that many are likely undetected.

March 15

Canada has tested 25,000 people. 

Another interesting point... while South Korea has reported 1261 7000+ cases, North Korea has not reported any.
Iran is a case in point.  The minister and deputy minister of health in Iran gave a press conference stating that they didn't have a problem. The deputy minister was wiping his brow, and was diagnosed with it himself. Iran has reported 388 cases (Feb. 29), but...
Their findings: Iran likely didn’t have tens of cases of COVID-19, as was officially reported. It probably had somewhere closer to 18,300.

March 15

March 14

March 13

I hope it is just peer pressure to be so cold and vulgar. It is awful to hear about. Elders are disrespected enough, as it is.

March 12

All public schools closed March Break, plus two weeks thereafter.

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now <= an excellent article with graphs and data.

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now


JB went for toilet paper. The shelves were really low. That is the most peculiar phenomenon. 

We've finally tested positive for COVID-19 in Ottawa, our closest city. It is in 5 provinces, so far. There were 42 cases in Ontario, 113 in Canada; 1322 in the US. The USA isn't testing citizens freely, however. There are a lot of Americans complaining online that their rules around testing are very limited. Canadians coming back from the US have brought the virus here. The only way to get on top of this pandemic is to identify it and isolate carriers. 

March 11

New York officials traced more than 50 coronavirus cases back to one attorney

17 people in two days
  • Just two days after the man's positive results, on March 4, his 20-year-old son, a student at New York's Yeshiva University, also tested positive. School officials said he was showing symptoms of the virus.
  • The wife and 14-year-old daughter of the attorney both also tested positive on the same day.
  • So did the neighbor who drove him to the hospital.
  • And a friend of the attorney.
  • The friend's wife, two sons and daughter tested positive that day too.
  • The day after, on March 5, the governor says eight other people connected to the attorney tested positive for the virus.

March 10

Number of total coronavirus cases in Italy 16 days ago: 100 10 days ago: 1,000 Today: more than 10,000

March 9

NEW: New York State has twice as many COVID19 cases as Canada. 
 Canada: 71 (confirmed + presumptive)
 New York State: 142 (confirmed, most of any US state)

March 8

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March 5

March 4

March 3

The US has begun a cover up of testing. Some people cannot get tested unless they are deemed 'high-risk.' Originally, the CDC site showed 472 people tested. This is far less than should be tested. At this point, they don't know how it is spread human-to-human. 
People with underlying conditions are most at-risk.

March 2

Schools are closed in Japan and Iran.

March 1

Feb. 29

Feb. 28

$$$Kept at the Hospital on Coronavirus Fears, Now Facing Large Medical Bills (USA)
After their release from quarantine, Mr. Wucinski and his daughter went to stay with his mother in Harrisburg, Pa. That’s where they found a pile of medical bills waiting: $3,918 in charges from hospital doctors, radiologists and an ambulance company.

Feb. 27

Feb. 26

Feb. 25

Canada has 11 cases, the USA 53. Both of our countries had citizens stuck on the Diamond Princess ship, in Japan, which they classify as 'other'...

Feb. 24

Feb. 23 – 

There was a big uptake, or reporting caught up with them. In South Korea, the point of contact was a church for 763 cases. In Iran, is the second highest fatality rate, outside China. Italy is under lock down to curb the spread of the virus.

Feb. 22 – South Korea had a huge increase

Feb. 21

Feb. 20

Feb. 19

#breaking Another spike in novel coronavirus infections on the Diamond Princess. 79 new cases Weds (88 Tues, 99 Mon, 70 Sun, 69 Sat). Japan now has 692 cases, most from the ship. The situation onboard left a longtime infectious disease professor 'scared' when he visited on Tues.

The Princess has 255 Canadians on it, and 400 Americans.

Feb. 18

Feb. 17

News over the weekend that an 83-year-old American woman who was on the ship and flew from Cambodia to Malaysia was found to be carrying the virus froze further movement of the passengers and crew of the MS Westerdam. Some are now in hotels in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, while others are still aboard the ship.

Ottawa said it has chartered a plane to bring home many of the 255 Canadians on the Diamond Princess, where some 3,500 passengers have been stuck for 10 days amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. So far, 355 people have been infected, including 15 from Canada.

Feb. 17

Feb. 16

Feb. 15

Feb. 14

Feb. 13 – a big jump in cases, China redefined how it ID'd cases (X-rays).

"It is our current understanding that the new case definition widens the net, and includes not only lab-confirmed cases but also clinically diagnosed cases based on symptoms and exposure," WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told Reuters. He said the Geneva-based United Nations health agency was seeking "further clarity" from China about recent updates to its case definition and reporting protocol for the coronavirus disease outbreak.

Feb. 12


Fluwatch reports:
For comparison: Influenza has killed 38 Canadians and led to 129 Intensive Care Unit hospital admissions, according to reporting by Canadian doctors up to Feb. 1.
There are thoughts that other governments are reluctant to report cases, for various reasons. Some don't want to get China upset, and wouldn't close borders to visitors.


Feb. 10 - it's slowing down some

Feb. 9

Feb. 8

Top officials in Southeast Asia have played down the threat of the virus and shied away from travel bans. Some have even pushed supposed remedies not supported by science.

Feb. 7

The doctor who reported this to his peers died of the virus. He was castigated by the Chinese government.
At 6:30 a.m. the plane touched down in CFB Trenton. Another 50 people were dropped off by the US, in YVR. They will be transported to this CFB hotel ASAP.

Feb. 6

“The median age of patients is between 49 and 56 years,” according to a report published on Wednesday in JAMA. “Cases in children have been rare.”
6:30 a.

Feb. 5

7:30 a.m.
8:30 p.m.

Cruise ships that have visited China, #HongKong / Macau in the last 14 days will be prohibited from entering Taiwanese ports. Cruise ships which have carried passengers confirmed/suspected of suffering from #coronavirus in the last 28 days will likewise be refused entry. #Taiwan

A cruise ship anchored off Yokohama has 11 people on board, confirmed cases of #2019nCoV 1st case was a passenger from Hong Kong, subsequent 10 cases appear to have been acquired at sea on the ship. Tests of further crew & passengers underway in Japan.

Feb. 4

Feb. 3

From a.m. to p.m.

Feb 2nd

Feb. 1st

Jan. 31 

Jan. 30

Jan. 29 – hour-by-hour

6 a.m.

21:00 hours

Jan. 28


On the news, they said our 2nd Canadian with nCoV is recovering. Her husband was the first. THis is good news.

Jan. 27

11 a.m. Jan 27
early morning

Jan. 26

2019-nCoV Cases.svg
By Yifei He - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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