💉Sources of COVID & BA.2 OMICRON data📈
They've changed it, yet again.
The antibody surveillance study “Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from unvaccinated asymptomatic and symptomatic household members with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection” published in CMAJ Open (Canadian Medical Association Journal) included 695 participants from 180 households in Ottawa between September 2020 and March 2021. The study included households with at least one member having had a confirmed COVID-19 infection, and each participating household enrolled had at least one child within their household.
People with SARS-CoV-2 infection transmitted extensively within their households, with a secondary attack rate of about 50%. Although children transmitted at a lower rate than adults, they still infected one-third of household members; this finding should inform public health policy. Asymptomatic spread occurred and should be accounted for in the formulation of public health and travel policies. Our findings have implications for in-person school or activities because the risk of transmission may be high when masks are not worn continuously or consistently in poorly ventilated settings. Nonpharmacologic interventions should continue to be considered for congregate settings.
April has been gruesome. School absences have been increasing. The rapid test doesn't work well in identifying positive BA.2 cases. We aren't testing many with the PCR test.
Once more, for anyone who thinks they can’t possibly have #COVID19 because their RAT was -ve: Assume if you had a +ve contact and are symptomatic that you are infected and contagious. This morning’s RAT was faintly +ve. PCR confirmed +ve. Tonight, feel horrid, RAT is false -ve pic.twitter.com/TRhcj54JEc— Nili Kaplan-Myrth MD PhD (@nilikm) April 4, 2022
|↑Positivity in wastewater tests|
|June 14th they stopped reporting totals.|
We've no idea how many are recovered.
Jan. 13th –↗ 18 in hospital
Long-Term CareThis information is up to date as of the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Jan. 1st – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: 251 new cases
Omicron is now hitting Ontario seniors around the rate we were seeing in the general population last week. By sample date, the 528 Ontarians 70+ positive on Monday were most of any day of the pandemic. (The 7-day avg. isn't yet a record & 80s and 90+ are lagged more than 70s.) pic.twitter.com/WgDpORblWk— Ed Tubb (@EdTubb) December 31, 2021
Article on rapid covid tests:
“With a rapid test, a positive is a positive,” said Dr. Eric Arts, a virologist and immunology professor at Western University. “A negative is not a definitive negative. You may still be infected, regardless of what the rapid test shows you.”
Where we are at in SeptemberHere in Canada (population 38 million), our Prime Minister Trudeau has mandated vaccines for federal employees. Healthcare, in Canada, is a provincial mandate and he cannot force this on Ontario (pop. 15 million), where I live. Here, 85% of eligible citizens have had one dose, 77% are fully vaxxed. In our local health unit, in southeast Ontario, we've the highest vaccination rates of all of Ontario at 92% first dose for eligible people (age 12+), 86% are fully vaxxed as of Aug. 30th.
As children acquire this infection at a low level, they'll build natural immunity like any cold virus and it will become seasonal. How long that takes could be several years." -- Dr. Kieran Moore, CMOH, Aug 10.
- Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 27 new cases
- Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: 11 new cases
- Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit: 32 new cases
- Renfrew County and District Health Unit: 4 new cases
- Outaouais (Gatineau and western Quebec): 48 new cases