I imagine there is more risk of catching it from the packaging than the food, especially after it has been processed and then cooked before being eaten.Bootiful
Food production at the processing facility in Holton has not been affected by the outbreak. Around 100 staff were tested with most returning negative results and more testing will take place.www.dailymail.co.uk
Corvid has hit the Turkey plant in Suffolk (one of many food processing plants lately ) ..begs the question has there been any cases in months ago, as a result of it being in food.
I'd imagine there's many >30s fearing for their jobs and futures too.
I'd imagine there is, but the majority seem to be under the impression that the government are using this to make the restrictions permanent to "control" them and steal their liberties forever to some unknown end. I'm pretty sure the government would rather Covid fecked off as much as the rest of us so they can go back to baying like monkeys in a packed out parliament.
Residents of Deveselu, a village of around 3,000 people in southern Romania, have re-elected their mayor by a landslide even though he died two weeks ago from COVID-19 complications, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory.
A video shared on social media showed dozens of villagers visiting the grave of Ion Aliman, a Social Democrat, to light candles after voting had ended in Sunday's local elections.
"It is your victory," one man can be heard saying. "Know that you will be proud of us. Rest in peace."
Aliman won his third term as mayor of Deveselu, with 64 per cent of the vote, electoral bureau data showed on Monday.
"He was a real mayor to us," one woman who wore a surgical mask told private television station ProTV in Deveselu. "He took the side of the village, respected all the laws. I don't think we will see a mayor like him again."
According to Johns Hopkins University, the global total of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at more than 33.2 million, while over 22.9 million have recovered.
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed one million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders' resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.
In Alberta, where cases have also been rising, the provincial government postponed dozens of surgeries and imposed visiting restrictions at a Calgary hospital because of an outbreak. Twenty-six patients and 27 staff have confirmed infections, and more than 100 staffers are in isolation. Four patients have died.
Waiting for the public to develop "herd immunity" to COVID-19 is not a practical strategy to fight the pandemic, would put many lives at risk and possibly overload the health-care system, Alberta's top doctor says. (...)
For COVID-19, estimates of that percentage range from 50 to 70 per cent of the population, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said Monday at a news conference. Studies in Canada, she said, have estimated that only about one per cent or less of the population has been infected.
Colombia will extend selective quarantines for the duration of October, President Ivan Duque said in a nightly address on Monday, and urged citizens to avoid meeting in large groups.
The country began more than five months of lockdown in March. It entered a much-looser "selective" quarantine phase — allowing dining at restaurants and international flights — at the start of September.
Colombia has reported 818,203 infections of the novel coronavirus, as well as 25,641 deaths.
Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 733,717 on Monday, according to updated data from the health ministry, along with a total reported death toll of 76,603.
Authorities reported 3,400 new cases along with 173 deaths on Monday, but the true figures are likely significantly higher because of little testing.
On Monday, India hit more than six million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country and the death toll reached 95,542 with 1,039 more deaths added. There are currently 962,640 active cases of the virus according to government data.
The best-case scenario would mimic Ontario's first wave in March and April, when case numbers increased rapidly but were then reined in by a lockdown.
Two moderate scenarios would resemble how a second wave hit jurisdictions comparable to Ontario: the Australian state of Victoria (home to Melbourne, a city of five million), and the U.S. state of Michigan.
... the modellers' worst-case scenario: a second wave as severe as the first wave that hit Italy when the pandemic began.
"The second wave in Spain and France started in the younger populations, but it is spreading to the elderly and the people who are more at risk of ending up in the intensive care unit or in the hospitals," said Barrett in an interview with CBC News.
"It is just a matter of time until this virus, if it's affecting the young populations, spreads into the elderly population," she said. "We're already starting to see that happening in Ontario."
The latest figures from the province's Ministry of Health show 227 people aged 70 or older with an active confirmed case of COVID-19. That number has increased 34 per cent in the space of a week.
Ontario has around 2,000 intensive care beds, and the province plans to add 139 in October. The province's ICU beds are typically two-thirds occupied by patients whose cases have nothing to do with COVID-19, whether it's a heart attack, car accident, or another critical illness.
Since ICUs can't actually function at 100 per cent occupancy full time, the researchers calculate that Ontario has around 475 beds available for non-emergency surgery patients and COVID patients. When scheduled surgeries are running at full pace, those patients take up all but 100 of those beds.
Their conclusion: if more than 100 people with COVID-19 need ICU care, they'd be competing for space with scheduled surgery cases.
"Then we would have to make decisions in terms of who to treat," said Sander. "Do we admit COVID patients or do we do (non-emergency) surgery?"
The projections suggest if Ontario's second wave follows what happened in the Australian state of Victoria — a sharp spike in new infections that drops off quickly after a strict lockdown — some 350 to 400 people will need an ICU bed at peak demand in late October.
If the second wave in this province plays out as Michigan's did — a rise in new infections that levels off but doesn't slow down for a long time — the forecast is for more than 200 patients with COVID-19 in the ICUs from late October onwards.
Figures published Sunday by the Ministry of Health show 28 ICU patients with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
In Ontario's first wave, the number of COVID-19 patients in ICU peaked at 264, while the number of people in hospital at one time peaked at 1,043. Non-emergency surgeries were postponed across the province.
The modellers say ICU occupancy numbers will be of more critical concern than total hospitalization numbers because Ontario's hospital system can far more easily free up general ward beds than it can make space in intensive care.
That's less about the available beds and ventilators, and more about the having enough doctors and nurses capable of the specialized care that ICU patients need.
"You can't just train people overnight to do this type of thing," said Sander. "You can buy a lot of beds and you can buy a lot of ventilators, but you can't get these highly qualified staff on the ground within a very short period of time."
Barrett agrees that human resources are the key limiting factor, and is concerned about how the second wave could hit hospital staff and their families.
"The majority of people working in hospitals are in their 30s, 40s and 50s, so many of them have children who go to school," she said. "If there is a massive outbreak amongst the younger population and school children, that's a whole sector of our health workforce that won't be able to come to work."