CanadaERA COVID-19 Thread | Practice Social Distancing and Virtually Gather Here - All Non-Essential Posting Is Prohibited

prophetvx

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I thought Australians werent taking things seriously? They are doing better than us.
On testing, sure.

Everything else, that is a huge negative. I was there merely a week ago, people were still attending parties, going to pubs, weddings. No one was taking it seriously, that's changed a lot over the last week but Canada has been far quicker to enact social distancing rules. We are obviously at greater risk of numbers exploding given our proximity to the US, Australia is much easier to shutdown.
 

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So, here is a taste of what St John's downtown looked in the morning two days ago. Comparatively there'd be many more cars and pedestrians on the street around this time (~1130ish). Note that these are large HQ images and may take a while to load from the slow server:
Oh man, I was just visiting there over the summer. That's really eerie.
 

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Leeness

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BC numbers for today, I believe, are 66. 66 people of our total 725 are in the hospital, 26 in ICU. 183 total recovered. No new deaths today.

Steady as we go.

Also, thankfully, it sounds like Vancouver is figuring out a plan for DTES. I’ve seen notes about securing hotel rooms and some community centres for shelter/self-isolation, and the government has given the green light for a “safe supply” of drugs.

Edit: Looks like AB has reported too. If those numbers are it (maybe more for Ontario’s evening update though?), under 700 for the day. Stay the course, Canada! We got this! 💪 🇨🇦
 
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The lower bandwidth streams of Netflix programs should still deliver the usual quality of each plan, the company said, whether it's ultra-high definition 4K, high-definition or standard definition.

In a blog post last week, the company's vice president of content delivery explained that Netflix has many different levels of streaming quality for each title within each resolution tier. With the changes, Ken Florance said Netflix is simply removing the highest bandwidth streams from the platter of options.

The move comes as telecom companies see a rise in data usage while Canadians self-isolate at home and use streaming services more frequently than usual.
 

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BC numbers for today, I believe, are 66. 66 people of our total 725 are in the hospital, 26 in ICU. 183 total recovered. No new deaths today.

Steady as we go.

Also, thankfully, it sounds like Vancouver is figuring out a plan for DTES. I’ve seen notes about securing hotel rooms and some community centres for shelter/self-isolation, and the government has given the green light for a “safe supply” of drugs.

Edit: Looks like AB has reported too. If those numbers are it (maybe more for Ontario’s evening update though?), under 700 for the day. Stay the course, Canada! We got this! 💪 🇨🇦
Is that higher or lower than yesterday’s number?

Ontario has nothing to report for the PM. It’s been like this for a few days so i feel like they’ve streamlined the reporting process. I think Ontario is still on the climb for another week. I feel like we’re one week behind quebec. Could be wrong but i’m hopefully.

Stay zestfully clean.
 

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So my mother hasn't applied for EI yet, but should she just wait to apply for the CERB instead of EI?
The payout for CERB seems it's going to be more than what she might get from EI...
 

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Oh man, I was just visiting there over the summer. That's really eerie.
I hear you.

I'm also in St. John's and work in a Wal-Mart and it blows my mind how the people who seem to care the least are seniors. They're going around not talking any precautions and not taking distancing seriously. It's insane.

Also, they arrested the woman who wasn't obeying the mandatory quarrantine AGAIN for the same thing. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/rnc-public-health-arrest-isolate-quarantine-1.5510514
At my local Sobeys, there are tapes that mark 1.5m distances at the check out line now. Feels like unless an external force implements the solution, many people go about their daily business unperturbed the new reality.

So my mother hasn't applied for EI yet, but should she just wait to apply for the CERB instead of EI?
The payout for CERB seems it's going to be more than what she might get from EI...
I thought folks CERB is for folks who do not qualify for EI.
 

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I was getting 720p and 540p on some films, stream never went above 0.7Mbps.

I only have a 1080p set but the downgrade was pretty obvious at times. On 540p it was potato quality.

I haven't used Netflix yet today but am on the 4K UHD plan. Will report back on what I see.

Honestly, I am not against this, as I realize it's for the better of all, considering the situation going on.
 

Leeness

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Is that higher or lower than yesterday’s number?

Ontario has nothing to report for the PM. It’s been like this for a few days so i feel like they’ve streamlined the reporting process. I think Ontario is still on the climb for another week. I feel like we’re one week behind quebec. Could be wrong but i’m hopefully.

Stay zestfully clean.
It’s a little higher, but generally in line with our usual days. We’ve been floating anywhere between 40-high 80s a day.

🍊 zest.
 
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@ Brinbe

Fam, did you end up re-watching the playoffs as part of the way to fill the Raptor sized hole in our collective hearts?

League Pass is free until late April.
 

Max A.

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So if I'm eligible for the maximum amount for EI ($573/week) then I should definitely stay with that instead of applying for CERB, right? I don't know why some of my co-workers are saying we are going to switch to CERB once we can apply...
 

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Fam, did you end up re-watching the playoffs as part of the way to fill the Raptor sized hole in our collective hearts?

League Pass is free until late April.
yeah, i've been signed up since day one. but haven't watched much, to be honest. watched a few of the early 90s jays/leafs games being shown on sportsnet and that's about it lately.
 

lunarworks

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I went to the LCBO this afternoon to stock up, same social distancing rules in effect as last time, but before security let me in they asked if I've felt ill or have been out of the country in the last two weeks. After they let me in, there was a stand setup with mandatory hand sanitization.

Kinda surreal, but good to see they're taking this seriously, even if people can lie their way past security.
 

Azzanadra

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Would I be able to apply for CERB as a graduating student who probably won't be able to find work in the next few months?
 

BlueStarEXSF

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Would it be possible for me to apply for CERB if I get fired from my paid internship with a month left to complete ? Considering I have made over 5000$ in the past months.
 
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Hi fellow BBall fan, I watched all of the playoffs rerun. It's not the same. Makes me sad to see Kawhi.
I am grateful for what he did and have moved on. And get a little pleasure in seeing LAC being so dysfunctional.

But back when it first happened, I listened to Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On for a while lol.
 

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Very limited supply of test kits + labs being inundated with tests atm and so they are rationing/triaging for the cases deemed most necessary.
It also allowed them to fudge the numbers. If they can now say that after 14 days, you're good the number of cases will suddenly drop in their released numbers. 50% overload and lack of kits, 50% positive PR for the Ford government who has been hit and miss this entire time.
 
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I really wonder if I was exposed at work since I worked at a fairly large and busy restaurant, or exposed at any of the other busy places I went right before shit really hit the fan

Probably never know unless they do the anti-body test on everyone
 

Cake Boss

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Lol fuck off Netflix, if I am paying for 4K then give me 4K or reduce the cost of the plan.

also Crave lol, your video quality has been 480p before COVID19
 

btkadams

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The video bandwidth thing is interesting in Canada. Shaw made a big statement on their website recently that all the upgrades they’ve done to their network would make it so there were no issues. Are these streaming companies cheaping out, or is it actually a strain in this country too? I’m fine if they need to do it. It’s just hard not to be cynical and see it as these companies being opportunistic.
 

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Well at the very least my grocery store has the plexiglass shields now. they seem like they'll be a permanent fixture even after the pandemic subsides?

I am feeling pretty exhausted though, and allergy season is upon me!! The trees are in pollination mode and everyone, even myself, will think I have C19 because of the itch it gives my lungs..
 

OrangeNova

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The video bandwidth thing is interesting in Canada. Shaw made a big statement on their website recently that all the upgrades they’ve done to their network would make it so there were no issues. Are these streaming companies cheaping out, or is it actually a strain in this country too? I’m fine if they need to do it. It’s just hard not to be cynical and see it as these companies being opportunistic.
Companies like Netflix and Youtube have bandwidth strain as well, it's just not usually the issue.
 

SixPointEight

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Just got a notice that my ISP is increasing my monthly fee by $5. Internet becomes an uttermost necessity, and now this
Thanks ISPs. 👎🖕
 

shadowkat

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This seems like a really, really bad idea. They feel fine? People have already proven they don’t give a shit and will lie. At the very least they should be tested once more.

This sounds disastrous.
 

Fuzzy

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This seems like a really, really bad idea. They feel fine? People have already proven they don’t give a shit and will lie. At the very least they should be tested once more.

This sounds disastrous.
I don't know, that seems "surprisingly okay" to me. 😉

Guess I should make sure everyone knows I'm joking.
 
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Service Canada offices to shutter for in-person services over COVID-19 concerns


Man my Repayment Assistance Program for student loan comes to an end on the 31st and I have been trying to log into my account and for the last week or so, it's been offline. I got into it today but the RAP portion was offline yet again. I called them and the line is "busy", presumably because no one is there now.

Would the 6 months grace period be extended to folks who were already under RAP I wonder and it's making me very anxious.
 

AlexMeloche

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Would I be able to apply for CERB as a graduating student who probably won't be able to find work in the next few months?
I'm in the exact same boat. It feels like people like us are being completely abandoned.
I have enough to support myself for the next several months, but after that...
Same here. It's pretty unclear considering we didn't lose our job. Just won't be able to get one.

Did you girls/guys at least made 5K$+ last year? I did (summer internship) and even then I don't know if I can apply since I don't have a current employer and am technically still a student until the end of may.
 

dietertong

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So I work 2 jobs - one full time, one part time. Just got my temporary layoff notice for my part time job. Think I'm good for my full time at the time being, but am I able to apply for EI/CERB? My part time job did bring in a decent income for me so that's lost wages. Haven't seen anything explicitly saying though that kind of situation.