COVID-19 'Pandemic'

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5⭐️ MP Charles Walker SPOT ON 🤦‍♂️ Lefty C4 Guru-Murthy SPEECHLESS 😝

Anti-lockdown MP destroys Lefty Channel 4 News

 

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Morgan SLAMMED Top MP 😳 Parliament Advice “Pay Less Attention” To “Silly Foolish” Piers 🤣

British Government attacks Lefty TV presenter Piers Morgan for saying on Twitter that Brits who refuse the jab should be barred from pubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas and stadiums

 

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Two air passengers fined for false COVID-19 tests: Transport Canada
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Feb 18, 2021 • 20 hours ago • 1 minute read
People walk towards Terminal 1 at Toronto's Pearson Airport after mandatory coronavirus (COVID-19) testing took effect for international arrivals February 15, 2021. Photo by Carlos Osorio /REUTERS
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MONTREAL — Canada has fined two passengers for presenting a false or misleading COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the country, the first time travelers have been hit since the introduction in January of mandatory pre-departure negative tests, the Canadian transport regulator said on Thursday.

One of the passengers was fined $10,000 while the other was fined $7,000 for falsifying the COVID-19 test when they traveled from Mexico on January 23, Transport Canada said in a statement.

The travelers also made a false declaration about their health status before boarding a flight to Canada, after having tested positive for novel coronavirus a few days before the flight, the regulator said.

More countries, like Canada, are introducing mandatory COVID-19 test requirements for travelers. Canada already has some of the toughest travel rules in the world aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
 
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Woman's new driver's license shows her wearing face mask by accident
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Feb 18, 2021 • 18 hours ago • 1 minute read
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The DMV took wearing a mask a bit too far.

A Sacramento woman has to get another driver’s license after she received a new one that showed her wearing a face mask.
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Lesley Pilgrim says she got the ID in the mail with a letter that said: “Congratulations, enclosed is your newly-designed California driver license.”

It was a pretty unique design.

“I knew the picture was not going to be good because license pictures are never good, but I did not expect the picture to be with my mask on,” Pilgrim told CBS.

Pilgrim said she had two photos taken when she visited the Department of Motor Vehicles — one with a mask on, one without.

“I sign it and I then I go home, and unfortunately he had used my picture with my mask on, and that’s what showed up on my Real ID,” Pilgrim said.

While it might seem like somebody played a practical joke or was sleeping while working, the DMV said in a statement to CBS: “In this instance, there was an oversight. The customer should have been asked to lower her mask for the photo. The DMV will investigate how this may have happened and remind staff of proper procedures.”

Pilgrim was gracious, saying “we all make mistakes.”

She will get a new Real ID at no charge.
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EU bosses get VIP access to Covid jab.

Astra-Zeneca jab isn't being used by Germany.

Lord Frost is made the new Minister for Brexit Britain.

 

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Florida women try to pass themselves off as 'grannies' to get COVID-19 jab
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Feb 19, 2021 • 39 minutes ago • 1 minute read

A Florida Department of Health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be administered n Tampa, Florida, February 14, 2021. Photo by Octavio Jones /REUTERS
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Never mind dressing up to look older to buy booze. That’s so 1980s.
No, in these strange times, adults are going to the same lengths teens will to get a six-pack of beer in an effort to get a COVID-19 vaccine.




Case in point? Two Florida women – one in her 40s and the other in her 30s – allegedly tried to pass themselves off as spinsters in the hopes of jumping the queue to get their second vaccine at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, health officials told ABC News on Thursday.
“So (Wednesday), we realized a couple of young ladies came dressed up as grannies to get vaccinated for the second time,” Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, said during a press briefing. “I don’t know how they escaped the first time.”
According to Pino, the women – identified as Olga Monroy-Ramirez, 44, and Martha Vivian Monroy, 34, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, according to People.com – showed up at the convention centre wearing bonnets, gloves and glasses in an effort to appear much older. But there were “some issues with their IDs and their driver’s licence” and deputies were asked to issue trespass warnings to the women.




Pino admitted he was unsure how the two women managed to get the first dose of the vaccine. He did say they had valid vaccination cards.
Florida residents who are 65 or older currently qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s website. Nearly 45% of the population in Orange County has received the vaccine, officials said.

“This is the hottest commodity that is out there right now,” Pino said of the vaccine. “We have to be very careful with the funds and the resources that we are provided.”
 

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First, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was caught picking her nose during a Covid briefing. Now she's admitting she's got nits:

 

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'PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE': Air travellers find loophole, skirting COVID-19 hotel rule
They're crossing the border by land instead

Author of the article:Jenny Yuen
Publishing date:Feb 19, 2021 • 15 hours ago • 2 minute read

U.S. customs vehicles stand near a sign reading that the border is closed to non-essential traffic, at the Canada-United States border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge in Lansdowne, Ont. On September 28, 2020. PHOTO BY LARS HAGBERG /REUTERS
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Travellers abroad flying home to Canada have found a loophole around having to mandatory quarantine in a Covid hotel.

According to a report by CBC News, some Canadians are flying to airports close to the Canada-U.S. border and then crossing the border by land instead of air, in order to bypass staying at an airport hotel priced at upwards to $2,000 a night for up to three nights as they await polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) test results. The new rule comes into effect on Feb. 22 where air travellers must land in one of four designated cities — Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver.


Those travelling also have show negative COVID-19 results from tests taken 72 hours before boarding a flight to Canada, or if they arrive at a land border crossing.

But the hotel quarantine rule only applies to those coming into the country by air, not by land.

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One couple in their 60s, who are spending their winter in Arizona, but plan to return in April, told the media outlet if the Covid hotel rules are still there when they plan on coming home, they’re going to take “the path of least resistance” and fly to Buffalo, N.Y. and then take a cab to the Rainbow Bridge land border crossing and then walking over to Niagara Falls, Ont.

“If I can save 4,000 bucks, why wouldn’t I do it?” Brian Cross told CBC News.


A group of protesters rally out front of the Radisson hotel on Dixon Rd., where travellers are forced to quarantine after arriving at nearby Pearson International Airport, on Thursday Feb. 11, 2021. PHOTO BY JACK BOLAND /Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network
The Public Health Agency of Canada didn’t answer questions Friday pertaining to enforcement when it comes to bypassing mandatory stays in hotels, versus Canadians coming in via land routes.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said during a press conference last week imposing the same rule to land travellers would be difficult to enforce, given there are “117 different points of entry, and many of these points of entry are located in remote, rural areas that are not readily accessible to hotels, for example, or other amenities that would be required to have those people quarantine in those facilities.”


Ambarish Chandra, an associate professor of economics at the University of Toronto, told the Toronto Sun Friday he’s not surprised that travellers will find and exploit loopholes. But the difference in restrictions doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the wrong policy.

“We have always had different policies for automobile entry than entry by air for pure logistical and staffing reasons,” he said.

“For years, Canada had different rules regarding passports and other documentation for the land border, as well as effectively different travel exemptions (in practice, not in principle). As long as the hotel quarantine policy ends up applying the vast majority of international arrivals by air, the fact that a few travelers can evade this policy is fine. Citizens evade all kinds of laws in many different creative ways, but a law doesn’t need to be perfect in order to still have a meaningful impact.”

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Famed Etobicoke baker dies of COVID-19
Author of the article:Rita DeMontis
Publishing date:Feb 19, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 3 minute read

Natale Bozzo, the founder of SanRemo Bakery, died recently. PHOTO BY SUPPLIED /San Remo/Instagram
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Natale Bozzo, 75, founder of the iconic SanRemo bakery on Royal York Rd., in south Etobicoke, recently passed away after a six-week struggle with the COVID-19 virus, leaving family, friends and customers stunned by the loss.

“We’re all in a state of shock,” said son Rob in a recent interview. “My dad was in the best of health and had absolutely no issues until he got sick six weeks ago.”


Rob describes how his father had come in to give a hand after the bakery, in business for more than 50 years, had transitioned to takeout only. “He was the one who had guided us to change the business plan for takeout — it was a smart move. And he loved coming in to help out.”

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The bakery had closed for two weeks last month after some staff, who worked off hours and had no contact with anyone, tested positive for the virus. After a thorough deep-clean, the place reopened for business.

Rob says how his father contracted the virus “is a mystery. Our bakery adhered to every single health and safety code — in fact, when inspected, we were told we had gone above and beyond all standards.”

Bozzo leaves a legacy considered legendary in the Italian bakery business. Having emigrated to Canada from Italy at age 15 he immediately started working at a local bakery in Little Italy, later opening SanRemo 52 years ago with his brothers, taking over ownership from them in the mid 1990s and bringing in his three sons, Edward, Rob and Nick, who all grew up in the sweet industry.

SanRemo was more than a neighbourhood institution, it was a pillar of the community, where daily line-ups for the fresh breads, hot table foods and authentic Italian pastries were the norm. Regulars who had moved away still made the trek to this tiny corner of pastry paradise in order to get their fill and catch up with everyone.

Natale Bozzo may have retired, said son Rob, but he was always there, baking, helping, creating – a vision his family says they will cherish forever.


Condolences and tributes have been poring in since news broke of his passing – including Premier Doug Ford tweeting , “my condolences go out to Rob, Nick, Ed, and the entire family of Natale Bozzo, a true local champion who followed his passions,” said Ford, adding “a family-owned business, the SanRemo Bakery and Café has been a staple in Etobicoke for many years. God bless the Bozzo family.”

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Rob says they have all been overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone, including total strangers.

“Honestly from a family point, from a human being aspect it’s really overwhelming from all the love and affection (we have received). It’s a testament to my father’ work ethic and the type of person that he was.”

Rob says his father “treated everyone like they were his family. He was amazing, and his work ethic was his Number One priority. He was so passionate about his work, this bakery.

The family patriarch was in perfect health, but six weeks ago he started feeling ill and stayed home, going to hospital when he found he couldn’t breath well. “After struggling for a few days, we were told he had to go on a ventilator — and was sent to a hospital in Kitchener.” Natale was on the ventilator for five weeks before succumbing to the illness.

“The worst part was we were not able to see or talk to him. He was in a coma. It was incredibly difficult.”

Rob recalls a father who was everyone’s friend, who was always passionate about his work and always found the good in everyone.

“My father’s work was his life, his work ethic was the strongest. His hands bore witness to all the good he created.

“He was the foundation of everything we have today. We have what we have today because of him, and we will continue to honour him with the same passion for this industry.”

Funeral details, adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols, have yet to be announced.