Re Canadians in Wuhan

petros

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petros

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It isn't influenza its a coronavirus
The main thing people should not do is believe anything they hear about it on the internet (here)
Health Canada will let everyone know what they need to know
You trust Hell Canada?
 

B00Mer

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I'm no immunologist but here's an idea: how about all the Canadians in Wuhan maybe just stay there until we find out if the entire human race is going to be wiped out by some super bug.

I agree, but we send you there to reassure then of Canada's decision
 

Decapoda

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A 28-year-old Vaughan man who falsely claimed he had coronavirus, causing a Toronto-to-Jamaica WestJet flight to return to the airport, says he just wanted to have a video go viral.

“Well, I had my camera with me. I was looking to get a viral video. I was looking to get it up on all the social media platforms,” James Potok told Global News on Tuesday.

Man who made fake coronavirus claim causing flight to turn around wanted to make a viral video

Instead of sending an empty plane to China to pick up stranded Canadians, this guy should be on it, sent over and swapped out for someone wanting to come back. Or at very least, it would make sense to quarantine this moron for at least a couple of weeks in solitary confinement just to make sure he wasn't serious, before hauling him to court to face his charges.
 

Twin_Moose

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This is what happens when you have some virtue signaling c*nt who would rather risk the health and safety of an entire country over a handful of plastic Canadians.

In the article it says close to 3 dozen Cdn's hitched a ride with a US flight and to be transferred to Vancouver then to Trenton, that's crazy IMO
 

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[FONT=&quot]Welcome back from the virus ship, here are some blockades.[/FONT]​
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[FONT=&quot]Montrealers returning from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship say they're exhausted and under tremendous psychological stress.[/FONT]
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14,000 confirmed cases, 304 dead.
btw that is a mortality rate very much in line with influenza.
as of today 4.9 million cases worldwide along with 323K deaths.

That's about 100 days.
 

B00Mer

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The Chinese Virus killed so many people.. Oh sorry, that is Racist saying the Chinese Virus..

Because we know the Chinese are NOT Racist..

Right??
 
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Leaks, apology-deletion top of mind as Global Affairs mulled 'Wuhan Clan' shirt controversy
Global Affairs Canada emails highlight response to China's outrage over shirts created by Canadian diplomats parodying popular rap group

Author of the article:Bryan Passifiume
Publishing date:Nov 15, 2021 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
A portion of a Chinese social media post decrying 'Wuhan Clan' shirts ordered by Canadian diplomatic staff in China earlier this year.

The logo was a take-off 0f the rap group Wu-Tang Clan, but Chinese bloggers and officials decried it as 'racist' after confusing 'W' logo with a bat
A portion of a Chinese social media post decrying 'Wuhan Clan' shirts ordered by Canadian diplomatic staff in China earlier this year. The logo was a take-off 0f the rap group Wu-Tang Clan, but Chinese bloggers and officials decried it as 'racist' after confusing 'W' logo with a bat Toronto Sun file
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Supposed diplomatic corps leaks weighed heavily on Canadian officials in the wake of a story published earlier this year by the Toronto Sun.

And officials with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) discussed at length how long a quietly-posted apology for a diplomatic spat with China should stay online before it was deleted.


Emails obtained through access to information legislation reveal concern among senior GAC staff that one of their own was “talking out of turn” after interviews with an unnamed official were published in the Sun’s Feb. 4, 2021 story about a diplomatic controversy with China involving T-shirts featuring an altered logo of a popular rap group.

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Outrage on Chinese social media spread quickly after Beijing-based Canadian diplomats ordered shirts sporting the phrase “Wuhan Clan” — a satirical alteration of American hip-hop supergroup Wu-Tang Clan — to mark the one-year anniversary of a challenging mission of evacuating Canadians out of Wuhan ahead of pandemic lockdowns.

Chinese bloggers and government officials decried the shirts as “racist,” confusing Wu-Tang’s stylized “W” logo for a bat.


“We have someone speaking out of turn,” read a Feb. 5 email by Issues Management Director Anabel Lindblad, bringing the Sun’s article to the attention of superiors.

Discussions about weeding out the official who spoke to the Sun were followed by urging from Director-General Weldon Epp to remind staff that speaking with reporters was forbidden.

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A draft of a short-lived statement quietly posted online in response to the ‘Wuhan Clan’ shirt controversy. Emails show officials discussed when the statement should be deleted once they were certain it was read by Chinese officials.
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A readout of a Feb. 1 phone call between Epp and a representative from China’s embassy in Canada depicted the Chinese official implying the shirts violated the Vienna Convention.

Epp acknowledged the row as an “unfortunate misunderstanding,” and expressed disappointment over the Chinese government’s decision to make the issue bigger than it needed to be.

Canadian officials were also concerned if staff secured permission from Wu-Tang to use their logo, leading to a discussion about whether messaging should omit references to the group.

A statement of apology in English, French and Chinese was drafted, but emails suggest efforts were made to ensure as few people saw it as possible.

“I’d rather we avoid the subject in the title,” Lindblad wrote in a Feb. 7 email.

“And no need to push this out by email.”

She suggested removing the statement from GAC’s website soon rather than later, as suggested by Assistant Deputy Minister Stephane Levesque, but GAC Executive Policy Director Shawn Steil suggested waiting a day to ensure the apology’s removal “does not become a story itself.”

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