In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about COVID news: from new viral strains to new travel restrictions, why does Canada seem to be perpetually aiming to do the absolute least?

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3 comments on Episode 136 – Even more COVID

  1. On the 25th of January I twisted my back at a local food chain after I slipped on a Mango smoothy type drink while buying my Kicking Horse coffee,Three Sisters blend . It really threw my back out quite badly! I could not find a doctor who would see me and in the city of Hamilton their are no chiroprators or massage therapists that are open to realign my back and sprained lower back muscles…They are closed. But I thought ? I will go to the corner of Dundas and Spadina and get a massage in Downtown Toronto.

    Oh My God!

    What have the municipal and provincial governments done? Is it outlandish ,inappropriate or borish to state that Toronto is now a a fucking dump ! When I noticed that all of the massage parlours owned and worked in by the local Chinese community where closed I was really surprised ! I saw that the local food markets where open the liquor stores and weed shops around Spadina where open catering to the thousands of homeless. The city of Toronto has disinagrated to the point of no return in the downtown core making commercial real estate close to worthless ? The poverty on the streets of Toronto reminds me of a apocalyptic end of the world movie, it is really horrible ! Really very bad and no good will come from this !

    When I was about to leave and go back home the owner of the pharmacy on Dundas showed me one of the only stores open in the downtown that was given exemption under the act in Toronto . I was able to get two hours of massage, cupping and acupuncture that cost me $245. They are a little more expensive than the none licensed stores in that part of the city..But there is a serious fucking problem when the massage therapist who happened to be of Iranian decent who moved here to Canada in 2013 tells me her friend who has one child is unable to go to school and she feels depressed and saddened that her one child has no other children he can play with his own age ! And the massage therapist tells me that business is so slow just after getting her licence last January and that none of her friends have jobs ! I left and walked around the financial district than over to city hall.I am sympathetic to those people with young children in Toronto ! It must be very difficult for those downtown who where serviced with the shops that are now closed along with the schools .

    The governments of all levels are complacent in helping destroy the social fabric of this city when they allow weed shops and liquor stores to remain open while everything else is to remain closed! The city of Toronto is now a difficult and somewhat hard place to live.

    Everyone who bought condos in Downtown Toronto hoping that the street life and nightlife of Toronto was what made them attracted to the city in the first place must be suffering in so many ways as now its all closed .

    Toronto is a social disaster!

  2. CBC The king of Canadian social censorship
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    • Edward H.C Graydon
    • 1 hour ago
    CONTENT DEACTIVATED Please forgive me if I seem aloof or not caring as I do !But who cares ? Look we live in the age of mass media and it is easy to feel angst over the constant bombardment of repetitive. rhetoric over covid 19 .It has been close to two years now . And it is obvious masks do little to help stop spread the virus. In fact since the mandatory mask policy was implemented cases of the virus have “sky rocked”! I mean they have gone into orbit….They have taken off!

    From what I understand and it seems to be widely published that covid 19 has a high survival rate of close to a 100% and taking into account a few % points here and there it does not seem that deadly in my own personal opinion . I don’t get nightmares or worry about covid it is not a fear I personal hold. I tell you what really worries me ? Being injected by a vaccine that causes or let’s say contributes to Blood clots. Blood clot death rates are really very high ,look it up.Of course this example is known in only one vaccine at the moment but the whole thing including lock downs was such a mess that by continuing with the same madness seems to me to be futile.
    I must say that personally when Teressa Tame stated she was open to monitoring Canadians by way of ankle bracelet,I thought that was a telling sign !
    And because the money being spent on radio time is so outrages having similarities to communist dictatorships where they are always being reminded to obey I think it is one big fake out.

    1. Edward HC Graydon
      April 15, 2021 at 11:51 am
      Personally I have found the rhetoric around the need to be vaccinated outrageous, condescending and unbearable repetative . It seems more a sales job on the public regardless of country or where you happen to reside . I have never sensed any altruism from Canadian prim minister Justine Trudeau ! In fact I sensed he was selling a bigger issue and the pandemic was a means to an end.
      ” I believe this to be true” I cannot believe a man who stated in the very early stages of the pandemic “We must prepare for at least a few years or more of lock downs” While his health minister Teresa Tam stated “ I have no problem with ankle bracelets ,in order to monitor Canadians” This was stated back in 2019! What kind of approach to governence does this instil into Canadians but one of fear ! The fact that Blood clots and the death rate associated with them is quite high and taking into account that each Vaccine now seems to have the same side effects being Blood clots I think the risks of vaccination for some that fear dying from blood clots to be real.
      When the Ontario government shuts down all surgery’s and all none medical emergencies making access to medical treatment difficult ! It will be harder to treat those that do in fact develop blood clots as a side effect of taking the vaccine. Blood clot death is very fast and access to treatment is essential should you get one but good luck on that during covid and the current state of medical care in Canada .
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      Bill Bogart
      April 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm
      Edward –
      Whatever you make of Canadian government officials I hope you’ll make your own decision to get vaccinated for your own sake and those you hold dear.
      COVID is not fundamentally about politics but about health. Don’t give it. Don’t get it
      Best wishes
      Bill
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      Edward HC Graydon
      April 15, 2021 at 9:09 pm
      WHO does not back vaccination passports for now – spokeswomanThe World Health Organization does not back requiring vaccination passports for travel due to uncertainty over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, as well as equity concerns, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
      “We as WHO are saying at this stage we would not like to see the vaccination passport as a requirement for entry or exit because we are not certain at this stage that the vaccine prevents transmission,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said.
      “There are all those other questions, apart from the question of discrimination against the people who are not able to have the vaccine for one reason or another,” she told a U.N. news briefing.

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