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Positive sides of Covid: On the radio today: A boat had come to a small harbour outside of Halifax yesterday. When the local harbour authority asked the couple where they came from and where they were going to, they provided some info and contradicted themselves and also eventually they reported they had gone on land in the US recently, but not quarantined and had gone to a local store here. Close- knit communities here reported to the authorities. By then, they had left the harbour, but were found in a harbour in Halifax next, and when police saw them there about breaking covid restrictions, they found this:
My hunch- this would have gone undetected if it wasn’t for covid....
Without Covid restrictions they don't check small boats that come into Canada's harbours?
 
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When you sail you are required to register at harbors and boating clubs. What a stupid mistake these smugglers made.
but good news for police
 

Mendalla

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Positive sides of Covid: On the radio today: A boat had come to a small harbour outside of Halifax yesterday. When the local harbour authority asked the couple where they came from and where they were going to, they provided some info and contradicted themselves and also eventually they reported they had gone on land in the US recently, but not quarantined and had gone to a local store here. Close- knit communities here reported to the authorities. By then, they had left the harbour, but were found in a harbour in Halifax next, and when police saw them there about breaking covid restrictions, they found this:
My hunch- this would have gone undetected if it wasn’t for covid....
Smuggling drugs in a health crisis creates some extra risks, eh.
 

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Yesterday I travelled to the city for an appointment for a pulmonary function test and a check-in with my pulmo doc. It makes for a tiring day - on the highway at 7 am. It was really hot and muggy too, which is difficult for those with lung disease.The verdict was definitely not good but I'll live with it (cos I have no choice). The hospital was very quiet and I saw few other patients - must have been some more somewhere! Had a good visit with my doc, who is very capable and has superb communication skills. He manages to hear the things I'm not saying and he calls me on that. So he got a complete description of the effort I put in to be acceptably cheerful when in reality I feel isolated, bored, ignored and somewhat depressed. To my delight I woke feeling lively and energetic. Who knew that seeing a few different people could bring such cheer?
 

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Yesterday I travelled to the city for an appointment for a pulmonary function test and a check-in with my pulmo doc. It makes for a tiring day - on the highway at 7 am. It was really hot and muggy too, which is difficult for those with lung disease.The verdict was definitely not good but I'll live with it (cos I have no choice). The hospital was very quiet and I saw few other patients - must have been some more somewhere! Had a good visit with my doc, who is very capable and has superb communication skills. He manages to hear the things I'm not saying and he calls me on that. So he got a complete description of the effort I put in to be acceptably cheerful when in reality I feel isolated, bored, ignored and somewhat depressed. To my delight I woke feeling lively and energetic. Who knew that seeing a few different people could bring such cheer?
Some of the appointments are likely phone/online. It's something I would like to continue, although I did miss speaking with my social worker. Even if needing to wait for multiple times to speak with everyone, it's nice at home than in clinic as I can do more while waiting vs. being in a hallway at the hospital.
 

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Some of the appointments are likely phone/online. It's something I would like to continue, although I did miss speaking with my social worker. Even if needing to wait for multiple times to speak with everyone, it's nice at home than in clinic as I can do more while waiting vs. being in a hallway at the hospital.
Phone/online appointments don't work if you need a trained technician to run tests on your body. Once at the hospital it makes sense to see the specialist doctor too.
 
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Hydroxycloroqine. ;)

No, suspected cocaine.
I was actually wondering if it was some kind of opiate, like heroin, or illegally produced or stolen fentanyl, that missed getting onto the street. If it was cocaine - different type of drug, but that was still a good interception.
 

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Spoke to a former colleague who has moved on to work at a different health institution. When they closed the department she was moved to service the front door, giving instructions to everyone who comes in.
One time, a person who didn’t want to put on a mask turned around and left with the words he will be back with a gun! Our site has several security guards at the entrance, but there it was just her. ( hopefully they changed that after that incidence). I would think that this would count as a thread and be a criminal offence?
 

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I like the phone appointments for many things. I have some questions for my GP that won't require an in person visit. I would though like to see the doctor at the clinic in person every so often. I had a CT a few weeks ago. Something was mentioned that was not likely a concern. Still, it might be worth some physical contact/exam, if only for my peace of mind.
 

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Phone/online appointments don't work if you need a trained technician to run tests on your body. Once at the hospital it makes sense to see the specialist doctor too.
Oh, I agree. I've done both types due to this. For some people though, if their PFTs are up to date that's where those 'hidden' patients might be - at home doing their appointment that way!
 

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But on the other hand, I rejected an offer of a Zoom-type call involving pre-sent photos of "the" problem to my 'latest' dermatologist. There's more than one different thing going on here, I have a whole bunch of prescriptions, the side effects of one include cancer and the instructions for which advise me to "wash hands after application".

Although I have no faith in dermatologists anyway, you can't diagnose several things, suggest changes to meds/strategies, etc., except in person.

If I can project a few years down the road, I'm going to predict "death by a MRSA flesh eating disease", because no matter how hard I try, I always have a bunch of breaks in my skin barrier.
 

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I perfectly agree. I don't like tall neck bottles, and I don't like drinking out of aluminium, either.
 
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And now there's a shortage of carbon dioxide :LOL:
Weird article - starts with what alcoholic beverages can't be found, rather than pop. I feel like there's way too much alcohol drinking in Alberta if the writer starts an article that way. Anybody looked into that problem (everywhere) during covid?

That said, I've been in the liquor store and noticed no can shortages. There are tons of different hard seltzers (which I don't like). I did notice a shortage of mini cans of pop in the grocery store. I like the mini club sodas. I don't have them a lot, I mix them with juice. Bottles go flat too fast.

Doesn't fermentation - beer and cider - self-carbonate beverages?
 
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So he got a complete description of the effort I put in to be acceptably cheerful when in reality I feel isolated, bored, ignored and somewhat depressed. To my delight I woke feeling lively and energetic. Who knew that seeing a few different people could bring such cheer?
I hear you Kay........

I have a fort-nightly appointment with my therapist. Since March it was first by telephone, then Skype.
Both have their limitations (how do you manage eye contact with Skype?)

Last month she managed to have one appointment with her in person at her practice.
I walked into her room, looked at her and burst into tears.
"What's been happening?" she asked, frowning.
"Oh, it's not that, I'm just pleased to see you", I replied.

I felt a bit embarrassed -but it did make me reflect on how important meeting in real life is to me.
 
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