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珠海夜网Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts

珠海桑拿网Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say.

These vulnerable residents have a tendency to wander as well as a need for social connection and physical touch, leading them to enter other patients’ rooms or common areas where they could contract or transmit the virus, say doctors and advocates.

“It’s a significant problem in the time of COVID-19 and long-term care,” said Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge, a national seniors advocacy group.

Read more: Canada’s cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 700K

珠海桑拿论坛“It’s also quite inhumane to be locking people up in their rooms. Older people with dementia in long-term care are not prisoners,” she added. “The good news is there are some things we can do to help support infection prevention and control while at the same time not isolating seniors exclusively in their rooms.”
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The novel coronavirus has taken a lethal toll on Canadians living in long-term care homes. More than 3,000 of Ontario’s over 5,000 deaths have been in these facilities, as have more than 600 of British Columbia’s roughly 1,000 fatalities. Overall in Canada, residents of these homes account for 10 per cent of total cases and 72 per cent of deaths.

A woman whose grandmother died of COVID-19 in a Vancouver care home has raised the alarm about residents wandering during outbreaks. Parbs Bains said she was on a Zoom call with her sick grandmother when another resident entered the room and began hugging her and kissing her on the forehead, remaining for several minutes before a nurse arrived to usher her out.

The care home, Little Mountain Place, is the site of B.C.’s deadliest outbreak in such a facility, with 41 dead. But in all long-term care homes with outbreaks in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, keeping residents with cognitive impairments isolated has been a challenge, said chief medical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly.
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The health authority advises staff to monitor residents who wander but not to lock them in rooms or restrain them, Daly said.
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Tamblyn Watts said 80 per cent of residents of long-term care homes in the country have some form of cognitive impairment such as dementia. Keeping them in one room without social engagement, exercise or daily routines has a negative effect, she said.

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She said more staff, not necessarily with medical training but with dementia training, are needed to compassionately intervene when they see a resident wandering and redirect them to a safe area. Ideally, there would be a separate room where residents could walk to other than their own, Tamblyn Watts added.

“It does, however, mean that you need to have people on deck to be able to help with that,” she said.

Quebec announced last year it would hire 10,000 patient attendants to work in care homes and train them over last summer. B.C. and Ontario have also created new jobs in care homes for people without prior experience, but much more hiring needs to be done, Tamblyn Watts said.

She also said more infection control, cleaning, testing and now vaccines are needed, in order to prevent COVID-19 from getting inside care homes to begin with.

Dr. Roger Wong, clinical professor and vice dean in the University of British Columbia faculty of medicine, said people with dementia need a lot of hands-on care.

珠海桑拿网Driver arrested after semi-truck crashes, hits overpass at Ironworkers Memorial Bridge

珠海桑拿网A semi-truck flipped over and struck an overpass at the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge Friday morning, causing a traffic nightmare for commuters.

The truck crashed under the Dollarton overpass above Highway 1 in North Vancouver around 4 a.m.

The driver, a 47-year-old man from Surrey, was not seriously hurt but has now been arrested for driving while impaired and driving while prohibited.
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Due to concerns about the structural integrity of the overpass, the Westbound lanes of Hwy 1 were temporarily closed to traffic, which caused significant traffic delays for morning commuters, North Vancouver RCMP said.
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Engineers were able to assess the overpass and it was deemed to be structurally safe.

However, when the crash was cleared, a fuel spill left the roadway slick and dangerous, RCMP said.

A significant amount of sand was required to soak up the spill, causing further delays.

The highway opened around 9:45 a.m.

珠海桑拿网Capitol Hill insurrection ‘dark chapter’ in U.S. history, says former Canadian ambassador

珠海桑拿网Manitobans, including the former Canadian ambassador to the United States, reacted with near-universal shock and disgust as violent pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.

“This is a very dark chapter of their democracy,” said Gary Doer, former Canadian ambassador to the United States and former Manitoba premier.

“Today is basically charging up the emotion that the election was stolen and firing up the Trump folks that ended up being rioters,” said Doer.

“I think was a horrible example of leadership.”

Officials said the Capitol building has been secured after protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump violently stormed the House Chamber to prevent president-elect Joe Biden’s certification, leaving one woman dead.

珠海夜网The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., said the woman, who was shot inside the Capitol during the protest, died at a nearby hospital. No other details were provided.
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Doer said the Canadian Embassy is about a 10-minute walk to Capitol Hill, a walk he made numerous times as Canadian ambassador, with “tremendous security.”

“I think there’ll be a lot of postmortems on on what happened and why it happened.”

Doer said he hopes the certification will continue, and urged lawmakers to “proceed this evening.”

House speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN that leaders of Congress will resume the joint session Wednesday night to certify Biden as president when the Capitol building is “cleared for use.”

Read more: Small pro-Trump rallies break out in Canada amid chaos at U.S. Capitol

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he was thinking about those whose lives were in danger.
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Respect for the democratic process and the peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of democracy – as Canadians, we deeply value that. Our thoughts are with those who work in the US Capitol for their safety and for a quick de-escalation of the disturbing situation unfolding.

— Brian Pallister (@BrianPallister) January 6, 2021

“Respect for the democratic process and the peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of democracy — as Canadians, we deeply value that,” he wrote on social media.

“Our thoughts are with those who work in the U.S. Capitol for their safety and for a quick de-escalation of the disturbing situation unfolding.”

American Trisha Kamani lives in Winnipeg and worked with vice-president-elect Kamala Harris when Harris worked as a district attorney in San Francisco.

Kamani said she’s been emotional all day, watching the events from afar.

“This has been a very difficult afternoon,” she told 680 CJOB.
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“Peaceful protest has always been an important mechanism of our democracy. But what we’re witnessing this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol is absolutely reprehensible.”

She was shocked that there wasn’t more of a police presence in the first place, said Kamani, noting larger presences at other protests.

“Absolutely there should have been a stronger police presence. I’ve been in that building many, many times. It is not easy to get in there,” said Kamani.

“It makes me really wonder how they were even even able to get into the speaker (Nancy Pelosi)’s office, personal chambers and sit in her chair, leave her notes and incite such violence all around.”

珠海桑拿网Canada adds 7,220 new cases, 159 deaths as vaccine rollout conti

Canada added 7,220 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 618,164.
Health authorities also reported 159 more people have died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 16,233.
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The number of hospitalizations also grew by 193 to 4,361 on Tuesday.
However, since the pandemic began, 523,564 people have recovered after contracting the respiratory illness, and 18,973,438 tests for the virus have been administered.

Read more: What the COVID-19 variant from South Africa means for pandemic, vaccines

The new cases and fatalities come as health officials across the country race to get needles into the arms of the most vulnerable as the virus continues to spread.
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However, speaking at a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “frustrated” to hear that some COVID-19 vaccines are sitting “in freezers” and are not being administered immediately.

“That’s why we’re going to continue working closely with the provinces, both to deliver vaccines to the provinces and to support them as they need it in terms of getting more vaccines out to vulnerable populations and front line workers as quickly as possible,” Trudeau said.
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The prime minister said over the past few weeks provinces have been able to ramp up vaccinations, adding that now that 2021 has arrived, vaccine delivery will “really accelerate.”

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珠海桑拿网Meanwhile, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said on Tuesday that she has asked the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) to investigate whether it would be warranted to delay the second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to get first doses to more people faster.
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“This is a topic of, of course, active discussion,” Tam said.

So far, Canada has approved two vaccines, one made by Pfizer-BioNTech, the other by Moderna.

Both require two doses to be administered weeks apart.

The federal government has faced criticism over its vaccine rollout, as the country falls behind countries including the United States and the United Kingdom in terms of distribution.
Thousands of new cases in the provinces

珠海桑拿论坛Concerns over vaccine distribution come as Canada continues to struggle to contain the second wave of the pandemic, and as experts warn the number of new infections could rise dramatically in the weeks following the holidays.

In Ontario, 3,128 new cases and 51 additional deaths were reported. To date, the province has seen 197,360 infections of the virus and 4,730 fatalities.

Meanwhile, in Quebec, 2,508 new infections bring the total case load to 215358, while 62 more fatalities bring the province’s death toll to 8,441.

Saskatchewan reported 153 new cases an health officials confirmed five more people have died.

Read more: Trudeau: ‘no one’ should vacation right now, quarantined travellers won’t access sickness benefit
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A total of 16,520 people have contracted the virus in Saskatchewan, and 165 have now died after falling ill.

In Atlantic Canada, 32 new cases were detected.

Health officials in New Brunswick reported 27 new cases, marking the highest daily increase since the pandemic began.

珠海桑拿夜网The new cases bring the total number of infections in the province to 662.

In Nova Scotia, meanwhile, three new cases push the province’s case load to 1,508.

U.K. jumps ahead in global vaccine race珠海夜网rolls out 1st AstraZeneca shots

珠海桑拿网Britain on Monday took another giant step in the fight against COVID-19, ramping up its immunization program by giving the first shots in the world from the vaccine created by Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, was the first to get the new vaccine shot, administered by the chief nurse at Oxford University Hospital. Pinker said he was so pleased and that he can “now really look forward to celebrating my 48th wedding anniversary with my wife Shirley later this year.”

Since Dec. 8, Britain’s National Health Service has been using a vaccine made by Pfizer and the German firm BioNTech to inoculate health care workers and nursing home residents and staff. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine boosts that arsenal and is cheaper and easier to use since it does not require the super-cold storage needed by the Pfizer vaccine.
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珠海桑拿论坛The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was being administered at a small number of U.K. hospitals for the first few days so authorities can watch out for any adverse reactions. But hundreds of new vaccination sites — at both hospitals as well as local doctors’ offices — will launch this week, joining the more than 700 already in operation, NHS England said.

In a shift from practices in the U.S. and elsewhere, Britain now plans to give people second doses of both vaccines within 12 weeks of the first shot rather than within 21 days, to accelerate immunizations across as many people as quickly as possible.

The government’s deputy chief medical officer, Jonathan Van-Tam, said Sunday that decision is “the right thing to do for the nation as a whole.”

The U.K. is in the midst of an acute outbreak, recording more than 50,000 new coronavirus infections a day over the past six days. On Sunday, it notched up another 54,990 cases and 454 more virus-related deaths to take its confirmed pandemic death toll total to 75,024, one of the worst in Europe.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely in the coming weeks as the country reels from a coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates to their highest recorded levels.
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Johnson, though, insisted he has “no doubt” that schools are safe and urged parents to send their children back into the classroom Monday in areas of England where schools plan to reopen. Unions representing teachers have called for schools to turn to remote learning for at least a couple of weeks more due to the variant, which officials have said is up to 70% more contagious.

“We are entirely reconciled to do what it takes to get the virus under control, that may involve tougher measures in the weeks ahead,” Johnson told the BBC.

Johnson conceded that school closures, curfews and the total banning of household mixing could be on the agenda for areas under the most stress.
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London and southeast England are facing extremely high levels of new infections and there’s speculation that restrictions there will have to be tightened. Some areas in the region have more than 1,000 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

In dueling New Year’s Eve messages珠海夜网, Trump touts record as Biden looks forward

U.S. President Donald Trump in a New Year’s Eve message reflected on his accomplishments in office, calling them “historic victories,” while his successor, President-elect Joe Biden, struck an upbeat tone in looking ahead to 2021.

After weeks of vowing to win his fight to remain in office, Republican Trump said in a video posted on Twitter: “We have to be remembered for what’s been done.”

Trump, who has yet to formally concede his November election defeat to his Democratic rival, returned to Washington early from his Florida resort amid a fight with Congress over a defense bill and coronavirus aid checks.

Speaking from Rehobeth Beach, Delaware, Biden paid tribute to healthcare workers and encouraged people to get vaccinated in a brief appearance with his wife, Jill Biden, on the long-running ABC special “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.”

“I’m absolutely, positively confident – confident – we’re going to come back and we’re going to come back even stronger than before,” said Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20.珠海上门桑拿论坛

He repeated his call for vaccines to be distributed more quickly.

Trump, who had COVID-19 in October, frequently played down the severity of the pandemic and oversaw a response many health experts have criticized as disorganized, cavalier and sometimes ignored the science behind virus transmission.

But in his remarks he noted that the United States has produced a COVID-19 vaccine in record time and he had correctly predicted it would come before the year ended.

The United States has been one of the countries worst-hit by COVID-19 and leads the world in fatalities, with more than 340,000 deaths officially attributed to the virus.

From world tours to Uber Eats: Winnipeg guitarist rides out pandemic as delivery driver

Fans of long-running Winnipeg hardcore band Comeback Kid might get a surprise next they order out for food.

Jeremy Hiebert, the band’s guitarist, told 680 CJOB the lack of opportunities for artists to perform and tour due to the pandemic means he’s had to take a job as a delivery driver to pay the bills.

“I’ve had a few moments where I’m pretty sure I’ve delivered to a fan, and it’s just… ‘yup, this is what I’m doing now’. It hurts the pride a little, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

Hiebert, who also occasionally delivers beer for local brewery Sookram’s, said this wasn’t quite the way he expected 2020 to play out.

At this time last year, Comeback Kid was wrapping up a New Year’s gig in Sydney, Australia, with plans to hit southeast Asia, Europe, the U.S., and finally a cross-Canada tour before 2020 wrapped up.

Of course, COVID-19 had other plans.

Hiebert, who also played in pioneering local hardcore outfit Figure Four, said music has been his primary income for the past 17 years as an artist.

“It’s weird… I’ll be 45 this coming year, and this is not at all where I thought I would be.”

Despite the wrench in the touring and recording plans, Hiebert said he’s happy to be at home in Canada, where access to CERB benefits has been a big help to his band and others like them.

“The CERB money definitely was a huge help — just to contrast us from my American friends, that was massive,” he said.

“I still have friends who are hurting in the States, really wondering how they’re gonna be making ends meet.”

Although there’s no definitive date for pandemic restrictions to change here in Manitoba, Hiebert said Comeback Kid is planning a return to the studio — hopefully sooner rather than later.

“That’s going to be a bit of a sigh of relief — even though we’re not playing shows, we feel like this isn’t done.”

Trump fights for a job that he’s not doing as coronavirus rages

When the history of the pandemic is written, one of the great mysteries will be what President Donald 珠海桑拿Trump was doing in the waning days of his presidency as the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US soared past 3,000 each day, the virus spread unchecked and Congress dithered over the details of an emergency relief package that could be the difference between people being able to eat and being forced to sleep on the streets this holiday season.

Trump ran for president pretending he was the consummate dealmaker, the chief executive who could make things happen with a snap of his fingers. He will go down in history as a president who worsened the grief and tragedy of the most consequential pandemic in 100 years by being contemptuous of masks and the safety precautions designed by his own administration — a man incapable of empathy, who chose to remain cocooned in his White House bubble at a time when leadership would have mattered.
For weeks now, Trump has spent most of his time plotting how to nullify the results of President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory as he has fleeced his supporters to pay for a string of ill-conceived lawsuits that were tossed out of court by some of his own judicial appointees. When those efforts failed, he began looking ahead to January 6 when a joint session of Congress meets to formally count the Electoral College results — seeing another opportunity to try and thwart the democratic process.
Trump remains silent as massive cyber hack poses ‘grave risk’ to government
In his comfort zone of the Twittersphere — where he’s put out countless false tweets claiming the election was “swindled” — Trump has been silent about the disturbing hacking campaign, suspected to be tied to Russia, that has endangered US national security. Despite being briefed on the massive data breach by top intelligence officials Thursday, he hasn’t said anything about risks to the federal government or how he planned to address it.
Sen. Mitt Romney, who has been a critic of the President, called the hacking “the modern equivalent of almost Russian bombers reportedly flying undetected over the entire country,” speaking to SiriusXM on Thursday. “And in this setting, not to have the White House aggressively speaking out and protesting and taking punitive action is really, really quite extraordinary.”
Biden, without mentioning Trump or his administration, tried to draw the contrast. “Our adversaries should know that, as President, I will not stand idly by in the face of cyber assaults on our nation,” he said in a statement Thursday.
Trump issued a sunny tweet glossing over that troubling news Thursday: “All-time Stock Market high. The Vaccine and the Vaccine rollout are getting the best of reviews. Moving along really well. Get those ‘shots’ everyone!” the President tweeted, ignoring the fact that scarce vaccine doses are only being allotted to front-line health workers, residents at long-term care facilities and some government officials. “Also, stimulus talks looking very good,” he added.

珠海桑拿网Condolences pour in following death of Canadian Senator Elaine McC

珠海桑拿网Born in Brandon, Man., McCoy passed away in Ottawa on Tuesday. She was 74.

McCoy attended the University of Alberta before pursuing a career in law. She was later elected MLA for Calgary-West from 1986 to 1993, during which time she served as minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Women’s Issues, Labour and Human Rights.

Read more: ‘A truly great Albertan’: Kenney offers condolences after Jeanne Lougheed dies

She styled herself a Progressive Conservative even though that party in 2003 merged with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern Conservative Party of Canada.

She wore the title as symbol of what she called her fiscal conservatism and more progressive social values.
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McCoy was appointed to the Senate of Canada by former prime minister Paul Martin on March 24, 2005. She was a founding member and first leader of the Independent Senators Group and later joined the Canadian Senators Group from its inception in 2019.

The ISG is now the largest caucus within the Senate.

珠海桑拿论坛“A respected member of the parliamentary community, Senator McCoy will be greatly missed by her colleagues in the Senate,” Senate Speaker George J. Furey said in a statement Tuesday.

“She will always be remembered as a proud Albertan, an ardent defender of fairness, and a tireless champion for the people she represented.”
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Premier Jason Kenney also shared a statement of condolence upon learning of her death.

“I particularly appreciated working with her as she took a leadership role in fighting recent legislation that undermined Alberta’s resource industries. Elaine was a persuasive and unapologetic advocate of Alberta workers, and the province’s role as a responsible energy producer,” Kenney said.

“In recent years, Senator McCoy faced significant health challenges, none of which stopped her from working hard to represent Albertans in the Parliament of Canada. For that, and for a lifetime of public service, I am deeply grateful.”

With files from The Canadian Press.