We're currently dealing with a triple threat
Cases of respiratory infections are on the rise across Canada as the country faces what health officials are calling the "triple-threat" of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the latest respiratory virus monitoring report showed that the test positivity-rate for when it came to detecting influenza A was 6.44 per cent for the week of Oct. 29, compared to 2.66 per cent in the previous week. The test positivity rate for RSV was 7.0 per cent across Canada, up from 4.74 per cent in the previous week.
The uptick in infections has also led to hospital capacity becoming strained, especially at pediatric hospitals. In Ontario, hospitals are even being asked to admit teenage patients to adult intensive care units.
My wife and kids have a bad case of the flu, high fevers, vomiting, non stop coughing. My kids are doing worse than when they had Covid :/ They both haven't gone to school all week (and have no clue about the switch to online learning since the teachers started striking today, schools are now closed. Silver lining, can't spread more diseases while closed)
Our local hospital is overloaded not accepting patients anymore, can't find any children's Advil / Tylenol / Cough medicine anywhere
Meanwhile, pharmacies across Canada are also dealing with a shortage of cough syrup and cold medicine, particularly medication for children.
Rest of the article has conflicting information again as usual. Now hand washing is a good idea again (is always a good idea but it also prevents respiratory transmission erm). Thinking about masks again while those cloth masks are at most 10% effective, and most of that is from stopping the wearer spreading the disease. I still wear a mask to the supermarket, yet more to reduce the latent 'stigmas' against wearing masks. Masks only help (a bit) when most people use them.
Now this: "I'm very much of a proponent of wearing a mask for several days after you reintegrate your usual daily activities," he said. "I think that's probably a good idea because there may be some residual transmission."
I was told that you only spread Covid at the early stages, you are most infective before you show symptoms. So that's not true and you can still infect people days after getting better? Or is that flu specific. Covid quarantine (after a positive test) was down to 5 days.
Stay home and self-isolate until all of the following apply: your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if you had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) you do not have a fever. you have not developed additional symptoms.
People with moderate or severe COVID-19 should isolate through at least day 10. Those with severe COVID-19 may remain infectious beyond 10 days and may need to extend isolation for up to 20 days.
So isolate between 1 and 20 days :)