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Covid-19 Update for September 25: 153 new cases, 118 recoveries, 0 deaths

2020.09.25 23:56 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 25: 153 new cases, 118 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability, as will the next public data update, is next Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +153 17,343
Active cases 1,497 (+35)
Cases with "Unknown source" 264 (28.1%) in last 7 days (Change: -9 (-2.4%))
Tests +14,222 (~1.08% positive) 1,269,261
People tested +9,497 968,031 (~224,237/million)
Hospitalizations 56 (-2) 809 (+4)
ICU 14 (+0/-1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 151 (+2)
Deaths +0 260
Recoveries +118 15,585
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 518 (+23) +3,950 388,753 +61 8,637 +0 124
Central 16 (-3) +767 81,685 +1 662 +0 7
Edmonton 786 (+13) +3,352 321,828 +81 4,808 +0 70
North 129 (-1) +820 93,888 +5 1,375 +0 35
South 41 (+1) +496 64,908 +3 1,820 +0 25
Unknown 7 (+2) +112 16,969 +2 41 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7254 (+52) 452 (+16) 6691 (+36) 111 (+0)
Edmonton 4263 (+74) 694 (+11) 3502 (+63) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 3 (+0) 549 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 394 (+0) 14 (-1) 367 (+1) 13 (+0)
Fort McMurray 245 (+2) 48 (+0) 196 (+2) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 170 (+1) 1 (+0) 167 (+1) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 108 (+1) 6 (-1) 102 (+2) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (+0) 98 (+0) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 5 (+0) 90 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 9 (+0) 71 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 66 (+1) 4 (+0) 62 (+1) 0
Warner county 63 (+0) 1 (+0) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2731 (+22) 252 (+10) 2439 (+12) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (-2)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 11 (+2)
Rocky View County 11
County of Forty Mile No. 8 12 (+1)
Foothills County 13 (+0)
Sturgeon County 15 (+0)
Sherwood Park 16 (+1)
Smoky Lake County 22 (+0)
St Albert 28 (+1)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton (Rose above 2-4 cases today)
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Clarence Sansom School, Calgary (added today)
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Glenmeadows School, Calgary (added today)
  • St. Benedict School, Calgary
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton
  • Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton
  • Bishop Savaryn, Edmonton
  • Louis St. Laurent, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Elsie Yanik Catholic School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 29 (-2) 6 (-1)
Edmonton 20 (-1) 5 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 3 (+1) 3 (+1)
North 4 (+0) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 106 (+2)
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2020.09.25 23:40 pvoberstein Masterpost of hidden Khan Academy "Partner content" resources

Since Khan Academy has buried the links to these sections, I've gone ahead and created a new directory, based on an archived version of the Partner content tab. If it looks like I overlooked anything, or made any errors, please let me know so that I can revise.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
82nd & Fifth: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Extravagant Inventions: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Making, finding, and conserving: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
#MetKids: Made for, with, and by kids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tate
Get started and The Big Question: Tate
Conflict and Contradiction in Art: Tate
Women in Art and Art History: Tate
Global Modernisms: Tate
Meet 500 years of British art: Tate
Meet the artist: JMW Turner: Tate
Archives, Memory, and Conservation: Tate
Performance and Participation: Tate
The Art of Inspiration: Tate
The Museum of Modern Art
Printmaking: The Museum of Modern Art
1913 Centennial Celebration: The Museum of Modern Art
Behind the scenes at MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art
Abstract Expressionism: The Museum of Modern Art
Art terms in action: The Museum of Modern Art
Artist interviews: The Museum of Modern Art
Performance Art: The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA Learning: The Museum of Modern Art
Modern Art & Ideas: The Museum of Modern Art
Seeing Through Photographs: The Museum of Modern Art
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Antiquities: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Manuscripts: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Art conservation: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Paintings: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Decorative arts: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Sculpture: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Photographs: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Drawings: The J. Paul Getty Museum
For kids: The J. Paul Getty Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Welcome to the world of biodiversity!: California Academy of Sciences
Why is biodiversity important?: California Academy of Sciences
Where is biodiversity found?: California Academy of Sciences
How is biodiversity studied?: California Academy of Sciences
Why is biodiversity threatened?: California Academy of Sciences
How can biodiversity be protected?: California Academy of Sciences
Where does biodiversity come from?: California Academy of Sciences
What are the different levels of biodiversity?: California Academy of Sciences
Exploring ecosystems: California Academy of Sciences
Exploratorium
Sound: Exploratorium
Light and color: Exploratorium
Chemistry: Exploratorium
Electromagnetism: Exploratorium
American Museum of Natural History
Dinosaurs: American Museum of Natural History
The Universe: American Museum of Natural History
Human Evolution: American Museum of Natural History
Earthquakes and Volcanoes: American Museum of Natural History
Asian Art Museum
Overview: Asian Art Museum
South Asia: Asian Art Museum
Southeast Asia: Asian Art Museum
The Himalayas and the Tibetan Buddhist World: Asian Art Museum
China: Asian Art Museum
Korea: Asian Art Museum
Japan: Asian Art Museum
Hinduism: Asian Art Museum
Buddhism: Asian Art Museum
Art conservation: Asian Art Museum
The British Museum
Africa: The British Museum
The Americas: The British Museum
Asia: The British Museum
Europe: The British Museum
The Middle East: The British Museum
Oceania: The British Museum
Contemporary Sculptors at the British Museum: The British Museum
All-Star Orchestra
Music basics: All-Star Orchestra
Band instrument lessons: All-Star Orchestra
Masterpieces old and new: All-Star Orchestra
Instruments of the orchestra: All-Star Orchestra
Stanford School of Medicine
Tuberculosis: Stanford School of Medicine
Influenza: Stanford School of Medicine
Growth and Metabolism: Stanford School of Medicine
Asthma: Stanford School of Medicine
Breastfeeding: Stanford School of Medicine
Wireless Philosophy
Critical thinking: Wireless Philosophy
Metaphysics and epistemology: Wireless Philosophy
Value theory: Wireless Philosophy
History of philosophy: Wireless Philosophy
MIT+K12
Chemistry and biology: MIT+K12
Engineering and electronics: MIT+K12
Physics: MIT+K12
Earth and space: MIT+K12
Math: MIT+K12
Materials: MIT+K12
Measurement: MIT+K12
LeBron asks
LeBron asks: LeBron asks
The Brookings Institution
Introduction to health care in the U.S.: The Brookings Institution
Pixar in a Box
Orientation: Pixar in a Box
The art of storytelling: Pixar in a Box
The art of lighting: Pixar in a Box
Simulation: Pixar in a Box
Color science: Pixar in a Box
Virtual cameras: Pixar in a Box
Effects: Pixar in a Box
Patterns: Pixar in a Box
Rigging: Pixar in a Box
Animation: Pixar in a Box
Environment modeling: Pixar in a Box
Character modeling: Pixar in a Box
Crowds: Pixar in a Box
Sets & staging: Pixar in a Box
Rendering: Pixar in a Box
The Aspen Institute
The founding documents of the United States of America: The Aspen Institute
The founding fathers of the United States of America: The Aspen Institute
The founding mothers of the United States of America: The Aspen Institute
Civil liberties, privacy, and the Constitution: The Aspen Institute
The American Diplomatic Toolbox: The Aspen Institute
NASA
Welcome to NASA Mission Control: NASA
Measuring the Universe: NASA
Exploring the Universe: NASA
NOVA Labs
Evolution: NOVA Labs
Cybersecurity: NOVA Labs
RNA: the wonder molecule: NOVA Labs
The Sun and solar storms: NOVA Labs
Energy: NOVA Labs
Clouds: NOVA Labs
Big History Project
1. What Is Big History?: Big History Project
2. The Big Bang: Big History Project
3. Stars & Elements: Big History Project
4. Our Solar System & Earth: Big History Project
5. Life: Big History Project
6. Early Humans: Big History Project
7. Agriculture & Civilization: Big History Project
8. Expansion & Interconnection: Big History Project
9. Acceleration: Big History Project
10. The Future: Big History Project
Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
Introduction to blended learning: Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
Teaching in a blended learning environment -- rethinking the role of the teacher: Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
Redesigning a school toward blended learning: Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
Making aligned hardware, software, and space decisions in a blended learning environment: Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
Dartmouth College
Learn Algorithms with Dartmouth College: Dartmouth College
Code.org
How Computers Work: Code.org
How the Internet Works: Code.org
Breakthrough Junior Challenge
2015 Challenge: Breakthrough Junior Challenge
2018 Challenge: Breakthrough Junior Challenge
49ers STEAM education
49ers ask: 49ers STEAM education
Science behind the game: 49ers STEAM education
Technological advancements: 49ers STEAM education
Gridiron engineering: 49ers STEAM education
Art in football: 49ers STEAM education
Geometry & statistics in football: 49ers STEAM education
Related Khan Academy videos: 49ers STEAM education
23andMe
Human prehistory: 23andMe
The National Constitution Center
The US Constitution: The National Constitution Center
Growth mindset
Growth mindset content overview: Growth mindset
Elementary and middle school activities: Growth mindset
High school activities: Growth mindset
Finish Strong Challenge (Spring '19)
Limited time in-school programs: Finish Strong Challenge (Spring '19)
Finish Strong Challenge: Get started tutorials: Finish Strong Challenge (Spring '19)
Mini Challenge!: Finish Strong Challenge (Spring '19)
Camp Khan [May - August 2019]
Limited summer student programs
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2020.09.25 00:27 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 24: 158 new cases, 215 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is next Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +158 17,190
Active cases 1,462 (-58)
Cases with "Unknown source" 273 (30.5%) in last 7 days (Change: -15 (-1.6%))
Tests +12,776 (~1.24% positive) 1,255,039
People tested +8,333 958,534 (~222,037/million)
Hospitalizations 58 (-1) 805 (+8)
ICU 14 (+1) 149 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 80+) 261
Recoveries +215 15,467
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 494 (+14) +3,020 384,803 +63 8,513 +1 124
Central 19 (-1) +881 80,918 +2 659 +0 7
Edmonton 773 (-48) +2,737 318,476 +78 4,649 +0 70
North 130 (-25) +1,158 93,068 +11 1,359 +0 35
South 40 (+2) +408 64,412 +4 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 5 (+0) +129 16,857 +0 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7202 (+56) 436 (+11) 6655 (+44) 111 (+1)
Edmonton 4189 (+71) 683 (-46) 3439 (+117) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 3 (+1) 549 (-1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 394 (+2) 15 (-8) 366 (+10) 13 (+0)
Fort McMurray 243 (+9) 48 (+3) 194 (+6) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 1 (-1) 166 (+1) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+0) 7 (-1) 100 (+1) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (+0) 98 (+0) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 97 (-1) 5 (-1) 90 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 9 (-1) 71 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 63 (+1) 1 (First since Sept 22) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2709 (+20) 242 (-16) 2427 (+36) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11 (+1)
Okotoks 12 (+3)
Foothills County 13 (-1)
Sherwood Park 15 (-1)
Sturgeon County 15 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 22 (-2)
St Albert 27 (-3)
County of Northern Lights (6 active) and County of Grande Prairie No. 1 (9) were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • St. Benedict School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton
  • Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Bishop Savaryn, Edmonton (added today)
  • Louis St. Laurent, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Sister Mary Phillps Elementary School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
County of Northern Lights, Edmonton Duggan, and Edmonton Rutherford were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 31 (-1) 7 (+1)
Edmonton 21 (+0) 5 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+0) 2 (+0)
North 4 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Opioid Report
  • Many Albertans who use opioids face challenges and the pandemic has had dire impacts on their lives
  • In the first 6 months of 2020, 449 died from apparent unintentional opioid poisoning (301 between April and June)
  • Deaths rose during first few months of pandemic. Challenges were faced in accessing supports/service while increasing stress/anxiety/isolation occurred
  • 3,000+ emergency/urgent care visits related to opioid use between April and June
  • Other jurisdictions have seen similar trends
  • Covid protocol has been adjusted to ensure individuals who use drugs can access critical services (harm reduction to treatment to recovery)
  • Will continue to work to reduce the impact of Covid prevention measures on accessing services
  • Stresses that help is available and, if you use drugs, don't use them alone
  • "Ripple effects" of Covid is large and we need to balance Covid-19 and the impacts of the restrictions
Schools
  • 13 schools with alerts have had no transmission since
  • Active alerts/outbreaks (1+ cases) in 97 schools with 163 active cases in total (4% of schools)
  • 32 school outbreaks (2+ cases), 7 with likely transmission, 4 with 5+ cases
  • In school aged cases, weekly # of 5-19 year olds are most strongly trending with overall cases, with peak cases in age group matching peak cases in Alberta
  • Since school started, there has been a week-over-week decrease in cases for this age group despite increases in testing for this group
  • This isn't to minimize school safety, but to highlight importance of community transmission
Foothills
  • Death today was in Foothills
  • Foothills outbreak is concerning and AHS is moving quickly
  • 29 cases (17 patients), 3 deaths in total to date
  • AHS is testing and isolating with "significant precautions"
  • Multiple staff swabbing sites have been installed to increase staff testing on outbreak units. Staff on units are screened twice daily
  • Natural to ask if hospitals are at risk. AHS has moved quickly to protect
  • Stresses that policy is only part of the equation: we all must do our part
  • If you are sick, do not visit/enter a care facility and follow the public health measures "to the letter" while there
  • Recognizes the inconvenience and financial difficulty. Continues to advocate that employers support their employees whenever possible so they can stay home when sick...also recognizes that this can be difficult on employers
Thanksgiving
  • While we want to meet during Thanksgiving, we want to keep it safe
  • Keep it to a maximum 15 people outside your household
  • Have one person plate everyone's meals (or even pre-portion the meal)
Q&A - Second Wave
  • Do you agree with Trudeau's statement that we are in the second wave?: A "wave" implies we have no control over the transmission. Some provinces have determined what they call a wave. Doesn't think that's where Alberta is...case growth is growing but have been relatively stable. Waves are one possible future, as are "small ripples". Albertan's actions are going to decide which we see
  • Are targeted lockdowns being planned in the event of second wave?: It is an option (refers to "enhanced" category online)
Q&A - Covid Cases
  • Should we expect testing numbers to change with no more asymptomatic testing?: It hasn't impacted volume of testing to date. Seems too early to say
  • Why no new model?: Models do not predict future and, while a new model is in development, the overall question of "what we will see" in the fall is already publicly known
  • Is the outbreak in Hope Mission Shelter going to require an increase in distance between mats?: Yes, as per guidelines. Hasn't asked local colleague to ensure has occurred yet
  • Source for Foothills outbreak?: No further information
Q&A - Other
  • Officials in US/Canada are increasingly being personally targeted. Why is this happening? Are you?: Pandemic has caused suffering and health professionals become easy outlet for suffering. While receiving a lot of correspondence from Albertans (including personal and professional criticisms), hasn't received "hate mail or threats"
  • Do you think the harassment is tied to being a woman?: Difficult question to answer as she can only go with her own experience. May be interesting to discuss with male counterparts. Regardless, questions and criticism should be presented respectfully
  • You previously recommended supervised consumption sites for opioids. Are you still pressing for it?: Important to separate different bodies of work. Thinks that "broad spectrum of services" is important. Allocation of resources are policy decisions (defers to Ministers after this)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 93 (-14)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 104 (+1)
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2020.09.24 00:38 Worchester_St The Girl in the Apartment Above

Quarantine sucks. That goes without saying, but it was especially true for my family. My Grandpa is going through cancer treatments which left his immune system in shambles. My family self-quarantined hard to protect him; I can count the number of times I’d left our cramped New York City apartment on one hand.
I pulled a pan of tomato soup off the stove and poured it into a bowl then set a chunk of bread onto a plate before walking to my Grandpa’s door and knocking lightly.
“Grandpa?” I called.
He grunted from inside. I pushed open the door and found him lying in bed. I left the food on his bedside table and shot one look around the room before I left. It was sparse, except for an elaborate robe hanging on one wall. Grandpa had been an important person in his tribe before leaving South America to come live with us, but I wasn’t sure why.
“Obrigado,” he muttered in Portuguese, thanking me as I left the room.
I shut the door behind me. My parents were arguing about something in the kitchen, and my sister blasted music in our bedroom.
There was nowhere in the apartment to be alone. Nowhere inside at least. Luckily for me, our apartment had a balcony overlooking a cramped dirty alleyway. It’s hot, humid, and occasionally smelly, so people rarely spend much time out there.
I loved it.
The heavy metal door leading to the balcony squealed open as I stepped through. The music and conversation of my family fell silent when I shut it behind me, replaced by the comforting sound of the wind cutting through the alley and the occasional honk from traffic. The sun had just set, which meant soon the summer heat would give way to a warm windy night.
I’d already set up a cushion and a few blankets on the balcony beside a sealable Tupperware container that contained a few books and a crossword puzzle booklet that I’d been working through.
I grabbed a pen and the crossword puzzle booklet and sat back, flipping to a new page. I muttered the questions out loud as I began answering them.
Hook to Peter Pan is Sherlock to _____
“Moriarty,” I said, finishing my own sentence.
I worked through a few more questions, but got stuck on the last one. “One of the three musketeers starting with A,” I said to myself. I pulled out my phone. “Hey Siri, what are the names of the--”
“Aramis?” A girl’s voice called out from above me.
I froze, my sense of solitude shattered. “Uhh,” I said, looking at the concrete floor of the balcony above me. “No, it’s got to have five letters.”
“Gotta be Athos then,” she said.
“That… fits,” I said. “Thanks.”
“No problem,” she said. Her voice had a certain softness to it, as if she was afraid of offending me.
We sat in silence for a moment. “So, you enjoy listening to the crossword?” I asked.
“Believe it or not, yeah,” she said. One of the windows on the building across the alley reflected her blurry silhouette. “My parents moved us here a week ago, and there’s not exactly a whole lot to keep me entertained. I’m Cori, by the way.”
“Patrick,” I said. “Sounds like your life is going just about as spectacularly as mine is.”
“Oh absolutely,” she said. “It’s all marvelous. I love it when I’m uprooted from all my friends and taken to a new city halfway through my senior year of high school.”
“Yeah, you sound pretty lucky,” I said. “Not quite as lucky as I am though. I’m stuck sharing a bedroom with an angsty fifteen-year-old when I should be out at a dorm somewhere for my freshman year of college.”
“That is pretty lucky,” Cori said, bitterness creeping into her voice. “Though I think I really hit the jackpot. My parents think I’m some sort of freak.”
I paused for a moment. “I’m… sorry to hear that,” I said.
“Don’t be,” she said, a hint of panic creeping into her voice. “I’m-- I’m sorry for bothering you. I’ll leave you alone now.” The metal door screeched and slammed shut.
“Hello?” I called out. There was no response.
I waited on the balcony for another few minutes, but when she didn’t reemerge I walked back into our apartment. My mom had simmered some rice and beans in onion and garlic. Grandpa managed to walk down the hall to eat with us at the table, though his portion was small.
After dinner, my sister Sara set her phone up in the kitchen to make some stupid Tik Tok dances. I walked into our bedroom and climbed up to my upper bunk.
I finally registered that the sounds of shouting were coming from the apartment just above me. Cori’s apartment. Overhearing arguments was common in our building, so most of the time I just tuned it out. When I heard Cori’s voice, I finally put it all together.
A deep voice, I presumed from her father, was shouting. I only caught the occasional word, but they included things like ‘disobedient’ and ‘disrespectful.’
Guilt at how I’d complained earlier washed over me. Yeah, I may live in a cramped apartment with five other people, but at least none of them were overtly abusive. I felt the sudden urge to apologize, so I slid out of bed and made my way out to the balcony. A few minutes later her door creaked open and shut.
She was crying.
I froze, unsure if I should say anything. Cori didn’t know me after all, and every second I waited just made it worse. Didn’t I use the balcony to be alone? Why should I assume she used it differently?
“I…” I said.
Her sobs shuddered to a sudden stop.
“I overheard a little bit,” I said. “Enough to get the gist.”
She sniffled, still not speaking.
“I’ll leave you be,” I said. “But if you wanna talk, I guess I figured I’d offer.” I turned and grabbed the handle and pulled the squealing hinges.
“Don’t,” she said. “I… Thanks for the offer.”
I paused for another moment before shutting the door.
“Patrick?” she asked.
“Yeah I’m still here,” I said. “Ok, you win. You’ve got it worse than me.”
Cori snorted. “Yep, I’m Mrs. Luck. Everything I touch turns to gold.”
A long awkward silence passed. “Hey, you read out here, right?” she asked.
“Yeah,” I said. “Wait, how do you know that?”
“I… may have seen you yesterday when I looked down over the edge.”
I shook my head, curiosity about her flaring light a fire inside me. What did she look like? “Well then, it’s only fair that I see you too.”
“No, I’m all gross from crying.” She cleared her throat. “Listen, I’m currently grounded, if that’s even the right word. My parents don’t give me anything to pass the time. No phone, no music, no movies.”
“What did you do to deserve that?” I asked.
“It’s complicated.”
I thought about pressing her, but decided against it. “I have a book in my container down here. Great Gatsby, a classic. I could toss it up to you if you want.”
Her silhouette reflected in the window across the alley shook its head. “No, they’d find it and take it. Won’t work.”
“It’s one of my favorites,” I said. “I can read it out loud if you want. It’s not like I have anything better to do.”
“I... “ she said, trailing off. “That’d be really nice.”
“Bet.” I opened the book and flipped to the first page. “In my younger and more vulnerable years…” I spent the next hour or so reading. Cori occasionally asked me to stop and repeat a section, but stayed otherwise silent. After I finished the third chapter, we spoke for a while about small things. She told me her family used to live in Pennsylvania before they moved. I tried to learn why they’d come to New York, but she refused to tell me.
From then on we started a regular routine. Every night around 10, we’d meet out on the balcony where I’d read a few chapters. Her father would occasionally launch into an explosive tirade that I could hear through the floor. Those nights she would speak less than other nights. I still had never seen her face, though I suspected that she’d seen me several times by peeking over the ledge while I was reading.
Two weeks later her father launched into a particularly loud tirade. This time was different. This time I heard Cori’s sobs through the floor. When we met up on the balcony later that night, I steeled myself and asked about it directly.
“What’s his problem?” I asked as her metal door squealed shut.
“There’s no problem,” she said. “Tonight we’ve only got one chapter left in Gatsby, right? I’ve been looking forward to it.” Her voice was somehow clogged and nasally.
“Did… Did he hit you?” I asked. “Do you sound that way from a bruised nose?”
She didn’t respond. “Cori?” I asked. My anger built up slowly as she continued to stay silent.
“He had a good reason,” she said. “I deserved it. I’m a freak. I was going to hurt him or my mom.”
“Hurt them?” I asked, exasperated. “I can see your reflection and hear your voice, Cori. If you weight more than 100 pounds I’d be surprised.”
Cori didn’t respond for a long time. “I… Have a condition. He only acts that way when my condition acts up, and some times it’s worse than others. That’s all I can say.”
“A condition that gets fixed when your Dad hits you?” I asked.
“He really does care about me,” she said. “I know it doesn’t seem that way, but it’s true.” The door squealed open, then slammed shut.
“Cori?” I called out, slamming my hands against the concrete in frustration when there was no response.
When I eventually gave up and walked inside, I found my grandpa drinking tea at the dinner table alone.
“Have you heard all the shouting above us?” I asked.
“Ouvi,” he responded in Portuguese. “Tem algo muito ruim acontecendo ai por cima. Sinto algo que.. Nao deve estar la.”
I stared at him. He’d said that there was something very bad happening in the apartment above and that he’d felt something that shouldn’t be there. I understood more Portuguese than I spoke, so I responded in English.
“What do you mean?” I asked. “What’s happening?”
A shrill pealing scream came from the apartment above. Cori’s scream. I jumped to my feet as her father’s voice broke through.
“You will OBEY YOUR FATHER!” He roared. Her scream continued, agonizing.
I’d heard enough; one way or another, this was not going to continue. I ran to my parent’s room and banged on the door. It was a little past 11, so they were already in bed.
“What?” they asked.
“The girl who lives above us is getting abused!” I said.
“Call the cops then,” my dad said. “It’s not of our business.”
My grandpa passed me in the hallway, moving towards his room. I turned and ran for the to the apartment, then ran up the steps to the door of Cori’s apartment. I banged on the front door. It opened, revealing a forty-year-old woman with a terrified expression.
“Where’s Cori?” I asked.
The woman looked me up and down. “How do you know--” then turned around to look behind her.
A large man stood in the living room with both hands extended towards a figure floating a foot above the ground. It was Cori, I realized. The straight black hair I’d seen in the reflection was floating around her head as if she was underwater. Her father stood in front of her with both hands extended.
“CORINNE!” He shouted. “Corinne, honey, calm down.” He leaped forward and grabbed Cori in a bear hug. Cori shrieked that same horrible sound I’d heard from below, thrashing wildly. She twisted out of her father’s embrace before throwing him back across the room towards us.
I stepped past Cori’s mom and into the living room. “Cori?” I called out.
She floated forwards toward me. She was wearing an oversized black t-shirt and sweatpants that hung down past her floating feet. Her head twitched violently before lifting to reveal two entirely-black eyes and a disgusted expression. “Wrong,” it said, using her voice.
It shoved me. I flew backwards, grunting in pain as I broke a rib against the wall. Cori’s father grabbed his wife before running out the front door. I got to my feet and hobbled out after them. They slammed the front door of the apartment shut and sat blocking it.
Cori began knocking on the door, then banging, then slamming. I sat down hard, my back still throbbing horribly.
A hand lay on my shoulder, pulling me away. I looked up to see my Grandpa wearing the strangely formal robes that normally hung on his wall. There was a strength in his eyes that I’d never seen before.
“Você vai ter que traduzir,” he said, asking me to translate.
I stared in amazement as he leaned over to Cori’s parents. “Esse é a sua casa?” he asked, then looked at me.
“He asked if this is your house,” I stammered.
The dad nodded.
“Tenho sua permissao para entrar e resolvar esse situacao? Eu tenho experiencia com esse tipo de criatura.” he asked.
“He asked your permission to enter and…” I tried to remember my Portuguese. “Fix the situation. He’s got experience with this sort of thing?”
Cori’s dad looked back and forth between me, my grandpa, and the robes he wore, then nodded.
My Grandpa grabbed the handle and pushed through the door, then shut it behind him.
Cori gave a horrible shriek that was cut off an instant later.
We waited in silence for a few minutes until my Grandpa opened the door, leaning against it for support. “Cuidei do problema. Nao te incomodara mais.”
“He said he fixed the problem it,” I said, unable to keep the amazement from my voice. “It won't bother you any more.
Cori’s parent’s pushed open the door and ran inside. I followed them cautiously and found Cori laying on the couch, apparently asleep. Her father turned, put his hand on my shoulder, and pulled me back. “I don’t know how you know my daughter.” He looked back down at her and shook his head. “I guess it doesn’t matter. Someone probably called the police. It’s for the best if you leave.”
I shot one last look at Cori’s face. She had broken blood vessels crisscrossed her face from whatever had been inside her, but it was still clear just how lovely she was.
I stepped inside my Grandpa’s room when I returned to our apartment. Something told me it’d be wrong to wake him
When I woke up the next morning, he was dead.
Cori’s family attended the funeral service a few days later, though they kept to the back of the chapel. After the service, I found Cori still sitting on a bench by herself. The red lines from her broken blood vessels had already started to fade.
“Hey,” I said.
“Hey,” she said. “So. Apparently we’re moving back to Pennslyvania now. If I’m actually better.”
“Oh,” I said. “Well, that’ll be good. You’ll see your friends again.”
“I didn’t exactly have a thousand of those,” she said. “It was more of a hypothetical complaint. And it was true for all my parents knew.”
“Technically correct. They say it’s the best kind of correct.” I reached out and grabbed her hand. After six months of quarantine, it felt equal parts strange and amazing to actually touch another human being. “We’ll keep in touch, assuming your parents let you near phones again.”
“Yeah.” Cori looked around. Our parents were talking with each other. Apparently they got along pretty well.
Cori looked at me. “We still have one chapter left.”
“You want to hear it now?”
“Why not?”
I searched for an online pdf of the Great Gatsby, scrolled to the right spot, and began reading the last chapter, the narrator Nick’s final thoughts after Gatsby’s murder.
Gatsby believed in the green light, Nick wrote. The orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
I turned off my phone. We both sat in silence for a long moment. “See you later tonight?” I asked.
“Sounds good,” she said.
When we met on the balcony that night, Cori and I talked for a long time that night about unimportant things. I wasn’t sure what to think of her, or of what had happened. But I knew I cared about her. That was enough.
Around 3 AM, we finally said our goodbyes. I opened the heavy metal door and walked inside. The lights were all already off, so I flipped on my phone’s light. I swept it over my sister Sara as I opened the bedroom door, then did a double-take. For a moment it had seemed like her eyes had been open. Open and black.
I watched her sleep for another few long minutes. Had her hair always been float-- wavy like that? Of course it had. I’d been seeing things. Of course. It had to have been a coincidence that I was seeing it just after Grandpa’s death.
It had to be.
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2020.09.24 00:00 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 23: 143 new cases, 186 recoveries, 2 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is tomorrow.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +143 17,032
Active cases 1,520 (-45)
Cases with "Unknown source" 288 (32.1%) in last 7 days (Change: -13 (-0.2%))
Tests +12,324 (~1.16% positive) 1,242,263
People tested +7,859 950,201 (~220,107/million)
Hospitalizations 59 (+8/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 797 (+13)
ICU 13 (+4/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 148 (+3)
Deaths +2 (1x 70-79, 1x 80+) 260
Recoveries +186 15,252
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 481 (-4) +3,175 381,783 +53 8,513 +1 123
Central 20 (-4) +451 80,037 -1 659 +0 7
Edmonton 821 (+1) +2,485 315,739 +77 4,649 +0 70
North 155 (-33) +1,214 91,910 +16 1,359 +1 35
South 38 (-3) +432 64,004 +0 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 5 (-2) +102 16,728 -2 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7146 (+48) 425 (-2) 6611 (+49) 110 (+1)
Edmonton 4118 (+74) 729 (+12) 3322 (+62) 67 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (+0) 550 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 392 (+1) 23 (-22) 356 (+22) 13 (+1)
Fort McMurray 234 (+9) 45 (+2) 188 (+7) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 2 (-2) 165 (+2) 2 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+0) 8 (-1) 99 (+1) 0
Cardston county 105 (+0) 2 (-1) 98 (+1) 5 (+0)
Grande Prairie 98 (+1) 6 (+0) 90 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+0) 10 (+1) 70 (-1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 22) 61 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2689 (+10) 258 (-32) 2391 (+42) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Forty Mile No. 8 10 (-1)
County of Grande Prairie No. 1 10
Foothills County 14 (+0)
Sturgeon County 15 (-1)
Sherwood Park 16 (-4)
County of Northern Lights 20 (-5)
Smoky Lake County 24 (-1)
St Albert 30 (-3)
Okotoks (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton
  • Austin O'Brien, Edmonton (rose above 2-4 cases today)
2-4 cases
  • Canyon Meadows School, Calgary (added today)
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton
  • Parkview School
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Riverbend School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Duggan
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 32 (+7) 6 (+2)
Edmonton 21 (+3) 5 (+2)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+0) 2 (+0)
North 4 (-2) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 103 (-1)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 107 (+0)
  • As per this tweet, Calgary's death was related to the Foothills outbreak and North Zone's is part of a continuing care outbreak
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2020.09.23 00:02 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 22: 150 new cases, 42 recoveries, 2 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is Thursday
  • I'm not entirely sure if there is a specific reason why today's recovery numbers is uncharacteristically low. My understanding is that it's an automatic process unless you're currently in hospital, but I can't give a specific reason
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +150 16,889
Active cases 1,565 (+106)
Cases with "Unknown source" 301 (32.2%) in last 7 days (Change: -14 (-2.5%))
Tests +14,267 (~1.05% positive) 1,229,939
People tested +9,430 942,342 (~218,286/million)
Hospitalizations 51 (+0/-3 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 784 (+11)
ICU 9 (+0/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 145 (+3)
Deaths +2 (2x 80+) 258
Recoveries +42 15,066
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 485 (+23) +3,942 378,608 +39 8,460 +1 122
Central 24 (+4) +1,289 79,586 +4 660 +0 7
Edmonton 820 (+73) +2,190 313,254 +88 4,572 +1 70
North 188 (+7) +1,108 90,696 +13 1,343 +0 34
South 41 (-4) +759 63,572 +3 1,813 +0 25
Unknown 7 (+3) +142 16,626 +3 41 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7098 (+39) 427 (+21) 6562 (+17) 109 (+1)
Edmonton 4044 (+80) 717 (+67) 3260 (+12) 67 (+1)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (+0) 550 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 391 (+3) 45 (+2) 334 (+1) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 225 (+0) 43 (-1) 181 (+1) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 4 (+0) 163 (+0) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 3 (+0) 97 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 107 (+2) 9 (+3) 98 (-1) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (-1) 6 (-1) 89 (+0) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 82 (+1) 9 (+0) 71 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 21) 73 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+0) 4 (+0) 61 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 0 (-1) 61 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2679 (+26) 290 (+16) 2349 (+10) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (+0)
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11 (+0)
Foothills County 14 (+0)
Sturgeon County 16 (+1)
Sherwood Park 20 (+0)
County of Northern Lights 25 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 25 (+5)
St Albert 33 (+4)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton
  • Highlands School, Edmonton (added today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Holy Trinity, Edmonton (added today)
  • Austin O'Brien (added today)
  • Parkview School (added today)
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Ecole Pere-Lacombe, Edmonton (added today)
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135
  • Holy Trinity High School, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton West Jasper Place
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 25 (+1) 4 (-1)
Edmonton 18 (-1) 3 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 2 (+1) 2 (+1)
North 6 (-1) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
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2020.09.22 00:34 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 19 to 21 (3 day total): 358 new cases, 322 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability is Thursday
In an effort to reduce clutter in these posts, the updates to outbreak facilities is shown here. Of particular note, the outbreak at Good Samaritan Southgate appears to be over. However, the Foothills Hospital isn't added as the last update to the outbreaks list was on Friday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +358 16,739
Active cases 1,459 (+35)
Cases with "Unknown source" 315 (34.7%) in last 7 days (Change: -47 (-2.0%))
Tests +34,976 (~1.02% positive) 1,215,672
People tested +23,469 932,912 (~216,102/million)
Hospitalizations 51 (+7/+3 based on Friday's post/portal data) 773 (+17)
ICU 9 (+2) 142 (+2)
Deaths +1 (1x 70-79) 256
Recoveries +322 15,024
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
  • Because of the reporting method, test numbers do not fully add up to the top line values
Value Sept 19 Sept 20 Sept 21
Cases 119 102 137
Tests 12,451 9,748 12,760
Test positive rate ~0.96% ~1.05% ~1.07%
People tested (approximate) 8,366 6,623 8,579
Hospital usage 53 51 51
ICU 9 9 9
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 462 (+12) +8,350 374,666 +106 8,421 +1 121
Central 20 (-4) +1,735 78,297 +6 656 +0 7
Edmonton 747 (+36) +8,861 311,064 +210 4,484 +0 69
North 181 (-16) +2,588 89,588 +24 1,330 +0 34
South 45 (+7) +1,577 62,813 +12 1,810 +0 25
Unknown 4 (+0) +358 16,484 +0 38 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 7059 (+91) 406 (+9) 6545 (+81) 108 (+1)
Edmonton 3964 (+184) 650 (+21) 3248 (+163) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+0) 6 (+1) 1117 (-1) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 2 (-2) 550 (+2) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 388 (+1) 43 (-7) 333 (+8) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 225 (+9) 44 (-4) 180 (+13) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 4 (-2) 163 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 3 (-1) 97 (+1) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 105 (+1) 6 (-3) 99 (+4) 0
Grande Prairie 98 (+1) 7 (-2) 89 (+3) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 81 (+2) 9 (+2) 70 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 0 (-1) 73 (+1) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 65 (+1) 4 (+0) 61 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 1 (-1) 60 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2653 (+68) 274 (+25) 2339 (+43) 40 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to Friday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (-2)
County of Forty Mile No. 8 11
Foothills County 14 (+1)
Sturgeon County 15 (+3)
Sherwood Park 20 (+4)
Smoky Lake County 20 (+1)
County of Northern Lights 25 (+0)
St Albert 29 (+7)
Spruce Grove (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
  • Vimy Ridge, Edmonton (added today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Saddle Ridge School, Calgary (added today)
  • Apostles of Jesus, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • McNally School, Edmonton
  • Waverley School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Richard S Fowler Catholic Junior High School, St Albert (added today)
  • Springfield Elementary School, Municipal District Of Peace No. 135 (added today)
  • St. Gabriel School, Regional Municipality Of Wood Buffalo (added today)
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods S&E
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County Of Forty Mile No. 8
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Sturgeon County
    Edmonton Rutherford was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on Friday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 24 (+9) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 19 (-3) 3 (+1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 1 (First since Sept 11) 1 (+1)
North 7 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
School Cases
  • 5 schools have had alerts ended
  • 81 schools with 1+ cases (total of 126 cases)
  • 6 new school outbreaks (19 total), defined as 2+ cases in last 14 days
  • 2 schools with likely in-school transmission: Vimy Ridge in Edmonton and Springfield Elementary School in Peace River
  • Again, not unexpected
  • 2 schools on "Watch" status (5+ cases). Vimy Ridge has 6 cases currently
  • 3% of all schools have had cases to date. Transmission has been identified in ~3% of school with cases
  • Sees this as a positive start
Foothills Medical Centre
  • Covid death over weekend occurred at Foothills
  • All acute care outbreaks are taken very seriously
  • 14 patients, 4 staff members in 3 units have tested positive
  • Public health investigation underway and AHS has taken swift action
  • Widespread testing is underway and more cases are likely to be detected
  • Patients with symptoms or are positive are treated in designated rooms
  • Foothills is safe and there is no increased risk for patients
St Joseph's College
  • Men's residence site on the University of Alberta has an outbreak
  • 5 cases
Cohorts
  • Common question is "what are cohorts"?: Small group where physical distancing can be relaxed
  • Household (+15 others), with the cohort definition being consistent for the entire household
  • Coworkers or other people in religious gatherings are NOT cohorts
  • How many sports cohorts can a child be in?: Many factors, including sport, and must be personally decided
  • There is no plan to raise sport cohort size in the immediate future (currently 50)
Q&A - Foothills
  • How worrying is Foothills outbreak?: Acute care outbreaks are always a concern. Seems to have occurred with in-hospital transmission between patients. Factors surrounding the introduction of Covid into the hospital is being investigated. Lessons of Misericordia are being applied
  • Are patients/visitors/staff not masking?: Investigation underway, so no conclusion yet. Inconsistent masking use reported with visitors and being investigated. Report of staff member who worked while symptomatic. We need to better understand why these both occurred as to prevent it from happening again
  • Is it concerning one outbreak is in cardiac unit?: Absolutely a concern - heart disease is a risk factor. Patients will be tested regularly (even if asymptomatic) and situation will be monitored closely
Q&A - Schooling
  • Comments on slow test results for students?: Wants mild symptomatic students to get tested quickly so they can get back to school quickly if negative (currently a work in progress with a lot of work going into it). Close contacts, independent of test result, must stay home because negative tests may develop into positive cases
  • Edmonton Public School has 48 staff, 545 students sent home. Comment?: Knows this has significant impact, is incredibly inconvenient, and understands the frustration. Does not want to downplay this, but vast majority of cases acquired disease in community. Cases in school aged individuals tracks with cases in community (Interjection - I think this is to mean that schools aren't increasing transmission). Asks for patience for the next few weeks as techniques in isolating are refined
  • Were there projections for school cases?: Emphasizes that projections are just a ballpark.
  • How many cases are too many for in-person learning?: Repeats that school aged cases are tracking with community spread, with the important number being number of in-school transmission cases. Education is best given in-person and has a significant benefit to the student's overall health (including social development, learning, educational development)
  • BC reduced screening for schooling. Will Alberta?: Discussion has been made. Alberta isn't far enough along to determine if symptoms can be removed without increasing Covid outbreak risk. Will watch other regions to see their experience
Q&A - Other
  • Who polices gathering sizes in small communities?: Organizers of the event, participants. Assistance and reminders can be provided by law enforcement, public health services, and a complaints website is available through Environmental Public Health. Difficult to do in real time, so if you see an event, try to give AHS a heads up early
  • Plans to change gathering size?: Not planned. Currently watching patterns of transmissions and will discuss restrictions if needed
  • Update to spread of cases in Edmonton?: 1/2 of active cases in Edmonton are close contacts of a confirmed case. Seeing if this spread in particular can be reduced. 1/3 are unknown source and checking of trends are occurring with these cases. Many cases are related to social events, but seeing workplace spread as well
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 100 (rose to 100 over weekend)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 101 (+7 since Friday)
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2020.09.19 00:21 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 18: 107 new cases, 165 recoveries, 1 death + Unscheduled media update

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr. Deena Hinshaw (a last second meeting). Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability (and the next public data update) will be Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +107 16,381
Active cases 1,424 (-59)
Cases with "Unknown source" 362 (36.7%) in last 7 days (Change: -10 (-0.5%))
Tests +11,318 (~0.95% positive) 1,180,696
People tested +7,295 909,443 (~210,666/million)
Hospitalizations 44 (+3/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 756 (+6)
ICU 7 (-1/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 140 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 50-59) 255
Recoveries +165 14,702
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 450 (-20) +2,682 366,316 +40 8,315 +0 120
Central 24 (-5) +565 76,562 +1 650 +0 7
Edmonton 711 (-40) +2,181 302,203 +39 4,274 +0 69
North 197 (+4) +1,397 87,000 +22 1,306 +1 34
South 38 (+0) +350 61,236 +3 1,798 +0 25
Unknown 4 (+2) +120 16,126 +2 38 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6968 (+36) 397 (-19) 6464 (+55) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3780 (+34) 629 (-43) 3085 (+77) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1132 (+2) 5 (+2) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 4 (+0) 548 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 387 (+2) 50 (-4) 324 (+6) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 216 (+8) 48 (+4) 167 (+4) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 6 (-1) 161 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 104 (+1) 9 (+1) 95 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 9 (-1) 86 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 79 (+0) 7 (-1) 70 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 64 (+0) 4 (+0) 60 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 2 (+0) 59 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2585 (+24) 249 (+3) 2296 (+20) 40 (+1)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
City of Spruce Grove 10 (-1)
Okotoks 12 (-1)
Sturgeon County 12 (+2)
Foothills County 13 (+0)
Sherwood Park 16 (+0)
St Albert 22 (-1)
Smoky Lake County 19 (+3)
County of Northern Lights 25 (-2)
No regions were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • McNally School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Waverley School, Edmonton (added today)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
  • Foothills Composite High School, Okotoks (added today)
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Abbottsfield
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 5 (+1)
Edmonton 22 (+1) 2 (-2)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 7 (+2) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
  • Fully committed to updates as it comes
  • AHS has identified a case in school which is likely transmitted within a school
  • Not unexpected, nor a cause for alarm
  • Knows it is important to Albertans and wants to speak about it directly
School
  • Waverley School in Edmonton. 2 cases identified in school. One appears to be the source for the other
  • While difficult to say with 100% certainty, the facts make this a likely explanation
  • Parents and staff have been alerted and will receive additional instructions from AHS this afternoon
  • All potential exposures will be contacted asked to self isolate
  • Discourages shame or stigmatizing those with Covid-19 or their close contacts
  • AHS is investigating whether additional measures needed. No evidence to suggest school needs to transition to a new learning model or that additional measures are needed
  • Parents should know the school has done nothing wrong
  • Asks media to not target the school (notes this happened at St. Wilfrid when it rose to 5+ cases)
  • 78 cases in province have attended school while infectious in 57 schools. There is only one likely case of school transmission, the one reported
  • Stresses that more cases in community = more cases in school
Q&A - School Transmission
  • Are any of the school cases in the hospital?: None reported in school have had severe outcomes, to her knowledge
  • Are we seeing a lot of blaming/shaming of people with Covid?: Has heard school stakeholders and colleagues "on the ground" that anxiety is being caused with increased media attention and scrutiny (e.g. - the schools with cases are discussed as an "unsafe environment")
  • Why do you think the media "reporting on the realities in Alberta schools and reporting perspectives about those realities from parents" is targeting the school?: The physical presence of media at schools or amplification of one perspective over others ("not telling that whole story" was used)
  • What is the role of the media in pandemic?: Media to report diverse perspective and report accurately what happens in schools. If parents and students want to express stories, they shouldn't be restrained but must be done while respecting the impact on the school community. Everybody is asked to balance concerns of others and media is no different
  • Is a wider spread expected today for this transmission?: Possible. Will be monitoring closely
Q&A - Other
  • Update to federal Covid app?: Announced weeks ago that Alberta will eventually use federal app. Details being worked out. No firm time frame
  • Are there any adjustments to what symptoms are used to send students home?: Realizes that even mild symptoms can "throw a wrench" into things (and has had to deal with it firsthand)...working on better determining what "close contacts" in a school classroom are. Asks for patience over the next few weeks while health officials better define this so entire classrooms aren't being isolated. Recognizes that some students will have allergies/ongoing symptoms. If a student tests negative and symptoms do not progress, they may be allowed back to school but must be monitored. New symptoms require a new test (and focus is on improving turnaround time)
  • Thoughts on BC mouth rinse test for schools?: Discussing with lab. Logicstics and validation must be worked out before it can be used widely
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 94 (-10)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 94 (-15)
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2020.09.18 00:28 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 17: 146 new cases, 158 recoveries, 0 deaths + changes to testing policy

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be Monday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +146 16,274
Active cases 1,483 (-12)
Cases with "Unknown source" 372 (37.2%) in last 7 days (Change: -17 (-3.0%))
Tests +13,009 (~1.12% positive) 1,169,378
People tested +8,401 902,148 (~208,976/million)
Hospitalizations 41 (+3/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 750 (+5)
ICU 8 (+2/+0 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 139 (+2)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +158 14,537
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 470 (-37) +2,080 363,634 +33 8,275 +0 120
Central 29 (-3) +605 75,997 +0 649 +0 7
Edmonton 751 (+41) +3,949 300,022 +90 4,235 +0 69
North 193 (-14) +1,131 85,603 +16 1,284 +0 33
South 38 (+4) +478 60,886 +8 1,795 +0 25
Unknown 2 (-3) +158 16,006 -1 36 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6932 (+29) 416 (-31) 6409 (+60) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3746 (+80) 672 (+39) 3008 (+41) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1130 (+1) 3 (+1) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+0) 4 (-1) 548 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 385 (+1) 54 (-6) 319 (+7) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 208 (+5) 44 (-2) 163 (+7) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+0) 7 (-1) 160 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+0) 8 (+0) 95 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+0) 10 (-1) 85 (+1) 2 (+0)
Medicine Hat 79 (+4) 8 (+4) 69 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 64 (+1) 4 (+0) 60 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 2 (-1) 59 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2561 (+25) 246 (-13) 2276 (+38) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Sturgeon County 10 (+0)
City of Spruce Grove 11
Foothills County 13 (+1)
Okotoks 13 (+3)
Sherwood Park 16 (+0)
Smoky Lake County 16 (+4)
St Albert 23 (+3)
County of Northern Lights 27 (-3)
Clear Hills County (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary
  • Chris Akkerman School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
Clear Hills County was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 4 (-1)
Edmonton 21 (+2) 4 (+3)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 5 (+1) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Correction to Monday's answers
  • Stated that asymptomatic testing with no known exposure was 7/1,000. Actually, it is 7/10,000
School
  • AHS has confirmed 64 cases in 48 schools while infectious
  • Notes that the individuals who are testing positive are facing intense scrutiny. They and others at the school need support and not false assumptions
  • Confirmed one new outbreak (2-4 cases) at Chris Akkerman School in Calgary
  • No evidence of transmission in schools yet, but it is expected to happen eventually
Change to testing approach
  • Influenza season will soon begin. Colds and flu have similar symptoms, increasing testing demand
  • Quick and timely testing is required and testing must be prioritized for those who need it
  • Notes that voluntary asymptomatic testing (no known exposure, no symptoms) was for population surveillance and has helped "stress test" the current testing system. Out of 233,000 cases, 7/10,000 have come back positive (Interjection - this works out to ~160 cases total)
  • Covid testing will be open for: individuals who have symptoms and asymptomatic "who most need it and where it is most likely to identify positive cases"
  • Testing will always be available to symptomatic individuals, close contacts of confirmed cases or linked to an outbreak
  • Asymptomatic testing will be offered for "priority groups" that are most at risk for spreading Covid-19 to vulnerable populations (residents/staff in congregate settings, healthcare workers, school teachers/staff, individuals with homelessness)
  • Asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended for Albertans with no symptoms and no known exposure
  • Individuals with tests booked will still be tested
  • Individuals needing them for travel will have access
  • Changes is part of "being nimble" - policy has shifted based on the information gained from asymptomatic data
Q&A - Testing Changes
  • Pharmacy testing in the new guidelines?: It will be open for continuing care/congregate care, residents, teachers, healthcare staff, etc. Individuals with known exposure/close contacts are directed towards AHS centres
  • Are we saying asymptomatic testing is not yielding positive cases?: Has always been clear that "highest value" data was those who were exposed or symptomatic. Asymptomatic was used in relaunch to monitor spread. Albertans with no known exposure and no symptoms, it is unlikely they have had Covid. It has been confirmed there is a "low yield" for these tests, while many more people with symptoms will need quick testing
  • Will you have test requests refused under new guidelines?: Wants to be clear that the population surveillance has yielded good results and thanks Albertans for their work. Stresses the conclusions drawn about what measures are useful for keeping others safe (e.g. - masking)
Q&A - Other (Covid related)
  • Are we considering gathering restrictions (ala Ontario)?: Ontario has "made decisions appropriate to their context". Transmission is often seen in social settings (e.g. - at homes) and restrictions may be hard to target that. It is on people to think about the responsibility we have to protect others, not be told what to do
  • Update on Halloween?: Not cancelled, but will look different. Guidance is being developed
  • Response to Canadian Pediatric Society statement (schools should be closed as a last resort, after bars and restaurants)?: Individual context of spread is important. Restrictions need to consider full pictures of health (e.g. - students are influenced by family employment, social environment at school, education, etc...)
  • Response to Councillor statement about ending testing? (statement here): Hasn't seen the post, but the virus persists regardless of how much you test. Not testing lets it spread broadly and can lead to exposure in at-risk groups. Anyone who is ill should get tested
  • Why is there a change to "close contacts" in schools?: The definition has been expanded because students can often mingle in different groups at different times (e.g. - recess). This is for at least the first several weeks. Will be used to evaluate who really best fits "close contacts"
  • Supports for parents who have exhausted sick/vacation days because of Covid?: Critical question. Has raised issue at the national level...unless we support individuals so they stay home when sick, we can't prevent Covid spread
Q&A - Non-Covid questions
  • Preparations for flu season?: Additional vaccine ordered. Worked with federal government to get high dose influenza vaccine. Is working to prepare labs for increased demand. To prepare for Covid and influenza, looking at surge capacity for hospital and ICU
  • Opioid numbers?: Report will be released in coming week and can speak to it later. Numbers in BC indicate that Covid has impacted individuals who may be affected by the opioid situation
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 92 (-10)
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 104 (+4)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 109 (+5)
  • Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould was present but did not speak
Update 1 - Trying to work on making the post a bit more legible. Apologies for the giant blocks of text.
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2020.09.17 00:23 hallach_halil Three statements for each week one NFL game


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Football is back, baby! After an awesome first week of NFL action, which I watched every full game of, I wanted to kind of recap all 16 matchups and come up with three statements for each one. Some of them may be more hyperbolic or could be labelled as hot takes, while others state for obvious facts. You can also listen to my Youtube breakdown of week one, where I just give more of my general thoughts on all these games, while also bringing up some of the points I make in this article.
So here’s what I took away from week one:


Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs

1. Clyde Edwards-Helaire makes this KC offense unfair
This physicality and ability to break tackles is scary, when you think about how dynamic the Chiefs are with Patrick Mahomes and all those guys streaking downfield. I like what I saw from the offensive line, with Kelechi Osemele adding some power on the inside, but 106 of 138 rushing yards for CEH came after contact. No other player in the league even cracked 100 rushing in general. And he didn’t even get any work in the passing game yet, where I believe he could be even more dangerous, as defenses have to back off and then try to bring this bowling ball to the ground. Thank god I have him in all my fantasy leagues and as my favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
2. Will Fuller is the clear number one option in the passing game for Houston
With DeAndre Hopkins out of the picture, 150 targets were all of a sudden on the table and “The Flying V” (thanks Fantasy Footballers) should take on the lion’s share of that amount. In the season-opener, the fourth-year receiver caught eight of ten targets on the night for 112 yards. He was on the field for 86 percent of the offensive snaps, while newly acquired running back David Johnson was the only Texans player to catch more than two passes and Fuller was responsible for 44.3 percent of their total through the air. Fuller and Deshaun Watson have a clear connection and with me expecting Houston to be down in games quite a bit, this could lead to a lot of production.
3. The Chiefs are in a different league than the Texans
I went into this game thinking the Chiefs were the best team in the NFL and I had the Texans projected to go 7-9, so it wasn’t overly surprising to me that the games was never actually that close, but this was never even a contest beyond the first quarter. Don’t let the final score (34-20) fool you. The Chiefs scored 31 unanswered, while the Texans picked up eight first downs over that stretch. Even with their two starting corners missing half the game, the defense looked strong, with Frank Clark beating Tytus around the corner like a drum routinely, and if Demarcus Robinson just held on to a couple of passes in the end-zone, KC would have scored 11 more points.


Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Football Team


1. This game was almost a mirror image of what happened in week one between these two in week one of last season
In that game to kick of 2019, Washington got out to a 17-0 lead in the first half before Carson Wentz came roaring back, hitting a couple of deep balls to DeSean Jackson to win the game. This time around, Philly dominated the first half, with Washington’s first points coming with less than a minute until halftime. Then two things happened over the final 30 minutes – the Eagles started going down like “birds” and that Washington D-line completely took over the game. I will get to those two points a little more in detail, but it is still crazy to me how everything flipped in half two and how reminiscent it was to what happened exactly a year ago.
2. Philadelphia’s two biggest issues seem to be back
First of all, the injuries are already a major concern for the Eagles. They had to bring in three different offensive linemen off the bench, after they had already lost Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard for the year, plus Boston Scott went to the locker room after they already made the trip without second-year back Miles Sanders. And then, I really didn’t like what Doug Pederson did with the Philly offense in the second half. They almost exclusively went to shotgun, spread sets and ran standard West Coast passing concepts, which Washington was all over, while their pass-rush came crashing down. I know they lost their top run-blocker before the season, but this is still a team that should stick with the ground game and play-action off it.
3. Washington’s defensive line is nasty
The “Football Team” racked up eight sacks, as they were beating up everybody on Philly’s O-line and banging Carson Wentz around like a human piñata. Chase Young immediately showed what kind of freakish talent he is and you had multiple guys from that front become free quickly, to put the heat on Wentz. So much so that Washington’s linebacker started getting through untouched. And their DBs started jumping routes, because they knew the opposing QB had to listen to his internal clock, breaking once he first pointed his shoulders at the target. I never thought I’d say this, but “The Football Team” is alone in first place.


Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

1. The Cam Newton-led Patriots offense could be scary
This New England offense is so unique now that they went from statuesque Tom Brady to dual-threat Cam Newton and while Cam loves to spread the field and attack matchups, what they do in the run game is what really creates problems for defenses. The Patriots ran the ball 42 times compared to only 19 passes, with 15 of those carries coming from the quarterback. With jet sweep fakes, inverted veer runs and different option plays, their opponents will have to be very disciplined and assignment-proof. Plus, then with Cam’s big arm, he can push the ball downfield off play-action, which wasn’t even a real factor in game one. If not for N’Keal Harry fumbling the ball into the end-zone, New England’s offense would have scored 28 touchdowns – something they only did once from week eight on last season.
2. No New England skill-position players will be on my fantasy team
This is something I haven’t really done in the past either, outside of maybe Gronk, but now – maybe more so than ever – I don’t want the headache of figuring out who will be fantasy-relevant every week. With his rushing upside, Cam might be an interesting option in your leagues, if he is still available on the waiver wire, but none of those skill guys are dependable options for me. Here are the players, who touched the ball at least five times against Miami – Sony Michel (10), James White(8), Rex Burkhead (7), Julian Edelman (6), J.J. Taylor (5) and N’Keal Harry (5). No thank you.
3. We won’t have to wait much longer for Tua
Everybody – including current starter Ryan Fitzpatrick – knows that it’s only a question of time until fifth overall pick Tua Tagovailoa is ready and takes over at quarterback for the Dolphins. Fitzy actually played really well in 2019, but was picked off three times in this year’s season-opener and if you just follow the CBS cameras, you’d think Tua was about to go onto the field. Miami will host the division-rival Bills on Sunday, then it’s the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football, before the Seahawks come to town. After that there are two tough road-trips are on the horizon with San Francisco and Denver. So if the Dolphins don’t want to throw him out there on a short week, they might want to wait for that stretch to be over, since the two L.A. teams will come to South Beach after that. But I think we’ll see the rookie by mid-season if he’s fully healthy.


Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

1. Aaron Rodgers is baaad man
I’m sorry for using a Stephen A. phrase here, but I just loved seeing Rodgers shut everybody up with a four-touchdown performance, after people started questioning how good he still is, with the Packers drafting his apparent successor Jordan Love in the first round. The way he threw the ball on the move, the zip that he put on his passes and the way he was straight up dealing reminded me of what I saw from Rodgers over the six plus years he was the best football player in the world. At one point he threw two TDs in the matter of half a minute. The first one to Davante Adams was absolutely filthy, when Rodgers escaped to the right and perfectly placed the ball to a spot where the corner had no chance to make a play on it. And then following a Jaire Alexander interception at the Minnesota 45, he connected with Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a long TD on a go route. Green Bay as a team only punted once all day and did not turn it over. Rodgers is getting himself ready to cash all those offseason receipts.
2. That young secondary will break Minnesota’s back
As spectacular as Rodgers was, I’m also highly concerned with this Vikings back-end. I talked about this heading into the year, with that entire group of cornerbacks combining for less than 1500 career snaps on defense, and there is hope that they can still improve as the season goes along, but yesterday they had no answers for number 12 and those Green Bay receivers. Rodgers averaged 10.1 yards per attempt and if not for a couple of drops and guys tripping, that number could have been even higher. You saw the Packers QB pick on Holton Hill quite a bit, their rookies got taught a lesson and nobody could even try to slow down Davante Adams, who hauled in 14 of 17 targets for 156 yards and two TDs.
3. Davante Adams is a top five receiver
When I released my personal top 100 list a couple of months ago, I only had Julio Jones and Michael ahead of Adams. DeAndre Hopkins had a spectacular debut in Arizona and while they didn’t show much in week one, Tyreek Hill and Mike Evans are part of that conversation, but nobody was more impressive than that dude from Green Bay. Matt LaFleur did manufacture a few touches for his top target, with bubble screens and deep crossers, but Adams always made the most of those plays, he made some big catches downfield and for good measure, he also recovered the game-sealing onside kick. The way he schooled those young DBs for Minnesota off the line and how that connection between him and Rodgers was almost automatic was fun to watch. As much as there was made about the Packers not drafting a single receiver in a historically great class as a number two to Adams, I also thought MVS and Lazard stepped up in the season-opener. And I also want to say his counterpart on the opposite team in Adam Thielen had a great day himself.

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

1. Gardner Minshew is a real quarterback
Unlike what new Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette may think, Jacksonville does have a guy people want to go to battle with. You can’t be too mad at Fournette, since he did have to deal with Blake Bortles for most of his career, but after week one, you can definitely say that statement did not age well. Against the Colts, who were favored by eight points coming in, Minshew completed all but one of his 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns, showing that gamer mentality and ability to make plays off script on several occasions. I talked about those Jacksonville receivers early on in the offseason, saying that they are a pretty underrated group, and they also found their new lead back in my big draft crush from Illinois State – James Robinson, who took 100 percent of the carries for Jacksonville. Indianapolis should not have lost that game, since they didn’t punt once and almost doubled Jacksonville in total yards, getting stopped inside the Jags’ five and missing a 30-yard field goal, but let’s give these guys some credit.
2. Time for the Jonathan Taylor show
First and foremost, it just sucks that Marlon Mack seems to have torn his Achilles. He was off to a strong start in this game and I feel really sick for him, especially being in a contract year. However, as bad as I feel for the veteran, I’m also so excited to see what this rookie running behind that Colts O-line. Taylor did not run the ball very well (nine carries for 22 yards), but surprisingly was a big factor in the pass game – which wasn’t his strong suite at Wisconsin – bringing in all of his six targets for 67 yards, where he showed that sprinter speed and the power he can build up on a couple of plays. While Nyheim Hines should clearly be a factor in that offense, with his ability to produce as a pass-catcher and gadget player, without Mack, Taylor now has all the chances to rival Clyde Edwards-Helaire for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
3. C.J. Henderson will be a stud at corner
I could have easily gone with something like “Same old Philip Rivers”, after throwing that bad pick down four in the fourth quarter on a deep crosser to Parris Campbell, when he telegraphed the throw way too much and allowed the safety in quarters coverage to break in front of his receiver. Instead I want to give their ninth overall pick in the draft some love. Henderson was outstanding in his first showing, breaking up three passes and won on kind a jump-ball for an interception, when Jacksonville was down 7-0 at that point in the second quarter, which set up his offense inside the Indy and led to that first touchdown to D.J. Chark. Henderson was all over T.Y. Hilton on a few snaps, including a throw into the end-zone on a third down in the second half (which I thought might be called for P.I. actually) and he knocked the ball out of the hands of Hilton on that fourth down that sealed the win.


Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions

1. Same old Lions
I’m starting to really feel bad for people from Detroit. It’s been about 30 years since that franchise last won a playoff game and they have been irrelevant for large stretches of that window. On Sunday it was yet another example of how this team can mess up games. Up 23-6 with the Bears having a fourth-and-one from the opposing 10-yard line heading into the fourth quarter, the Lions had no business losing that game. Mitch Trubisky all of a sudden turned into Joe Montana and scored three touchdowns in just 15 plays. Matt Stafford on the other hand took a bad sack, which led to a missed a 55-yard field goal and tried to force a ball over the middle that got knocked up in the air and intercepted, when Detroit was still up by three. Even with that, the Lions had a chance to still win the game, as Stafford drove them all the way down the Chicago 16 and after spiking the ball with eleven seconds left, the Lions QB hit running back D’Andre Swift for a perfect pass on a wheel route, but usually sure-handed rookie had it slip out his hands and the prayer Stafford threw up with zeros on the clock was knocked. Another heart-breaker for Motown.
2. The Bears offensive line is a lot better in the run game
After the main part of free agency and the draft were wrapped up, I thought Chicago had two major holes on the roster – Right guard and a safety to pair up with Eddie Jackson. As bad as their Trubisky was in 2019, my biggest issue with Matt Nagy’s offense was the rushing attack. They finished bottom-six in yards per carry and total yards on the ground. So when they basically replaced Kyle Long with a former first-round bust in Germaine Ifedi I was worried of course, even though I said right away that he would fit better inside. In their first showing of the 2020 season, the Bears started getting people moving and you actually saw linemen five to ten yards down the field, as they put hands on the Detroit linebackers. David Montgomery ran hard, Tarik Cohen sprung loose on a couple of power and draw plays and Cordarrelle Patterson had a couple of crucial carries as well. Overall, they the ball 28 times for 149 yards and I give a lot of credit to new O-line coach Juan Castillo, who replaced the legendary Harry Hiestand.
3. Mitch magic in the fourth quarter
Through the first three quarters of the game, Trubisky was 12 of 26 for 153 yards. He did not look like a capable quarterback and had recently missed a wide open Cole Kmet on a third-and-nine from the Detroit ten by several yards. However, over the final 15 minutes he looked like a former second overall pick all of a sudden. Helped by some Lions miscues, he threw three touchdowns on the final four drives (15 total plays) and delivered in the clutch. That final scoring play on a fade route from Anthony Miller out of the slot was a thing of beauty. Miller also made some other huge grabs in that fourth quarter. I still say this was more bad Lions than good Bears, but give the guy some credit. Oh, one more thing – Adrian Peterson still has it. I don’t know how he does it, but he was the best running back on that field on Sunday


Las Vegas Raiders @ Carolina Panthers

1. All those vertical weapons on the Raiders could finally make Derek Carr cut it loose
While it was still more of your usual efficient showing by Carr, as he completed 73.3 percent of his passes for 239 passing yards and one touchdown, I thought he displayed the willingness to test defenses deep. That Jon Gruden offense leans on frustrating defenses with short passes, getting the run game going and then hitting them with a few shots over the top, That last element I thought was missing last season, which capped the Raiders’ potential, While DC is a conservative passer by nature – often times to a frustrating extent – that lack of deep balls had something to do with not having the appropriate weapons at the receiver position. With the additions Las Vegas made this offseason, that has changed. On just the second play of the game, Carr put the ball 50 yards in the air for rookie speedster Henry Ruggs III. Later on the first quarter he hit Ruggs on a deep crosser to set a one-yard touchdown by Josh Jacobs. Carr threw a 23-yard dime Nelson Agholor shortly before halftime to put his team back up by five and at least had his eyes downfield much more throughout the afternoon.
2. That Joe Brady offense and Teddy B will put up some numbers
While he did already coach under Sean Payton in a much smaller role, this is still a rookie offensive coordinator and to begin your career with 30 points against a pretty good Raiders team has to be nice. Teddy Bridgewater certainly deserves some credit here, but I was very impressed with Brady’s offense, that spread the defense out with five guys out on the route and how he forced the Las Vegas defense to defends every level of the field, leading to a lot of easy completions indicated by simple reads of second-level defenders and zone/man indicators. I don’t know who actually made that call fourth-and-inches just across midfield that would have given the Panthers a chance to still win that game, but obviously you’d rather have the ball in the hands of your best player in Christian McCaffrey or create some separation on some kind of mesh concept.
3. Josh Jacobs is about to become a superstar in this league
I came into this season with very high expectations for this second-year back and after watching him put on a show against Carolina, I probably should have put some money on him leading the league in rushing. We already knew how high Jon Gruden was on this kid coming out of Alabama last year and he had a great rookie season, with a team-record 1150 yards on the ground for a first-year player and that was despite missing three games. I already said in the offseason that I believe the Raiders have a top five O-line and the way he puts his head down and runs through people, led to an NFL-best 69 missed tackles forced. The difference this year should be his involvement in the passing game, which he was pretty good at in college, but he only caught 20 balls for 166 yards as a rookie. Against the Panthers he already caught four passes for 46 yards and showed what he can do after catching a simple dump-off, to go with 93 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.


New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

1. The Bills now have all the weapons to force opponents to defend the entire field
If there was one area the Bills needed to improve upon this offseason, it was the wide receiver position. John Brown probably had his best season as a pro in 2019 and Cole Beasley was a dependable target in the slot for them. However, neither one of those guys should be a true number one option. Now that they brought in Stefon Diggs via a trade from Minnesota, it puts everybody in their appropriate position. With Dawson Knox taking another step and even having a screen drawn up for him, as well as those backs getting involved, I like what offensive coordinator Brian Daboll can do in terms of making opponents defend the entire field. I know it was “only” the Jets, but Buffalo just seemed to play so much more freely in the pass game.
2. Josh Allen could be an MVP contender in 2020
I actually had Allen as an honorable mention among my MVP candidates and was made fun of a little, when I posted my list on Reddit, but with what I just wrote about the Bills pass-catchers, I just think this could be a big year for their team and the quarterback in particular. The O-line gave him plenty of time to scan the field, he stayed patient and found his checkdowns late and still fired some absolute lasers. Allen also made a lot of plays with his legs on designed runs and scrambles. Will you still get the occasional “What the hell?” moment from him, like fumbling the ball while flipping over a defender? Yes. But if they hone himself in a little and be a more consistent threat from within the pocket, to go with those off-script plays, he could put up some big numbers.
3. The Jets might be the prime contenders for the number one overall pick in the 2021 draft
When I released my pre-season power rankings, I had the Jets all the way at the bottom of the list and that’s exactly what they looked like when we first saw them this season. The final score might have been 27-17, but the Bills could have easily blown them out by 30. It took Gang Green 40 minutes to get into the end-zone and it took Jamison Crowder breaking three tackles and going 69 yards and a quick screen play to get there. Buffalo’s rookie kicker Tyler Bass missed two field goals from less than 40 yards – even though I still believe the first one was actually good – Josh Allen fumbled the ball twice and that last touchdown was meaningless, with under a minute remaining. As much as I liked Sam Darnold coming out of USC, as I had him as my top quarterback in the 2018 draft, and I still believe in the right situation he would already be an above-average starter, I don’t know how you could pass on Trevor Lawrence if you are in position to draft him.


Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens

1. The reigning MVP might be even better
Lamar Jackson was so sharp and in control of the offense, keeping his eyes downfield even as he was stepping into crowded spaces or backing out and rolling either way. We saw him hit a deep ball to Marquise Brown, which was where I wanted to see him improve, and he impressed with tremendous ball-placement all afternoon, taking advantage of the leverage of defenders and drilling the ball into some tight windows. The day after the game I saw a statistic that he was 9-of-10 for 180 yards on passes of 10+ yards against Cleveland, after he completed only 49.2 percent of those his MVP season. I would just like to see him avoid some of those hits, where he goes head-first to pick up a few extra yards. But in terms of his pure pocket passing, it is scary to think where he could go.
2. The Ravens secondary plastered those Browns pass-catchers
It’s not a secret that Baltimore has one the premiere group of cornerbacks in the entire league, but I would argue they are the very best there is. Jarvis Landry got open on some crossers and deeper developing routes, when Baker did have a clean pocket, but altogether outside of Cleveland’s one touchdown at the goal-line, where the Ravens D lost one of the tight-ends out of a jumbo package, it was tough sledding for OBJ & company. Marlon Humphrey is already top five at his position, Marcus Peters is unreal at anticipating and reading routes, Jimmy Smith would be a high quality #2 on any other team and Tavon Young coming back in the slot only helps. Oh, and for Austin Hooper to be the highest-paid tight-end early in the offseason and to only come up with two catches for 15 yards is pretty disappointing.
3. J.K. Dobbins is about to take over this Ravens backfield
I’m not saying the rookie will play 80 percent of the snaps or handle more than half the rushing load going forward, but there is a reason I grabbed Dobbins in all my fantasy leagues, He was my number two back in the draft and I said right away that he was a perfect fit for this Baltimore offense. In his debut, the rook had a couple of nice gains and converted twice near the goal-line, while veteran Mark Ingram was stuffed for minimal yardage on several occasions. Gus Edwards will get some work to close out games, when they Ravens are ahead by multiple scores, and Justice Hill is an explosive player, who I really like in the passing game in particular, but Dobbins should be the lead guy for this squad.


Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons

1. The Falcons secondary is still a mess
Over the first half of the 2019 season, the Falcons were the worst defense in the NFL, allowing 31.6 points per game, as they went 1-7 over that stretch. They started turning things around after that, but on Sunday afternoon they reverted back to that early 2019 form. We saw them play a lot more man-coverage, where they constantly allowed separation on crossing routes or just lost guys out of their breaks. When they were in zone, those corners gave way too much cushion in cover-three and when they did force some long-yardage situations, they just backed up and allowed easy 10-15 yard plays to set up easy third downs or basically surrender field goals. What really killed them was that 4th & 5 play Seattle had from the opposing 38-yard line when it was still 14-12, as Isaiah Oliver missed his punch in press-alignment, giving up the inside release to D.K. Metcalf, who could still make a perfect over-the-shoulder catch on a fade route. And by the way, Seattle didn’t look much better on the back-end.
2. Russell Wilson is finally allowed to cook
As bad as Atlanta was on the back-end defensively – What a performance for Russ. He went 31-of-35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns, while picking up two more first downs with his legs. Seahawks – and all football fans for that matter – have been screaming at the top of their lungs for the coaching staff to let Wilson to throw the ball earlier in games and on early downs. It wasn’t like the Falcons were all over Seattle’s receivers, but the touch Wilson throws with to perfectly put the ball in the hands of his guys in full stride is just a beautiful thing to watch. D.K. Metcalf looks to have taken a step forward with his route-running and Tyler Lockett is back fully healthy. So that means it’s bombs away for the Seahawks, which means trouble for the rest of the league, since they can still win with the power run game and then take play-action shots off that.
3. Calvin Ridley is an absolute stud receiver
I always believed in this kid. He was my number one receiver in the draft three years ago coming out of Alabama and he immediately started producing in the pros. While he was on track for a 1000-yard campaign last season, he is off to an even better start in 2020. Against the Seahawks, he hauled in nine passes for 130 yards and two TDs. Ridley constantly created separation by attacking leverage and excellent route-running. While he isn’t a straight-burner necessarily, he knows how to find space and is very shifty after the catch. The only thing that sucked was that one bad drop late in the game on fourth down, when he was too focused on getting his feet in bounds and had the ball go right through his hands because of it. But he and Julio Jones are right there in the race for top receiver duos, in a loaded division for pass-catchers.


Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals

1. Welcome to Cincinnati, Joe Burrow
It’s always tough for a top draft pick to come to a bad team, try to turn things around and learn early on that even if he does everything right, it might not lead to victories. Burrow did not play a perfect game by any means – He got picked off by Melvin Ingram in the fourth quarter, who made such an instinctive play, when he read the screen pass and spun around to have the ball land right in his hands as Burrow shoveled it ahead late, he missed a potential touchdown to A.J. Green on a deep ball earlier and 13 points just don’t get you any wins in the NFL. That being said, he had his team in position to beat the Chargers, as he drove them all the way down to the L.A. three, only to have A.J. Green get called for an offensive pass interference on what would have otherwise been a game-winning TD and then his kicker to miss a chip-shot 31-yard field goal attempt. He better be hurt and not just have faked something there, once he saw the kick was wide right.
2. Mike Williams is one of the great big-play receivers in the game
Coming out of Clemson four years ago, Williams was known for being a super-physical downfield receiver, that had connected for a multitude of big plays with his former quarterback Deshaun Watson. That’s exactly what he has been in the NFL so far. Williams is incredible on 50-50 balls, he routinely comes through with big catches downfield along the sidelines and comes through when his team needs him most. Of the three receivers that went in the top ten back in 2017 (him, Corey Davis and John Ross), it is safe to say the Chargers has by far been the most best one – even though Davis had a pretty good showing himself on Monday. Last season Williams cracked the 1000-yard mark on a league-leading 20.4 yards per grab. This past Sunday against the Bengals he might have only caught four passes, but all of them were key in the victory – a great toe-tap grab at the sideline, coming back to the ball on a deep curl route and two go-balls on the sideline, where the safety almost knocked his head off on both of them.
3. Bobby Hart should not ever trash-talk
I have said many times that Hart is one of the worst starting offensive tackles in all of football and I have no idea why the Bengals continue to pay him, even with their bad track record of drafting linemen. I’m sure he tries “hart” and it’s not like he doesn’t belong in the league, but he should not talk trash – especially not to Joey Bosa, who came back to beat him for a sack with his well-known double-hand swipe, before getting into the face of Hart. This Chargers D-line was beating the crap out of Cincy’s front-five and the only reason they were in the game was their rookie quarterback speeding up his internal clock and still finding ways to make plays.


Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers

1. DeAndre Hopkins is worth so much more than a second-round pick
While I do understand that the Texans would not have been able to pay D-Hop the kind of money he demanded, Bill O’Brien doesn’t deserve any sympathy for being the laughing stock for NFL fans. Hopkins is an elite receiver and Houston certainly didn’t get back the return he was worth, as they basically got back a second-round pick and took a bad David Johnson contract off the hands of Arizona, even if he actually looked better in week one than he did all of 2019. Nuk had more catches (14) than all the Texans receivers combined on Thursday (13). He went for 151 yards, including a couple of big grabs, including setting up a one-yard Kenyan Drake touchdown after being called down just short.
2. The Cardinals defense is starting to come together
I know the day didn’t start off great for this Arizona D, when they allowed Raheem Mostert to slice through for a 76-yard catch-and-run touchdown on an angle route, but outside of that one play, they held the offense of the game’s most creative offensive play-caller in Kyle Shanahan to just 290 yards. Mostert averaged under four yards per carry on 15 attempts and they held the reigning NFC champs to just a field goal over 50 minutes of game time. I’d advise you to check out Brett Kollman’s breakdown of all the different elements to Vance Joseph’s defense, where it seems like they now have the pieces to actually be successful with it. Budda Baker is a flying missile, their run defense should take a huge step forward with what they added to the front and some of their other young guys made plays when they really needed to, including Byron Murphy breaking up that final fourth down attempt for San Francisco, even though the ball was certainly thrown behind the receiver.
3. Jimmy G has to be more accurate
I understand why 49ers fans are frustrated, because their team was in control of the game early on and even after the Cardinals took the lead, their quarterback had all the chances to still get them the W. San Francisco rushed for 123 yards on 4.9 yards per attempt and Garoppolo also relied heavily on his backs in the pass game. If you take away that 76-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Raheem Mostert, where the QB just had to lob it over the middle and watch #31 take off, Jimmy G threw for only 183 yards on the other 32 attempts he had (5.7 yards per attempts). His stat line did look pretty good, but it does not represent the performance he had. Because not only did he almost kill George Kittle on a simple bubble screen, by putting the ball way too high, but when his team needed him most, with the ball at the Arizona 21, he underthrew an easy touchdown to Kendrick Bourne on first down and then thew the ball behind Trent Taylor on fourth-and-five.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints

1. The Saints D-line has a clear advantage over the Bucs O-line
The formula for beating Tom Brady has been out there for a while – get home with four. He has been notorious for slicing up defenses when they have to send extra blitzers, which only a few teams have been able to do effectively. On Sunday, Cam Jordan & company made life very uncomfortable for the 43-year old quarterback, as they sacked him three times and made him move around constantly. You saw some frustration on the first pick he threw, expecting Mike Evans to continue going down the seams and he was off with ball-placement on a few occasions. This is the reason I had the Saints beating the Bucs in the NFC title game, when I put out my season predictions two weeks ago.
2. Scottie Miller will be a key piece to the Tampa Bay offense
The Bucs obviously have one of the premiere receiver duos in the league with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, their group of tight-end honestly goes three deep and they now have an interesting mixture of backs. However, the one guy who routinely came up with big plays for Tom Brady was little Scottie Miller. Last year’s sixth-round pick out of Bowling Green caught five passes for 73 yards and added another six-yard run against the Saints. Ronald Jones was the only one with more scrimmage yards for Tampa Bay on Sunday and that was by only three. The guy they call “Scooter” lined up inside and out, caught a couple of passes over the middle, came up with a big grab on a slot fade route and forced a P.I. call on an out-and-up. Miller could be Brady’s new version of Julian Edelman in his new home.
3. Alvin Kamara is a different breed
While I don’t advocate paying too many running backs beyond their rookie contract and I have to believe the Saints have turned off the salary cap on their Madden team, with how much they will be in the minus heading into next year’s offseason, we saw that elite running back they did pay for on Sunday. The Bucs are a tough for New Orleans, because with Drew Brees’ declining arm talent, they really want to rely more on their backs and that run game to control games, but Tampa Bay was the number one rush defense just last season and they should be near the top once again in 2020. Still, with Kamara not even being the team’s leading rusher (12 attempts for only 16 yards), he caught five passes for 51 yards and converted twice in the red-zone, once on a screen pass that seemed to be dead in the backfield and then on a six-yard run, where he bounced off a tackler, who in cinematic fashion lost his mouthpiece in the process. That explosiveness, the contact balance and the speed are all back, after he was banged up for most of last season.


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2020.09.16 23:55 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 16: 171 new cases, 167 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be tomorrow.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +171 16,128
Active cases 1,495 (+4)
Cases with "Unknown source" 389 (40.3%) in last 7 days (Change: +26 (-0.6%))
Tests +12,551 (~1.36% positive) 1,156,369
People tested +8,195 893,747 (~207,030/million)
Hospitalizations 38 (-1/-3 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 745 (+1)
ICU 6 (-1/-2 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 137 (+0)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +171 14,379
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 507 (-33) +2,328 361,554 +44 8,242 +0 120
Central 32 (-4) +330 75,392 +1 649 +0 7
Edmonton 710 (+60) +3,921 296,073 +119 4,145 +0 69
North 207 (-16) +1,315 84,472 +7 1,268 +0 33
South 34 (+1) +194 60,408 +3 1,787 +0 25
Unknown 5 (-4) +107 15,848 -3 37 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6903 (+37) 447 (-31) 6349 (+68) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3666 (+105) 633 (+49) 2967 (+56) 66 (+0)
Brooks 1129 (+0) 2 (+0) 1118 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 559 (+1) 5 (+1) 547 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 384 (+2) 60 (-2) 312 (+4) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 203 (+1) 46 (-4) 156 (+5) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 169 (+1) 8 (+0) 159 (+1) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+0) 8 (-1) 95 (+1) 0
Grande Prairie 97 (+1) 11 (-1) 84 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 75 (+1) 4 (+1) 69 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+0) 4 (+0) 59 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2536 (+22) 259 (-8) 2238 (+30) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10 (+0)
Sturgeon County 10
Foothills County 12
Smoky Lake County 12 (+1)
Clear Hills County 15 (-6)
Sherwood Park 16 (+3)
St Albert 20 (+4)
County of Northern Lights 30 (+1)
Vulcan County (8 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Crescent Heights High School, Calgary (added today)
  • Centre High, Edmonton (added today)
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Foothills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
Vulcan County was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+0) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 19 (+1) 1 (-1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 4 (-2) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northeast's active cases: 100
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 102 (-1)
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 104 (+9)
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2020.09.15 23:58 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 15: 124 new cases, 171 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability has now been set for Thursday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +124 15,957
Active cases 1,491 (-47)
Cases with "Unknown source" 363 (40.8%) in last 7 days (Change: -9 (+0.0%))
Tests +12,990 (~0.95% positive) 1,143,818
People tested +8,552 885,552 (~205,131/million)
Hospitalizations 39 (+2/+1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 744 (+2)
ICU 7 (+0) 137 (+0)
Deaths +0 254
Recoveries +171 14,212
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 540 (-17) +2,913 359,226 +34 8,198 +0 120
Central 36 (-13) +638 75,062 +2 648 +0 7
Edmonton 650 (-4) +3,426 292,152 +64 4,026 +0 69
North 223 (-9) +1,122 83,157 +21 1,261 +0 33
South 33 (-5) +325 60,214 +2 1,784 +0 25
Unknown 9 (+1) +128 15,741 +1 40 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6866 (+31) 478 (-11) 6281 (+42) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3561 (+56) 584 (-8) 2911 (+64) 66 (+1)
Brooks 1129 (+1) 2 (+0) 1118 (+1) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+0) 4 (+0) 547 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 382 (+1) 62 (-3) 308 (+4) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 202 (+7) 50 (-1) 151 (+8) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 168 (+0) 8 (-2) 158 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 103 (+1) 9 (-7) 94 (+8) 0
Grande Prairie 96 (+1) 12 (+1) 82 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (+0) 72 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 74 (+0) 3 (-2) 69 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+0) 4 (+0) 59 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2514 (+26) 267 (-14) 2208 (+40) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Okotoks 10
Smoky Lake County 11 (+1)
Sherwood Park 13 (-1)
Vulcan County 13 (+0)
St Albert 16 (-3)
Clear Hills County 21 (+6)
County of Northern Lights 29 (+3)
Chestermere (7 active) and Municipal District of Peace No. 135 (8) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
Watch
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (rose above 2-4 cases today)
2-4 cases
  • Notre Dame High School, Calgary
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Vulcan County
Calgary East and Municipal District of Peace No. 135 were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (+1) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 18 (+0) 2 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 6 (+1) 0 (+0)
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 95 (-7)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 102 (-1)
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2020.09.15 00:21 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 12 to 14 (3 day total): 418 new cases, 323 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw and Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be "later this week".
In an effort to reduce clutter in these posts, the updates to outbreak facilities is shown here.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +418 15,833
Active cases 1,538 (+94)
Cases with "Unknown source" 372 (40.8%) in last 7 days (Change: -2 (+3.7%))
Tests +46,158 (~0.9% positive) 1,130,828
People tested +30,449 877,000 (~203,150/million)
Hospitalizations 37 (-4/-6 based on Friday's post/portal data) 742 (+10)
ICU 7 (+1) 137 (+2)
Deaths +1 (1x 70-79) 254
Recoveries +323 14,041
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
  • Because of the reporting method, test numbers do not fully add up to the top line values
Value Sept 12 Sept 13 Sept 14
Cases 105 173 140
Tests 12,757 18,919 14,451
Test positive rate ~0.8% ~0.9% ~1.0%
People tested (approximate) 8,319 12,768 9,488
Hospital usage 44 42 37
ICU 6 7 7
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 557 (-33) +12,848 356,313 +146 8,164 +0 120
Central 49 (+4) +2,838 74,424 +15 646 +0 7
Edmonton 654 (+74) +8,966 288,726 +190 3,962 +0 69
North 232 (+19) +3,458 82,035 +61 1,240 +0 33
South 38 (+0) +1,785 59,889 +5 1,782 +0 25
Unknown 8 (+0) +554 15,613 +1 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6835 (+133) 489 (+7) 6239 (+126) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3505 (+167) 592 (+62) 2847 (+104) 66 (+1)
Brooks 1128 (+0) 2 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+0) 4 (-1) 547 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 381 (+16) 65 (-2) 304 (+18) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 195 (+13) 51 (-3) 143 (+16) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 168 (+2) 10 (-1) 156 (+3) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+0) 4 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 102 (+6) 16 (+0) 86 (+6) 0
Grande Prairie 95 (+2) 11 (-1) 82 (+3) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 1 (-1) 72 (+1) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 74 (+2) 5 (+2) 67 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 63 (+1) 4 (+0) 59 (+1) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2488 (+76) 281 (+32) 2168 (+44) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to Friday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 10 (+0)
Municipal District of Peace No. 135 10
Smoky Lake County 10
Vulcan County 13 (-13)
Sherwood Park 14
Clear Hills County 15 (-2)
St Albert 19 (+9)
County of Northern Lights 26 (+16)
Lethbridge County (8 active) and Airdrie (9) were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Lester B. Pearson High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Auburn Bay School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Ross Sheppard High School, Edmonton (2-4 cases)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge (2-4 cases)
Current list of regions under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Mackenzie County
  • Municipal District of Peace No. 135
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Smoky Lake County
  • Vulcan County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on Friday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 14 (+2) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 18 (-3) 2 (+1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 5 (-3) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Weekend testing
  • Thanks AHS and Alberta Precision Laboratories for their surge capacity to tackle a testing backlog
  • The identified case numbers are higher, but higher due to extremely high lab testing over weekend
Schools
  • Knows that there is significant anxiety, particularly for students and teachers due to the intense scrutiny of school reopening
  • Wants to emphasize that transparency on school numbers does not mean increased risk at schools
  • Cases, like elsewhere
  • 42 cases identified at 35 schools
  • 3 more outbreaks (no evidence of in-school transmission): Lester B Pearson High School, Auburn Bay School, Ross Sheppard High School
  • Stresses that limits for declaring an outbreak are very low thresholds, especially in large schools, and that strong measures are taken when cases are identified
  • Transmission in school will occur, but limiting the spread will be important
A "second wave"
  • We may very well see one
  • The shape of it is in Albertan's hands and the collective actions of the populace
  • The best course of action will be to keep community transmission low
Q&A
  • Can parents access to their child's "my health records" online?: Yes, but work is still underway
  • How does testing contrast with Kenney's promise of 20,000 tests/day?: 20,000 surge capacity is available, but there was no intention to reach that routinely
  • Where does the backlog stand now?: Defers to AHS
  • How any students are isolating?: Public health has a list of total contacts (doesn't differentiate between student and non-student).
  • How do student cases compare to expectation?: Cases consistent with rise in overall cases in the province. We should work to minimize the cases in the community
  • Response to rise in cases internationally?: Sees it as "Covid fatigue". Thinks Alberta's numbers are "higher than ideal", but no specific threshold to trigger a response. Specifically uses "100 cases a day, ideally slightly lower" in answer
  • Asked about rate of false positives?: Alberta's asymptomatic testing indicates that case numbers are primarily driven by symptomatic cases, close contacts, and people at outbreaks
Statements by Deputy Minister Corbould
  • On "How many students are isolating": Doesn't know, but points to the 98% of schools without impact
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Edmonton Northgate's active cases: 102 (rose above 100 over weekend)
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 103 (-4)
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2020.09.12 14:04 doanthevu1910 [TOMT][MOVIE][2010s] Rom-com(?) movie with a character named Brooke.

I watched an excerpt of this movie on the Cinemax channel in Asia back in around 2010. Here below is the description of the scene that I remember the most.
A pair of (high school or college) guy and girl were studying together in the girl's bedroom. The subject they were learning was related to Biology, with something about the mosquitoes. Things got pretty hot and the girl told the boy to go buy some condoms. When he got out of the store he discovered that his car had been stolen. He called the cops/securities (who were standing nearby) but they all seemed unwilling to help. Desperated, he said "At least I still have Brooke." and tried to call the girl. However, the number of the girl (which he had written onto his palm before) had already faded, leaving him with a wrong number. When he called, the wrong number led to a call center of an insurance company/a bank.
Some lines that I remember from the scene:
The girl: "...Wanna touch my breast?"
The cops (to the boy): "...What? That damn car would be in the South tomorrow. (...) Go home, boy. (...) You got a girlfriend? Call her."
The boy (to himself): "At least I still have Brooke."
I've tried lots of websites to try looking for this but still no luck. Thanks a lot in advance!
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2020.09.12 00:18 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 11: 111 new cases, 161 recoveries, change of 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next availability is scheduled for Monday (as is the next public data update).
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +111 15,415
Active cases 1,444 (-50)
Cases with "Unknown source" 352 (36.5%) in last 7 days (Change: -22 (-0.6%))
Tests +11,989 (~0.9% positive) 1,084,670
People tested +8,108 846,551 (~196,097/million)
Hospitalizations 41 (-2/-3 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 732 (+0)
ICU 6 (-1) 135 (+0)
Deaths +1 (80+) 253 (1 previous death withdrawn)
Recoveries +161 13,718
  • The death that is now determined to be not Covid related was 20-29
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
  • Note: There was a typo on yesterday's Calgary Zone active. It read 694 (should have been 594). I have since corrected it
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 560 (-34) +2,816 343,465 +30 7,988 +0 120
Central 45 (+0) +783 71,586 +2 629 +0 7
Edmonton 580 (-16) +3,055 279,760 +50 3,722 +0 68
North 213 (-2) +1,019 78,577 +25 1,154 +0 33
South 38 (+1) +322 58,104 +3 1,774 +0 25
Unknown 8 (+1) +123 15,059 +1 37 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6702 (+27) 482 (-30) 6113 (+57) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3338 (+49) 530 (-12) 2743 (+61) 65 (+0)
Brooks 1128 (+0) 2 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+0) 5 (+0) 546 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 365 (+10) 67 (+3) 286 (+7) 12 (+0)
Fort McMurray 182 (+8) 54 (-1) 127 (+9) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 166 (+2) 11 (+0) 153 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 105 (+1) 4 (+1) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 96 (+1) 16 (-1) 80 (+2) 0
Grande Prairie 93 (+0) 12 (-1) 79 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 2 (-1) 71 (+1) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 72 (+0) 3 (+0) 67 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 62 (+0) 4 (+0) 58 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (+0) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2412 (+13) 249 (-8) 2124 (+21) 39 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 10 (+1)
County of Northern Lights 10 (+0)
Lethbridge County 10 (+0)
St Albert 10 (-1)
Airdrie 13 (-3)
Clear Hills County 17 (-2)
Vulcan County 26 (-1)
  • No zones were removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge (2-4 cases)
Current list of zones under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Vulcan County
No zones were removed from the "watch" classification today.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 12 (-1) 5 (-1)
Edmonton 21 (-1) 1 (+0)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 11) 0 (+0)
North 8 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Clarification on singing/dancing
  • Knows that the arts are important for many
  • Previously, wind instruments were severely limited indoors
  • Changes have been made based on emerging evidence
  • Updated guidelines are online for allowing limited band practice, singing, and wind instrument concerts to occur provided distancing, enhanced cleaning, and other precautions are taken
  • Choirs may begin, with maximum size limits and masking while singing
  • Audience singing isn't allowed
  • Congregational singing in faith settings is discouraged (easier to enforce controls in smaller singing groups)
  • Dance floors are not allowed and gathering limits remain the same
School case details
  • 32 cases linked to 29 schools
  • Currently 3 schools with outbreaks
  • No community risk and all affected individuals are isolating
New outbreak
  • 1 unit of Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie has two cases. Testing and contact tracing underway. Facility remains safe for visitors and staff
  • Asked later about details. Cannot give details of staff/patients
Details of Covid-19
  • Thinks it is important for everyone to understand how the virus works
  • It is a respiratory virus and transmitted via droplets into another person's nose, mouth, or eyes
  • It can attach to your cells and will build up and you can become infectious. For most people, it takes 5-8 days. However, up to 14 days is possible (which is how the 2 week incubation period was decided). People are not infectious for all 14 days, but we are not sure if or how long it will take to occur
  • This is why a 14 day isolation period is used. A negative test isn't enough as not enough virus may have built up yet
  • People who are not close contacts are unlikely to have Covid-19, so this is why they are only asked to stay home until symptoms resolve
  • Covid-19 affects people in a wide variety of ways, leading to the large list of potential symptoms listed online
  • Shortness of breath and pneumonia are possible symptoms and can require to oxygen therapy for more severe cases
  • This is why students/parents are given the checklist
Q&A
  • With growing class sizes, how big is too big?: refers to previous answer by Deputy Minister Corbould. Distance and screening are equally important measures as class sizes
  • Are there contradictions in business/school guidelines?: Focuses on trade off (masking, in particular) made primarily with the difficulty of communication or effective learning in a school environment. Salons (the reporter's specific question) have larger flow of traffic than a seated classroom
  • Have reinfections occurred?: no reinfections noted in Alberta
  • What has to happen before businesses are alerted to a staff/volunteer's positive case?: contact tracing has experienced some challenges with timeline. Gap has been closed and AHS claims contact tracing can begin within 24 hours after the positive is detected
  • Are there a "substantial number of schools" with outbreaks on Hutterite colonies?: does not have numbers on those schools in specific. Notes there are still concerns about releasing too many details for small schools
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 107 (-1)
Update 1 - If I am reading this article correctly, the south assessment centre in Edmonton will only be only available for appointment testing
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2020.09.11 00:25 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 10: 113 new cases, 199 recoveries, 5 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw and Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould. Dr Hinshaw will have a media availability tomorrow.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +113 15,304
Active cases 1,494 (-91)
Cases with "Unknown source" 374 (37.1%) in last 7 days (Change: +6 (+1.1%))
Tests +9,725 (~1.2% positive) 1,072,681
People tested +6,417 838,433 (~194,217/million)
Hospitalizations 43 (-2) 732 (+6)
ICU 7 (+0) 135 (+0)
Deaths +5 (1x 20-29, 1x 50-50, 2x 70-79, 1x 80+) 253
Recoveries +199 13,557
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 594 (-61) +2,446 340,649 +25 7,988 +2 120
Central 45 (-3) +658 70,803 +1 629 +0 7
Edmonton 596 (-17) +2,231 276,705 +63 3,722 +1 68
North 215 (+1) +818 77,558 +24 1,154 +2 33
South 37 (-8) +196 57,782 +2 1,774 +0 25
Unknown 7 (-3) +68 14,936 -2 37 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6675 (+25) 512 (-55) 6056 (+80) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3289 (+53) 542 (-20) 2682 (+72) 65 (+1)
Brooks 1128 (-1) 2 (-1) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 558 (+1) 5 (+0) 546 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 355 (+8) 64 (-1) 279 (+7) 12 (+2)
Fort McMurray 174 (+2) 55 (-7) 118 (+9) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 164 (+1) 11 (-7) 151 (+8) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 104 (+0) 3 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 95 (+0) 17 (-1) 78 (+1) 0
Grande Prairie 93 (+0) 13 (-1) 78 (+1) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 3 (+0) 70 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 72 (+0) 3 (+0) 67 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 62 (+0) 4 (+0) 58 (+0) 0
Warner county 62 (+0) 3 (-1) 58 (+1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2399 (+24) 257 (+3) 2103 (+19) 39 (+2)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
County of Northern Lights 10
Lethbridge County 10 (+0)
St Albert 11
Airdrie 16 (+0)
Clear Hills County 19 (-1)
Vulcan County 27 (-2)
  • Chestermere (9 active) was removed from this list today
Schools with Outbreaks listed online (2+ cases in last 14 days):
  • St. Wilfrid Elementary School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Henry Wise Wood High School, Calgary (2-4 cases)
  • Chinook High School, Lethbridge (2-4 cases)
Current list of zones under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • County of Northern Lights
  • Clear Hills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Vulcan County
Calgary Centre, Edmonton Duggan, and Edmonton Rutherford were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 13 (-1) 6 (+1)
Edmonton 22 (+0) 1 (-1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 0 (-1) 0 (+0)
North 8 (+0) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Changes on swimming guidelines
  • Indoor hot tubs, dry saunas, steam saunas can open if enhanced cleaning and distancing between cohorts, and additional measures are in place
  • Based on no cases linked to outdoor hot tubs and whirlpools in the last few months and experience in other provinces (e.g. - BC)
Details/Sentiments on today's numbers
  • Active cases are still a concerning total
  • Albertans have managed rising cases previously and solution remains the same: public health system must watch spread closely and respond. Citizens must "do a little more" to reduce spread through day-to-day choices
  • Deaths occurred in past few days
  • One death was a man in his 20's in Edmonton. Later, Dr Hinshaw was asked about comorbidity and she believes the individual had "chronic conditions"
  • Testing averages have 11,000 tests/day for last week
Schools
  • Knows cases and schools are concerning for people.
  • 24 cases at 21 schools while infectious
  • First three school outbreaks at: Henry Wise Wood High School, St. Wilfrid Elementary School (both in Calgary), and Chinook High School (Lethbridge)
  • While outbreaks, it is cautious use of the term as threshold is extremely low
  • No evidence of transmission in school for any of the outbreaks and represents 2 cases in the school within a 14 day period while infections
  • Parents will be alerted via AHS and school, but there is significant public interest in this information
  • On the topic of single case declaration: stakeholders have expressed concern about patient confidentiality, especially in smaller schools. Currently looking to address the concerns
Retrospective study of cases in Alberta
  • Has been asked about undetected cases.
  • A retrospective study of 23,000+ samples taken for other illnesses from Dec 1 2019 to March 7 2020 (2 days after first case detected) was conducted
  • 1 case of Covid-19 was identified from February 24, 2020. Individual had returned from USA and originally tested for influenza
  • The low positive cases and short timeline between positive and the first detected case are positive signs. China and France had a much larger gap between first known case retrospectively and first identified case
Expansion of testing
  • Test results can be acquired via text message or autodialer, selected when they test with AHS
  • This is in addition to autodialer are in addition to negatives and in-person calls for positives previously used
Other Q&A
  • Impact of masking effectiveness in large cities?: Hard to say as we don't know trajectory without masking. Transmission trends are in places where masking wouldn't have helped
  • Response to Henry Wise Wood principal's concerns (students congregating outside school with lack of distancing and masking)?: has heard that student activity after school is concerning. Schools can only do so much and everybody has the responsibility after school to not acquire/spread Covid. Encourages parents of students in JSr High to have the conversation with their kids, similar to other activities
  • Why not update the school outbreak map daily?: original intention is three times a week. However, there is significant public interest and is working with analytic team to move to daily updates. That takes some time to ensure accurate timely information is provided
  • Asked for response to crowded student environment inside schools: feels there is "room for improvement" and that everyone (including students, parents, teachers, administrators) should think about solutions. Emphasizes a collective effort
  • Are the cases in school in line with expectations?: they are a reflection of a higher than "ideal" community transmission
Statements by Deputy Minister Corbould
  • (In regards to the Henry Wise Wood concerns, above): has heard about some of these concerns and is in communication with the school and superintendent to see if government can provide support. This was a discussion raised in a meeting yesterday with the Minister. Encourages students to follow the school protocol when you leave
  • (In regards to the crowded school environments, above): protocol in school is clear. If they aren't being followed, "we have to do better". We need to help the students understand the importance of mask wearing and distancing. Compliments the work of school boards at getting the protocol in place
  • As students toggle between school/at home learning, are additional resources available?: schools are prepared for online instruction. Cash transfer has been made this week
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 108 (-17)
  • Calgary Lower NE's active cases: 99 (-14)
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2020.09.10 00:27 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 9: 98 new cases, 204 recoveries, 1 death

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw and Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould. Dr Hinshaw will be available every afternoon this week.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +98 15,191
Active cases 1,585 (-107)
Cases with "Unknown source" 368 (36.0%) in last 7 days (Change: -9 (-0.6%))
Tests +10,510 (~0.9% positive) 1,062,956
People tested +6,970 832,016 (~192,730/million)
Hospitalizations 45 (+0/-1 based on yesterday's post/portal data) 726 (+2)
ICU 7 (-3) 135 (+1)
Deaths +1 (1x 70-79) 248
Recoveries +204 13,358
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 655 (-77) +2,269 338,203 +22 7,963 +0 118
Central 48 (-4) +548 70,145 -1 628 +0 7
Edmonton 613 (-35) +2,835 274,474 +53 3,659 +1 67
North 214 (+2) +920 76,740 +18 1,130 +0 31
South 45 (+7) +306 57,586 +6 1,772 +0 25
Unknown 10 (+0) +92 14,868 +0 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6650 (+21) 567 (-73) 5976 (+94) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3236 (+49) 562 (-33) 2610 (+81) 64 (+1)
Brooks 1129 (+0) 3 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 557 (+0) 5 (+0) 545 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 347 (+3) 65 (-1) 272 (+4) 10 (+0)
Fort McMurray 172 (+5) 62 (-4) 109 (+9) 1 (+0)
Lethbridge 163 (+1) 18 (+1) 143 (+0) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 104 (+0) 3 (+1) 96 (-1) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 95 (+0) 18 (+0) 77 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 93 (+3) 14 (+3) 77 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+0) 3 (+0) 70 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 72 (+0) 3 (+0) 67 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 62 (+0) 4 (+2) 58 (-2) 0
Warner county 62 (+1) 4 (+2) 57 (-1) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2375 (+15) 254 (-5) 2084 (+20) 37 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 10 (-1)
Lethbridge County 10
Airdrie 16 (-3)
Clear Hills County 20 (-2)
Vulcan County 29 (+0)
  • Parkland County (9 active) was removed from this list today
Current list of zones under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Centre
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Duggan
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Vulcan County
Calgary North, Chestermere, and Edmonton Mill Woods West were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 14 (-1) 5 (-1)
Edmonton 22 (+0) 2 (-1)
Central 0 (Since Sept 8) 0 (+0)
South 1 (+0) 0 (+0)
North 8 (+1) 0 (-1)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Tested before travelling
  • Many places require documentation of a negative test before travel
  • Should be taken 7-10 days before you travel
Schooling
  • Understands the uncertainty and stress
  • Availability will be made every day this week to address questions during this uncertainty
  • Choices are being made based on best information at time, then adapt based on developing information
  • 16 cases attending 16 different schools while they were infectious
  • Thinks it is important to explain why these numbers are used instead of total students testing positive
  • Suggests, as a parent, that it would not be helpful for risk analysis if they hear about students who have not been a risk to their child. Students and staff are only at risk with a student at the school who was infectious.
  • Cites a comparable case to long term care facilities - listing every long term care facility where a healthcare worker has been testing positive, regardless of whether or not they were working while infectious, is not beneficial and would only cause anxiety to family of residents
  • All parents, students, and staff have received direct alerts when a possible exposure has occurred. Sometimes schools have sent out alerts when the cases have not been at risk for exposure at school.
  • A new online map has been created, listing schools with 2+ cases who may have infectious while at school in last 14 days. Schools listed will have possible exposure risks. So far, none of the 16 schools qualify
Other statements
  • "The continued rise in active cases in Alberta is something that we all need to be concerned about"
  • Additional flu vaccines have been ordered this year
Q&A
  • Considerations being made for closing businesses (ala BC)?: looking to see if there is a clear business-case relation that may reduce case numbers. No particular business that restrictions may reduce. Majority of cases appear to be from close contacts, social gathering, and household settings that aren't easy to control via public measures
  • Testing time?: Still working to reduce it, particularly with frontline test taking and lab test processing
  • Message to those protesting masks?: knows people have concerns and different perspectives. Recommendations have been made based on worldwide evidence. Randomized controlled trials are not possible, but experimental evidence and collection of studies does not demonstrate "harms" to wearing medical masks while protecting others and self. Cloth masks do not protect the wearer as much (but growing evidence to reduce severity of infection) but can protect others around them
  • Clarity of continuing care deaths yesterday: individuals had returned to baseline health, but declined. Covid was considered a contributing factor to death according to treating physician based on symptoms that had recurred
  • Response to reports of tightly cramped hallways in Calgary high schools?: Hasn't seen videos, but concerning if no distancing is possible in hallways. Believes it will be a learning process, but we shouldn't treat masking as a replacement. Schools with such challenges might want to contact other schools to figure out how to stagger class times. Crowded close environments should be avoided
Statements by Deputy Minister Corbould
  • Education for isolating children?: online supports were prepared for school year
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 125 (-22)
  • Calgary Lower NE's active cases: 113 (-28)
Update 1 - I wasn't able to find the school status map that was stated by Dr Hinshaw. This is the link if you need to refer to it. It has also been added to the notes above.
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2020.09.09 00:42 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 5 to 8 (4 day total): 619 new cases, 375 recoveries, 5 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media availability by Dr Deena Hinshaw and Deputy Minister of Education Andre Corbould. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be tomorrow.
In an effort to reduce clutter in these posts, the updates to outbreak facilities is shown here. Of particular note, multiple outbreaks have been declared in North Zone, including at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Multiple outbreaks have also been declared in Edmonton's Supportive Living Facilities.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +619 15,093
Active cases 1,692 (+259)
Cases with "Unknown source" 377 (36.6%) in last 7 days (Change: +46 (+3.7%))
Tests +47,445 (~1.3% positive) 1,052,446
People tested +32,081 825,046 (~191,116/million)
Hospitalizations 45 (-2/-5 based on Friday's post/portal data) 724 (+12)
ICU 10 (+1/-1 based on Friday's post/portal data) 134 (+1)
Deaths +5 (2x 50-59, 3x 80+) 247
Recoveries +375 13,154
Division of top line numbers by day (where available):
  • Because of the reporting method, test numbers do not fully add up to the top line values
Value Sept 5 Sept 6 Sept 7 Sept 8
Cases 154 171 137 157
Tests 11,386 11,368 12,091 12,561
Test positive rate ~1.4% ~1.5% ~1.1% ~1.2%
People tested (approximate) 7,711 7,538 8,272 8,708
Hospital usage 52 48 47 45
ICU 13 13 11 10
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 732 (+94) +10,996 335,934 +209 7,941 +0 118
Central 52 (+12) +2,749 69,597 +18 629 +0 7
Edmonton 648 (+104) +10,441 271,639 +266 3,606 +4 66
North 212 (+41) +5,636 75,820 +111 1,112 +1 31
South 38 (+2) +1,602 57,280 +9 1,766 +0 25
Unknown 10 (+6) +657 14,776 +6 39 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
  • Please note: there appears to be a discrepancy between the geospatial map and the relaunch map. The geospatial data indicates 2 active cases in Wood Buffalo, while the relaunch map indicates 68. I have used the geospatial data below as it has a complete set of data (total, active, recovered), but I presume it is inaccurate
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6629 (+180) 640 (+85) 5882 (+95) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 3187 (+238) 595 (+95) 2529 (+140) 63 (+3)
Brooks 1129 (+1) 3 (+1) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 557 (+2) 5 (+2) 545 (+0) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 344 (+22) 66 (-1) 268 (+23) 10 (+0)
Fort McMurray 167 (+41) 66 (+33) 100 (+7) 1 (+1)
Lethbridge 162 (+3) 17 (+1) 143 (+2) 2 (+0)
Cardston county 104 (+1) 2 (+0) 97 (+1) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 95 (+4) 18 (+4) 77 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 90 (+2) 11 (-5) 77 (+7) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 74 (+1) 3 (-1) 70 (+2) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 72 (+1) 3 (-1) 67 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 62 (+1) 2 (+1) 60 (+0) 0
Warner county 61 (+2) 2 (First since Sept 1) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2360 (+120) 259 (+43) 2064 (+76) 37 (+1)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to Friday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 11 (-1)
Parkland County 11
Airdrie 19 (-7)
Clear Hills County 22 (-1)
Vulcan County 29 (+12)
  • St Albert (9 active) was removed from this list today
Current list of zones under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Centre
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • Chestermere
  • City of Edmonton (as a whole, plus the regions below)
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Duggan
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Edmonton Rutherford
  • Edmonton Woodcroft East
  • Clear Hills County
  • Mackenzie County
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Vulcan County
No regions were removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on Friday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 15 (-1) 6 (+1)
Edmonton 22 (+1) 3 (-1)
Central 0 (-1) 0 (+0)
South 1 (+1) 0 (+0)
North 7 (-2) 1 (+1)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw:
Details and sentiments on numbers
  • 2 deaths were at the Good Samaritan Southgate and were considered recovered. However, their conditions worsened and later passed
  • Highest active cases since May 9th
  • Concerned about rise in cases and focus needs to be on limiting spread. Higher cases numbers can strain this capacity
  • Rise in cases from close contacts of known case
  • Trend of people with mild symptoms not staying home upon onset of symptoms. It is critical that people with such symptoms stay home, as annoying as it may be
  • This means we need systems to help people stay home
  • Specifically notes (1) supports for workers needing to pay bills and (2) parents who need to keep their kids home without impacting the kid's education or parent's work performance
New Outbreaks
  • Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton: 7 cases in staff linked to outbreak. No risk identified to guests as of yet. In a follow up question, the cause of spread is under investigation
School Cases
  • Cases were identified over weekend. Cases in school were not unexpected. AHS has moved swiftly to keep schools safe
  • Knows that children and parents hearing a positive diagnosis can be upsetting
  • Important to talk to children about what the status means: close contacts must isolate for 14 days. Testing can be arranged, though they must stay at home for 14 days even after a negative test result
  • Understands the frustration of possibly having to stay home after just a few short days
Approach to School Protocol
  • Approach to close contacts will change as experienced is gained in classroom setting
  • "All students in a classroom are considered close contacts if a classmate attended while infectious"
  • Wants to highlight numbers: since Sept 1st, 11 cases in 11 different school (~2,389 schools with no disruption), all acquired in community
  • Allowing schools to enact enhanced distancing measures (2+ m distance) in lieu of masking. It requires detailed plans be sent and approved by CMOH. Fort Vermilion has submitted such a plan
  • Committed to adding online tools for sharing information on school status and cases in days to come
Behaviour of Students
  • Has received reports of students, in particular older ones, have been meeting after school in close contacts (without masks) and sharing drinks
  • Even if schools operate perfectly, there is responsibility for both parents and students to follow the same precautions outside the school
  • Knows there is a lot of data. To help condense this, Dr Hinshaw has written an open letter that will be shared to parents soon (and will be shared online)
Q&A - Schools
  • Asked about discrepancy in cases between "Support Our Students" website and officially reported data: notes a difference between cases where students where have been at school while potentially transmitting and students who test positive (isn't clear which the website uses). AHS has reported 11 that have been at school at a time where they could transmit. Also considers a delay in reporting a possibility
  • Asked about regular reporting on schools: requirements have been made that parents and staff will be alerted that a possible exposure could occur in the school environment. Parents don't need to rely on social media to inform them (and should be the first to know). A website will be made which has 5+ cases (regardless of they are community acquired or in school)
  • Asked about NDP request for reporting a school with singular cases: notes that the framework was based on other settings (where not every company or location with a single case has been publicly stated)
  • What is the "reality" of cases?: Slowly increasing community transmission which can increase probability of cases in schools. Currently, we are having cases in a vast minority of schools and it is too early to say if school model is sufficient. Expects low level of transmission and families must make the best decision based on their context.
  • Short answer: current status is "not unexpected" and, if community transmission continues to rise, other models may be needed in other high transmission area.
  • (Interjection by Deputy Minister Corbould): "calm, deliberate, concise decision making" is what he's seeing
  • Were cases expected this soon?: would have preferred to have seen cases from individuals with mild symptoms to have stayed home (Personal interjection - the question itself wasn't directly answered and was the final question, so there was no opportunity for follow up)
Q&A - Other
  • About possible staff shortage at Misericoridia due to isolation after retirement party: specifically notes that people must consider possible avenues of spread at social events
  • Does Alberta need to tighten restrictions (contrast with Ontario/BC)?: something that must be considered when looking at active cases. Hasn't seen a steep acceleration of cases, but things can change in a hurry. Notes multiple situations may not be easily correctable by formal restrictions. Collective personal choices (such as close contact at a social event) may have stronger impact. Signal from Albertans is "they are willing to pull together if we just tell them how to do it"
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 147 (+13)
  • Calgary Lower NE's active cases: 141 (+22)
  • If my recollection of previous cases is correct, the last death today was in Leduc
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2020.09.07 20:44 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: choralmusic posts from 2019-09-07 to 2020-09-06 14:44 PDT

Period: 364.72 days
Submissions Comments
Total 435 1121
Rate (per day) 1.19 3.07
Unique Redditors 265 480
Combined Score 5024 2617

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 594 points, 51 submissions: steinweg
    1. Eleven year-old Leonard Bernstein, future conductor, composer, pianist, author, educator and humanitarian, climbing a mountain with his father, Samuel, in 1929. (55 points, 11 comments)
    2. Robert Shaw conducts final rehearsal for Severance Hall, Cleveland Orchestra premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Cleveland All-City High School Chorus and Children's Choir, March, 1968. (53 points, 19 comments)
    3. Robert Shaw, conducting, with violinist Isaac Stern - San Diego Symphony, 1957. Photo credit: Bill Ramsey. (48 points, 0 comments)
    4. Robert Shaw - Autographed score The Passion According to St. John - J.S. Bach - from performance at The Meadow Brook Festival, 1967 (47 points, 4 comments)
    5. Locus iste a deo factus est - Anton Bruckner Tenebrae Choir, Nigel Short, conducting (32 points, 12 comments)
    6. A silk handkerchief with the manuscript for "Keep the Home Fires Burning" by Ivor Novello. The opening melody bears a resemblance to Gustav Holst's Christmas setting of "In the Bleak Midwinter." (31 points, 4 comments)
    7. Leonard Bernstein - Autographed Choral Score from Mahler Symphony No. 2 - performance by The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Blossom Music Center, July 9, 1970. It was his only Cleveland appearance. Find link to this matchless performance in my comments. (28 points, 7 comments)
    8. Be not afraid, from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn - Chorus and Orchestra (live performance) Silvertown Auditorium New Apostolic Church, Cape Town, South Africa (21 points, 2 comments)
    9. Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture - live performance by Swingle Singers (20 points, 2 comments)
    10. A very young Robert Shaw (center right) helping Fred Waring (center left) serve cake to service men in NYC. Bob Shaw was developing a choral ensemble for Waring and the "Pennsylvanians." (18 points, 2 comments)
  2. 177 points, 10 submissions: whatatwit
    1. Sir Stephen Cleobury, who directed the choir at King's College Cambridge for nearly four decades, has died aged 70. (39 points, 4 comments)
    2. Joseph Shabalala, founder of famed vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, dies at 78. (32 points, 2 comments)
    3. Choristers of the Coronation: One time boy choristers fondly recall 1953, and the magical experience of singing at Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. (26 points, 0 comments)
    4. [UK] Gareth Malone's National Choir: Gareth Malone announces a new initiative to bring together both amateur and professional performers around the country as we experience day to day social distancing. (22 points, 2 comments)
    5. Choral Evensong, King's College, Cambridge (from 2016): A recording of a 2016 live broadcast from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, in memory of Sir Stephen Cleobury who died a week ago Friday. (15 points, 0 comments)
    6. Celebrating Sven-David Sandstrőm (who died 2019/06/10): The Swedish Radio Choir with pieces by Sven-David Sandstrőm alongside motets by his revered Bach. (BBC European Radio Sharing) (14 points, 2 comments)
    7. BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Bach and Part from Estonia: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir sing Bach and Arvo Part. (10 points, 0 comments)
    8. Christmas Around Europe: Vienna, Copenhagen, Madrid, Tartu, Helsinki, Reykjavik, Malmo, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Gdansk, Riga, Merseberg and Sofia (~ 13 1/2 hrs. not all of these are choral) (ignore 'previous' when on episode 1 the BBC is being underfunded) (9 points, 0 comments)
    9. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Mass in B minor, BWV 232 Choir: Balthasar Neumann Chorus. Orchestra: B'Rock Orchestra. Conductor: Ivor Bolton. (BBC European Radio Sharing) (5 points, 0 comments)
    10. There are a few choral questions in this episode of Counterpoint (Series 33, Heat 4) from the BBC. (5 points, 0 comments)
  3. 164 points, 8 submissions: Matthew1428
    1. Stunning arrangement of two beautiful Wailin' Jenny's songs "Long Time Traveller - Swing Low Sail High" by Luther College Nordic Choir (35 points, 4 comments)
    2. "And So I Go On" by Jake Runestad....I discovered this song yesterday, and have not gotten the second half of the piece out of my head since I first heard it (30 points, 10 comments)
    3. What are your favorite choral pieces by women/people of coloqueer folks/etc.? Let's celebrate those voices and what they bring to the world of choral music! (28 points, 19 comments)
    4. Since you all appreciated some Jake Runestad in the last post, get a kick of this!!! "A Silence Haunts Me" (24 points, 10 comments)
    5. Ave Maria by Kevin Memley (21 points, 5 comments)
    6. Kim André Arnesen - What is Peace? (17 points, 1 comment)
    7. Go Tell It on the Mountain Stellenbosch University Choir (8 points, 8 comments)
    8. Alright....let's talk about our favorite collegiate choirs! (1 point, 1 comment)
  4. 157 points, 1 submission: BeardedForHerPleasur
    1. Light & Chest Colds (157 points, 1 comment)
  5. 138 points, 6 submissions: treeguy345
    1. Lamentations of Jeremiah - Randall Stroope. Had the opportunity to sing this with Stroope himself conducting! (36 points, 9 comments)
    2. Alleluia - Jake Runestad. One of my favorite pieces. (30 points, 2 comments)
    3. Music of Stillness - Elaine Hagenburg. The first piece that brought me to tears. As a bass 2, having a low D flat was nice too! (25 points, 10 comments)
    4. Ezekiel - Stacey Gibbs. The most fun piece I’ve ever had the privilege to perform! (16 points, 3 comments)
    5. Nothin’ gonna stumble my feet - Greg Gilpin. One of my favorite spirituals. (16 points, 3 comments)
    6. Alway Something Sings - Dan Forrest. One of the most moving choral music pieces I’ve ever heard. (15 points, 2 comments)
  6. 117 points, 3 submissions: babybitchboi
    1. Hope you're all safe and healthy, wanted to share something that sparked joy with me today- VOCES8: Earth Song - Frank Ticheli (60 points, 6 comments)
    2. VOCES8: A Boy and a Girl - Eric Whitacre (55 points, 1 comment)
    3. "protect yourself from infection – The Crossing / David Lang" - fitting during this pandemic (albeit, recorded last summer) (2 points, 0 comments)
  7. 112 points, 6 submissions: lapapinton
    1. All Star (As An English Madrigal) (SATB Choir) - Arranged by Nathan Howe (36 points, 4 comments)
    2. Slovenian choir sings Mia Makaroff's "Butterfly" (21 points, 3 comments)
    3. O Radiant Dawn (J. MacMillan) with Score (20 points, 1 comment)
    4. MSU Chorale: MLK - U2 (arr. Bob Chilcott) (17 points, 2 comments)
    5. Trinity College Choir and Helen Charlston: "How do you keep the music playing?" (14 points, 0 comments)
    6. Libera sing "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (4 points, 0 comments)
  8. 99 points, 4 submissions: trbleclef
    1. 45 of 60 people who went to Washington choir practice have coronavirus (44 points, 3 comments)
    2. Is Singing Together Safe In The Era Of Coronavirus? Not Really, Experts Say (37 points, 9 comments)
    3. High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice — Skagit County, Washington, March 2020 (12 points, 2 comments)
    4. Choirs may have to remain silent long after society reopens (6 points, 2 comments)
  9. 98 points, 6 submissions: hankyolkoo
    1. A virtual choir of myself singing the Shrek theme lol (30 points, 10 comments)
    2. Acapella arrangement of the original Spider Man theme :) (19 points, 6 comments)
    3. Autumn Leaves (acapella)/어텀 리브즈 (아카펠라) (15 points, 0 comments)
    4. Bob's Burgers Intro (acapella cover) (12 points, 0 comments)
    5. A Quiet Place (original arrangement) (11 points, 0 comments)
    6. I cover everything done by the voice in The Bells of Notre Dame (choir & solo) (11 points, 2 comments)
  10. 89 points, 1 submission: Jamster444
    1. Happy Valentine’s Day! (89 points, 5 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. steinweg (75 points, 46 comments)
  2. bronathan261 (50 points, 21 comments)
  3. knickknacksnackery (40 points, 6 comments)
  4. keakealani (37 points, 19 comments)
  5. Matthew1428 (33 points, 15 comments)
  6. WildUnit (31 points, 4 comments)
  7. etzpcm (30 points, 14 comments)
  8. BenjiMalone (29 points, 5 comments)
  9. choir-mama (28 points, 8 comments)
  10. RABlackAuthor (28 points, 6 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Light & Chest Colds by BeardedForHerPleasur (157 points, 1 comment)
  2. Happy Valentine’s Day! by Jamster444 (89 points, 5 comments)
  3. GIA Publications announce they are no longer publishing works by Daniel Elder by tasmimiandevil (73 points, 20 comments)
  4. Hope you're all safe and healthy, wanted to share something that sparked joy with me today- VOCES8: Earth Song - Frank Ticheli by babybitchboi (60 points, 6 comments)
  5. This is what we are singing this semester. And yes, I have the highest line 😱 by Hera2990 (57 points, 19 comments)
  6. Eleven year-old Leonard Bernstein, future conductor, composer, pianist, author, educator and humanitarian, climbing a mountain with his father, Samuel, in 1929. by steinweg (55 points, 11 comments)
  7. VOCES8: A Boy and a Girl - Eric Whitacre by babybitchboi (55 points, 1 comment)
  8. Robert Shaw conducts final rehearsal for Severance Hall, Cleveland Orchestra premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with the Cleveland All-City High School Chorus and Children's Choir, March, 1968. by steinweg (53 points, 19 comments)
  9. About two weeks ago I got to work with one of the greatest living composers out there. Such a genuine person and truly amazing director by DarkKnight5231 (51 points, 1 comment)
  10. My chorus did a thing. by Pergmanexe (49 points, 7 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 21 points: BayouDeSaird's comment in This is what we are singing this semester. And yes, I have the highest line 😱
  2. 20 points: WildUnit's comment in GIA Publications announce they are no longer publishing works by Daniel Elder
  3. 19 points: beaulee15's comment in w h a t
  4. 18 points: BenjiMalone's comment in What is the highest note (optional or required) ever written for a soprano 1 in choir?
  5. 18 points: knickknacksnackery's comment in New bass, struggling to "cover" voice, any techniques?
  6. 18 points: sirrustalot29's comment in Do you know what these little notes under “-sur-“ and “-cut” mean? (Soprano I in movement 4 of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana)
  7. 14 points: LeatardoDaVinci's comment in Suggestions for medical memorial service
  8. 14 points: Tintinabulation's comment in post allstate sadness
  9. 14 points: uglygerman's comment in What is this famous choral music?
  10. 14 points: yeehawhoneys's comment in 45 of 60 people who went to Washington choir practice have coronavirus
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2020.09.07 11:30 da_holyhandgrenade Aspiring Hero - Kai Karter AKA Vulcan

Name: Kai Karter. Hero Name: Vulcan
Age: 22
Appearance: Kai is a pretty slim built guy with some muscle but nothing too crazy. He has broccoli top brown chocolate hair with the back and sides of his hair trimmed. He's 5'11 and has a tan skin tone due to his powers. You can usually see him with a smile on his face. Oddly enough he has ash grey eyes which completely contrast the rest of his cheery face. He moves pretty light on his feet but not as swift or as graceful as a ballet dancer and usually has his hands in his pockets. His civilian outfit usually consists of dark track pants or jeans, a colourful short sleeved shirt and a hoodie of any kind and colour, though he usually doesn't wear the hood he likes the fashion of it. He has either white or black mid-calf length socks and black sneakers.
Personality: Kai is a pretty cool headed guy with a sense of humour. He enjoys being around other people/ friends and can be considered an extrovert. He's a total goofball around people he knows and always has people facepalming though in reality he's quite a socially smart guy. He's able to empathise with people pretty well and understand their emotions. His mindset is really relaxed when it comes to hardships in his life but he understands when to give up and when to keep going. Kai is a chill person when it comes to most things but he hates unnecessary things. Call it a pet peeve but it really ticks him off when something bad or even something neutral happens without reason, that's why he hates killing without motive and villains who encourage it.
Background: Kai is a meta-human and he discovered his power quite early at that. His first discovery of his abilities was a villain attack near the South Side of Paradiso when he was 6. He managed to save a young woman from being trapped under a pile of steel chains that dropped from a crane above. No one spotted his act of courage though, except an agent who was part of a department of Spark Agency that collects and trains heroes to make society a better place. This agent was Professor Newman who was a scientist at Spark. He saw the potential in Kai and recruited him. The agency began to do tests on him to further discover his power. Once his powers were discovered, Spark began to train him to test out his limits and become a hero. Meanwhile through all this he kept a close relationship to Professor Newman and the two began to share a father-son bond. His parents knew about this and were excited to see their little boy grow but since Kai spent most of his time at Spark Headquarters. They were sad that they barely got to see him. The older he got, the more strict the training became, as part of this Kai was also given full education from Spark. Though Kai was more or less content with this, the best part about his time at the agency were meeting his now best friends at the agency. They were Jesse, Brooke, Tyson, Dylan and Leandra. Their bond grew and matured throughout the years. At 19 he was fully trained and ready to go out to the field but instead of directly leaving, he took off to have time with his parents, he stayed with them for 3 years to make up for the lost time he had with them which leads us to now. At age 22 he's ready to start his journey as a what Spark call a "foundation" hero who begins with some restrictions. He can patrol only for low level crimes but if he sees a bigger threat he has permission to take it on with help from other heroes.
Resources:
He is funded by Spark who supplies for his hero fees and equipment as well as his rent and bills until he is a fully fledged hero in which he will be getting payed by Spark for his work

POWERS AND SKILLS

Power Descriptions:
He can create lava at super hot temperatures that he has full control of though he has to be focused to control it. He uses this ability in different techniques like projecting it at enemies, Forming the ground underneath into lava and riding it like a board or have it erupt through his fists like a volcano
He has the ability to cool down the lava he creates into a hard molten rock substance that is quite difficult to break.
Due to his abilities, he has a resistance to extreme heat
Power Drawbacks: The control of his lava depends on his emotional state and his concentration. If he gets too distracted or loses his cool, it might cause the lava to escape his control which can be quite devastating to a city or civilians as well as the enemy. It also should be noted that once his lava cools down into molten rock, he can no longer control it and he can not change it back into lava.
Skills:
Equipment/Weaponry: His suit is obviously very heat resistant and not too armoured. It has a belt which contains burn medication for anyone who gets too close to his lava and a bunch of water as well. The suit itself has a built in cooling system, just in case his lava gets too hot, even for him.

ATTRIBUTES/FEATS

Strength: High
Though not too physically strong, he can support things like a bus or even a small apartment under his molten rock, he can also melt his way through a metal vault with enough time
Agility: Low
His lava sledding technique moves quick enough to catch up to speeds of 95km/h , though nothing compared to a speed of a bullet or a jet, it can get him around the city quick enough
Intelligence/Wisdom: Low
He's not bad school smart wise but his real intelligence lies in his battle tactics, he thinks methodically through a fight, analysing any factor he can think of. He was taught by Professor Newman to think this way through a fight. Nonetheless, this level of intelligence is quite high for a human but is in no way superhuman and he can still make mistakes
Defence: Medium
He is already very durable against heat attacks but he can be more durable through his technique Mineral Armour. He coats his body in lava then hardens it into rock, creating a durable exoskeleton. This armour can withstand explosions while being only staggered or shocked without being seriously wounded. To disperse of this armour he melts it off with his lava.
Offence: Medium
As you can guess the lava is quite destructive and can seriously damage humans and most creatures at that. It can probably do quite some damage to structures but taking the whole thing down would need quite a bit of effort and tactical thinking.
OOC: I think this is a cool sub and I want to light that spark again so people start posting more.
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2020.09.06 06:59 Throwawayforfun12369 for comment

Generational Wealth Inequality
- The dark history of economic racism is very relevant to contemporary racial disparities.
- Due to class and economic trends, if you’re born poor, you’re much more likely to die poor [2]. Given the prominence of such things like redlining, Jim Crow Laws, and economic segregation
were much stronger than they are today, it is undisputed that blacks were set behind economically. Since these atrocities were very common just three generations ago, there are still
withstanding generational effects that black children face today. Is this to say class fluidity is non-existent? No. It’s acknowledging trends and the fact that those who grow up in poverty face substantial difficulty in becoming wealthy in contrast to middle class/upper class kids.
- For every $50 a white family has, a black family has $5. ($171,000 - $17,150)
- The Tulsa Greenwood District was known as the “Black Wall Street” in 1921, being the epicenter of black culture and business. But it was still subject greatly to Jim Crow Laws and black codes.
- On account of widespread segregation, blacks essentially had no choice as to where to locate their businesses.
- WIth a resurgence of even greater racial tensions such as the Ku Klux Klan, many blacks had prodigious fear.
- In 1919, anti-Black riots broke out around the country - including Tulsa.
- Other racially motivated violence included white lynch mobs
- This bill significantly contributed to the black-white wealth gap
- The New Deal’s Fair Labor Standards Act’s had exemption of black domestic agricultural and service occupations.
- “If your great-grandparents bought a home, chances are that your grandparents inherited wealth. Which maybe means that your parents didn't have to take out loans to go to college and got a helping hand with a down payment for a house early in life in a neighborhood with top schools. Which means that you got a great public education instead of a lousy one, allowing you to get into a good college and set yourself up to confer advantages on your own kids. And so on.” This isn’t abstract. This is why rich families stay rich.
- Black people couldn’t even own land for a significant time in American history. During reconstruction and after the Civil War, many freedmen were forced to work as sharecroppers and had mass exploitation of black labor, only further harming their family wealth for generations to come.
- “Whites were able to use the government guaranteed housing loans that were a pillar of the bill to buy homes in the fast growing suburbs. Those homes subsequently rose greatly in value in coming decades, creating vast new household wealth for whites during the postwar era.”
- “But black veterans weren't able to make use of the housing provisions of the GI Bill for the most part. Banks generally wouldn't make loans for mortgages in black neighborhoods, and African-Americans were excluded from the suburbs by a combination of deed covenants and informal racism.”
- We still feel the effects of that exclusion today
- Even prior to the establishment of the Department of Labor in 1913, Black Americans remained in the south where they worked as sharecroppers, harsh agricultural laborers, or (if female) domestic servants
- Keep in mind, 1913 is only two generations after the 13th amendment
- During WWI, when the government required mobilization of its labor power, all while increasing productivity. To do this, women and minority male workers were essentially forced to work under very little workplace regulation and in poor conditions. This was long before the conception of minimum wage.
- Few wartime wage orders actually mandated equal pay for equal work.
- During demobilization and around the start of the Cold War, minorities still struggled to find work, housing, and equal pay. Segregation and Jim Crow Laws/black codes were still in effect
- During the 1950’s, anti-discrimination labor and job laws were effectively non-existent in the annual reports of the Secretary of Labor
- Common reactionary rhetoric includes mentioning that minority men were looked at for labor under effect of the Korean War, but the government actually ended up looking for “more qualified” workers. (Workers who aren’t disadvantaged)
- Relevant repeat from generational wealth divides
- The Homestead Act in 1862 provided whites with massive quantities of land. At this time, slavery had yet to be abolished, so black men obviously couldn’t own land. This created millions of White Americans to set up districts before blacks even had rights. In the end, 270 million acres, which is equal to 10% of the land of the United States of America, were converted to private hands
- General Sherman’s civil war plan was never met. As an alternative, the south provided freedmen with 40 acres and a mule as reparations.
- “Only once was monetary compensation made for slavery, in Washington, D.C. There, government officials paid up to $300 per slave upon emancipation - not to the slaves, but to local slaveholders as compensation for loss of property.”
- “The landmark Social Security Act of 1935 provided a safety net for millions of workers, guaranteeing them an income after retirement. But the act specifically excluded two occupations: agricultural workers and domestic servants, who were predominantly African American, Mexican, and Asian. As low-income workers, they also had the least opportunity to save for their retirement. They couldn't pass wealth on to their children. Just the opposite. Their children had to support them.”
- Economic hardship extended far beyond 1865 during the 13th amendment. Regional inequality made it so that freedmen would have to work has sharecroppers with, almost always, no pay and crippling debt. Carpetbaggers who moved south to profit from this blatant exploitation of labor during reconstruction only worsened this economic disparity with contemporary effects.
- “Given the severe constraints on economic opportunity in the South and large gaps in average incomes between the North and South, a natural response was migration from the South to the cities of the North. The Great Migration led to a substantial redistribution of the black population from the South to the urban areas of the Northeast and Midwest.
- So naturally this should align with significant increased economic opportunity for African Americans, yet economic disparities remained owing to individual and institutional racism, particularly in residential housing. (Increased segregation)
- White houses began to move away from city centers in favor of suburban living during white flight. Suburbanization made is so that jobs moved to the suburbs with the whites, and therefore greatly crunched black employment opportunities, especially the ones that they gained during roaring 20’s and Harlem Renaissance
- Brown v Board may have put an end to the “separate but equal” notion, but the effects of segregation do not end there. Considering that there are still black people alive today who were cripplied by segregation in their youth, and their kids, as well as their kid’s kids will face these modern consequences.
- The Fair Housing Act of 1968 (albeit substantial steps forward) did not entirely end housing discrimination Black Americans face.
- “Black and minority residents are overrepresented in the very communities where many place-based policies are being proposed, and a substantial share have therefore been subjected to some or all of the government policies we described here, as well as others we do not touch on.”
- Although not a study like the vast majority of sources listed in this mega-document, it is still well written and sourced
- White families have 10x the wealth of black families, and the gap is growing
- If you question why it isn’t shrinking due to lack of discriminatory economic laws like Jim Crow. But the effects of these not only last, but since blacks generally are of lower socioeconomic status’, so they are less financially competent. That, in addition with educational and criminal justice discrimination, make it considerably more difficult to obtain wealth while black.
- Basic redlining information: “In the 1930s, government surveyors graded neighborhoods in 239 cities, color-coding them green for “best,” blue for “still desirable,” yellow for “definitely declining” and red for “hazardous.” The “redlined” areas were the ones local lenders discounted as credit risks, in large part because of the residents’ racial and ethnic demographics.” This lasted until 1968. That is two generations ago.
- 91% of areas classified as “best” in the 1930’s remain middle-to-upper income today. 85% are still predominantly white. Researchers found that redlined neighborhoods in the South and the west are more likely today to be home to a largely minority population.
- This study views how neighborhoods were evaluated for a lending risk by the HOLC, and subsequently compares their modern social and economic conditions with city-level measures of segregationeconomic inequality.
- Redlining buttressed the segregated structure of American cities. Most of the neighborhoods (74%) that the HOLC graded as high-risk or “Hazardous” eight decades ago are low-to-moderate income (LMI) today.
- Additionally, most of the HOLC graded “Hazardous” areas (nearly 64%) are minority neighborhoods now.
- Neighborhoods that were low-graded in the 1930’s as “declining” and “hazardous” saw significant increases in their share of African American population over the next 40 years. This peaked in 1970’s, and declined thereafter.
- Housing segregation has been proven to lead to less wealth, poor school quality and a lower quality of life
- Intractable poverty still exists in over 200 cities the HOLC redlined - DATA COLLECTED FROM THE FED SAYS THIS IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO THE EFFORTS OF REDLING
Voting and Voter ID Discrimination
Voter ID is commonly used to disenfranchise and target minorities
- A number of strict voter-ID laws have been implemented across multiple states in the last several years, and they generally hurt minority turnout
- “Our primary analysis uses aggregate county turnout data from 2012 to 2016 and finds that the racial gap in turnout between more diverse and less diverse counties grew more in states enacting new strict photo ID laws than it did elsewhere – even after controlling for other factors that could impact turnout. Strict voter ID laws appear to discriminate.”
- Stricter Voter ID laws stand in the way of getting as many people in our country involved in the democratic process as possible.
- “Even if ID is offered for free, voters must incur numerous costs (such as paying for birth certificates) to apply for a government-issued ID.”
- Minorities typically have a heavier financial burden, so paying for these masked-costs may seem unnecessary.
- Means of transportation also have costs and minorities are also affected disproportionately in that respect.
- Distances to the nearest ID office can approach 170 miles
- Minorities, particularly blacks, have less education and other means of knowing the necessities mandated by voter-ID
- “Nationally, up to 25% of African-American citizens of voting age lack government-issued photo ID, compared to only 8% of whites.”
- In person fraud is already incredibly rare. A recent study found that, since 2000, there were only 31 credible allegations of voter impersonation
- So-called cases of in-person impersonation voter “fraud” are almost always the product of an elections worker or a voter making an honest mistake, and that even these mistakes are extremely infrequent

- Strict Voter-ID laws are nonessential and hurt minority turnout

- There is widespread voter suppression (predominantly against historically marginalized groups)
- Many Americans lack the ability to vote due to the voter registration process, restrictions on casting ballots, and discriminatory and partisan-rigged district maps.
- Racist voter suppression is existent
- During the 2018 midterms, eligible voters across the country were dissuaded or actively prevented from casting ballots that would have counted.
- Effects of travel times discriminate against minorities 3x that of whites.
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2020.09.05 00:11 kirant Covid-19 Update for September 4: 164 new cases, 146 recoveries, 0 deaths

Data is taken from the Covid-19 portal and today's media appearance by Dr Deena Hinshaw. Dr Hinshaw's next scheduled media availability will be next Tuesday.
Top line numbers:
Value Current Total
Total cases +164 14,474
Active cases 1,433 (+18)
Cases with "Unknown source" 331 (32.9%) in last 7 days (Change: -4 (-0.6%))
Tests +10,712 (~1.5% positive) 1,005,001
People tested +7,301 792,965 (~183,684/million)
Hospitalizations 47 (+1) 712 (+3)
ICU 9 (+0) 133 (+1)
Deaths +0 242
Recoveries +146 12,779
Spatial distribution of people tested, cases, and deaths:
Zone Active Cases (Change) New People Tested Total New Cases Total New Deaths Total
Calgary 638 (-1) +2,078 324,938 +53 7,732 +0 118
Central 40 (+4) +704 66,848 +4 611 +0 7
Edmonton 544 (+17) +3,029 261,198 +85 3,340 +0 62
North 171 (-3) +782 70,184 +19 1,001 +0 30
South 36 (+1) +596 55,678 +2 1,757 +0 25
Unknown 4 (+0) +112 14,119 +1 33 +0 0
Spatial distribution of cases for select cities and regions (cities proper for Calgary and Edmonton):
City/Municipality Total Active Recovered Deaths
Calgary 6449 (+46) 555 (-4) 5787 (+50) 107 (+0)
Edmonton 2949 (+78) 500 (+20) 2389 (+58) 60 (+0)
Brooks 1128 (+0) 2 (+0) 1117 (+0) 9 (+0)
High River county 555 (+0) 3 (-1) 545 (+1) 7 (+0)
Mackenzie county 322 (+7) 67 (-1) 245 (+8) 10 (+0)
Lethbridge 159 (+0) 16 (+0) 141 (+0) 2 (+0)
Fort McMurray 126 (+7) 33 (+2) 93 (+5) 0
Cardston county 103 (+0) 2 (+0) 96 (+0) 5 (+0)
Red Deer 91 (+1) 14 (+1) 77 (+0) 0
Grande Prairie 88 (+0) 16 (-2) 70 (+2) 2 (+0)
Wheatland county 73 (+0) 4 (+0) 68 (+0) 1 (+0)
Medicine Hat 71 (+0) 4 (+0) 65 (+0) 2 (+0)
Wood Buffalo municipality 61 (+0) 1 (+0) 60 (+0) 0
Warner county 59 (+0) 0 (Since Sept 1) 58 (+0) 1 (+0)
Rest of Alberta 2240 (+25) 216 (+3) 1988 (+22) 36 (+0)
Other Counties/Cities with 10+ active cases (change compared to yesterday, if I have it recorded):
City/County Active
Chestermere 12 (+2)
Vulcan County 17 (-1)
Clear Hills County 23 (+0)
Airdrie 26 (+4)
  • St Albert (9 active) was removed from this list today
Current list of zones under "watch" by the province (new in bold):
  • Calgary Centre
  • Calgary East
  • Calgary Lower NE
  • Calgary North
  • Calgary Upper NE
  • Chestermere
  • Clear Hills County
  • Edmonton Castle Downs
  • Edmonton Duggan
  • Edmonton Eastwood
  • Edmonton Mill Woods West
  • Edmonton NE
  • Edmonton Northgate
  • Mackenzie County
  • Vulcan County
Calgary Elbow was removed from the "watch" classification.
Spatial distribution of hospital usage (change based on yesterday's post):
  • Hospitalization zone are where the patient is receiving care, not zone of residence
Zone Hospitalized ICU
Calgary 16 (+0) 5 (+0)
Edmonton 21 (-1) 4 (+0)
Central 1 (+1) 0 (+0)
South 0 (Since Sept 3) 0 (+0)
North 9 (+1) 0 (+0)
Statements by Dr Hinshaw
Long Weekend
  • Number of cases today are a reminder to be cautious
  • Weekend barbecues and other gatherings have caused outbreaks in the past
  • Relax and enjoy yourself, but do so safely (e.g. - take precautions at gas stations, takeout, etc)
  • Be sure to know restrictions if you plan to travel and prepare backup plans
  • Close contacts are the leading source of transmission in cases to date - keep gatherings small and stay within your own cohort
  • "Now is not the time for sharing anything that has been in your mouth" and specifically lists "smokes, tokes, and vapes" in addition to food
  • Stay at home if you are sick, as disappointing as it may be
Q&A - Testing
  • Is a 5 day wait period acceptable for result turnaround?: Timeline is longer than desired right now. Backlog of tests in last couple weeks. Steps are being taken to reduce timeline (e.g. - a team is specifically assigned to reduce test transportation time)
  • Plans to expand testing capacity?: Knows demand testing may ramp up in the fall with influenza coming up. Working with lab to expand testing capacity if needed
Q&A - Schools
  • Is 1 m distance is acceptable at school/work?: Looking at evidence of distancing measures and will discuss in an advisory call with all medical officers. Currently asks people observe 2 m and wear a mask
  • Response to case identified in an Edmonton school?: Wants parents to know that it was known cases would be identified at schools at some point. Focuses on public health being able to respond to the situation to limit spread in school. Notes that fast turnaround for test results is key
  • (Asked for details): School with 5+ cases will be listed online and will disclose to general public
  • What is the protocol for allowing students to return after they are sent home for symptoms?: Student must provide information who needs it. Protocol/policy don't state that written evidence to allow a student back (Ministry of Education may require more). Students must stay at home if they are not well, even if negative
Q&A - Drop In Centre Outbreak
  • Update on Drop In Centre?: 6 cases (+1 from yesterday). Testing is underway to determine other possible cases.
  • (Specifically about sleeping arrangements at drop in centres): Transmission pattern in drop in outbreaks appear to be based on individual interaction (e.g. - sharing cigarettes). If transmission is based on sleeping arrangements, will adjust guidelines
Q&A - Other
  • Halloween?: Too far out to make hard calls yet
  • How is ABTraceTogether and federal app synergy progressing?: Work is underway
Additional information will be logged below:
  • Calgary Upper NE's active cases: 134 (+6)
  • Calgary Lower NE's active cases: 119 (+3)
Update 1 - Rearranged Q&A into distinct subjects
Update 2 - Cases in City of Edmonton was initially wrong. 85 (total for Edmonton zone) -> 78
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