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Coronavirus: Toronto’s top doctor asks to "rethink" Thanksgiving plans amid 2nd wave

On Monday, Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, asked that “everyone rethink their Thanksgiving plans” amid the second wave of the coronavirus, saying it is best to think about “restricting contact as much as possible.”

“Keeping apart at a holiday isn’t what anyone wants to do,” de Villa said at the city’s COVID-19 update, adding that “being apart doesn’t have to mean being alone if you think it through.”

Toronto’s top doctor stated that Thanksgiving dinners should be limited to those within the same household, or be held virtually.

“I would far rather we change one Thanksgiving for safety’s sake, than look back at Thanksgiving 2020 with enormous regret,” she told reporters.

Ontario reported 615 cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 54,814. Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter that “there are 289 new cases in Toronto, 88 in Peel and 81 in Ottawa.”

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    There aliens taking control….shape shifters….voice gives them away

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    You think if we don't have family dinner not wedding party the well be much better I don't think let family have family dinner it's a thaank god for ceep as safe god bless you 🙏 all

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    Literally reading a script. This is bloody awful.

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    I think we should re-think whether we trust our government with never-ending “temporary” emergency powers and the ability to micro-manage every little aspect of our lives now.

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    How is Sweden doing?

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    All doctors got an email/letter saying to call it covide even if they did not test positive but had some symptoms. 80% of the tests give a false positive, plants have tested positive. The vast majority, 80% who die from this flu are very old and have numerous other serious health problems.The test is a scam and the inventor of the PCR who won the nobel prize for it said it was not a diagnostic tool. The CDC also says on it's website that the test is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. Doctors and hospitals get a lot more money per patient for calling someone covid positive. Even with them fraudulently blowing up the numbers, the number of people who have died of this flu is only a little more than a usual flu season. The hospitals are laying off staff. Hundreds of nurses have blown the whistle and said the the hospitals are very unbusy. The WHO said mask don't work. Bill Gates comes from a family of eugenicists, he has admitted numerous times that he wants to reduce the worlds population and was kicked out of India when his vaccines injured 500,000 young girls. No authority can tell you what to put in your body, period. The vaccines are unsafety tested, gene altering and will have nanoparticles that will be able to be read by special devices and then if you don't do exactly as the government tells you, you will not be able to buy anything or get a job or travel outside the country. In October 2019 they held a simulation of the exact "plandemic" that has occured, with the same people that are pushing it now involved, and the same actions, mask wearing, social distancing and martial law etc. The have their own web site event201. btw the vaccine makers are immune to lawsuits if you are harmed by them, they will probably put mercury and aluminum in them which are extremely toxic, especially when put straight into the bloodstream. Wake up and spread this information before things get much worse.

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    Daily reminder of the recovery rates from the CDC:
    0-19 = 99.997%
    20-49 = 99.98%
    50-69 = 99.5%
    70+ = 94.6%

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    Everyone criticizing our government, observe what happened at the white house. One aid was diagnosed with covid on Wednesday and by Sunday over 50 people, including Trump were diagnosed with covid.

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    I have definitely been rethinking my Thanksgiving plans. I’ve decided to plan for an extra large one this year.

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    What is going to happen when non-custodial parent may not see and enjoy with children for long Thanksgiving weekend with respect custody and access of children between two parties? They would have to talk each other with or without their family lawyer.

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    A 74 year old Obese Man beat Covid Over A Weekend
    Donald Trump
    End The Lockdowns Now
    This is Stupid

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    She looks she on drugs lol

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    This video is a definition of taking our rights away.

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    I accept only one thing……… that My Lord Jesus the Christ died on the Cross and shed His precious blood for my sins and He is NOW in the Heavens just about ready to come and Take Believers home into His Kingdom. We are living in the end of days… time is short.. Please through Faith, ask the Lord to give you Salvation….. Pray to HIM and He will save you. Everything that is going on in this world was written in Scriptures over 2,500 years ago.. PROPHECIES are coming to pass just as we were warned about……. soon the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast and Horrific events will happen on earth……….. you don't want to be here for that………….. REPENT and SEEK the LORD.. NOW…AMEN

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    Another liar, liar scarf on fire!!

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    She should rethink HERS!!!

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    The doctor who cried wolf

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    Renegadebroadcasting com

    Enjoying the vaccine commercial yet?

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    "Calif. doctor successfully cures 1,700 COVID-19 patients"
    One America News Network 5 Oct 2020

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    Can't wait for our huge Thanksgiving celebration! It's gonna be great!!! 👪👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👧👩‍👦‍👦👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👧‍👧

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    Vladimir Harkonnen

    Haha. No.

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    Let's look at some data, Dr. de Villa. According to the city's own website, as of Oct. 5th, there are only 2,390 active cases of COVID in the city (20,941 total cases – 17,246 recovered cases – 1,305 deaths = 2,390 active cases). That's 2,390 active cases out of a population of 3 MILLION. Which is a per capita rate of about 80 per 100,000 or the equivalent of 1 in 12,552 people. 1 in 12,552 doesn't sound like a high rate to me.

    Also, masks have been mandated inside public places since July 7th. SO WHY ARE CASES GOING UP IN THE CITY? There are three possibilities: (1) NON-medical masks are worthless as a protection against COVID; (2) public space interiors are NOT a major vector for transmission of the virus; or (3) some combination of #1 and #2.

    If only we had some actual journalists left. They'd state the above statistics to Dr. de Villa and then ask pertinent questions.

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    Class action lawsuits starting. The is no second wave.

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    Rethink this middle finger, Dr. Villain.

    You're a bunch of crooks and liars.

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    If authorities do not take draconian measures the pandemic will grow exponentially and the COVID will paralyze our health care system and will hurt nurses and doctors. Also, not only COVID patient need care. Many patients suffer, waiting for health care resources when COVID pandemics to end, while so many irresponsible people could not care less. Unfortunately too many people are irresponsible. I see them everywhere every day. They do not keep distance, they do not wear masks and are coughing in public places and do not cover their mouths. And I do not see the by-law enforcement officers and police to force compliance. Without enforcement all the rules and begging are useless. The 20/80 rule teaches us that majority of people are rams in every society and understand only fear. Most people do not even understand what "exponential grow" means so they do not appreciate the warnings. Why it is so difficult to temporarily abstain from visiting the restaurants and throwing parties? It is beyond me. Rams.

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    There is no 2nd wave! There was no 1st wave to begin with!

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    Fire this puppet who wants to put people on the equivalent of house arrest!!!! She just asked that we should not live our homes, if we don't have a good reason to do so!!!The entire reasoning is faulty, it does not add up!

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    This is what happens when incompetent people reach on top positions…They lie, and lie, and lie….to keep their high position

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    What a pleasant doctor. Hope people will listen.

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    Stop letting the government pit you against your fellow citizen. They want you to blame your fellow man for not wearing a mask so you don't blame THEM! The government is one responsible for this plague even being in our country

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    I wonder how much money the Peoples Liberation Army of china pays this woman.

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    Here's an idea. Let's quit calling politicians with an MD "Top Doctors".

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    Don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life.

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    This woman is scary.

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    Ah come on ppl missing one Thanks Giving is not the end of the world. Maybe if we just stay indoors that will help with Christmas just being around the corner.

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    Everyone I know recovered from covid. No one is dying. Lmao. What’s death count in wave 2. So far no one is dead

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