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#1 Sep 22, 2021 11:10 am

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Weekly Numbers

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#2 Sep 22, 2021 1:58 pm

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Oh man, not good. Let's hope everyone has lots of supplies and prepared to lock down for a while.
Even for those that want the vaccination, that has to be scary and risky to venture into any populated area.

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#3 Sep 22, 2021 2:28 pm

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Grenada announces new measures for burial of COVID-19 victims

“Since August 2021 the rate of infection has increased exponentially and community spread is so pervasive that no community in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has been left unscathed. The daily deaths from this pandemic is unprecedented in our country,” said the joint statement that was signed by representatives of the Grenada government, funeral directors and religious leaders.

Up until mid-August the island had recorded only one death from the pandemic and the statement noted as a result of the deaths “our funereal homes are inundated with bodies needing to be prepared for burial”.

The statement said that “because of the increasing number of deaths daily” and the need to “compassionately and respectfully discharge our responsibility to those who have died and their families”, the representatives of the government, the three funeral homes, the religious community, including the Grenada Islamic Foundation met last week and adopted new measures for burials.

It said that the measures would come into effect from Wednesday and that all burials from deaths due to the pandemic will be done within 72 hours from the time of the certification of the death.

“Persons dying from the COVID infection will not be embalmed (and) up to two persons will be allowed to view the body at the funeral home for identification purposes only. After the body is identified, the coffin or casket will be permanently sealed”.

https://www.nationnews.com/2021/09/22/g … 9-victims/

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#4 Sep 22, 2021 5:36 pm

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Skepticism is understandable. Scenes of pyres like we saw in India last spring should have been a wake-up call for many, but apparently not.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nytimes … s.amp.html

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#5 Sep 22, 2021 5:58 pm

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India was desperate for oxygen, ventilators, medical staff.
Workers at hospitals get fatigued, scared of transmission, frustrated...so they quite. Who could blame them. Now the matter of medical care is compounded.
Are the anti vax crowd prepared to step in and help out...of course not? They are busy hiding behind their computers.

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#6 Sep 24, 2021 7:40 pm

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Some communities refuse to understand that when the Delta hits, it can be devastating.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ … -1.6187623

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