Coronavirus update: A look at the rhetoric of hate in the anti-vaccine movement


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Good evening, here are the best coronavirus stories tonight.

Main titles:

  1. ‘They are insurgents’: Inside online groups spreading disinformation and hate during COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Continues To Avoid Questions As To Why The Party Will Not Disclose Candidates’ Immunization Status
  3. Comedian Chris Rock has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and urged anyone who has not yet done so to ‘get vaccinated’

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Explanations on the coronavirus: Coronavirus in maps and graphs • Vaccine dose tracking • Lockout and reopen rules


Photo of the day

Natalia Cifuentes administers a test at a test site to stay in Marietta, Georgia, last week. More and more school districts are adopting stay-in testing protocols that allow close uninfected contacts to stay in the classroom.

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Coronavirus in Canada

  • In Ontario, Businesses, city officials and law enforcement are preparing to turn back customers to restaurants, nightclubs, gyms and sports facilities once the proof of vaccination policy goes into effect on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the province is now reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19.
  • British Columbia experiences a first success with his vaccination passport. In the three weeks since the policy was announced, more than 20,000 British Columbians between the ages of 18 and 24 received their first shot of the vaccine – a significant increase in participation compared to the trend in summer.
  • Quebec Expands plans to use rapid tests in elementary schools to more areas of the province. There have been 742 new cases of COVID-19 today and four more deaths attributed to the virus.

Anti-containment communities have evolved into full-fledged anti-establishment groups in Canada, according to researchers studying disinformation.

  • People who participate online or attend protests are frustrated by the blockades, but “the most vocal and high-profile” activists “are often far-right supporters, many of whom espouse anti-government, racist, anti-government views. anti-Semites, Islamophobes and other haters “. says Stephanie Carvin, professor of international affairs at Carleton University.
  • Aengus Bridgman, director of the Canadian Election Misinformation Project, which tracks thousands of communities and users on social platforms, has seen a “relentless amount” of COVID-19 disinformation. His team discovered that groups were importing false stories about COVID-19 and election fraud from the United States into Canada.
  • According to research from the Canadian Election Misinformation Project, the volume of disinformation has not increased since the election was called – but the election campaign has led to a release of pent-up anger and outrage over lockdowns, continued economic fallout from pandemic and compulsory vaccines and masks.

In campaign : Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole still refuses to elaborate on the party’s refusal to disclose candidates’ vaccination status ahead of Monday’s election.

Canadian snowbird hopes: Canadian snowbirds will be watching closely this week if the United States finally relaxes travel restrictions preventing them from driving south for the winter.


Coronavirus in the world

  • American comedian Chris Rock has been diagnosed with COVID-19 – prompting the actor to tweet a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated. ” we Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that key data on Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shots were only a few weeks away. Meanwhile, a government advisory group rejected a plan to give booster shots of Pfizer COVID-19 at all levels, and instead approved the supplemental dose of vaccine only for the elderly and those at high risk. And, world leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York in a collaborative effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus and businesses

The pandemic has given rise to money laundering, according to the UAE central bank.

  • “Widespread lockdowns have resulted in a significant increase in e-commerce. Due to the limited ability to move funds and goods during the pandemic, illicit actors are turning to e-commerce as a tool for money laundering, ”says a new report.

Globe Reviews

  • Alika Lafontaine: A summer of pride brought Canada’s healthcare systems to the brink of collapse
  • The editorial board: Alberta has tried to make the pandemic go away. It’s so much worse

More reports

  • Some parents and doctors call for rapid COVID-19 test to be used as a screening measure in schools to keep children safe, despite reluctance from public health officials
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2021: Organizers say TIFF was ‘amazing’, ‘safe’ despite COVID-19 case
  • After endless months of pandemic casual wear, it’s time to embrace the joy of getting dressed again

Information Center

  • Everything you need to know about travel restrictions in Canada for vaccinated and unvaccinated people
  • Waiting for a second dose? We answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • What is “paid sick leave” and what is it not in Canada? A brief introduction
  • Got a vaccine hangover? here’s why

Sources: Canada’s data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins.

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