We empathize with Americans who are dying to escape from their COVID-ridden motherland. But please be empathetic towards Canadians, too, who are literally avoiding Americans like the plague!

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The Face Covering Conjecture is still the hardest unsolved question in the Western world. Even the Collatz Conjecture and Goldbach’s Conjecture pale by comparison.

Is he an idiot? I’m sorry to see him and people alike pathetically torn between masking and not masking.

www.cp24.com/mobile/news/tory-wants-gta-wide-agreement-on-encouraging-mask-use-1.5003913 MUST-READ (1 min) Tory wants GTA-wide agreement on encouraging mask use (by Chris Herhalt)

Toronto Mayor John Tory says he wants a GTA-wide agreement requiring or encouraging mask use in most settings, as area mayors plan to meet virtually on Monday. “People have come to understand that the best way you can protect other people from the possibility you have the virus and are spreading it through water droplets is wearing a mask,” Tory told CP24. … ⇢ Read more

I hope this piece is conclusive enough for imbeciles to consider wearing face masks when going out during a pandemic.

theconversation.com/masks-help-stop-the-spread-of-coronavirus-the-science-is-simple-and-im-one-of-100-experts-urging-governors-to-require-public-mask-wearing-138507 MUST-READ (6 min) Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple and I’m one of 100 experts urging governors to require public mask-wearing (by Jeremy Howard)

I’m a data scientist at the University of San Francisco and teach courses online in machine learning for fast.ai. In late March, I decided to use public mask-wearing as a case study to show my students how to combine and analyze diverse types of data and evidence. … ⇢ Read more

Replying to @janephilpott:
Every single day Ontario Health Data Platform is either committed to reporting faulty data or busy correcting their past data. It’s 2020 now and I doubt if data platforms elsewhere could be funnier.

WE’VE BEEN WEARING FACE MASKS WHEN GOING OUT SINCE JANUARY 21ST. NOW IT’S JUNE 8TH AND YOUR DISCUSSION STILL REVOLVES AROUND THE POPULARITY AND NECESSITY OF FACE MASKS. 🤷🏼‍♂️

But did anyone ever explicitly associate #COVID with #BLM? 🤔

news.sky.com/story/the-coronavirus-divide-why-five-groups-are-dying-more-than-they-should-12000643?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter MUST-READ (16 min) The coronavirus divide: Why five groups are dying more than they should (from Sky News)

Sky News analysis has found that COVID-19 has hit people in the UK in five main categories harder than others:

– People from deprived areas
– People in low-paid or low-skilled occupations
– The elderly
– People with underlying health conditions
– Those from black and ethnic minority communities … ⇢ Read more

We’re not surprised how Toronto keeps amazing us by mishandling one thing after another.

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-hospitals-missed-telling-public-health-confirmed-cases-1.5593572 MUST-READ (3 min) Toronto-area hospitals failed to tell public health units about 700 positive tests for COVID-19 (from CBC News)

A nurse with William Osler Health System administers a test for COVID-19 at a drive-through assessment centre in Toronto. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) … ⇢ Read more