Whitehorse Daily Star

COVID-19 numbers take sharp rise

The latest COVID-19 outbreak took another large leap over the past weekend.

By Whitehorse Star on January 11, 2022

The latest COVID-19 outbreak took another large leap over the past weekend.

As of Monday afternoon, the Yukon government was reporting 197 new cases. The active cases are now 385.

Once again, the numbers do not indicated how many Omicron cases are being recorded.

A series of public exposure notices have also been issued by public health officials. They are:

• F.H. Collins Secondary School, Math 11 Foundations, Jan. 4;

• Elijah Smith Elementary School, Grades 6/7 split, Jan. 4, Jan. 5;

• Church of Nazarene Daycare, toddler group, Jan. 4, Jan. 5; preschool group, Jan. 4;

• Ecole Whitehorse Elementary School, Grade 1B, Jan. 5, Jan. 6; staff room, Jan. 4, Jan. 5, between noon and 12:30 p.m.;

• Jack Hulland Elementary School, Grade 3M, Jan. 5-7; staff room, Jan. 7, between 10 and 10:30 a.m.; and

• Petit Cheval Blanc, Les Renards group, Jan. 6.

Parents are advised to read the letter with instructions for them, guardians, the children attending the schools and the daycares, and staff.

Comments (27)

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George Moss on Jan 13, 2022 at 7:43 am

The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

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DL on Jan 13, 2022 at 2:06 am

Democracy and health care systems depend on fair and unbiased reporting, like this one:

“Doomed To Fail” – Top Immunologist Blasts Global COVID Response Driven By “False Propaganda”

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DL on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:06 am

Even the mainstream media now admits it:

“EU warns repeat boosters could weaken immune system”

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DL on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:01 am

Statistics can be misrepresented... We need to hold the CMOs and politicians across Canada accountable for this distortion of facts:

"Almost Half of Ontario COVID Hospitalizations Are 'Incidental,' Admitted for Other Reasons"

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Sacrificial Lambs to the Governmental Alters… Let blood be your communion, let sacrifice be your duty… on Jan 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm

Thanks DL - Great information about Japan. It is unfortunate that our health-care system is not as compassionate as the Japanese model for Covid, mandates, and lockdowns.

I agree. Every person regardless of their education who supports this totalitarian Canadian approach is deluded, disturbed, and deranged. They have no clue so they do what their fear response tells them to!

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yukoner on Jan 12, 2022 at 12:51 pm

If the sheep would stop getting tested.
There would be no covid.

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Use ATIPP and HIPMA on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:51 am

Matthew - Use ATTIP and HIPMA requests to get the information.

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Mike on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:46 am

Again another secret from our liberal government. This circus is so insane. First get vexed - herd immunity then OMG these vaccines are creating variants, we need to follow the science and wear masks that don't work. Stay 6 ft. from any other person, isolate if you have a runny nose. Lock down the Territory under the emergency measures act. Build safe injection sites for junkies but mandate our healthcare workers and government employees to get a experimental vaccine because the science says so. Well the science doesn't seem to support any of the stories being told but everyone is buying it.
Triple vaccinated getting sick but not ending up in the hospital or dying which by the way is another lie. This 17x more likely crap is just that crap. These numbers are pulled from a horses ass and fed to sheep. The whole Territory could get vaccinated but guess what - you're still going to get sick. You're still going to die if it's your time and science has no say in the matter. The day science knows more than God and we start believing that, we are doomed as a society.
Don't go to church and enforce or promote vaccine because the one thing God guaranteed every human being is freedom to choose. To threaten people of losing their jobs, freedom to travel is not governing, it's dictatorship. Anyone believing anything else no matter your education is dumber than I thought. Enjoy the vaccine and its side effects and enjoy creating new variants with your vaccine and enabling this incompetent government to continue their nonsense. I'm going to continue to enjoy my freedoms.

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Adam Morrison on Jan 12, 2022 at 11:07 am

If we'd not been testing people forcefully, or mandating them for public use, we'd never had a pandemic because people wouldn't test themselves for flu symptoms. The basis of this sham is the test and the so called number of positives.
The fear this government and certain health professionals that continue to push this false narrative is what is dividing us and has become synonymous with virtue to those who are paralyzed by it. Those living in fear believe they are superior to those who are not. In turn, they are always looking to multiply and create more fear in order to continue feeling virtuous, fact is they are not virtuous at all, they are just afraid.
Humans cannot "control or manage" the actions of a microorganism. Germs are a part of us not against us.
Our best protection is not a Vaccine!
Eat right, drink lots of fresh water, exercise, get sunlight and make healthy lifestyle choices, big pharma, government, and most MDs are not going to offer good or lasting solutions. U take care of others by taking care of yourself, not by a vaccine, health is not found in a syringe. Most that suffer severe illness or death from this flu are obese and have many co-morbidities. I send my sympathy to anyone who has lost a loved one in this madness, and have no doubt some would still be with us had our government and health officials reacted differently instead of using lockdowns and mandates which are known to do more harm than good. This is ultimately a pandemic of the unhealthy, but our government and health officials are scapegoating unvaccinated to cover up their own failings.
Canada is heading down a dark road with Quebec announcing tax for unvaccinated Canadians, and our Prime minister's speech on national television. As Canadians we need to recognize that we are not under attack by a virus, but by our own Institutions.

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Yukoner on Jan 12, 2022 at 8:00 am

@Anie ya everybody is totally keeping a 6' distance when they are doing their shopping. Don't get me wrong they could but people are lazy and don't.

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Matthew on Jan 12, 2022 at 6:55 am

We need to bombard star reporters, Mr Silver, Mrs Elliot and demand we get these simple answers! Do you know why they aren't releasing them? It's simple, just like the rest of the country where 80+% who test positive are double or triple vaxed.. and the numbers go against their globalist agenda.. funny how it's only Western Nations who are so caught up in Covid, rest of the world is living with it.

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DL on Jan 12, 2022 at 2:26 am

“Japan bans covid vax mandates and discrimination based on status, puts heart warning on label”
Quote: “Japan is now labeling Covid “vaccines” to warn of dangerous and potentially deadly side effects such as myocarditis. In addition, the country is reaffirming its commitment to adverse event reporting requirements to ensure all possible side effects are documented. Japan is emphasizing informed consent and bodily autonomy. Until the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of “informed consent” was considered sacred to healthcare professionals in the West.”

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DL on Jan 12, 2022 at 2:20 am

Some facts that our dear CMO doesn’t seem to be aware of:

“It’s Time to Drop the Hysteria and Learn to Live with Covid”
January 10, 2022

“Spain to Monitor Covid Like the Common Flu”
January 10, 2022

“Europe Slowly Starts to Consider Treating Covid Like the Flu”
January 11, 2022

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Salt on Jan 11, 2022 at 10:05 pm

When does gov wise up? These reports are just proving that they have been wrong the entire time and destroying their credibility.

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Rick S on Jan 11, 2022 at 6:45 pm

We can already tease out what the hospitalization and death details are. They're no different than anywhere else in the world. That is to say, most/all 15 deaths had outstanding health issues and/or were very old. The last 4 or 5 were all fully vaccinated/boosted, confirmed by omission.

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Juniper Jackson on Jan 11, 2022 at 6:21 pm

People are real tired of misleading information, untrue information, conflicting information. The passive resistance has increased since the Liberals decided to hang the unvaxxed out to dry. In the face of information indicating that the spread is being caused by people who are fully faxxed, people dying that are fully faxxed, the Government has kept trying to place the blame for the spread on the unvaxxed, and think they can escape the blame for their own ineptitude and incompetence by blaming unvaxxed. Well, they can't. So many people are getting on with their lives that the lockdown is just a word. I was downtown today, everyone had a mask on. Most had it under their chin. Me too.

Covid is wearing out its fear value, but this sitting government is notorious for beating the dead horse. Instead of letting this go, I'm betting that the government will find something else to reactivate the fear factor and try to maintain control. Control freaks. The monsters under the bed? Got out. They are in Ottawa, destroying justice, bringing the country into a depression, increasing suicide, street people, drugs, deliberately increasing the numbers of people requiring mental health services. They have turned us into a substate of China.
I am rambling a bit tonight, but I think everyone has to consider that Canada's problems are much much bigger than covid. And covid has been used as a diversion. Maybe the Conservatives are just as bad. The NDP..well..in the end, Kate was NDP. Silver? Elliot? the rest of the Liberal cartels and Liberal groupies, don't ever want to be held accountable for anything. They commit the crime.. we go to jail. At this minute, every man woman and child in Canada, who co signed for the Liberal gov to go to the bank and order up money, print money.. well our share of that debt is 29,000K. If you have a family of 4.. you owe $120,000. and going up daily.

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1, 2, 3, 4, Covid shots will the door, 5, 6, 7, you’re considered a citizen… on Jan 11, 2022 at 6:03 pm

Dear Rod - They are now starting to message about the booster shot. You are no longer fully vaccinated unless you have had 3 shots… Next - 4 shots…

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Still fed up ! on Jan 11, 2022 at 5:32 pm

The first thing you see and hear on Global BC is how many are new, how many are in hospital, ICU, how many are vaccinated, how many are not, etc., etc..
What is wrong with our government and CMOH that can' give us this information? Hide behind your state of emergency YG !

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Well Josey, you are partially right but mostly wrong on Jan 11, 2022 at 3:46 pm

The rapid test kids have been used in the smaller communities, whenever there's been a spike in cases. It just so happens that in some of the smaller communities, First Nations people make up a percentage of the population. But vaccines and tests were available to everyone there, so stop trying to racialize this. The test kits were also used for airline staff, education staff, health care staff - pretty much anyone deemed 'essential'. Why rant about something that's not even accurate?

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JustSayin' on Jan 11, 2022 at 3:36 pm

Yet, this last week there have been a plethora of young adults who have passed away from overdoses; how does this not make the news?

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Pierre on Jan 11, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Hmmm “Hospitalizations “ it's seen nowadays as a red herring as admitted by Dr. Bonnie Henry which up to, and probably more, 50% of all Covid hospitalizations are simply not so, they are an “after the fact”. Seems when hospitals tick the Covid box it kicks into the fed coffers hence the loosely coined terminology of hospitalizations.

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Anie on Jan 11, 2022 at 3:13 pm

Rod - at a liquor store or shopping centre, people can easily maintain 6' distance. That is unlikely in a recreation facility.

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Cheryl on Jan 11, 2022 at 3:13 pm

I agree with Matthew, we are not being given much information. I would like to know our hospitalization rate, and the age groups and vaccination status of those testing positive. Transparency please.

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Josey Wales on Jan 11, 2022 at 2:19 pm

To all those who doubt we live in a racist society where the state absolutely obsesses over pigment, and where the rapid test are?

Well seems they were doled out to the natives many months back, and they have been using them. I guess all the mere regular folks that lost pay, time or even your employment do not matter.
...cue the wee community excuses.
...cue the other excuses.
...cue the hate towards me, the mere messenger.
Nothing says harmony and inclusion like a completely polarized and race based society.

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Matthew on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:37 pm

So... how many are in the hospital from this severe virus? Can you also provide data showing exactly how many new cases are vaxxed and non vaxxed? These are simple questions with very simple that should be provided if you have the nerve to call a state of emergency! Rest of the country provides much more detail into this, why can't Elliot?

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rod on Jan 11, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Let’s not let responsible adults play hockey or many other sports but keep all the schools open! You need to be double vaccinated to go into a recreation facility but not a liquor store or shopping centre? WTF sense does that make! These restrictions are beyond ridiculous. Just quit testing and this new covid variant just becomes a mild cold!

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Wilf Carter on Jan 11, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Let people travel and then come back. What do you get CV19. Look at Teslin having a hockey tournament and what they got was CV19.

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