"Coronaviruses" are a large family of viruses common in animals and humans.  Coronaviruses found In humans cause diseases ranging from the common cold to the harsher SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, first found in 2003 named as "SARS-CoV-1".  The current pandemic strain is named "SARS-CoV-2" / "2019-nCoV" or "novel coronavirus" and causes the disease known as COVID-19, or Coronavirus Disease 2019 [1].  The illness of COVID-19 develops mainly in the lungs and may range from mild in some, to very severe causing death in others (which has mostly correlated with pre-existing medical conditions, as the body's respiration is severly taxed).

 

What is COVID-19:

 

Community Help:

++ METIS CRISIS SUPPORT, please call: 1-833-METIS-BC (1-833-638-4722) Call is private and confidential.

Seniors may also phone 211 (or those helping seniors)

Phone 811 Health Line

Metis Nation BC (MNBC) COVID-19 Info page

MNBC Newsletter #8 (mnbc.ca, pdf) - Easing into Restart

 

Your Health:

 

BC + Canadian Health Info:

  1. BCCDC Info (bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19)
  2. Health Link BC (healthlinkbc.ca)
  3. Government of BC advisory (gov.bc.ca/covid19)
  4. BC COVID-19 response update (news.gov.bc.ca)
  5. Canadian ISC - Coronavirus and Indigenous communities
  6. Health Canada (canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/canadas-reponse.html)

 

Transportation and Public Transit:

 

Businesses + Employment:

 

More COVID-19 Information and links:

BC-CDC - BC Centre for Disease Control (http://www.bccdc.ca), part of Provincial Health Serices Authority (PHSA: http://www.phsa.ca/)

USA - CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 - FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

 

News and Interesting:

DISCLAIMER: Please be aware the following articles are the opinion of others and may not agree with the current official narrative. However, they have been curated to support the intent of well reasoned and based on verifiable facts. Some of the information, by the nature of the topic, may be anxiety inducing. Proceed under your own recognizance, and refer to the above links otherwise.

 

Presentation: "Keynote: Drop Your Tools – Does Expertise have a Dark Side?" - Dr Sean Brady (LCA 2020) (youtube.com)

 

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.dictionary.com/e/tech-science/covid-19/