Vancouver – Vancouver Connex is leaving healthy players to test COVID-19, and we now know why.
Breaking its communication silence, the team released a medical report on Wednesday, summarizing the positive tests so far, confirming the presence of a corona virus variant and saying the outbreak was “a hereditary infection of an individual acquired in a social setting”.
The report, published by team doctor Dr. Jim Boward and epidemiologist Dr. Josh Douglas, stopped naming individuals or classifying individuals as players. Conak Winger was the first winger to test positive for COVID-19, which was confirmed positive the next day based on the March 29 model.
The social organization is believed to have been a Vancouver restaurant. Many have recently closed due to COVID exposures. The province closed interior food in restaurants on the same day as the positive test of cadets.
The NHL added its Canos report to an internal memo sent to its teams on Saturday against non-compliance with the league’s COVID-19 protocol, which barred players from leaving.
“We began to encounter cases that did not comply with the COVID-19 protocol, resulting in exposure and infection from the COVID virus,” the memo noted.
Shortly after the game against Vancouver on March 20, when players Joel Armia and Jesperry Cotkonemi went to the Covit protocol, the Canucks report also had the side effects of freeing the Montreal Canadians. By extension, the NHL is also hooked.
Dr. Powert and Douglas said 21 of the 25 members of the Canucks who tested positive were members of the Vancouver taxi team. Following the press release, defenseman Nate Schmidt was added to the NHL’s protocol list, which has 19 players and is the biggest Canucks to explode in the league this season.
Among the 22 people listed on Vancouver’s NHL list are Brock Poser, J.D. Miller, Jimmy Wessey and Jordi Benn are the only ones who were not on the Govt protocol at the time the team closed. The queue for the daily morning driver-test at the Rogers Arena is getting much shorter.
The day after British Columbia State Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry responded to the news, the CONAX media release said, “He was unaware that any of the cases in the CONAX system were related to B1.”
His answer to a question about the COVID variant associated with Brazil received an almost rejected tone when he added, “I don’t know where it started.”
It sounded like a condemnation. Personally, Canucks was a bit surprised by his opinion because the system and the NHL were operating at the time of the explosion, under the belief that it could destroy the P1 variant team. This is not a hockey-operations hypothesis, but the best guess of the club and the league’s medical staff based on circumstantial and case evidence.
The report on the eruption of Knox by Sportsnet and others reflects this belief and warns of an increased risk of an increasingly widespread B1 variant in BC, against which 20-39 year olds are particularly vulnerable.
The Vancouver Sun newspaper on Wednesday published a report entitled “Provincial Lobals Variation Numbers.” The government said it was reducing variances within its COVID-19 aggregates.
Technically, Dr. Henry made no mistake Tuesday. P.C. The team was still waiting for genetic sequencing in the positive samples of its players to be completed by the Disease Control Center, so there was still no way to confirm that the outbreak was caused by B1 or any other variant. Or that it does not.
But by Wednesday, Canax had evidence that “hemorrhoids have been confirmed as a variant,” but are still waiting to be identified by the lab.
Concern seems to be well established within the hockey team and in the community. Dr. Henry, who was widely and correctly praised for his quiet leadership during epidemics, looks a little worse.
One consequence of what Henry said was the courage of the Kovid “Truths” who believed that the dangers of the corona virus were greatly exaggerated.
Read the comments section of any COVID related story, based on human nature (and moral) As a feature of Sportsnet.com at Tim and Cindy Harvard And the concern of the parents of Conax Captain Bo Harvard and their grandson Gunnar, and you will find the conspirators willing to discuss the severity of the virus.
Tuesday seemed to celebrate what some felt was the dismissal of Dr. Henry P1. “Regular” COVID is like getting mongooses.
The global death toll of the virus is approaching three million. In Canada, the mortality rate of COVID-19 is 2.3 percent. One in 50 people infected with the virus in this country dies from it.
Yes, most of these deaths are in the very elderly and those who are debilitated by pre-existing medical conditions. But almost the entire Canucks team is now sick. These are remarkably fit, healthy young athletes who have taken more precautionary measures than most of us and are supported by their own private medical staff.
Take it as a warning – or not. But whether it is the genes that originated in Brazil, the UK or South Africa, or the first strain of COVID-19, the virus is truly a killer line.
When will they play?
Although the Canucks schedule has been pushed back (but not officially by the NHL since the initial announcement of a four-game adjournment last Thursday), there has been no movement from the league with the aim of ending the Vancouver 56-game season.
The Edmonton Oilers have been told by the league not to expect Knox to be available for scheduled visits next Monday and Wednesday, after Vancouver will not play sooner than its own game against the Toronto Maple Leaves on April 17 or two nights to reconsider.
If the Canucks do not return by April 19, they will not be able to play 19 games within 23 days of the revised end of the regular season on May 11. 56 should not be allowed even if the season is extended to another four days. The game schedule is not something the NHL Players Association should adhere to.
Think about it: the last time Connach, who played on March 24, was inactive for almost four weeks. Players may have one or two full procedures to prepare, significantly increasing the chance of injury once they start playing at an unprecedented pace. Conax will do this with a list of players returning from the corona virus, they are no longer contagious, but certainly not 100 percent.
The 56-game season for Vancouver is not only impossible, but inhumane.