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PinkLucy

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This is why some restaurants are closing dine in. No need to ask for proof of vaccine. No need to separate patrons.
I have a friend who owns a restaurant who is being blasted on social media for not standing up to the government. The guy has bills to pay and a family to feed. He can’t afford a huge fine.
 

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Key dates​


September 22: use your vaccine receipt​


To access certain public settings and facilities patrons will need to provide both:

  • proof of being fully vaccinated
  • proof of identification (such a driver’s licence)

September 22 to October 12


People who are not fully vaccinated can attend an indoor social gathering associated with a wedding service, rite or ceremony or a social gathering associated with a funeral service, rite or ceremony in certain meeting or event space as long as they provide proof of a negative antigen test administered within the previous 48 hours.


October 22: use your vaccine certificate​


An enhanced vaccine certificate, as well as a verification app to allow businesses to read the QR code, will be available.




Go to https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
 

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Key dates​


September 22: use your vaccine receipt​


To access certain public settings and facilities patrons will need to provide both:

  • proof of being fully vaccinated
  • proof of identification (such a driver’s licence)

September 22 to October 12


People who are not fully vaccinated can attend an indoor social gathering associated with a wedding service, rite or ceremony or a social gathering associated with a funeral service, rite or ceremony in certain meeting or event space as long as they provide proof of a negative antigen test administered within the previous 48 hours.


October 22: use your vaccine certificate​


An enhanced vaccine certificate, as well as a verification app to allow businesses to read the QR code, will be available.




Go to https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
Here is the easy way to add Ontario COVID-19 vaccine information to Apple Wallet, complete with QR codes:


Please save https://grassroots.vaccine-ontario.ca/ to your bookmarks as you will have to visit this website again on October 22 to convert the receipts into their proper government versions.

The receipts can also be saved as photos for those who don't use Apple Wallet (such as an older iPhone, an iPad, or an Android device).

I have done this method and it works like a charm.
 
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I did it as well (and posted it in the thread earlier). I saw CP24 promoting it tonight. However, as noted upthread, presenting this at a restaurant today confused the staff member.
 

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I did it as well (and posted it in the thread earlier). I saw CP24 promoting it tonight. However, as noted upthread, presenting this at a restaurant today confused the staff member.
Probably because it's not anything official, and frankly is pretty easily spoofable by using a 3rd-party wallet card creation app to create your own and link to an alternative website made to look like vaccine-ontario.ca's.

Personally, I think whatever the government ends up doing should be tied to photographs. It wouldn't be too hard for the government to verify your info from your health info and put up your OHIP card picture on the scanner's screen as a further point of authentication.

As it is, whatever it will be will surely be lax verification-wise on the part of the province. Doug went kicking and screaming into this, despite clear support for it from the start.

It's not like they've been working on it for nearly a year now. Oh, wait...
 

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Pregnant people are at increased risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19. Evidence shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Tylenol
on the other hand...

Acetaminophen should be investigated for possible damage to developing fetus, experts say

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An international group of 13 scientists has released a statement calling for the health care community to carefully consider the use of acetaminophen (APAP) during pregnancy until the painkiller is thoroughly investigated for any potential impact on fetal development in the womb. Outside the United States, acetaminophen is known as paracetamol.
According to the statement published Thursday in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, a growing body of research shows that "prenatal exposure to APAP might alter fetal development, which could increase the risks of some neurodevelopmental, reproductive and urogenital disorders."

The statement is not health guidance, but urges health care providers and regulators to take action.

"The authors are not recommending anything counter to what is already done by obstetrician-gynecologists when prescribing acetaminophen for a given clinical condition," said Dr. Christopher Zahn, vice president of practice activities for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who was not involved in the statement.

"However, as always, any medication taken during pregnancy should be used only as needed, in moderation, and after the pregnant patient has consulted with their doctor," he added.
Signed by 91 scientists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Israel, Scotland, the UK and US, the consensus statement calls for pregnant women to be cautioned to "forgo use" of acetaminophen during pregnancy "unless its use is medically indicated."

Even after getting approval from a physician, the statement said, women should "minimize exposure by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time."

"There are good medical reasons for pregnant women to use APAP, after consulting physicians or pharmacists, and that is for fever and severe pain," said David Kristensen, an associate professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of Copenhagen and one of the 13 co-authors of the statement.

High fever is a known risk for multiple fetal disorders, "including neural tube defects and later life cardiovascular disorders," the statement noted.

However, studies show only a third of pregnant women use acetaminophen to treat fever, the statement added. Instead, "headache, muscle pain, back pain and infection" were the most common reasons for use.

"Data suggests more than 50% of women worldwide are using APAP during their pregnancies," Kristensen said. "Many of these women do not consider APAP as a true medication that can have potential side effects.
"It is those women who do not consider it as a true medication that we are trying to reach and want them to reflect a moment on their use," he added.
Acetaminophen has been the only pain reliever generally considered safe for use throughout pregnancy, which leaves mothers-to-be with few medical options if it is shown to be harmful to a fetus.

"Ibuprofen has already been linked with birth defects and damage to the baby's heart and blood vessels," while high doses of aspirin have been linked to "bleeding in the brain and congenital defects," said pediatrician Dr. Leonardo Trasande, director of environmental pediatrics at NYU Langone Health, who was not involved with the creation of the statement.
"Research on acetaminophen shows this is an emerging field of concern," Trasande said. "I'm always going to say that further research is needed to understand the mechanisms and to control for other exposures. But the fact is there is substantial evidence to suggest that at the very least, this is a hazard for the fetus."

Melissa Muñoz, the media relations director for Johnson & Johnson, told CNN in an email that "the label on our adult TYLENOL® products, in which acetaminophen is the active ingredient, states, "If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

"The current evidence does not support a causal link between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the risk of adverse neurological, urogenital and reproductive outcomes. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions about acetaminophen should contact their health care professional."

In their analysis of existing research on acetaminophen, the authors of the statement found that short term use -- two weeks or less -- carried the least risk.

"It is among the women reporting use for a longer duration -- about two weeks or over two weeks during pregnancy -- that's where the strongest associations are," Kristensen said.

Those results suggest that "short-term use may be less of a risk, which gives healthcare providers and pregnant women some reassuring leeway for the occasional use of APAP," said Jane Houlihan, research director for Healthy Babies Bright Futures, an alliance of non-profit organizations which tracks babies' exposures to toxic chemicals that harm brain development.
 

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Pregnant people are at increased risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19. Evidence shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Tylenol
on the other hand...

Acetaminophen should be investigated for possible damage to developing fetus, experts say

See link.
Tylenol/Paracetamol/Acetaminophen misuse is the leading cause of liver failure in many of the countries it's been available, including Canada, the USA and the UK.

It's common to hear "it wouldn't be approved today" if it went before the various drug agencies.

The sad thing is it's one of the only OTC painkillers for those who can't take NSAIDs.
 

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Tylenol/Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in many of the countries it's been available, including Canada, the USA and the UK.

It's common to hear "it wouldn't be approved today" if it went before the various drug agencies.

Yep - definitely a drug to be careful with.

Anyhoo, just in case one believe that the bug/feature of the AB vaccine certificate is unique to that province:


It's like using a spinach-hating baby to sell spinach baby food.

AoD
 

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I don't know why they didn't just delay the proof of vaccination until they had the official ready.

They had to look like they are doing something, anything - regardless of whether it is ready - remember adopting this stance itself was a late decision by Ford, who proclaimed rather loudly in the weeks and months prior that he will not do it. It is pretty clear the operations side of things is something that couldn't be bothered with - we had that with the schools last Fall as well.

The issue here is why it look us this long to be ready - when Quebec had it all said and done before the summer is over.

AoD
 

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From: https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccination-global-projections
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