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Pandemic Update

By Ross Thrasher After five months of steady increases in new coronavirus cases and deaths across the planet, both curves have begun to bend downward in February. The world's increment ...
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/ Covid-19, international news, lifestyle

Employment in the Green New Economy

by Arden Henley There is now wide agreement that the world’s economy is in transition to a much lower carbon emission future. This will increasingly mean changes in employment opportunities ...
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Cleantech Manufacturing in BC

By Ken McFarlane This is a response to Andrea Reimer’s recent National Observer article - https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/02/18/opinion/cleantech-bcs-100-billion-dollar-opportunity The article itself refers to KPMG’s third BC Cleantech Report Card. As with most ...
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/ energy, lifestyle, news, opinion, technology

Herd Immunity

By Ross Thrasher The goal of "herd immunity" against COVID-19, whereby enough people are protected (by vaccines or recovery from infection) that the disease no longer circulates. may not be ...
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Virus Evolution

By Ross Thrasher There are growing global worries about the development of new strains of the COVID-19 virus. The variant originally detected in the United Kingdom, labelled B117, has now ...
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Pandemic Fatigue

by Ross Thrasher Pandemic fatigue is popping up all over the planet, with widespread street protests, violations of closure restrictions, even torching a testing facility in the Netherlands. The economic ...
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age and Covid-19 infection rates

Age and Infection Fatality Rates (IFR)

By Ross Thrasher The world is now approaching 100 million COVID-19 cases, and 2.1 million have died from the pandemic. So the global Infection Fatality Rate is just over 2% ...
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COVID at the Outset of 2021

By Ross Thrasher 2020 has truly been a year of living dangerously, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a halt and killed millions.  We have seen the ...
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/ Covid-19, international news

CleanBC Go Electric EV Infrastructure Rebates

World-Leading Assistance for Garage Orphans Vancouver, BC December 22, 2020 – for immediate release Time is running out for residential building owners to benefit from world-leading funding for electric vehicle ...
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/ e-vehicles, energy
The Next 100 Days by Ross Thrasher

The Next 100 Days – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher The latest COVID19 mortality projections from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation cover the next 100 days, to April 1, 2021. This will likely be the ...
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/ Covid-19