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Multiple visitors to Vancouver strip club test positive for COVID-19

VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver strip club is closed and the local health authority is warning the public after multiple people who visited the lounge this week tested positive for COVID-19.

Vancouver Coastal Health is warning anyone who visited Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge on Hornby Street in downtown Vancouver on the evenings of June 21, 22, 23 and 24 that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Link: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/multiple-visitors-to-vancouver-strip-club-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.5002865

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Pandemic may be contributing to increase in male genital injuries, UBC researchers say

(Not Florida)

VANCOUVER -- Warning: This story contains scientific descriptions of sex and genitalia that some readers may find offensive.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are wondering whether the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for an increase in genital injuries among men in Greater Victoria, after six men were treated for such injuries in the region in the span of a week.

In an article from the forthcoming issue of the Canadian Urological Association Journal that was published online Wednesday, researchers from UBC's Department of Urological Sciences and the school's Island Medical Program, share anonymized details of the six injuries, which they say are uncommon in the region.


"With a famously elderly population in Victoria, B.C., male genitourinary (GU) trauma is rarely encountered; we likely do not see more than a handful of cases per year," the authors write.

The six injuries included two incidents in which men experienced "penile fractures" during heterosexual sex with their partners on top, as well as one instance of a painful erection that lasted for four days, one instance of a ruptured testicle sustained while riding an all-terrain vehicle, one instance of "penile pain" resulting from frequent masturbation, and one instance in which a man's penis was bitten by a dog.

While these injuries are varied in nature, each one relates in some way to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More at link: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/pandemic-may-be-contributing-to-increase-in-male-genital-injuries-ubc-researchers-say-1.4990960#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=QabkHxI

The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test

Dr. Bonnie Henry kept the disease in check in British Columbia without harsh enforcement methods. Now, she is leading the way out of lockdown.


That Tuesday in March was the day Bonnie Henry had been preparing for her whole life.

Overnight, 83 people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and three more had died. The pandemic had officially broken out in British Columbia.

Standing inside the provincial legislature’s press gallery, the preternaturally calm top doctor of Canada’s westernmost province declared a public health emergency. Under her orders and recommendations, schools closed, bars shuttered and social distancing measures were put in place.

“It seemed so surreal,” she said. “I felt like someone was standing on my chest.”

That day, March 17, Dr. Henry ended her presentation with a line that would become her trademark, and a mantra for many Canadians struggling to cope under a lockdown. It has since been hung in windows, painted on streets, printed on T-shirts, stitched on shoes, folded into songs and stamped on bracelets.

“This is our time to be kind,” she said in her slow and low-pitched voice that many call comforting, “to be calm and to be safe.”

More:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/world/canada/bonnie-henry-british-columbia-coronavirus.html

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I can’t say enough about Dr. Henry. She was calm and cool. She never gave into hysterics. She told us to still get outside and exercise. To run, bike, walk. To get out into the fresh air and stay healthy. Avoid crowds, wash our hands, stay 2m away.

It does help that we are pretty sprawled our population. Even in Vancouver many people don’t use public transit. However I feel like her swift response tempered with reason made it work.

Undercover cop dressed as religious Jew blows his cover with cellphone on Shabbat

Police officers went undercover as Hasidic Jews to monitor protests against racism and police brutality in a majority-Jewish New Jersey town, Mishpacha reported.

The rally in Lakewood, N.J. on Saturday was one of hundreds around the country over the weekend protesting the killing of an African-American man, George Floyd, while being forcibly detained by police. A video captured by Mishpacha showed at least three men in Lakewood dressed in the black outfits typical of Orthodox men. Two of the men were wearing hats and one was wearing a kippah; one of the apparent officers had peyot, long sidelocks.

Unfortunately for the officers, one of them appeared to be holding a cell phone - which would be forbidden to Orthodox Jews on Shabbat.

https://forward.com/fast-forward/448317/undercover-cops-dress-as-hasidim-to-monitor-protests-in-majority-jewish/

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In Lakewood of all places?? Home of BMG? No one around to offer guidance on how to fit in?

It’s so stupid I can’t stop laughing.
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