‘Squid Game’ is not a vaccine side-effect, says Public Health

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: ‘Squid Game’ is not a vaccine side-effect, says Public Health

Fredericton — In an effort to dispel the latest rumour circulating on social media, Dr. Jennifer Russell called a special news conference today to reinforce that there’s no link between COVID-19 vaccination and the new Netflix horror drama Squid Game. “I know there’s a lot of rumours and misinformation circulating around the internet, and now…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: ‘Squid Game’ is not a vaccine side-effect, says Public Health
 

Many unvaccinated still think they are not being assholes

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Many unvaccinated still think they are not being assholes

Fredericton — As New Brunswickers grapple with the fourth wave of COVID-19, the cries of injustice from the willfully unvaccinated are growing louder. Evidence shared last week by Public Health shows that the more virulent Delta variant is being spread throughout the province mostly by the about 80,000 citizens who have not had any vaccination…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Many unvaccinated still think they are not being assholes
 

Listicle: Top 10 new N.B. COVID restrictions

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 10 new N.B. COVID restrictions

Fredericton — As New Brunswick’s ICU beds fill up and hospitals reach capacity, the province is in its reddest “Green” phase of the entire pandemic. Despite the surge of the more infectious Delta variant, over eligible 143,000 New Brunswickers still are not fully vaccinated — that includes almost 90,000 who haven’t had any vaccine shot…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Listicle: Top 10 new N.B. COVID restrictions
 

Listicle: Top 12 things to do during the last week of summer vacation

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Listicle: Top 12 things to do during the last week of summer vacation

Fredericton — For many New Brunswickers, the Labour Day holiday is the unofficial end of summer. As the temperatures begin to cool and kids get ready to go back to school, everyone is anxious to squeeze some fun into the last weekend of summer vacation. Based on The Manatee’s unscientific survey, here are your top…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Listicle: Top 12 things to do during the last week of summer vacation
 

Vaccine driver’s licences to follow vaccine passports

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Vaccine driver’s licences to follow vaccine passports

Fredericton — As the federal government prepares to reveal its vaccine passport for international travel this fall, today the Higgs government unveiled its own upcoming vaccine identification document for New Brunswick drivers. The new “vaccine driver’s licence” will be the first official vaccine identification card to be distributed in New Brunswick. The document will replace…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Vaccine driver’s licences to follow vaccine passports
 

Erin O’Toole campaigning with swab sticking out of nose

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Erin O’Toole campaigning with swab sticking out of nose

New Brunswick — As the election campaign gained steam in its first week, federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is beginning to stick out on the hustings. In his sweep through the Picture Province today, O’Toole conspicuously had a COVID-19 testing swab sticking out of his nose during every campaign stop. The questionable Q-tip is part…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Erin O’Toole campaigning with swab sticking out of nose
 

Canada to have federal elections ‘every 90 days,’ say Liberals

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Canada to have federal elections ‘every 90 days,’ say Liberals

Ottawa — It’s time to go to the polls… again…on Monday, September 20. The so-called “snap” election was the worst kept secret in Canada, where many of the candidates already have been campaigning quietly for the past several months. That said, the current election call is happening less than two years from the last federal…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Canada to have federal elections ‘every 90 days,’ say Liberals
 

Saint John tells rest of province to ‘suck it’ during extreme heat

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Saint John tells rest of province to ‘suck it’ during extreme heat

Saint John — As the province endures another sweltering day of extreme heat and humidity, the residents of the Port City are resting comfortably in their bayside residences. Today, most of New Brunswick will reach temperatures of up to 31ºC — feeling like 40ºC in most areas. However, Saint Johners are gazing ruefully northward saying,…

Source: The Manatee
Permalink: Saint John tells rest of province to ‘suck it’ during extreme heat