Canucks Hockey Totally Shut Down as 14 Members Have Covid

There are 14 players on the list. They are Travis Boyd, Thatcher Demko, Alex Edler, Adam Gaudette, Travis Hamonic, Jayce Hawyrluk, Braden Holtby, Bo Horvat, Quinn Hughes, Zack MacEwen, Tyler Motte, Tyler Myers, Antoine Roussel and Brandon Sutter.

The Athletic reports that the number is more than 14 as the team submitted other players on the taxi squad and one that is considered a “high-risk close contact.” It also said that members of the coaching staff have been confirmed positives.

British Columbia has seen increasing COVID-19 cases: posting back-to-back days of daily records (1,018 cases between Thursday and Friday and 1,072 between Friday and Saturday, according to the Vancouver Sun. According to multiple reports, several cases within the team have been connected with the P.1 variant, which is thought to be more contagious. This variant first emerged in Brazil and was detected in the United States at the end of January 2021, according to the CDC.

“At St. Paul’s Hospital we’ve actually identified more P.1 variants than the entire United States,” Dr. Marc Romney, co-author and medical leader of the microbiology and virology department at the facility, said on March 26. “This is concerning because P.1 is associated with immune evasion.”

It’s frustrating watching people overstate and understate what’s going on.

Meanwhile a bit of Vitamin D therapy for shut-ins and the D-deficient is inexpensive, can’t hurt except for overdoses, and is likely to help.

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