- 51 new
- 32,000 T
- 1,146 act
- 901 dead (M: 3-100s, 72-90s, 141-80s, 114-70s, 51-60s, 24-50s, 15-40s, 6-30s, 20s, <10 W: 15-100s, 149-90s, 149-80s, 78-70s, 41-60s, 22-50s, 9-40s, 6-30s, 20s)
- 186 H, 24 ICU
- 29,953 rcv
- 529,722 ts
- 1,788 YD
- TP 3.8%
New cases:

Northern - 30
Winnipeg - 15
Southern - 3
Interlake-Eastern - 3
Prairie Mountain - 0
New deaths:

M40s, M80s. W90s - Winnipeg
New deaths:

M40s, M80s, W90s - Winnipeg
Winnipeg TP rate is 3.2%
the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases of B.1.1.7 is six and B.1.351 is two, bringing the total number of confirmed variant of concern cases to eight.
Good news:

The outbreak at McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre in McCreary has been declared over.
There's a technical issue with the phone line right now, which is why the presser is starting late.
The province is expecting additional guidance coming for spacing between first and second doses.

The province will now delay all second doses to allow more immunizations.
Dr. Reimer says this will require a number of adjustments in their vaccination campaign.

She sites real-world studies that show one dose provides significant levels of protection.
More than 80,000 doses have been administered so far.
Dr. Reimer says she will be getting her first dose later this week. Asked docs to do a self-assessment before to see if they could wait, essentially. Back at the front of the line to protect themselves and patients.
More than just docs. Other health-care workers as well.
Reimer reiterating what she t old media during a technical briefing this morning: all three vaccines safe and effective, despite differences.
The message: take the first vaccine available to you.
The province will honour existing second-dose appointments.
Vaccine eligibility now expanded to those 89 and up and First Nations aged 69 and up.
Selkirk vaccination supersite will open March 8. Appt. booking has begun.
Province comfortable with up to a 4-month delay on second doses, but will be based on NACI guidance.
Reimer says all Manitobans will be reached much quicker with a first dose, but calculations have not been made yet.
REimer says they have reviewed data from B.C., the U.K., etc. on delaying second doses. They don't have four-month delay data yet. But comfortable with consistency up until two months. If any signs that immunity drops, they will pivot again.
Key variable on how quickly vaccinations will be sped up is, as usual, supply from the feds.

If they assume it is evenly distributed, it could be a rosy outlook.
Dr. Reimer says advice for second dose is to stick with the same one you got with the first. That's the current plan, with the exact same product. But science will dictate what happens, including changes.
Reimer says they are compiling a list of high-risk people for AZ vaccines. She said liver failure and kidney failure have been bigger issues in Manitoba for people under 65.
The AZ vaccine will be used for 18-64. It is not advised for use for those 65 and over.

More information on who will be prioritized for AZ will come later.
AZ is a good option for essential workers due to its ability to transport easier.
Reimer says second doses remain important for long-lasting immunity. Doesn't want the wrong message getting out there re delaying the second dose.
The system can handle the pivot, Dr. Botha says.

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4 Mar
Regardless of what players, coaches, etc., say about analytics, the thing that irks me most (irrespective of how I feel about them), is that it just seems tough to be a fan on here.

For example: If you like Nathan Beaulieu, for instance, you're an idiot.
Another example: If you don't like Mathieu Perreault, you're an idiot.

Twitter is a bad place to be a fan with a differing opinion. It's just a shit show most of the time because people are so embedded in their own cause they can't see the other side.
And the irony here is that both sides are cheering for the same thing, they just see things in a different lens.
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Mark Scheifele doesn't like analytics. Most NHLers, anecdotally it seems, don't care one way or another. They don't have to. No GM in the league is turning down Mark Scheifele because he doesn't care for analytics.

Pierre-Luc Dubois had a better answer anyway.
Hell, no player GM in the league is turning down Mark Scheifele because his analytics don't suggest good things.

I suspect the best players don't have to give a shit about them. Some people said Leon Draisaitl wasn't great because of his poor defensive numbers.
Some people suggest Kyle Connor isn't great because of his poor defensive numbers.

And then there are coaches that use different systems for analytics that we don't see.

Nothing really moves forward in these things.
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- 51 new
- 32,051 T
- 1,143 act
- 903 dead (M: 3-100s, 72-90s, 142-80s, 114-70s, 51-60s, 24-50s, 16-40s, 6-30s, 20s, <10 W: 15-100s, 150-90s, 149-80s, 78-70s, 41-60s, 22-50s, 9-40s, 6-30s, 20s)
- 181 H, 24 ICU
- 30,005 rcv
- 531,949 ts
- 2,227 YD
- TP 3.2%
New cases:

Northern - 26
Winnipeg - 22
Southern - 3
Interlake-Eastern - 0
Prairie Mountain - 0
New deaths:

W20s - Winnipeg
W90s - Park Manor Care Home
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Manitoba's vaccine supply projection is now estimating 2,277
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Current daily capacity is now at 12,499 (goal is 20,000 by April 1).
Vaccination task force technical briefing underway. Still supply scarcity. They haven't been given a confirmed date from the feds on AstraZeneca. Estimates for Pfizer/Moderna are unchanged.
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- 64 new
- 31,950 T
- 1,151 act
- 898 dead (M: 3-100s, 72-90s, 141-80s, 113-70s, 51-60s, 23-50s, 15-40s, 6-30s, 20s, <10 W: 15-100s, 149-90s, 149-80s, 78-70s, 41-60s, 22-50s, 9-40s, 6-30s, 20s)
- 187 H, 25 ICU
- 29,901 rcv
- 527,932 ts
- 1,307 YD
- TP 4%
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Winnipeg - 36
Northern - 16
Southern - 7
Interlake-Eastern - 3
Prairie Mountain - 2
New deaths:

M70s - Interlake-Eastern
M50s - Seven Oaks General Hospital Unit 3U 4-7
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Laurent Brossoit starts.

Maurice not playing his hand on if the top two lines will look like they ended last night. Won't do it on a back to back, but says he's open to moving parts around.
Maurice felt there was no cost to making last night's line changes. Wants to see those lines for a while, but won't put experimentation over winning.
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