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Today I write this thread to call in @girlguidesofcan; last week, after six years, I resigned as a leader with GGC, and have decided not to register my daughters in GGC programming for the foreseeable future, due to the lack of COVID safety at GGC meetings and events. 1/28
At the beginning of the pandemic, GGC took a very safety-conscious stance regarding COVID, and GGC activities were the one place my daughter and I felt safest because of that stance, including some in-person events; we were so grateful. 2/28
Unfortunately, as government messaging shifted toward "personal responsibility" to protect oneself from COVID, and protections were loosened, so, too, did the messaging from @girlguidesofcan change. 3/28
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1/9🧵So, remember back when #DrHenry said she wanted to get out of the “order business?” Well, in her Mar10/22 Repeal of Face Coverings Order-like many of her PH orders-she left the door open for Regional MHOs to reinstate masks where they see fit…#bcpoli www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/hea…
2/9 #DrHenry: “Recognizing that the risk differs in different regions of the prov & that MHOs are in the best position to assess local circumstances & to determine whether steps need to be taken to reduce the risk of the transmission of #COVID19…” #bcpoli www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/hea…
3/9 “…this Notice does not affect the authority of a MHO to make an order requiring the wearing of face coverings in the whole or part of the geographic area of the Province for which the medical health officer is designated.”#bcpoli www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/hea…
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BC CDC - Centre for Disease Collusion / Death Creation
May 4, 2022
bccdc.ca/resource-galle…

Are you fucking kidding me?!!!!

#COVIDisAirborne #bcpoli
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Uh, BC Centre for Disease Collusion / Death Creation says you are infectious for 10 (TEN) days after onset of symptoms.

So we have a bunch of infectious people running around school & work. I mean, we do anyway, because no one can get tested 🙃

bccdc.ca/resource-galle…
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#BCCovid #BCEd #bcpoli
BC Covid Update
May 10, 2022

Dix is saying stuff.
Some numbers were said.
Here comes Henry! He is honoured to introduce her!

She is wearing a purple, orange, and pink shirt with flowers. Making her look extra soft.

She says the vaccines have continued to "change the game" for us.
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"Dr Henry - there have been numerous research reports lately flagging very serious outcomes from COVID infection in children & pregnant people. Can you comment on the following studies?"
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🧵1/ Well, let’s just peer into the only real window of truth to find out how BC kids are really doing so far at start of this long weekend, shall we? As of 7:45pm on Fri April 15th, the Emergency wait time at @BCChildrensHosp is 5hrs5mins. #bced #bcpoli edwaittimes.ca/WaitTimes.aspx
2/ And to put that in perspective, on this same day, Apr 15th, at this same time of 7:45pm, Ontario’s @CHEO has a current wait time of 4hrs48mins & describes it as seeing “heavy volumes” h/t @beansprouts_mom #bcpoli cheo.on.ca/en/visiting-ch…
3/ Unlike @BCChildrensHosp, @CHEO incl #s waiting, specifying that #s don’t incl kids in line for triage & also clarifies some may even wait longer. With @BCChildrensHosp at an even longer wait time, the only logical conclusion is that things are just as bad or worse. #bcpoli
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Today is the day that it really sunk in that all levels of Govt in 🇨🇦 are prepared to let the masses get infected.

They haven’t educated citizens or Health Care Workers about long COVID either. Our govts are knowingly doing nothing to stop a Health Hazard. 💔 This is not my 🇨🇦.
Please educate someone about Long COVID.

theguardian.com/world/commenti…
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Looking forward to Apr 12 @ashraenews webinar with @WBahnfleth & moderator @healthyheating. We know that #COVIDisAirborne, and BC schools (all buildings really) can do more to keep us safe. Ask your district to register facilities, OH&S, legal, HR & other staff! #bced #bcpoli
To help @WBahnfleth & @healthyheating, a small 🧵on current #COVIDisAirborne knowledge & practice in #bcpoli. Maybe some examples can be incorporated?

I'll look at BC Legislature, BC CDC, Vancouver Coastal Health, UBC, and Vancouver & Surrey School Districts.

Let's investigate!
How will BC measure up wrt understanding and implementing @ashraenews COVID guidance?

BC Legislature: "The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads in several ways, but most commonly through airborne transmission" Wow! It says airborne. Measures are poor.

leg.bc.ca/Documents/LABC…
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Making #bced Schools Safer for Occupancy: Understanding & Applying ASHRAE’s Core Recommendations for Mitigating Aerosol Infection Risk

Special @ashraenews webinar with @WBahnfleth, Chair of ASHRAE's Epidemic Task Force.

TUE APR 12 NOON PT

register.gotowebinar.com/register/38381…
@WBahnfleth will present key elements of ASHRAE’s COVID-19 risk mitigation guidance.

BC parents, students, teachers, trustees, association and facility managers, have been under the influence of misinformation wrt mitigating aerosol infection risks in educational facilities.
Please make sure your PAC, trustees, medical officers of health, MLA are invited to this special webinar Apr 12 w/ @WBahnfleth - Making BC Schools Safer for Occupancy
#COVIDisAirborne

Email text available here: docs.google.com/document/d/173…
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A small thread: How @WorksafeBC Is Not Making Work Safe: Yet One More Ass-Backwards, Probably Corrupt, Definitely Incompetent BC Agency

An interesting little bit of history on @WorkSafeBC

timescolonist.com/bc-news/worksa…
@WorksfeBC was prepared for a pandemic. Oh, but not a REAL pandemic. More like a Vancouver Stock Exchange Pump-n-Dump Classic Pandemic. Or a Flip-This-House Pandemic. Yay us - #bcpoli can launder your money, your science, and your pandemic preparedness.

Ok, so our preparedness sucked. It's clear our ethics are lacking. So, can we at least CHEAT? Copy off the smart kid in class?

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Two years ago I started this stacked little thread as way to document the strange, unsettling, gaslighting groupthink that has unfolded within #bced, #bcpoli leadership & most #bcmedia.

BC started pandemic in 2020 being NYT lauded & has currently plummeted to backwater status.
Like many teachers, I started Sept 2020 fully aware I could not keep students safe in school & that anyone who thought we could was either ignorant of way schools function or they prioritized economy over student & #bced staff health, willing to ridicule legitimate concerns.
What I didn’t expect was resistance to science to come from intelligent voices at every level.

In fact, few #bced, #bcpoli, union leaders have been willing to have courage to speak up & say some simple words that would have undoubtedly prevented infection & #LongCovid in many.
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So pls forgive me if this h/b discussed lately but why is there still such glaring hypocrisy btwn Dr.Henry’s #COVID19 downplaying on camera & the legally binding PH orders that she simultaneously signs behind closed doors detailing serious ongoing health risks? 🧵 1/12
Actually, maybe what I’m really asking is how is it even *allowed*? Why is she never held to task for it? I mean, on Mar 10th/22, when DBH was on-camera proclaiming we are “in a good place now”(& multiple times prior) as @frozen perfectly captures here…2/12
..how is it that on that *SAME DAY* she can officially sign a PH order stating “Our PH & HC systems are currently experiencing severe stress & stretched beyond capacity in efforts to prevent & respond to illness resulting from #COVID19 transmission…”3/12 www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/hea…
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NEW - As of 12:01 am tomorrow (Friday) masks will no longer be required in public indoor spaces in British Columbia. #bcpoli
NEW - The BC Vaccine card will remain until April 8 in British Columbia. #bcpoli
NEW - Masks will no longer be required in schools after March Break. #bcpoli
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1/🧵Important Thread

For those working in unsafe conditions, this thread highlights which sections of the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act may apply to your situation. You can highlight them in an unsafe work claim. It’s BC specific but may apply elsewhere. #bced #bcpoli
2/ BCCDC creates guidance for employers, and employers can choose which aspects of the guidance they want to use in their safety plan.

Guidance is not law, it’s a suggestion.

The OHS Act is law and it TRUMPS any BC CDC guidance. Important distinction.

#bced #bcpoli #cdnpoli
3/ The PHO must also follow the principles in the OHS Act when creating orders, as must @WorkSafeBC when ruling on unsafe work claims.

Act clearly states that ALL work must be carried out without undue risk of occupational disease to ANY person. OHS Act prevails. #bced #bcpoli
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Building BC Community with @SoniaFurstenau. We discuss the need for evidence-informed decisions within BC.

Having this conversation brought me hope for BC. Something I haven't had in a long time. She's a human.

#BCPoli #BCEd
anchor.fm/projectcanary/…
@SoniaFurstenau Thank you to @SoniaFurstenau for the conversation. I have translated it into the common languages of BC, so that all can read. You are a leader. I can't wait to see what you do. #BCPoli #BCEd @bcgreencaucus @JoeyMerrin

project-canary.org/community-acti…
@BCschoolCovid can you DM and I’ll send a blurb for the website? I know you get a lot and want to make sure it doesn’t get lost haha.
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Point still stands. None of this is surprising, I refuse to pretend it is. #BCPoli #BCEd
September 2020.
August 2020.
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Assuming all goes well, we will be sitting down with @SoniaFurstenau from the #BCGreens to discuss the lack of data or transparency with regard to the #BCPoli pandemic response this week. Looking forward to hearing her thoughts on where we are and what we need. #BCEd #BCCovid
@SoniaFurstenau @ProjectCanary2 "The news of health care workers filing a class complaint at the BC Human Rights Tribunal against their health authority is an indication that people are losing trust and confidence in how this government is managing the COVID-19 pandemic."
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So in light of depravity emanating from #DrBonnieHenry at today’s presser & complete disregard for protecting lives, can we all just agree that BCPH has violated ALL ethical values & principles in @GovCanHealth #COVID19 Ethics framework now? #bcpoli 1/19 canada.ca/en/public-heal…
TRUST: “Trust is essential to the success of the response to #COVID19. In the current context of uncertainty, being open, truthful & transparent in decision making & communication is essential to establishing & promoting trust.”
#firebonniehenry #bcpoli 2/19
JUSTICE:“In context of #COVID19, it means carefully considering impact of decisions & their implementation on those who have greatest needs, are esp vulnerable to injustice or are disproportionately affected by pandemic & PH response measures..”
#firebonniehenry #bcpoli 3/19
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open.spotify.com/episode/7KbEv8…

#BCPoli #BCEd #BCPresser #Podcast

Going to pull out some important details and thoughts in a thread.🧵
This is even sooner than I estimated a couple months ago. I said the variant would demolish us in January and they would pull restrictions in March. Nope. I didn't foresee they would do BOTH in January.
They are opening gyms. And mandating masks, but not when you are exercising. So what is the point? You wear the mask to and fro?
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Dr Henry starts apologizing for the way the orders were posted/expired/extended before presser - timing "was an error on our part".
Current restrictions for bars/nightclubs events extended to mid February at which time they will be reassessed.
#bcpoli #covid19 @CityNewsVAN
Dr Henry: "Taking the cautious step of reopening gyms & fitness facilities" with proof of vaccine, space limits including requiring 7 meters square for every person working out & group fitness, masks at all times by intructors, trainers & staff 1/
#bcpoli #covid19 @CityNewsVAN
gyms/fitness cont
Dr Henry: masks recommended for others at all times but can be removed when exerciseing, no fans/heaters to increase temperature also overall capacity limits per space
#bcpoli #covid19 @CityNewsVAN
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POLL: For BC K-12 parents, school staff and students, about what percentage of students in class did NOT come to school this week (Jan 10-14)? #BCEd #Covid19BC #BCpoli
Current results: Image
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#bced schools opening tmrw and my feed is combo of:
1) Schools have to open! - kids need to be in school for learning, socializing, etc.
2) Schools have to shut! - they are not safe

Things is, both these positions are correct IMHO. But BC #COVID19 policy put them at odds. (1/n)
The "schools have to open" message is bound up with four other messages:
3) School closures are hard on families/working caregivers
4) Schools are not areas of transmission and are safe
5) Kids don't get really sick from COVID19
6) Everybody is going to get it anyway

(2/n)
Let's take each of those in turn.

3) Closing schools tough on caregivers.

Yup, absolutely true. Some can't work from home and scramble to find sol'n or lose pay. Others can WFH but then have to scramble to do their job adequately while watching kids. It's tough.

3/n
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#BCEd parents:

We keep hearing that the @BCNDP has invested millions of dollars into improving ventilation in our schools, but we are never provided *detailed* information showing what has actually been done. 1/n #BCPoli #BCEdEnhancedMeasures 🧵👇🏻
Here, a list of questions you need to ask your school administrators, trustees, and the facilities staff in your districts, to have a better understanding of how much has been done to mitigate the spread of COVID19 in your schools via ventilation/filtration/AQ monitoring: 2/n
First things first:

-How did they measure AQ readings in the school before they performed any tweaks to the system?
-What did they find when they did those measurements?
-How will the tweaks they decided upon fix any problems they discovered? 3/n #BCEd #BCPoli
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HOW TO DECLARE UNSAFE WORK DUE TO COVID - STEP BY STEP
This information was shared by teachers who have gone through the process, in case this is helpful to others. We thank them for sharing this here.
Some Background Facts:
Some Background Facts:
Public Health Canada and the Food Inspection agency are the only body in Canada that can declare what is hazardous. They have deemed SARS-CoV-2 a category 3 hazard.
canada.ca/.../biosafety.… Work Safe BC requires that when there is a hazard in a work place,
a worker must inform their employer and by law, an investigation must take place to see whether there is a hazard in the building. Here is WorkSafeBC’s step-by-step guidance for refusing unsafe work: worksafebc.com/.../right.../r…
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