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Hey @SkGov, am I missing something, or does your new #covid19sk vaccination plans contradict the Canadian NACI recommendations and previous @saskhealth plans by deprioritizing immunizations for healthcare workers?? I'm worried about exposures to #COVID19 in these HCWs :(
I don't seem to be missing anything... @SkGov, why??? Exposures happen in frontline healthcare environments not currently classified as 'high-risk settings' and one COVID+ case can knock a cohort of healthcare workers into isolation. We don't have spare HCWs. Please reconsider.
Initially, I was confused. Now I'm getting angry as I hear from disheartened colleagues seeing #COVID19 patients daily in high-risk contexts. They are lumped in a risk category with others 'their age.' We need to take care of them as they take care of COVID patients for us.
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I'm so confused by people that seem to think the choice is a) let people die but save their own businesses or b) full lockdown to save lives but let everyone starve to death in the dark.

Moe is sitting on a huge pile of money. We could support people thru a lockdown. #covid19sk
I think these people would never help anyone, so the idea that we could use money to keep people safe isn't even possible in their minds.

This has been a choice. It continues to be a choice. Every body is a choice Moe made about acceptable deaths.
For example, his government lets homeless people freeze to death while funding the SJHL for millions of dollars. Clear choices about what our gov't values, right in front of our faces.
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+232 cases in #Saskatchewan today:

22646 cases (+232 today)
268 deaths (+14 today)
208 hospitalized (+6 today)
33 critical condition (+1 today)
19219 recoveries (+329 today)
495292 tests (+2160 today)

34080 doses administered (+727 today)
The 7-day rolling average in #Saskatchewan is at 253 cases/day and 7 deaths/day:
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An employee came to me last week and asked to move to 80% time. Her husband, she said, was taking on some extra responsibility and they were having trouble keeping the kids on track during remote learning.

I said no.

#sktech #skpoli #cdnpoli #COVID19SK #covid19
Women in the workplace have been disproportionately affected by COVID, erasing decades of gains. And it's easy to see why when women typically earn less (even for the same jobs) than their partners.…
Every reason my employee gave was valid and rational (we hire great people), but the base assumption was wrong.

The assumption was that we should expect the same thing of our work lives now in terms of productivity and time commitment that we did with pre-COVID.
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Shortstaffed. Crowded. Crumbling infrastructure. Four residents to a room.

There needs to be an inquiry into Extendicare Parkside long-term care home. Now.

Almost every single resident and staff member at Parkside has tested positive for #COVID19SK. Many have died. (1/7)
And let’s be clear: the conditions that caused this didn’t come out of nowhere.

Workers, residents, and family members have been pointing out the failure of the Sask. Party government to address urgent needs and dangerous conditions for a long time. (2/7)
The issues at Parkside have been → years ← in the making.

Let’s look at the government’s own CEO Tour Reports of this facility, starting back in 2013. (3/7)
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Dec 11

Tonight's thread on #Canadian #COVID19 deaths, & long-term/personal care/retirement homes

We will have 1000s of deaths before New Year's. Vaccines will take months to protect most at-risk.

Please protect your fellow #Canadians.

If you can, #StayHome
Dec 11

1 of every 34 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since Feb

1 in 71 in BC
1 in 112 in AB
1 in 153 in SK
1 in 44 in MB
1 in 36 in ON
1 in 22 in QC

1 of every 5 Cdns with C19 in long-term, personal care & retirement homes has died

There are 3,107 new LTC cases in last 7d
Dec 11


#COVID19 is in top 5 largest mortality events in Canadian history.

The only larger death tolls: World Wars I & II, 1918-1920 flu & AIDS

This week 746 Cdns died of C19. 1000s more will die before New Year's.

Please prevent more deaths by staying home.
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Dec 8

1 of every 34 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since Feb

1 in 71 in BC
1 in 113 in AB
1 in 161 in SK
1 in 53 in MB
1 in 35 in ON
1 in 21 in QC

1 of every 5 Cdns w/ COVID-19 in long-term, personal care & retirement homes has died

There are 3,225 new LTC cases in last 7d Image
Dec 8

#Canada #COVID19

Case fatality rates since start of epidemic Image
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@FunFact76520960 @Mainetain21 @clinicalmemes @GoodTexture @MaximeBernier @BillTufts @FriendsOScience @terencecorcoran @IvisonJ @Yukon_Strong @cravecreative @greg_scott84 @TWilsonOttawa @SWAtlasHoover @emmakennytv @naturalbabes @EthicalSkeptic @DPatter87288594 @randyhillier @MRobertsQLD @_evelynrae @JaggerMickOZ @Gold_Bitches @mtmalinen @Nigel_Farage @elonmusk @SGTreport @rob_miller12345 @delbigtree "If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart... inflicting untold suffering on millions of people... casting most vulnerable in our societies into further grinding poverty... complicit in murder."

@va_shiva #lockdown Image
@FunFact76520960 @Mainetain21 @clinicalmemes @GoodTexture @MaximeBernier @BillTufts @FriendsOScience @terencecorcoran @IvisonJ @Yukon_Strong @cravecreative @greg_scott84 @TWilsonOttawa @SWAtlasHoover @emmakennytv @naturalbabes @EthicalSkeptic @DPatter87288594 @randyhillier @MRobertsQLD @_evelynrae @JaggerMickOZ @Gold_Bitches @mtmalinen @Nigel_Farage @elonmusk @SGTreport @rob_miller12345 @delbigtree @va_shiva -
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"If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart... inflicting untold suffering on millions of people... casting most vulnerable in our societies into further grinding poverty...complicit in murder."… #cdnpoli
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I'm so sorry to my colleagues in Minnesota. I am so fearful of when (not if) these headlines will be in Canadian papers, likely MB and AB first.
Don't know what else to say or do.
This described the situation in #COVID19MB on Nov 17, 2020:…
And this is the situation in AB today. The exact upper limit of beds total & for #COVID19 is apparently a moving target but Dr Hinshaw has always said there are 70 allocated ICU beds as ICU beds are needed for other things too (heart attacks, trauma etc). 56 ICU today.
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The Premier and his government have once again been back-tracked on their response to the surge in Covid-19 cases in Saskatchewan. Only a few days ago Premier Moe stated no new measures were being contemplated. #COVID19SK #skpoli
Last Friday the Health Minister announced masks would be mandatory in certain communities but not others. Today the mask order is now mandatory for all of Saskatchewan. The inconsistency and lack of clarity is constant and disruptive.
The premier also acknowledged today that previous measures have been confusing. Unfortunately, that continues to be the case. Families, communities and businesses need certainty in order to follow the rules and keep people safe. Constantly shifting the goal posts is not helpful.
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Here are measures effective Nov. 19.

Mandatory masks province wide.

Long-term care visits restricted.

Private gatherings now 5.

Party buses/limos prohibited.

Work from home encouraged.

All are in effect for 1 month. #skpoli #covid19sk
Premier Scott Moe: “Our numbers in this province are not good.”

“Each and every one of these numbers represents a Saskatchewan person.”

Moe says “some will die.”

Calls it a “slowdown” not a lockdown.

Moe says the hospitalizations and ICU are going in the wrong direction.

Dr. Shahab calls it a “first sustained wave” and that it’s “rapidly accelerating.”

Says on average every case has 5 to 8 close contacts.

Calls this trend “not sustainable” #covid19sk
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Today’s advice:

Please start having some serious conversations about Christmas gatherings.


Today the limit of people gathering in Saskatchewan, in 1 house is 10. There are to be no exceptions.

It is against the law to have more than 10 people in a house (unless it is one single family unit).

By Christmas that number may be less.

🤷🏼‍♀️ depending how bad things get.

Based on what I see daily at work, the increase in cases of COVID-19, it’s not looking good right now. 😔

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Clear, cogent communication is a critical component of crisis management. I realised today that my mental health is poor in large part because of a cognitive dissonance I experience between what is happening and what I hear from our leaders. #covid19sk
This is what I would like to hear:

Saskatchewan, I know this is scary. We went through most of the pandemic with very little exposure to COVID. Although most of us struggled with the financial costs and mental & physical health toll of the pandemic, very few of us got sick.
Today, in the face of weeks of rising numbers and crisis-level numbers in our neighbouring provinces, I'm here to tell you how we're going to get through this together.

First, let me reassure you that across the Province, we have many people committed to keeping you safe.
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Nov 13 update

#COVID19 cases, deaths

#Canada, provinces
•Comparison to country peers (high income, pop >20M)
•Longterm care, retirement homes
•Weekly, daily % changes (7-day avg)

See thread

Data: @covid_canada @NoLore @RyersonNIA @CIHI_ICIS @OurWorldInData
#COVID19 DEATHS/100K (+% daily growth rate)

QC 10+4%
MB 9+7%
AB 4+5%
ON 4+3%
BC 2+3%
SK 1+19%

#COVID19 CASES/100K (+% daily growth rate)

QC 711+3%
MB 697+6%
AB 575+4%
ON 359+3%
BC 327+4%
SK 251+6%

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There are 37 new cases of #COVID19SK to report on November 4, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,408 cases. Of the 3,408 reported cases, 799 are considered active. A total of 2,584 people have recovered.

Learn more at….
The new #COVID19SK cases are located in the Far North West (1), North West (1), North Central (1), Saskatoon (13), Central East (6) and Regina (14) zones.

Learn more at….
1 case reported today has pending residence location. 1 case with pending residence location reported Nov 2 has been assigned to North Central. 2 cases with pending residence locations reported Nov 1 were determined to be out-of-province residents &removed from provincial counts.
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There are 81 new cases of #COVID19SK to report on November 3, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,373 cases. Of the 3,373 reported cases, 842 are considered active. A total of 2,506 people have recovered.

Learn more at….
The new #COVID19SK cases are located in the Far North West (1), Far North East (1), North West (14), North Central (16), North East (3), Saskatoon (29), Central East (6) and Regina (10) zones.

Learn more at….
One #COVID19SK case reported today has pending residence locations. Nine cases with pending residence locations on November 2 have been assigned to the North West (3), North Central (4), North East (1) and Regina (1) zones.

Learn more at….
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There are 74 new cases of #COVID19SK to report in Nov 2, bringing the SK total to date to 3,292 cases. New cases are located in the Far NW (1), NW (5), North Central (22), NE (1), Saskatoon (18), Central West (1), Central East (1), and Regina (14) zones.… Image
Eleven of cases reported today have pending residence locations. One case reported October 21 has been assigned to the North West zone.

Of the 3,292 reported cases, 858 are considered active. A total of 2,409 people have recovered. #COVID19SK
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34 people are in hospital. 27 people are receiving inpatient care; 2 in the NW, 7 in the North Central, 1in the NE, 11 in the Saskatoon and 6 in the Regina zone. 7 people are in intensive care; 2 in the North Central, 4 in Saskatoon and 1 in Regina.
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Yesterday we posted about the number of schools with confirmed Covid cases in them. Do you know where to find that information? NOT from @SKGov. (A thread 1/4)
Instead, families and community members are forced to rely on leaked letters from the SHA and journalists are forced to press school divisions for confirmation of rumours of Covid cases in schools. (2/4)
Other provinces have mandated school boards to publicly disclose all Covid cases (with steps taken to maintain patient privacy) - why won't Saskatchewan? (3/4)
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CONFIRMED: Félix Le Chat daycare is closed today. In a letter obtained by CBC, parents were told a second person who regularly frequented the daycare tested positive to #COVID19. The daycare is located in the Haultain neighbourhood in #Saskatoon. #covid19sk Image
Just reached the spokesperson for the daycare. She tells me no comment for now. I will keep you updated as I learn more and as the story unfolds.
The daycare is located in the same building as the École canadiennne-française school. I was on site today and can confirm that students are in school today at ECF. #skpoli #covid19sk
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THREAD: Saskatchewan is lagging behind the rest of the country in testing.

Fast access to #COVID19SK testing is essential to safely sending kids and teachers back to school. If kids, teachers, or school staff get sick, we need fast and reliable access to testing – period. (1/10)
Any delay in access to testing means kids in #sasked could be out of class for days, with their parents having to stay at home with them, only to find out they have a simple cold. (2/10)
Or worse, that an outbreak will happen but we won’t identify it until it’s spread far more than it would have if we’d tested and traced quickly. (3/10)
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Lindsay Sanderson is a Saskatoon mom who says she won’t send her son to kindergarten come September. She’s protesting in front of Education minister, Gord Wyant’s office. "I’m angry. We’re not going away."
#safeschoolscanada #skpoli Image
Sanderson wants smaller class sizes, more funding for janitorial services in schools, alternative learning options for immunocompromised students. She joined other Canadians who are pushing back against their provincial governments back-to-school plans. #safeschoolscanada #skpoli
Spotted in front of Gord Wyant’s office in #Saskatoon. School starts in two weeks. #safeschoolscanada #yxe #skpoli Image
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As the date for schools reopening approaches, I am hearing from several Saskatchewan parents concerns about the province’s back-to-school plan creating inequalities between families. #skpoli #covid19sk
Some say they will be able to homeschool, while others, living in poverty say they won’t. #skpoli #covid19sk
See this piece by CBC’s Jessica Wong.…
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🇨🇦 Health Regions Dashboard Aug 19 10 pm
#Edmonton is now under provincial watch. Weekly cases per 100K high at 25.6 with 52 new cases.
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#CovidCanada #Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #Quebec #Covid19AB #Covid19MB #COVID19BC #COVID19SK… Image
The west remains the growth region with Manitoba climbing close to Alberta in weekly cases per 100K. Image
Red regions have over 21 weekly cases per 100K. Image
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Thread. A look at 📈trends in western province weekly cases per 100K. (7 or less is generally considered low.)… #COVID19AB #BCpoli #Covid19MB #COVID19SK Image
BC's cases are rising, the strongest wave since March. It reported 78 new cases yesterday and 392 for the week. The weekly per 100K is now at 7.9. Vancouver leads the current wave. Image
#Alberta's weekly per 100K is highest in the country at 15.7. PHU's reported 76 yesterday and 675 for the week compared to 582 last week. Edmonton is leading with 23 per 100K. Image
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