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#Medicago Plant based COVID Vaccine from #Quebec is now approved by Health Canada. #Canada
/2 Medicago's plant-based COVID-19 vaccine is now approved by Health Canada, which will soon give Canadians the option of getting a homegrown shot against SARS-CoV-2.

Regulators announced the decision to allow its use for adults 18 to 64 years of age on Thursday,
/3 making this the sixth vaccine approved in Canada, on the heels of Health Canada's approval of the Novavax shot last week.

In what the biopharmaceutical company calls a world first, the vaccine from Quebec City-based Medicago uses plant-derived, virus-like particles,
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As a recently repatriated Canadian, I understand the pride that Canadians take in the single-payer healthcare system (really, it's split by province).

But I believe that pride sometimes interferes with people's ability to see how it has been crumbling and the urgency for fixes.
At this point, it should also be clear that Covid isn't a question of individual risk. It is a question of societal risk.

It's not about how mild Covid was for you and your friends. It's about how there's no hospital beds or staff left. We need more of both.
Here's a snapshot of how far behind Canada's healthcare system is. I am so confused about why people here accept this as status quo.
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We need an open and frank discussion, we can't have our attentions diverted, the fact of the matter is that "over 50% hospitalizations" are NOT amongst the unvaccinated >…
On the contrary the majority of hospitalizations are fully (by current definitions) vaccinated.

Yes it is true that the current data shows higher hospitalizations per 100k amongst the unvaccinated, that still means that if we reach 100% vaccination rates >
Our hospitals will not be much emptier, the majority of the population is vaccinated the majority of the hospitalizations are vaccinated, these won't magically go away.

Having said that, why is the focus all fours on something that was proven ineffective ?
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I got home this morning after an overnight shift in the pediatric emergency department.

I rarely share personal reflections based on my clinical work as a #pediatrician via @twitter, but I'm allowing myself this exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95sForAll

A thread 🧵 1/21...
2/ I started my winter holiday stretch of shifts by working on #Christmas evening and finished it by ringing in the #NewYear last night while taking care of sick & injured children with a phenomenal (but overworked & somewhat demoralized team) at the children's hospital.
3/ Let me re-iterate at the outset that I've always been opposed to @francoislegault @coalitionavenir's imposition of the #curfew because of its harmful impacts on many of the most marginalized people in society.…
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Je suis rentré à la maison plus tôt ce matin après un quart de nuit au service des urgences pédiatriques.

Je partage rarement mes réflexions nourries de mon travail clinique comme #pédiatre via @twitter, mais je me permets cette exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95

🧵 ... 1/21
2/ J'ai commencé ma série de quarts du temps des fêtes en travaillant le soir de #Noël et je l'ai terminée en sonnant le #NouvelAn la nuit dernière tout en m'occupant d'enfants malades et blesséEs avec une équipe formidable (quoique surchargée et parfois démoralisée) à l'hôpital.
3/ Permettez-moi de réitérer d'emblée que je suis opposé à l'imposition du #CouvreFeu par @francoislegault @coalitionavenir en raison de ses effets néfastes sur bon nombre de personnes les plus marginalisées de notre société.

Voir @PivotQc:
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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🧵Canada's #covid19 provincial growth trends, smoothed. #Ontario and #Quebec are following similar trajectories. This data is based on nightly PHU totals up to last night.
#cdnpoli #covid19ontario
New Brunswick (green) vs other Atlantic provinces
Smoothed growth across 10 provinces.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/05/2021…
A Nitrogen Shortage is Brewing, So What Will it Take to Cure The World's Fertilizer Deficiency?…

#NitrogenFertilizer #NaturalGas #prices #shortages #CropYield #projections
Scientists Concerned About New COVID-19 Variant Detected in South Africa With High Number of Mutations…

#COVID19 #evolution #variants #detection #transmissibility #virulence #PublicHealth
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Winter is (almost) here! Time for another energy crisis thread. Record power prices, coal and natural gas shortages (and even ration cards!), what else will unfold? 🧵
And Poland has responded to surging prices by cutting energy taxes
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OTD in 1959, after taking a shot from Andy Bathgate in the nose, Jacques Plante leaves the game & returns wearing a mask.

This is a (mega) thread to Plante & to the mask wearers who followed. Some great goalies/masks do not appear & some appear more than once.

Gerry Cheevers and his iconic mask. The first to have markings on it. #NHLBruins

I considered doing a thread just on Michel Dion's mask.

#Pens #LetsGoPens
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Aug 9 2021: "#Mineral exploration company #KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff #Bezos & Bill #Gates, has signed an agreement w/ [] Bluejay Mining to search in #Greenland for critical materials used in electric vehicles."…
Sept 8 2021: "#BHP inks exploration deal w/ #Gates & #Bezos-backed #KoBold Metals"

"The world’s largest miner & the Silicon Valley-based tech firm will jointly fund & operate exploration"

The #greatreset of plunder - under guise of climate mitigation.…
Feb 5 2021: "#KoBold Metals grows global exploration footprint"

"The Gates-Bezos backed firm now has active exploration projects in #Zambia, #Quebec, #Saskatchewan, #Ontario, & Western #Australia."…
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#vaccinepassports: "They are creating a new inescapable web of #surveillance. W/ geolocation data being tracked everywhere. We have a global #digital infrastructure that is growing [] all around the world."

- Ann Cavoukian, former Privacy Commissioner of Ont., advisor/#ID2020
Cavoukian: "And I should mention w/ the
#vaccinepassport, which I find highly, highly offensive from a privacy perspective, both #Quebec & the port-a-pass in #Alberta have been found-the CBC revealed this-to be incredibly #privacy invasive."

Quebec 👇

Cavoukian: "Contrary to what's being said by the govt, lots of personal information is being collected & retained. That will have an impact upon you & your freedom. #Privacy forms the foundation of our #freedom. We cannot give that up."


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1/ Yesterday, #Canada’s prime minister & prince of blackface @JustinTrudeau announced that all Canadians must be fully va__inated in order to travel via plane, train & boat. The @liberal_party is implementing fascism style segregation. Why are they doing this?

#cdnpoli #ontario
2/ The main reason why is because well, their va__ine mandates are just not working, so they need to take away more freedoms & rights from Canadians.

Va__ine passport policy started
Sept 1st in #Quebec & Sept 20th in #Ontario, but va__ination rate has been on the decline since
3/ The va__ine passport policy in #BC has also shown no effect on lowering CV19 cases. BC started started their va__ine passports on Sept 13th, but their CV19 cases have been spiking & reaching significantly high levels regardless of va__ine mandates

#Canada #cdnpoli #BCpoli
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I’m tired of Quebec politicians pretending that legal challenges to #Bill21 or the assertion that it’s discriminatory legislation are de facto #Quebec bashing. That implies that a) there’s unanimity in Qc regarding Bill 21 (there most certainly isn’t) & b) sidesteps that the
Qc gov’t recognized that its discriminatory by using the notwithstanding clause & preemptively shielding it from a legal challenge precisely because it violates both Qc & Cdn Charters of Rights & Freedoms. Saying a Qc law is discriminatory isn’t akin to saying Qc is racist.
Whether Bill 21 supporters want to acknowledge it or not, the END RESULT of this law is discrimination & marginalization. Judge Blanchard said as much in his recent ruling & there’s a reason it’s going to the Supreme Court. In a free and democratic society people have the right
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#Quebec #vaccinepassport QR code begins w/ shc:/. "shc"- acronym for SMART Health Cards specification spearheaded by the Vaccination Credential Initiative [VCI]. Akinox, developer of #VaxiCode & VaxiCode Verif for the Quebec govt, is member of VCI.

#4IR #Salesforce #Rockefeller
Aug 20 2021: "Many US states have outlawed #vaccinepassports but the #SMARTHealthCard is being rolled out across the country with help from the private sector.

#VCI is a consortium of key players [] & includes major corps like #Microsoft, #Salesforce..."…
[Source of information highlighting #VaxiCode acronym for #SMARTHealthCards:…]

Smart Health Cards [#VCI] & Common Trust Network:

#4IR architecture
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Salut la #TeamBelge! Salut la #TeamQuébec ! Connaissez-vous la #CôteNord? Et surtout connaissez-vous Johan Beetz ?
Non ? C’est parti pour un petit voyage en territoire de #Minganie au #Québec.
Johan Beetz naît au château de #Oudenhouven à #Boortmeerbeek en Belgique (avec un nom pareil le contraire serait surprenant)
Passionné de chasse il parcourt plusieurs pays (le maghreb et le Congo). Participe à plusieurs fouille archéologiques, étudie la médecine et la biologie.
Sa fiancée et cousine décède rapidemment d’une pneumonie, ce qui le décide à partir au #Canada, plus précisément au #Québec dans le petit village de #PashtiBaie, qui sera renommé plus tard en son honneur.
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En quelques jours, j'ai vu et RT des tweets du PCF, de l'OM et de JMLP, tous favorables et encourageant la vaccination.

Ça fait bizarre, mais ne serait-ce pas le signe d'une vraie prise de conscience et de la nécessité d'un retour à une vraie vie ? #vaccination #PasseSanitaire
Et dans ce cadre, peut-on encore considérer le pass sanitaire comme suffisant ?

Avec une contagiosité, certes diminuée, mais persistante des personnes vaccinées, l'intérêt du #PasseSanitaire est limité par plusieurs facteurs.
Notamment le fait de concentrer des gens vaccinés avec des personnes testées depuis 72 heures... qui ont largement eu le temps de se recontaminer, est un sacré trou dans la raquette. Ça aurait pu fonctionner avec un autre variant que le #delta... mais aujourd'hui ?
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I’m not sure which bit of the #Covid_19 picture you’re missing #PrimeMinister but maybe listening to @mvankerkhove @WHO will help👇🏼?

YOUR CHOICES have made 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #COVID MITIGATION-FREE! An international pariah pursuing an unconscionable, unnecessary, unethical experiment!
Your idea of #LivingWithCovid will, WITHOUT QUESTION, result in MANY MORE AVOIDABLE DEATHS & countless cases of #LongCovid.
Young adults, pregnant women, CHILDREN….

Non-#COVID healthcare disrupted & delayed further.

Is that the aim?
@10DowningStreet @sajidjavid @Jeremy_Hunt
Please look at these charts/figures.
When schools/universities reopen in coming weeks, the situation will get far worse. Many students have had only 1💉, the majority of children will have had none.
Children & young ppl here have been thrown to the #COVID wolves @BorisJohnson
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Today we have a good reminder of what Canadian bilingualism dynamics look like.

Francophones learn English to get a job and make a living.

The few Anglophones outside of Québec who learn French do so for self-growth.

It is not the same and never will be.

#Canada #Quebec
In Montréal, speaking English is often required to get a job with basic income. French is an after-thought. Why? Because the majority speaks English, either they are francophones or not.

I can't stress enough how hostile it feels.

#Canada #Quebec
If you glance rapidly at the job announcements in Québec, you will see many "English is mandatory, French is a bonus".

So an unilingual francophone can't get the same jobs as a unilingual anglophone. In Québec.

It is problematic on sooooo many levels.

#Canada #Quebec
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“As Nova Scotia reports *38* new cases of #COVID19–the largest single-day case increase in nearly one year—NS's premier announced tighter restrictions in the #Halifax area...”

**cries in Alberta**

#nspoli #cdnpoli #onpoli…
For the record, “Alberta reported 1,699 new cases of COVID-19 [yesterday]” more than 10x the per capita infection rate of NS.

#ableg #nspoli…
Yesterday, as cases rose again, the Premier tweeted about how great this summer will be.

Over 2,000 Albertans have died from #COVID19AB with just 10 people being allowed at their funerals. #ableg #FiretheUCP

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Apr 2

1 of every 43 #Canadians with #COVID19 has died since Feb 2020

1 in 69 BC
1 in 75 AB
1 in 78 SK
1 in 36 MB
1 in 49 ON
1 in 29 QC

1 of every 5 Cdns w/ C19 in long-term care & retirement homes has died

LAST 28 DAYS: 817 deaths, 1,335 LTC/RH cases, 368 LTC/RH deaths Image
Apr 2

-#COVID19 is in top 4 largest mortality events in #Canadian history

-Last 28 days: 817 Canadians died of C19

-If every week is like this week, 834 Canadians may die in next 28 days Image
Apr 2

#COVID19 #Canada


Wave 1 (to Aug 17)
Wave 2 (to Feb 18)
Wave 3 (Feb 19 to date) Image
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'Scotland's New Choice' Independence after Brexit' our NEW ebook from 25 leading academics examining what independence would mean for #Scotland after #Brexit and #COVID19

Find out more👇… Image
Edited by @EveVHepburn @McEwen_Nicola Michael Keating @aberdeenuni the book focuses on 5 themes:

➡ the process of independence
➡ the economics of independence
➡ the implications on politics & society
➡ the international aspects
➡ the view of independence from elsewhere Image

We hear from @chrismccork @AileenMcHarg exploring the constitutional pathways to #indyref2 and why the legality of a referendum matters. Image
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100% d’énergie #renouvelables ça ressemble à quoi ? Envie de voyager et de grands espaces, mettez votre tuque, on part au #Québec ! 🇨🇦 ⚜️ Thread /18⬇️
1/ On ne trompe personne avec la marchandise puisque le producteur et distributeur d’électricité de la belle province s’appelle, c’est très original, @hydroquebec. Ze biggest producteur in 🇨🇦.
2/ HQ gère 62 centrales d’une puissance tot de 41 GW (61 GW pour le parc nucléaire 🇫🇷). On y ajoute 4 GW d’éolien pour une prod de 214 TWh (538 TWh 🇫🇷) à 99% renouvelable. Le % qui reste c’est pour les bleds perdus quand il fait -40…
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