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#BREAKING: @CanadianForces observations in long term care facilities in Ontario...they are horrifying #COVID19 #Onpoli 1/4
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BREAKING: The Canadian Armed Forces witnessed some truly shocking scenes at 5 Ontario long-term care homes, which they detailed in a report to the federal government.

Premier Doug Ford's office released the report i full this afternoon.

Among the findings:
Some residents had been bed bound for weeks, were not changed out of soiled diapers, were not turned over in beds, were not bathed for weeks, and had wounds that were not properly addressed.
Residents were sometimes force-fed leading to audible choking, some residents were asleep with food left in their mouths, others who refused to eat were not offered help.

One resident, at Orchard Villa in Pickering died as a result of improper feeding according to the CAF.
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With #TrudeauDictatorship trending across across Canada (thanks Russia), I thought it would be prudent to share a short list of accomplishments by the Trudeau Government that strengthen and protect our democratic institutions. #thread #cdnpoli #onpoli
Passed Bill C-50, providing greater transparency around political fundraising events by letting Canadians know who is attending, where and when they are happening, and the amount required to attend. #cdnpoli
Passed Bill C-76 a overhaul of the Canada Elections Act that will take steps to make our elections more accessible, more secure, and more transparent. It also reverses the changes to the Elections Act that the Conservatives put in place, which impeded Canadians’ ability to vote.
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Status of #COVID19 in #Ontario [May 23 10:30am]: 25040 known cases* (412 new cases, 2048 total deaths, 27 new deaths)

See THREAD for more graphs📈⤵️

#covid19Canada #COVIDー19 #onhealth #COVID_19 #covidontario #COVID19ontario #onpoli
A closer look at #COVIDー19 daily changes in #Ontario🎢

New cases: 412
New deaths: 27
New resolved: 379

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
#COVIDー19 daily new/resolved cases in #Ontario:

New cases: 412
New resolved: 379

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
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My First Thread: A Novella

My biggest safety concern w/ starting back to school in September isn't COVID.

It's that Stephen Lecce is our Minister of Education.

He will be the one making decisions about our kids' safety and education. And we should all be very concerned.

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When it comes to implementing a plan that will ensure safety of students & staff, while also serving ALL students & not just a few, we can't trust a person who...

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✖️has no experience attending a public school (which would be okay if he actually believed in quality publicly-funded education that helps bridge the gaps between the haves and have-nots but he doesn't so...)

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Status of #COVID19 in #Ontario [May 22 10:30am]: 24628 known cases* (441 new cases, 2021 total deaths, 28 new deaths)

See THREAD for more graphs📈⤵️

#covid19Canada #COVIDー19 #onhealth #COVID_19 #covidontario #COVID19ontario #onpoli
A closer look at #COVIDー19 daily changes in #Ontario🎢

New cases: 441
New deaths: 28
New resolved: 258

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
#COVIDー19 daily new/resolved cases in #Ontario:

New cases: 441
New resolved: 258

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
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Status of #COVID19 in #Ontario [May 20 10:30am]: 23774 known cases* (390 new cases, 1962 total deaths, 43 new deaths)

See THREAD for more graphs📈⤵️

#covid19Canada #COVIDー19 #onhealth #COVID_19 #covidontario #COVID19ontario #onpoli
A closer look at #COVIDー19 daily changes in #Ontario🎢

New cases: 390
New deaths: 43
New resolved: 292

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
#COVIDー19 daily new/resolved cases in #Ontario:

New cases: 390
New resolved: 292

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
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Workplaces across North America are opening up, I have serious concerns that by not requiring masks in indoor workplaces we are going to see a huge resurgence in a few weeks and another shutdown.
#onpoli #Covid_19 #coronavirus
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I've had patients who work in essential industries complain that their colleagues and foremen would get into their faces and ignore social distancing rules. This means messaging is either non-existent or not translating to the front-lines.
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Some large companies are taking the initiative and have excellent policies.
Smaller firms, those likely to employ low-wage part-time workers, the kind who are less likely to speak out, will not be so careful.
This 'soft-underbelly' of the economy is just ripe for disease spread
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MEGAThread on Doug Ford Re: Social Assistance, Budget & Hypocrisy

May 15th 2020, Ford was asked if he'd top up disability assistance during the crisis, as many vulnerable folks are struggling to survive this crisis on the current, below poverty line amount given. His response:
However, on April 17th 2020 Doug Ford made this statement and committed that "I won't spare one penny to make sure that happens"
(Regarding the priority to "ensure the health & well-being of the people of Ontario"
In March, Ontario gave funding to foodbanks & non profits. That was their bandaid for the almost 1mill vulnerable folks on social assistance: giving charities funds so that those at high risk right now must go out & beg at an already overwhelmed foodbank.
news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03… Image
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Status of #COVID19 in #Ontario [May 16 10:30am]: 22313 known cases* (391 new cases, 1858 total deaths, 33 new deaths)

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#covid19Canada #COVIDー19 #onhealth #COVID_19 #covidontario #COVID19ontario #onpoli
A closer look at #COVIDー19 daily changes in #Ontario🎢

New cases: 391
New deaths: 33
New resolved: 379

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
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Remember when I had an issue with the Vaughan MPP Tibollo’s daughter doing that charity meal program for first responders, paying the MPPs local banquet hall? Seems my former colleague thought it was odd too Image
Does Peter MacKay or @fordnation know the banquet hall Min Tibollo is helping is under investigation? Image
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The boy has lost weeks of #autism therapy to get him school ready, lost a stay with his grandparents, lost weekend outings, lost time with his babysitter, lost 7 weeks with his sister, lost time playing with our neighborhood children to help him & expose them to autism. #onpoli
He has given up so much and is working so hard to try and keep up. And meanwhile @fordnation is willing to sacrifice everything my son does so he can go to his cottage and have a Mother’s Day party with his daughters. #onpoli #autism #covid19
And I’m watching the Karens and Dougs of Ontario defend Ford because he is stress? I’m so tired of this province. #onpoli #autism #covid19
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1/10 #THREAD

This is my least read investigation & that tells me something RE public sentiment in #TOpoli #ONpoli #CDNpoli

Everyone is so saturated in conspiracy theories, they're now denying scientific research & science is being muzzled RE #COVID19

freethepresscanada.org/2020/05/07/cov…
2/10 #THREAD #TOpoli #ONpoli #CDNpoli #COVID19

This is the impact of all info being treated as equal on social media & the decline in quality of #CDNmedia

The public & columnists would rather approach COVID-19 from a partisan & tribal perspective that avoids fact-checking
3/10 #THREAD #TOpoli #ONpoli #CDNpoli #COVID19

During the Harper Govt everyone complained that scientists were being muzzled, but now that they're free to explore the research they're shutting it out as a threat to their partisan beliefs & censoring to suit left & right folklore
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⁦.@UniforTheUnion⁩, which represents 450 workers at #Northwood, says #PPE was withheld in early stages of the outbreak because the nursing home, like many others in Cda., was concerned about its supply running out.

Story ⁦@GregMercerGlobetheglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
2)@JanetHazey, Pres. @NS_nurses, said staffing levels at #Northwood have long been a major concern of hers.

She said the union has been calling for a staff review at Northwood for years and published a report called Broken Homes in late 2015. @MulliganCBC cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
3) @LindaMacNeil3 of #Uniforsaid there will be a meeting of the health-care unions on Thurs. She said the call for a public inquiry will likely be a topic of discussion.

Janet Simm said Northwood welcomes the scrutiny.

(@StephenMcNeil has consistently dodged the question.)
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My 94 yr old mom lives in a retirement home connected to a LTCH in SW Ontario. At this point there are no cases of Covid19 in her facility. They have been locked down since the week of March 16...
#LTC #onpoli @celliottability @fordnation
While I am pleased with the steps taken to protect these seniors I am dismayed at this point for the inability of the residence to provide care that has been deemed nonessential by public health. Mom's mobility is difficult to begin with but add to that untreated...
ingrown toenails & footcare. This cannot go on indefinitely. Footcare requires specialized staff & equipment. This is beginning to affect her mobility. The pain means walking to meals and maintaining some independence is being threatened. PHO needs to address the needs....
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1/43 So far I've supported @fordnation's response to the #COVID19 pandemic in #ONpoli, but this marks a turning point that recklessly plays with fire & a return to partisan agendas that will explode the death rate in rural Ontario

See #THREAD for details

cbc.ca/news/canada/to…
2/43 #THREAD Re #COVID19 in #ONpoli #CDNpoli cc @fordnation

Although I appreciate the political pressures on Premier Ford to re-open the economy, he's become insulated in a #TOpoli bubble that is utterly tone deaf & detrimental to Conservative strongholds in cottage country
3/43 #THREAD Re #COVID19 in #ONpoli #CDNpoli cc @fordnation

I'm speaking in these partisan terms in an effort to get through to Premier Ford, that his predetermined decision to send urban Ontario to cottage country for the May 2-4 holiday is so mistaken it will cost him votes
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Status of #COVID19 in #Ontario [May 3 10:30am]: 17553 known cases* (434 new cases, 1216 total deaths, 40 new deaths)

See thread for more graphs📈⤵️

#covid19Canada #COVIDー19 #onhealth #COVID_19 #covidontario #COVID19ontario #onpoli
A closer look at #COVIDー19 daily changes in #Ontario🎢

New cases: 434
New deaths: 40
New resolved: 615

Thicker line is 7 day moving average.
#COVID19 #COVID19ON #covid19Canada #onhealth
*Cases under-reported due to limited testing. Potential mild/asymptomatic #COVID19 cases not tested, advised to self-isolate. #COVIDー19 cases after 4pm the day prior not counted. iPHIS cases/deaths under-stated compared to MLTC #.

Data: ontario.ca/page/2019-nove…
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Thread: Comparing the emergency response for vulnerable folks from British Columbia vs Ontario.

I want you to read this thread, then try to tell me that Ford is doing a "good job" for vulnerable Ontarians.

First, let's compare the provincial crisis response to homeless...
In Ontario, they still have the Safe Streets Act which police enforce. This act, if continued to be enforced, will cost lives of homeless people due to them needing to go to more dangerous lengths to not be seen by the police. theconversation.com/ontarios-safe-…
In Ontaro, social programs have been cut, the foodbank is limited to 1 trip per month, ppl are still expected to live on the streets. They opened a respite centre in Ottawa to shower, not to stay at. cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
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Dearest colleagues, friends, public (anyone who wants to know), I’m going to tell you about an urban family doctor’s job before & during #COVID19 Here’s my story as told in 16 tweets (1/17): #medtwitter #onpoli @ontarionurses @OntariosDoctors @OntarioCollege
I take care of 1400 patients in @ottawacity in a #patientcentredcare clinic with a rainbow flag and the words “Common Ground.” I have many #LGBTQ patients, and also #Indigenous patients and #mentalhealth and many who live with physical/cognitive disabilities. (2/17) @CBCOttawa
Before the pandemic, I’d start at 9am with #Pediatrics, immunizations, answering questions, addressing parental #depression and #anxiety. Then I’d see other patients with infections, injuries, #diabetes, chronic illnesses. My clinics ended at 6pm, then paperwork. 5 days/wk (3/17)
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It’s a sunny Saturday. I’m in clinic.

I’m on the phone. Sure, virtual care is great for some conditions. But not for all.

The 73 year old with shingles. The 2 year old with a pulled elbow. The 66 year old with heart failure. The 56 year old who keeps mixing up her words.
I love being a doctor. I am fiercely protective of my #patients.

There is a lot I do as a #familydoctor. But sometimes my patients need more specialized care.

Healthcare for my patients has been delayed by #Covid19. They are in limbo.

I worry about that.
Waiting has a cost. While some people are okay, some patients deteriorate on #waitlists. They get sicker. Some of them die.

Our healthcare system was already working at 100% capacity before the #coronaviruspandemic. We cannot afford to lose even one family doctor or specialist.
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Long before #COVID19, I spent time with B.C. families who were pointing out that Canada’s long-term-care system — in particular a chain of care homes in B.C. owned by the Chinese government — was broken. Now they’re ‘furious and scared’. thestar.com/news/canada/20… @TorontoStar
My photographer friend Jen Osborne told me last year about a group of women on Vancouver Island that formed to organize after a series of incidents made them think their husbands were being severely neglected at a senior home run by Retirement Concepts. thestar.com/news/canada/20…
This is Delores and Don. They've lived on Vancouver Island since 1978 following Don's career in the navy. When he got dementia, Delores took care of him as long as she could, but when a government-subsidized spot at a care home opened up, she thought he would be safer there.
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DOCTORS OF #ONTARIO🚨🩺
Physicians in outpatient clinics (family MDs, specialists) have been severely affected by #COVID19, w/ decreased pt volumes & shift to virtual care. However, we are waiting for @ONThealth+@celliottability to compensate us fairly for our work. (Thread 1/12)
Despite implementation of telephone billing codes, they’re not expected to be processed by @ONTHealth until June, which means MD’s don’t get paid for work done in March-June 2020 until July. This is unacceptable & inappropriate. (2/12) cbc.ca/amp/1.5532209#…
.@OntariosDoctors continue to manage acute/urgent cases & prevent pts from ending up in overwhelmed ERs. We still immunize babies, care for pregnant women, perform essential assessments in person & virtually. The tele codes also aren’t equivalent to regular billing codes. (3/12)
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THREAD: It’s clear that those in LTC, retirement & group homes are among the most vulnerable. Doctors, nurses and families have been calling for stronger protective measures for weeks. We’ve known about the risk of asymptomatic transmission for a least a month...1/5 #COVID19
Ontario was slow to ban employees from working in multiple homes; it will be 1 month after the B.C govt took similar action. The Ont govt insisted that this is a temporary measure. This is not a 14 day problem...2/5
We have been at 50% lab testing capacity for almost 3 weeks. That’s tens of thousands of tests that could have been used to help in the most vulnerable LTCs & group homes; places with the greatest risk to residents...3/5
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I think today's Covid19 update presser marked an inflection point in Doug Ford's pandemic honeymoon. Questions are getting tougher & tougher, answers are getting more and more evasive, and feel-good platitudes + vague promises aren't cutting it anymore. As it should be. #OnPoli
It's no longer good enough that Ford is frustrated with the pace of testing. After 6 weeks of inadequate testing & questionable targetting strategies, the Premier of Ontario can't just pretend he's like one of us, sitting on the sideline frustrated. The buck has to stop with him.
The horrorshow of how we care for our grandparents and parents generations, still not fully exposed, is starting to sink into the public consciousness. @CBCQueensPark's question about the precipitous decline in pro-active inspections is just the tip of a very large iceberg.
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