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A few hours ago, the Ottawa Citizen posted an article "Front-line hospital workers say they feel betrayed by the province."
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However, this (clearly) union-fueled article completely missed the mark.

Yes, we are feeling worn down and betrayed by the Governments of Ontario & Canada.

But we are feeling worn down and betrayed NOT by the pandemic (aka the disease itself) - but by the governments' response to it:

1) that has:

- riddled our children with fear,

- riddled our patients with fear,

- riddle our employers with fear,

- paralyzed those outside our hallowed halls with fear...

2) that has lead to myopic, singular-focused government & public health policy - that has:

- undermined democracy,

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🧵Got on my computer this morning to book my 2nd #CovidVaccine shot. An hour wait... no problem, I have nothing else planned. Booking this appointment was my mission today. #onpoli
An hour later, I finally got redirected to the booking site. Entered all the information, and put in my location. The earliest and closest appointment I can find is Jun 23, 15km away. That's OK, I can live with that. #onpoli
I went there, it gave 4 "available" time slots. I click on one - no longer available. Clicked on the 2nd, not available. Clicked on all four, none available. 😠 #onpoli
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Hey #Ontario

8 things to think about as we head into a new week:

1) Reminder: "Hospitalization", "ICU" & "Deaths" are all subsets of the total number of "Cases" - & are subject to the same case definition.

- The case definition only requires...

...a recent "positive" test result (NO symptoms required).

- This means that neither "Cases", "Hospitalizations", "ICU" nor "Deaths" require the person to actually have COVID-19 symptoms to be counted.

2) #BREAKING: Viruses do NOT care about your feelings or how important your task is (or you feel that it is).

- If a virus so contagious and/or dangerous that the only way to protect yourself is to take precautions - then the level of risk does NOT...

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Most have invoked Orwell when raging against draconian lockdowns & mask mandates.

It is easy to see the parallels:
Militaristic enforcement to ensure compliance, censorship, Newspeek, etc.

However, I think that we also need to consider Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World".
Brave New World was published 17 prior to "1984" - yet has many parallels to our current culture - and to our government's overzealous, oppressive & unscientific response to CV-19.
Beyond Huxley's brilliant portrayal of a dystopian future obsessed with sexual gratification, mindless pop-culture entertainment, & technological advancement...
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June 12 #Ontario Key Indicator + regions 📊
502 new cases
29% Delta 🚨
24.1K tests 2.3% wkly pos 👍
422 ICU 15 deaths 🙏
195K 💉 🔥
Age 12+:
72.3% at least 1 dose
12.9% 2 doses 📈
📉🧵 ⤵️
#Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli
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New case smoothed trend now 443.
Positivity falls below the moderate threshhold, now 2.3%. Good news.
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.@JustinTrudeau « cette tuerie n'était pas un accident. C'était une attaque terroriste, motivée par la haine, au coeur de l'une de nos communautés. » #LondonAttack #Ontario #islamophobie…
Justin Trudeau « Aujourd'hui, des Canadiens non-musulmans découvrent, parfois pour la première fois, l'insécurité et la peur dans lesquelles vivent les musulmans canadiens lorsqu'ils sortent »
Justin Trudeau « la prochaine fois que vous voyez une femme qui porte le hijab ou une famille qui fait une promenade, offrez-leur un sourire. Montrez leurs qu’ils sont respectés et qu’ils sont aimés.  »…
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🧵June 10 #Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends
590 new cases
31.4K tests 7 day positivity 2.6%
450 ICU -16
11 deaths 11
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli
#covid19on… Image
Smoothed new cases trend at 616.6 Image
Positivity continues to fall Image
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If you are a parent with a k-12 child in #Ontario, here's a thread with links to find the contact info of your school board trustee in some of the largest boards and links to any existing budget/plans for next school year. #COVID19ON
Find your trustee:…
Draft 2021-22 budget:… ($1.9M planned for ventilation).
Budget townhall this Thursday:…
Toronto Catholic (TCDSB)
Find your trustee:…
Draft 2021-22 budget:… ($1M general COVID contingency fund)
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To date, 23.5-million Canadians (71%) aged ≥12 years have received 1 dose of a #COVID19 vaccine and 3-million (9%) are fully vaccinated.

Incredibly, we still don't have guidance for the fully vaccinated.

Us Canadians seem to be experiencing Fear of Normalization (FONO).

The @CDCgov released its first guidance for the fully immunized on March 8.

@RobynUrback wrote about the need for similar Canadian guidance on April 16:…

Months later, all Canadians are still given the same guidance regardless of vaccination status.

The absence of guidance is highly problematic for several reasons:

-We might be able to motivate even more people to get vaccinated:…

-People will make up their own rules based on what @jm_mcgrath calls their "best guesses":…

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🧵nuclear zealots like @Dr_Keefer often claim that wind turbines and solar panels last only 20 years.

…and that nuclear plants are somehow "immortal".

one problem: that's 🐂💩! Image
it’s not unusual for solar panels to come with a 25 year warranty these days.

the manufacturer of my solar panels claims they have a *40* year useful life, and guarantee that at 25 years they’ll still be 92% as productive as they were when brand new.… Image
#ontario solar manufacturer @SilfabSolar claims the world's longest performance warranty — at least 82.6% of their original power at the end of their 30th year.… ImageImage
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🧵#Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends
914 new cases
32.3K tests, 3.3% 7 day positivity
Rt n/a
522 ICU
19 deaths
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli #Covidontario…
New Case trend using loess smoothing.
Testing and positivity
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🧵June 3 #Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends (vaccine data n/a at post time)
870 new cases
34.3K tests, 3.4% 7 day positivity 📉
Rt .83 📉
ICU 546 -30 📉
10 deaths
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli #Covidontario…
Higher today but smoothed trend is below 700.
The important test positivity trend continues to drop.
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My Twitter feed is 50% #Quebecers losing their shit at opening schools too fast, and 50% #Ontarians losing their shit at keeping schools closed too long.

Instead of arguing about WHEN to reopen, how about we discuss how to make schools safer, starting with improving ventilation?
Can't we all agree that:
1. Kids spread #COVID19, and are at risk of serious illness and long-term effects.
2. Kids <12 aren't yet eligible for #COVID19vaccines.
3. All else being equal, kids should be in school.
4. Masks, distancing and ventilation can make schools safer.
On the one hand, we have @jfrobergeQc , who keeps insisting that kids will be "happy" to be forced back to full-time in person schools with no masks, bubbles, ventilation or #COVID19 mitigation measures by Fall.

This is a recipe for disaster.…
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🧵June 2 #Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends
733 new cases
31.8K tests 3.6% day positivity 📉
Rt .86
25 deaths
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli #Covidontario… Image
New cases 733 today (1,095 last Wednesday). The loess smoothed trend continues downward. Image
The key 7 day test positivity trend continues to plummet. Image
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🧵#Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends
916 new cases. First time below 1,000 since March 6.
Only 18,226 tests but a low 4.3% positivity today.
13 deaths and 617 in ICU.
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli #Covidontario…
New case smoothed trend
Extremely low testing but positivity is still dropping.
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PRELIM 🧵📉#Ontario key indicators, regional stats and trends
1,033 new cases
26,526 tests
- Rt n/a
- some ON data n/a
- hospitals underreported
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli #onted #Covidontario… Image
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Day 440 of isolation. Perfectly healthy child attending virtually because @Sflecce & @fordnation refused to adequately fund #onted to ensure @ONThealth & @GovCanHealth recommendations were met in schools.
Why weren't these same experts advocating for ALL students in the fall? 1/
Our most vulnerable not provided a safe place to learn; otherwise healthy children sacrificing their own #mentalhealth, bearing the burden of protecting the lives of their vulnerable/high-risk loved ones... 2/
Why did these experts permit schools to open in the first place without adequate safety measures in place? 3/
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#OnThisDay in 1914 the Canadian Pacific ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River after colliding with the SS Storstad in thick fog. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime marine disaster in Canadian history.
167 members of the Salvation Army were among those who perished on the Empress early that morning, only 22 were found. Their remains were ceremoniously interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
In 1916 a unique monument was erected at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in sacred memory of Salvationists lost in the Empress of Ireland disaster. Designed by Salvation Army Major Gideon Miller, it depicts ocean waves with a crowned cross, beautifully sculpted in granite by Emanuel Hahn
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@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar Sadly, the #SpecialEducation portfolio is massively huge &the needs greatly outweigh funding provided. Every school board #budget cycle is like a mean game of Russian roulette being played with our kids' lives. #COVID19 merely succeeded in showing parents & teachers...
@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar ...that heck yeah, it is all about creating/nurturing that #community "village to raise the child"! We all need to work together if the intention to raise confident, educated, happy/healthy kids that are ready to take on the world! We all need to work hard (& together)...
@sunflowercyn @AmyfStuart @MommyGearest @TorontoStar ...if we're going to create the same equitable space & future for kids that need more attention & TLC. Academic/#learning gaps have been around for YEARS as have unrecognized/neglected mental health related issues for #students👉esp those w/#disabilities. What's the...
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For some reason, there is a belief that #school drive #COVID19 transmission.

The medical literature & major society statements do NOT support this belief.

In this thread, we'll have a look at just a few 👇

#cdnpoli #onpoli
This is from @CDCofBC April 20201:…
According to @CDCgov March 2021:

"Based on the data available, in-person learning in schools has not been associated with substantial community transmission."…
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#Ontario Key Indicators May 27 [resend]
1,135 new cases (37.7K tests, 5.4% 7 day pos)
Rt .85
ICU 650 -22
Deaths 19
#Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #onhealth #onpoli…
New cases
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