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23 Nov, 6 tweets, 2 min read
1...It is clear, we won’t have a rational COVID plan in Alberta until the UCP is completely out of legislature. And, people who die between now and then can’t be made undead. So, Albertans, what will you do? Every Monday @jkenney is still in power, is a higher risk that...2
2...someone you love will not make it through this. Every Tuesday that @shandro is still the minister of health, is a rising risk that your family member will pass away gasping for air needing a respirator they can’t access...3
3...every Wednesday that Jason Luan is still in office is a higher risk that your child can’t get life saving trauma surgery after their car accident...4
4...every Thursday Jason Nixon has a seat there is a greater risk that your mother might end up in a body bag in an over-crowded hospital morgue...5
5...every Friday Dan Williams represents anyone is a greater risk your father may have less than 2 days notice between his start of symptoms and his last gasp...6, Albertans...what are you going to do? What noble and heroic things will you do to step in front of your family members and prevent the UCP from being the direct cause of your family’s demise?

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24 Nov
1...Here we have an example of how this could have been predicted if the @UCPCaucus was listening. Instead of seeking to protect Albertans, they have decided to serve up a horror movie for us to live through into Christmas. If we are hitting 6400 cases a day by then...
2...and the prevailing death rate is 1% (48,000 cases so far and 480 deaths, in Alberta), that means 450 Albertans will die over the Christmas week. That means that Alberta will cycle through its complete allotment of ICU beds almost twice that week, with every...3
3...every patient getting shipped to the morgue. That is what the UCP knows is going to happen. But they WILL NOT ACT RESPONSIBLY. That means 100 Edmontonians will die that week, 136 Calgarians will die that week, 10 Red Deerians, 9 in Lethbridge, 6 in Medicine Hat...4
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23 Nov
1...I have heard from a number of colleagues across the province. Many of them have been “in contact” with people that have subsequently been swabbed for various reasons, to be found +ve. Yet, these physicians have not been contacted by tracers...2
2...most times they receive lab results showing a +ve (on labs not ordered by them, so there is no direct indication that a contact was made) and then have to trace back their interactions themselves. In some cases their patients have notified them directly...3
3...but in each of these cases, NO CONTACT TRACING OCCURRED. I even know people swabbed back in March AND STILL HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED (they had to notify their doctor and the doctor had to pointedly search through netcare to get the results-no push notification happened)...4
Read 9 tweets
21 Nov
1...To every small business owner: masks save you from this situation: A colleague saw a pt the other day, the pt next day learned they had been exposed, and 3 days later they were +, because the pt and doc wore masks, that doc now doesn’t have to shut down...2
2...that clinic while awaiting a swab -, and hoping not to develop symptoms. That clinic business didn’t lose thousands, 60-300 patients didn’t lose their appointments. Every other small business, where the owner’s presence is essential, would suffer the same impacts...3
3...and every industry that relies on small businesses doesn’t need to feel that customer impact. So, if you value the clinics, the small businesses, direct service providers, contractors...wear a damned mask. Prove you could give a damn about others.
Read 6 tweets
20 Nov
1...Corporations have essentially become nations without borders, taxes or laws. It philosophically challenges the concept of “nation”. I wonder if somewhere in our collective human future, if people will be able to ‘pick’ their nation based on something other than...2
2...geographic borders. I wonder if such a movement would have eventual trickle down effects to geographic limitations. Imagine if the “nation” you were part of was found to be against you personal values. You could reassign yourself to another nation. Maybe as new...3
3...nations took hold and gained momentum, they would be able to hold sway over regions and establish concrete rule. Would the struggle for truth vs deception be quelled, or would it explode out of control?...4
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28 Sep
Me: "So it dawned on me this morning. Equalization is not what it is being portrayed as."

You: "Yes, we know, Dr. John, its about Albertans being richer and being in a higher tax bracket".

Me: "But, wait. Its actually much worse than that. Let me explain"

2/We are all starting to understand that equalization and the resulting transfer payments tend to give Alberta less and other provinces more. Also, that individual Albertans pay more into it, but this is a function of them actually being in higher income tax brackets. 3/
3/So now I am hearing the language start to soften. Which is what the govt does, they change the message to make it morally easier for Albertans to digest. Now, they are talking about simply restructuring how it works. Instead of the feds collecting the taxes and then /4
Read 8 tweets
17 Sep
1...None-the-less it offers some opportunity to shed light on the dispatch changes. As the doc for nearly all the firemedics in Red Deer, a number of the members have noted to me that frequently they rely on information being sent to them by the dispatcher that depends...2
2... on a common understanding of the local environment. The dispatcher, and the EMS/fire crew share common landmarks, a common civil experience. Further, the dispatcher and the person in distress also share that civil experience...3
3...A GPS gives you a building location, but the shared knowledge of those involved gets the EMS crew to the portion of the parking lot closest to the open back door. These opportunities are lost when the dispatcher is 160 km away and hasn't been in that community in 10 yrs...4
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