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4 Mar, 6 tweets, 2 min read
1...For those wanting a little context on how @jkenney failed us all because of corruption and TOTAL LACK OF VISION. In April 2020, when the world knew COVID was about to lay us all to ruin, and many were already singing the praises of vaccine development...2
2...@jkenney and the @UCPCaucus @YourAlberta government sunk what was left of our heritage fund into the CEO pockets of O&G companies waiting on the doorstep to leave. Canada had no vaccine production capacity, Alberta was leading the country in unemployment...3
3...and @jkenney wanted “shovels in the ground, now”! Any medical researcher and most doctors could have told you which companies would likely have the best shot at vaccine production (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson&Johnson, Merck, Bauer) those would have been...4
4...the first companies I would have named in April 2020). We have two world class research universities. We had the money, the person power, the know how and we would have had a template to follow. We would have gained national and international recognition...5
5...We could have turned our fortunes around completely. We could have become a world leader in producing the most valuable (by weight) end-product on the planet right now.

But we didn’t have a premier, we had Jason Kenney. Please don’t make that mistake in 2023.
Bayer...not Bauer....stupid autocorrect

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4 Mar
1...Sometimes a little context is in order. Realize that while our Minister of COIs has presented the AMA with a contract “good for everyone”, here is a person who felt fine to trespass on a neighbour’s property, threaten them and their family because they were a doctor...2
2...with an opinion on his ulterior motives (owning a private health insurance company). He has harassed multiple doctors, he has demanded punishment from the college for any doc that has opposed him...3
3...and on the eve of this contract revelation, his own licensure as a lawyer is being reviewed by the law society’s conduct board. This is who is presenting us with a “win-win-win” contract. Now, who thinks that is likely sincere?...4
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3 Mar
1...@shandro, @jkenney, @ucpcaucus have engaged the AMA for further contract talks. We doctors are finding ourselves soon to be voting on a contract we don’t even yet know the details of. Meanwhile, the govt (and the AMA) have asked us to not discuss the details...2
2...with the public (once we know them), as a show of good faith. However, in the last 3-4 days we have seen numerous “UCP-allies” publish articles taking shots at docs, we have heard the Minister proclaim Bill 21 isn’t a threat to contracts, and UCP MLAs email their...3
3... constituents to engage them about our contract negotiations. Further, has the UCP taken town their prior doc-smearing websites, as promised? These are all blatant signs of poor faith, and continue to erode trust. I speak with many of my colleagues and what I can tell...4
Read 5 tweets
6 Feb
1...As a doctor I am morally very concerned that the @UCPCaucus intention to open up Alberta (just as the hyper-infectious variants descend upon the province) is going to push our system deeply back into overburdened, slowing down services and costing people time and life...2 seeking care for their mortal illnesses, resources that will be exhausted caring for people who could have avoided getting COVID.


3...having a family member be diagnosed with a deadly condition today that will require surgery for cure...I will be veganly enraged if this person’s care is delayed by an upswing in COVID cases and it results in anything but the best outcomes for them.
Read 4 tweets
2 Feb
1...@AHS_media @UCPCaucus @shandro
I have had multiple patients now test + for COVID, without me being notified. AHS has a protocol they want family docs to follow where we contact patients at home every 2 days to ensure patients are coping/recovering...2
2...That's the extent of the healthcare people are being offered at first contact. However, if AH doesn't even notify the GPs of their patient's status, not even this can be acted upon. This is ignoring the huge burden this is on GPs...3
AHS: "Continue to deliver all the care you have done in the past".
UCP: "While we continue to attack, malign and lie about you"
AHS: "Now we want you to start phone triaging all the COVID cases for us, for complications over the phone"...4
Read 4 tweets
1 Jan
1...As a free person I took 2 weeks off over Christmas and New Years. As a family doctor I needed to continued to attend to the health needs of my patients, especially in nursing homes, sacrificing my stay-cation. As a frontline health worker, I specifically saw and cared...2
2...for a patient who ultimately passed away from COVID 2 days ago. While others dashed away from the house fire of COVID, I charged in (with full PPE). Then, I hear the same UCP govt that accused me as over entitled and a burden to the healthcare system...3
3...that @UCPCaucus @YourAlberta government largely took off to the international tropics, DURING A PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN, to have precious holiday time likely SPENDING ALBERTA DOLLARS outside of Alberta...4
Read 4 tweets
24 Nov 20
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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