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7 Apr, 32 tweets, 5 min read
We are in the government building for the provincial presser today.

As it should be everyday. Ridiculous that the Premier is usually out and about at different locations each time.
By we I obviously mean the cpac people. I am in my home.

As we all should be if possible, to protect those who can't.
It's 2:42 where is the Premier
Premier Ford says we will try to get vaccines to hotspots. We are moving to phase 2.

Mobile vaccine clinics are going to some areas.
In high risk neighborhoods vaccines will be available to 18+. Not sure which.
Next week educators in high risk neighborhoods in TO and Peel will be eligible for vaccines.
"We found out yesterday morning that ICU cases are increasing faster."

I feel like doctors were warning about this for at least a month?
Stay-at-home order starts tomorrow - in effect for 4 weeks.

Don't go out except for essential reasons.
Delivery or curb side only for non-essential retail. Big box stores can only sell essential items.
Essential workers will still be going in with covid unless they get paid sick leave though.

I really wish the premier would consider this.
55+ can book AZ at pharmacies
60+ with the province

In general. Some areas have more availability.
The premier says we should be able to vaccinate 40% of adults as long as supply is as projected.
Minister Elliot is bringing a lot of doom right now. Predictable doom that could have been avoided if they listened to Doctors.
You don't use the best advice given by health experts though minister. If you did workers would have sick leave.

Sick leave they would have had if your govt hadn't cut it. 😔
"Cases are rising despite the health measures we asked people to follow."

EXCUSE ME?? Yesterday shopping malls were open ffs.
Premier gaslighting incoming. The paid sick pay from the Feds is not the same!!

It doesn't protect workers jobs because only the province has that ability.
He accuses those asking for paid sick leave of "playing politics", says "it's irresponsible".
Asked why he waited to put the stay-at-home order when warned for weeks by ICU doctors, the premier says he always listens to science and acted quickly.
Dr W just said a lot of words and none of it was of any use. 🤷‍♀️
"I'm not going to be pointing fingers," the Premier says, before he points his giant fingers at the federal government. 🙄
The premier just started listing statistics on which ages are dieing as an excuse for not vaccinating essential workers.

I'm not listing them because human lives =/= statistics.
"You have to be nimble, you have to be quick. I was decisive. Immediately I said to draw up the orders."
Dr W is asked if he stands by his assessment that the response is not a failure and if he and the premier truly believe it has been appropriate and timely given the state of the province.
Dr W says the policy decisions are timely and at a good pace. He doesn't see a failure or a total success.

He didnt anticipate ICU cases going up. Are we...sure this man is a doctor?
The premier does not respond to the question.
The same reporter points out that the program that the federal gov has for sick leave doesn't come for weeks because they have to use the EI program.

Asks how workers can take time off when their ability to feed their families is at risk.
He's so angry that he has to answer these questions.
He says we have to agree to disagree. "People should stop preaching about paid sick days and start telling people to access the federal program".

What an asshat.
Reporter mentions they've been told there may be an order for Doctors to prioritize care when there isn't enough ICU space or resources for everyone. 😰

Min Elliot says they havent finalized it and hope they dont need it.
Q about how the stay-at-home order will be enforced. How will they get people to imply?

Ford says he is pleading with the people of Ontario to comply.

I don't like him at all, in any way, but please follow what he says anyway. 🙏
Reporter points out many people don't comply. Will simply asking really help?

Seriously. Perhaps our police could do their actual job for once instead of the other sus activities they get up to?
The premier says we need to follow the rules. Please get vaccinated when your turn comes.

We will recover. 🙏🙏🙏

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