👋🏼Hi, just your average Alberta teacher here. I’m going to go ahead and express some major frustration with the unacceptable job our @UCPCaucus and @jkenney is doing in regards to #COVID19AB. So read on or scroll by... #ableg #RealTalkRJ
When the presser started yesterday, I thought, “This is it. We’re going to take action.” Because let’s be real, things are bad. Very bad. You’ve seen the numbers. We’re watching idly by as variants become dominant. This is not a good place to be. @UCPCaucus #ableg #COVID19AB
But alas, @jkenney fell short of actual leadership like he’s done so many times before, implementing half measures to save livelihoods, not lives. When he lamented that we are reaching immunity in part b/c of the amount of people who have been infected? 🤦🏻‍♀️ #ableg #COVID19AB
IMHO, 7-12 classes should’ve been put online yesterday. They’re old enough. It’s not ideal, but it would’ve helped! Hinshaw keeps saying spread is happening everywhere and it’s difficult to pin down. 🤔 But one place we know it’s consistent is schools! #ableg #COVID19AB
School aged children now make up over 20% of our #COVID19AB cases. Spread happens in schools. Schools are not Covid safe. You didn’t even mention schools in the presser yesterday @jkenney Wtf? #abed #ableg google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctv…
We know Covid is in schools, we know variants are in schools and we know that variants are causing a lot of younger, healthier people to become incredibly ill. #ableg #COVID19AB google.ca/amp/s/beta.ctv…
So @jkenney what’s the plan? Because I can tell you right now, variants are going to explode in our schools, schools will drive infections and we are going to be in real, real trouble very soon. #ableg #COVID19AB @UCPCaucus
You know what else? The restaurants you are closing and the retail stores and gyms that you limited capacity for are going to suffer even longer! Because what measures you have put in place will make no difference without considering schools! #abed #ableg #COVID19AB @jkenney
Kids are going to contract Covid more readily in schools with B117 and P1 and they are going to bring these home to their families. Parents will become ill. Families will become ill. Lives and livelihoods, hey? #ableg #COVID19AB @jkenney
And can we talk about teachers for a second...teachers?! Unvaccinated, air sharing teachers. Elementary teachers in classrooms with unmasked children. High school teachers seeing hundreds of kids a day. #abed #ableg #COVID19AB @jkenney
Why in the world have teachers not been prioritized? I share indoor air with 80 kids a week, 24 (unmasked at lunch). I know teachers who are on their 5th & 6th isolations of the school year. I know teachers who have contracted #COVID19AB variants from kids. #abed #ableg @jkenney
And yet, we aren’t even anywhere on a vaccine list. Does a teacher have to die before you act? Is that where we’re at? Teachers love what we do, but no one is ready to die because you decided we weren’t a priority. My kids need their mom. #abed #ableg #COVID19AB @jkenney
And no, I don’t think I deserve a vaccine more than anyone else. The fact that there are docs & nurses & healthcare pros in AB that haven’t been vaccinated is *atrocious*. I just know my level of exposure. I know how much air we share. Teachers need vaccines!#ableg #abed @jkenney
If you actually cared about lives and livelihoods @jkenney, you’d make choices to squash #COVID19AB once & for all. You’d save lives & we’d get the economy back on track sooner. Why is this so hard for you to understand? Maybe your private school education? 🤷🏻‍♀️ #ableg #RealTalkRJ

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27 Mar
👋Hi. It's Saturday morning and I am grouchy. So this is what I am going to tell you about our current Covid situation in Alberta and the @UCPCaucus & @jkenney complete UNWILLINGNESS to act - because that is what it is - unwillingness. #ableg #abpoli @UCPCaucus
We are in the home stretch. All adults that want a vaccine are being told they can have one by June. That's what the @UCPCaucus keeps saying - that is only 3 months away. We've been doing this for 12 months, but now 3 months is too far away to protect lives. #ableg #abpoli
So the variants are exploding in Alberta. 325 new variants yesterday and they account for 23.4% of our active cases. And no new measures have been brought in. The government is "watching closely". 🙄 #ableg #abpoli #COVID19AB @UCPCaucus @jkenney @CMOH_Alberta
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18 Mar
A long thread...but I am so done. Today I live in a province where @UCPCaucus is more concerned with a Netflix film about #Bigfoot than the FACT that 1000 people in our largest city lost their jobs in O&G this week. #ableg #cdnpoli #RealTalkRJ
I live in a province where the @UCPCaucus thinks we believe that they have properly funded education and healthcare since they came into power despite classrooms bursting at the seams and a rural hospital fundraising for toilets. #ableg #cdnpoli
I live in a province where the @UCPCaucus thinks we support them taking from those on AISH while funding a $30 million/year joke of a O&G War Room and giving billions of dollars to rich corporations telling us it will "trickle down" to the rest of Albertans. #ableg #cdnpoli
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