Just came home from ER shift. Everyone is so sick. Everyone has COVID19. Referred so many for admission onto the wards and ICU. Essential workers or their family members. Multigenerational families. I speak to their children and grandchildren on the phone. 1/
Saw 5 patients in a row with shortness of breath. Each one worse than the previous. My colleagues working with me had the same kind of day. I thank G-d for our Physician Assistants and nurses and RTs who worked like soldiers on the front lines. We all did what we needed to do. 2/
At the end of my shift I reflected how angry I was. Angry at the government, angry at PHUs. Angry at groups that can’t be more nimble. Angry at those who want to be perfect rather than just getting shit done. 3/
We are in this mess because no one listens to frontline health care workers. This isn’t new. It’s all politics. No one listens to doctors or nurses. We know our patients best. We know our communities best. How can we change things so this doesn’t happen again?

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18 Apr
Can we please stop having a pissing match between parties. If gatherings aren’t allowed in person, then the house shouldn’t be allowed in person. We are in this G-d forsaken mess because of politics. Politics before science. Politics before lives. 1/
I didn’t think it would come to this but I’m so angry. As myself and my colleagues are being asked to work on COViD wards and ICU as ER physicians. As I cancelled 2 more days of vaccine clinics in one of the hardest hit areas of Ontario. 2/
It’s time for David Williams to resign as CMOH. To all the media out there: please stop calling him “Ontario’s top doctor”. He doesn’t deserve the title. And it’s time for Ford to either resign or step aside and let the people choose who should be leading the province now.
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13 Apr
Please walk a mile in my shoes @fordnation I’m not sure why you didn’t believe us weeks ago. Is it because I’m “just a community ER physician” in a hard hit area? You ignore us in #Scarborough. You ignore your own MPPs pleading for help. 1/
You ignore the fact that we have been transferring patients to Kingston, Peterborough, Orillia and Coburg for weeks. Now it’s Sick kids. You ignored our pleas for vaccine for months. We asked for an equitable approach yet our population is in dire need and our appts are full. 2/
You ignore our pleas for infrastructure funding when our ERs are too small for our population, when our buildings are old, when we don’t have enough negative pressure rooms or isolation rooms.
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