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30 Jul, 6 tweets, 2 min read
1…Tonight my dog died. Metastatic Cancer. Not the only case of cancer currently brewing in my family. Had to put her down. As I held her and felt her last breath, I realized how hellish my work-life balance had become this last year…2
2…Don’t get me wrong, medicine has always been tough to find work-life balance. Notoriously. But, we had been making inroads as a profession to attain that balance. But, when UCP came along that all halted. Then COVID came along and that was shattered into a million…3
3…into a million pieces.

In that moment, with that last breath, I realized Alberta isn’t worth this. You Albertans want to tolerate this despot @jkenney? I won’t have it any more. I am seriously thinking of bidding Alberta adieu…4
4…@jkenney’s cesspool isn’t worth any more of my family’s personal suffering. I am not going to be the cannon fodder for any more professional associations/colleges/fake medical officers. I am not going to co-habitate with any more right wing nut jobs…5
5…Maybe its the fatigue, burnout, despair I feel right now. Maybe I just need to sleep it off. But, Alberta, at this moment I am feeling like this is it. No more abuse. Beat someone else down. Because I might be packing my bags…6
6…You might need to find another metaphorical spouse to beat. Or, maybe when I wake in the morning, I might just burn the house down with you locked in it.

Through with you

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17 Jul
1…In the lead up to WWII, Hitler engaged in a campaign of “re-uniting the Germanic Peoples”, and Lebensraum (“living space”). Despite the rest of the world watching him (esp France, England, USA, Russia), he was able to hostiley annex (though without a single shot fired)…2
2…He was able to annex Austria, and approx 80% of Czechoslovakia’s industry and resources.

A) a slick PR campaign
B) “Divide and conquer” politics
C) unwavering ideology

He gained the power and righteous delusion to take the world to the brink of destruction
3… But this was not enough.

During the Nuremberg investigations & trials it was revealed that many of Hitler’s trusted military generals were staging a coup.

That coup was planned to occur before Hitler took over large sections of Czech lands.

But what prevented the coup?…4
Read 16 tweets
29 Jun
1…Discussed with an immunologist: new variants are appearing with mutations in the human tissue receptor portion of COVID, which is also the portion of the spike protein that the vaccine-induced antibodies (AKA your immune system)…2
2…while this does not increase the infectivity or virulence (disease severity) or the virus, it could lead to significant decrease in vaccine effectiveness…3
3…Further, there is absolutely nothing stopping this from recombining with (or spontaneously occurring in) variants already possessing greater infectivity and virulence…4
Read 11 tweets
11 Mar
1...I think it is official...the "contract" offered the docs by @shandro is not actually a contract. Its an autograph book that Shandy wants to collect COVID-hero signatures in. It is so vague that this contract lawyer of a minister...2
2...has generated a document that can't be legally upheld as a contract by any self-respecting contract court.

@shandro can't even do his original job as a lawyer correctly
As it is not actually a legally binding contract...this makes this document nothing more than a vehicle by which this minister can continue his abusive attack upon doctors. This document is the written equivalent of gaslighting. My gosh...@Shandro you are classic. Never change
Read 4 tweets
4 Mar
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
Read 6 tweets
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
Read 5 tweets
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
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