In a meeting with PCN officials Monday night, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she deeply regrets her words that suggested that COVID was over at the end of July.

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Dr. Hinshaw says she doesn't know when the fourth wave will end in Alberta.

Says looking at other US jurisdictions, they peaked at an ICU level that would be equivalent of 350 COVID patients in ICU.

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Dr. Hinshaw says she regrets having taken away contact tracing ahead of the fourth wave, but doesn't believe it greatly contributed to what Alberta is experiencing.

She says removing restrictions is mostly to blame.

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Dr. Hinshaw says she hearing a lot more pushback and anger from some people fighting back against restrictions.

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Dr. Hinshaw is asked how she and her team are faring.

She says it's tough- that they get told they're bad at their job for not providing guaranteed answers.

Talks highly of her team and their dedication since January 2020.

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14 Sep

-1,434 new COVID cases in Alberta on 11,880 tests (12.1%+)
- 9 new deaths reported
- 822 in hospital (+19), incl 212 in ICU (+14)
- 18,265 active cases (-130)

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Calgary at 3961 active cases (-21)

Edmonton at 3514 active cases. (+18)

Neither is in the top fifty regions per capita in Alberta.

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71.35% of new Alberta COVID cases unvaccinated.

Of the 822 COVID patients in hospital, 608 are unvaccinated.

Of the 212 in ICU, 186 are unvaccinated.

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14 Sep

Albertans will be able to print off a proof of vaccine card as of Sept 16.

Government continues to work on a QR code as well.

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This proof of vaccine card/QR code created by the Alberta government comes as several businesses here and other provincial governments are requiring proof of vaccine for discretionary services.

The Alberta government has indicated it will not have a vax passport plan.
In just the last *three weeks*, 110k Albertans have signed up for a MyHealth Records account.

The total now sits at 910K.

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9 Sep
Why is this not an easy answer on vax passports?

SHandro says they are looking at other provinces and continue discussions.

They have seen businesses and others lead the way on this front, and they will provide a card and QR code to help.
How much is the UCP caucus informing decisions like vax passports?

Shandro says decisions aren't political- says biggest criticism over the past 18 months is that they haven't been making their decisions political enough.
Why should Albertans have confidence given what we're seeing in hospitals?

Hinshaw says people will have to choose who they trust.

Adds what she has done is look at evidence at every step, consulting with colleagues, such as she did with moving to endemic stage.
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9 Sep
How will new funding help immediate crisis in ICU/delayed surgery?

Shandro says it adds bed capacity that when its safe moving patients to their home or home care setting.

Dr. Yiu says they have about 400 patients who might be able to do so now.

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Okay, but how will this help *today*?

Shandro says this is one way to increase capacity immediately and the medium term.

Yiu says they're increasing capacity by canceling surgeries.

Says they can move 200 of the above patients into continuing care within next week.
When is it time to introduce proof of vaccine?

Shandor calls it a great question without an easy answer.

Says AHS showed leadership by mandating vaccines.

Shandro says they are creating their own QR code and a printable card.
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9 Sep

- 1,166 new COVID cases in Alberta on 10687 tests (1229 cases before reconciling)
- 18 new deaths
- 647 in hospital (+45) , including 147 in ICU (+10)
- 15,618 active cases (+132)

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Calgary at 3320 active cases (+121)

Edmonton at 3165 (+17)

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New COVID deaths in Alberta:

30-39: +1
40-49: +1
60-69: +4
70-79: +2
Over: +10

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2 Sep
Premier Kenney begins by saying he hopes everyone has had a good Alberta summer and say a special hello to those going back to school.

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When will you ban vaccine mandates in Alberta- AHS needs to back off.

Kenney says his gov changed legislation to ensure vaccines aren't mandated for public.

That said, some employers will require them- like AHS. Says it's a long-standing policy for AHS.
Kenney says in northern Alberta, an unvaxxed worker with symptoms showed up at a hospice and spread it to six other workers and some of the patients- some who died.

Says unfair for patients/co-workers to be put in that position.
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