For example, see here hospitalizations/100K for Saskatchewan compared to Alberta (far right column).

These data are from @covid_canada Tracker.

SK is in worse shape for hospitalization than Alberta, with a lot fewer healthcare resources.
And here is the rate of full vaccination in Saskatchewan compared to Alberta and other Canadian regions.

The only region worse is Nunavut, which has major challenges with access due to its remote location.
Actives cases/100K are as high in Saskatchewan as in Alberta (look at the colour on this map from @covid_canada, not the numbers, which are total active cases in each province).

The preceding map was from @GovCanHealth
Here are cases/100K over last 14 days from @GovCanHealth

Saskatchewan is higher/comparable to Alberta.
@GovCanHealth Here are deaths/100K over last 14 days from @GovCanHealth

Alberta and Saskatchewan are the same
And a source of profound concern, Saskatchewan has seen by FAR the highest per capita rate of COVID-19 infections among First Nations peoples of any other region in Canada.

Cc @KindrachukJason @awong37 @angie_rasmussen in case this helps with advocacy for Saskatchewan

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12 Sep
Have YOU helped someone get vaccinated?

Please tell other Canadians your stories here.

We need to hear THESE stories. Not the folks being exploited by white supremacy movements to sow social disruption.

I'm sick of being told we're powerless. We're not. I'm not. You're not.
@drbrignall and friends/colleagues are helping people get vaccinated. How many lives do you think you may have saved by doing this?
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12 Sep
If you want to do this and don't know where to start, @COVID_19_Canada can help.

We do evening drop-in Vaccine Q&A Zoom sessions (link below).

You can join to discuss strategies to help people you love get vaccinated. It's free. It's anonymous. We're there to support, not judge
@COVID_19_Canada Here's the link to join the drop-in evening sessions or request a special, scheduled session for 20 or more people.

If you're part of a neighbourhood group that wants to make a difference, we can help.…
@COVID_19_Canada We run drop-in sessions two nights/week, and will scale these up if there's need for more.

If you get stuck in your one-on-one conversations with others about vaccination, you can always drop in to get new ideas, even if the people you care about don't want to.
Read 4 tweets
12 Sep

We have to STOP this narrative that people who aren't yet fully vaccinated are vaccine-refusers.

It distracts from other big, underlying problems.

As of Sep 4, 1.8M people 60+ aren't fully vaxxed. There is no refusal in this group. Only fear and/or access problems.
Where do these vulnerable people live?

ON 380K
BC 139K
AB 119K
QC 113K
SK 33K
NB 22K
NS 20K
MB 15K
NL 13K
As of Sep 4, 322K people 70+ aren't fully vaxxed. There is no refusal in this group. Only fear and/or access problems.


ON 168K
BC 45K
AB 44K
QC 23K
SK 12K

This is NOT vaccine refusal. People need support, not judgement.
Read 31 tweets
31 Aug
#Ontario residents


In several ON regions #COVID19Vaccination of people 50+ years is at least 2X slower than the Canadian average, and slower than Alberta.

Slow vaccination of people older than 50 in these regions could result in up to 7,800 preventable #COVID19 deaths.
The regions of greatest concern are:

Algoma (270 preventable deaths)
Grey Bruce (490)
Lambton (290)
Northwestern PHU (130)
Sudbury (400)
Timiskaming (60)
Toronto (6,100)

Some of these regions are small. These are a LOT of deaths for them.

Pls help everyone 50+ get vaccinated.
Here is how many vaccine-preventable #COVID19 deaths would be expected in Ontario regions over the coming 1-2 years if vaccination of people 50 and older doesn't speed up a LOT.

Estimates are based on the % of people 50 and older that were fully vaccinated Aug 21.
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30 Aug
Here's an illustration of why speed of #COVID19Vaccination in Canada matters.

I'm trying to identify highest priority populations for discussion-based vaccine support work of @COVID_19_Canada.

One valid priority is people are most likely to die of COVID-19.
@COVID_19_Canada We're scaling up due to some much-needed funding we learned of recently, but likely won't hit our full capacity for another two months, or Nov. 1.

As we scale up we need to make sure we have in place what is needed to reach the highest priority populations by that date.
@COVID_19_Canada This is a bit tricky, because vaccination rates in some age groups may be high enough by that date that our help may not have impact.

The 12-17 age group is a great example of this in many provinces. Rates of full vaccination and speed of uptake are outpacing the 18-29s
Read 10 tweets
26 Aug
Profiles of populations across Canada who are hesitant about #CovidVaccines


--280,000 across Canada, nearly 10% of hesitant pop
--108K ON, 62K QC, 54K Prairies, 34K BC, 18K Atlantic
--59% have underlying health condition
--43% live alone

Hesitant people 70+ cont'd

--half have secondary edu or less, half have post-sec
--30% are immigrants (more than 10 years in Canada)
--10% identify as racialized (5% E/SE Asian), 5% as indigenous
--61% women, 39% men
Hesitant people 70+ cont'd

Women and men generally similar profile EXCEPT:

--1.8X times more women live alone than men
--20% more women have secondary education or less
--underlying conditions 22% more common in men
--men who identify as indigenous: 7X hesitancy than women
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