Parents & educators should be getting angry with #bced #bcpoli & @CDCofBC for not protecting schoolchildren & educators during #Covid #Influenza #RSV They had 3 yrs to get it right. Ty @OhCasavant @kyenta_m @VanDPAC… via @VancouverSun
What happened this fall in BC should be proof enough that more needs to be done for schools to become safe learning spaces. Photo of empty classroom on the right. On the left COVID-19
To be clear, BC schools have never been safe during the #COVID19 pandemic.
#COVIDIsAirborne #CleantheAir #Ventilation #N95 #CO2 Photo of Dr. Henry on the right with a ripped printed email
Is BC PH going to once again "closely watch" and do nothing when #COVID cases start rising in schools? #XBB15 Capital Daily  Health News Island school absence and illness
Question: If BC PH won't protect the health of schoolchildren and educators, what will school boards do?
Answer: @VSB39 "the board rejected the parents’ offer, taking the position the do-it-yourself air purifiers would provide little benefit when it comes to virus transmission."
Air purifiers in classrooms are effective at cleaning the air. They decrease the concentration of aerosol particles containing virus-RNA & the inhaled dose of virus-RNA. Listen to Professor MacIntyre @Globalbiosec H/T @marialavis… Top right: Logo of International Society for Infectious Dise
Here is a webinar for you @VSB39 #bced #bcpoli and @CDCofBC to catch you up on the science.… Advertisement for Free Webinar Do-it-yourself (DIY) air clea
Imagine filtering out of classroom air #SARSCoV2 and other respiratory pathogens like #influenza and #RSV Screenshot of DIY Air Cleaner Effectiveness & safe operation
@VSB39 #bced #bcpoli @CDCofBC Can't attend? No worries, here is the summary for you to read and share with BC's ventilation technical advisory panel to bring them up to date on air cleaning in schools.… Webpage from the National Collaborating Centre for Environme

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Jan 22
At the World Economic Forum this week there were extensive COVID protections including HEPA filters, ventilation, UV, PCR tests and masking with FFP2 (N95 mask equivalents).

COVID positive participants could not attend events.

January 17, 2022.

PCR tests for the general public in BC were stopped with the Omicron surge and are now restricted to select populations including hospitalized, immunocompromised, pregnant, and long term care patients.

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In BC, parents are fighting with their school boards and health authorities to place HEPA filters in classrooms to protect their kids from COVID and other respiratory viruses.

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Dec 19, 2022
Dr. Alastair McAlpine, BC Pediatric Infectious Diseases MD, Dec 8, 2022:
“There is no foolproof way to tell the difference clinically or on history which viruses they have.”

Dr. McAlpine is 💯 correct, we can't tell the difference based on symptoms alone, because these viruses have very similar symptoms.

There are PCR tests for diagnosis of COVID, influenza and RSV, but access to them is now extremely limited in BC.

Once identified by PCR, influenza can be treated with Tamiflu, which is approved by Health Canada for treatment of children 12 months and older with moderate or severe symptoms of Influenza.

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Dec 12, 2022
Six children have tragically died of flu in the last two weeks in BC. This is unprecedented and highlights the failure of BC provincial health policies.

Why did BC Provincial health wait until now to act, when they already knew about the severe flu pandemic in Australia, which severely impacted children earlier this year?

Instead of acknowledging the failure, Dr. Henry revealed confidential medical information that these 6 children had not been vaccinated against influenza. Thus implying that it was their lack of vaccination that caused their deaths.

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Dec 5, 2022
This is our LIVE TWEET thread on today's presser with @adriandix and health and education leaders. Dix opens by acknowledging there's a ton of sickness out there and everybody should get their kids vaccinated for the flu.
Dr. Henry states there has been a dramatic increase in influenza while COVID remains "steady". She claims COVID is mostly impacting older people, but it's difficult to understand how she can make that claim when almost nobody is PCR tested for COVID in BC.
Dr. Henry is doubling down on the absurd idea that more kids are getting sick now with severe flu and complications because they didn't catch it for the past two years due to all the imaginary protections she seems to think were implemented in BC over that period of time.
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Dec 4, 2022
Dr. Lyne Filiatrault "lays blame for the low vaccination rates on the messaging from provincial health officials throughout the pandemic. 'They so much minimized COVID in children that parents have not vaccinated their kids'”… via @BurnabyNOW_News
On Jill Bennett Show, “we are in a bit of a perverse situation, we’ve got 72% of BCians, through a survey, that said they support a return of mask mandate, & now we're in the situation where we need to convince our PHO, whose job it is to protect the health of all BCians." Nov.17
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We are doctors, scientists, researchers, HCW, and citizens who disagree with BC PH’s management of the ongoing pandemic. We don’t want to live with this overcapacity of pediatric hospitals, lack of timely ambulance services, long wait times for surgeries + cancer treatments.
There are many effective tools to slow transmission that are not being used: masking in indoor public spaces, testing, transparent data, accurate information, proper isolation times, adequate sick pay. To be clear: we are not asking for a response like China’s pandemic response.
Do not DENY a strategy that is not the current BC lit-it-rip approach nor is it China’s approach. Do not ATTACK those who critique the current BC response and frame them as dangerous extremists. Do not Reverse the Victim and Offender.
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