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Will reply for the right GIF. Tweets are my own. Will get political for free. I like dogs, and awkward silences. (she/her)
16 Nov
A lot of people have been complaining about how AB shouldn't be "at capacity" yet. I don't know who needs to hear this, but we were at capacity BEFORE Covid. Our health service has been gutted for years. Started with Klein, continues on and on. /1 #AbLeg #abpoli #abhealth
Nursing and other support services were decimated with Klein. Hospitals were closed, no increased spending on programming was done to an effective level. Each govt after that did not spend enough money to build the system with population growth. /2 #AbLeg #abpoli #abhealth
The NDP tried to spend some money on Lab services, and a new hospital in Edmonton. It was a good start, but not nearly enough for the population increases that AB was seeing. And if you look at the rural picture, it's even bleaker. /3 #AbLeg #abpoli #abhealth
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15 Nov
After arguing with a family member over what a cohort is, I felt the need to rehash what a cohort should be in Covid times. Cohort means one other family. One. You should not be going out with friends to dinner. #AbLeg #abhealth #abpoli /1
You should not technically be attending religious services if we are to take this Covid second wave seriously. Cohort means ONE other family that also sees no one else but your family. Their only contact is YOUR family. That’s what makes a cohort. #AbLeg #abpoli #abhealth /2
This thing is already hectic in the hospitals and in HCWs of all kinds, with staffing, covering for isolations and trying not to get Covid yourself. Saying that your extended family is your “cohort” without them also agreeing to limit their contact with others doesn’t work. /3
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