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Mom, communicator, and writer in science and tech. Métis. Health equity. Accidental activist 🦠 Mastodon: https://t.co/UG9oEzOjx2
Jan 16 5 tweets 2 min read
Sorry, but you don't get to quote MLK without criticism when your policies have harmed BC's Indigenous population. A thread 🧵
Jan 15 4 tweets 1 min read
The @WHO changes guidelines on masks - now recommends masks in crowded, enclosed, *OR* poorly ventilated spaces.

So schools/daycares. Why is Dr. Henry not following the science?

who.int/news/item/13-0… "Masks are recommended following a recent exposure to COVID-19, when someone has or suspects they have COVID-19, when someone is at high-risk of severe COVID-19, and for anyone in a crowded, enclosed, or poorly ventilated space."
Jan 5 5 tweets 1 min read
The BC Gov reverted their webpage *back* to masks *not required* -- removing a recent update about how masks are recommended in all public indoor spaces 🤦🏻‍♀️

You can't make this stuff up. BC Gov: wearing masks in public indoor settings is not requi This was their recent update. A long awaited improvement that didn't even go far enough. BC Gov: masks are recommended in all public indoor spaces
Dec 31, 2022 16 tweets 4 min read
Top 10 lies we were told about Covid in 2022. BC edition. 🧵 1) Dr. Henry - Covid can be stopped by handwashing 🤦🏻‍♀️
Dec 29, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
This was an awful read. A @NewYorker writer with a large platform representing the media elite goes after a relatively powerless group of activists @PeoplesCDC for trying to save lives in a pandemic.

Painting activists as "ragtag" tells you everything. Not surprisingly, @emmaogreen is white & cites black activists who tell her how Covid "can ravage cities, especially in Black and working-class communities."

But clearly she didn't listen to them.
Dec 3, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
From today's report:

"Indigenous respondents held more negative views on government’s performance than others, with almost 90% disagreeing with the statement "'The B.C. Government managed the pandemic well'" "The abrupt removal of most restrictions in April 2022 left most First Nations with no time to react to the changes in areas surrounding their communities and lands."
Dec 2, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
The BC government held a private press conference today in response to a 150 page independent report that found their pandemic response lacking.

Why was the press conference not public?
Dec 2, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
I'd like to ask our provincial health officer to stop wearing performative Indigenous jewelry & accessories out of respect for this population that has been disproportionately harmed by her lax Covid policies.
Dec 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A disgusting article in which Dr. Henry conflates violent anti-vax extremists with Covid conscious activists asking for more protections like masks.

mybulkleylakesnow.com/54955/dr-bonni… Let me be very clear: if she actually listened to us, she'd know we are not advocating for "Covid Zero" but for simple effective airborne precautions that reduce morbidity like masks.
Dec 1, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
A thread on @WorkSafeBC's woefully inadequate Covid guidelines for employers. 🧵 1/ the 2022 guidelines fail to mention #LongCovid, though this is a serious disease that has caused ~4M Americans to leave the workforce

worksafebc.com/en/resources/h…
Dec 1, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
A great study on the medium-term risks of Covid-19 & associations with hospitalization for respiratory and non‐respiratory conditions.

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.56… "The known: COVID-19 has been linked with increased risks of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and thrombotic disease events"
Nov 25, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A lot of folks who sound alarms about Covid & immune dysregulation are looked at like they have a third eye or accused of being alarmist.

Well, here's a great read on the issue by Nobel laureate & immunologist @ProfPCDoherty
doherty.edu.au/news-events/se… Tl;dr (though I hope you do read!) -- Covid attacks the immune system
Nov 19, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Here are 5 ways employers can help support new mothers in the workforce given the pandemic & pediatric respiratory illness crisis 🧵 1/ Address the elephant in the room 🐘- #CovidIsNotOver. Covid is not the flu and 2022 has been the toughest year for kids
Nov 17, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
How can Dr. Henry straight up tell us that #LongCovid isn't something we're seeing much of anymore when LC clinics in other parts of Canada have months-long waits? Could it be she's not seeing Long Covid because she doesn't *see* patients? I'd rather listen to a doctor on the ground:
Nov 17, 2022 9 tweets 1 min read
Story: My daughter almost died when she was a baby of a "common" respiratory virus. We went to St. Paul's because she had a fever, severe vomiting & couldn't keep anything down for a couple days The ER staff tried to insert an IV but they couldn't access her vein - it was too small & they didn't have the same supplies as a pediatric hospital. Meanwhile they called an ambulance
Nov 16, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
Today's lies - I won't be able to capture them all. 🧵 @adriandix says it's never been easier to get vaccinated. Many would argue it's never been harder
Nov 14, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
Sign outside my dad's LTC facility dated...checks notes...today.

Promoting handwashing as a way to prevent Covid spread to our most vulnerable 🤦🏻‍♀️ Sign outside a BC LTC home ... A few other details from this visit.

1/ when the Uber driver saw me in a respirator he said "no need to worry, I'm vaccinated." I told him that's great, but you can still catch Covid. He thanked me for that info as he had no idea.
Aug 30, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
According to a recent @cibc Economic Insights report, employee illness due to Omicron has caused businesses to suffer. A screenshot of Aug. 8 CIBC Economic Insights report showing Removing mask mandates & other Covid measures not only causes excess illness and death, but also hurts the economy. Full report: economics.cibccm.com/cds?id=69e88cf…
Aug 23, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
How to spot a Covid minimizing article. A quick guide/thread 🧵 1/ the article was written in 2022 yet makes no mention of #LongCovid. It only focuses on the acute phase. Hospitalizations and deaths.
Aug 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Twitter has flagged an earlier tweet of mine on pediatric Covid deaths as anti-vaxx misinfo. This is a stat I took directly from @CDCgov itself. @TaylorLorenz Screenshot of my tweet stat... Source: @CDCgov Instagram Image