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?
"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.
This was their recent update. A long awaited improvement that didn't even go far enough.
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 🤦🏻♀️
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.
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.
A disgusting article in which Dr. Henry conflates violent anti-vax extremists with Covid conscious activists asking for more protections like masks.
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
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
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 🤦🏻♀️
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.
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
Source: @CDCgov Instagram