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Dec 31, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
#NYE2021: So many thoughts go through my mind

2 long years ago today China alerted the world to what seemed to be a new viral respiratory illness. 1 year ago I was mentally preparing for a tough few more months & then surely we would be through #COVID19SK Today SK sets new records for number of daily reported cases (735) and test positivity rate (26%), recognizing many more than this are infected. We have another tough few months ahead. I am tired & i'm not alone
Oct 4, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Some strange/very wrong claims going on in replies to some of my tweets

Here’s some #COVID19SK facts
✅NONE of the 75 people in SK ICUs today are due to a vaccine adverse event
✅>75% of all SK ICU beds are looking after people w COVID
✅There are no empty @SaskHealth hospitals ✅COVID PCR tests are absolutely specific for COVID. That’s the whole point of PCR. We DO know a +COVID test isn’t any other virus
✅A +COVID test is >99% truly positive
✅A -COVID test could be a false negative (~30% rate) Could be too early, not enough virus on swab…
Sep 27, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
My 3rd #YXE ICU night shift ended this morning w selfish feelings of relief that I had made it through the 3 nights mostly intact. Selfish because I get to leave while the work continues
Anyone who has finished a challenging shift will be familiar w the weird combo of exhilaration from making it thru while a nagging line of self-questioning lurks in the background: Did I do enough? What have I left for others to pick up?