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7 Jan
Thread: So back to school go Alberta kids in four days. What does that mean? 1/9
There is still quite a bit of debate as to how much in-person school attendance affects community transmission. Nevertheless our kids our going back so lets talk about how to make this as safe as possible. independent.co.uk/news/science/c… 2/9
Worth recognizing that ON decided against opening in-person schooling today. Take at look at our equivalent hospitalization rates and cases/100000. So there is definitely no one answer. 3/9
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6 Jan
now would be a really good time for @DevinDVote (and Premier @jkenney) to put out a statement renouncing any past involvement between the @UCPCaucus and its members and @realDonaldTrump and the fascist @GOP. Choose the right side of history, plz.
well that didn't take long. Image
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30 Nov 20
If there are overriding emotions in Alberta now, they are anticipation, fear, and powerlessness. Here's a little thread as to how we can at least dealt with the latter. 1/13
The reality is there is a certain amt of immense badness already baked into our future. Had we anticipated the progress of the pandemic instead of reacted, we could have been NZ or Oz. Instead, we delayed, and with cases being a lagging indicator, the next month will be hell.2/13
But as the proverb says: the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the net best time is today. So what's a concerned Albertan to do? 3/13
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25 Nov 20
So, here's a summary of the good and the bad in today's announcement, starting with the bad
REally? Casinos open? Restaurants open? despite strong CDC evidence for them being huge sources of transmission. This will not help.
Workplace masking good in Calgary and Edmonton but why not the rest of the province? 6 outbreaks in oilsands facilities, 8 workplace outbreaks in the North. No province wide mask mandate.
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30 Jul 20
With a mandatory mask bylaw starting in Calgary on Saturday, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compile my thinking on the early days of the mask advocacy. Seems so long ago... 1/x
Back in mid-March, COVID was rearing its head on the horizon in Calgary. Probably like every other health professional, I started reading voraciously on the topic. And the most powerful bit of information was the copious amount of asymptomatic patients, and transmission. 2/x
I began suggesting to our medical leaders that we really needed to do universal masking in the ER, for fear of it becoming a main source of transmission, and that our MD and nursing colleagues were at high risk. I didn't gain much headway. 3/x
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7 Apr 20
A rare Joe twitter thread, on universal masking, covid, and public health: A natural population level science experiment occurring in real-time in Central Europe, that anyone can follow at home. 1/13
One of the arguments for universal masking is that those countries that have successfully tamped down the curve are the countries in East Asia that also have instituted mandatory masking: China, South Korea, and Taiwan, predominantly. theguardian.com/world/2020/mar…
The reality is this is pretty simplistic as these countries have also instituted a variety of other policies which impact transmission, such as mass testing, mandatory lockdowns, and rigorous contact tracing. So which policy worked? Was it the whole suite of actions? or one? 3/
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