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All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Brad Sallows

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Bad choices have consequences.

Could have refrained from politicizing early counter-measures, but failed to resist temptation to seek political advantage.

Could have refrained from politicizing vaccines, but failed to resist temptation to seek political advantage.

Could have stroked Trump's ego and manipulated him by giving credit for OWS and then letting him do the heavy lifting of persuading "his" followers that "his" vaccines were awesome. But, Orange Man must get nothing.

Could have foregone the restaurants/vacation getaways/parties/galas after ordering the peons to mask up and stay home.
 

daftandbarmy

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Send in the troops to bail out Alberta's hospitals... what would that even look like?


Premier Jason Kenney implored to seek military backup as Alberta health-care system crumbles​



With Alberta's health-care system "collapsing right in front of our eyes," the leaders of four unions representing thousands of health-care workers are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to ask for help from the military and Red Cross.

"There are no more nurses in our province who can be deployed. There are no more paramedics. There are no more respiratory therapists. There are no more support staff," states the Sept. 18 letter to Kenney, which implores him to make a formal request for help from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"The tank is empty. The well is dry."

With Alberta's COVID-19 cases rapidly rising, Kenney must ask the federal government to "immediately deploy the military, the Red Cross and all available medical staffing resources from other provinces to assist our province's overwhelmed hospitals," states the letter.

It is signed by the presidents of four unions representing health-care workers — United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) and CUPE Alberta — as well by Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL).


 

mariomike

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There are no more paramedics.

It is signed by the presidents of four unions representing health-care workers — United Nurses of Alberta (UNA), Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) and CUPE Alberta — as well by Gil McGowan, president of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL).
Nothing new about that.

According to the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) in 2018,

Mar 20, 2018

“This problem didn't start last week or last year, it started when Alberta Health Services (AHS) took over EMS systems across this province and began reducing the number of ambulances over 10 years ago,” said Mike Parker, president of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA).



























 
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