Educator turned advocate. Canada needs to go for #COVIDzero to save the max amount of lives, & our economy. It is the only ethical way forward. Opinions my own.

British Columbia, Canada
Joined November 2008
1/🧵Important Thread For those working in unsafe conditions, this thread highlights which sections of the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act may apply to your situation. You can highlight them in an unsafe work claim. It’s BC specific but may apply elsewhere. #bced #bcpoli
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"I’m finding that the “cure” for some of my patients’ outsize fear of being mauled by a bear is … being mauled by a bear." - @drlucymcbride
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The actuaries are taking long COVID seriously - because they understand its huge impacts on health and economy are serious. When will policy makers, and some in the scientific and medical community realise this?
Replying to @dgurdasani1
Just last week to cover my mortgage, sure the wife and kids will be fine…
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This has to stop now! It is a complete failure of our healthcare systems that so many still don‘t know that exercise is harmful for #MECFS and most #LongCovid patients. We need a global awareness campaign to stop these harmful therapies! #TreatLongCovid right!
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Horror stories from the #LongCovid rehab! Max, 27 years old Symptoms: Fatigue, PEM, sleep disorders, brain fog ... Therapy: Swimming and long walks Result: Bedridden and no longer able to use his smartphone. #LongCovid #MECFS
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Similar vibes.
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Hey, who is noticing that “post-pandemic normal” is a lot of “I’ve been knocked out by this cold for weeks” and “Sorry, we’ve had to cancel this event!” and “My kids are sick for the second time in two months!” and “Due to staffing shortages…” and “The ER wait was 10 hours!”
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We’re so screwed.
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Today, seeing the video of Dr. Henry saying that "all we have is kindness" I could not help thinking of all that we in BC don't have. All the things that could have kept so many more children, adults and elders safer from illness and death, the things that Public Health is for.
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Why is the healthcare system collapsing? You've heard many HCW talking about the system at the "brink of collapse." But what does that mean and how did we get here? People and System. Let's explore.
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NEW - As gas prices hit an all-time high and costs of living continue to increase, the B.C. Greens are calling on the B.C. NDP to make public transit free for the next four months. #bcpoli
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An elderly friend is chronically ill. She worked hard all of her life, raised 3 children, and helped others. She said she doesn't matter anymore. She can't safely leave her home and is waiting to die. She wept. Humanity has failed. #COVID19
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Them: I had covid & I’m fine. Me: Glad to hear! Also Them: I can’t sleep through the night. The sun in too bright. The birds are too loud. I can’t tolerate alcohol anymore. Everything tastes weird. I’m tired all the time.
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..@DrFiliatrault's message to Minister Dix: “If you can’t fund 75 clinics for handling #LongCovid, then stop more cases from happening.” #bcpoli #bced #covid19BC #cdnpoli
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Hearing lots of friends, family and former colleagues are getting blasted again by Covid in their places of work... Many mention this is due to their own children bringing it home from school or other people's kids. #bced #bcpoli Vascular-damaging virus is NOT a cold or flu.
1/🧵Important Thread For those working in unsafe conditions, this thread highlights which sections of the Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act may apply to your situation. You can highlight them in an unsafe work claim. It’s BC specific but may apply elsewhere. #bced #bcpoli
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Great quote from @DrFiliatrault: “If you can’t fund 75 Long Covid clinics, then stop Long Covid from happening”
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Today would be an excellent day for us to open up Covid-19 vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older. It has been more than five months for most essential workers. For all those parents whose kids keep bringing home Covid from school and day care. Open it up. Don’t throw ‘em out!
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The idea that COVID is harmless for otherwise healthy children is absurdly and demonstrably false. And the corollary argument that kids <5, therefore, don’t need vaccine is not only false, but immoral; 486 already have died. Parental choice cuts both ways. Authorize the vaccine!
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This thread is for the white parents, like me. If you have a kid who spends any time online or plays video games, they are being target and recruited to white nationalism. I guarantee it. Video game forums, discord, video game chats, YouTube videos/ads, all of it. 1/n
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"These results suggest acute and long-term hepatic sequelae of COVID-19 in pediatric patients." medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/…
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I am here to tell you, if you are indoors and not at home, you should be wearing a good mask, ideally N95 or KN94. #COVID19 numbers are rising fast, new variants are highly contagious, and more and more #LongCovid
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