Plague Update: Can’t Handle The Truth

One of the best doctors in the country, not only for the health services he provides, but for his outreach regarding the climate crisis, is Dr. Joe Vipond. Here he is explaining the current health crisis and what can be done about it, while many others in his field shirk their responsibility to clearly communicate.

It wasn’t even 3 years ago that everyone made an effort to #FlattenTheCurve as our healthcare workers faced impossible odds to help everyone through a crisis like no other. Now, with Conservative governments sworn to avoid public health measures to satisfy their anti-masker bases, we’re amplifying an already bad situation and children are suffering because of it.

@trudykeil Β· “I can tell you why leaders aren’t saying the “A” (airborne) word.. capitalism and pressure from the far right. Conspiracy theorists were loud, obnoxious, and threatening and politicians weakly bent to their will. Now here we are in dystopia as kids get sick and few people care.”

@AndersonBooz Β· “Speaking the uncomfortable truth: politicians and other adults refuse to protect children because it is inconvenient to do so. They say sentimental things like “Kids are our future” but then their actions betray their self-interest.”

It shouldn’t be limited to only people reading my blog, or following the best people on Twitter, to know that science has answers to the current crisis.

@Sitarj Β· “Safety culture was one of the defining Canadian characteristics that I used to point to in contrast to Mexico and COVID absolutely murdered that. I’m looking at you @WorkSafeBC.”

@ProHealth4MyKid Β· “You summarized 3 years of complete failure & strategic misinformation in a few minute interview. Well said & well done.I’m so tired of living in this vile society that forces children to be repeatedly infected with viruses when the tools are in front of us.”

We don’t hear Conservative Premiers back down from their ultimatums against public health protections, even when kids’ lives are on the line. They can’t bear the taste of crow, not even to save kids? It’s hard to imagine more ideologically despicable human beings.

If they gave a damn, here’s what would happen:

They’d have a TV suppertime announcement with a public health leader explaining that COVID-19 is airborne, and infected people need to be isolated while the source of their infection is traced. They’d required people wear respirators in public indoor spaces, and start distributing them. They’d issue a cell phone alert advising people to wear respirators, and limit social contacts for a few weeks. They’d admit that COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic emergency that is not over and pretending it is done has caused harm.

Possibly Close The Schools temporarily. Offer UBI or CERB to parents losing income to care for their children. Extend sick leave benefits.

We’ve done it before, we know it works to delay infections and give the healthcare workers time to catch up.

6 responses to “Plague Update: Can’t Handle The Truth

  1. Absolutely, UBI as part of the solutions mix, since it seems there’s going to be a duty to be unemployed from time to time for the sake of public health, no matter what employers and workers alike think of the idea.

    Yes, I said “a duty to be unemployed”. Let’s accept this as what it’s going to be.

      • Yes we are all brainwashed – even you! Germs cannot be “prevented” per se.
        It’s process of risk assessment, something we’re really bad at.
        There are indications that our covid policy was developed from polling, not science.
        Like now, no government will bring back mandates. Why?
        Polls report they will turfed at the earliest opportunity.
        If you and the rest of the Panic People wanted more cooperation from the citizenry, you shouldn’t have provided detractors so much ammunition and shown some competency while administrating the mandates
        Me? Three jabs, had covid twice….

      • Four and none.
        Oh, yeah, for sure it’s the fault of people who want to stop the virus, not the people who wanted it apread in a vain quest for herd immunity that can’t be achieved that way.

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