“Minister Merriman, like Premier Moe, seems incapable of either hindsight or foresight.
Our government must understand that a combination of strategies is required, rather than relying on vaccination alone.”
Moe has acted slowing, telling us he’s monitoring the crisis that’s limiting healthcare.
It’s almost like we have a caretaker government who doesn’t care to take care of us.
The election in Canada is on Monday, and the Conservatives are annoyed that HarperCon Kenney is trying to stop his province’s healthcare system from burning down completely by then.
And Saskatchewan’s numbers per capita are worse while Moe and Merriman and Duncan do nothing to Flatten the Curve or try to get us to #CovidZero.
Moe’s ending of restrictions and having the Roughriders hold super-spreader events has put the province into a pickle.
School hasn’t even re-opened yet, and the numbers are already approaching the terrible ones after school open last year, and Delta variant is more contagious. Parents who care about their kids are angry and terrified by the SaskParty government.
Some people are choosing to change where they work, if employers won’t adapt to the new social structure built to adapt to COVID.
There are many examples of leading scientists being shouted down by their peers for daring to propose a new theory, and after presenting evidence, supporting that theory, they’re still shouted down, or worse. The doctor who first realized that the germs on dead people were being spread to pregnant women by doctors performing autopsies before delivering babies, didn’t get credit during his lifetime for his remarkable discovery. The World Health Organization cited his 19th century work in their effort to control the novel coronavirus of 2019, soon named COVID-19. Their biases led them to miss an obvious point in the data: mask wearing helped reduce infections. What they knew about airborne disease, was based on a mistake from 60 years ago.
Last year, some scientists knew what was going on with COVID-19 transmission, but it was a year long battle to get the planet’s top doctors to realize that the 5 micron measure was a mistake that had been passed down over the decades in misunderstanding.
“In July, the two women sent slides to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. One of them showed the trajectory of a 5-micron particle released from the height of the average person’s mouth. It went farther than 6 feet—hundreds of feet farther. A few weeks later, speaking to an audience at Harvard Medical School, Fauci admitted that the 5-micron distinction was wrong—and had been for years. “Bottom line is, there is much more aerosol than we thought,” he said.”
2 meters / 6 feet of distance won’t protect you if you’re indoors with a COVID-19 infected person, and the anti-viral wipes aren’t going to stop you from inhaling the infection.
An offensively dangerous COVID Denier was touring Canada spreading misinformation and hate. The Sask Government and cops welcomed him with words but no real warning.
And in related news, the Health Minister is whining about how people don’t like how he let over 450 people die on his watch:
Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has an outbreak, so go on a 2 week lockdown. Saskatchewan has incompetent school boards deciding to send kids back with record COVID-19 variant numbers in our cities and towns. As schools closed, infection rates among kids went down. Hmm.
To our surprise, the government took some action, still relying on delay and “recommendations” instead of actual enforcement:
It’s really disappointing that churches remain open, and restaurants aren’t closed today to in-person dining. The province and city haven’t alerted people using the cell phone emergency system even yet, not since early in the pandemic.
Feb. 7, 2021 – emailed the Premier and my MLA.
Dear Premier Moe:
It’s no secret that your weak response to the pandemic has given us Canada’s most shameful second wave. Manitoba realized they were on track to be Canada’s disaster epicentre, and used an effective lockdown to return to just poor numbers. By avoiding an effective lockdown, like you managed in March and April 2020, you’re killing dozens, if not hundreds of people. You’re endangering our agricultural sector, our wild game, and the possibility that a vaccine will lead us out of this global emergency.
Here are MB stats:
If you’re not willing to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people you’re elected to govern, you should resign and let someone more capable in your party do it.
CC Douglas Park MLA
Meanwhile in this crazy province where the Premier has already had to quarantine from exposure to the virus in a restaurant setting:
Even if I watched #NFL (I don’t), and even if there wasn’t an NFL team playing with a racist name (there is), I’d boycott it for how they forced players to play a game during a pandemic. Every level of it is disgusting and inhumane.
And to the civil servant(s) enabling the Premier’s deranged propaganda:
It’s criminally irresponsible to encourage people to dine in restaurants during the 2nd wave of a pandemic. You’re actively harming people by legitimizing bonkers behaviour. I hope you can live with yourself later. Get help if not.