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.
First, the bad news. The Conservatives in power in Alberta and Ontario are just the worst hypocrites. They told people not to travel, which was the correct advice, but then Ministers and top political staffers are travelling to warm vacations.
Worse, Ontario paused vaccinations on the holidays, slowing down the critical effort to make first responders more safe when dealing with plague victims.
On the very small bright side, people in my household are 25% vaccinated now.
Like many Conservative run provinces, Ontario is facing a slow motion disaster in the second wave. The stalwart “Resistance” Premiers, opposed to a carbon tax, also show their disdain for science and human life with how they mishandle the pandemic. While Australia and New Zealand used focused lockdowns to stop active spread of the virus there, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and even BC face big problems.
Ford isn’t alone in this shame. Almost 2 months ago, Saskatchewan doctors knew the 2nd wave was coming, and Moe ignored calls to take effective action to stop it.
Meanwhile in Alberta, a hockey coach spoke up about how the league’s COVID-19 protocols didn’t stop isht, and got fined by the boss for speaking the truth.
The first vaccine has been delivered to the first Saskatchewanian healthcare worker.
The first case of wild mink COVID-19 has been confirmed in the world:
It sucks having a stupid Premier. To cover his inadequacies, he attacks PM Trudeau.
Saskatchewan has COVID-19 getting out of hand.
Meanwhile, the reality in Saskatchewan, as it is in Alberta and other overwhelmed Conservative regions, is dark.
We can look to religion for comfort and ethical guidance? Fat chance.