COVID-19 in Canada: Alberta threatens rule-breakers with $100,000 fines, Canada ‘well prepared’ for large-scale vaccine distribution. Alberta is also temporarily adding 700 more peace officers who can enforce public health rules in the province.
Last week, Alberta introduced 20 pages of regulations covering how many feet Albertans must stand apart, how many house guests they can have (none), and forbidding them from congregating in groups indoors. Winter is coming.
“This pandemic has nothing to do with health and everything to do with controlling the population.” — Letter from an Alberta Nurse
“Do not believe the hype,” she continues. “There is no crisis other than a staffing crisis that has been brewing for decades. Despite this, I expect to be terminated in the next three weeks for refusing to get the jab. I am a loyal, reliable employee that has not had a sick day in 2 years, yet I will be terminated.”
(Meanwhile Norway says Covid is the common flu, and will treat it as such.) Bubonic Plague in Australia, Ontario and Alberta. Common cold in Florida, Norway and Sweden. What gives? Globalist reach.
I am a RN working in a Northern Alberta County with approximately 10,000 citizens. We have had 3 COVID deaths in 2 years. I am personally familiar with 2 of these deaths and both patients had life threatening pre-existing conditions. One of the patients that died was fully vaccinated. The itital PCR test on this patient was positive and the second “rapid antigen” test was negative. These tests are not reliable and even the CDC said they should not be used. This is why there are so many people testing positive yet have no symptoms of illness.
I have also been watching acute care/ICU beds in the region and I agree that there is not a bed crisis.
What we do have is a staffing crisis. This crisis is due to an aging population of both patients and staff. We started the year out with 10 doctors in my town. 3 doctors have moved away. 2 doctors are over 70 and are not covering our emergency department anymore. So, we are down to five doctors to work in their private practice AND to cover the emergency department 24/7. To make matters worse, (Health Minister, Tyler) Shandro (left) capped the amount of patients the doctors can bill for on a daily basis. Sorry, but you can’t expect these doctors to work for free.
Additionally, our county has a second small hospital that was staffed with 2 doctors and locums. One of those doctors has moved away so the doctors in our area will be forced to increase the patient load from this doctor leaving. The emergency department in this hospital has been closed at different times due to no doctor available to work.
I know of three nurses in our hospital that are over 70. In addition, our hospital administrator is retiring this month and one of the regional managers is retiring Oct 1st.
Do we have a crisis? Yes, we do but it has nothing to do with COVID. The crisis is from aging staff that have not been replaced with younger people. It is a problem of an aging demographic and poor planning by health authorities. During the “Klein cuts” of the 90’s, 3 schools of nursing were closed in Edmonton alone. These were never reopened and we have lost 300 nurses a year because of this.
I do not work in emergency but I do work on a unit beside emergency so I can see the coming and going of patients. We are not overwhelmed with COVID patients. The other weekend I worked and went to the ER to speak with the on call doctor. He was not there and the ER was empty. No patients.