With the surge in cases and cancelled surgeries that you nitwits dismissed as “delayed for a week”, I don’t think anyone is worried about socialism right now. Except you pair of numb nuts shivering under your beds.Yeah, looks like Albberta is begging me to smothered by NDP-style socialism once again!
Yeah, I’d also like to see these “studies” that prove how useful Invermectin has been around the world in stopping Covid. More effective than fish tank cleaner even?So far we have zero credibility sources on horse dewormer, oh look at what doofus over there is doing!
And that’s about it.
We just needs to sit back and wait for the shit to hit the fan on all their claims. Then repost their stupid posts, and laugh.
SMH. I didn’t say that, but there’s no question that Kenney is fucking things up royally.
https://edmontonjournal.com/news/l...G_geZxU__oOCA_f77opqu8hfIDXLd2CcAIXoOLxPEPuKQAlberta breaks pandemic ICU record with 202 COVID-19 patients
Sep 13, 2021 • 25 minutes ago
Alberta broke a pandemic record for COVID-19 ICU admissions Monday morning as the province’s strained hospital system struggles to keep up amid a climbing fourth wave.
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As of 11 a.m. Monday, there were 202 COVID-19 patients in ICU according to Alberta Health Services. Spokesman James Wood said 79 per cent of patients needing intensive care have COVID-19 and 90 per cent of Alberta’s 286 ICU beds were full. The previous ICU record was 182, set on May 18 during the second wave.
Patients needing intensive care rose by 19 per cent in the last week and the province added 37 more beds in that time frame in an effort to keep up, he said.
“AHS continues to do all it can to ensure we have enough ICU capacity to meet patient demand, including opening additional spaces and redeploying staff,” Wood said in an email.
The number of COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent weeks, putting increasing pressure on the province’s health-care system, despite the government’s earlier predictions that rising cases wouldn’t mean a subsequent spike in hospitalizations because of the availability of vaccines.
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But the number of people falling seriously ill from the original and Delta variants of COVID-19 has risen sharply in recent weeks since the the fourth wave began mid-June — 803 in hospital by Monday — causing overwhelmed hospitals to increase surge capacity and postpone surgeries.
Most recently, AHS announced up to 70 per cent of Edmonton-area day surgeries had been cancelled with only priority cancer, urgent and emergent surgeries going ahead.
Hospitals in the Edmonton Zone were at 94 per cent ICU capacity as of 11 a.m. Monday. Of the 126 patients, 87 have COVID-19. If the province did not add additional beds it would be over capacity at 148 per cent.
NDP health critic David Shepherd said Monday Albertans deserve to hear from Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Tyler Shandro or chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw about how they plan to address this spike.
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“This is the peak today (but) it’s entirely possible that we may surpass that peak tomorrow, or later this week unless this government does something more than the half-hearted, half measures that it’s barely had the courage to put in place so far,” he said.
Eighteen more people have died from COVID-19 since Friday, for a total of 2,462, provincial data shows.
Active cases climbed to 18,395 including 5,357 in the Edmonton Zone. Another 4,740 cases have been reported: 1,659 on Friday, 1,497 on Saturday, and 1,584 on Sunday.
Intensive care numbers provided by AHS were slightly higher than those released publicly by Alberta Health on Monday: 198. Data on the COVID-19 website is older — numbers are accurate as of the end of day Sunday. AHS also noted that ICU numbers can fluctuate.
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Pregnant COVID-19 patients in ICU
Six women placed in ICU due to COVID-19 last month were pregnant, according to AHS, who urged all expecting and new moms to immediately get fully vaccinated.
“COVID-19, particularly the Delta variant, is highly infectious and pregnant individuals are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. Immunization is the best way to protect mother and child,” reads a statement from AHS on Monday.
All six admitted to ICU in August with COVID-19 were unimmunized. For context, only seven pregnant Albertans were admitted to ICU for COVID-19 during the entire first year of the pandemic, from March 2020 to March 2021.
And in the six cases last month, COVID-19 had severe impacts on the health of both the parent and child: there were five preterm births as early as 29 weeks.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant individuals and their babies, as well as those trying to become pregnant. It is much safer to get the vaccine than to get COVID-19 disease,” AHS said.
Immunization passes immunity from mother to infant, helping to protect the baby for the first few months of life. The mRNA vaccines, like Pfizer and Moderna, are the safest type of COVID-19 vaccine to get at any time during pregnancy, adds AHS.
— With files from Ashley Joannou and Nicole Bergot
Hey Macfury: still think there’s no problem with Covid and the ICU’s in Alberta?
Alberta breaks pandemic ICU record with 202 COVID-19 patients
Apparently Alberta added about 100 more temporary beds to its ICUs. Without those beds we’d reportedly be at 148% capacity. It’s a serious situation, worse than Ontario right now. About 1500 new cases a day.I always accepted the there was pressure on the ICU system and that it presented a problem. MacDoc was referring to a statistic suggesting that ICU beds were `at 130% capacity, whch I don't believe was accurate (would have meant 372 ICU patients).This article is much more carefully researched, listing a 90% capacity and stating that this is for 286 ICU beds.
The couple was unvaccinated and died on August 26 and September 9, respectively, leaving behind children ranging in age from 3 weeks to 8 years old, Macias told CNN on Monday.
"It wasn't that they didn't want to be vaccinated -- they planned on it," she said. She was adamant that this was a personal choice and each wanted to learn more about its safety prior to being inoculated.
Macfury's only intention here is to deflect and confuse. He cherry picks numbers and lists them to piss people off. Thats all he does, and continues to do. In other news, water is wet, and earth has one moon.Apparently Alberta added about 100 more temporary beds to its ICUs. Without those beds we’d reportedly be at 148% capacity. It’s a serious situation, worse than Ontario right now. About 1500 new cases a day.
No news on the horse dewormer front. You’d think they’d be anxious to back that one up with some cites. Yes, Alberta is going totally in the wrong direction. Best summer ever! There’s a reason Kenney’s laying low to not taint O’Toole’s prospects.Macfury's only intention here is to deflect and confuse. He cherry picks numbers and lists them to piss people off. Thats all he does, and continues to do. In other news, water is wet, and earth has one moon.
I hope Alberta sees a peak soon and get a hold of this before more people die. When your ICU is this packed, having the surge get worse, is a disaster, and Jason Kenny will wear this entirely. I saw "liberal light" candidate O'Toole the other day try to blame Trudeau for Kenny's disaster. Thats the sort of leadership we'll expect I suppose if he is successful in this election.
Still awaiting peer reviewed science on horse dewormer, and the evidence of the population of India being cured of covid with it.
again! OH RLLY??? and these dimwits here try to make it about the vaccinated being afraid of the unvaccinated. Nice try morons, but in the real world, these solutions are paying off in regions smart enough to enact them.On the topic of vaccine passports, Hinshaw did not give a direct answer, but did reference data from neighbouring B.C. She says since its announcement two weeks ago, B.C. has seen an increase in the younger population getting vaccinated. She says it shows that requiring vaccination to participate in discretionary activities has pushed demographics with the lowest immunization rates to get the shot.
I wanna laugh but not in a ha ha kinda way.Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19
One ER doc’s response to the new trend: “Fuck me! Of course they are”