A timely quote from this mid-November Macleans column serves as this posts headline… the brief line is small, but speaks largely to where we are in BC right now, and where we may be headed if we aren’t careful. Ironically, Horgan was noted in this piece for winning a majority, not for the ongoing deathContinue reading “There are political penalties for overreacting, but fatal consequences for underacting. For overconfident leaders, the true enemy may not be the virus, but their own hubris…”
…so why won’t Dr. Bonnie Henry mandate proactive, frequent, blanket testing of all long term care home staff to prevent outbreaks before they happen? We still don’t know, but we do know many,many more people are going to die needlessly if this order doesn’t happen. From Abbotsford News: On November 5th I wrote the postContinue reading ” Many staff who tested positive for the virus were in shock as they experienced no symptoms” ~42 staff. 59 residents. In one care home…
It came as a surprise to no one, that the recent report from Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie revealed that many if not most residents in long term care, worried less about Covid than going without seeing their loved ones. They are wasting away from lonelieness and being drugged at unprecedented rates. The full report canContinue reading A matter of Conscience: Why we need to act on long term care right now, and why transparency with Covid data is more critical than ever
Its 6 am in the morning and after grabbing a coffee, I’m sitting back in bed with my laptop propped on a pillow on my lap. It’s been 6 months since my kids went to school and looking back, opting not to send them in June at half capacity seems suddenly silly considering we areContinue reading Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.