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A regular panel of doctors and experts. We bring timely, accurate updates on the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta.

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A regular panel of doctors and experts. We bring timely, accurate updates on the COVID-19 crisis in Alberta.

    Twitter Spaces 001 - 2022/09/22

    Twitter Spaces 001 - 2022/09/22

    Thanks to all that joined us for our very first Twitter Spaces event! We had some technical problems to start with however the podcast version cleans that up. Dr. Gasperowicz discusses how “mild” Omicron has been, BA1 and BA4/5 bivalent vaccines with VaxHunter Janaya Matheson, and we dive into statistics and trends with guest Ziad Fazel.







    Please note that not all opinions and views of the listener guests represent Protect our Province Alberta.







    Presentation: State of COVID-19







    Presenter: Dr. Gosia Gasperowicz











    Tweets from the “Spaces Nest”









    Alberta Health has not updated Healthcare Capacity graph since 28 May.https://t.co/Yn6nXKrtNe@AHS_media has not updated its quarterly performance metrics since Septemberhttps://t.co/w6J78DROb7@HQCA has not updated Hospital Occupancy since Decemberhttps://t.co/oivkvTAtAj pic.twitter.com/RtKb0Q4bAQ— Ziad 😷 Fazel 🇺🇦 (@ZiadFazel) June 25, 2022

    Contributed by @ZiadFazel









    Info from EPSB & ECSD reveals 21 schools in those two districts are on a "respiratory illness outbreak" in #YEG.Outbreaks are determined by AHS when >10% of students are absent.ECSD did not provide which schools are on outbreak status, but EPSB did: pic.twitter.com/NZSt6ikJEL— Adam Toy (@Adam_Toy) September 21, 2022

    Contributed by @ChadOhman









    I can attest that children's hospitals in Alberta are being bombarded with admissions. In my 18 years of nursing I have never seen bed/flow pressure like this in September. We are in for a rough Fall/Winter. Unprecedented staff absences as well. https://t.co/AYfhetYpvX— Peds Nurse RN, MN (@JKR0330) September 21, 2022

    Contributed by @ChadOhman









    Tx, Kyra. The mysterious "respiratory illness" is not the flu. @ucalgaryCHI tracks influenza in wastewater too – it is zero.GoA dumped this on our schools, where people mix indoors for 8 hrs/day, by prohibiting school masking policies even in outbreaks.https://t.co/PdmEoYLvYP pic.twitter.com/hmbLtYoBAF— Ziad 😷 Fazel 🇺🇦 (@ZiadFazel) September 22, 2022

    Contributed by @ZiadFazel









    This weekend, like so many weekends, our medicine service is overcapacity. And like so many weekends, we hold emergency meetings, try to "fix" things to create capacity, hoping that magically we will have the solution. That this time, we'll figure it out.— Neeja Bakshi (@NeejaB) a href="https://twitter.com/NeejaB/status/1569109209857536001?

    • 51 min
    Urgent Update: The State of the Healthcare System

    Urgent Update: The State of the Healthcare System

    Michelle is joined by Dr. Paul Parks (AMA Emergency Medicine Section President), Dr. Gosia Gasperowicz (U of C Developmental Biologist), and Dr. Joe Vipond (Calgary Emergency Physician) to discuss the current state of the healthcare system in Alberta with commentary on the potential repeal of the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) in the near future. Dr. Parks discusses outpatient treatments for COVID-19 and things we can do to promote our bodies to fight off COVID-19 if you were to contract it. Dr. Vipond provides and update on the overall COVID-19 situation in Alberta.







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    Presentation: Alberta Acute Care Capacity







    Presenter: Dr. Paul Parks











    Presentation: The Principles of Eliminating COVID-19







    Presenter: Dr. Gasperowicz

    • 1 hr 17 min
    National Edition: Lessons from SARS-CoV-1

    National Edition: Lessons from SARS-CoV-1

    Michelle is joined by:







    * Dr. Lyne Filiatrault (Retired Vancouver Emergency Physician and PoPBC Member)* Mario Possamai (Senior Advisor, SARS Commission)* Matt Oliver







    The panel discusses what we learned from SARS-CoV-1 (2003 SARS pandemic) and what we did and didn’t apply going into SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).







    Presentation: SARS: Not your regular shift in the ED







    Presenter: Dr. Lyne Filiatrault















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    Presentation: A Study in Hubris







    Presenter: Mario Possamai















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    Presentation: Engineering is Everywhere







    Presenter: Matt Oliver

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Briefing: National Edition: The Prairies

    Briefing: National Edition: The Prairies

    Manitoba), and Dr. Christine Peschken (Associate Professor, University of Manitoba) to discuss the COVID-19 situation across the prairie provinces and draw similarities across provincial borders. Dr. Wong provides a detailed view into public health measures in Saskatchewan.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Briefing: Surveillance Tools Explained

    Briefing: Surveillance Tools Explained

    Michelle is joined by Dr. Michael Parkins (Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease, University of Calgary) and Dr. Angus Chu (Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary) discuss the ongoing wastewater monitoring research at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta. Dr. Joe Vipond provides an update on the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Briefing: Fifth Wave National Edition

    Briefing: Fifth Wave National Edition

    For our second national panel on COVID-19, Michelle is joined by Dr. Katharine Smart (President, Canadian Medical Association), Dr. Lyne Filiatrault (Retired Emergency Physician and PopBC member), Dr. Anne Bhéreur (Palliative Care and Family Physician and PopQC member), Dr. Noel Gibney (Professor Emeritus, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta), and Dr. David Fisman (Ontario Physician/Epidemiologist).

    Dr. Fisman provides an update on the COVID-19 situation in Canada.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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