No children’s Tylenol, no children’s amoxicillin, urgent care waits 8+ hours, walk-in waits 4+ hours, no pediatric hospital beds available whatsoever, family doctor is booking appointments a month out, worst “tridemic” RSV/flu/COVID wave in years… Canada is not okay right now — Emily (@Youlookpretty) December 6, 2022
Today, Alberta shut down its children’s respite/palliative care center, sending the sickest and dying children and their families home to fend in their own— Nael (@GreenSnail_) December 4, 2022
This is so the staff can be redeployed to overflowing children’s hospitals
It’s not just medically assisted suicide
Santa weeps.— Stephen Tustin (@stustin) December 6, 2022
But we KNOW what to do to help people avoid getting sick - we just have to DO IT!
Vaccines alone are not enough to stop this Tridemic from killing children.— Kimiko Shibata 🇨🇦 🦄 (@ESL_fairy) December 6, 2022
Even if every single eligible Ontario resident were to get a COVID and flu shot today, it would not relieve the pressure on children’s hospitals.
It’s time to #BringBackMasks. pic.twitter.com/wKHkI19yFg
The enduring tragedy of 2020-21 was the deaths of millions of old people due to Covid in Long Term Care facilities across Canada and throughout the world.
"We have all the tools to change the trajectory of this horrible situation. The only missing ingredient is courage from our leaders to be transparent about the current situation and mandate the changes that are necessary to prevent more illness and death." @SKGandhiMD #bcpoli 6/6— Sonia Furstenau (@SoniaFurstenau) December 5, 2022
In other news, the Georgia run-off is over and Herschel Walker, a man who isn't even qualified to work in a Burger King, almost made it into the US Senate.
Did you read that? Terrified. You could not send him & it’s a heart attack and that kills him. You could send him & it not a heart attack but he brings Covid/RSV/flu back with him and it kills him and may be starts a out break at a nursing home that will cost more lives 2/— Jon O (@Jon4u16) December 5, 2022
It's incredibly depressing just how close the GA runoff was.— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) December 7, 2022
After the GOP loses tonight, watch Fox News pivot back to Hunter Biden’s laptop faster than Herschel Walker can mumble the words ‘this erection was stolen.’#GArunoff— Christian Greco (@ChristGrec) December 7, 2022
Checking in on what's happening in Alberta, I see Danielle Smith is getting noticed -- by cartoonists!
Stephen Colbert - "Enough with Hunter Biden's laptop. You don't see anyone obsessing over the Former President's son's laptop. And Eric has a good one. It's made by Fisher-Price and can tell you what sound a cow makes."— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) December 6, 2022
And here's an incredible thread -- a new author had an awful book-signing. Then Henry Winkler. who has a million followers, noticed her tweet and decided to encourage her. And now more than a thousand people are cheering for her too, including some pretty big authors.
This essay about a nonfiction writer and her bf breaking up with her because of her work is really just excellent. And the ending is **chef’s kiss**. https://t.co/63hV8bAhPP He gonna learn now!— roxane gay (@rgay) December 5, 2022
This was my favorite response:
That is the beginning .. then word gets out and they come ! https://t.co/SA4hCI5BYL— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) December 5, 2022
Finally, here's some good news:
I did a reading attended by the bookstore employees and two unhomed men, one of whom fell asleep and snored. The other one listened and nodded and smiled through the reading and came up afterward to tell me he really liked the poems but couldn’t afford a book so I gave him one.— Sarah Freligh (@sfreligh) December 5, 2022
'Justice has prevailed for our ancestors': After nearly 100 years, a stolen totem pole will return to a First Nation in British Columbia from the National Museum of Scotland. | @AptnLee https://t.co/5mCgnjpYTa— APTN News (@APTNNews) December 3, 2022