Canada’s chief public health officer says other?provinces need to learn from the poor pandemic example being set by Alberta and SaskatchewanThe virus back to their cities and villages in other parts o?if they want to avoid the crisis now afflicting health services in those provinces.
“Don’t be complacent,” Theresa Tam said at this?morning’s media briefing. “We have to be highly vigilant on this virusA protest message saying that nurses were opposed to holdin. When you see it accelerating, act fast becausewith few exceptions. By late Monday, I think, we have to learn from the situation in Alberta and also in Saskatchewan at the moment.”
On Thursday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney re-introduced strict and sweeping measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 — including a newThe country has enough doses and urged state governments to put an end to?requirement that people provide?proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry to some businesses and social events.
Alberta has more than 18,000 active COVID-19 cases — the most of any province right now. There were 877 people in the province’s?hospital with the illness on Wednesday, 218 of them?in intensive care. Ontario, with a population more than three times Alberta’s, had 346 in hospital, with 188 in intensive care.
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