Alberta's top doctor contradicts Trudeau, say province isn't in second wave 1

Alberta’s top doctor contradicts Trudeau, say province isn’t in second wave

 

Alberta's top doctor contradicted Prime Minister Trudeau on Thursday. Camilla Di Giuseppe reports.

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    1. The data shall set you free of any COVID fear, Ryan Kisnics.

      13.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Alberta in 2018
      6.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of COVID deaths in Alberta in 2020 through Sept. 24th

      Based on the above, it seems clear that influenza and pneumonia posed a much bigger health risk to Albertans two years ago than COVID has this year. I don’t remember any big panic about all those influenza and pneumonia deaths back in 2018. Do you?

    1. What do you make of this:

      13.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Alberta in 2018
      6.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of COVID deaths in Alberta in 2020 through Sept. 24th

      Based on the above, it seems influenza and pneumonia posed a much bigger health risk to Albertans two years ago than COVID is this year.

    1. @Dow E-mini What do you make of this:

      13.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Alberta in 2018
      6.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of COVID deaths in Alberta in 2020 through Sept. 24th

      Based on the above, it seems influenza and pneumonia posed a much bigger health risk to Albertans two years ago than COVID is this year.

    2. @indoctus41 What do you make of this:

      13.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Alberta in 2018
      6.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of COVID deaths in Alberta in 2020 through Sept. 24th

      Based on the above, it seems influenza and pneumonia posed a much bigger health risk to Albertans two years ago than COVID is this year.

    3. @Call Me Ishmael
      Show me sources.
      86 deaths in Alberta 2018 flu related.
      260 deaths and still counting Covid 19.

      Looks like your numbers are wrong. Plus, if there wasn’t an aggressive stance to reduce the curve, the Covid numbers would by way higher.

    4. @Call Me Ishmael I know that naysayers love this type of argument, but hopefully you are intelligent enough to see why it’s a very poor argument. You are comparing a secondary infection to a highly infectious disease. We don’t walk into a supermarket and walk out with pneumonia, because pneumonia arrives when a person is suffering from some primary infirmity. You are comparing apples and oranges, and you simply do not have enough underrstanding of pathology to be able to make an intelligent argument.

  1. Its not a contradiction its more of a correction. She is a licensed Doctor she swore to the Hippocratic oath. Cant say the same for “the World health organization”.

    1. There’s a tool called google. You can find the numbers there. Or you can choose to ignore the facts like she seems to be doing.

  2. How can you have a steady rise in cases and be stable at the same time ? Shutting down would be a Provincial matter anyway so let’s recognize what is going on first and then let the Province decide what they want to do about it. A steady rise in cases, isn’t stable.

    1. think about it ….
      Justin wants to be looked up to by China
      ” play his part” China has a plan and Justin will play his part . He dont know much of anything he is not a leader but a follower. China says JUMP Justin screams HOW HIGH whille in mid air

    1. There was never any crisis. The data is clear:

      13.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Alberta in 2018
      6.0 per 100,000 — per capita rate of COVID deaths in Alberta in 2020 through Sept. 24th

      Based on the above, influenza and pneumonia posed a much bigger health risk to Albertans two years ago than COVID is this year. Yet there was no big panic about influenza and pneumonia deaths back in 2018.

    1. True, due in large part (though not entirely) to their portion of the population. Some figures for consideration.

      ON = 38.75% of the population, 32.53% of COVID cases, 30.66% of COVID deaths
      QC = 22.57% of the population, 46.73% of COVID cases, 62.82% of COVID deaths
      BC = 13.49% of the population, 5.73% of COVID cases, 2.48% of COVID deaths
      AB = 11.63% of the population, 11.53% of COVID cases, 2.82% of COVID deaths
      MB = 3.64% of the population, 1.15% of COVID cases, 0.21% of COVID deaths
      SK = 3.12% of the population, 1.23% of COVID cases, 0.26% of COVID deaths

    2. @Call Me Ishmael By looking at the Numbers of Percentages. Manitoba & Saskatchewan has the lowest numbers. In death Alone. Watching news last Night. Quebec has the highest Number in Covid Cases

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