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“It’s not easy to go to work every day and watch people in their 30s die,” an ICU nurse in Edmonton told the Guardian. “Having to help a family say goodbye and then going through the actions that are required at the end of someone’s life, is worse than anyone can imagine.”

Alberta has long boasted of its loose coronavirus restrictions – including advertising the previous months as the “best summer ever” as it rolled back those few restrictions. It has also been the site of North America’s highest caseloads.


Medical staff in Edmonton, the provincial capital, warned they would soon have to triage incoming patients to determine who could receive lifesaving care.


While these rates dwarf those in the United States, the relentless spread of the Delta variant highlights how catastrophic outbreaks can occur if even a tiny fraction of the population resist public health measures.


“No one can ever understand what it’s like to have a Zoom call with a family member whose patient is dying. No one will ever understand that,” said a third nurse. “That is the most awful thing I’ve ever done. And I think we’re all shifting a bit from this very intense sadness to this anger – because this really does feel preventable.”


Joe Vipond, an emergency room doctor in Calgary and vocal critic of the government, called the latest surge the “intentionally cruel” wave.

“This was always part of the plan – letting younger, low-risk people get infected to build herd immunity. I just think they didn’t realize how much illness would result from it.”



Instead, nurses say they are left pleading with a narrow minority of the public that increasingly is ending up in the hospital.

“We’re just asking for them to trust us one more time – we need them to so our entire healthcare system doesn’t collapse,” she said. “And I worry – because I don’t know how to reach those people.”


Skikkelig ille altså, nært behov for å måtte nytte triage.

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Poorest countries will be $12tn worse off by 2025 due to Covid – UN

The world’s poorest countries will be left $12tn (£8.7tn) worse off by 2025 amid a weaker economic recovery from Covid-19 as wealthy nations limit their access to vaccines, the United Nations has warned.



Covid kills a 9/11’s worth of Americans every three days. The vaccine mandate shouldn’t be controversial
Jill Filipovic


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No reports of 'testicular swelling in Trinidad': Nicki Minaj’s claim dismissed – video


Terrence Deyalsingh, Trinidad and Tobago’s health minister, has dismissed claims by the rapper Nicki Minaj that her cousin’s friend had become impotent after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. 'As we stand now, there is absolutely no reported such side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad … and none that we know of anywhere in the world,' Deyalsingh said in a press conference. Deyalsingh lamented the time health officials spent investigating the claim, saying that they 'take all these claims seriously'. Minaj prompted a global backlash with a tweet in which she claimed that a cousin’s friend had become impotent after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

Nicki Minaj claim that Covid vaccine can cause impotence dismissed by Trinidad and Tobago
Why is Nicki Minaj tweeting about vaccines and some guy’s swollen testicles?
Source: Courtesy of Kevz Politics



One in 500 Americans have died of Covid – and some hospitals reach capacity
The US passed another grim milestone, even as people in some regions remain stubbornly resistant to vaccines and masking



Another confrontation involving a person refusing to wear a mask on public transit in B.C. has been posted to social media.

In the video, a man can be seen refusing to wear a mask or get off the 401 Richmond bus.



Metro Vancouver Transit Police are investigating after video uploaded to TikTok surfaced showing a woman spitting on a bus passenger, and the man retaliating by shoving her off the bus.



Harpell said the next few weeks will be key. If COVID cases and hospitalizations rise, she said there will be a greater need to protect people from the flu and keep hospitals from being impacted further.



‘Despicable’: Sydney police stop Muslim mourners from watching funerals from cars


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3000 uvaksinerte permittert


Den franske helseministeren Olivier Véran sier i et radiointervju torsdag morgen at rundt 3000 permitteringsvarsler er sendt ut til uvaksinerte ansatte ved helsesentre og klinikker i landet, ifølge AFP.

President Emmanuel Macron ga i juli beskjed til ansatte ved sykehus, sykehjem og i brannvesenet om at de ville bli permittert om de ikke hadde sørget for å få minst én vaksinedose innen 15. september, skriver NTB.


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