This week, the Globe and Mail published a short article and podcast about a hospital staffing problem they believe has grown more acute during the pandemic. In fact, key staff shortages have plagued the healthcare system for years…
Analysis suggests that COVID-19 was associated with many deaths in Canada that were not classified as such…
Hostility to commonly accepted health practices does not come only from the foolish and the uniformed. The New Yorker published Sweden’s Pandemic Experiment, which shows highly educated policy makers can put more faith in hope and wishes than in science…
In the last 28 days, British Columbia has reported half the number of new Covid-19 cases as Alberta. Yet during those four weeks, more people in BC have died from coronavirus than in AB…
Wife Gwen, who’s practised as an RN for over 50 years, said much the same thing as the nurse in this Seattle demonstration. Perhaps it is time to disarm most of the police and assign nurses to train police in de-escalation techniques.
Premier François Legault has started to prepare Quebecers mentally for the gradual lifting of the province’s lockdown…
Sweden has refused to join the rest of us in a lockdown. How’s that working?
Numbers are imprecise but in normal times, 10 to 12 thousand patients are in BC Hospitals. Around 1,500 of those are discharged each day and replaced by new people needing treatment. If 75% of now vacant hospital beds were occupied and a pandemic surge occurred, the current number of empty beds would be restored within three days. Trends experienced elsewhere show there will not be a massive single day spike…
BC is doing quite well but that is at risk if people don’t follow directions of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, or if an outbreak occurs at one of the large industrial camps kept open by irresponsible companies like BC Hydro and Teck Resources.
We already knew the oil and gas business was poisoning land and water and polluting the atmosphere. Most people, including workers in the northeast gas fields, are probably unaware that people are being exposed to radioactivity as well.
The reported number of BC’s overdose deaths in 2015 was 44 per month. That number seemed appalling but now, with the death rate almost three times higher, the situation in BC has deteriorated.
Candidates were asked a simple question at an April 20 Tri-Cities campaign meeting: Do you support the privatization of our healthcare system? Liberal incumbent Linda Reimer gave a revealing answer: I do […]
British Columbia Hansard, March 1, 2016 Judy Darcy, MLA, New Westminster: Last February, we raised the latest IT failure under this Liberal government — the debacle of the clinical system’s transformation project […]
Following is one of the first articles published at this blog. From April 2009, it is updated today with information about an upcoming and unconventional addiction healing event involving Dr. Mate. * […]
Digital database incomplete, Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, April 14, 2016 An $842-million project to transfer patient health-care records to an integrated, digital database has gone off the rails after three B.C. […]
Shortly before the 2013 provincial election campaign began, BC Liberals announced a new program that was to be funded with over $100 million: GP For Me, February 22, 2013 The Province has […]
In comments on the preceding article, a subject emerged that was apart from the beginning one but is worthy of separate examination. This is another iceberg type situation: much does not meet […]
Thanks for the good wishes these past few days. Surgery on my left eye went well and the doctor’s follow-up exam indicated a good result. In fact, within 24 hours I could […]
This item first published here in September is worth republishing as the BC Liberal Gov’t takes more action against Therapeutics Initiative, a science based reviewer that troubles major pharmaceutical companies and their […]
In Liberals’ memo shows party’s delusion, Keith Baldrey takes aim at the government crowd and fires a cruise missile through the target. Actions of these minor league partisans suggest Joseph Welch’s famous […]