Public health policy is complex.
But don't pretend there's no science showing masks are a helpful public health tool.
- benefits of school mandates https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2211029
- review https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2014564118
- community spread https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/09/surgical-masks-covid-19.html
This is a leader. This is what a leader does.
I gotta say this made me smile this afternoon. Whatever his faults, @JustinTrudeau makes me proud to be Canadian when he speaks this forcefully in support of diversity and inclusion. Way to go, Justin! https://twitter.com/mini_bubbly/status/1596562129938968577
The amazing @MoriartyLab rapping @TimHoustonNS over the knuckles. I didn’t realize we were this much out of bounds.
The Conservatives took over in September’21 and - poof! - NS stopped tracking excess deaths. Correlation? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-vital-statistics-data-statistics-canada-excess-mortality-1.6662612
"Nova Scotians deserve a government that does more than avoid responding to an emergency in the hopes that it will magically go away." https://twitter.com/capebretonpost/status/1595802154823983104
"Sick Nova Scotians, particularly children, are requiring emergency care at unprecedented rates. Our health care system is struggling to meet these needs. And it’s unclear whether Premier Tim Houston has even noticed," writes @ShiraLurie.
“1 in 22 will have a major cardiac event within 12months of catching covid. 1 in 5 will develop #longcovid following their infection. One American scientist says ‘we don’t know everything about long covid yet, but what we do know is downright terrifying.’” #CovidIsNotOver https://twitter.com/ABrokenBattery/status/1595717918158983168
Highlights Baroness Brinton speaking at the Long Covid debate in the House of Lords 17 Nov 2022. She describes a study that is only looking at psychological factors as "breathtaking". #longcovid #mecfs