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The Alberta Bike Swap returns to Edmonton, May 14, 2022 at 8 a.m. MacEwan University City Centre 107 Street Underground Parkade
Researchers have found that some recovered patients are left with cognitive and mental health issues including brain fog, trouble remembering words, and PTSD. Source: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cognitive-impairment-from-severe-covid-19-equivalent-to-20-years-of-ageing-study-finds Produced by Saveta Cartwright
Alberta Health Services, along with the University of Alberta, is conducting the first large-scale survey on the impacts of long COVID in the province. Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/long-covid-alberta-search-for-answers-1.6439672 Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
A new study suggests that those who refuse COVID-19 vaccines raise the risk of infection for those. Source: https://www.healthing.ca/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/vaccine-for-coronavirus/mixing-with-unvaccinated-increases-covid-19-risk-for-vaccinated-people-study Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
On Wednesday, April 20 Alberta reported a total of 6,125 covid 19 cases. 1,126 people are in the hospital with covid 19 and 43 people are in the ICU. These are all numbers reported by the government during its weekly update over a 7 day period Dr. Hinshaw on April 13 recommends masking when appropriate in indoor settings. Waste Water levels of ba.2 are high but below the ba.1 peak except in Edmonton where levels are close to the ba.1 peak according to health minister Jason copping
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The fourth round of a cross-sectional monitoring survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health in Canada in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) shows Albertans, versus the rest of Canadians, have experienced higher rates of mental health deterioration since the onset of the pandemic. A higher proportion of Albertans have increased use of substances as a way to cope during the pandemic. Source: https://cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Key-findings-summary-UBC-round-4-Final.pdf. Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
This week Alberta reported 6,181 covid 19 cases over a 7-day span. 1,053 people are in the hospital with covid 19 and 48 are in the ICU. There are 4,141 deaths to this date. This is all from April 5 to the 11th. The province also received 100,000 doses of the novavax vaccine and is available for albertans 18 years or older
Edmonton's Executive Council discusses changes to the High Level Bridge
Sanitizing device, the TESER ACT unit, kills harmful viruses and bacteria within a minute using ultraviolet light. Source: https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2022/04/new-sanitization-technology-that-kills-sars-cov-2-virus-successfully-tested-at-u-of-a.html Produced by Saveta Cartwright
This week Alberta has recorded a total of 5,549 cases between March 29 and April 4. 990 people are in the hospital and 44 are in the ICU. 30 new covid deaths have also been reported
an overview of changes to parks in Edmonton that may affect your active transportation route choices
The first weekly update of covid cases in Alberta resulted in 1900 cases (March 18-21). Dr. Hinshaw also reported that the Omicron subvariant BA.2 is not the dominant strain in the province.
Global rise in COVID-19 cases could herald a much bigger problem as some countries also report a drop in testing rates. Produced by Saveta Cartwright
The Alberta government’s budget for 2022 and 2023 will see a one point seven increase in funding, including $13 million dollars of federal funding to go towards ventilation projects in schools. Produced by Hannah Cunningham.
Last week Alberta reported a total of 2,620 cases through its daily reports. Hospitalizations as of Friday March 18th are at 966 with 62 in the ICU. Furthermore the Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping announced that the province will not limit Covid-19 reports to just once a week instead of daily reports.
China is experiencing multiple COVID-19 outbreaks. These outbreaks are caused by the omicron BA.2 subvariant, dubbed “stealth omicron”. Reporting on this subvariant in Alberta is lacking. Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
The vaccine mandate for Edmonton Public School Board staff, which came into place in October 2021, has been suspended. Produced by Hannah Cunningham.
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On Tuesday, Edmonton voted to end the mask bylaw. Source: https://www.healthing.ca/news/local-news/edmonton-city-council-mask-bylaw/wcm/96adb2f8-c6e2-4639-aa4a-bb65a6e1b7fa/ Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
Check out Canada’s first-ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults to see what a healthy 24 hours looks like for Canadian adults
Today, March 1st, marks the beginning of Alberta’s Phase 2 of moving to an endemic approach to COVID-19. On February 26th, Jason Kenney said that the “vast majority” of public health restrictions would be lifted on March 1st. This includes remaining school requirements, youth screening for entertainment and sport activities, capacity limits at large and entertainment venues, operating restrictions on bars and restaurants, all social gathering limits, and the mandatory work-from-home order. Masking will remain mandatory for high-risk settings including public transit, Alberta Health Services facilities, and continuing-care settings. For Edmontonians, the city’s mask mandate is set to remain in place until there are fewer than 100 cases of COVID-19 per one hundred thousand people for 28 consecutive days. There will be a special city council meeting on March 8th to discuss the mask bylaw. Produced by Hannah Cunningham.
This Saturday, Premier Jason Kenney will announce if the province will enter phase 2 of the easing of public health restrictions on March 1st. Source: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx Produced by Saveta Cartwright.
On Sunday February 13th, the Alberta Federation of Labor filed a request to challenge the government of Alberta’s decision to lift mask mandates in schools. This challenge was filed on the behalf of five parents with immunocompromised children. The union was also challenging the Education Minister’s announcement that schools would not be able to make their own rules to override the province’s. According to the Alberta Teachers Association, community spread of the virus has not decreased significantly, and that the union is exploring legal options. Produced by Hannah Cunningham.