I was shocked to read, that our province has decided not to include paramedics with the other frontline healthcare workers, in the first rollout of Covid vaccinations.
They are the very definition of the word frontline. It is their job to go into homes, have close physical contact with patients, transport them in the ambulances, all the while exposing themselves to Covid for hours.
Whoever is making the decisions with the rollout of the vaccine in our province, needs to get some actual medical people on board to guide them, if this is what we have to look forward to going onward.
Vaccinating the whole population is going to be a massive undertaking, it will require smart planning, and many volunteers, to do it efficiently.
Have a central location in a city, where the dilution, and loading of syringes can be done in mass, have drivers quickly getting coolers of the syringes to the nursing homes, have the vaccinators in place, get the whole of the staff and residents done quickly, move to the next nursing home.
Once all of the hospital staff and the nursing homes are done, use a system of a combination of age and alphabet, to let people know when and where to show up, for their turn. I sincerely hope that there is some planning going on. I am beginning to lose faith that there actually is.
Many of us would be willing to volunteer, despite trying to find a way to do so, I’ve not been able.
Barb Heatherington, Red Deer
I cannot believe how unhinged in his rant actor Tom Cruise was on the set of his next Mission: Impossible film.
Is it a surprise to anyone that he’s been divorced three times?
Rory J. Koopmans, Edmonton