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Entertainment Legendary Icon Cicely Tyson Dies at 96: "Her Power and Grace Will Be With Us Forever"

04:50  29 january  2021
04:50  29 january  2021 Source:   popsugar.com

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a hand holding a remote control: A pharmacist holds vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. © Yuki Iwamura/Reuters A pharmacist holds vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Alberta’s vaccine supply is looking like casino roulette where the house controls the bouncing ball.

And we don’t even know where the house is. Ottawa, Canada? Puurs, Belgium?

Ominously, a federal website detailing vaccine deliveries has suddenly changed.

A week ago, it regularly forecast weekly supplies of Pfizer doses. Now, only doses already delivered are recorded.

But the serial shrinkages are clear in an Alberta government list.

• Jan. 18-24: 20 per cent reduction.

• Jan. 25-31: First notified of an 80 per cent reduction, which turned into 100 per cent reduction (i.e. no shipments).

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• Feb. 1-7: First notified of a 50 per cent reduction, which has turned into 75 per cent reduction.

• Feb 8-14: First notified of a 50 per cent reduction, now expecting an 80 per cent reduction.

“The numbers always change — downward,” says one stressed government official.

None of those numbers appear on the federal website. Alberta receives them through “bureaucratic channels.” (Health Minister Tyler Shandro’s code for “I’m getting the brush-off.”)

These shortages — or absences — are caused by alterations to the Pfizer plant in Puurs, Belgium, not the looming EU decision to prohibit vaccine exports from its member countries.

That could make Canada’s COVID-19 plight far worse.

Details of the EU plan are expected to be published Friday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said a ban on exports to Canada “will be very disturbing, of course.”

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Even the talk of a ban shows Canada’s hapless dependence on the kindness of strangers.

The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, nails it when he says: “As we speak, rich countries are rolling out vaccines, while the world’s least-developed countries watch and wait.

“With every day that passes, the divide grows larger between the world’s haves and have-nots.”

a man wearing a suit and tie:  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 5, 2020. © Christopher Black/WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 5, 2020.

We don’t generally think of Canada as underdeveloped. We are, in fact, quite rich.

But we’re 20th in the world for vaccinations given. In vaccine production we’re at zero, like dozens of poor countries.

The Moderna vaccine supply is still coming in, but it’s little more than a trickle.

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In all of February, Alberta is scheduled to get just over 50,000 Moderna doses. AHS can administer that many in a week.

Hindsight acuity far short of 20-20 tells us that Canada should have maintained production facilities for vaccine. Now, we depend on Europe and the U.S., just as vaccine nationalism is setting in.

The proposed EU controls on vaccine exports threaten an escalation in international hostility.

Several people I’ve spoken to have the same instant reaction — “didn’t our young men once die to liberate those countries — including Belgium?”

Premier Jason Kenney and Shandro have been quite easy on Ottawa as vaccine supplies seemed to be ramping up.

Not anymore. The politics are now taking on a hard edge .

“For the third time this month, the federal government has notified us through bureaucratic channels that Alberta’s Pfizer vaccine allocation will be slashed yet again,” Shandro said Thursday.

“The federal government is failing Canadians.

“This is a grim situation that seems to be getting worse every week. We know that life for Canadians will not begin returning to something resembling normal until our most vulnerable are immunized.”

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He urged Ottawa to “fix this now. Anything else is unacceptable.”

a man wearing a suit and tie:  Minister of Health Tyler Shandro. © Chris Schwarz Minister of Health Tyler Shandro.

There’s also trouble brewing over Ottawa’s apparent agreement with extracting six doses, instead of five , from a Pfizer vial.

Alberta has been using some sixth doses since the start. But chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says it only works about 75 per cent of the time under ideal conditions.

This workaround should not let Pfizer — or Ottawa — off the hook for full delivery of contracted amounts.

The UCP is now in the extremely difficult spot of having to further delay business openings. Rapid vaccination was supposed to speed this along.

Albertans are controlling the spread of COVID-19 quite well. The more infectious variants of the virus are not a factor so far.

But, suddenly, spring feels a long way off.

Don Braid’s column appears regularly in the Herald

dbraid@postmedia.com

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