All COVID-19 cases reported in Alberta are confirmed with tests. But some social media users are sharing an out-of-context video clip of the Canadian province’s top health official to falsely suggest otherwise.
COVID-19 case counts in Alberta only include cases confirmed through lab testing or a very small number of probable cases awaiting testing results, according to Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw.
Hinshaw responded by saying that because the current framework for schools for respiratory viruses does not require mandatory quarantine or close contact tracing, disclosure of a student’s positive COVID-19 test would violate privacy rules.
What people are saying?
JudyM Vax passports are working! Vax rates increased by 190% first week; 86% of eligible now with 1st dose. Some drs.(Iian Schwartz) are calling for lockdown which would derail vax’n progress since there would be little incentive for the remainder to get vax’d if places closed.
Sarah weedon@Sarahweedon27·Replying to @YourAlberta and @CMOH_AlbertaHi government, my son is in grade 6, had a confirmed neg covid test and was sick with the flu. The school reported him as having covid. What these reporters are reporting are true because of the school system mass panick for the parents.