Dr. Vera Etches (@VeraEtches )

Dr. Vera Etches

Bio 👩‍⚕️Medical Officer of Health -Ottawa 🇨🇦 Not here 24/7 for work/life balance 🏡 Vous pouvez m’écrire en français 🇨🇦 RT/Follow ≠ endorsement | Tweets my own
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Android : Thanks to the snowplowers, shovelers, and snow-people-makers making getting outdoors for exercise easier and more joyful (and to all staying home as much as possible.)

Twitter Web App : Rabbi Bulka K - Kindness is your way of being
I - I appreciate your example
N - "Know" many @ottawahealth are thinking of you
D - Do keep writing better poetry than this

Twitter Web App : Even if you don't need to clear your child to attend school, please bring them in for #COVID19 test when there are symptoms. We've gone from 1,500 kids tested per week in December to 660 last week. Undetected virus will spread to others.
Same-day appointments available. #ottnews twitter.com/CHEO/status/13…

Twitter Web App : If we do not reduce the number of close contacts that enable COVID-19 transmission, our hospitals will not be able to maintain services, and the number of deaths will increase. This is a collective task, one where we need to support not blame each other through this darkest time.

Twitter Web App : Ottawa’s COVID-19 levels are dramatically higher since before holidays: 3X the rate of infection, highest yet – we are deep into the “Red” zone and approaching “Grey” territory; 3X the percent of tests coming back positive; 2.5X the hospitalizations; wastewater levels increasing

Twitter Web App : Just to clarify: Provincial Officials advised us that the restrictions from Pfizer had been lifted. Didn't mean to imply that the restrictions came from the Province. twitter.com/VeraEtches/sta…

Twitter Web App : recevront le vaccin dans les semaines Ă  venir dans la mesure oĂą notre approvisionnement le permettra.

Merci. (4/4)

Twitter Web App : FSLD/maisons de retraite. Grâce au groupe de travail chargé de l’administration du vaccin contre la COVID-19 dirigé par Ville dOttawa et ses partenaires, tous les résidents admissibles des FSLD d’Ottawa (3/4)

Twitter Web App : Nous pouvons enfin faire bénéficier certains de nos résidents les plus vulnérables du vaccin Pfizer qui, auparavant, ne pouvait être administré qu’à l’The Ottawa Hospital. Voilà qui est encourageant!

La pandémie affecte démesurément les résidents & travailleurs des (2/4)

Twitter Web App : Mise à jour sur la vaccination des résidents des FSLD contre la COVID-19. Les restrictions étant levées, nous pouvons maintenant administrer le vaccin Pfizer à l’extérieur de l’Hôpital d’Ottawa.

La vaccination débute aujourd’hui avec les résidents de PerleyRideauSeniors. (1/4)

Twitter Web App : LTC & Retirement Home residents/workers. Working w/the City of Ottawa-led COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force & its partners all eligible residents in Ottawa's LTC homes will be vaccinated against COVID as soon as possible, as our supplies allow.

Merci. #SteadyAsSheGoes (3/3)

Twitter Web App : today w/residents of PerleyRideauSeniors. This is the first opportunity to bring the Pfizer vaccine to some of our most vulnerable residents which previously could only be administered at The Ottawa Hospital. This is an encouraging milestone!

The pandemic disproportionately impacts (2/3)

Twitter Web App : I have an update about the rollout of the COVID vaccine to our Long Term Care residents. As an initial rollout in Ottawa, Provincial restrictions have been lifted to allow the Pfizer vaccines to be administered in locations outside the Ottawa Hospital. This rollout begins (1/3)

Twitter Web App : @ottawahealth Dear OPH communications team, your work is essential for the protection and promotion of the population's health, and appreciated, and enjoyed.
Thank you, Merci, Meegwetch!

Twitter Web App : Nous méritons tous un endroit sécuritaire pour se reposer durant les fêtes. Si tu vis de la violence à la maison et que tu habites à Ottawa ou au compté de Lanark, de l’aide est disponible #PasBienPourLesFetes (613) 704-5535 pasbienottawa.ca

Twitter Web App : We all deserve a safe place to rest this holiday season. If you’re experiencing abuse in your home and you live in Ottawa or Lanark County, there is help #UnsafeAtHomeForTheHolidays (613) 704-5535 and unsafeathomeottawa.ca.

Twitter Web App : Remember: one of the challenges with this virus is that people who have COVID-19 may not have symptoms so it is maintaining distance from others and wearing masks outside the household that will work to stop its spread.

Twitter Web App : COVID-19 signal in our citys wastewater is increasing more steeply again & Ottawas percent of tests coming back positive has jumped to 2%, signs that more of us could pass on the virus when in close contact with others. Please limit close contacts, seek testing if symptomatic.

Android : Really appreciate you made time to connect personally, Premier. Glad we share the goal of protecting the population's health. twitter.com/fordnation/sta…