Rural Alberta health-care providers sign letter of concern over elimination of COVID-19 measures – GLOBAL

August 10, 2021

A group of health-care providers in rural Alberta has written an open letter to residents raising concerns about the province’s changes to COVID-19 testing, isolating and tracing.

The letter is signed by a group of 11 pharmacists, physicians and nurses in Peace River, who say they are publicly expressing their “professional concerns that the risk of the COVID-19 Delta variant should not be underestimated.”

“The virus is now more easily transmitted between people, including those who are vaccinated,” the letter reads.

“As well, without widespread testing, the medical community will not be able to plan for an influx of COVID patients into hospitals until beds are already full, which impacts the care of all patients.”

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