Perhaps he should take his own September 21 advice, and listen to the medical community scrambling to prevent a collapse of Saskatchewan’s health system:
- “Highest surge ever with staffing pressures in all sectors is combining to create the toughest wave in Saskatchewan, yet.” – SHA Physician Town Hall, January 13th
- “If you were going to get in a car accident today, heaven forbid, I have nowhere to put you.” - Shelby Hatchen, nurse at RUH
- “It's going to crash kind of all at once, and it's going to be really, really challenging to manage.” - Dr. Alex Wong, infectious disease specialist
- “The situation we have now is unsustainable…[w]e need them to stop watching and start acting.” - Bashir Jalloh, nuclear medicine technologist & CUPE 5440 President
- “We really need to minimize our non-essential contacts in the next two to four weeks. That is going to be critical.” - Dr. Saqib Shahab, Chief Medical Health Officer
While the Premier heeds neither alarms from the front lines nor the writing on the wall, Saskatchewan people’s lives are at risk.