SHA projections predict significant spike in cases and hospitalizations
SASKATOON- In light of new information forecasting significant spikes in case rates, hospital, and intensive care admissions, Leader of the Official Opposition Ryan Meili called on Premier Scott Moe to release all modelling that informed his choice to drop all public health restrictions and take no new action since July, to provide current modelling, and to resume weekly COVID-19 briefings.
“Saskatchewan people are dealing with the catastrophic effects of an avoidable 4th wave. Yesterday the Premier was asked if he bore responsibility for Saskatchewan’s catastrophic 4th wave and again, he chose to blame others and say he was acting on advice given. We know what advice he was getting from medical health officers, Dr. Shahab and frontline care providers - act. If he’s gotten other advice that suggests his choices were anything but disastrous he should show his work,” said Meili. “We need transparency from this missing in action government.”
Internal Saskatchewan Health Authority projections predict that by September 30th, Saskatchewan could be reporting 750 cases a day with 350 people in hospital and 125 in the province’s Intensive Care Units.
“The people of Saskatchewan deserve to know how serious this crisis of inaction is. Scott Moe continues to withhold information to suit his narrative that everything’s just fine. This new modeling shows that we’re on a dangerous path that puts all of us at risk. Now, more than ever, we need to resume daily COVID-19 updates, weekly briefings from Dr. Shahab, and take urgent action now to save lives.”