Alberta ER doctor says hospital capacity crisis was ‘created,’ has nothing to do with COVID-19
The problem has been going on for six years, Dr. Gary Davidson says.
(LifeSiteNews) – An emergency room physician from Alberta has claimed that the hospital capacity crisis in his province was “created,” is nothing new, and is not from COVID-19 patients.
“We have a crisis, and we have a crisis because we have no staff, because our staff quit, because they’re burned out, they’re not burnt out from COVID,” said Dr. Gary Davidson who works as an emergency doctor in Red Deer.
“So, it has nothing to do with COVID, it’s been going on for six years, and it was created.”
Davidson was speaking to a large crowd in central Alberta, and made the comments on September 18, according to media reports. The video circulating online of Davidson’s comments is just over six minutes in length.
“And the day before I lockdown, I texted one of my political friends and I said, we [Alberta] must be heading into lockdown because the numbers are starting to droop,” Davidson said in the video.
“As soon they droop, they put us in lockdown, so it looks like a lockdown fixed everything, and they’ve done this every time,” he continued. “I know, because I see the numbers. And so, you know that if you’re into one and a half days or two days into a droop, you’re going to have a lockdown because it gets better then, of course, it fixed it.”
Despite previously promising his province would be open “for good,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney introduced a COVID-19 vaccine passport last week. He has also enacted new rules banning “unvaccinated” people from gathering in their private homes.
As it stands today in Alberta, 1,058 people are in hospitals attributed to COVID-19, with 226 in intensive-care units (ICU). Daily COVID cases, however, have seemed to flatlined in recent days. Alberta has 106 acute care hospitals with a total bed capacity of around 8,500.
Doctor: Healthcare crisis created “years ago”
“And so, my last shift was very slow. There’s been slow and quick days, but it definitely slowed down,” Davidson said of his own frontline experience.