|A Winnipeg-based anesthesiologist tells CBC News she felt compelled to post on social media over the weekend about the critical situation in her province to combat the messaging from anti-maskers who believe hospitals aren’t full or that public health orders aren’t necessary.
Renate Singh posted images of a recovery room at Grace Hospital that is being converted into an intensive care unit because of the demand for beds. Beyond that point, Singh is unsure where patients would be treated, and she worries urgent surgeries might have to be cancelled, which has already been happened with non-essential surgeries.
„I understand that everyone is being asked to sacrifice, but I’m literally begging you to think of us and what we will have to endure if we do not collectively kick this thing in the ass,” said Singh.
Manitoba broke its record for daily COVID-19 cases on Sunday, when the province announced 494 more people had tested positive for the virus. The total number of coronavirus deaths in the province was 162 as of early Monday afternoon, with the majority (93) occurring since the start of November.