Ivermectin: A useful drug, but not a treatment for COVID-19
October 12, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has been long and tiresome to say the least. We all want – and need – safe, effective therapies to help prevent more suffering and death.
Unfortunately, in the sometimes desperate search for treatments to prevent or treat COVID-19, an epidemic of misinformation has emerged around which medications are, and aren’t, effective against COVID-19.
There are several effective medications Alberta Health Services (AHS) is using to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients, but ivermectin is not one of them.
More information is available from Alberta Health Services here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/…/2021/Page16218.aspx
Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency
For a full list of restrictions please see the Alberta Government’s new COVID-19 Public Health Actions.
– Current Central Peace COVID Information –
Cases In The Central Peace
38 Active Cases In Central Peace
• Birch Hills County: 8 active
• M.D. of Spirit River: 15 active
• Saddle Hills County: 15 active
Follow the link for more info from AHS on Regional Cases:
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FIRE SEASON IN ALBERTA
Wildfire Danger Low
Fire season in Alberta began March 1st. Permits are required for all burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area.
Monitor Current Fire Bans, Wildfire Status, Smoke Conditions & Weather Alerts
- Fire Ban status in Alberta can be monitored by the smart phone app “Fire Bans” app or by visiting; https://albertafirebans.ca .
- Wildfire Status in Alberta can be monitored by the (new) smart phone app “AB Wildfire Status” app or by visiting; https://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/status-map.aspx .
- Current smoke conditions can be monitored at: https://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/current/
- Monitor Public Weather Alerts for Alberta at: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ab
- BC Wildfire Map: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/f0ac328d88c74d07aa2ee385abe2a41b
To help protect your home from wildfire, FireSmart it:
- remove flammable items that are within 5 feet of your property
- keep roof and gutters free from debris
- prune trees and shrubs regularly
- conduct a FireSmart home assessment
Talk to your neighbors about what you can do to FireSmart your community.
Learn more about how you can FireSmart your property, your community and your industry.
EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME
Make a plan. Create a kit. Stay informed.
There are various ways to stay informed of emergencies in the Central Peace and around Alberta.
- Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate emergency, where it is occurring, and what actions you nee to take. Alerts are distributed in various ways, including: radio, television, social media, RSS feed, and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. Download the app to stay informed through your mobile device.
- Wireless alerting is another tool to receive emergency alerts. Wireless public alerts are issued to cell phones within a defined geographic area. These alerts are only issued for threat-to-life situations. You can learn more at alertready.ca, and check if your phone is compatible to receive wireless alerts. Sign-up is not required as all cell-phones are automatically registered.
- Municipal sources: Be careful of the authenticity of some of the information that is being shared. It is best to use trusted municipal sources for local information
- CPREM Facebook Page
- Birch Hills County
- MD of Spirit River 133
- Town of Spirit River
- Village of Rycroft
- Saddle Hills County
- Central Peace Fire & Rescue – website … Facebook
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