Any school child who stays home sick, and has not been tested for Covid-19, will automatically be classified as a Covid-19 case by Alberta health officials.
This will wildly inflate the number of Covid-19 cases among school children. Countless students with influenza, colds, pneumonia, and other ailments (not to mention the kids faking being sick) will be classified as Covid-19 cases in official records. Alberta Chief Health Officer Deena Hinshaw calls this “adding another layer of protection.”
You have to wonder where else this is going on.
Alberta Chief Health Officer Deena Hinshaw: Going forward, we’re counting all sick people who decline Covid tests as Covid-positive pic.twitter.com/mDZqT030Gh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 27, 2021