CALL TO ACTION:
1. Read/familiarize yourself with the information below.
2. Copy the following summary paragraph into a new email thread:
"We request that if you are unable to provide documentation in respect of each of the five questions noted in the following link: www.jaredpilon.com/post/fight-for-our-kids,
prior to December 17, 2021, that you immediately end the use of the Restrictions Exemption Program in all City of Red Deer facilities."
3. Forward that email to the administrative staff listed below who were responsible for the implementation of the Restrictions Exemption Program in City of Red Deer facilities.
4. Please cc Jared Pilon on your email to the City using the following address: email@example.com.
Tara Lodewyk, Interim City Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent email@example.com
Sarah Tittemore, Community Services General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken McMullen, Development & Protective Services Manager email@example.com
Lisa Perkins, Corporate & Employee Services General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Bruce, Human Resources Manager email@example.com
Michelle Baer, Legal & Legislative Services Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION CITY OF RED DEER COVID-19 COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Question #1 - Please provide data that discredits the statements made by the Chief Medical Health Officer as noted below and supports your decision to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program in City of Red Deer facilities?
On August 20, 2021 Dr. Deena Hinshaw stated the following:
“We must learn to live with this virus. And how to find the right balance between preventing uncontrolled COVID-19 spread and preventing the harms that come from shutting down essential parts of our society.”
“First of all, if children are infected with COVID-19, they are more likely to be mildly sick and fewer are hospitalized.”
“Second, childhood infections, particularly in younger children, do not seem to drive community transmission…”
“Third, young children seem less likely than adults to infect others…”
Press release link: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=730658AD7221E-D462-9695-FD06088F90FA535F
Question #2 - Given the July 30, 2021 statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, please provide health data that you have relied on to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program in City of Red Deer facilities?
Quote: "Today, some of those data were published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), demonstrating that Delta infection resulted in similarly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads in vaccinated and unvaccinated people. High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus."
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krq9Op2JY3k
Press release link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0730-mmwr-covid-19.html
Question #3 - Given the September 20, 2021 comments from Chief Medical Officer of Health for Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Patty Daly, please provide the health data that you have relied on to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program in City of Red Deer facilities?
Quote: “Maybe I can answer this question briefly,” she said. “The vaccine passport requires people be vaccinated to do certain discretionary activities such as go to restaurants, movies, gyms not because these places are high risk. We’re not actually seeing COVID transmission in these settings.”
“It’s really to create incentive to improve our vaccine coverage,” she said. “The vaccine passport is for non-essential opportunities and it is really to create incentive to get higher vaccination rates.”
Question #4 - Given that the number of active COVID-19 cases is higher in those classified as "complete vaccine status" versus "unvaccinated", please provide medical justification for the continuation of the Restrictions Exemption Program in City of Red Deer facilities?
Note: data current as of December 2, 2021
Question #5 - Per CDC data, it is estimated that in excess of 50% of children have acquired and recovered from COVID-19. Please provide supporting documentation to refute the ability of COVID-19 recovered children from accessing City of Red Deer facilities?
Quote: "According to the CDC’s own data up until May 2021, it is estimated that 37% of all U.S. children have had a COVID-19 infection. This data was taken 16 months into the pandemic so extrapolating for 6 months later, it is most likely that 51% (22/16 x 37%) of all U.S. children have now had COVID-19."
Conclusion: We request that if you are unable to provide documentation in respect of each of the five questions noted above, prior to December 17, 2021, that you immediately end the use of the Restrictions Exemption Program in all City of Red Deer facilities.