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Alberta health minister lets province’s top doc take the blame for H1N1 fiasco

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No province has done a poorer job of communicating and organizing its H1N1 vaccination clinics than Alberta, which stopped administering doses over the weekend and still hasn’t put a firm date on when clinics will reopen. First, Premier Ed Stelmach and Health Minister Ron Liepert delivered competing, contradictory messages on who should queue for the vaccine. Then, Albertans followed the premier’s directive and showed up in droves to get their shots. But now, Alberta Liberal leader David Swann (who is a doctor) is calling for Liepert’s resignation and Dr. Andre Corriveau, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, insists he made all the calls. Says Liepert of Swann: “He is obviously challenging the credibility of our chief medical officers of health, and […] I find that a little offensive.”

Calgary Herald

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