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André Picard is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail and author of "NEGLECTED NO MORE". I tweet about public health, health policy, and journalism.
Aug 22, 2018 7 tweets 6 min read
There are no winners in the senseless withdrawal of Saudi residents and fellows from Canadian teaching hospitals, by @picardonhealth… via @GlobeDebate Withdrawal of Saudi trainees exposes vulnerability of Canadian health care… via @CMAJ @drstanbrook #MedEd
Jul 22, 2018 15 tweets 5 min read
Please indulge me for a rare (but brief) thread of personal comments.
I was on a city bus in Copenhagen early this morning. A young man clearly suffering from mental illness was screaming angrily. Not an unusual occurrence on urban transport. Passengers ignored him. 1/ Suddenly the man rushed to the front of the bus and began viciously punching and stabbing the driver. A passenger intervened - he disarmed and subdued the man. (Turns out he used to be a police officer in Syria.) Two women in hijabs came to the bus driver's aid. /2