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It is amazing that someone expelled from her native Uganda in 1972, has been able to distinguish herself as an outstanding community member to deserve an appointment to be the 19th viceregal for Alberta. Her involvement with human rights issues, health-care concerns and immigration problems are noteworthy.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Albertans should be proud that a person, who is academically well-informed about clinical biochemistry is the lieutenant-governor. Congratulations, Salma!

Leo R. Sam, Edmonton

ICU COVID numbers don’t add up

Re. “Royal Alex ICU jammed, doctor says,” Aug. 21

An intensive care doctor says his unit is “full to the brim” because of patients with COVID-19. I’m confused because reports there are 12 COVID patients in ICU in all of Alberta and there are 43 COVID patients in all of Alberta. There are 207 ICU beds in Alberta and 25 ICU beds at the Royal Alex and 869 beds at Royal Alex. The numbers don’t make sense.

I realize this situation is serious but please stick to facts and not overstate numbers as they are easily checked.

D.M. Carter, Edmonton

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