1) Telecoms are expanding into every field. Telus will have access to even more of our private, personal data — now our health information can be shared widely on its “data platforms”. If Telus is so customer-driven, why can’t they ensure that everyone has access to 911 all the time? That would be one way to “proactively” manage health and wellness.
LifeWorks Inc. to be acquired by TELUS creating a global leader in employer-focused healthcare
“Customers will benefit from our team’s steadfast focus on providing exceptional customer experiences over our world-leading broadband networks, our consolidated engineering talent that will incorporate best-in-class data platform technologies to positively impact health outcomes for employees and their families, and our significantly expanded economies of scope and scale. This includes complementing LifeWorks’ international relationships with TELUS International’s proven expertise in digital transformation and client service excellence, as well as their expansive client base and delivery teams spanning 28 countries, to extend our offerings to customers well beyond Canada.
… our combined organizations, guided by a shared set of values, will provide employers with simple, convenient and effective, data-driven primary and preventive care solutions for employees and their families to proactively manage their health and wellness, including their mental health, so that they can lead their healthiest and most productive professional and personal lives.”
2) Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) has good news for World Electrosensitivity Day. I don’t know if this “win” was in Canada or not. I’ve asked and will share in the next update.
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Press release June 15, 2022: 59 year old social worker wins ‘early ill health retirement’ for disabling ‘Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)
“In relation to EHS, the Independent Registered Medical Practitioner (IRMP) report concludes: “Mrs. Burns has a medical condition that renders her permanently incapable of undertaking any gainful work. There currently are no treatments available for her condition; avoidance of emissions is the only way to significantly reduce her symptoms.” Whilst such emissions were historically presumed to be biologically inert, and are still purported to be safe by many to this day, there is now highly credible evidence to the contrary.”
There are many interesting items, including lawsuits, on PHIRE’s facebook. Please do share.
3) The utilities have long depended, in large part, on fibre optic cable as a “management tool” because it is so dependable and efficient. Now fiber is becoming critical for internet service (broadband). This realization will lead to less dependence on Wi-Fi and faster expansion of fiber.
Utilities Generate Economic Benefits from Fiber
“But fiber is now moving from a power utility management tool to something much more. “We consider broadband service an essential utility,” said Pete Hoffswell, Superintendent of Broadband Services at Holland Board of Public Works. “If the Internet service for your business goes out, you can’t run the cash register. We have downtown restaurants with a momentary internet outage, it’s a major panic.””
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet.” Gary Kovacs