Friday, December 4, 2020

Canadian Government data Shows Lockdowns Kill. More Deadly than COVID-19. As Deaths From Heart Disease and Cancer Fall...

 In a repetition of what was acknowledged in the John Hopkins data for the US, Canada's pandemic resulted in nearly the same outcome.... Covid-19 Miraculously Reduces Deaths From Heart Disease While Not Increasing Excess Deaths- Pandemics in History  Save for deaths due to lockdown. 

After checking the data from the first chart regarding Canada's population growth, I can tell you, yes, Canada's population has increased quite a bit in the time frame cited. 

Thanks for the heads up Brent.

Have a gander.

* Government (Canada)  data shows lockdowns more deadly than COVID-19

CALGARY: The Justice Centre  today released a Charter analysis on the impact of lockdowns on the lives of Canadians. Titled “Flying Blind,” this Charter analysis demonstrates that Canada’s federal and provincial governments have not properly and adequately considered the specific nature and the full extent of lockdown harms that result from the violations of Charter freedoms to move, travel, assemble, associate and worship.

Fewer Canadians are dying in 2020

With COVID-19 touted by politicians and chief medical officers as an unusually deadly killer that everyone should fear greatly, one might expect an increase in death rates amongst Canadians. But in fact, deaths for the period from January 1 to August 31, compared for 2016 through 2020, show that fewer Canadians are dying in 2020 than in 2019, even while Canada’s population grows.

All deaths Canada 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 26,690 24,740 26,195 23,920 24,445
Feb 21,395 23,460 24,225 23,280 28,515
Mar 21,870 22,340 28,620 28,300 22,815
Apr 26,025 26,615 21,940 22,095 25,515
May 19,960 20,445 20,975 21,605 29,540
Jun 19,035 19,615 25,265 25,630 19,740
Jul 23,670 24,460 19,905 20,405 18,745
Aug 19,215 19,460 19,700 25,065 17,375
8-month total 177,860 181,135 186,825 190,300 186,690

FYI Canadas' population growth the past few years

  • The current population of Canada in 2020 is 37,742,154, a 0.89% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Canada in 2019 was 37,411,047, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Canada in 2018 was 37,074,562, a 0.93% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Canada in 2017 was 36,732,095, a 0.96% increase from 2016.

Definitely less deaths in a larger population. Hm?

Mortality rates by age group are unaffected by COVID-19, and fewer Canadians are dying since this virus arrived in Canada:
Fewer Canadians dying of cancer, heart disease, stroke and flu

Government data and statistics also record fewer people dying of cancer, heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke, pneumonia and flu, since the arrival of COVID-19 in Canada. (view the data at link)

As 8,795 deaths with COVID-19 were recorded, there were 10,295 fewer deaths ascribed to cancer, heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke, pneumonia and influenza.

“Government records indicate that deaths from cancer, heart diseases, lung diseases, stroke, pneumonia and influenza have dropped by more than 10,000 during the first eight months of 2020, and are at their lowest point in years,” states Justice Centre President John Carpay.

A familiar, but, unexplainable phenomena in the real world Defying all common sense, in the real world. Though I do understand that this can be accomplished by recategorizing cancer, heart disease and others as Covid- Just like in the US.

Deaths resulting from over 200,000 cancelled surgeries

On September 1, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a study estimating that by June 13, Ontario alone had accumulated a backlog of 148,000 procedures(1) that would take 84 weeks to clear. In October, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada released a Report which compared the number of surgeries performed during the last two weeks of March 2020 with the equivalent period of time in 2019 and estimated that during that two-week period alone, there were 73,500 fewer surgeries performed, year over year.(2) According to a report by Ontario’s own Financial Accountability Office, as of April 22, an estimated 52,700 hospital procedures had been cancelled in Ontario due to the coronavirus pandemic. This report(3) further predicted that for every week that the COVID-19 outbreak continued, a further 12,200 procedures would be delayed.

In April, the University Health Network in Ontario released a study(4) suggesting that after just six weeks into a ten-week shutdown of what were said to be non-essential surgeries, as many as 35 cardiac-care patients might have died after their heart surgeries were cancelled to free up beds for the anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients(5) (which never came). The Network reported that in April 2020, in addition to fewer cardiac surgeries, there were 38 per cent fewer cancer surgeries, 73 per cent fewer vascular surgeries, 81 per cent fewer transplant surgeries, 94 per cent fewer pediatric surgeries and 96 per cent fewer other adult surgeries compared with April 2019.(6) Health Minister Christine Elliott expressed regret over the 35 reported deaths, but said that Ontario’s actions during the pandemic (had) saved thousands of lives.(7)

Those deaths in Ontario were covered here at the time they were mentioned by the Ford government

“How many more Ontarians died, in addition to the 35 deaths admitted, because of cancelled surgeries, which did not resume until the end of May?” asks Carpay.

Every quarter, Ontario performs about 3,100 breast-cancer surgeries. Like any serious surgical intervention, every one of these surgeries should be considered medically necessary. But in the first quarter of 2020, only 2,266 breast-cancer surgeries were performed as Ontario cleared out hospitals to make way for a wave of COVID-19 sufferers that never came.

“Did the Government of Ontario know, consider, or try to find out what the consequences would be, for the roughly 850 women whose essential surgery was delayed for at least two months?” asks Carpay.

Media have reported on individual deaths where surviving family members were willing to go public with their stories. For example:

  • In Medicine Hat, Alberta, 46-year-old Jerry Dunham died of heart failure shortly before Father’s Day, leaving behind two grieving daughters ages six and eight, because an operation to install a defibrillator was cancelled as part of the government’s lockdown measures.(8)
  • Jasmine Yang, 60, was a Surrey woman whose scheduled surgery to treat ovarian cancer was deferred when British Columbia cancelled non-emergency surgeries such as hers.  She died two days before she was due to be treated in a rescheduled operation.(9)
  • In Surrey, Chris Walcroft, a 50-year-old father of two, died on April 15 after a scheduled surgery to prepare his kidney for dialysis was cancelled the day before he was to receive it.(10)
  • In Ottawa, Martin Hawdur, 70, died after an aortic aneurysm ruptured.  Diagnosed at the end of November of 2019, he was told surgery was “crucial” and that the operation would take place as soon as it could be arranged.  On February 28, 2020, he was told the surgery would be in April. On March 15, as part of the lockdown measures, the Ontario government ordered all hospitals to curtail “elective” (non-emergency) surgeries. He died May 14. His surgery had still not been scheduled.(11)
  • Aaron Ogden of Yorkton, SK died in a few weeks after his scheduled CT scan was cancelled August 2020.(12) He was only 19.

Additional deaths from suicide

Every year, approximately 4,000 Canadians commit suicide(16), one third of them aged 45-59. Lockdown measures introduced in March of 2020 increased unemployment from 5.6% in February to 13.7% by May, putting and put 2.7 million Canadians out of work.(17)

In a pre-COVID study at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, Professor Ron Kneebone provided a precise estimate of the all-Canada link between unemployment and suicide: “A one percentage point increase in the unemployment rate increases the suicide rate by 2.1 percent.”(18) The 8.1% increase in Canada’s unemployment rate, multiplied by 2.1, means a 17% increase in the suicide rate. That in turn would equate to 680 additional deaths over the course of a year, based on the established rate of 4,000 suicides per year.More significantly, these likely 680 additional suicides would only be those related to unemployment.

Millions of Canadians have been cut off from meaningful connections with friends, family members, team-mates in a sports league, co-religionists at houses of worship, and a multitude of fun interactions in various recreational activities and entertainment pursuits. There is no reason to doubt that lockdown measures have driven vulnerable Canadians to kill themselves, apart from the factor of rising unemployment.

Death from accidental drug overdoses

Since the lockdown began, opioid use has soared.

In British Columbia(19) between January 1 and August 31, 2020, 1,068 people died of opioid poisoning, a 51.9% increase over the same period in 2019. Most of the increase came between April and August.  Meanwhile, only 208 British Columbians died with COVID-19 during this eight month period, less than one fifth of the number of opioid deaths.(20)

In Alberta(21), between January 1 and June 30, 2020, 449 people died of opioid poisoning, a 47.2% increase over the same period in 2019 when 305 died. The greatest increase in opioid deaths (307) came in the months of April through June.(22)

In June of 2020, Ontario’s Chief Coroner announced a 25% increase in suspected drug-related deaths in the province between March and May 2020, compared to the monthly median reported in 2019. Numbers from other provinces are not yet available. Federal government numbers on national trends during the second quarter (April to June) were not yet available at time of publication.

Hospitals not overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients

Flying Blind sets forth government data and statistics showing that COVID-19 patients were using 2,207 hospital beds as of November 16, in the context of 91,325 hospital beds in Canada: only 2.4% of the beds. The remaining 97.6% of hospital beds are available for more COVID-19 patients and all patients. The same applies to ICU capacity, of which COVID-19 patients were using less than 10%.

Canadian hospitals and emergency wards are frequently overwhelmed by large numbers of patients; “hallway medicine” was already a serious problem long before COVID-19 arrived.

“Politicians appear to be relying on an assumption that, despite higher-than-ever levels of spending on government health care monopolies, it is somehow impossible for the health care system to increase the number of beds and ICU spaces,” states Carpay.

there is more at the opening link placed , again, directly below. For your convenience.

* Government (Canada)  data shows lockdowns more deadly than COVID-19

The deaths from overdoses and suicides have been covered here already..

Stats Can Concludes " No Clear Evidence of Excess Mortality Because of Covid-19 Pandemic" Opioid Pandemic 

 Related- June 2020: “Excess Deaths” Reported in Alberta and British Columbia Not Linked to Covid

 From earlier today: 

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