Continuing with the article and CONDITION SET 2 documents:
Ontario Health published guidelines for hospital-treatment rationing on March 28, albeit not publicly
Regarding this point, I mentioned a media story on health care rationing from March 29.
I also noticed that the ICU admissions drop off for the elderly in the official Canadian COVID-19 statistics–the numbers are less than expected just by comparing the other age groups–so I think this is an indication of health care rationing: https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epidemiological-summary-covid-19-cases.html (August 2, 2020): First, look at Deceased:Ages: 0-19: 1 death (0.0% of deaths), 20-29: 9 deaths (0.1% of deaths), 30-39: 15 deaths (0.2%), 40-49: 49 deaths (0.6%), 50-59: 208 deaths (2.3%), 60-69: 635 deaths (7.1%), 70-79: 1,616 deaths (18.2%), 80+: 6,364 deaths (71.5%). Second, look at Hospitalized (11,101): 0-19: 131 (1.2% of those hospitalized), 20-29: 324 (2.9%), 30-39: 510 (4.6%), 40-49: 821 (7.4%), 50-59: 1,531 (13.8%), 60-69: 1,859 (16.8%), 70-79: 2,272 (20.5%), 80+: 3,642 (32.8%). So the number of hospitalizations labeled as “COVID-19” climbs steadily based on age. Last, compare: “Admitted to ICU” (Intensive Care Unit): 0-19: 26 (1.2%), 20-29: 84 (3.7%), 30-39: 111 (4.9%), 40-49: 222 (9.9%), 50-59: 469 (20.8%), 60-69: 552 (24.5%), 70-79: 522 (23.2%), 80+: 265 (11.8%) So, the 80+ age group is only 11.8% of those admitted to ICU. Is this normal or is it new? That seems to match the news article and the UK policy documents in the last post.
The author mentions that the triaging document had still not been released publicly and refers to the same March 29 article where the Toronto
Star reporter had been given access to the treatment-triaging document:
The provincial government has developed a “triage protocol” for doctors who may soon be forced to make ethically fraught decisions over how to ration critical care beds and ventilators . . . .
“There is a compelling need to prepare a triage system to allocate critical care resources in the event of a severe surge in demand, to be used only as a last resort,” states the document, which was published by Ontario Health, the newly created “super-agency” . . .
There is all this speculation and hand-wringing about how they’re going to run out of resources, for example:
The document acknowledges, however, that “transportation resources will become stretched in a pandemic and this will not always be possible.”
It’s part of the drama, including the references to New York and Italy and to the need for large numbers of ventilators (as if they aren’t anything but a last resort). Did they work up a huge crisis like this during SARS? No. All of this is selling a kind of package deal for the world–and that includes the policy of rationing care whenever there is some justification to do that. “Last resort” they say. But it gets us used to the justification.
I think it’s a very significant document (which as far as I know hasn’t been made public yet) and may affect life as we know it in the future:
. . . if the system enters a state of “major surge” — defined in the protocol as a system operating at 130 per cent capacity or more — . . . triage will be “imminent.” When the system hits a breaking point (. . . 200 per cent of normal capacity), triage protocols are activated . . .
It sounds very “scientific” as in science fiction movies. In other words, if there is an apocalyptic event like COVID was supposed to be (but wasn’t) then they have their machine-like rationing policies ready to go. We’re supposed to accept this totally different type of world running on totally different values about human life. That’s what we’ve been sold on–not just during COVID–but for decades.
Members of the Critical Care Society of Canada were involved in this policy document.
Treatment decisions will (“will”?) be made by “teams” so that doctors don’t have to be responsible! Is it an apocalyptic scenario or is it just a planned transition to a “sustainable” austerity economy without enough industry to support the current population–because of COVID-19 economic policies?
We shouldn’t accept any of this.
The phraseology of the people discussing this is bizarre: “heaven help us” and “in the middle of a pandemic”, etc, to justify who lives and who dies–who is thrown out of the lifeboat. But we have had a SARS outbreak before and we did OK. People survived. Things worked. Is this really the 21st century? This is the best we can do–all this scare-mongering rhetoric dressed up as “science”. It’s about control–it’s a replacement religion. “Pandemic” is this Hollywood concept. It’s like the war movies. Those scenarios aren’t a lot of fun either. Someone loves this. It’s good for terror.
The “principles” replacing older value systems are: “utility,” “proportionality,” and “fairness.” Some of these terms have numerical meanings as if a computer is going to spit out the answers–and they go along with a lot of promises about “compassionate” palliative care and not being biased in favor of social rank. Sure. So skilled marketing solves all the ethical problems humanity ever had to deal with–and helps to sell us authoritarian management of decisions about human life and who lives and who dies–because someone wants to drag us into this coming “Great Reset”, this “green” and “sustainable” “utopia” using pandemics as an excuse.
Referring to the Toronto expert:
In the meantime, he says, the general public can do its part in preparing themselves for their own worst-case scenarios.
So the public is supposed to scare themselves about the coming COVID-19 crisis which didn’t happen (we’ll see what happens in the future) and decide early on about maybe refusing “invasive” treatment for ourselves, etc. etc. (as if doctors don’t have any treatments to offer other than ventilators!?) That’s what he suggests. Exaggerations, hype, fear and terror.
And that’s the level the media and government messages have been operating at for months now as they psychologically and dictatorially tear our world down around us.
This is the key quote relevant to us:
Under the triage protocol, long-term-care patients who meet specific criteria will also no longer be transferred to hospitals.
So the triage protocol must have been in force during COVID-19 even though I don’t see how capacity was ever at “200 percent of normal” in reality. But it looks like they followed it anyway and the long term care residents were kept in their residences.