(Edited: September 13, 2020)
Most people diagnosed have mild symptoms: “Are the symptoms . . . different in children . . . ? No. . . . For many people, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like . . . flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems.” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) (accessed July 23, 2020).
Testing: Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, July 30: “. . . if you’re testing in a population that doesn’t have very much COVID, you’ll get false positives almost half the time. That is, the person actually doesn’t have COVID, they have something else, they may have nothing. . . . Testing will not actually achieve anything other than take resources away from other places they need to be” (36:30: https://youtu.be/bFMt9vedB1w).
71.5% of the COVID-19 deaths in Canada from persons age 80+, only 1 death under age of 19 (August 2, 2020) Deceased: Ages: 0-19: 1 death (0.0% of deaths), 20-29: 9 (0.1%), 30-39: 15 (0.2%), 40-49: 49 (0.6%), 50-59: 208 (2.3%), 60-69: 635 (7.1%), 70-79: 1,616 (18.2%), 80+: 6,364 (71.5%) (Figure 4: https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epidemiological-summary-covid-19-cases.html).
Deaths (August 7, 2020) “Count of deaths related to COVID-19″: Canada: 8,966. Quebec: 5,687, Ontario: 2,783, Alberta: 205, BC: 195, Nova Scotia: 64, Saskatchewan: 19, Manitoba: 8, Newfoundland: 3, New Brunswick: 2, PEI: 0, Yukon: 0, Northwest Territories: 0, Nunavut: 0 (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html).
Ten leading causes of death in Canada for 2018: Cancer: 79,536, Heart Disease: 53,134, Cerebrovascular: 13,480, Accidents: 13,290, Chronic lower respiratory: 12,998, “Flu and pneumonia”: 8,511, Diabetes: 6,794, Alzheimer’s: 6,429, Suicide: 3,811, Kidney: 3,615 (https://www.finder.com/ca/what-are-the-top-10-causes-of-death-in-canada). The number of “flu and pneumonia” deaths is comparable to the number of “COVID-19” deaths so far (August 7, 2020).
Children: “What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19? . . . While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases . . . ” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) (accessed July 23, 2020).
Health Canada approved testing of coronavirus vaccine from human fetal cell line “The vaccine candidate Ad5-nCoV uses the HEK293 cell line (https://www.hek293.com)” according to Alan Moy, M.D., founder of the John Paul II Medical Research Institute and CEO of Cellular Engineering Technologies. (May 19, 2020: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/health-canada-approves-human-trial-testing-of-coronavirus-vaccine-derived-from-aborted-fetal-cell-line).
Health Care rationing: seniors in long term care homes who became ill were kept out of hospitals: “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–a policy document that will shape life-or-death choices over which patients to prioritize if hospitals become overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.” “. . . long-term-care patients who meet specific criteria will also no longer be transferred to hospitals.”(March 29, 2020: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/03/29/ontario-developing-last-resort-guidelines-on-which-patients-to-prioritize-if-hospitals-are-overwhelmed-by-critical-covid-19-cases.html).
Hospitals were half empty! Canadians were told to isolate at home. Many were afraid to go to hospitals, or they went in at the last minute, e.g., with a ruptured appendix. There were almost 11,000 unoccupied beds in Canada and 53,000 surgeries were cancelled. Ontario’s Minister of Health estimated that 35 died waiting for cardiac surgery (“‘All of our rooms are empty’: Hospital ERs vacant during pandemic” CTVNews.ca, April 29, 2020 https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/all-of-our-rooms-are-empty-hospital-ers-vacant-during-pandemic-1.4918208).
Criminals were released “because of COVID-19”: “Judges release growing number accused of violent crimes due to COVID-19 fears” Global News, April 8, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6788223/coronavirus-prisons-inmates-released.
Weak justifications for cashlessness and fear of surfaces: “The [CDC] updated its guidance . . . to emphasize the coronavirus does not spread easily on surfaces . . .” (May 22, 2020 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-coronavirus-doesnt-spread-easily-on-surfaces-transmission-before-symptoms). The CDC restated: “may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it . . . but this isn’t thought to be the main way the virus spreads” (May 22: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0522-cdc-updates-covid-transmission.html). “Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging. . .” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html) (accessed July 23, 2020).
World Economic Forum’s Great Reset: Klaus Schwab (The Fourth Industrial Revolution), Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum: “world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies . . . the pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world . . . silver lining of the pandemic . . . how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles.” (“Now is the time for a ‘great reset’” June 3, 2020 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset).
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms refers to a “guarantee”: “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.” (https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-12.html#h-40).