(As of September 18, 2020, I noticed some of the docs from thebao.ca website were removed. I might have some of them. Let me know what you’re looking for.)
Now we’re going to tackle the last set of references in the article:
CONDITION Set 3
The three sets of conditions that the author lays out in her article represent the policies that can enable high death rates in care homes in Ontario.
Condition Set 1 is the broad definitions of novel-coronavirus infections and outbreaks, which we covered.
Condition Set 2 is the brand new (from March) hospital-care rationing guidelines we covered.
Condition Set 3 has to do with the new rules surrounding death certificates and removal and disposition of bodies.
I’ve already highlighted some of the topics in Condition Set 3, but I want to lay out all the references here.
People are misled if they believe that “old news” doesn’t matter. Crimes and misdeed are always in the “past.” Every day that goes by, past wrongs are wiped away as our attention is directed to new information. The hijacking of our TIME is part of the control system of propaganda.
Just because we are focused on something for a few minutes doesn’t mean it is going to make a difference. We should all know better, but I think we act like someone is going to do something with information just because it is “out there.” No, nobody is going to do anything unless you push someone to do something or do it yourself.
We can count on this event or something similar happening again though. We should realize that most people aren’t aware of hardly any relevant information that will stick with them. So, please grab these files and links and hold on to them.
And if you want to focus on the whole world and only think of the whole world (like the things that happened in New York) because you think that’s more important than Ontario, then that’s part of the mind control too. Nobody can focus on the whole world or every fleeting moment. That’s no kind of focus at all. Anyone dealing with this flood of information during COVID can understand the overwhelming and discouraging nature of it.
We want this information to have consequences so we want to understand it and share it. It means you are consciously aware of it, actively think of it and hold on to it.
And there are a couple of other related and important topics we need to take the same approach with as you might realize.
But send this information to officials and confront them with it. Share it with others. Explain it to them. Do something with it.
On April 9 the Chief Coroner for Ontario, Dr. Dirk Huyer, released the new “expedited death response” which is discussed further in this earlier article by Rosemary Frei:
(Fog around Covid-19 made thicker by new Ontario rules for handling deaths | Rosemary Frei | 11 May 2020 | SOTT)
A couple of alt media links:
(COVID 19 is a Statistical Nonsense Iain Davis | off-guardian.org | May 5, 2020)
(Covid19 Death Figures “A Substantial Over-Estimate” Kit Knightly | off-guardian.org | April 5, 2020)
I’m going to number the official and mainstream references from this article first (SOTT). We’ve covered some of these before:
3.1 Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) document:
Q&A Managing Resident Deaths in Long-Term Care (LTC) Sector (https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-LTC-April-13.pdf)
This one deals with LTC homes.
3.2 This other OCC document deals with hospital deaths: Q &A Expedited Death Response Team-Hospitals (https://bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-Hospitals-April-13.pdf)
Does the EDRT only work with COVID-19 deaths? No –During the COVID-19 outbreak period the EDRT will manage all natural deaths in hospital.
Note the section on how cause of death is determined. There are a lot of points in this document of interest.
3.3 Expedited Death Report Form for Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) Completion of Medical Certificate of Death (https://bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Expedited-Death-Report-Form-Hospital.pdf)
Note the way in which COVID-19 is checked off or not.
Note the original extreme death prediction for Ontario:
Over the course of the pandemic, between 3,000 and 15,000 deaths related to COVID-19 are predicted with current public health measures in place, compared to a total projected 100,000 deaths if no action were taken.
Even the mitigated situation with the 15,000 higher limit for Ontario turned out to be completely off-base even if we take the official statistics at face value (which we don’t because we know they were inflated people dying of other causes as we discussed – there are many people dying every day normally).
But the 100,000 deaths prediction had no reality to it whatsoever as we discovered, and those types of numbers are what this whole event was based on.
Their assertion that the extreme rights-eliminating isolation measures reduced these deaths and were therefore successful is a clever mental bind that they knew people would cling to in order to justify this abuse and avoid having to face up to the truth. That’s why it was framed this way in the Imperial College formula that all these countries–including Canada–were going along with–because they were told to.
This document shows the cases had peaked.
This is interesting because of the visitation rules described (and changes) relating to funerals and cremations.
3.7 According to the author’s SOTT article, the new rules were not at the following websites:
Office of the Chief Coroner (original link: https://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/DeathInvestigations/office_coroner/coroner.html) (Ministry of the Solicitor General)
Ontario Coroners Association
Ontario Hospital Association
Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Nurses’ Association
Ontario Long Term Care Association
3.8 The new rules were only at the BAO: Bereavement Authority of Ontario: Coroner’s Documents to Hospitals and LTC
From the SOTT article:
The Chief Coroner for Ontario also hosted webinars April 9-12, 2020, on the Expedited Death Response (EDR) for hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities, as part of a systematic process to assist in responding to a potential surge in COVID-19 related deaths.
There are many changes to the rules on this BAO page (3.8). You can see all the new COVID-19 rule terminology like “Expedited Death Response (EDR)” and “MRDR” as in “Messaging Family Caregiver_MRDR”:
I’ve tried to list all of these. Save copies. Many of them could be studied further.
3.8.1 Electronic Transfer of Medical Certificates of Death and Warrants to Bury a Body of a Deceased Person (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CoronerElectronicMCOD_ap14_2020.pdf)
3.8.2 Flowchart: Electronic Completion of a Medical Certificate of Death (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Electronic-Medical-Certificates-of-Death-Process-Map.pdf)
3.8.3 Expedited Death Response (EDR) in Hospitals (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EDR-Hospital-process-sheetA13.pdf)
3.8.4 Expedited Death Report Form (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Expedited-Death-Report-Form-Hospital.pdf)
3.8.5 Webinar: Expedited Death Response in hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Expedited-Death-Response-in-Hospital-Webinar-Slide-Deck.pdf)
Presented by: Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario and General Inspector of Anatomy
Date: April 9-12, 2020
3.8.6 Family/Caregiver Messaging Document (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Messaging_FamilyCaregiver_EDR.pdf)
3.8.7 Q&A Expedited Death Response Team-Hospitals (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-Hospitals-April-13.pdf)
3.8.8 Using the OCC-OFPS Secure Web Form to Securely Submit Documents (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Secure-Web-Form-Instruction-Guide.pdf)
3.8.9 Managing Resident Deaths in Long-Term Care (LTC) during COVID-19 (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/LTC-process-sheetA13.pdf)
3.8.10 Webinar: Managing resident deaths in Long-Term Care during COVID-19 outbreak (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Managing-Resident-Death-in-LTC-Slide-Deck.pdf)
Presented by: Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario and General Inspector of Anatomy
Date: April 9-12 2020
3.8.11 Managing Resident Deaths Report Form – Long-Term Care Homes (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Managing-Resident-Deaths-and-IPDR-Form_LTC.pdf)
3.8.12 Family/Caregiver Messaging Document (for “MRDR team”) (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Messaging_FamilyCaregiver_MRDR.pdf)
3.8.13 Q&A Managing Resident Deaths in Long-Term Care (LTC) Sector (https://thebao.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-LTC-April-13.pdf) (mentioned above)
3.8.14 BAO COVID-19 Info Index Here are a lot of directives, notices and changes to them, maybe to look at further if you want. I just picked out a couple of them here:
3.8.14 (a) They ended the EDR (the new policies) for hospitals and for care homes (June 17 and June 30), so you can see what happened and how they went back to what seems to be normal:
. . . hospitals will no longer send EDR forms to the OCC in order to obtain a Medical Certificate of Death (MCOD).
Please remember that a hard copy of the MCOD must now be prepared by hospitals for funeral homes, as electronic copies from the OCC Team will no longer be provided.
The timeframe and processes for hospitals and families selecting and contacting a funeral home will return to practices that existed prior to the EDR. Unless there is an outbreak at a hospital, funeral homes will return to their regular processes for transferring deceased patients.
So it looks like many things (or maybe everything) returned to normal–except that it seems likely to me that whenever there is another outbreak declared, they are prepared to change back to the special procedures (Expedited Death Response).
Same with LTC/care homes:
3.8.14 (b) Notice to the Profession: Expedited Death Response ends for LTC
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) and the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCC) are discontinuing the Expedited Death Response (EDR) for long-term-care facilities (LTC), effective 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30.
This means the transfer of decedents from LTC facilities returns to local processes in place prior to the start of the EDR on April 14. . . .
The timeframe and processes for LTCs and families selecting and contacting a funeral home also return to local practices, unless there is an outbreak at an LTC facility.
The OCC Team is informing LTC facilities that a paper Medical Certificate of Death (MCOD) must be prepared by the LTC facility for funeral homes, as funeral homes will no longer be receiving electronic copies from the OCC Team.
Managing Resident Deaths Report (MRDR) forms should no longer be sent to the OCC to obtain an MCOD. The MRDR forms should no longer be used to report decedents with no next-of-kin. The responsibility for this process returns to LTC facilities.
The BAO and the OCC thank funeral home and transfer staff, who responded very effectively to the need for an Expedited Death Response ensuring there would be no mass storage of decedents awaiting funerals and dispositions during the initial surge of COVID-19 in the province.
So you see the justification presented for making these changes.
And the damage was done as discussed in the last post. Supposedly it was all good intentions.
In a normal society, we try to follow the best method or a standard method, or a tradition based on principles that we learn. I think this relates to cybernetics. In a dictatorship, there are all sorts of options–method A – tell the humans to do A, or method B – tell the humans to do B. Then there is C, or D, etc. All sorts of choices for being “creative” with forms, documents and procedures, for playing fast and loose.
Treat us like machines who follow machine instructions. Sometimes we are even told (actually often) that we shouldn’t be like dinosaurs–we need to adapt and evolve to whatever BS is thrown at us.
The dictatorship is anxiety-creating, but in a sense it’s easier because you just have to do what you’re told and not think. What’s so hard about that? One day, 2+2 is 4 and the next day it isn’t.
There may be corruption going on but you’re not supposed to worry about anything important like that. You’re just supposed do what you’re told. That’s what money is for after all–to make you do things–do whatever you’re told and not worry about right and wrong. That’s why you’re paid–so you can eat (paid by whoever it is running your life, the mysterious “society”). Human beings are here to operate like machines who follow instructions. We are paid money and we “just do our job” and then we are happy, or we’re told we’re happy (Bertrand Russell). And that’s good enough for us slaves. We should just get used to it.
Not enough obedience going on! Not enough submission to “science” and “experts.” How do you tell an expert or an “authority”? Well, they’re on TV or in the mainstream media telling you what to think. So therefore you should just think the same way and do what they say.
Continuing with references from the SOTT article:
3.9 Long-term care, hospital staff in Ontario now responsible for putting bodies in bags | April 16, 2020 | toronto.ctvnews.ca
This news article describes some of the COVID / EDR policies.
3.10 Coroner orders sweeping changes to avoid ‘sad scenes’ like those in Italy, U.S. | April 21, 2020 | www.cbc.ca/news
In Ontario, grieving families now have as little as 1 hour to settle on a funeral home
[1h is for the hospitals, 3h for the LTC homes.]
The changes, which came into effect last week, will apply to most deaths in Ontario, not only to those resulting from COVID-19.
. . . Autopsies will no longer be performed on someone who is suspected to have died from COVID-19 unless there is another factor “of great significance,” such as a homicide.
This is significant:
“We don’t know if there is a potential way that transmission could occur after death,” Huyer said.. ..
So, scientifically, is there any basis for the extra precautions with the body? What happens with other infectious diseases under normal circumstances?
Brazeau said the BAO is recommending families consider cremation right now, but said embalming “is still a perfectly legitimate … way to go . . .”
I don’t remember reading that in the documents so it is maybe something additional.
3.11 WHO (World Health Organization) INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR CERTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (CODING) OF COVID-19 AS CAUSE OF DEATH (originally: https://www.who.int/classifications/icd/Guidelines_Cause_of_Death_COVID-19-20200420-EN.pdf?ua=1#page=1&zoom=auto,-72,792) | 20 April 2020
These are the WHO guidelines which we went over earlier, but here I will just quote part of it:
2.DEFINITION FOR DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19
A death due to COVID-19 is defined for surveillance purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness, in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID disease (e.g. trauma). There should be no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between illness and death.
A death due to COVID-19 may not be attributed to another disease (e.g. cancer) and should be counted independently of preexisting conditions that are suspected of triggering a severe course of COVID-19.
The WHO document indicates that anyone who had tested positive before death (if there was no recovery) were put down as COVID-19 (the tests can give false positives almost half the time). Or else they were assumed to be infected because they had some symptoms, or else others in the facility had tested positive.
In many situations, before COVID-19, I suspect it was completely the opposite. I commented on an older death certificate training manual in an earlier post and how one of the examples involved breast cancer being put down as the cause of death because it led to pneumonia. You can see how a doctor following the new WHO guidelines would be inclined not do that if there was a positive test result or any sign of the broad list of symptoms that could be blamed on “COVID.” It says a “death due to COVID-19 may not be attributed to another disease (e.g. cancer)” but how is the distinction made? Look at the breast cancer example in the older training manual.
The new rules are there to inflate the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19. We wouldn’t have to obsess over these details–as the media wants us to–unless we were being lied to. We shouldn’t have to have our lives put on hold and minds filled up with fear-mongering contradictory nonsense. There is another reason for all of this. Something is being taken from us.
3.12 Ontario Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Document | Version 4.0- June 11, 2020
(This one was revised, the SOTT article was written in May)
This screening tool is based on the latest COVID-19 case definitions and the Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports published by the World Health Organization.
Once the person has been screened as positive (answered YES to a question), additional COVID-19 screening questions may discontinue.
The screening questions (in this June 11 version anyway) just seem so all-encompassing and of course more people are aware of this now. Each question could potentially catch anybody in my opinion.
Q2: Did the person travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
Q3: Has the person tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 without wearing appropriate PPE?
Q4: Does the person have any of the following symptoms? •Fever •New onset of cough •Worsening chronic cough •Shortness of breath •Difficulty breathing •Sore throat •Difficulty swallowing •Decrease of loss of sense of taste or smell •Chills •Headaches •Unexplained fatigue/malaise/muscle aches (myalgias) •Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain •Pink eye (conjunctivitis) •Runny nose or nasal congestion without other known cause
That list of symptoms is outrageous. Each of those could be caused by something else other than COVID-19.
Yes, there are doctors, speaking out, but so many people, including doctors, are naive, afraid, seduced or brainwashed.
Then there is an extra list of symptoms for those over 70:
Q5: If the person is 70 years of age or older, are they experiencing any of the following symptoms? •Delirium •Unexplained or increased number of falls •Acute functional decline •Worsening of chronic conditions
Same problem or question. Why are those attributed to COVID-19?
Just looking at the big picture for a second, there has never been this level of scrutiny regarding one single disease for so long. That’s why I say this is a special event with a special purpose. There were media (and WHO) events in past years that had the same odor to them.
If response to ALL of the screening questions is NO: COVID Screen Negative
If response to ANY of the screening questions is YES: COVID Screen Positive
So, the author pointed out there could no autopsies (as mentioned in an earlier news article) because the deaths are considered natural. And the new rules seem to not make it possible to remove fluid or tissue for further examination.
The author, in her SOTT article, explains that
Much of this runs contrary to recommendations released just nine months ago as part of the formal report by the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-term Care Homes System.
3.13 This is the document:
Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System
The Honourable Eileen E. Gillese Commissioner
(Introductory letter is signed July 31, 2019)
It was also called the Wettlaufer inquiry.
I’m continuing to quote from the SOTT article:
Registered nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer was given a life sentence for murdering eight people, attempting to kill several others and committing aggravated assault against another two. All but two of her victims were LTCH residents.
Among the report’s recommendations relevant to carefully documenting the circumstances of death are 50 to 61.
The recommendations basically give everyone involved a chance to give input or feedback on the death of a patient at a long term care home. Some of the recommendations were implemented.
And then COVID-19 policies just did the complete opposite with the bodies being covered up and rushed away as quickly as possible–and with the death certificate being signed remotely. It’s just absurd.
. . .the new COVID-19 procedures keep the original one-page IPDR and add a two-page form called the Managing Resident Deaths Report (MRDR) . . .
3.14 Managing Resident Deaths Report Form – Long-Term Care Homes (https://bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Managing-Resident-Deaths-and-IPDR-Form_LTC.pdf)
Much of this document obviously focuses on COVID-19. It just seems like a leading question or point that’s inappropriately emphasized, since we know that there are many causes of death other than COVID-19.
It is the POLITICIZATION of medicine in other words.
Why aren’t they taking an interest in other diseases and illnesses? There are 365 days in a year. Why not spend at least a day concerned about tuberculosis?
(https://www.who.int/tb/global-report-2019: 1,500,000 deaths in 2018)
The SOTT article continues:
A MRD Team at the care home fills out both forms within a few hours of the death. The team members often are not present either at the time of death or during the previous day or days leading up to the death.
A member of the team electronically submits the IPDR and MRDR to the OCC, which immediately transcribes that information onto an electronic MCOD. The OCC then transmits it to the funeral home. The OCC does not share the MCOD with the care home.
Just mentioning all that as a summary.
3.15 Electronic Transfer of Medical Certificates of Death and Warrants to Bury a Body of a Deceased Person (https://bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CoronerElectronicMCOD_ap14_2020.pdf)
The SOTT article:
Ontario’s Vital Statistics Act was altered sometime before April 6 to allow death-registration documents to be transmitted via fax or a ‘secure electronic method’ by coroners, funeral directors and division registrars (municipal clerks). The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and the OCC then create electronic versions of the MCOD and the burial permit.
Quoting from the above document:
On April 6, 2020, the Deputy Registrar General sent notification of the ability for electronic transmission of death registration documents via fax or secure electronic method. An amendment was made to Regulation 1094 of the Vital Statistics Act adding section 49.1 to permit coroners, funeral directors and division registrars (municipal clerks) to copy the medical certificate of death in order to enable electronic transmission of medical certificates of death by coroners to funeral directors and the Office of the Registrar General.
I think there are huge holes in the system and room for endless abuses with this change from a paper certificate with strict rules (as we discussed earlier with the training handbook for death certificates) to allowing electronic transmission of death certificates.
Research: determine the date at when this change was made to the Vital Statistic Act regulations, and quote the full text. What was the justification?
Someone can’t just change the regulations to make guidelines like that disappear. The death certificate was supposed to accompany the body, etc. Laws like that are obviously meant to guard against corrupt activities! That’s the point.
3.16 Everything was rushed.
Quoting from the Q&A for hospitals (https://bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-Hospitals-April-13.pdf):
What if the attending clinician completes the Medical Certificate of Death (MCOD)?
Engagement with the OCC Team is not necessary if the clinician completes the MCOD within one hour.
How quickly should the EDRT complete the EDR [Expedited Death Report (https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Expedited-Death-Report-Form-Hospital.pdf) (3.3, 3.8.4) ] and send it to the OCCTeam?
•Within minutes, not hours. This process should be completed within one hour.
The SOTT article:
When the OCC receives the MRDR and IPDR from an LTCH, or an Expedited Death Report from a hospital, the OCC staff use this information to complete the MCOD. They then transmit it to the funeral home.
3.17 Next, someone at the funeral home completes the Statement of Death. It does not list the cause of death.
The funeral home quickly sends via encrypted email or fax the completed Statement of Death and the MCOD to the local municipality, which then issues a burial permit.. . .
Approximately one week later the local municipality electronically transmits the MCOD to the Office of the Registrar General of Ontario.
There is more information in the article about how this death registration information is considered personal and is not available publicly. The information is shared with the provincial and federal vital statistics offices. The aggregated data are not available for a year at least.
There were eight webinars April 10 to 12 where the BAO explained the procedures (3.8) to
more than 1,000 people from the LTCH, hospital and funeral-home sectors
The author points out that the presentations (see the webinar documents and Q&A’s) emphasized moving the bodies quickly to the funeral homes, and to arrange burial or cremation as soon as possible.
The reason given was an expected surge in hospitalizations and crowding, but the opposite happened.
3.18 There never was any overburdening of Ontario’s healthcare system with COVID-19 cases
Hospitals were far less busy than normal!
CTV News: All of our rooms are empty’: Hospital ERs vacant during pandemic
3.19 Empty hospital beds and surgeries cancelled: Thousands of surgeries cancelled despite empty Ontario hospital beds: FAO
April 28, 2020
3.20 Ontario Health Sector: A Preliminary Review of the Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospital Capacity
Apr 28, 2020 | FAO Financial Acountability Office of Ontario
The FAO estimates that in the lead-up to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Province had 906 acute care beds, 357 critical care beds, and 356 critical care beds with ventilators that were unoccupied (i.e., available).
By April 14, the Province and Ontario hospitals had taken measures that made available an additional 9,349 acute care beds, 2,077 critical care beds and 2,075 critical care beds with ventilators, including:
*Cancelling elective surgeries and other measures taken to free-up existing beds (including moving existing hospital patients to alternative places of care) resulted in the availability of 7,849 acute care and 585 critical care beds (583 with ventilators).
. . .
. . .
As of April 23, there were approximately 9,345 unoccupied acute care and 2,191 unoccupied critical care beds.
So there was a shut down of health care. There was a health care rationing exercise on a huge scale.
3.21 Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures | May 7, 2020
The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19. . . .
So that’s what they had done prior to that.
3.22 Back to this Q&A for LTCs (3.1) (https://secureservercdn.net/188.8.131.52/bcb.92b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/QA-LTC-April-13.pdf)
The author (in the SOTT article) note a red flag on page 2:
If a death requires a coroner investigation, do we leave the deceased resident in their room in the LTC facility?
•No. Regardless of whether a death requires a coroner investigation, the movement of the resident to the funeral home by the funeral service provider will proceed.
So there appears to be no opportunity for an objective examination.
The LTC Q&A emphasizes the words “timely,” “prompt”, “facilitate” and “efficient”
Ensure the family member who has the necessary legal authority contacts the funeral home immediately after providing the information to the MRDT
The MRDT should also call the funeral home to let them know that the family will be in contact, to expect their call, and to facilitate prompt transfer of the deceased resident
Changes being introduced should result in a more efficient process for managing resident deaths in long-term care homes.
The MRDT is a dedicated resource individual (or team) in each long-term care (LTC) facility assigned to provide efficient, proactive, and respectful disposition of the deceased during the COVID-19 outbreak.
3.23 Next reference in the main article:
COVID-19 Command Table COVID-19: Modelling and Potential Scenarios | April 20, 2020
These radical policy changes were launched based on these mathematical models, using the justification that there were going to be a shortage of beds in hospitals and an overflow of bodies in the morgues due to a huge surge of deaths, but this was not based on any reality. Instead these COVID-19 policies themselves created a tragic situation in the care homes–and also consequences for many others, for example, those who did not get needed medical treatments because the hospitals believed they would run out of beds, so treatments were postponed or people were afraid to go to hospital.
The new procedures began on April 9. Then the webinars (By Dr. Huyer and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario) were held on the long Easter weekend for hospital and care home staff across Ontario.
3.24 Canada has been spared the horror of temporary morgues, but pandemic expediency comes with a cost Also published here | www.thestar.com | Rosie DiManno | May 16, 2020
The Chief Coroner’s explanation is given, that is, administrators were “alarmed by what had so tragically unfolded in Italy” so they “had begun to game plan for warehousing bodies” so he wanted to get to them quickly to say they didn’t need to do it that way. “We didn’t believe that was the way to go.”
Dr. Dirk Huyer:
“. . . We pushed it a little more quickly than maybe was necessary because . . . “
. . . the coroner’s office hastily devised new protocols . . . at odds with some of the recommendations that arose out of a public inquiry . . . That exercise focused on events that led to crimes committed by serial-killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer . . . and made 91 recommendations . . . (Eighteen of those recommendations had been implemented by February.)
The idea he said was, among other changes, to get the families to make a decision faster so that the deceased could be moved along more quickly to the funeral homes who could manage the bodies better.
Rosie DiManno continues:
Quickly might mean as soon as within an hour of death, . . . . That has been jarring for families, with scarcely time to grieve . . .
So, that’s what went on during those months. And I think it is very likely they will put back these procedures again.
It is fair, however, to ask if transparency and vigorous reporting procedures have been sacrificed on the altar of expediency.
I’m glad this was asked by a prominent journalist and newspaper but we need to go further now. All of this mess and destruction has to be fully challenged by as many people as possible.
If the cause of death is COVID-19 under the “World Health Organization’s new definition of what constitutes a COVID-19 death” then “they all go down as death due to natural causes” so they won’t consider an autopsy (with rare exceptions).
Even if it’s actually undetermined whether the individual was killed by the disease or some other underlying illness or a domino effect cascading from the coronavirus . . ..
They’re all included in a broad swath of COVID casualties.
. . . Medical certificates of death are now being issued electronically and directly by coroners, directly to funeral homes, . . . Funeral home staff no longer have to enter hospital morgues, the bodies brought out to them in body bags that are sanitized . . ..
I suspect there is a lot of social engineering built into these policy changes in order to create a world very similar to Brave New World. There are certain approaches to “science” as declarations. There is a certain approach to the elderly and to death involving a type of degradation or dehumanization.
. . . There’s no wide-scale post-mortem COVID-19 testing (swabs) in Ontario.
There’s no post-mortem effort to complete the picture scientifically. The lack of knowledge has been called
DiManno refers to Rosemary Frei’s early article (this version at globalresearch.ca) and her point about the Wettlaufer inquiry recommendations to keep track of everybody’s testimony surrounding each death. Basically the COVID-19 measures do the opposite.
The “expedited death response” protocols . . . to promote efficiency, also allow for death certificates to be filed electronically.
“We sign them, based upon the information provided,” says Huyer. “We don’t review records or evaluate in depth on those cases.”
Going back to the main article:
As indicated in one of the above documents from the BAO, things changed on April 9 to electronic death certificates:
Up until April 9, and for good reason, death certificates in Ontario were filled in by the physicians or nurse practitioners who cared for the people before they died.
3.25 Ontario coroner investigates COVID deaths in care homes, but can’t confirm if inquests are needed | www.theglobeandmail.com | May 18, 2020 | Jill Mahoney
George Morrison, who lived at Orchard Villa in Pickering, Ont.. . . died a week after he was sent to hospital with apparent anorexia, dehydration, a urinary tract infection and symptoms of COVID-19, said his daughter June Morrison.
Ms. Morrison asked Ontario’s chief coroner to investigate her father’s death because of her concerns that he was not being properly fed and cared for because of the home’s low staffing levels during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The claim is that there were some investigations (further research).
Chief coroner Dirk Huyer confirmed his office is investigating Mr. Morrison’s death and said “a number of investigations” [but he didn’t know the number] are under way into the deaths . . . that meet the criteria . . . , which include deaths that appear to be from unnatural causes, natural deaths that occur suddenly or unexpectedly, or cases where there are concerns about the care provided . . . .
. . . Late last month, the military began helping to care for the home’s residents . . .
Where did the workers go? Weren’t they just terrified or intimidated into not going to work?! “Stay home!” everyone was saying (“except if blah blah blah”). A NON-FUNCTIONING SOCIETY is the goal–whenever the powers-that-be decide to shut things down–as in destructively–that’s what they do. Because they’re bringing in a new society, a replacement system.
With the “non-essential workers”, people are sold a story that still terrifies them. But is it over now in August? No, it’s not over. People are supposed to go back to work (if they have work or can find work–never mind the economy was decimated) unless they “test positive” or have one of many, many symptoms (see above). And they’re supposed to adapt to living in a totally screwed up society. They were told to be afraid of this bug. That was an instruction from the government and media—“Be Afraid, that’s your duty!” Absolutely absurd and hence malevolent.
The way it works now is that people are going to be pressured more and more to conform to the insane dictates. They have to push back if they can perceive the real problem. If they can’t see the real problem, then they can’t even start to think about doing anything.
Continuing, Ms. Morrison actually filed a lawsuit against the home.
Jane Meadus, a lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, welcomed news that coroners are conducting death investigations for some . . .
LTC facilities have had “at least 1,320 deaths of residents as of last Thursday.”
There were calls for an investigation into this event with all the deaths in the long term care homes:
followed up on these inquiries:
The City of Pickering passed a unanimous motion last week urging the Ontario government to investigate the outbreak and deaths . . .
Apparently there were other calls for a public inquiry into
how COVID-19 was allowed to wreak such havoc inside nursing homes
The provincial government response by Gillian Sloggett, a spokeswoman for Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton:
“There will come a time to discuss the scale, scope and terms of a review, but our priority today must be to protect people’s lives and continue to bend the curve.”
3.26 As mentioned earlier, the Wettlaufer inquiry report (named after the serial killer nurse) came out only last summer:
It calls for many more checks and balances surrounding care – and more rather than less time and transparency in determining and documenting the causes of death.
Just 18 of the report’s 91 recommendations have been implemented
But instead of that, we get the COVID-19 rules!
the April 2020 rules also dictate that families must contact a funeral home within one hour of a hospital death and within three hours of a care-home death. The bodies are to be taken to the funeral home extremely rapidly, and from there to cremation and burial as quickly as possible.
The author continues the personal account of a family member she interviewed who was repeatedly pushed by the nursing home to call a funeral home–as if the body of her mother was “like a piece of garbage.”
She believes her mother died of dehydration combined with what was possibly an asthma attack and other conditions–but the official cause of death was designated as COVID-19.
The funeral director was bewildered about how her mother had died, and also by the
requirements such as bodies having to be picked up in haste and arrangements for cremation and burial also having to be made extremely quickly.
He told her:
“I’m just taking orders from the top down”
3.27 Ontario Announces Independent Commission into Long-Term Care | May 19, 2020
TORONTO — Today, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 in Ontario’s long-term care homes:
“Our government has been clear that we will review the long-term care system to get a better understanding of the impacts and responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Today, I am announcing that we will be launching an independent commission into Ontario’s long-term care system beginning in September.
Over the next several months, our government will be finalizing details of the commission including terms of reference, membership, leadership of the commission and reporting timelines.
We have been clear the long-term care system in Ontario is broken. We must act quickly and decisively, and that is why an independent non-partisan commission is the best way to conduct a thorough and expedited review.
As we all take steps to contain this pandemic, the Commission will get down to work and provide us with guidance on how to improve the long-term care system and better protect residents and staff from any future outbreaks.
Since day one of COVID-19, our top priority has been to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians. That includes the most vulnerable members of our society like residents in long-term care.
Our government offers our condolences to the families who lost a loved one to COVID-19 while residing in a long-term care home.
Ontarians need and deserve answers, and let me assure you, they will get them.”
This inquiry was announced on July 29 and the results are expected by April 2021. There are some details in these articles:
Further research Hopefully there is a way for the public to present testimony and get the commission to look at particular questions that they might otherwise not consider, regarding the COVID-19 rules. Also, members of the public should present these documents to political representatives and health officials and the commission if possible (and maybe even some media) and challenge them about the role played by these COVID-19 death rules along with the general emergency isolation orders.