Week 17 2021: Canadians build team-Canada SARS2 solidarity



With fist to heart, FPMag  reports on team-Canada Canadians packing medical bags, heading to another part of Canada, or elsewhere in the world to help mankind fight SARS2.


by Sharon Santiago, Melissa Hemingway  and Micheal John


  • Three military contingents of medical workers are now in Ontario or on their way to support overwhelmed hospital staffs, says the Canadian department of Defence in a statement.
  • Ontarians are dealing with a pandemic surge in cases including numerous new VOCs says chief public health officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam. (Watch video below.)
  • The team-Canada Canadian support frontliners come from across Canada as part of a newly inspired team-Canada approach, says Public Safety Minister Blair.
  • Medical supplies are on their way to India and team-Canada through the Canadian Red cross is sending $10M to the India Red Cross immediately, according to the Canadian Prime Minister.

“We know that we need to be there for our friends. And indeed, we need to be there for everyone around the world because we don’t get through this pandemic anywhere until we get through it everywhere,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

  • Dozens of military medical workers are already in Nova Scotia helping with vaccinations in the Halifax/Dartmouth areas. They also are from across Canada, says the Canadian Prime Minister during a presser.

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Maj. Brad Beauchamp, 426 Squadron CFB Trenton, and Newfoundland/Labrador Premier Dr. Andrew Furey. Photo Courtesy Dr. Furey's Office

Maj. Brad Beauchamp, 426 Squadron CFB Trenton, and Newfoundland/Labrador Premier Dr. Andrew Furey. Photo Courtesy Dr. Furey’s Office. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag


Heartbreaking news is a jolting call to action for team-Canada

The number of pandemic child-deaths in Canada is increasing notes Justin Trudeau. Young Canadians are contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus; require hospitalization; and many are even dying according to the Canadian Public Health department.

Said Prime Minister Trudeau this week, “as a father I know there are no words for the parents’ grief”.

“How can anyone possibly say goodbye to a child in this manner,” said Michele Francis in a Signal video call, with fist to heart, from the Amazon Basin in Venezuela where the Canadian nurse practitioner manages three clinics and a small hospital for the Canada-based RINJ Foundation.

“The losses are staggering around the world and Canada has not been spared,” said Rose Catalano, a Canadian director of the global women’s group, RINJ Women.

“The numbers of deaths reported in Canada are much less than the actual excess deaths in Canada, which are staggering, like everywhere else in the world,” says biostatistician Fred Harris from the Civil Society Solidarity Team Against COVID-19.

But despite intense SARS2-anxiety, a team Canada approach is inspired by people like Allison and Andrew Furey. Andrew is Newfoundland/Labrador’s premiere.

Both Premiere Furey and his partner, Allison, seen below at the far right of the photo, are medical practitioners.

Allison Furey is now in Ontario with eight other Newfoundland practitioners helping Ontario medical workers cope with a serious surge in cases of COVID-19, according to the Premier’s office.

Another contingent of medical workers from Premier Furey’s team-Canada effort are preparing for departure via Canadian Forces C-130 transports, says the Canadian Department of National Defence.

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6 Nurses and 3 doctors from Newfoundland / Labrador

6 Nurses and 3 doctors from Newfoundland / Labrador are in Ontario providing health care. Photo courtesy Nfld./Lab. Premiere Andrew Furey.  Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

14-day COVID-19 case notification rate per 100 000

Week 15-16 14-day COVID-19 case notification rate per 100 000
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Canada’s Federal Public Safety Minister, William Blair, a former Toronto police Chief, said Thursday that his department has identified 62 health workers from departments across Canada as potential team-Canada volunteers to head into Ontario to relieve over-worked frontliners in that province.

Meanwhile, the Department of National Defence is sending nine intensive care nurses and three multipurpose medical assistance teams to Ontario province, said Minister Blair.

Distribution of COVID-19 deaths, worldwide, as of week 16 2021

Distribution of COVID-19 deaths, worldwide, as of week 16 2021
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Video: Watch Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers put the hammer down for team-Canada in this Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presentation.

June 25, 2022

Population: 38,745,871 adjusted for estimated real COVID-19 deaths

CanadaCasesDeathsCuredActive
Reported:3,938,51541,876 1.06% CFR3,844,22752,412
Estimate:21,779,98854,438 *0.25% IFR21,258,575289,838

*Inferred IFR is an estimate only. The actual COVID-19 IFR may not be accurately calculated for the entire human race until long after the pandemic has ended.

Canada ProvincesDeathsCFR%CasesCuredActive
COVID-19 Totals:41,8761.063,938,5153,844,22752,412
* Quebec15,5591.441,083,4801,058,4189,503
Ontario13,4421.011,336,2341,302,74820,044
Alberta4,6040.78587,890574,4688,818
BC3,7221.00373,974364,6425,610
Manitoba2,0251.39145,326141,1212,180
Sask1,3951.00138,992135,5122,085
First Nations7300.67109,364107,996638
NB4210.6366,34564,929995
Nova Scotia4210.4299,51497,6001,493
NL1870.4046,64745,760700
* PEI450.1139,99839,108845
Yukon260.594,4364,34367
* NWT220.1812,13512,09419
Nunavut70.203,5313,47153
Repatriates013130
Sub Totals41,8761.063,938,5153,844,22752,412

Recoveries are estimated using a Canadian-specific algorithm. Canadian COVID-19 Data is weekly by the country. Some data CSPAC obtains from Public Health Units is updated daily.

* Quebec, * Northwest Territories, * Prince Edward Island data is current daily.
Note: Last available First Nations data is shown when provided by the federal government of Canada.

Below: Extensive Estimates using data from multiple sources.

Beta experimental estimates for Canada. Reported + unreported mild + asymptomatic COVID-19 infections.

The total actual number of infections in Canada including all the untested, unreported, asymptomatic infections is likely greater than 21,779,988 (56.21% of the population) including mild and asymptomatic cases. That would mean the estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate:
(IFR) is likely around 0.25%

Canadian COVID-19 deaths to 2022-06-24 are estimated to be 54,450 Using estimated IFR of 0.25% which is far below global average IFR.

54,450 (0.25% IFR) is the CSPaC estimated number of Canadian COVID-19 deaths (based on the inferred IFR) including those deaths unreported as COVID-19). The IHME estimates excess deaths in Canada to reach much higher than CSPaC estimates.

See The Lancet estimate of excess mortality from COVID-19 (Download PDF) in 191 countries/territories and 252 subnational units of select countries, from 1 January 2 0 2 0, to 31 December 2 0 2 1.

54438 Is the CSPaC estimated number of Canadian COVID-19 deaths based on a modified universal algorithm which factors more sophisticated public health infrastructure and also fewer available urgent care beds and facilities which is a problem in much of Canada in an emergency measures context.

The closeness of the two numbers derived from unique data and methods suggests their high probability. The blended data of three projections from three different biostatistician labs also confirms the estimates +/- .01%.

It is safe to say that Canadians have endured the grief of losing 54438 family members. Every number has a face. May their memory be forever a blessing to their families and friends.

Canada's advanced public health standards.

Canada and the USA both have a significantly lower than global average Infection Fatality Rate. (influenza has an IFR of .1% or 6 per 100k (2019)).

Ontario, Canada Reports


Ontario Regional Public Health Units (PHU) - Reported by Ontario Province.

These reports from the Ontario Provincial government differ significantly (much lower) from the data reported by individual Public Health Units (PHU). CSPaC includes links to each PHU to allow readers of this report to check the latest data from their public health unit.


Health UnitCasesDeathsCFRRecoveriesActive
Algoma District8,581570.7%8,44579
Brant County11,873830.7%11,74149
Chatham-Kent8,798921.0%8,68323
Hamilton58,9745711.0%58,066337
Ottawa74,5528181.1%73,252482
Durham Region63,0714960.8%62,295280
Eastern Ontario16,0972181.4%15,82158
Grey Bruce8,873690.8%8,76737
Haldimand-Norfolk8,810830.9%8,68542
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge9,4981111.2%9,33255
Halton Region49,6273270.7%49,057243
Hastings & Prince Edward Counties10,388630.6%10,25471
Huron Perth7,4281111.5%7,29126
Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington17,560600.3%17,298202
Lambton County11,9031461.2%11,72334
Leeds Grenville And Lanark District9,5671061.1%9,357104
Middlesex-London38,5234011.0%37,964158
Niagara Region41,5845481.3%40,829207
North Bay Parry Sound District6,132440.7%6,03751
Northwestern9,604220.2%9,266316
Oxford Elgin-St.Thomas13,9911691.2%13,76755
Peel Region186,6161,3560.7%184,468792
Peterborough County-City7,607801.1%7,48146
Porcupine7,431690.9%7,32141
Renfrew County And District4,827501.0%4,74433
Simcoe Muskoka District46,6344380.9%45,927269
Sudbury And District15,5221501.0%15,240132
Thunder Bay District12,907960.7%12,640171
Timiskaming1,985241.2%1,94615
Toronto324,7164,2631.3%318,6531,800
Waterloo Region46,7564210.9%46,139196
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph22,4621620.7%22,193107
Windsor-Essex County44,2246321.4%43,433159
York Region112,8551,0420.9%111,193620
Last Updated: 2022-06-24 Time 22:38:17 GMT. Source: CSPaC

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