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.


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.

October 2, 2022

Population: 38,749,252 adjusted for estimated real COVID-19 deaths

Reported:4,259,37045,180 1.06% CFR4,166,86947,321
Estimate:23,554,31658,734 *0.25% IFR23,042,786261,685

*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:45,1801.064,259,3704,166,86947,321
* Quebec16,7171.401,193,9641,163,98213,265
Nova Scotia5180.42123,549121,6581,373
* PEI570.1151,41050,782571
Sub Totals45,1801.064,259,3704,166,86947,321

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 and * Prince Edward Island data is current daily.

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 23,554,316 (60.79% 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 2022-09-30 are estimated to be 58,886 Using estimated IFR of 0.25% which is far below global average IFR.

58,886 (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.

58734 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 58734 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 District9,647650.7%9,417165
Brant County13,058980.8%12,819141
Durham Region67,6015100.8%66,648443
Eastern Ontario17,9522431.4%17,473236
Grey Bruce9,925790.8%9,705141
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge10,8191261.2%10,550143
Halton Region53,4273510.7%52,710366
Hastings & Prince Edward Counties12,340840.7%11,849407
Huron Perth8,3261251.5%8,078123
Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington20,403790.4%19,968356
Lambton County12,9421511.2%12,636155
Leeds Grenville And Lanark District11,2831141.0%10,878291
Niagara Region45,7935731.3%44,829391
North Bay Parry Sound District7,509620.8%7,306141
Oxford Elgin-St.Thomas15,7641831.2%15,245336
Peel Region196,4991,4270.7%193,9381,134
Peterborough County-City8,8061001.1%8,517189
Renfrew County And District5,920631.1%5,733124
Simcoe Muskoka District51,0014861.0%50,016499
Sudbury And District18,1421680.9%17,651323
Thunder Bay District15,5151170.8%15,099299
Waterloo Region50,9374730.9%50,118346
Windsor-Essex County48,1526691.4%46,901582
York Region121,9451,0930.9%120,078774
Last Updated: 2022-09-30 Time 17:09:24 GMT. Source: CSPaC

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