Canada slammed by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron. People urged to take action.
Video: “It would be very, very shortsighted at this time to assume lower case numbers mean lower risks”, said Dr. Mike Ryan of the WHO.
COVID-19 Canada Hospitalizations hit 6 thousand a few hours ago.
“Canada is heading for a stark awakening on the risks of pretending the pandemic is over,” warns Dr. Kathy Poon of the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 tracking team of scientists in Singapore.
In a recent WHO press conference (video above) on Ukraine and COVID-19, which FPMag attended, all of the top doctors at WHO stressed that the pandemic is not over until it ends everywhere. While deaths in the past few days have dropped, cases are again climbing in some areas. Canada is one of those areas.
The most profound revelation at the pressor was within a soliloquy of Dr. Tedros, the WHO boss.
Dr. Tedros was addressing the Ukraine war which came around to questioning whether the world “gives equal attention to black and white lives”.
Why? Because according to WHO statements and the World Food Program recent report, both agencies are short enormous sums of money after fulfilling the demands of Ukraine. In fact, the WFP says it has stopped feeding everyone who needs food, because the WFP is spending $71 million more each month due to increased food and fuel prices around the world, while also enduring a $9 billion shortfall in funds.
Our editors agreed, Dr. Tedros was eloquent and succinct on the racial inequity issue, particularly as it relates to the availability of vaccines.
“I don’t know if the world really gives equal attention to Black and White lives,” he said. “I said it last week, the whole attention to Ukraine is very important, of course, because it impacts the whole world. But even a fraction of it is not being given to Tigray, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and others.”
The Pandemic is not over until it is over everywhere.
“Omicron has become increasingly infectious through many subvariants and recombinant variations. The minutia of the subvariants is less important than the overall message that this is the most transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2,” explains Dr. Fred Harris of the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 tracking team of scientists in Singapore.
“Mitigation efforts must now be taken by individuals. Don’t count on governments to hold your hand, anywhere,” says Doctor Poon in Singapore. “Here is a collection of recommendations from doctors but be sure to ask your own doctor, if you have one,” she added.
“Wear an N95 mask when near strangers or the infected—better yet, whenever you go out; keep your hands clean; do not touch your face ever; keep your home clean; learn about sterilization; isolate yourself if you become ill; and report symptoms to your doctor. These are a few of the advice items suggested by many doctors and government agencies for self management of one’s health in a SARS-CoV-2 infectious environment,” explains Dr. Poon.
“I suggest people consult their own doctor to learn of local resources. COVID-19 is killing many people in Canada, so far over 58,734 including estimates of the excess deaths never attributed to COVID-19 because a test was not conducted or because it was finally a local medical examiner who determined cause of death in the rural regions of Canada.
“Three doses of vaccine are needed for full protection and to be fully vaccinated,” Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO Chief Scientist said on Wednesday.
“Statistics prove unequivocally that Omicron kills the unvaccinated,” added Dr. Harris who also attended the pressor in Geneva.
Graph below: Look at the slope this past two weeks. COVID-19 Cases in Canada are increasing at a steady rate on a 45 deg. slope upwards
September 24, 2022 Details COVID-19 Infections Summary for Canadian Provinces The most complete data anywhere.
September 24, 2022 COVID-19 Data for Canada from CSPaC
Population: 38,749,252 adjusted for estimated real COVID-19 deaths
|Reported:||4,259,370||45,180 1.06% CFR||4,166,869||47,321|
|Estimate:||23,554,316||58,734 *0.25% IFR||23,042,786||261,685|
*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.
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 2022-09-23 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.
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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.
|Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge||10,819||126||1.2%||10,550||143|
|Hastings & Prince Edward Counties||12,340||84||0.7%||11,849||407|
|Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington||20,403||79||0.4%||19,968||356|
|Leeds Grenville And Lanark District||11,283||114||1.0%||10,878||291|
|North Bay Parry Sound District||7,509||62||0.8%||7,306||141|
|Renfrew County And District||5,920||63||1.1%||5,733||124|
|Simcoe Muskoka District||51,001||486||1.0%||50,016||499|
|Sudbury And District||18,142||168||0.9%||17,651||323|
|Thunder Bay District||15,515||117||0.8%||15,099||299|
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