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Alberta had fewer ICU admissions in 2020 than 2019

Sometimes it is difficult to understand the thinking behind the health authorities making the decisions behind the lockdowns.

Take the Canadian province of Alberta, as an example. Even though intensive care (ICU) admissions in 2020, during the height of the pandemic, were 7% lower than what they were in 2019, the government still refuses to end the lockdown.

LifeSite News explains:

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 4, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Despite an internal memo indicating that intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in the Canadian province of Alberta were lower in 2020 than in 2019, its premier backtracked on planned easing of additional restrictions Monday.

The ICU data, which was obtained by the Calgary-based Western Standard, shows that across the whole of the province most of the 16 reported ICUs — save for two which had slight increases — showed decreases in patients in 2020.

According to the Western Standard report, in 2020 there were 22,409 people overall put into ICU care for various causes. In 2019, there were 24,010 people admitted to ICUs in the province, according to the memo — roughly 1,600 people more than in times of COVID.

READ: Alberta records fewer ICU admissions than before COVID, but lockdowns stay

As many have suggested, COVID has quickly turned from a health pandemic to a political one.

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