What could be the reason for this? Should we blame it on the incompetence of the province’s health bureaucracy? There was story about a recent inquest taking place in Quebec involving a long term care home (LTC), that is arguably the biggest story in Canada that nobody is talking about.
While the government of the Canadian province of British Columbia went ballistic in its lockdown including restricting travel within the province and not allowing people to leave their health district, the politicians and health officials seem to have been oblivious to the real problem — the nursing homes.
A new report is suggesting that the nursing home deaths due to COVID in New York, may be much higher than the state’s official tally. New York has reported 33,000 Covid deaths and registered only 6,600 as being from nursing homes. The Daily Wire reports: A new report alleges that the true extent of the number of deaths that New York’s nursing homes suffered under the leadership of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo may be far higher than what has been reported due to the way that the statistics are gathered and counted. “New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount,” the Associated Press reported. “Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who were transported to hospitals and died there.” As an example, the state registered one New York nursing home as having only four COVID deaths. In fact 21 people from the home died from the virus, but …
People are questioning why politicians locked down whole countries and states when it is the elderly who are most vulnerable to the Coronavirus.
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