As both hospitalizations and deaths decrease rapidly, government restrictions on our lives increase significantly. Mandatory masks came into effect in July, in my area we have had no new cases for weeks, yet back during the peak in March and April we were told that masks wouldn't help and not to use them.
The government is constantly moving the goal posts with COVID, however it's important to keep things in perspective and remember how and why we got where we are today, with a limited democracy, stunted economic activity, and stifling of our rights.Read more
Here are the graphs I posted over the past few days comparing COVID hospitalization rates, recovery rates and deaths by age to a typical flu season. Additionally, with a graph from Ontario Public health showing lab confirmed flu cases from 2013 through 2018 and how the rate of infections coincide with our winter flu season (week 1 in the graph is the first week of January, as the chart begins September and ends in Aug) .
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus like many others, while some people refuse to accept the evidence, it shares many similarities in transmission and symptoms to every other respiratory virus that we face every season. It makes me think of the old adage,If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
Did lock downs bring the COVID cases down, or did they come down precipitously as in every other and which occur naturally. Read the data and make your own decisions
Public Health Ontario Graphs: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/surveillance-reports/orpb/orpb-season-summary-2017-18.pdfRead more
On March 13th, we declared a State of Emergency. I was in support of giving the Premier the authority to make swift decisions to handle the COVID-19 outbreak while the Legislature was in recess. Now, three months later, I can see this power has been abused to the detriment of the people of Ontario.
Throughout this outbreak we have seen groups come together in defence of democracy, with the hope of keeping our economy from ruin, and to protect those left behind by our shuttered healthcare system. Phone call after phone call, I began to learn the damages this lockdown has created for countless people in my riding. From business closures to bankruptcies, ignored medical procedures to unnecessary deaths; none a result of COVID-19 but rather the orders put by this government to fight it. Has the cure become more dangerous than the disease?Read more