There is NO health crisis. By the numbers, hiding in plain site.
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The globe this morning published a story which had, among other things, a statement to the effect that Ontario’s hospital system was “in crisis” and soon to be “overwhelmed” with COVID cases.
I went online and had a look. The information is freely available to anyone who has a cell phone and can use “google”.
Here it is:
192 people in hospital.
41 in ICU
26 in ICU on a ventilator.
Then I did another search, to determine Ontario’s hospital bed capacity. Here is what I found:
If the above is accurate, Ontario should have 24,559 acute care beds, 3504 critical care beds and 2811 of those critical care beds are equipped with a ventilator.
So I start thinking, this newpaper story cannot be accurate.
There are only 192 people in hospital with COVID in all of Ontario, and we have 24,559 available acute care beds.
We have 2811 beds available with ventilators, and only 26 people who actually need them.
There does not seem to be accurate information online as to how many of those beds are taken up by people who DO NOT have COVID.
However, if the globe article is accurate, that would mean that 24,367 acute care beds are either available in Ontario, or are taken up by people who are suffering from something other than COVID.
That really begs the question, what is going on with those 24,367 acute care beds?
If they are all taken up, by whom? Suffering from what?
Based on a quick google search, it appears that almost nobody is in hospital with influenza right now.
So I am really not seeing this “crisis” in the Ontario hospital system as a result of 192 COVID patients needing hospital admission.
This sort of reporting is what turns people off of the whole COVID situation. It is really fake news. There is no crisis.
There was a crisis in that millions of people all decided they wanted to get tested, and they all went and lined up outside of testing centers. Pictures posted on social media showed that there was little effort to physical distance, though most people in line did seem to be wearing masks.
But the question was of course, if you line people up like this, and say one in every hundred are a positive test, are you not just creating a “superspreader” event in the form of a COVID testing line?
Hence, testing appointments.
At any rate, we seem to have a problem now even with the MSM creating “fake news” stories about COVID, including telling people that Ontario’s hospital system is in “crisis” when that seems very far fetched considering there are only 192 people hospitalized with COVID in all of Ontario, and about 3/4 of those people appear to not even be that sick.