I agree that our public health officials appear to be playing the control game by like early after start of Co vid we were supposed to mask, and social distance to flatten the curve so as to prevent the hospitals from being over run. When a proper hospital system would never be in that scenario by having sufficient reserve capacity.

Even worse than that I suspect that there was more preplanning by our health officials to destroy hospital reserve capacity before Covid. In Manitoba we followed a consultant’s recommendations to close several hospitals , close active hospital beds, close a number of city and rural ERs, close a number of rural ambulance sheds and cut 100 ICU beds just before Co vid.

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hospital capacity is not a measure of actual space but a metric reflecting staff to patient ratio that can be manipulated at will to create the illusion of a crisis. mandates = understaffing = reduced capacity.

this never had anything to do with public health. it's all about control. for example the german government is already trying to make hygiene theatre mandatory except in late spring and early summer.

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"...worshipping them as temples from which commandments for behaviour are handed down."

Valid and well put! It seems that virtually every aspect of the so-called 'pandemic' has been purposely contorted for nefarious reasons. Only one narrow perspective is considered acceptable (and shoved down our throats, almost literally); ill effects of any coerced or restrictive measures are ignored completely in the media. Questioning or doubt is now a faux pas.

The masks are, as you have indicated, virtually useless. Their only real purpose is to serve as a visual reminder for us to follow rules, especially senseless ones, unquestioningly.

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Our hospital system I was told is set up to run at 93 percent capacity. So frequently there will be overcapacity. But as a medical professional I see that as a very false economy.

In summer and at low points in terms of admissions hospitals should be more like 60 percent full. It would then be unlikely they would be overrun at times of pandemics or natural disasters. Part of optimal strategic planning.

Unfortunately the Canadian tradition is catastrophic management.

Spin it so that we the people are contributing to lack of capacity and we have the current scenario. We are made to feel guilty even though we the people fund the system. (Maybe not enough?). Our children will fund the borrowed money to keep the current system operational.

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Great article.

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A good start would be to acknowledge where funding for Healthcare comes from.

The top Canadian wage earners and borrowed from our children. Then give healthcare consumers an invoice for their expenditures for the year. A thank you to the funders of healthcare would be nice. And no the funder is not the government.

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