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Masking – Make an Informed Decision – 8 1/2 x 11 printable flyer (pdf)
The Evidence Does Not Support Masking – postcard front (pdf)
The Evidence Does Not Support Masking – postcard back (pdf)
Do you want to be tracked? postcard front (pdf)
Do you want to be tracked? postcard back (pdf)
Blank postcard back (pdf)
May 23 Action
Masking Does Not Prevent Viral Transmission – Flyer (PDF)
May 12 Action
Masking Does Not Prevent Transmission
The scientific evidence is clear. The wearing of a mask does not prevent transmission or infection. Denis Rancourt, PhD, in his extensive review of the scientific literature pertaining to the effectiveness of masking, states: “extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, . . . all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses” 
Rancourt explains: “No RCT study with verified outcome shows a benefit . . . to wearing a mask. There is no such study. There are no exceptions. No study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public.”
Using a mask to prevent exposure to a virus such as SARS-CoV-2 is akin to erecting a chain-link fence to keep out mice.
It is critical that our response to SARS-CoV-2 be measured, reasonable, and supported by demonstrable evidence. There is no relevant evidence to support the use of masking to prevent transmission or infection.
Rancourt lists the unknowns regarding potential harm from a broad public policy to masking:
- Do used and loaded masks become sources of enhanced transmission?
- Do masks become collectors and retainers of pathogens that the mask wearer would otherwise avoid when breathing without a mask?
- Are large droplets captured by a mask atomized or aerosolized into breathable components?
- Can virions escape an evaporating droplet stuck to a mask fiber?
- What are the dangers of bacterial growth on a used and loaded mask?
- How do pathogen-laden droplets interact with environmental dust and aerosols captured on the mask?
- What are long-term health effects arising from impeded breathing?
- Are there negative social consequences to a masked society?
- Are there negative psychological consequences to wearing a mask, as a fear-based behavioural modification?
- What are the environmental consequences of mask manufacturing and disposal?
- Do the masks shed fibres or substances that are harmful when inhaled?
Denis Rancourt, PhD concludes:
“In an absence of knowledge, governments should not make policies that have a hypothetical potential to cause harm. The government has an onus barrier before it instigates a broad social-engineering intervention or allows corporations to exploit fear-based sentiments. Furthermore, individuals should know that there is no known benefit arising from wearing a mask in a viral respiratory illness epidemic, and that scientific studies have shown that any benefit must be residually small, compared to other and determinative factors.”
Dear Local Business Owner/Manager:
Thank you sincerely for doing your best to protect your staff and customers. I have been a loyal customer for many years.
I am requesting that you consider the attached information regarding the use of masking as a public health measure.
The attached referenced document clearly explains that there is no scientific evidence that the use of a mask reduces viral infection or transmission, and in fact carries risks that have been shown to be detrimental to health.
It is critical that our response to SARS-CoV-2 be measured, reasonable, and supported by demonstrable evidence. Given the lack of scientific evidence, the default position ought to be free will. Those who choose to mask can do so. Those who recognize that masking is ineffective, and potentially detrimental, should also be supported in their choice.
I am asking you to respect my rights and freedoms as guaranteed by the Canadian Constitution – and protect the rights and freedoms of your customers and your community.
Should your business insist that customers wear a mask while shopping, I will refrain from patronage of your services until such time as my choice is respected.
May 9 Action
Brief To The House Of Commons COVI Committee by Ted Kuntz – May 8, 2020
May 2 Action – click here to copy the letters directly from the website – MSWord version is below.
Letter Re: Government Response to SARS-CoV-2
I am writing as a result of my concern with government overreach in the response to SARS-CoV-2. The mass and indiscriminate containment of citizens and the restricting of access to our economy, courts, parliament and livelihoods are extraordinary measures that have never before been considered, much less implemented. The impact of these measures on our physical, emotional, psychological and economic well-being is considerable and clearly not sustainable.
If the goal is to keep our families and communities healthy, not just in the short-term but also in the long-term, I require further information to enable me, in all good conscience, to continue to support these extraordinary measures being imposed by government.
I respectfully request answers to the following questions with regard to governmental strategies being enacted in response to SARS-CoV-2:
Update May 23, 2020 – A Costco executive has contacted VCC President Ted Kuntz and relayed that Costco Canada will recommend masks but will not require shoppers to wear masks. You can find out more on their website here. Thank you to Costco Canada! And thanks to those of you who wrote to Costco Canada!
Dear Canadian Costco Executives:
It is my understanding that Costco Canada is considering implementing a policy whereby all shoppers will be required to wear a mask, as is occurring in USA Costco stores effective May 4th. I am writing to express my strong objection to this policy for several reasons:
- Masking is Not Evidence based
The scientific literature is very clear that the wearing of a cloth mask does not prevent transmission or infection. In his scientific review of masking, Dr. Denis Rancourt states:
“There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.”
April 25th Action – send this document to your elected representatives!
OCLA Report 2020-1: Criticism of Government Response to COVID-19 in Canada – We review the scientific literature about general-population-lockdown and social-distancing measures, which is relevant to mitigation policy in Canada. Federal and provincial Canadian government responses to and communications about COVID-19 have been irresponsible. The latest research implies that the government interventions to “flatten the curve” risk causing significant additional cumulative COVID-19 deaths, due to seasonal driving of transmissibility and delayed societal immunity. (OCLA Report 2020-1 – Ontario Civil Liberties Association)
Trudeau and Premiers questioned about consequences to human health and lives from government-imposed lockdowns – CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) today released letters to Prime Minister Trudeau, and to each of the ten Premiers (Ball, Ford, Higgs, Horgan, Kenney, King, Legault, McNeil, Moe, Pallister), publicly asking questions about the cost – in human life and human health – of government measures which violate the fundamental Charter freedoms of Canadians to move, travel, associate, assemble, and practice one’s faith.
Below are a number of letter templates for writing your legislators and health authorities. Feel free to adapt as appropriate.
To engage our elected and non-elected officials who are responsible for deciding and implementing health strategy in Canada to make them aware of our concerns related to indefinite self-isolation, and the fast-tracking and potential mandating a COVID 19 vaccine.
Citizens are encouraged to print hard copies of the attached document, sign, and mail to the following individuals (addresses below):
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Dr. Teresa Tam
Local Federal Member of Parliament
Provincial Chief Medical Officers
Local Provincial Member of Parliament
Any receptive media
Prime Minister creates committee on COVID-19
The Cabinet Committee on the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will complement the work being done by the Incident Response Group. It will meet regularly to ensure whole-of-government leadership, coordination, and preparedness for a response to the health and economic impacts of the virus. This includes coordination of efforts with other orders of government.
The Committee will continue the measures already taken by the Government of Canada to limit the spread of the virus, and to make sure we are protecting the health and safety of all Canadians. Canadians are encouraged to follow regular updates and technical briefings that will continue to be led by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The members of the Cabinet Committee are:
The Hon. Chrystia Freeland (Chair) Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos (Vice-Chair) Jean-Yves.Duclos@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains Navdeep.Bains@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. William Sterling Blair Bill.Blair@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu Patty.Hajdu@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Mélanie Joly Melanie.Joly@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. William Francis Morneau Bill.Morneau@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough Carla.Qualtrough@parl.gc.ca
The Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Deputy Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
Timing of Action:
Citizens are encouraged to mail this letter between April 18– 22.
Letters to Federal Members of Parliament do not require postage if you use the following address:
- [Name of Member of Parliament]
- House of Commons
- Ottawa, Ontario
- K1A 0A6
Also, we have heard from the Parliamentary Office – “According to the Canada Post website, letter mail may be sent postage-free to any Member of Parliament to both the parliamentary and constituency offices.”
Federal Member of Parliament
Auto-generate letters to all MP’s along with all contact information in a spreadsheet.
This will work with MS Word and Excel only. – Thanks to Wayne for these documents:
Instructions for using Mail Merge for MP Letters .docx format
Canadian Members of Parliament Address List .xlsx format
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Patty Hajdu, Federal Minister of Health
Andrew Scheer, Leader of Opposition
Shadow Minister for Health – Conservative Party
Standing Committee on Health – NDP
Stamps are required for mail going to the people below:
Provincial / Territorial Premiers – https://www.canadaspremiers.ca/contact-a-premier/
Provincial Members of Parliament
Public Health Agency of Canada
Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada, 130 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
Provincial Ministers of Health – Click here for contact Information.
Dr. Bonnie Henry – BC email@example.com
Provincial Health Officer
4th Floor, 1515 Blanshard Street
PO Box 9648 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC V8W 9P4
Tel: (250) 952-1330 Fax: (250) 952-1570
Dr. Jennifer Russell – NB firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian MPP/MLAs by Province/Territory
NEW BRUNSWICK https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/contacts/MLAReport.html
NOVA SCOTIA https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles-table
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES https://www.ntassembly.ca/members
Rules of Engagement from OpenParliament.ca
Introduce yourself as a constituent—MPs tend to put much more stock in letters from inside their districts.
Be brief and respectful.
Try to ask a specific question.
Action Letter #1 – Download MS Word doc of Action Letter #1 for personalizing here.
A Statement from Gravely Concerned Citizens of Canada
Prime Minister Trudeau, public health officials, and the mainstream media have expressed the opinion that “life will not return to normal until a vaccine for CV 19 is developed.”
The citizens of Canada are entitled to the full protection guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights, the Nuremberg Code, and the medical and legal ethic of informed consent.
A health care strategy for COVID 19 that is based solely on indefinite containment and mass vaccination is reckless and dangerous, and a violation of our rights and freedoms under the Charter.
We demand that our government representatives carefully consider the following points and use extreme caution, wisdom and humility in making decisions that will impact the lives of every Canadian now and for the foreseeable future.
I. Impact of Indefinite Isolation
The fact is not all citizens are at equal risk of serious adverse effects from contracting CV 19. The current virus suppression strategy of mass and indiscriminate ‘social distancing’ is unsustainable, heavy handed, unethical, not supported by scientific evidence, and will undoubtedly cause more harm than good. It is time to re-evaluate the government’s response to COVID 19.
This devastating attack on the free will and self-respect of Canadian families is causing unconscionable hardships as never seen before. These hardships include, but are not limited to: job loss, income loss, severe stress impacting health, business closures, overall economic devastation, suicides, and negative consequences for families and marriages.
It is astonishing and completely unacceptable that these measures are being imposed upon the Canadian people by a small group of elected and unelected officials who are making poorly informed and dangerous decisions without adequate data, proper debate and public input.
- There is no scientific evidence to substantiate the effectiveness of “social distancing” as a medical intervention to reduce COVID 19 transmission and infection.
- The imposition of mass and indiscriminate self-isolation measures prevents the development of natural immunity necessary to secure herd immunity.
- It is the opinion of experts that efforts to suppress the virus through self-isolation measures prolongs the outbreak and puts more lives at risk, damages our economy and the mental stability and health of the more vulnerable.
II. Fast-Tracked Vaccines
Vaccine makers have already moved directly into human testing of a COVID 19 vaccine without the completion of animal testing.
- Unlike with all other pharmaceutical products, vaccine manufacturers are not required to meet the safety standards (double blind, placebo controlled clinical trials), there is no independent testing and testing data is not publicly available.
- Fast tracking vaccine development is effectively human experimentation, a method that increases the risk of developing a dangerous product that may cause more harm than good and severely undermine the trust of Canadians in our health professionals, health agencies, and in the entire vaccine paradigm.
- Previous attempts to develop a coronavirus vaccine have demonstrated the high potential for “immune enhancement” or “pathogenic priming “. Immune enhancement occurs when those who get the vaccine are later exposed to the virus, they develop even more severe disease than those who had not been vaccinated.
III. Violation of Charter Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires that the response of governments to this challenge must remain rational and commensurate with demonstrable evidence, and the checks and balances of the rule of law. The severe curtailment of civil liberties without projected timelines for their rescission, the shutdown of economic activity and resulting job losses, the increase of human suffering through confinement and restriction of liberty, and the closure of courts of justice denying citizens a ready recourse, are all factors which bear close scrutiny, and must be weighed in the balance of a Constitution which zealously guards the rights and freedoms of citizens.
Governments may enact laws and pursue policies that limit Charter rights and freedoms, but the onus is on the government to prove that the limit is demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic society.
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
- To date, the governments in Canada have not shown evidence that the limits to our rights and freedoms is demonstrably justifiable.
- What we are living is effectively house arrest. The fact is you quarantine sick people, not healthy people. It is time for a new strategy.
- The closure of our parliaments and courts of law is unprecedented, illegal, unnecessary, unconstitutional, undemocratic and impedes the ability of Canadians to hold our governments accountable.
Warnings of Experts
We implore you to heed the warnings of scientists and medical experts, including:
“I understand the importance of accelerating timelines for vaccines in general, but from everything I know, this is not the vaccine to be doing it with. There is a risk of immune enhancement. The way you reduce that risk is first you show it does not occur in laboratory animals.”
Dr Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of
Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
“You really have to test a vaccine carefully and not just roll it out because people are clamoring for it with an epidemic underway.”
Marc Lipsitch, Epidemiologist
Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Boston
“What can be done to end this epidemic? The answer is herd immunity. Don’t close schools – open them up! Let those under the age of 65 with no significant health problems go to work. Their risk of death is very close to zero. Our current strategy of isolating these healthy people from the virus: a. is not working (and) is actually leading to a prolonged COVID-19 season!”
Knut Wittkowski, German Epidemiologist
Will You Protect Our Rights?
As an elected official or unelected health policy maker, will you honour your mandate to support actions that truly protect and promote good health without violating the constitutional rights of Canadians?
Will your decisions and actions be based on careful consideration of solid and verifiable information offered by leading scientists and medical professionals across the world, rather than solely on what is provided by the unchecked and unaccountable World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the vaccine industry?
Specifically, consider your stance regarding the following and answer these questions:
- What is your position on protecting my ethical and legal right to informed consent for myself and my right and responsibility as a parent to make medical decisions for my children?
- Where do you stand on the right to bodily sovereignty – my body, my choice?
- Is it ethical to deny children, young people and others who are at low risk of mortality from COVID 19 the opportunity to develop natural immunity, and instead, to make them dependent on vaccine-induced immunity and the vaccine industry?
- Why force every citizen to be vaccinated when only a small portion of the population is at serious risk from COVID 19?
- Do we want to create further dependency upon vaccine induced immunity? It’s vital to consider the admission of Heidi Larson, Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project during the 2019 WHO Global Vaccine Safety Summit: “We’ve shifted the human population…to dependency on vaccine-induced immunity…We’re in a very fragile state now. We have developed a world that is dependent on vaccinations.”
- Given a COVID 19 vaccine will likely be fast-tracked with inadequate safety testing, how willing are you to permit the vaccine industry to ignore proper safety protocols and procedures like animal testing?
- Given the high probability of vaccine injury and death from an inadequately tested vaccine, who should be held legally and financially accountable for vaccine injuries and deaths?
- The lure of tremendous profit creates the strong potential to exaggerate the benefits and minimize any risks of the vaccine and to allow profit to supersede health. Are our decision-making bodies sufficiently independent from industry influence and control?
- Are there better and more effective investments of professional resources and taxpayer dollars – such as naturally boosting immunity with reliable dietary recommendations, vitamin supplementation, personal hygiene advice, clean water, reduced exposure to toxins, and other public health measures proven to promote health?
- Can I count on you to stand firm and protect my rights and freedoms in Canada?
Canadian families demand that all provincial and federal governments immediately desist consideration of any health care strategy for COVID 19 that relies on indefinite isolation and the mandating of a vaccine or other coercive practices that impact the right of Canadians to enjoy health, sovereignty and free will.
What is the point in surviving if our rights and freedoms do not survive with us?
April 9, 2020
Time For Some Facts, Science & Perspective: How we got into this – And how we’ll get out of it.
3500 Canadians die from the ﬂu each year.
As at April 8th, 2020, 430 Canadians have died from Covid-19. This is about 1/8th of the annual ﬂu death total.
In mid March, UK epidemiologist Neil Ferguson from the Imperial College of London issued a “model” that predicted that as many as 500,000 in the UK would die from Covid-19. On March 24th he revised this to read 20,000, and “likely far fewer.” On April 2nd he revised it again to read 5,700. Problem was that many world leaders used his original number to shut down most of the planet.
German epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski has 35 years experience and impeccable credentials. He is one of many infectious disease specialists who was completely ignored when governments around the world followed the advice of the corrupt Big Pharma controlled WHO. He said we must protect and quarantine the frail, sick and very elderly 10% of our population, while allowing the other 90% to acquire the virus with mild to no symptoms, thereby gaining true NATURAL herd immunity. He estimated this to be a 4 week process.
Speaking of who, who anointed Bill Gates, who has no medical or scientiﬁc training or credentials, and who holds no elected oﬃce, to attempt to determine the fate of mankind?
Our leaders must reopen our country immediately. We will survive this virus. We will not survive this economic lockdown.
Shared by JS
Apr 14, 2020
I’ve been searching Ont Ministry of Health sites to find any reference to these treatments and have not found anything..
the most applicable statement to treatment I have found is this:
“There are no specific treatments for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with COVID-19 illnesses will recover on their own.”
Shared by W
April 14, 2020
Dear Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Clark, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Ford, and all esteemed Members,
My fellow Canadians, I am compelled to write to all of you in regards to the emergency response to CoVID-19 that our country is currently embroiled in. I have dedicated the past four weeks to researching and following the developments of the pandemic here and around the world, though I do not claim to be any kind of expert; I am merely speaking to you as a concerned citizen.
If my government would have asked me four weeks ago how I thought they should respond to reports of a novel corona virus, my answer would have been: educate the public, follow reliable data, offer resources to protect the vulnerable, support healthcare efforts, remain calm. If my government were to ask me today how I rate their response to a corona virus that was likely here months before we thought to do anything about it, my answer would have to be: somewhere in the range of very disappointed to outraged.
My government has relied upon compromised organizations like the CDC and WHO, heavily influenced by ubiquitous special-interest groups like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and flimsy projection models, like those produced out of Imperial College London, to inform them about this virus. My government has reacted by imposing severely oppressive directives based on weak evidence which, to date, do not seem to be producing any better results than those places that opted for less extreme measures. Instead of maintaining a countenance of exemplary leadership and trusting the citizens to follow the protocols that best suited their individual circumstances, my government buckled under international peer-pressure and media-fueled hysteria by turning suggestions into threats and assistance into enforcement. Not only have I lost confidence in my government to address this pandemic appropriately, I now fear for the rights and well-being of millions of Canadians.
I believe we have set a dangerous precedent with this virus. To instruct people that the only way to avoid serious illness is to isolate themselves in their homes indefinitely is not only harmful and false, it is blatantly and absurdly unsustainable. As this pandemic rolls on and authorities scramble to make the numbers match the predictions, are we to believe that our only line of defense against a virulent pathogen is to hide? Should we expect that every time there is a particularly nasty flu going around we will be told to bunker down until it’s deemed “safe” to live our lives again?
There is still hope for quelling the damage that SARS-CoV-2 and our response to it has done to our country. Children should return to school. Businesses should re-open. Doctors and nurses should be allowed to treat infected patients effectively, instead of having to follow protocols that are likely contributing to mortality. People should have the right to choose how they conduct themselves during this and any outbreak without persecution or the implication that any individual’s actions are directly responsible for the experiences of others. The government should provide guidance on the importance of healthful outdoor activities, quality nutrition, rest, and immune support for the prevention of transmissible illness, instead of relying solely on the advent of a vaccine. Empowerment, not fear, is how we will overcome this together.
My husband is a veteran. We have four children. We love Canada; it is our hope that all who call this country home be able to thrive. And we beseech you to please reconsider the direction you are driving this country in the name of protection. We can not guarantee safety from a virus by doing what we’re doing, but we can guarantee that physical and mental health will suffer, jobs will be lost, businesses will permanently close, families will struggle, relationships will break down, trust will be broken, and people will most certainly die. The longer these lockdowns are continued, the greater the collateral damage will be.
I still have faith that my government, backed with current data, the testimonies of doctors, researchers, and epidemiologists, and the encouragement of the constituents that it is meant to serve, will make different choices in the coming weeks. Maybe we need to invest more wisely in healthcare and emergency preparedness. Maybe we need to more effectively address factors like poverty and pollution which make us more vulnerable to infectious diseases. Maybe we need to take better care of our elderly. Maybe we need to better defend our environmental and economic interests against lobbyists, corporations, and those who would stand to profit greatly from our calamity.
We definitely need to end these pseudo-lockdowns now and cease all reliance on such measures being used as a solution in the future.
Thank you for your time, your service, and your consideration.
Shared by V
Dear MPP Sarkaria,
I understand you are affected as the rest of us by the measures that are in place restricting our movement and freedom of assembly. That is why I am writing to you.
I do not remember anymore for how long I have been staying home and not going to stores, visiting my family in Collingwood or even talking to my neighbours in the street. It is being like 3 lives.
Every day, I watch the daily briefings of Government Officials and besides words of encouragement and admonitions, I do not hear any real information that could lead to a solution to this lockdown.
For instance, the Provincial and Federal Government are basing their decisions on mathematical models, that are secret, which data/assumptions have not been put out there for independent scientists to analyse and peer review it.
We do not know who prepared the models, if there were indeed mathematicians involved in its preparations. Based on what we saw happen with the model that predicted 500.000 deaths in the UK and was “corrected” to be 5.700 deaths, after just one day of lockdown, we have to assume that only transparency would keep the public spirits lighten up and governments served with the best of the information they can make use during a pandemic.
But, no, no codes were made public. Analysing past flu data and comparing them with the COVID-19 data, we find the following:
Influenza & Pneumonia deaths in Canada in 2018: 23/100,000 population or 230/1M population (NO LOCKDOWS)
Covid-19 deaths in Canada in 2020 (Jan-April 6): 0.9/100,000 population or 9/1M population (ALL COUNTRY IN LOCKDOWN)
Where is the rationality of it all? Why do we need to destroy our economy for a bad flu? Why we do not simply protect those who are fragile and the elderly and let the healthy people go to work and care for them?
How many people will die of despair, of heart attack, alcohol abuse, poverty, domestic violence because of the lockdown? Is it worth to have all these deaths compared to the possible COVID-19 deaths?
A study done some 10/20 years ago, found that for each 1% the unemployment rate increases, there is an increase of 2.8% for deaths of despair. Last time I heard, more than 1 million Canadians had applied for EI.
You might say that there are not many deaths because of the lockdown, but that is not true because there is a compelling effort by International Authorities, such as The WHO, to label any deaths as deaths by COVID-19. In a document instructing all countries on how to code for deaths by COVID-19, the WHO instructs that no tests are need and deaths can be assumed to be caused by COVID-19.
It is clear that the WHO is desperately trying to make COVID-19 into a deadly disease. Hospitals are empty, ICUs are empty and brave nurses have been telling all they are getting days off work for lack of patients.
Additionally, there is the case of Sweden which is doing an stellar work with the epidemic, without lockdowns.
Tomorrow, there will be an extraordinary session in Parliament to vote an extension for 28 days for the Emergency Measures. I would urge you to ponder all things I mentioned to you, consider how many people we are actually saving and how many people are actually dying of isolation and its unhealthy consequences. Please do not vote to proceed with the Emergency Measures. Also, please address the point of lack of transparency and unjustified secrecy surrounding the data and the models.
Today, my Councillor told me I live in the best country in the world and that I am treated like a family by my politicians.I wonder why I do not feel like that anymore.
Shared by ED
To: Mr. – Constituency office
I’m writing to you as a concerned constituent of your Toronto-Danforth riding and as an NDP supporter and monthly contributor about the proposal to continue this state of lockdown for another 28 days.
I’m concerned about all Ontarians and particularly people at risk for the adverse impacts for what another 4 weeks of social shutdown will cause. If we continue in this imbalanced and in my opinion, unreasonable approach to Covid containment we will see increased poverty, job loss, small businesses going bankrupt, depression, domestic violence, and despair. In addition, we must consider the impact this approach is having on people that need ongoing medical care for needed surgeries, treatments, diagnostics for at-risk populations that have cancer, heart issues, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. How many lives will be lost from the lockdowns compared to those saved from the disease? What will be the true cost of continuing the current devastating path we are on?
I would like to know what justification is being cited and what models are being used to support these imbalanced responses? The lockdowns were originally based on the faulty predictive models from the UK’s Imperial College originally estimated 500,000 deaths in that country. Neil Ferguson, the author of that model, has since drastically reduced that number to 20,000 then 5,700. And yet the original numbers continue to be used as justification for the current draconian measures.
The experience in Italy has shown that the deaths originally attributed to Covid were in fact false and only 12% of that number (according to Italian government health officials) were from Covid. The remaining 88% were from other underlying serious health issues with most of those deaths in the elderly (>70 years). The official death count in that country has not been adjusted in the face of these facts.
Scientists, doctors, microbiologists, pulmonologists, and other top-ranking health experts around the world have characterized the lockdowns as a grossly disproportionate response and have called for a more evidence-based approach to managing this pandemic.
A much more reasoned response would be to focus containment and effective treatment on the elderly and those with existing health issues and allow the healthy population to gain natural immunity which the evidence shows would only experience mild symptoms.
I am also outraged and perplexed why Ontario has not adopted treatment protocols that other countries have proven effective such as intravenous vitamin C, Hydroxychloroquine and zinc, oxygen therapies (hyperbaric oxygen, ozone therapy, nebulized hydrogen peroxide), and others. I am shocked to learn we are not using any of these effective treatments and in fact are using NO treatments. Ventilators do not address the viral infection itself and only facilitate breathing while allowing that patient’s immune system to hopefully overcome the illness. Even then the success rate with ventilators is alarmingly low (20%).
The idea that we must wait 12-18 months for a vaccine while there are proven effective treatments available that could save lives does not make sense. In addition, Coronavirus vaccine experts such as Peter Hotez of the Baylor College of Medicine, has expressed grave concerns of rushing the development of this type of vaccine as previous unsuccessful attempts have resulted in a high death rates in the animal trials.
I urge you as my elected representative to bring some common sense and reason to this discussion.
There is a better way to deal with this crisis than to further devastate the people of Ontario’s lives and our economy.
Shared by W
ATTENTION: Premier Doug Ford
I am writing to you as a very concerned citizen of Ontario. In the past few weeks we have witnessed a historic lockdown of our society.
We are told that this lockdown and the associated draconian measures to control every aspect of our lives is for our own protection. This crisis was ignited by computer models crafted by the Imperial College of London. Surely, you must be aware that the Imperial College’s Neil Ferguson downgraded his dire predictions by orders of magnitude!
An Oxford study supported this downgrade, as it appears that many people in UK have already been exposed to the virus, with mild/no symptoms. In Germany’s Gengelt it was concluded that the infection mortality rate is 0.4%. There are no mandatory lockdowns in Sweden, just common sense measures to isolate the susceptible people and quarantine the people who are actively sick.
Therefore, Mr. Ford, please explain to the people how this is justified? We are witnessing the systematic destruction of our economy causing unbearable stress on families in our province. This is not a discussion of dollars vs lives. This is an example of a cure being far worse than the disease. As you are aware, the rise in unemployment causes mortality from heart attacks and suicides to rise significantly.
Mr. Ford, what you are doing is tantamount to chopping the heads off 99% of people in Ontario to allegedly save less than 1%. This is assuming that the less than 1% who die can not be saved from reduced intubation or an increase use of therapeutics.
It is also important to note that sun exposure (Vitamin D) is critical to fortify immunity and reduce incidence of respiratory infections. Also documented in an important study, as humidity increases in the Spring and Summer the infectious rates for all viruses decline.
Many leading epidemiologists and infectious disease experts have stated that by imposing lock-downs, we are inhibiting the spread of the virus in healthy people to achieve herd immunity. Therefore, the draconian lock-downs will also prolong the outbreak. We have evolved on this planet for millions of years with viruses and bacteria alike. Natural herd immunity achieved through casual contact is how the outbreak subsides.
The damage from this draconian lockdown will surely go down in history as one of the greatest disasters in this century in Canada.
Please look beyond the globalist agenda and fight for the people of Ontario.
Shared by J
Dear Mr Ford
I am deeply concerned about your decision to extend lockdowns for an additional 28 days and ask you consider the alarming consequences this holds upon the social and economic stability of Ontarians.
Ontario has already taken dramatic steps towards suppressing this infection. Our acute care hospitals are managing well. Vigilance to protect those most vulnerable to Covid-19 (such as those in long term care residences, those with co-morbidities )can continue through strategies aimed at keeping these at risk citizens and their family members isolated. But to suggest we continue draconian measures that put citizens equally vulnerable to the economic and social instability caused as a result of continued lockdown measures, is unjust. If this is to continues, we risk losing swaths of our population to death by despair with longer lasting implications that will dwarf those of Covid-19.
We must have equitable health policy that meets the needs of ALL citizens of Ontario
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important basic questions not yet answered: – April 14/20
Perhaps this has already been mentioned/ answered, but:
1) WHAT MATHEMATHICAL MODEL DOES Public Health Canada use for the expected amounts of deaths/ beds needed etc?
I cannot find it on their website, and haven’t asked it yet. Does anyone know? I am thinking of Neil Ferguson in GB who had to drastically change his estimates and has a history of overestimating – and what Del Bigtree said about the flawed mathematical models last week and the week before
2) HOW DOES CANADA DEFINE A DEATH FROM COVID? Or the provinces
Same as CDC? Does anyone have a link? Did anyone ask Canadian Health authorities?
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Trudeau and Premiers questioned about consequences to human health and lives from government-imposed lockdowns
CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) today released letters to Prime Minister Trudeau, and to each of the ten Premiers (Ball, Ford, Higgs, Horgan, Kenney, King, Legault, McNeil, Moe, Pallister), publicly asking questions about the cost – in human life and human health – of government measures which violate the fundamental Charter freedoms of Canadians to move, travel, associate, assemble, and practice one’s faith.
From the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom
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