Misleading the public: 13 months of Ontario using suicides, overdose deaths caused by lockdowns as COVID-19 death counts

“Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto” -Toronto Public Health.
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Out of many viruses known to infect humans, response to COVID-19 brought on the worst pandemic in known human history. Ontario is home to 14.7 million residents who continue to endure some of the strictest lockdown measures globally.

The government uses the term “probable”  to label inconclusive PCR test results as positive virus results. Does that still mean that the virus is as infectious as the data suggests? How is Ontario getting away with inflating COVID-19 positive case numbers?  

In June 2020, Toronto Public Health (TPH) tweeted a statement notifying the public regarding the COVID-19 death count. The tweet can only signify that the province follows inaccurate data to instruct the closure of businesses and restrictions towards the residents.

Toronto Public Health tweet stating people who died with COVID-19 but not from COVID-19 are included in the COVID-19 death case count

“Individuals who have died with COVID-19, but not as a result of COVID-19 are included in the case counts for COVID-19 deaths in Toronto,” TPH tweeted.

COVID-19 Ontario cases which are a combination of positive and inconclusive results

While influenza cases in Canada and globally have reached historic low levels since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases have been reported at “record-breaking numbers.” In March 2021, the government said Ontario had 323,509 positive COVID-19 cases in total, which includes an unknown number of “probable” cases. Around 303,493 cases have been recorded as “recovered,” bringing the recovery rate to 93.8%.

In 2018-2019, Ontario had recorded 109,019 deaths. In 2019-2020, it rose by 6,107 to 115,126. Opioid-related and suicide deaths in Canada have increased to a historical level since the start of lockdowns, and those deaths have also been recorded as COVID-19 deaths.

“As a result of how data is recorded by health units into public health information databases, the ministry is not able to accurately separate how many people died directly because of COVID versus those who died with a COVID infection,” Ontario Ministry of Health Senior Communications Advisor Anna Miller told True North.

During the first few months of the pandemic, March-June 2020, approximately 94% of the recorded deaths caused by COVID-19 involved individuals 65 and older.

In the first six months of the pandemic, 2,657 people died from an opioid overdose, which means some or most of these figures were recorded in the COVID-19 death count. In 2018-2019, 25,000 Canadians died or were hospitalized after intentionally harming themselves. The pandemic data for mental health impact for 2020-2021 is unknown.

In 2020, University of Toronto researchers predicted 2,100 additional suicides brought on by the COVID-19 unemployment and urged the government to re-open the economy.

According to LifeSiteNews, people have been dying due to “indirect consequences of the pandemic,” such as “delayed medical procedures” stemming from lockdowns.

As of April 7, 7,494 deaths have been recorded as COVID-19 deaths in Ontario. However, this number doesn’t represent the correct picture as it includes opioid and suicide-related deaths. Also, of the total death count, 7,136 were above the age of 60.

In Ontario, 3,904 residents have died in Long Term Care (LTC) homes from the COVID-19 virus, which leaves 3,590 deaths allegedly due to the COVID-19 virus outside LTC homes. Again, all the deaths outside of LTC are not because of the virus, as the government cannot separate the data of those who died directly from COVID and those who died while being “infected” with COVID but due to other circumstances.

Long term care homes COVID-19 data

It is also essential to understand how the COVID-19 positive cases are determined and recorded. PCR tests, which are being used to identify the COVID-19 positive cases, are used incorrectly, rending the results unreliable.

TPH statement about cutoff point for PCR tests

Public Health Ontario (PHO) states that the cutoff point for positive results in PCR tests at PHO laboratories is 38 cycles, and the cutoff point for negative cycles is 40. If the virus is detected between 38 and 40, it is considered to be indeterminate or inconclusive. “ All inconclusive results are considered probable (likely) cases for public health reporting.”

Canada uses 40-45 amplification cycles, which means that the 323,509 positive cases have been recorded under the ‘inconclusive, indeterminate’ results and used for probable cases for the public health reporting. In other words, the government uses incorrect results to regulate and enforce lockdowns, which exacerbates unemployment, suicides and addiction.

Premier Doug Ford statement

Is the virus killing Canadians? Or are the heavy lockdowns based on deaths unrelated to COVID-19 and incorrect test results?

According to the government-provided information, the virus is possibly as dangerous as the flu to an older individual or someone with poor health. The only trouble is how the data is interpreted and weaponized against the public.

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