COVID-19 'Pandemic'

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This is sad.

Facing another retirement home lockdown, 90-year-old chooses medically assisted death​

Published Nov. 19, 2020 CTV

TORONTO -- When 90-year-old Nancy Russell died last month, she was surrounded by friends and family.

They clustered around her bed, singing a song she had chosen to send her off, as a doctor helped her through a medically-assisted death.

It was the exact opposite of the lonely months of lockdown Russell had suffered through in the retirement home where Russell had lived for several years -- that was the whole point.

Across Canada, long-term care homes and retirement homes are seeing rising cases of COVID-19 and deaths yet again, a worrisome trend that is leading to more restrictions for the residents.

But these lockdowns are taking another toll among those who don’t get COVID-19.

Residents eat meals in their rooms, have activities and social gatherings cancelled, family visits curtailed or eliminated. Sometimes they are in isolation in their small rooms for days. These measures, aimed at saving lives, can sometimes be detrimental enough to the overall health of residents that they find themselves looking into other options.

Russell, described by her family as exceptionally social and spry, was one such person. Her family says she chose a medically-assisted death (MAID) after she declined so sharply during lockdown that she didn’t want to go through more isolation this winter.

“Being mobile was everything to my mom,” her daughter, Tory, told CTV News.

“My mother was extremely curious, and she was very interested in every person she met and every idea that she came across so she was constantly reading, going to different shows and talks. [She] was frequently talking about people she met and their life stories, very curious, open minded. So for 90, she was exceptional.”

But the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions in March ended her daily walks, library visits and all the activities in her Toronto retirement home. Her daughter says they had plastic dividers in the dining rooms and supervised visits in the garden.

“She, almost overnight, went from a very active lifestyle to a very limited life, and they had, very early on, a complete two week confinement just to her room,” Tory said.

During those two weeks, since she couldn’t exercise by walking to the library or doing her own shopping, Russell would stand up and sit down, again and again in her room, counting the times, her daughter said.

“In that two weeks, all of us were phoning and she learned Zoom and got up to speed, but she felt extremely restricted, naturally, as did everybody.”

Tory said that her mother didn’t blame the care home in any way, and that she “fully understood why that rule had to be in place.”
 

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Current Covid Statistics

Deaths 11,273

Confirmed Cases 316,867

Number of Tests 13,295,822

Percentage of Positives 2.3832073%

Percentage of Deaths from 2.38% positives 3.5576%


3.55% of 2.38% is scarier than Climate Change.
 

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Not looking good on Trudie

Trudeau's efforts to bring rivals onside falters in face of new COVID-19 modelling


OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's effort to try and bring rivals onside to help communicate the dramatic implications of rising COVID-19 infections appears to have faltered.

While Trudeau stood in front of his home Friday and implored Canadians to stay in theirs, opposition leaders didn't echo that message.


Trudeau had given them a briefing late Thursday on the new modelling data, which predicts new cases could hit upwards of 20,000 a day if Canadians don't take greater care to limit their contact with people outside their households.
Parties not going to fall for the bi-passing parliament for spending again?
The rare briefing — which those inside the room described as technical, with chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam doing the talking — was intended to encourage cross-partisan unity on the subject......More
Parties not going to fall for the bi-passing parliament for spending again?
 
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Not looking good on Trudie

Trudeau's efforts to bring rivals onside falters in face of new COVID-19 modelling




Parties not going to fall for the bi-passing parliament for spending again?
According to statistics and thanks to Quebec, Canada never did manage to "flatten the curve".

A massive failure for Team Trudeau.

Pathetic.