COVID-19 'Pandemic'

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Licence of Saskatchewan doctor who prescribed Ivermectin for COVID-19 to be suspended
Dr. Tshipita Kabongo faced two sets of charges relating to unprofessional conduct

Author of the article:Brandon Harder
Published Jun 17, 2024 • 2 minute read
Dr. Tshipita Kabongo has been charged with unprofessional conduct relating to the following: he failed to know and/or follow the Policy on Complementary and Alternative Therapies when he prescribed Ivermectin for COVID-19.
Dr. Tshipita Kabongo has been charged with unprofessional conduct relating to the following: he failed to know and/or follow the Policy on Complementary and Alternative Therapies when he prescribed Ivermectin for COVID-19.
Regina doctor Tshipita Kabongo has admitted to unprofessional conduct in relation to two sets of charges brought against him by the oversight body for Saskatchewan physicians.


That’s according to Bryan Salte, associate registrar for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS).

Kabongo had one such charge brought against him in March of 2023 in relation to his failing to know and/or follow the CPSS Policy on Complementary and Alternative Therapies when he prescribed Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, to treat COVID-19.

He also faced four additional professional charges, brought against him in March of 2024. Of those, three pertained to his work with specific patients, alleging he “failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession,” while the fourth charge was in relation to billing for his services.

The 2024 charges also made reference to inappropriate prescription of Ivermectin, as well as cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, Vitamin B12, and supplements.


Charges brought by that oversight body are not criminal charges but pertain to conduct that does not comply with the rules that govern its members.

Salte advised, via email, that a hearing was held with regard to Kabongo’s matters in June, and a penalty was imposed on him.



With regard to penalty, the CPSS council decided Kabongo is to receive a written reprimand.

In addition, his licence is to be suspended for one month, starting Aug. 1, 2024.

He is to practice only under the supervision of “a duly qualified medical practitioner approved by the Registrar.”

“The requirement for supervision will continue until the Registrar concludes that Dr. Kabongo is no longer required to practise under supervision,” the council decision states.


The supervisor is to provide the CPSS with reports as to the status of Kabongo’s practice.

Kabongo is also directed to pay costs associated to the investigation and the hearing in the amount of $44,783.72. This amount is to be paid in 24 equal instalments, beginning August 1.

If he fails to pay these costs as required, his licence is to be suspended until he pays in full.

The latest CPSS decision on discipline is not the first the oversight body has made pertaining to Kabongo.

In March of 2016, he admitted he was guilty of unprofessional conduct relating to his excessively billing the Saskatchewan health-care system.

For that, he was fined $5,000 and ordered to pay costs associated with the investigation and hearing, in the amount of $11,425.82. He was also required to take an ethics program and a records keeping course. That was all in addition to an order that he repay $119,867.06 relating to inappropriate billing.

— with files from Pam Cowan

bharder@postmedia.com

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Dr. Anthony Fauci admits keeping schools closed during COVID pandemic ‘not a good idea’
Author of the article:Denette Wilford
Published Jun 19, 2024 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read

Dr. Anthony Fauci finally did an about-face and agreed with many of his critics that keeping schools closed for so long amid the COVID-19 pandemic was “not a good idea.”


In an interview with CBS Mornings, the White House’s former top doctor reflected on the actions and policies implemented four years ago, including school closures which have led to a learning loss across the United States.

While he insisted the initial decision to shut down classrooms was not a mistake, he admitted that he questions the length of time they remained closed.

“Shutting down everything immediately — and we didn’t shut it down completely — but essentially major social distancing and even schools was the right thing,” Fauci said.

“How long you kept it was the problem, because there was a disparity throughout the country,” he explained to co-host Tony Dokoupil. “If you go back and look at the YouTube, I kept on saying, ‘Close the bars, open the schools. Open the schools as quickly and as safely as you possibly can.’

“But initially to close it down was correct,” he clarified before adding, “Keeping it for a year was not a good idea.”

Dokoupil asked, “So, that was a mistake in retrospect?” Dokoupil asked. “We will not repeat it?”

“Absolutely, yeah,” Fauci replied.



The former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) had previously stood by his recommendation for remote learning.

In August 2020, Fauci warned of an “insidious increase” in cases as students prepared to return to in-person learning, stating, “There may be some areas where the level of virus is so high that it would not be prudent to bring children back to school.”

High schools in New York City didn’t open until March 2021, while all schools in the U.S.’s largest school district reopened in September of that year.

Florida, however, issued an emergency order in requiring all “brick-and-mortar” schools to reopen full-time in August 2020.

The areas where schools did allow students and staff to return in August and September 2020, fewer than 1% showed cases of COVID-19, according to Brown University’s National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard.


By January 2021, a CDC study showed “little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission’’ — but teachers’ unions campaigned for classrooms to mostly remain closed until the following school year.

Research has shown it could take more than five years for students to completely catch up from what they lost due to the pandemic, CBS reported.

Earlier this year, Fauci told the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Pandemic that the six-feet social distancing guidelines had no scientific backing — but was “not convinced” they led to learning loss.

“It sort of just appeared. I don’t recall,” he told the panel in a January interview. “Just an empiric decision that wasn’t based on data or even data that could be accomplished.”
 

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There goes ol' Crazy Doc Fauci again, telling the truth.
You mean admitting he was wrong? We all knew he was wrong from the beginning, but he gets the big bucks to lie for the powers that be.

Might even be a payday in it for you, when the class action lawsuits start by everyone that lost freedom and money because of his lies.


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You mean admitting he was wrong? We all knew he was wrong from the beginning, but he gets the big bucks to lie for the powers that be.

Might even be a payday in it for you, when the class action lawsuits start by everyone that lost freedom and money because of his lies.


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Yes. Admitting he was wrong. I know you and the bold Conservatives of CanCon are never wrong, but that's because you're so fucking awesome. Almost makes a body wonder why the lot of you together ain't done nothing noteworthy.
 

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Yes. Admitting he was wrong. I know you and the bold Conservatives of CanCon are never wrong, but that's because you're so fucking awesome. Almost makes a body wonder why the lot of you together ain't done nothing noteworthy.
What is your claim to noteworthy ? Attack the messenger because you cannot refute his message . Must be rough supporting a party whose whole platform is not Trump . Lol sucks to be you .
 
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A Startling Accusation In a shocking turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a grave warning to the world. He claims that the United States, under the control of Deep State operatives, is preparing to launch a second pandemic aimed at disrupting the 2024 election. This startling information was revealed during a military press conference in Russia, where officials outlined a supposed plot involving the release of an avian bioweapons.

https://chriswicknews.com/putin-iss...rd-flu-false-flag-to-sabotage-election/10065/

Think about it.. who do you trust? Putin or the US Government

Oh how's that Bird Flu coming along.. now it's transmisible person to person
 

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Yes. Admitting he was wrong. I know you and the bold Conservatives of CanCon are never wrong, but that's because you're so fucking awesome. Almost makes a body wonder why the lot of you together ain't done nothing noteworthy.
Actually, I thought it was rather brave of him to admit he was wrong. Probably financially a good move, rather than being forced to admit it on one of the many upcoming civil cases. There is nothing inherently bad about making the wrong decision, especially when based on bad data. It only becomes bad when one refuses to change their decision when the facts come to light.
 

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A Startling Accusation In a shocking turn of events, Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a grave warning to the world. He claims that the United States, under the control of Deep State operatives, is preparing to launch a second pandemic aimed at disrupting the 2024 election. This startling information was revealed during a military press conference in Russia, where officials outlined a supposed plot involving the release of an avian bioweapons.

https://chriswicknews.com/putin-iss...rd-flu-false-flag-to-sabotage-election/10065/

Think about it.. who do you trust? Putin or the US Government

Oh how's that Bird Flu coming along.. now it's transmisible person to person
Ah yes, the same jackasses that accused Ukraine of developing and deploying "anti-tank nits". And uh, which 2024 election is Bedpan talking about? Russia already had their super-rigged "election" including Bedpan murdering his opponent. The US election doesn't take place until Nov. 2025.

As for who do I trust between Putin and the US govt? I'll take the US govt for 200, Alex. Bedpan is a murderous scumbag who commits crimes against humanity, murders his political rivals, destroys World Heritage sites like ISIS did, loots churches, kidnaps Russians and foreigners and sends them to be cannon fodder at the front and threatens to use nukes because his pathetic military can't even defeat Ukraine after 2 1/2 years of meat grinding tactics.

And no I don't implicitly trust the US govt but if Bedpan says one thing and the US says another, I'm likely going to take the US version over Bedpan's delirious ramblings. Remember folks, Bedpan is an asshole who insists he's liberating Ukraine from nazis while he supports islamo-nazis against Israel.
 

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Actually, I thought it was rather brave of him to admit he was wrong. Probably financially a good move, rather than being forced to admit it on one of the many upcoming civil cases. There is nothing inherently bad about making the wrong decision, especially when based on bad data. It only becomes bad when one refuses to change their decision when the facts come to light.
Something wrong about attributing a financial motivation to honesty.
 

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Legal action coming to recover COVID benefit overpayments: CRA
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Ian Bickis
Published Jun 27, 2024 • Last updated 4 days ago • 3 minute read

The Canada Revenue Agency says it is ramping up efforts to claw back overpayments of pandemic-related benefits.
The Canada Revenue Agency says it is ramping up efforts to claw back overpayments of pandemic-related benefits.
The Canada Revenue Agency is ramping up efforts to recover overpayments of pandemic-related benefits to individuals as more than $9 billion remains owed.


The agency said Thursday that starting in July, it will begin using legal warnings and means to recover overpayments, actions that could include taking payments out of wages or bank accounts.

The agency said it will only be taking legal action against those who have not responded or co-operated and who have been determined to have the financial capacity to pay.

“Our primary goal is to encourage individuals to contact us so we can work together to find the best way to resolve their debt, ensuring a fair and manageable process for everyone,” spokeswoman Sylvie Branch said in an email.

The agency said it remains committed to supporting Canadians who are not able to repay their debt and encouraged those individuals to contact them to figure out a plan.


The rollout of pandemic relief payments saw more than $200 billion doled out to individuals and businesses on a pay-now-ask-questions-later basis.

The CRA said it’s still trying to get about $9.53 billion paid back from individuals who were ineligible including $5.41 billion from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, $2.67 billion from the Canada Recovery Benefit and $1.25 billion from the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.

The agency began efforts in May 2022 to recover payments deemed ineligible by sending out letters encouraging voluntary payments.

Last year, it sent out collection letters and made efforts to reach people by phone. It also started using a process it calls “offsetting,” which means that it automatically uses money from tax refunds and some benefits to settle a person’s debt with the government.


Those who are told they owe can ask for two reviews of the conclusion, where they’re given the opportunity to try and prove they qualified, said Dale Barrett, founder and managing lawyer of Barrett Tax Law.

But he said given the information the CRA has, there’s usually not much room for debate on whether someone qualified for the benefits.

“Most of the issues are pretty clear cut.”

Those who still want to challenge the decision after two reviews can take their case to Federal Court, but it generally requires a lawyer and is an expensive prospect for the amount of benefits involved.

“They still have the opportunity to go to court, which unfortunately is one of those things that’s very expensive to do,” Barrett said.

There have been more than 1,000 people who have challenged the findings in Federal Court and some people have been successful, against the odds, in securing another review after self-representation.


Those included an Ontario hospitality worker who demonstrated his joblessness was related to the pandemic by showing he went through three interviews for an airport position just before COVID-19’s onset.

A Quebec retiree, meanwhile, convinced a judge he had been doing odd jobs as a landscaper to make extra cash after the level of his pre-pandemic income was challenged by the CRA.

But far more have been forced to pay back the funds owed.

“Just in the majority of the cases, the CRA knows, they know whether you’ve qualified or not. They’ve got your tax return,” said Barrett.

He said that while as a tax lawyer he’s always happy to prove the agency incorrect, he thinks they’ve done a reasonable job navigating the return of benefits.

“It’s always lousy getting a collection call from the CRA. But at the end of the day, it’s also lousy having taxpayer dollars go to places where they shouldn’t be going.”

There is the small consolation for those who owe — there are no penalties or interest on the emergency benefits overpayment debts.

— With files from Darryl Greer in Vancouver
 

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Federal ventilator program wasted million in taxpayer money: MP Gallant
About half of the 27,499 ventilators delivered were declared surplus

Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Jul 09, 2024 • 1 minute read

Auditor General Karen Hogan says 13,614 ventilators purchased under a $700-million COVID-19 federal program immediately went to warehouses as surplus, including being sold for scrap, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.


The figure came to light after a request by Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew-Nipissing, Ont.).

“During our count of the ventilators in inventory we noted all ventilators identified as surplus, 13,614 in total, were segregated from the remaining inventory for a corresponding write-down to be made,” wrote Hogan.

In 2021, auditors reviewed rush orders for medical supplies stemming from the outbreak of the pandemic and Hogan confirmed the investigation never looked at what became of surplus ventilators.

“The decision to divest ventilators was not part our financial audit,” wrote Hogan.

Gallant was trying to determine the scope of waste in the ventilator program after a constituent spotted medical devices being sold at auction as scrap metal.


The Starfish Medical ventilators were purchased under a sole-sourced contract from a Toronto supplier at $22,600 apiece and auction records showed some unused devices still in their original factory crating were selling for as little as $6.



Gallant said the mismanagement represented taxpayers losing millions.

“That these advanced medical devices still in the original manufacturer packaging can be listed for sale as scrap metal presents a serious risk of corruption or the destruction of value for taxpayers,” Gallant wrote to auditors.

A total of 37,500 ventilators were ordered from four Canadian manufacturers and 27,499 were delivered, records show, with about half or 13,614 declared surplus.
 

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Nearly all 8,200 ventilators from Montreal firm scrapped by feds: Report
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Jul 11, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

Access To Information records show millions of dollars worth of ventilators bought from a Quebec contractor by Ottawa ended up as scrap metal, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.


The records say that of the 8,200 CAE ventilators delivered at taxpayers’ expense, 8,180, or 99% were “slated for sale as scrap metal.”

The documents didn’t say what the Public Health Agency did with the remaining 20 devices.

“I am glad we were able to support CAE (Inc. of Montreal),” said then-Industry Minister Navdeep Bains Minister Bains at the time.

The ventilators “will help save the lives of COVID-19 patients,” he claimed.

CAE, formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics, had layoffs of 1,500 at the outbreak of the pandemic on March 11, 2020. On April 9, the company was awarded a $282,500,000 sole-sourced contract for ventilators even though it had not manufactured the devices.

As a result, those laid-off employees were recalled by the company.


“CAE, one of Canada’s leading aerospace firms, stepped up early on,” said Bains.

The contract was “a testament to CAE’s agility and innovative capability,” he said.



However, there is no record of any CAE ventilator being used medically even before thousands were sold as scrap metal.

According to internal emails in the Prime Minister’s Office, the devices repeatedly failed Department of Health tests.

“CAE’s first delivery proved deficient,” said a Sept. 10, 2020 staff email, per Blacklock’s Reporter.

“Problems were serious,” it added.

A second review found “significant shortcomings with patient safety implications,” it said.

The company, however, at the time defended its work.

“CAE designed its ventilator from scratch,” Helene Gagnon, senior vice president, said in an earlier interview. “It is a testament to Canadian innovation. Remember, the world was looking for ventilators urgently.”