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Ford speaks about 'horrific' military report on long-term care conditions during COVID-19 pandemic

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Cockroaches, rotten food, patients with ulcers left bed-bound, staff moving from unit to unit wearing contaminated gear.
Those are just some of the disturbing details in a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) whistleblower report made public Tuesday, based on the observations of its members at five Ontario long-term care homes.

Ontario officials were notified of the report by the federal government Sunday in a memo to the solicitor general grouping the concerns into either non-adherence or non-existence of policies, inadequate resources including trained staff and medical supplies, deficiencies in care home infrastructure and concerns about standards of care.

"It's heartbreaking, horrific, it's shocking that this can happen here in Canada. It's gut-wrenching and reading those reports is the hardest thing I've done as premier," Ford said at a news conference Thursday.

"There's going to be justice. There's going to be accountability," a visibly emotional Ford told the families of loved ones in care homes.

Speaking to reporters, Ford thanked CAF members for bringing their concerns to light, calling on them to extend their mission for an additional 30 days. The premier also said he will be looking into the possibility of criminal charges.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

It's an open secret (even joke) in our society that senior and long-term care homes are horrible places. In Canada, like the US, they are mostly private operations. During the current pandemic they were losing so many patients to the virus (and staff who would not return to work) that provinces requested military aid, which the federal government granted.

 

It turns out the military has been shocked with what it has seen in the management of these facilities, and has been reporting the infractions and conditions to the federal government through chain of command:

 

 

Though this is a provincial-jurisdiction, I hope the government manages to step in somehow. These are massive cash cows that over time have reduced service while increasing fees.

Apparently the report was written on May 14th, but didn't get passed to the Province until the 24th.  :shock:

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18 minutes ago, Firewithin said:

100k

 

we did it wow GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

 

Listen, the levels of human capital stock may have declined by 100,000 units, but the capital stock market is up!

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1 hour ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

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So a face covered in shoe polish doesn't count as a mask? Good to know. 

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While many Americans ration insulin because of costs, Trump jokes about taking it for fun.

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2 minutes ago, MarSolo said:

 

While many Americans ration insulin because of Costa, Trump jokes about taking it for fun.


more than likely that the asshole actually is a diabetic from that wonderful Diet Coke and McDonald’s daily meals

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2 hours ago, CitizenVectron said:

This appears to apply to the fast ones.

 

So good thing the CDC is using those tests in its numbers now?

Well you either have it or you don't, and this test says you have it or not... Basically useless. 

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Guys, I’ve been drinking a lot, and I mean A LOT, since this whole thing started. I’ve discovered new beers, reclaimed my love of drinking vodka straight, and even sampled new wines. That said, I decided to take a break tonight, and I think the withdraw effects have me hallucinating:

 

 

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I don't get the concept of being ok with death because god wants you to die. Wouldn't you rather worship a god who wants you to live, be healthy and have a good life?

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According to data I found here, the mortality rate of COVID-19 in Nevada is about 4.9%. Maybe I did the math wrong?  If not, that's pretty high. 

 

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20 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

According to data I found here, the mortality rate of COVID-19 in Nevada is about 4.9%. Maybe I did the math wrong?  If not, that's pretty high.

 

How much testing are they doing? If they're doing less testing than other places then it'll push the mortality rate up.

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11 hours ago, MarSolo said:

Guys, I’ve been drinking a lot, and I mean A LOT, since this whole thing started. I’ve discovered new beers, reclaimed my love of drinking vodka straight, and even sampled new wines. That said, I decided to take a break tonight, and I think the withdraw effects have me hallucinating:

 

 

 

they are desperately trying not to get sued at this point.  this is the ONLY reason

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Just now, Jason said:

 

How much testing are they doing? If they're doing less testing than other places then it'll push the mortality rate up.

 

More than 148,000 tests have been performed to date in Nevada.  8,000 have been positive. 

 

What irks me is the people who are saying "hurr durr, the death rate is only .0000002%!"  I'm pretty sure those people are taking the total number of deaths and dividing it by the total population.  

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8 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

More than 148,000 tests have been performed to date in Nevada.  8,000 have been positive. 

 

What irks me is the people who are saying "hurr durr, the death rate is only .0000002%!"  I'm pretty sure those people are taking the total number of deaths and dividing it by the total population.  

Yeah, and there's even differences between the infected fatality rate and the case (i.e. hospitalizations more or less) fatality rate so it's another case where if you are an armchair commentator you can make up/repurpose definitions to fit your agenda without batting an eye

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Check this shit out:

 

Fuck the CDC, fuck Trump, and fuck Florida.

 

There is a decent chance we will never know the true scale of this virus. It's possible that it's double or triple as widespread (and with as many corresponding deaths) as reported.

 

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It appears that Texas is also under-reported. 4622 pneumonia deaths this year compared to 973 in 2018 for the same period.

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12 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

Check this shit out:

 

Fuck the CDC, fuck Trump, and fuck Florida.

 

There is a decent chance we will never know the true scale of this virus. It's possible that it's double or triple as widespread (and with as many corresponding deaths) as reported.

 

Official "died of covid" numbers are going to be lower than the death toll, and that's fine.

 

We always report the number of people who died in wartime as dead during that conflict if they die from disease or starvation. Take the US civil war for example. The commonly quoted death toll is ~600,000. More people died from disease than were killed in action, but we still count these deaths as due to the war.

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That's where the Nashville epicenters are--apartment complexes where poorer people live. They are likely mostly essential workers. 

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29 minutes ago, CayceG said:

That's where the Nashville epicenters are--apartment complexes where poorer people live. They are likely mostly expendable workers. 

 

 

Republican fixed.

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1 hour ago, CayceG said:

That's where the Nashville epicenters are--apartment complexes where poorer people live. They are likely mostly essential workers. 

Exactly right... these are folks that can't work from home or quarantine in place. They can't isolate so of course they are going to experience higher rates of infection. 

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7 hours ago, CitizenVectron said:

Check this shit out:

 

Fuck the CDC, fuck Trump, and fuck Florida.

 

There is a decent chance we will never know the true scale of this virus. It's possible that it's double or triple as widespread (and with as many corresponding deaths) as reported.

 

 

Did you bother to fact check that claim?

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7 hours ago, CitizenVectron said:

Check this shit out:

 

Fuck the CDC, fuck Trump, and fuck Florida.

 

There is a decent chance we will never know the true scale of this virus. It's possible that it's double or triple as widespread (and with as many corresponding deaths) as reported.

 

 

7 hours ago, CitizenVectron said:

It appears that Texas is also under-reported. 4622 pneumonia deaths this year compared to 973 in 2018 for the same period.

 

Is there a source on either of these numbers?

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