No. 6 - More than 19,000 people have died in residential facilities in Canada due to COVID-19
Yesterday, Canada surpassed 19,000 deaths within residential facilities due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Here’s what that looks like:
13425 at 976 long-term care facilities (70.2%)
3743 at 754 retirement residences (19.5%)
1756 deaths at 148 hospitals (9.1%)
161 deaths at 30 assisted living facilities for disabled children and adults
13 deaths at 10 shelters
12 deaths at 10 correctional facilities
It’s important to note that these are pulled from official numbers, and that the figures are likely higher, especially among shelter deaths.
When someone lives within a residential facility, they lose control over aspects of their own personal safety. They rely on facility management to oversee infection control and PPE. People living in these facilities have fewer rights and less access to privacy and control of their living conditions. The fact that 60% of all deaths within Canada occured within a residential facility is effectively eugenics: the state or para-state agents didn’t do enough to protect the lives of the people who live within their care.
Crossing this threshold has been 100% absent from media coverage. With schools absorbing most of the COVID-19 updates aside from the daily din of government press conferences, residential care has been relegated to a footnote.
Note: I really didn’t think I’d be emailing you all so much. Once we’re out of this wave, my hope is that the news slows down a bit and you’ll hear from me less. I hope the volume is ok!