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Re: Shocked by the division

I wish I shared Shell VanTol's shock, but I realized quite some time ago that Canadians aren't nearly as nice as we like to think we are.

The government has used fear, uncertainty and doubt to spread terror and to keep us divided while they run roughshod over our rights. Remember the old saw "United we stand, divided we fall"? Well, we are certainly divided and most certainly are falling.

I have questions for our health authorities that I don't see getting any answers. Here are just a few of them.

What is Canada's morbidity rate for 2020? How does it compare to 2019 and 2018? Are there substantially more deaths due to Covid or is the rate staying at 7.75 people per 1,000? Influenza and pneumonia deaths the same, less or more? How about by age group? Elderly people have a much higher rate than younger people. How does that compare from 2019 to 2020? Are more elderly dying of Covid than previously died from all other causes? Or is it, as I suspect, about the same? Does anyone have the answers for me?

For those who can't be bothered to do the math, that morbidity rate works out to almost 300,000 deaths in one year. Covid is just a small part of that number. Here in BC more people have died from opiates than Covid, and yet without outrage from our citizens, many of whom consider an OD to be self-inflicted. Remember my comment about not being very nice?

Bill Grigg, Kelowna



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