How is Canada preparing for a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations?

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As cases of COVID-19 keep rising across Canada, doctors and nurses are preparing for a surge of hospitalizations and ICU admissions.

As Mike Drolet reports, the pandemic’s third wave is hitting provinces harder than ever before.

As of April 25 at 7:20 p.m. ET, Canada has a reported total of 1,178,992 COVID-19 cases. Of these, 1,068,798 have recovered and 23,962 people have died in total.

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Dexter Dafoe April 26, 2021 - 4:57 PM

At the back of the whole problem is the level of immigration we allowing, and how that level places a strains on public services. If you have people waiting in hospital emergency rooms, for more than an hour to be looked after, it pretty clear your population numbers are putting a strain on that system. The choice at that point should either be to haul immigration, or expand your services to deal with the influx of immigrants you are allowing into your country. It amazes me how politicians can’t follow such a simple rationale, only now can they appreciate the mess they have made of things. Maybe in the New Start they will finally come to their senses..

Albert Versteeg April 26, 2021 - 5:06 PM

Ivermectin 12 mg taken for 3 days heals covid, vaccines do not. Ivermectin 12 mg protects from covid, vaccines do not. Ivermectin is safe to take .Vaccines are deadly . Life expectancy for people taking a dna altering medication against covid is between two and three years

M.C. Murdoch April 26, 2021 - 5:17 PM

Isn't it time for a new headline? Using the same 3 over and over for an entire year is kind of…. transparent.

BOY HAW April 26, 2021 - 5:20 PM

Geez the masks really work well ….. NOT!

LiplessEagle April 26, 2021 - 5:36 PM

Covid is long gone. These tyrants have lost

M.C. Murdoch April 26, 2021 - 5:46 PM

Straight from a top doctor in Ontario. 7,000 iu – 12,000 iu of D3 every day, taken with MCT oil, should be the bare minimum you're doing for your health. Combined with several other vitamins, and you basically become immune to colds. Since I've started this routine, any time I feel a cold coming on, I'm over it that day.

3 months of me being on 7,000 iu/day was not enough to optimize my D3 levels. (I was having regular blood tests specifically for Vitamin D levels.) Which is when I increased to 12,000 iu, as recommended by said doctor.

(NOTE: HIGHEST DOSE YOU CAN BUY IN CANADA FOR D3 IS 1,000 iu. I purchase 5,000 iu pills from USA.)

Hope this helps someone. If you want to know what other vitamins and doses you can take in addition to the D3, let me know 🙂

blue collar opinion April 26, 2021 - 6:08 PM

We need to have the cartel go after Gates

Laurie Wright April 26, 2021 - 6:37 PM

There is no way to prepare!!! ford put us in this position!!!!! He didn't put the PROPER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, WHEN HE SHOULD HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And trudeau won't stop non essential travel!!!! DUH, THAT IS HOW ALL THE VARIANTS ARE GETTING HERE!!!!!! So we will have Covid for years!!!!!
People won't listen and do the right things!!!! Wear masks, social distance and wash hands, constantly!!!!
Stupid protesters and anti vaxers!!! They are also the reason we will never get rid of this!!!!

UC Love April 26, 2021 - 6:38 PM

The fines are too low. 2grand for willingly spreading a deadly bio organism that could kill me? Hmmm…. cheaper than spray painting a rail car.

Peter Van Drunen April 26, 2021 - 6:45 PM

I'm only here for the comments

Back To Work 2021 April 26, 2021 - 7:45 PM

I guess the jab does not work

Mish Beatz April 26, 2021 - 8:08 PM

You mean to tell me that a morbidly obese person got a respiratory disease & died?!?!? NO!!????? WHAT?!?!? WHY?!?!?! HOW?!?!?!

Prince Phillip April 26, 2021 - 8:32 PM

Well global ctv and cbc are ramping up their propaganda

Robin M April 26, 2021 - 8:37 PM

"Preparing" for YET another covidastrophy that's never going to happen.

Viking Excavating April 26, 2021 - 8:44 PM

They are stock piling guns and ammunition and ready to revolt lol

j mc April 26, 2021 - 9:10 PM

I wonder if there’s been a spike on hits at US immigration site by Cdns wanting to move (escape) to ‘red’ states? Not for but in spite of cons beliefs to live where rights/freedoms still protected. American Institute of economics and said imperial modelling way off in some countries.

Mean Angel April 26, 2021 - 9:14 PM

Surge? What surge… when?
Why don't your bio labbies, fix a coctail of Ebola-Hanta, and we can all say: politicians deliver as promised!
Otherwise these are all absurdities!

Lori Pop April 26, 2021 - 9:17 PM

Cases = herd immunity.

Joy Paquette April 26, 2021 - 9:45 PM

The count of cases recovered from COVID-19 in Canada was 1,068,792 as of April 25, 2021.

Dapper Canuck April 26, 2021 - 9:45 PM

canada's hospitals ARE FULL… ALL the time
there IS NO..' surge' capacity.. and there is NO surge. period
cases means NOTHING
Florida is 100 percent OPEN
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March 19 2020
Coronavirus is About to Reveal How Fragile Our Health System is:
policyoptions . irpp . org
Canada has 1.95 acute care hospital beds per 1,000 people, fewer than any other OECD country but Mexico.
(Italy, which has been overwhelmed by this coronavirus, has 34 percent more beds per capita than we do: 2.62 per 1,000 people.)
Nationwide, the occupancy rate for Canada's hospital beds is over 90 percent routinely.
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THIS ALL happened UNDER…trudeau
canada IS a third world nation under the liberals

P.S.: ?…there ARE…?
THIRTY-SEVEN [ 37] nations in the…OECD.

P.P.S.: why is the government AND msm LYING about this fact? to..YOU!
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P.P.P.S.: now ask YOURSELF…why is canada doing the WORST of the G8 AND the near WORST in the OECD.

1sikteg April 26, 2021 - 9:46 PM

the title should be WHY DIDN'T THE GOVERNMENT PREPARE FOR THE SURGE. The hospitals are a mess and with $400+ billion printed our healthcare staff don't even have a second dose… canada is a complete joke.

Dapper Canuck April 26, 2021 - 9:52 PM

Ontario's first newly built hospital in over 30 years

Mackenzie Health’s Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital — open on February 7, 2021.

Cortellucci Vaughan will provide a total of 185 beds

ONTARIO POP 1990: 10.3 million
ONTARIO POP 2020: 14.8 milion

FORTY FOUR percent INCREASE in pop.

Dark Nibiru Rising April 26, 2021 - 9:58 PM

Refuse! Resist! React!

Dapper Canuck April 26, 2021 - 10:01 PM

the vaccinated ARE the SUPER SPREADERS

Dapper Canuck April 26, 2021 - 10:14 PM

if WE are preparing for a SURGE..
why did trudeau increase IMMIGRATION ..to .."unprecedented record high levels"?
why did WE fly in… 55 000 migrants to steal YOUR jobs?
why did trudeau LIFT the cap on FOREIGN students? and let in OVER 320 000 in 2020 most are from the…CCP!
then of course there are the 30 000 ILLEGALS that enter ILLEGAL
EVERY SINGLE MONTH under trudeau

Dan Boden April 26, 2021 - 10:50 PM

Govt just created the crisis for its own agenda then blames you.

Dan Boden April 26, 2021 - 11:00 PM

More vaccinations more deaths all planned by Trudeaus friends at WHO .

HailHail 67 April 26, 2021 - 11:19 PM

Poorly

waystation April 27, 2021 - 1:06 AM

People die every day of every year…Fact of Life…Why all this panic?…

Cancer deaths 79,000/yr.(216/day)…Heart disease 52,000/yr.(142/day)…Suicide 12,000(32/day)…Of all leading causes, Canada saw 284,721(780/day) deaths in 2019 alone…

By the way…that's less than 1% of the population.

Cyber Six Moon Clouds April 27, 2021 - 1:07 AM

Everyone at high risk due to obesity has had a year to lose weight and change their unhealthy habits. Time to start fat-shaming people again.

Yamaha Fan April 27, 2021 - 1:09 AM

Canadian Government is complicit.

Kenn Kennedy April 27, 2021 - 1:48 AM

MEDIA CREATED THEATRICS………doctors want more patients, hospitals want more patients and Big Pharma wants more drug sales….thats it……….Covid is a mild flu with a 99.9% recovery rate…thats why they keep clouding the facts….this is about them…about their survival in the medical industry…. and about providing the government with your medical profile without your consent.

Clinton Elias April 27, 2021 - 2:16 AM

Nothing! that's the default button they have their finger on at all times and then blame the those who don't comply. Easy, peasy. Now, what's for lunch?

Mike Mike April 27, 2021 - 2:34 AM

UFC just had a 15,000 person event in a stadium. Hospitals always run at maximum capacity. You can't trust these media outlets.

Vern Shein April 27, 2021 - 3:13 AM

Here are the only pertinent facts: as of April 24, the United States has vaccinated 67 out of every 100 people — 41 per cent of the population have received one dose and 27 per cent have been fully vaccinated within the manufacturer-specified 21 or 28 days; Canada, on the other hand, has vaccinated 32 out of every 100 people — 29 per cent of the population have gotten one dose and a mere 2.7 per cent have been fully vaccinated because the Liberals have permitted four-month delays in giving second doses.

Canada may be the only developed nation in this “2.7 per cent fully vaccinated” category. Other countries in this category include Argentina, Guyana, Mongolia, Dominica, India, Colombia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Belarus and virtually the entire Third World. Canada even lags Mexico, which has fully vaccinated 4.2 per cent of its population.

This metric — the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated — is what counts, and Canada is the only country in the world that is officially denying people their vital second shots for four months.