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D. Carlton Rossi

Canadian Coronavirus



                       

Two cargo planes return empty to Canada from China without medical supplies

The Globe and Mail

Steven Chase

April 21, 2020


Two cargo planes chartered by Canadian governments to procure medical gear from China were forced to return home empty this week amid traffic jams at and around an airport in Shanghai as countries from around the world rush for supplies to fight COVID-19.

“There are severe restrictions on the ground in China in terms of how long a plane can actually stay in their airports before having to leave – whether it’s full or not,” Mr. Trudeau said. “At the same time, supply lines and shipments to the airport are difficult and interrupted by checkpoints and quarantine measures,” he said.





Empty promises.  Empty planes.  They sold it to the highest bidder.







                             



Raymond J. de Souza: When the going got tough due to COVID-19, Justin Trudeau showed his true authoritarian colours

Coronavirus, Father Raymond J. De Souza


March 28, 2020


Canada has moved from debating whether it is an abuse of office not to use power when it is needed, to whether it is an abuse of office to seek unlimited power in times of need.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/raymond-j-de-souza-when-the-going-got-tough-due-to-covid-19-justin-trudeau-showed-his-true-authoritarian-colours




Dorothy asks "Now which way do we go?


                  

The Scarecrow answers "Taxation is a nice way to go"



                  

"It's pleasant down that way with spending powers, too."





                 


"Me, myself and I always go with taxation and spending powers with no oversight".







           




Erin O'Toole

@ErinOTooleMP

Mar 23 Justin Trudeau is using a national crisis to give himself special powers and subvert democracy until 2021.

Canadians cannot allow this to happen.






Michael Chong

@MichaelChongMP ·

Mar 23

1/ Just arrived in Ottawa after six hours of driving from my home in Wellington County to attend Parliament.

Also just read the Globe and Mail story.

To say I’m shocked is an understatement. Michael Chong @MichaelChongMP · Mar 23

/ If the government thinks it can do this, it is mistaken.

The government requires the unanimous consent of the House of Commons to do this.

If they propose this, I will be voting “no”.






Andrew Scheer

@AndrewScheer

Conservatives are focused on what Canadians need right now and today we passed measures to help. The Liberal government should not have tried to use this crisis to grant themselves unprecedented new powers.




Trudeau's attempt to establish taxation and spending powers without oversight reminds the author of the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank on Dec. 23, 2013 following a banking crisis. One of the main critics of the passage of the Federal Reserve Act was Republican Senator Eihu Root. He said that the "Federal Reserve does not provide elastic currency. It provides an expansive currency, not an elastic one. The temptation to expand the currency might cause the Fed to encourage the very cycles it was supposed to prevent."

This month the Federal Reserve announced unlimited quantitative easing. In effect, it can print as much money as it wants to. This is simply an extension of the method used in the sub-prime mortgage crisis a decade ago. As a result, fiat currency has been so diluted that it literally has no meaning. It is a Ponzi or pyramid scheme. Trudeau wants to spend money which the government  does not have over a short-term period and the Federal Reserve wants to print money it does not have over an "infinite" period  with no oversight. 











Trudeau secures the "critical and pivotal" vote of Senegal for a Security Council Seat.

Trudeau is seen in this picture as a model of reflection. If only you pondered more and pandered less to 大熊猫! Enough is enough.

Senegal (as of today) has 99 cases of COVID-19





Ottawa faces criticism for sending 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment to China in February

Steven Chase


March 25, 2020


Updated 6 hours ago


On Feb. 9, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s department announced that since Feb. 4, “Canada has deployed approximately 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment, such as clothing, face shields, masks, goggles and gloves” to China.

Amir Attaran, a professor at University of Ottawa’s school of epidemiology and public health and its faculty of law, said he was surprised to learn Global Affairs shipped personal protective equipment (PPE) to China.

“It was absolutely certain in early February that we would need this equipment,” he said. "This decision went beyond altruism into high negligence and incompetence because Canada did not, and does not, have surplus equipment to spare.”



https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ottawa-faces-criticism-for-sending-16-tonnes-of-personal-protective/



Thanks for reminding us Steven Chase. February 4th was the very time at which Justin Trudeau was in Africa glad-handing with leaders of Sudan and Ethiopia and other despotic countries.

Ghazi Suleiman, a lawyer and economist in Khartoum talks about China like a lover, describing economic investment in terms of kisses. "If someone is exchanging with you kisses," Suleiman says, "you don't like him?" With regard to Ethiopia one critic has asked why China has the need to send tens of thousands of its citizens to the country for various infrastructure projects if not for economic colonialism.

China has with subtlety endeared itself to many of Africa's tin-pot dictators in order to put their countries into dependent and subservient relationships. One purpose is to gain their support on votes at the United Nations. When Trudeau visited countries like Sudan and Ethiopia he was serving China's interest--not Canada's--in securing a seat at the Security Council of the UN. With Canada's seat China could gain the swing vote on the Council!

The eight day trip to Africa took place at a critical point in the novel coronavirus epidemic in China. It should be noted that the head of the World Health Organization is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a health expert from Ethiopia. It was Ghebreyesus who delayed until March 11 calling COVID-19 a global pandemic. The delay was undoubtedly at China's insistence and persistence.

Did the donations of medical supplies expedite the Canadian government's return of its citizens from Wuhan?

NO

Did the donations secure the return of Kovrig and Spavor as the Canadian government had hoped?

NO NO

When China reported that cases in its country had flattened did it help Canada by sending medical supplies on Canada's request?

NO NO NO

Three strikes you're out. Actually, that idiom is not quite appropriate for idiocy. You were never really in the game!

Trudeau's Chinese Junket to Sudan and Ethiopia was followed by a visit to the Bermuda Triangle--again to secure a Security Seat. Did he cut short his trip because of COVID-19? NO NO NO
He returned because natives and environmentalists were blocking the railways. It does seem that it is the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau which is derailed if not deranged.










                        



De retour d’un séjour à Londres , Sophie Grégoire Trudeau présentait depuis mercredi soir des symptômes semblables à la grippe et une faible fièvre


2020 coronavirus pandemic in Canada


The first case of the 2019–20 coronavirus in Canada was confirmed on January 25, 2020, when a man returned to Toronto from travelling in Wuhan, China, and two days later, tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, caused by SARS-CoV-2. As of March 13, 2020, there have been 198 cases of coronavirus reported in Canada with 1 death in 7 provinces and 2 cases have been reported of the passengers who have travelled on the Grand Princess: Ontario (79 cases), British Columbia (64 cases, 1 death), Alberta (23 cases), Quebec (17 cases), Manitoba (3 cases), Saskatchewan (2 cases), New Brunswick (1 case) and Grand Princess (2 cases). Almost all cases had recent travel history to a country with a substantial number of coronavirus cases. Of these cases, nine (four in BC, five in Ontario) have recovered.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Canada


Please explain, Mr. Prime Minister, how novel coronaviruses with mutated Ebola and HIV genes walked out of a level 4 Bio-security lab in Winnipeg to a level 4 Bio-Security lab in Wuhan.


Excuse me. You have just returned from a trip to Kenya and the Caribbean to secure a seat on the Security Council and you are telling Canadians not to travel abroad?







                          


Toronto Public Health sets up coronavirus hotline amid outbreak


Officials create phone number to answer any questions

Aaron D'Andrea Toronto.com

Jan 29, 2020 by Aaron D'Andrea Toronto.com


https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/



simplified Chinese: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/968a-MOH-Statement_2March2020_SC.pdf









                       




Wife seeks autopsy of Canadian husband who died in China amid virus outbreak

The Globe and Mail

Xiao Xu (Vancouver Bureau)


March 3, 2020


The wife of a Canadian who travelled to Beijing in January and died there is desperate for help from the federal government to find out whether her husband succumbed to the coronavirus.

Ms. Yu said her husband, 57, departed Canada for Beijing on Jan. 13. But two weeks later on Jan. 23, Ms. Yu was informed by RCMP that her husband had died in his company’s apartment in Beijing. Global Affairs Canada soon told Ms. Yu through an e-mail, viewed by The Globe and Mail, that Chinese police excluded criminal activities as the reason for his death and their preliminary assessment was “sudden death for natural reasons.”

But Ms. Yu raised her doubts.

“David’s boss and colleagues are all from Wuhan, Hubei. The company has close business relationship with Wuhan on daily basis,” she stated in a letter via e-mail. “David was experiencing coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, those are similar symptoms with Covid-19 infection,” the letter reads.





I am very sorry to hear about this case. It is always better to have an answer if one is available and accessible. If I were in a similar situation seeking answers then I would hire the services of a big Bay Street law firm in Toronto with offices in Vancouver and Beijing; meanwhile, I would not sign any documents with your husband's former company until I had sought expert legal counsel. I wish you and your family peace of mind.

D. Carlton Rossi








                     



Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann said the province's first presumptive case of the coronavirus has been detected in a woman in the Montreal region. (Radio-Canada)

Canada Coronavirus Tally Rises With Ontario, Quebec Cases

By Kevin Orland

Updated on March 1, 2020, 9:03 PM EST


Ontario total climbs to 11; British Columbia cases reach eight

Coronavirus concerns have battered global equity markets

Canada’s total number of coronavirus cases rose to more than 20 over the weekend as Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia added new cases.

Ontario confirmed four new cases on Sunday, bringing the total in Canada’s most populous province to 15. Quebec confirmed its first case in a statement on Friday, and British Columbia updated its total to eight cases on Saturday.



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-01/canada-coronavirus-tally-rises-with-ontario-quebec-b-c-cases












                     


Empty shelves at store in Markham which has a high Chinese population


The federal health critic said telling people to stockpile can incite public concern, and the government should be more specific about the steps people should take



National Post

Aileen Donnelly


March 02, 2020


In the days since Canada’s health minister encouraged people to stockpile supplies in case of a coronavirus outbreak, photos have emerged of empty shelves at stores across the country.

Customers took to social media over the weekend to report shortages of hand sanitizer, toilet paper, meat, canned goods and food staples such as bread and eggs. Photos showed long lines and rows upon rows of empty shelves. And at Toronto Costco locations, employees were wiping carts with disinfectant wipes as customers entered the store.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam echoed that message on Thursday in a tweet urging Canadians to keep extra food and medication on hand.


https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/coronavirus-canada-stockpiling




                                  



This Tech Startup Used AI To Predict Coronavirus Outbreak Even Before WHO

By Natasha Mathur


Although the Chinese authorities confirmed the identity of the Coronavirus earlier this month, it was a Canadian firm, named BlueDot that first specialized in surveillance of the infectious disease. BlueDot predicted the outbreak of Coronavirus during the end of December 2019 with the help of AI-powered system. This AI system did thorough research and processed large amounts of data around animal and plant disease networks, news reports in websites, government documents, and other online sources. This, in turn, helped warn the clients and people against traveling to zones like Wuhan in China where the virus was widespread.

Moreover, “global airline ticketing” data was also used to predict when the virus would spread to Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, and Tokyo. Different Machine Learning and natural language processing techniques were used to develop models that can process large amounts of data in real time. Results that are produced by the AI system are then analysed by trained epidemiologists who pick out the conclusions and attach different cases with a certain risk factor . Kamran Khan, founder and CEO, BlueDot, stated, “We know that governments may not be relied upon to provide information in a timely fashion. We can pick up news of possible outbreaks, little murmurs or forums or blogs of indications of some kind of unusual events going on”.

Since the Coronavirus continues to spread in China, researchers and health officials across the globe have started to monitor health cases. For instance, Facebook has reportedly begun restricting its employees from travelling to China because of the existing coronavirus outbreak. Facebook is the first tech giant to have restricted the travel of its employees over the epidemic disease. People planning to go to the country would have to get a specific approval and state a valid reason as to why they want to visit the country.



https://in.mashable.com/science/10923/this-tech-startup-used-ai-to-predict-coronavirus-outbreak-even-before-who
                    







                         



Renowned Canadian Epidemiologist to Lead Coronavirus Study Team

By The Canadian Press


February 11, 2020


OTTAWA—Renowned Canadian epidemiologist Bruce Aylward will be leading a team of World Health Organization experts in China to study the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Aylward arrived in China today to lay the groundwork for the larger international team tasked with learning more about the virus and China’s public health response to it.

Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, says the team’s mission will be to learn what investigations into the virus have already been carried out in China and to understand what has been one of the largest public health responses in history.

But first, Ryan says Aylward and his team will be looking to the origin of the virus and the severity of the disease.



https://www.theepochtimes.com/renowned-canadian-epidemiologist-to-lead-coronavirus-study-team_3234409.html





                

Twitter spat about coronavirus

Joanna Chiu

Bureau


Jan. 30, 2020


VANCOUVER—Amid the fight to contain the coronavirus outbreak, a Canadian-based arm of the United Nations has found itself facing allegations of censorship as well as appeasement of China’s Communist government.

The online row is the latest flashpoint in a long-standing debate around Taiwan — the self-ruled island considered by China to be one of its wayward provinces — one which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has freshly waded into.

This week, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which is based in Montreal, blocked numerous critics on Twitter who were voicing calls for Taiwan and Taiwanese experts to be included in discussions around the outbreak of a new coronavirus.

In one case, a consultant was surprised to find he was blocked after only retweeting another user’s post calling for Taiwan’s participation.

Melbourne-based journalist Mike Yeo said he was blocked immediately after commenting that the volume of people being blocked made the UN agency seem “thin-skinned, while their action towards Taiwan counterproductive to aviation safety.”




https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/01/30/twitter-spat-about-coronavirus-has-canadian-based-un-agency-under-fire.html







                        



First case of coronavirus in Canada identified at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital, province says


The Toronto Star

Marco Chown Oved


January. 25, 2020


The first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in Canada has been identified at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health said Saturday.

A 50-year-old man, who returned from a trip to Wuhan, China, on Wednesday, called 911 the next day and was taken by ambulance to Sunnybrook with a fever and cough. Tests came back positive for coronavirus on Saturday and the man is now being treated in isolation in a “negative pressure” room at the hospital.





https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/01/25/first-presumptive-case-of-coronavirus-identified-at-sunnybrook-hospital-province-says.html



Timeline

Jan. 27, 2020: The National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg confirms that a man in quarantine in Sunnybrook Hospital is Canada’s first documented case of the new coronavirus.

Jan. 31, 2020: Toronto man hospitalized with the novel coronavirus is well enough to go home. Sunnybrook Hospital says he’ll continue to recover at home, where his wife is also in self-isolation.





















                        



Canadian doctor once posted to Beijing ignored by Ottawa after offering help with COVID-19 response


Nathan VanderKlippeAsia correspondent

Beijing

April 10, 2020


Denis Balibouse/Reuters

For seven years, Felix Li served on the distant front lines of Canadian public health, in China. As a doctor posted to Beijing, he fostered ties with health authorities that let him peer beneath the official rhetoric of a country that has been the source of multiple viral epidemics in recent decades.

When Dr. Li returned to Canada in 2015 and retired from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) after 23 years, he was not replaced.

“I offered to go back to Ottawa to work with them on this. I needed to help, to save lives,” Dr. Li said in an interview.

In the e-mail, he described his knowledge of the Chinese system and the contacts he maintains there.

“I got an e-mail back saying, ‘We’ll talk about it and let you know.’ But I never had any response after that.”

But critics have questioned the relationship between the WHO and China, whose response the WHO has praised effusively. The health organization has raised few public concerns about the reliability of information provided by Beijing, despite evidence suggesting Chinese authorities have significantly under reported the death toll from the outbreak.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-canadian-doctor-posted-to-beijing-until-2015-was-never-replaced/


One explanation for the lack of interest in Dr. Frank Li's offer to help the Public Health Agency of Canada is that it runs the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg. In July 2019, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, Keding Cheng, and some students from China were removed from Canada's Level 4 virology lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba. There is suspicion that vials of viruses had made their way from the lab over a period of time (perhaps in breach of policy) to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, Hubei Province. It is a known fact that NML also sent viruses to WIV in March 2019 as part of a co-operative health effort. It is also a fact that Konan Michel Yao who was hired by the Public Health Agency of Canada was charged with smuggling 22 vials of Ebola virus and HIV from the NML into the United States over the Manitoba-Dakota border in May 2009. *



*   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winnipeg-researcher-charged-with-smuggling-ebola-material-into-u-s-1.774725





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