Incredibly, during the middle of a supposed pandemic, the province of Ontario has managed to lose 1,114 adult ICU beds from May 13, 2020, to Dec. 24, 2021, according to the province’s own data.
Most alarming in this new information is the fact that the Ontario govt increased its $39.6 billion 2020 budget (“$16.3 billion to protect people’s health and $23.3 billion to protect the economy”) in its COVID-19 Action Plan to $51 billion for 2021. Nowhere to be seen are the 500 new “surge” beds that Premier Ford promised Jan. 18 for Toronto, Durham Region, Windsor, Ottawa, and Kingston.
Also raising critically-thinking eyebrows is the suspension/termination of nearly 10,000 Ontario healthcare workers in the past few months going into an expected surge in the daily hyped mild Omicron cases and esp. during the typical busy flu season.
The Ontario govt owes an explanation to one of the most restricted societies in North America: where are the 1,000+ ICU beds and exactly where did the $51 billion goes?