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Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Oct 30, 2023  3 months, 3 weeks, 1 day, 6 hours, 59 minutes ago

BREAKING COVID-19 News! Possible Fraud Uncovered In Alberta Of Health Authorities Concealing True COVID-19 Hospitalization Figures Which Are Higher!

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BREAKING COVID-19 News! Possible Fraud Uncovered In Alberta Of Health Authorities Concealing True COVID-19 Hospitalization Figures Which Are Higher!
Nikhil Prasad  Fact checked by:Thailand Medical News Team Oct 30, 2023  3 months, 3 weeks, 1 day, 6 hours, 59 minutes ago
COVID-19 News: In a startling turn of events, Alberta, Canada, finds itself at the center of a controversy surrounding the transparency of COVID-19 hospitalization data. A leaked internal document from Alberta Health Services (AHS) has laid bare a deeply concerning reality: the actual number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province significantly exceeds what has been publicly reported.


 
This revelation has not only sent shockwaves through the medical community but has also ignited a fervent demand for increased transparency in healthcare reporting and decision-making.
 
It should be noted that the practice of concealing true COVID-19 statistics including COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations rates, test positivity rates and also COVID-19 mortality rates is being practiced by various governments and health officials from various countries across the world and even by agencies like the WHO, US CDC, ECDC , etc using various strategies and protocols in reporting as they do not want the masses to really know the truth about the seriousness of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the uselessness of the all the COVID-19 vaccines and bogus antivirals so far! They have even starting concealing true excess deaths data ever since investigative researchers and media started delving into those figures and started asking various governments questions on these rising excess death figures.
 
In this COVID-19 News report, we will dissect the intricate details of this unfolding situation, shedding light on the profound implications and multifaceted concerns arising from the concealed COVID-19 hospitalization figures in Alberta.
 
The Discrepancy Unearthed
As of October 21, publicly accessible COVID-19 data on Alberta's respiratory virus dashboard indicated that there were 320 hospitalizations attributed to SARS-CoV-2.
https://www.alberta.ca/stats/dashboard/respiratory-virus-dashboard.htm
 
However, the internal document procured by CTV News exposes an entirely different narrative: on the same date, there were a staggering 898 COVID-19 patients hospitalized throughout the province, with an average of 912 COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds over the preceding week.
https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/alberta-doctors-nurses-call-on-province-for-more-transparency-amid-discrepancies-in-covid-19-hospitalization-data-1.6620692
 
This revelation implies that the number of hospitalizations has surged to almost double in just one month, raising profound questions about the transparency and veracity of the public data.
 
Concealed Infections within Major Medical Centers
Beyond the inflated hospitalization figures, the internal document has unveiled another deeply concerning revelation: as of October 26, among the major medical centers in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge, 273 patients had tested positive for COVID-19 while receiving treatment in the hospital for unrelated medical conditions. This disturbing development raises serious questions about the prevalence of the virus within healthcare facilities and the resultant risks posed to both patients and healthcare workers.
 
A Clarion Call for Transparency
The medical community in Alberta, comprising doctors, nurses, and various healthcare providers, has united to demand that provincial health authorities provide greater transparency regarding COVID-19 data. Cameron Westhead, the second-vice-president of the United Nurses of Alberta, underscores the paramount need for clear and accurate information to empower individuals to make informed decisions. He emphasizes that the discrepancies in COVID-19 hospitalization figures not only sow confusion but also pile additional pressure on healthcare workers, many of whom are already grappling with burnout and staffing shortages.
 
The Enigma of Absent Public Data
A significant impediment in addressing the issue of concealed COVID-19 hospitalization figures is the absence of publicly available data in Alberta. The provincial government has transitioned from tracking the number of COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds to reporting weekly COVID-19 admissions. This change in reporting has left the public in the dark concerning the true scale of the COVID-19 crisis in the province, rendering it challenging for citizens to make informed decisions regarding their health and safety.
 
The 'Steep Increase' in Positive Cases
Experts such as Craig Jenne, a researcher from the University of Calgary's Biology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease Department, have sounded the alarm regarding a substantial increase in positive COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. This surge in cases is particularly worrisome given that it is still early in the respiratory virus season, with October not yet concluded. According to provincial data, from October 15 to October 21, Alberta recorded 926 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the season's total to 5,233. This surge is partially attributed to the dwindling immunity levels in the population, as booster shots and vaccinations have become less common.
 
Dr Eddy Lang, the department head for Emergency Medicine in the Calgary Zone, also highlights that the colder weather is pushing more people indoors, increasing the risk of virus transmission. As a result, healthcare facilities in the province are operating at well over 100% capacity, leading to longer wait times and strained paramedic services. The need to isolate patients to prevent outbreaks is another logistical issue faced by healthcare professionals, especially among vulnerable populations with preexisting health conditions.
 
Vaccine Rollout Challenges
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Alberta has faced its own set of challenges. Despite an increase in the vaccine ordering limit for pharmacies, shortages and supply issues persist. Some pharmacies have had to cancel appointments due to a lack of vaccine supply, while others struggle to secure Pfizer doses. The situation has been further complicated by the approval process for different vaccine formulations. Health Canada approved Moderna's vaccine several weeks ahead of Pfizer's formulation, which has led to brand preferences among the public.

Jason Chan Remillard, an owner and pharmacist, expressed concerns about supply shortages and the scheduling challenges of administering both flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines separately. These challenges are placing additional burdens on pharmacies, making it more difficult to meet the growing demand for vaccinations. Although the province received a significant number of vaccine doses, the distribution process has not been without its hiccups.
 
Official Responses and Definitions
In response to the apparent discrepancy between the public data and the internal documents, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health released a joint statement explaining the different definitions used for tracking patients in the hospital:
Patients admitted due to COVID-19: This category includes all patients for whom COVID-19 is either the primary or contributing cause of hospitalization. This definition helps assess the rate of admission due to COVID-19 versus incidental cases. It provides an estimate of the disease's burden.
 
All patients that ever had COVID-19: This category encompasses all patients who tested positive shortly before admission or during their hospital stay. It includes the period from admission to discharge. This number may also include patients who were never admitted or treated for COVID-19 but happened to test positive for the virus incidentally. This definition aids in planning bed capacity because all patients affect bed utilization.
 
Conclusion
The uncovered discrepancies in COVID-19 hospitalization figures in Alberta have shaken the trust of both the medical community and the general public in the transparency and accuracy of healthcare data. These revelations have come to light during a period when healthcare workers are already grappling with staff shortages, burnout, and increasing infections. As the province continues to battle the pandemic, the demand for clear and accurate information remains paramount, not only for making informed decisions but also for restoring trust in the healthcare system.
 
Efforts should be made to ensure that public data accurately reflects the reality of the COVID-19 situation in Alberta. Transparency is essential not only for the well-being of the citizens but also for the effectiveness of healthcare services in combating the pandemic. It is hoped that the province's health authorities will take the necessary steps to address these concerns and provide the public with the information they need to navigate these challenging times. In an era where information is power, open and honest communication is paramount for the health and well-being of the people of Alberta.
 
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