As the covid “crisis” drags on, it becomes increasingly apparent that there is an issue with the transparency and honesty of the reported covid cases and deaths.
Even Alberta’s interactive map leaves a lot to be desired. It used to be that you could easily determine the number of cases per day, per region. Now, results are grouped by the week. Annoying.
Any change in reporting statistics makes it harder for the public to stay informed. How can daily results be easily compared?
Perhaps that is the purpose. By reporting weekly numbers, covid cases appear much scarier and the government can retain more control of people for longer. The bleating masses nod and accept their government overlords.
Provinces that do less testing appear better off, while those that do more testing, like in Alberta, are given a black eye. This is why comparing provinces is like comparing apples and oranges.
In Florida, there was a shocking case of numbers being grossly overstated. One lab was busted for reporting 100% of the people who got tested had the virus. Later, they tried to cover their backside by offering up a lame excuse. For deception of this magnitude, a massive lawsuit would cure their incompetence and deter copycats from similar tactics. The link above also highlights how covid deaths are reported for a wide variety of ailments, which grossly inflates the stats on covid.
This is why it is shocking that a mandatory mask order is now law in place in Montreal. A man was arrested in a Tim Horton’s for not wearing a mask. The outrage mob is ecstatic. You must obey the mob, or you’ll get a smackdown.
Calgary is now debating putting in a mandatory mask order. My prediction is that it’ll go through. Calgary is broke, and by-law officers can write a ton of tickets at let’s say $500 each for non-compliance. Who knows, maybe our lousy city council can turn a tidy profit out of this little scam.