Dozens Dead After Lockdown Measures Delayed Their Heart Surgeries
At least 35 people died waiting for treatment after hospitals were cleared for coronavirus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott: “Decisions on delayed treatments were made by teams of doctors and other medical professionals as per pandemic plans written years ago.”
What did they think was going to happen. No reason to put these surgeries off. In US recent data indicate as many as 600K cancers have been missed due to delayed screening “elective procedures”. Cancer treatments delayed. Trading one life for another? https://t.co/j7qq8StJAU
— Mean Wee Old Woman Deb (@mddebm) May 5, 2020
“Unintended consequences” is a phrase progressives don’t seem to understand.
Tens of thousands of medical procedures have been postponed in Ontario, Canada, anticipating a novel coronavirus patient surge that has yet to come, a report from the independent Financial Accountability Office (FAO) found late last month.
Delayed heart surgeries, for example, have already resulted in around 35 deaths, a University Health Network (UHN) report states.
“A report has been released today by UHN with respect to cardiac deaths and it has been estimated that approximately 35 people may have passed away because their surgeries were not performed,” Health Minister Christine Elliott acknowledged last Tuesday, according to Toronto Star.
“Any death that happened because of COVID-19 — whether directly or indirectly — is a tragedy,” Elliott continued. “We feel for those families who’ve lost family members — whether it has been from cancer death, cardiac death or a COVID-19 death. But these were decisions that we had to make. The decisions were made by medical personnel.” More
But how are heart surgeries considered elective?
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Will these deaths be classified as “coronavirus related?” Socialized Medicine is deadly incompetent? Who could have possibly known?
Certainly was forseeable.
— Aaron (@AFletcherLaw) May 5, 2020
Socialized medicine. Corona or no…this is socialized medicine.
— Julia Burrell (@republiclvr) May 5, 2020