ICU census in Ontario has remained flat for one month, as has ventilator use. Covid census has increased. This has had no effect on overall ICU census in Ontario
Source: Critical Care Services Ontario Daily Reports
Ventilator use in covid ranges from 60-70% of covid patients, while averaging 40% in other ICU patients

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24 Dec 20
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
This can also be rephrased as "history is cyclical," in the sense that as a society forgets a piece of wisdom, it will recreate the same problematic conditions that lead to rediscovering that wisdom
"Western" medicine has a strongly progressive historical self-history, often derisive or insulting to the work of past physicians. And so we see portrayals of medieval medicine as leeching, battlefield amputation without anesthetic, bird-like plague masks
In this process of medicine's scorched-earth self-retellings, an unknown quantum of wisdom is lost. Those writings which are retained (Osler, Harvey, Avicenna, Galen, Hippocrates) are seldom studied, and even more rarely sought for useful information
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27 Nov 20
CIHI lockdown report:"What we didn’t expect to see during Wave 1 was a 17% to 21% decline in life-saving and urgent surgeries (procedures in this category include things like pacemaker insertions, bypass surgeries and cancer surgeries)."
"We don’t know exactly what led to this decline or its impact on the patients who didn’t receive those procedures."

This is the premiere health data analysis organization in Canada...
It would be helpful to include coroner data for deaths out of hospital during these periods
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