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Physicians in Ontario report seeing an increasing number of people with advanced cancer. They say it is a result of the government shutting down "non-urgent" health procedures, including routine cancer screenings and cancer surgeries, for three months earlier this year to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Surgeons have since begun working through the backlog of cases, but the number of cancer surgeries performed between mid March and late October of this year is 19 percent below the same period last year. In all, the number of adult surgeries was down by 51 percent in that period compared to 2019.

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  1. Don’t worry, if these people die, they will be counted COVID19 deaths to make sure this never happens again.

    1. Here in the USA, Dear Leader has a BETTER idea than those stupid fucks in Cannuckistanistanistanistan! LESS TESTING, people!!! If less testing for Covid clearly works as well as it has, LESS TESTING for cancer would work pretty swell, too! It is better NOT to know!

      Also testing for death… Do NOT test for it! Testing for being dead, is showing bias against the dead! The dead are people, too, dammit!

      1. No need to run the tests, it’s a textbook case of TDS. Poor bastard.

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      2. Fucking dumbass. How are you so jaded that you come online and project your abject jadedness onto a public forum for everyone to see ? You are such a prick here that you literally have several accounts to project how jaded and miserable you are. Like just stop and think about that dude. Some friendly advice: go the fuck away for awhile and meditate on your life.

        1. “…you literally have several accounts…” Projection? Or does your tin-foil hat need re-calibrated VERY badly? If you have secret distant mind-reading powers, please tell me the integer that I am thinking of right now, and I will gladly join your cult!

          If not? Some friendly advice: develop some humility and benevolence! Not QUITE so many people will despise your guts, that way!

          1. How is that projection when it’s literally true ?

            1. You have ZERO reasons to believe that I post under multiple names here, other than, you are fearful that (OMG!) there might be MORE THAN ONE person out there, who is capable of writing eloquently enough to persuade other intelligent and flexible-minded (open-minded) people that individual freedom is a REALLY good idea! So you engage in wish fulfillment fantasy, telling yourself that they are all one and the same, so that you and your fellow authoritarians can out-number them more easily. Good luck with that, mind-reader who failed! What’s that integer, now?

              You believe crap that is totally false, w/o evidence to back yourself up! Just like Rob Misek and the other authoritarians around here!

                1. Arrogant lies, as usual. What did you say that the integer was? Or are you going to see if you can get your tin-foil hat recalibrated, repaired, or replaced? WHERE do you buy your tin-foil hats, if I may ask? Or do you make them yourself?

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        2. Gosh. Your arguments are weighty and profound. Like that massive turd I shit this morning. Nothing could stand against it. The plumber will be here once he finishes his donuts.

      3. Squirrely, I don’t rip on you too much, but this is a very silly analogy. Finding cancer early makes it easier to treat. Finding SARS2 genetics in people with or without symptoms really doesn’t improve prognosis and at this point we are well past the point of “stop the spread”. It has spread.

        1. “Knowledge is power”. You’ve got the sniffles today. Wouldn’t you rather know if it is the common cold, or Covid?

          I agree with you that Government Almighty is making too much of a big deal about it all, and the virus HAS spread, and there’s not a WHOLE ton of things we can do (other than masks, sanitation, and eventually, vaccines) to make much of a dent in it. Shutting down cross-borders traffic, for example, when there are plenty of cases on both sides of the border, is kinda whack, IMHO!

          Well anyway, you want to visit Granny in the nursing home soon, where they are trying to keep Covid OUT of there. Wouldn’t you like to have a reasonably-reliable test for yourself, before you go?

          “Knowledge is power”, at the VERY least, around the edges. Sometimes the knowledge is too expensive or unreliable, granted. Stuff is complicated as usual! But I’d rather have more knowledge than less, all other things being equal!

          1. “Knowledge is power”. You’ve got the sniffles today. Wouldn’t you rather know if it is the common cold, or Covid?

            Why would it matter? My doctor’s response is the same: stay home until you feel better.

            1. If you’re young and healthy, then Hoo-Ray for you, may Government Almighty Bless You and Keep you! You are (???) ~~99.8% correct, there… But you may still want to curtail your future plans, and stock up on meds that may be of special help (“Pepsid” for example from what I have read) for Covid, if you have it. As mentioned, you may want to put off visiting Granny at the old folks home.

              For obese, elderly, and otherwise specially vulnerable (compromised immune systems) it gets significantly more dicey, though. They have an extra “need to know”!

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  2. Ijust got up, turned on ABC news and they are already whining about the electoral collage. Didn’t watch much last night . I guess they must be worried. As for Canada and in in U.S, they never saw this coming?

  3. I bet that cancer screening seems pretty urgent now

    1. The one that my doc tried to reschedule back in March seemed pretty urgent to me, I’ll tell you. I told them that was absolutely unacceptable, and they went ahead and performed it on schedule.

      I wonder if any of those people have cause for a suit against the Canadian government for actively imperiling their lives.

    2. Many critical surgeries, include gender confirmation surgery, have unfortunately been delayed due to the Drumpf virus and our unelected president’s incompetence.

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  7. They’re never going to flatten their curve if they open up cancer screenings again.

    1. Good one ^^^

    2. Ever seen a mammogram? Talk about flattening a curve!

    3. I love the stock picture here. The droid like male pointing at the clipboard looks like he’s fresh off a gay porn shoot. The fit 20-something patient is atypical, I wonder if she’s wearing pasties? And if you have 2 nurses together odds are 1 is fat and the other is morbidly obese.

      1. Yeah, I got a porn vibe from it too. The unrealistic attractiveness combined with so much bad acting and low IQ concentrated in one room. Their faces say “Like, why are there so many of us? I wonder if we’re all going to go out after. Oops! got to focus on looking more doctor-y”

      2. Not all nurses are morbidly obese. I met one that was through. Holy shit! You would htink someone in the medical practitioning field would know better, but holy shit! This person was so fat she had special shoes with shock absorbers in them. Literally. The heels were attached to the sole by rather thick steel springs. Never seen anything like it before.

        Then there was the nurse practitioner who ragged on me about my diabetes, saying I needed to lose 50 pounds or die. She had hips twice the circumference as mine despite her being a good foot shorter than me.

        Then there are the Nurse Diesels of the world. Damnit, eat a sammich!

      3. I love the stock picture here. The droid like male pointing at the clipboard looks like he’s fresh off a gay porn shoot.

        The all have a European or even Slavic look to me and while I haven’t examined every Hospital in the US, I have seen a decent amount of amateur porn from other countries. Based on that experience, the outlets seem to confirm my suspicion.

        1. I haven’t examined every Hospital in the US

          I guess it’s nominally supposed to be the Canadian healthcare system but that doesn’t change my statement really.

  8. Looks like socialism might get to claim some more victims.

    1. We have heard how our health care system is elitist. Now we see how eliminating health care is Equity.

  9. the number of cancer surgeries performed between mid March and late October of this year is 19 percent below the same period last year. In all, the number of adult surgeries was down by 51 percent in that period compared to 2019.

    See there? Biden hasn’t even been declared the winner yet and he’s already curing cancer! We knew he was going to be a much better President than Trump, we honestly didn’t know he was going to be a miracle worker right off the bat!

    /CNN, probably

  10. What’s up, you goddamn Peanuts?

    It’s a fucking tight election is what. Betting markets have pushed Biden into just a 60% favorite because he has moved ahead in WI, MI and only needs to hold AZ and that single electoral vote in NE to win.

    We’ll see.

    1. He’s behind in Michigan.

      You lost.

      1. We all lost. Giant douche or turd sandwich doesn’t matter. They’re both bankrupting us now.

        And MI has a lot of Detroit left to report. Biden is a slight favorite until Trump sicks the DOJ on several states.

        1. “We all lost”

          How you know he knows his guy Biden lost.

        2. “And MI has a lot of Detroit left to report. ”

          This is wrong.

        3. Detroit still has to print the ballots, hire a team to fill them in, “drop them off” and count. The closer the election count, the more they print.

        4. Fuck off and die, turd.

  11. Physicians in Ontario report seeing an increasing number of people with advanced cancer. They say it is a result of the government shutting down “non-urgent” health procedures, including routine cancer screenings and cancer surgeries, for three months earlier this year to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

    Gee, what a shock. Who could have seen this coming, except for anyone with an ounce of common sense?

    How does the old saying go? “Clearly foreseeable consequences are not unintended” or something to that effect.

    1. Predictable consequences are never unintended.

  12. But Canada has that magic socialized medicine like the rest of the civilized world. I was told that nobody dies in Canada due to lack of care. If only we could be like America’s hat.

    1. the number of cancer surgeries performed between mid March and late October of this year is 19 percent below the same period last year.

      See? Socialized medicine corresponds to a drop in the number of people with cancer!

      /prog.

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