The Cost of Neglect
The current government brags of fiscal windfalls while hemorrhaging money due to a largely preventable disease they chose to ignore.
In February, the Canadian Institute for Health Information released provisional data on Covid-19 hospitalization for April through September 2022. New Brunswick spent $40.7 Million on hospitalized Covid-19 patients in those six months alone.
$40.7 Million breaks down to an average of $19.4 thousand per hospitalized Covid-19 patient. Since pandemic protections were removed, the Regional Health Authorities report an average of 94 hospitalized Covid-19 patients on any given week. With an average stay of two weeks that's a cost of approximately $911.8 thousand per week.
In 2023 alone, we are seeing an average of 62 hospitalized Covid-19 patients per week. A cost of over $600 thousand per week.
To popularize unmitigated transmission and unceasing levels of disability and death, the government provided the sad narrative of economic struggle. It turns out eugenics costs money… to say nothing of the toll on healthcare resources.
Imagine the positive impact to hospital and healthcare worker capacity if the government had chosen transmission mitigation over hemorrhaging money and depleting healthcare assets.
These costs do not take into account the long term downstream health impacts of Covid-19 infection, hospitalized or not.
There are a host of reasons Covid-19 data is diminished, redefined, and obfuscated. The primary reason being that transparent information details the systemic neglect perpetrated by elected officials and makes obvious liars out of every complicit one of them.
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