Summary of the article
Three doctors from West Toronto were reported to hospital staff very shortly after each other as dead. What happened next around this information is characteristic of the times in which we now live.
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Notification of deaths
Five days ago, a message surfaced on social media that the deaths of three doctors were reported to staff at a group of West Toronto hospitals within the three-day period.
I have delved into this topic. And in many ways this message and what has followed since is characteristic of the times we have lived in since 2020.
Let me start with that message. This was the first message I came across. Three doctors from the same hospital organization in West Toronto are said to have died very soon after each other, shortly after the second booster was given.
Soon after, these internal memos were also on Twitter. So it was an organization that runs three hospitals in West Toronto.
Almost immediately you read below that shortly before vaccination with the second booster had started in that area and these obituaries were linked to this.
On July 18, news broke in the Toronto papers that another well-known 50-year-old doctor had died of a heart attack while practicing. It had happened two days before. He was an Olympic sailor and also ran marathons.
When I read these kinds of reports, I am very careful to draw conclusions from them. Why is that information correct? Are these real doctors? Did they really die and when did it happen? And could there be a relationship with the second booster?
So I tried to gather information. I decided to limit myself to the three doctors from the one hospital organization.
What I found in that research is that they are actually three real doctors (ages about 60, 45 and 35). And that they are really dead. It is unclear when exactly they died, although the report suggests it was recently. It cannot be determined whether there is a correlation with the administration of the second booster. There is no information as to whether or when these doctors had the second booster.
The organization they worked for (Trillium Health Partners) operates three hospitals in West Toronto. A community of almost 1 million people. According to the organisation’s annual report, approximately 1,300 doctors are employed at the three hospitals.
Three deceased doctors (including two under 50 years of age) close together out of a group of 1,300 doctors is of course an unusually high number. But it could also be a coincidence.
However, whether there is a connection between these three and another booster cannot be determined from public sources. There are some who state that two of the three had been ill for a long time, but this cannot be established from public sources.
“Sign of the Times”
Suppose it was now 2015. And in a hospital organization with 1,300 doctors, the death of three doctors is reported very soon after each other. There is a good chance that this information will be picked up by the media and that an explanation will be requested from the hospital organization. Or that the hospital organization itself will issue a press release to explain these deaths. To allay concerns among staff and patients if necessary.
It is now the middle of 2022. There are many wild stories going around about Covid-19, the effect of vaccinations and their possible side effects. I always try to focus on the sources (data or studies) and see how hard the information is being released.
In the last two years, I see very often that the information that comes out only serves to substantiate the position that is already taken in advance. In addition, the sources are often much less harsh than claimed.
The result is that a form of polarization around information quickly arises. It is not used to learn from it and perhaps change the original point of view. But the information, whatever that information is, is only used to support or even reinforce the original point of view.
In the last two years there has been increasing distrust and hardening. In addition, the authorities are doing less and less to remove distrust, and it is sufficient to portray the mistrustful as conspiracy theorists. Plus, people rarely engage in public debate with each other.
In the case of these three doctors, you also see this process in detail.
On the one hand, you immediately saw that these deaths were seen on various websites as evidence of the serious side effects of the boosters. Not knowing for sure what had caused the doctors to die and if they had received the second booster.
And suppose 3 doctors out of 1300 really died from those boosters (so 1 out of more than 400), shouldn’t there also have been a battlefield in West Toronto in the last week among the population boosted there ?
But on the other hand, you also see that the authorities (in this case the management of the hospital organization) apparently see no reason to provide additional information. Neither to our own staff nor to the outside world.
If 2 of the 3 doctors have been ill for a long time (cancer), as is stated somewhere, then it is of great importance that this is also reported to our own staff. And if there is a fuss about these three deaths, it is very important to be open (with due regard for the privacy of those involved).
It is precisely in the world we have come to that it is of great importance that the many who crave good and objective information get correct and transparent information.
No open card on side effects
And it is precisely the side effects of the vaccine that have never been openly played. From the beginning it was said to be almost certain. It was also claimed that the beneficial effect for people aged 12 years and older outweighed the possible side effects (and in the US this is now from 6 months and older). Even now, when we’re dealing with a far less sick variant like Omikron, people stubbornly cling to that attitude.
In addition, I notice that within the medical world and hospitals it is somewhat taboo to talk about the possible side effects of the vaccine. Only behind the scenes are people more willing to say something about it, and I also hear doubts. Especially regarding the boosters.
There are now official figures from Germany showing that serious side effects occurred in at least 1 in 5,000 vaccines used.
That lack of open deck play was and is a paternalistic attitude that is no longer appropriate in this day and age. People should be well informed about the real possible advantages and disadvantages so that you can really make a choice that suits you and that you will experience the consequences for yourself. And of course you will make use of advisers/specialists that you trust.
That it hasn’t happened has given a lot of unnecessary extra mistrust, which can also make people run away with this message from the three doctors in Toronto.
But at the same time, the above is also a warning to everyone not to take it lightly, even if something at first glance seems to prove what you mainly believed. By doing so, you help neither yourself nor others.
(Small prediction: similar processes will also occur in this article, as I described above.)