Number One Question I Am Asked
Just about every day, someone asks me the question "When Are You Going to Update Your Report to the New Stats?" This is a very good question, and given the fact that my original 89 page report was written using 2020 Statistics from Stats Canada, you would think it was high time I updated some of the numbers, so you could see what happened in 2021, 2022.
The mortality statistics for years 2020, 2021 and 2022, are likely the most important numbers ever to be reported by Stats Canada. Every Canadian would like to know exactly what happened over these years, so they can judge for themselves just how effective the pandemic measures were.
As I write this post it is March 10, 2023...and you know what? Stats Canada has still not released the "Leading Causes of Death, Total Population, By Age Group" stats. The last time they posted this annual report was January 24, 2022 for the year ending 2020.
So folks to answer your question about me updating the report or at least giving some more information concerning 2021...I cannot do it until Stats Canada releases the data.
I checked as I was writing this post, as I check everyday, nope...no update.
Go see for yourself, here is the link, and screenshot:
Notice where it says "Reference Period" up near the top of the image, it is the data from 2020. No update yet from Stats Canada.
Now you might ask, "Ken, why are you not doing something about this, have you contacted Stats Canada". Well not that it would do any good, but not only have I contacted them, but a number of our subscribers have also contacted them, here is a copy of an email exchange between one of our subscribers and Stats Canada, from August 2022:
Email from Subscriber" Jul 20, 2022, 8:19 AM to Infostats Thank you for getting back to me. Historically you have released the annual reports in May of the following year. Why is there a delayed release this year of the 2021 annual summary data. This seems very suspicious. We expect full transparency from our federal agencies. What are you hiding? Sincerely, TT -------- Original message -------- From: "Infostats / infostats (STATCAN)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2022-07-20 8:53 a.m. (GMT-05:00) To: "Infostats / infostats (STATCAN)" <email@example.com> Subject: Statistics Canada Reply from Stats Canada:
Hello, We thank you for contacting Statistics Canada. Provisional data on deaths and excess mortality in Canada for 2021 and 2022 are published on a monthly basis. These were last updated on July 14, 2022 (The Daily — Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to April 2022 (statcan.gc.ca)). The next release is scheduled for August 11, 2022. The annual release of Deaths Statistics, which would be for the reference year 2021, should be available in December 2022. However, the annual release date may be subject to change. Regards, Infostats On behalf of Infostats | Au nom d’Infostats Statistical Information Service | Service de renseignements statistiques Infostats@statcan.gc.ca www.statcan.gc.ca Statistics Canada | Statistique Canada Download our mobile app – StatsCAN | Téléchargez notre application mobile StatsCAN
Now this was not the only letter that was sent to Stats Canada. There have been others, and now that it is March 10, 2023, don't you think the time has come for Stats Canada to give us OUR data!
2021 Mortality data is extremely critical in a number of ways.
The 2020 data showed what happened in the first year of the Pandemic, when the most vulnerable population was at most risk, when protocols were not in place, when treatments were not figured out and... THERE WERE NO VACCINES.
2021 was the second year of the pandemic, the most vulnerable persons would already have been exposed, procedures had been put in place, VACCINES WERE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2020, alternative treatments for C19 had been banned or outlawed, and we were in lockdown.. Wow it is almost painful to write that...
So, comparing the mortality statistics between 2020 and 2021 is critical in understanding what exactly happed, and how effective the measures were.
Every singe Canadian wants to know this answer. Every single Canadian is watching and waiting on these statistics.
Wow...it just occurred to me that the statistics nerds are finally the most sought after partner at the school dance...everyone is watching and waiting and waiting and waiting...
While various officials who were at the heart of the pandemic response are slipping away into the night, and they are attempting to change the narrative, Stats Canada is not releasing the data.
After we were fed three years of terror and fear mongering by the powers that be and their paid off media shills, they are delaying and keeping the data from us.
BTW, below is another letter sent by one of our subscribers to Stats Canada, asking when the data will be released:
Email for Subscriber:
Sent: December 2, 2021 6:59 AM To: Infostats / infostats (STATCAN) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Statistics Canada - Case # 1052549 Good day, Any ETA on the release of the chart stats below? https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1310039401 Regards, Reply from Stats Canada:
Hello, We thank you for contacting Statistics Canada. The 2020 annual death count’s release date has been pushed from November 26th, 2021 to January 24th, 2022. While we aim to produce adjusted count with a two-month lag, changes and disruptions to the reporting patterns impact our ability to produce reliable estimates, particularly for the most recent periods. And, as noted, our capacity to do so differs by jurisdiction. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or at 1-800-263-1136. Our agents are available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm (Eastern Time). Regards, Infostats Statistical Information | Service de renseignements statistiques firstname.lastname@example.org www.statcan.gc.ca
I do not want to sound like some kind of crazed "Conspiracy Theorist" aka: "Truth Teller" BUT, what the heck is taking so long? Why do we not have these numbers already, WHY?
These are the most important stats of a generation, we have advanced computer systems to do the counting, and I am sure each one of the statisticians have at least ten fingers and toes to count on!
Folks, in my experience, it takes a lot less time to tell a true story than make up a phoney one!
With trust in Government institutions at an all time low, now is not the time for Stats Canada to be fumbling the most important ball of their entire careers!
Want to help??
Email Stats Canada, here is a simple example of an email to send:
To: Infostats / infostats (STATCAN) <email@example.com> Subject: Statistics Canada 2021 Report "Leading Causes of Death, Total Population, by Age Group" Good day, Any ETA on the release of the chart stats below? https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1310039401 Regards,
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