April 15, 2024

CANADA: Federal Government Approved $11 Million In Vaccine Injury, Death Claims. Canada's Socialist Healthcare System Not So Good After All.

I came across this story looking for more information regarding my last similar post in Australia.  Toronto Sun was the only media outlet reporting on this information that appears to be censored. (emphasis mine)
CTV News published January 5, 2024: B.C. men awaiting vaccine injury compensation. Two B.C. men who were approved for federal vaccine injury compensation say they're still waiting on tens of thousands of dollars each.
Toronto Sun
written by Kevin Connor
Tuesday January 23, 2024

Families of Canadians who suffered death or injury from COVID vaccines will share in $11 million in compensation, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

The federal Vaccine Injury Support Program processes claims in which “the injury is serious and permanent or has resulted in death,” the report said.

Of the 2,233 claims filed at the time, 1,825 were approved for processing.

A total of 138 were approved for payment by a medical review board and payouts as of Dec. 31 totalled $11,236,314.

“A total of $75 million in funding has been earmarked for the first five years of the program,” the Health Department wrote in a 2021 memo.

The types of claims paid out were not disclosed.

“The program ensures all people in Canada who have experienced a serious and permanent injury as a result of receiving a Health Canada-authorized vaccine administered in Canada on or after Dec. 8, 2020, have access to fair and timely financial support,” said the memo.

“Eligible individuals may receive income-replacement indemnities, injury indemnities, death benefits, coverage for funeral expenses and reimbursement of eligible costs, such as otherwise uncovered medical expenses.”

Health Minister Mark Holland told the House of Commons in November that his department was a world leader in saving lives during the pandemic.

“Canada had among the best responses to COVID-19 anywhere in the world,” said Holland. “Thanks to vaccines and to other measures we saved literally hundreds of thousands of lives, which is something we should really be deeply proud of,” Holland said.

“I want to thank everybody who was on the front lines of keeping us safe. We are going to honour that work by making sure we learn and do everything we can to keep people safe.”

Dr. Supriya Sharma, the senior medical adviser for the Health Department, said the long-term effects of COVID vaccines were not known.

“The benefits outweigh the potential risks, but it is still a drug and still a vaccine and there are potential risks even if they’re rare,” said Sharma.

“That’s why we continue to monitor it.”

Remember all of those celebrities and Marxists praising Canada's Socialist healthcare system?
CTV News published December 28, 2023: More than 3.1 million Canadians on health care waitlist amid crisis. Kamil Karamali reports on overburdened emergency rooms across the country as millions wait for diagnostic care and surgeries. 
CityNews published February 14, 2024: “Burnt out” family doctor closing practice. In the midst of a critical family doctor shortage about a thousand Mississauga patients are scrambling to find a new physician. Their doctor can’t take it anymore, she says she spends more time on “unsustainable” admin than on seeing her patients.
CBC News published February 17, 2024: Family medicine in Ontario is unsustainable, provincial medical association warns. The Ontario Medical Association is raising the alarm over the working conditions of family doctors, warning many could leave their practices if the issue isn't addressed. Dr. Andrew Park, president of the association, says the 'numerous bottlenecks' created by administrative requirements in family medicine are making it 'unattractive' to doctors.
CBC News published February 18, 2024: 'Every single year we lose money,' says Ontario family physician leaving his practice. Dr. Ramsey Hijazi, an Ontario family physician, says he's leaving his practice and 1,500 patients to work at a hospital. Hijazi says he's leaving because of the administrative burden and funding issues plaguing family medicine in the province.

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