Canada Begins Euthanizing Citizens With ‘Long COVID’

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Canada Begins Euthanizing Citizens With ‘Long COVID’  While millions of people report suffering from the condition

The WEF-controlled Trudeau regime has ordered hospitals in Canada to begin euthanizing patients who suffer from ‘long COVID’ – a mysterious illness many believe is caused by the mRNA vaccinations themselves.

Tracey Thompson, 55, from Toronto, has become the first citizen to take advantage of the radical new scheme and has applied to be killed by the State due to the fact that she feels exhausted all the time and cannot get a job.

Dailymail.co.uk reports: Ms Thompson is seeking to end her life through Canada’s assisted dying program, widely considered one of the most permissive in the world.

‘My quality of life with this illness is almost nonexistent, it’s not a good life,’ she told DailyMail.com. ‘I don’t do anything. It is painfully boring. It’s profoundly isolating.’

In Canada, anyone with an incurable medical condition can apply to die, even if, like long Covid, the illness itself is not terminal.

Thompson contracted Covid-19 in March 2020 and, like millions of sufferers, developed a sore throat and lost her sense of taste and smell. 

It wasn’t until months later, though, that her hellish ordeal really began. Rather than get better like most do after a few weeks, her health slowly deteriorated.

Still struggling to think, breathe or exert any physical exercise in May that year, she went to the emergency department, where doctors ran tests.

‘At that time, they didn’t even know what long Covid was – no one did,’ Ms Thompson said.  

When doctors couldn’t find anything definitive, they sent her home, leaving Ms Thompson feeling ‘dismissed,’ adding she felt it was ‘tough to be taken seriously’. 

In the fall she was back in the hospital after suffering chest pains and struggling to catch her breath for 36 hours. After months of tests and doctor and hospital visits, she was finally diagnosed with long Covid in 2021.  

She was initially able to live off her savings, but her finances began to dwindle as she had no active income and had to pay for housing, food and medical treatments.

Now, with no job or energy to do much, Ms Thompson told DailyMail.com each day is ‘painfully boring.’ 

Most days look the same: She wakes up, takes several medications, drinks a meal replacement shake and goes to the bathroom.

Mustering enough energy to get to the bathroom is the ‘biggest part of my day.’

Then she lies back in bed and waits until it’s time to eat. Once a professional chef who loved cooking and eating, Ms Thompson has become ‘allergic to everything’ and the foods she is able to eat are limited. She will cook unseasoned chicken and vegetables most days. 

She then takes more medications, including a pill to go to sleep. ‘Then I wake up and I do the whole thing again.’

Ms Thompson has no family and said she’s lost most of her friends due to her illness. She also had to give her dog away because she could no longer care for her properly. 

She sometimes attends virtual sessions of long Covid support groups and will scroll on Twitter to find people in similar situations because ‘there are people there.’ 

On a good day, Ms Thompson said, she can sometimes sit up in her chair on the computer for a little while and twice a month she walks around the block.

She told DailyMail.com: ‘My quality of life with this illness is almost nonexistent. There is a real absence of life. It’s not a good life.’

In December 2022, she applied to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying, a program that permits people to end their lives if they are experiencing an incurable illness. 

Ms Thompson told CTV News Toronto in July 2022 her decision was primarily ‘a financial consideration’ due to her strained circumstances. 

While she has applied to the program, she told this website she could not legally discuss any further details of the status of her MAiD request.

Passed in June 2016, only people with terminal illnesses whose natural death was reasonably foreseeable — known as Track One patients — were eligible to apply for MAiD. 

But in March 2021 the legislation was updated to create Track Two patients. These are defined as people who suffer ‘intolerable’ and ‘irreversible’ disease or disability who may not be near natural death.

Last year, data showed 13,241 people chose MAiD to die, a 31 percent increase from 2021. This accounted for one in 20 total deaths in the country.

The controversial policy, which some worry will see people kill themselves out of desperation, was further updated in December 2022 so people looking to MAiD to end their lives solely due to mental illness will be eligible in March 2024. 

To qualify for MAiD, people must meet all criteria: be eligible for health services funded by the government; be at least 18 years old and deemed mentally competent; have an irremediable medical condition — one that is irreversible, in advanced stages and causes unbearable physical or mental suffering — make a voluntary request to die; and give informed consent to receive medical assistance to end your life.

There are two methods MAiD uses to end someone’s life. In the first, a doctor or nurse practitioner administers a drug that causes death. In the second, a doctor or nurse practitioner prescribes a drug to a patient that they take themselves.

Medications used in MAiD deaths are often drugs healthcare providers already use for other purposes, but in much lower doses, like pain control, anesthesia and nausea.

Since her initial Covid diagnosis, Ms Thompson has been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).

ME/CFS is a complicated disorder that many doctors remain skeptical of, given its ambiguous definition, difficulty to diagnose, unknown cause and resemblance to other disorders or side effects of other conditions. Some have even suggested the illness does not exist.

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are diagnosed after suffering from severe exhaustion that does not improve with rest for six months and sufferers say they are so tired they become housebound for days after carrying out even the simplest of tasks.

There is no cure for the condition.

She has also been diagnosed with POTS, a condition in which the heart rate increases very quickly after getting up from sitting or lying down. With POTS, the body cannot keep blood flowing at a healthy pace and cannot keep blood pressure steady and stable.

The condition can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, brain fog, fatigue and chest pain. The exact cause of POTS is not known, but people who have recently suffered a viral illness are at a higher risk of developing the syndrome.

Additionally, she has been diagnosed with MCAS, a condition in which a person experiences repeated instances of symptoms of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, low blood pressure, swelling and difficulty breathing.

Severe anaphylaxis can be fatal.

While symptoms resemble an allergic reaction, MCAS is not caused by allergies, though treatment for allergies — like antihistamines and epinephrine can be helpful at treating the condition when symptoms appear.

There is also no cure for this disorder.

Long Covid is estimated to affect between nine and 20million Americans, but it is notoriously difficult to diagnose as most clinical diagnostic tests appear normal and much was not known about it in the early days of the pandemic. 

While millions of people report suffering from the condition, long Covid is difficult to diagnose as most diagnostic tests – like a urinalysis or x-rays – appear normal. 

Patients are often dismissed by doctors who think it’s all in their head or have another condition entirely.

The condition consists of a constellation of symptoms that persist after someone has recovered from their initial Covid infection, including unrelenting fatigue and brain fog.

However, a study published in September found blood tests of people reporting to suffer from long Covid have distinct biological differences from those who do not have the condition.

The study suggested blood tests could be useful in identifying possible treatments for symptoms, giving hope to those who report living with the condition.