“Four more doctors have died since my previous letter, and these unexpected deaths are accelerating. You cannot continue to ignore this.”
“These previously healthy doctors died suddenly while engaging in regular physical activity, died unexpectedly in their sleep, suffered heart attacks, strokes, unusual accidents, or developed sudden onset aggressive cancers,” said the Sept. 3 letter, referring to 32 cases of young doctors who passed away, which Makis tallied at the time.
He called for the termination of all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the public health care sector, and also called for urgent investigations and public inquiries to ascertain the cause of the death of those doctors.
In his latest letter, Makis said his team has assembled a database of 1,638 cases of Canadian doctor deaths during the period of 2019–2022, with 972 of them obtained from CMA’s website.
‘Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories’In response to Makis’s letter, the CMA told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement on Oct. 17 that the association is concerned with “misinformation and conspiracy theories” spreading online about the recent deaths of physicians across Canada.
“There is no evidence to confirm or support the various theories that have been circulated. Some of the theories appear to rely on the CMA’s InMemoriam service as evidence,” said spokesperson Eric Lewis.
“The InMemoriam service is offered to CMA members so they can keep track of their colleagues and recognize their passings over time. It is provided based on information sent to the CMA and should never be viewed as an exhaustive list of physicians’ deaths or as evidence to support conspiracies surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines or other issues.
Data CrawlThe Epoch Times requested Makis to provide his data and analysis, to which he replied in an email on Oct. 17 that he will only release the database to the provincial governments. But he added that he can explain how his team obtained the data and derived the 80 “sudden deaths” from the 1,638 cases of doctor deaths.
Makis said the 972 cases from the CMA’s website were obtained using a wayback machine that helped the team to crawl data from the archives of the “InMemoriam” page, as many entries have been deleted and are no longer available for “Canadians to look at and compare.”
The other 666 cases, he said, were obtained from various official medical sources including the websites of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, provincial medical associations, provincial colleges of physicians and surgeons, university medical school websites, and university medical school alumni associations.
“These 1,638 were then cross-referenced to publicly available obituaries to obtain any additional information. Note was made of deaths being ‘unexpected’ or ‘sudden,’” he said.
When he analyzed the data of doctors under 70 years old, he said a total of 80 had died "suddenly" or "unexpectedly," and another 60 had prior medical conditions such as “cancer diagnosed prior to vaccine rollout, ALS, Parkinson's or Dementia, or another long-term illness, or had retired years before the pandemic.”
“That's where the number 80 comes from. The additional 60 who died and had prior medical conditions, are separate from the 80. While mRNA may have contributed to their deaths, they were excluded for having prior medical illness,” he said.
In addition, he shared his analysis of the death rate of different age groups, starting with all doctors under age 50, who he found “died at almost twice the rate in 2021 (and will be the same in 2022) compared to 2019 and 2020.”
“All doctors under age 40 died at a rate 5-fold higher in 2022 compared to 2019, or 2020 (the average for the 2019/2020 period is 1.5 deaths/year, in 2022 there were 8 deaths so far, so > 5-fold),” he said.
‘No Autopsies Done’In July and August, The Associated Press and Reuters respectively reported that the cases of three doctors from Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Hospital who “DIED suddenly in 1 week, apparently after getting latest mandated booster” that were shared on social media, were unrelated to COVID-19 vaccines, based on their fact-checking.
The three doctors—Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie, and Dr. Lorne Segall—are listed among the 80 doctors.
Makis countered that no autopsies were done on the three doctors.
“Two of them had developed aggressive cancer only after receiving two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The fact check only repeated a baseless statement that was made by the Hospital at which the doctors worked,” he said in his email.
“The hospital made this baseless claim that their deaths were ‘not related to the COVID vaccine’ but had no evidence or information to back up this claim as autopsies were not done.”