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Family wants to know if serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer is responsible for mother’s death




The family of a London, Ont., woman has won a court order compelling police to hand over details about the criminal investigation into the death of their mother at a care home where serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer was working, CBC News has learned.

Florence Beedall, 75, died at London’s Meadow Park Long-Term Care home on August 23, 2014 — the same day Wettlaufer has admitted injecting another Meadow Park resident with a lethal dose of insulin. Wettlaufer, 52, is serving eight concurrent life sentences for the murders of eight patients between 2007 and 2014. 

Documents filed to obtain the court order, seen by CBC News, reveal that Beedall’s death caught the attention of police and “the London Police Service undertook an investigation.” No charges have been laid as a result of that investigation. 

The court order compels London police to hand over an “unedited version” of their report and of the handwritten field notes by officers” as well as “unedited witness statements.”

It’s not clear if police interviewed Wettlaufer as part of their investigation. 

The court documents also reveal that Beedall’s family first tried to obtain the details of the investigation from London police in October, through “compassionate” grounds, but were refused.

Police ‘in discussions’ with family’s counsel

It’s been three weeks since a London civil court issued the order; London police have not yet handed over the information.

“The London Police Service is presently in discussions with counsel for the [family] … regarding the terms of the order and the order itself.  The order relates to a third-party civil matter, and the LPS is unable to comment further,” London police Const. Sandasha Bough said in an email to CBC News. 

Beedall’s family has declined to speak about the situation.

Wettlaufer confessed to injecting 75-year-old Arpad Horvath with lethal amounts of insulin at Meadow Park the same day Beedall died.

Horvath manged to survive for another eight days before finally succumbing.

Susan Horvath holds a photo of her father, Arpad Horvath, who was killed by Wettlaufer at Meadow Park Long-Term Care Home in London, Ont. Another resident, Florence Beedall, died the same day. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

Police have always maintained Horvath was the last of Wettlaufer’s eight murder victims.

The former nurse has also confessed to lethally injecting seven residents at the Caressant Care home in nearby Woodstock, Ont.: James Silcox, 84, Maurice (Moe) Granat, 84, Gladys Millard, 87, Helen Matheson,  95, Mary  Zurawinski, 96, Helen Young, 90, and Maureen Pickering, 79.  She’s also admitted trying to kill or harm six other patients in her care with insulin injections. 

Public inquiry never heard about other possible crimes

Since June, a public inquiry looking into Wettlaufer’s crimes has been examining how the crimes went undetected for almost a decade until Wettlaufer’s confession to police in 2016.

The inquiry is in its final stage, now preparing recommendations aimed at preventing a similar situation from happening again.

Dozens of witnesses testified at the inquiry, yet there was never any mention of other possible victims. 

Lawyers for the inquiry confirm they were alerted about the concerns of the Beedall family two weeks ago, but they cannot look into them because the inquiry is limited to investigating only the crimes for which Wettlaufer was convicted.

Mark Zigler, co-lead commission counsel, told CBC News the inquiry hasn’t received any information about a ninth potential victim from either police or the London Crown Attorney’s office, which prosecuted Wettlaufer.

Horvath was believed to be Wettlaufer’s final victim, but Beedall’s family say she was also killed by Wettlaufer while living at Meadow Park. (Simon Dingley/CBC)

London Assistant Crown Attorney Fraser Kelly has not responded to numerous CBC News inquiries about whether the office had any information about Beedall’s death being deemed suspicious or if any charges were contemplated in the case.

Last May, just before the public inquiry started, at least seven of the families victimized by Wettlaufer requested that the former nurse testify at the inquiry, but inquiry Commissioner Eileen A. Gillese denied the request.

“In my view, whatever evidentiary benefit there might be from her testifying at the public hearings is significantly outweighed by the costs associated with her attendance,” Gillese determined.

The families’ lawyer, Alex Van Kralingen, says he respects Gillese’s decision but doesn’t agree with it.

“Obviously if she’d been brought to testify, one of the open questions would be if she had been engaging in any other sort of conduct outside the offences that she confessed to. I think that would have been great value in having her there,” he told CBC News.

Beedall’s death was flagged

CBC News has learned Beedall’s family aren’t the only ones that raised concerns about her death.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care both launched investigations into Wettlaufer’s time at Meadow Park after the nurse’s initial confessions to killing patients in her care. 

The ministry visited Meadow Park 47 times and conducted 51 interviews.

“We wanted to be certain it did not miss anything,” Karen Simpson, director of long-term care inspections for the ministry, told the public inquiry last summer.

CBC News has reviewed thousands of pages of ministry documents submitted as exhibits to the inquiry.

Justice Eileen Gillese is overseeing the inquiry into Wettlaufer’s crimes. (Wadham College/Twitter)

Buried deep in a massive electronic file detailing Wettlaufer’s shifts at Meadow Park is a reference to a death at the care home on Aug. 23, 2014, the deceased identified only by the initials FB.

The document shows Wettlaufer was working an afternoon shift at Meadow Park that day. 

In all, 14 deaths at Meadow Park were flagged by the ministry because they occurred within 24 hours of Wettlaufer working a shift. Arpad Horvath’s death was also flagged.

It’s not clear what, if anything, Wettlaufer has told police about Florence Beedall. Investigators won’t say.

Police have relied almost solely on the former nurse’s confessions to determine who she killed because physical evidence was essentially non-existent. Insulin is a naturally occurring substance that dissipates quickly from the body after death; tracing it is difficult — especially years later.  

London police referred all questions about the police investigation to the OPP, which led the criminal probe.

Sgt. Carolle Dionne of the OPP told CBC News they are aware of Beedall’s death and said Wettlaufer has never confessed to OPP investigators to killing Beedall.

A spokesperson for Meadow Park said the facility isn’t aware that Beedall’s death might be considered suspicious.

“All of our records relating to the resident in question were shared with police as part of a request for a large volume of records,” said Judy Maltais, director of long-term care at Meadow Park.

“Beyond that, we have no information that connects this resident to the tragic events under discussion. We continue to work closely with all regulatory bodies as required,” she added.


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Post-vaccine surge? Michigan’s spring coronavirus case spike close to previous year’s autumn high




(Natural News) The spike in new Wuhan coronavirus infections recorded in Michigan over the spring is similar to a spike seen during the 2020 fall season. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis, the state’s daily coronavirus case count averaged more than 7,000 for almost two weeks – before taking a slight dip to 6,891 on April 20. This echoed similar figures back in November and December 2020, which saw sharp rises in infections for those two months before plunging.

Back in autumn of last year, Michigan averaged more than 7,000 cases per day for a span of 10 days. New infections dropped slightly, then briefly spiked as the December holidays approached. It then fell to the low 1,000s for the succeeding two months – until ascending again in March.

According to University of Michigan internal medicine professor Dr. Vikas Parekh, the sudden increase in new infections could be attributed to several factors. Among the factors he cited was re-openings, which increased people’s interactions and mobility. Parekh said the loosened restrictions contributed to the spread of the highly contagious U.K. B117 variant.

“As the B117 variant spreads nationally, we will likely see other stats [with] their own surges – although I hope none are as bad as Michigan,” the professor remarked. He continued: “The milestone just tells us we are not yet in the clear, especially as we still have large portions of our population who are not vaccinated yet.”

Parekh also expressed optimism over the lower daily caseloads the Great Lakes State reported. He said he believes both cases and hospitalizations have plateaued and will likely decline soon. The professor commented: “[COVID-19] positivity has been declining now for one week, which is usually a leading indicator of case decline.”

Meanwhile, the state cited younger populations and youth sports, such as basketball, wrestling and hockey, to increase new COVID-19 infections. Because of this, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called to suspend youth sports and indoor dining in the state. She also exhorted high schools to conduct remote class sessions for two weeks to curb the spread of the pathogen.

Michigan still experienced the spike in cases despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the country

During the opening stages of the U.S.’s immunization drive against COVID-19, Michigan boasted of having one of the highest vaccination rates nationwide. A report by Bridge Michigan even noted the initial “frenzy for vaccines” that “far exceeded the state’s limited supply.” But things have appeared to turn around for Michigan, as it now struggles to reach the 70 percent vaccination rate needed for herd immunity.

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Scottish mom’s legs turn into a pair of “giant blisters” after first dose of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine




(Natural News) Sarah Beuckmann of Glasgow, Scotland, felt a tingling sensation in her legs and noticed a rash flaring up around her ankles a week after getting her first dose of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on March 18.

She also had flu-like symptoms right after the vaccination.

Beuckmann called her doctor to arrange an appointment the morning she noticed the rash, but by the afternoon her skin was already breaking out into blood-filled blisters. Blisters also appeared on her legs, hands, face, arms and bottom.

“I ended up asking my husband to take me to A&E,” said Beuckmann, referring to “accident and emergency,” the equivalent of an emergency room (ER). “When I got there, my heart rate was sitting at 160bpm, which they were very concerned about. I got put on an ECG machine.”

Doctors determine AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine triggers the rash

Medics carried out tests for HIV, herpes and other skin conditions to work out what triggered the rash, but all results came back negative. Doctors finally determined that the vaccine caused her rare reaction after carrying out two biopsies.

“Once they found that it was a reaction to the vaccine, they put me on steroids and that really seems to be helping my progress,” said Beuckmann. She had been advised by her doctor not to get the second dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine because of her reaction.

Beuckmann spent 16 days at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. She was discharged to recover at home. The 34-year-old mother of one is currently wheelchair-bound due to the bandages on her legs and blisters on the soles of her feet. She may need physiotherapy to help strengthen her leg muscles.

“They are starting to heal and they’re looking a lot better than they were but as the blisters started to get worse, they all sort of merged together,” she said. “I didn’t know what was going on.”

With the blisters merging, her legs have looked like a pair of “giant blisters.” Beuckmann admitted that at one point she feared her legs might have to be amputated.

Dermatologist agrees COVID-19 vaccine causes the blisters

Dr. Emma Wedgeworth, a consultant dermatologist and spokeswoman at the British Skin Foundation, agreed that Beuckmann had likely suffered a reaction to the vaccine.

“Vaccines are designed to activate the immune system. Occasionally people will have quite dramatic activation of their immune systems which, as happened in this case, can manifest in their skin” Wedgeworth told MailOnline. “This poor lady had a very severe reaction, which thankfully is extremely rare.”

It is not clear why Beuckmann, who works in retail, was invited for a vaccine. Scotland’s vaccine rollout was focused on people over the age of 50 when she got vaccinated, although vaccines are available to those who are considered at risk from the virus, or live with someone considered vulnerable.

At least 20 million Briton have had AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, which drug regulators say causes a rash in one percent of cases. They say rashes caused by the jab tend to go away within a week.

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Trojan labs? Chinese biotech company offers to build COVID testing labs in six states




In 2012, BGI acquired Complete Genomics, a DNA sequencing company and equipment maker. The funds for the $117.6 million purchase were raised from Chinese venture capitals. The company has expanded its footprint globally. According to its website, BGI conducts business in more than 100 countries and areas and has 11 offices and labs in the U.S.

People are concerned about China’s access to American DNA data

Some said that with Complete Genomics providing an American base, BGI would have access to more DNA samples from Americans, helping it compile a huge database of genetic information. Some also worried about the protection of the genetic information’s privacy.

According to a 2019 report from the U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), BGI “has formed numerous partnerships with U.S. healthcare providers and research organizations to provide large-scale genetic sequencing to support medical research efforts,”

There are three main reasons why many people in the biotech community and government have expressed concerns about China’s access to American DNA data.

In the “60 Minutes” interview, Evanina discussed the very likely scenario in which Chinese companies would be able to micro-target American individuals and offer customized preventative solutions based on their DNA.

Evanina asked: “Do we want to have another nation systematically eliminate our healthcare services? Are we okay with that as a nation?”

The second concern is that China may use DNA to track and attack American individuals. As the USCC report states: “China could target vulnerabilities in specific individuals brought to light by genomic data or health records. Individuals targeted in such attacks would likely be strategically identified persons, such as diplomats, politicians, high-ranking federal officials or military leadership.”

The third concern is that China may devise bioweapons to target non-Asians. Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, discussed it in his article “What Will China Do With Your DNA?” published by The Epoch Times in March 2019.

He wrote: “We know that the Asian genome is genetically distinct from the Caucasian and African in many ways. … Would it be possible to bioengineer a very virulent version of, say, smallpox, that was easily transmitted, fatal to other races, but to which the Chinese enjoyed a natural immunity? … Given our present ability to manipulate genomes, if such a bio-weapon can be imagined, it can probably – given enough time and resources – be realized.”

An article from Technocracy said: “China’s aggressive collection of American DNA should be doubly alarming because it can only spell one ultimate outcome: biowarfare. That is, genetically engineering viruses or other diseases that will be selectively harmful to U.S. populations.”

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