‘It’s ridiculous’: Response comes after protesters focus BC hospitals on ‘health freedom’

The big demonstration for “health freedom” at Vancouver General Hospital and City Hall on Wednesday was “distressing” and “beyond” for healthcare professionals, the head of BC Physicians said.

Police calculate about 5,000 protesters in the highest place, with immunizations and causes traffic disruptions, with the ambulance of ambulances to slow down. Similar advertisements take place in hospitals around the countryside and throughout the country.


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A large crowd gathered at the Vancouver City Hall to announce the vaccination order


A large crowd gathered at the Vancouver City Hall to announce the vaccination order

BC President Dr. Matthew Chow told the World News on Thursday morning it was a very difficult day for the health care professional.

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“There is a problem – feeling that this is not enough in terms of the nature of the protests and where they took place,” he said.

Hospital staff said they could hear people chanting “shut it down” referring to local health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Chow said it was surprising that this would happen in Canada.

“People are spitting, cursing, shouting, women have negative comments being directed at them, people are shouting through megaphones,” he said. “It just adds a sense of exhaustion and the burning people are getting.”

He added that it is unfortunately an example of what health workers have been dealing with since the onset of the pandemic.

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“Our healthcare professionals have been heroes throughout the pandemic,” Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday morning.

“They have been stigmatized throughout the pandemic, including now, treating people, most of whom are not vaccinated against COVID-19 right now.

“To participate in such activities outside of hospitals is not acceptable. It’s disgusting. ”

Dix said people have the right to express their views, but to do so in outpatient clinics is a disregard for patients and staff.


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Opponents of ‘Freedom of Health’ target BC hospitals


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On the same day of the announcement, the fourth wave of BC pandemic showed no signs of slowing down, as the province announced another 785 new cases and two deaths.

It took a total of seven days for new cases to 697, the highest of nearly four months.

Health officials said 199 people were hospitalized with the virus, up to 12 at night and nearly double the 107 people in the hospital two weeks ago. Of these, 112 people are in intensive care or intensive care.

From Aug. 24 to 30, fully unvaccinated people accounted for 80 percent of COVID-19 cases, the area said. From Aug. 17 to 30, they accounted for 83.4 percent of hospital admissions.

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The vaccination order at the Kelowna hospital attracted a large crowd

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Violent demonstrations throughout BC against immunization orders and COVID-19 regulations

Some people in the crowd told the World News that they were health workers themselves, and that they had resigned or planned to suspend their work on immunization orders and public health orders.

“To describe that as a gathering of health care professionals — I know some people try to do that — is not enough and it is not enough,” Dix said.

“I do not see that as a health promotion at all. Healthcare professionals may have been there, but I know where health care professionals stand on these questions. They represent the health and well-being of everyone and they represent the assurance that everyone is immune. ”


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Police said no one was arrested at the rally outside Vancouver General Hospital.

In Kelowna, Mayor Colin Basran criticized hundreds of people gathered in front of Kelowna General Hospital, waving Canadian flags, shouting and waving signs that read everything from “Myself is my choice” to “ I was told and I did not accept. ”

“What I really want to emphasize is: What did you end up with this announcement? Health professionals do not make these restrictions. The Kelowna City Council did not make these restrictions, ”he said.

“So they are completely wrong in terms of who they advertise or who they are trying to send to. And, at the end of the day, these health professionals are the people that these protesters will turn to when they get sick.

“So I don’t understand it and I think it speaks to the level of wisdom of the people who participated in these protests who do not understand who is making the decisions. It just convinced me that they feel they need to bring their concerns out on our healthcare professionals. ”

– with files from Doyle Potenteau

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