MP praises the compassionate tone of community medical officers in the rhetoric of polarized vaccines

MP praises the best public health physicians servicing Haldimand and Norfolk counties in southwestern Ontario. COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection.

Dr. Matt Strauss, MOH in the area, posted a screenshot on Twitter on January 8 to show the status of people in the Ontario Intensive Care Unit that day. , And 137 are fully vaccinated.

“Today, there are 123 unvaccinated Ontarians in the Covid-19 ICU bed,” wrote Strauss, a medical assistant professor at Queens University and a former medical director in the emergency room at Guelph General Hospital. ..

“I took care of some of them. I am very uncomfortable with attempts to encourage hatred for these patients.”

Strauss said his health unit is always trying to take care of people without judgment.

Conservative Leslyn Lewis, who represents Haldimand and Norfolk’s equestrian, said on Twitter that Strauss was “very proud” to be the MOH on equestrian.

“To overcome this pandemic, we must create unity, understanding, compassion, and science together,” she says. Said In a tweet on January 9th.

Conservative MP Kyle SeabackRepresenting Duffelin Caledon on Ontario, posted support for Strauss’s message on Twitter, stating that “everyone should read” the resulting social media thread.

Seaback added that unvaccinated people have become a scapegoat for the failure of pandemic policies.

“Politicians blaming unvaccinated know exactly what they are doing. They are trying to blame someone else’s failure. It’s wrong and deeply shameful.” He said. Tweet January 9th.

Rhetoric lamp up without vaccination

The federal government was very critical of the refusal of unvaccinated Canadians to fire and said last week that they hoped to mandate COVID-19 vaccination. ..

and Press conference On January 5, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians were “angry” and “frustrated” with unvaccinated.

“People get angry when they see that we are currently in a blockade or serious public health restrictions because of the risks posed to all of us by unvaccinated people,” he said. rice field.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hear Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speak at a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on January 5, 2022. (Canada Press / Justin Tan)

of Another interview At the Quebec talk show La Demaine des 4 Julie on September 17, 2021, Trudeau told host Julie Snyder in French that those who oppose the vaccine “do not believe in science”, “often racists, racists”. “A racist.” “Do we tolerate these people?” He asked.

On January 7, Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told reporters at a press conference that he was in favor of mandating vaccination across Canada.

Health Minister Christian Dubé of Quebec said his government would soon move the vaccination passport obligation to shopping centers and other “non-essential services” to pressure unvaccinated people to get jabs. He said it would expand.

“Messages to unvaccinated people [is]: If you don’t get vaccinated, stay home, “he said at a press conference on January 6.

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Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé spoke at a press conference in Montreal on December 30, 2021. (Canada Press / Graham Hughes)

In addition to the government, Quebec’s physician regulator Collegedes médecins du Québec (CMQ) recently announced. Prompted The state government “speeds up” to introduce measures to limit public exposure to unvaccinated people.

“As with the reduction of surgery and other care, hospitalization will increase … this is why we need to be better and faster to immunize the population and expand the scope of our vaccination passports. “The CMQ said. Press release on January 7th.

Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association, said unvaccinated has helped overwhelm the country’s health system.

“We have this small minority of about 5-10% of the population, leading us to this point. We need to think seriously about what we are trying to do about it. I think, “she said. Big story podcast, Reported on January 5th.

Strauss said in his medical experience there are many reasons why some Canadians choose not to be shot.

“Some of them don’t have the educational opportunities you had. Some of them don’t trust authority. Some of them hurt and there’s a reason not to.” He sought a more forgiving approach, which he wrote.

“Education, support and listening are much better than judgment. I promise.”

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.