Immunization opponents on Monday targeted hospitals after a demonstration in front of schools last week, condemning them severely.
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“I’m disgusted! Antivoxins that health workers hate, those who give everything, those who are ahead: this is not normal or acceptable,” said Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante.
Finally, the protest in front of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) on Monday afternoon attracted very few opponents.
They were satisfied with the distribution of roses to passers-by and employees protesting, they said, against the “atmosphere of fear”.
“We are not against the vaccine, we are a positive choice,” one of the protesters defended. The second was not wanting to identify and introduce himself as a nurse.
Outraged health community
Rallies across the country on Monday were also initiated by Canadian frontline nurses, a team of nurses against the mandatory vaccination of medical staff.
According to many, many felt that it was shamelessly bad taste for them to decide to have their controversial point of view heard in front of hospitals.
“Hospitals are neither for nor against the vaccine, it is to cure the world,” said Paul Brunett, CEO of the Council for the Protection of Patients.
One month since the mandatory vaccination for nursing staff came into effect, dR Franకోois Marquis was also moved by the uprising.
“It simply came to our notice then [que des employés refusent encore la vaccination], At this point we can see it very well: the fourth wave is really the epidemic of those not vaccinated, ”said the head of the intensive care unit at MySonew-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal.
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And for good reason: people who are not vaccinated are almost 26 times more likely to be hospitalized. D. encountered such dataR Marquis could not believe that Monday’s performers were daring to define themselves as “pro-choice.”
“It’s marketing,” he lamented. We must not be deceived, persuading people not to be vaccinated is what they want. “
The dR However, Marquis was pleased that the rally in Montreal, rather than Toronto, did not appeal to the masses.
In the process, the leaders of the four major federal parties condemned the holding of such an event in front of health organizations.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that if re-elected, legislation will be enacted to prevent this from happening again.
“So we are going to make it illegal to block access to the building where health care services are provided. […] No more bullying, ”the Liberal leader campaigned in British Columbia on Monday.
Aggression in anti-vaccine demonstrations has reached a level in recent weeks.
During the Ontario tour, Justin Trudeau was also graced by boulders in his direction.
Recently, demonstrations in front of secondary schools have also led to some outrage.
– Laurent LaVoy and Felix Laserte-Gauthier, with Agency QMI
Keep in mind that the grace period for imposing a vaccine passport expires on Tuesday.
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