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U of S surgery prof fired for stance on child COVID shots

The SHA and College of Medicine wrote Dr. Christian on June 21 alleging he was “engaging in activities designed to discourage and prevent children and adolescents from receiving Covid-19 vaccination contrary to the recommendations and pandemic-response efforts of Saskatchewan and Canadian public health authorities.”

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A top University of Saskatchewan doctor has been fired after urging caution for teens getting COVID-19 vaccinations.

Dr. Francis Christian, clinical professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and a practising surgeon in Saskatoon, has been suspended from all teaching responsibilities effective immediately and fired from his position with the U of S as of September.

On June 17, Christian released a statement to more than 200 doctors which contained his concerns regarding giving COVID-19 shots to children. He stated he had not come across “a single vaccinated child or parent who has been adequately informed.”

Christian was told of his termination without cause in a meeting with Dr. Preston Smith, the dean of medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine; Dr. Susan Shaw, the chief medical officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA); and Dr. Brian Ulmer, head of the Department of Surgery at the Saskatchewan College of Medicine.

Christian has been a surgeon for more than 20 years and began working in Saskatoon in 2007. He was appointed director of the Surgical Humanities Program and director of Quality and Patient Safety in 2018 and co-founded the Surgical Humanities Program. Christian is also the editor of the Journal of The Surgical Humanities.

The SHA and College of Medicine wrote Dr. Christian on June 21 alleging he was “engaging in activities designed to discourage and prevent children and adolescents from receiving COVID-19 vaccination contrary to the recommendations and pandemic-response efforts of Saskatchewan and Canadian public health authorities.”

Christian is not alone in his concerns regarding underage COVID-19 vaccinations – the US Centre for Disease Control had an “emergency” meeting due to new data that the Pfizer vaccine multiplies the risk of myocarditis (heart inflammation) ten times over for 12-17 year olds. The German government advises against vaccinating those under the age of 18.

The World Health Organization posted an update to its website on June 21, which advised “Children should not be vaccinated for the moment” for COVID-19. Within 24 hours, this guidance was withdrawn and replaced with new guidance stating, “COVID vaccines are safe for those over 18 years of age.”

Christian said a large, growing “network of ethical, moral physicians and scientists” are urging caution regarding recommending vaccines for all children without informed consent. He said physicians must “always put their patients and humanity first.”

Dr. Byram Bridle, a prominent immunologist at the University of Guelph, recently participated in a press conference on Parliament Hill on CPAC organized by MP Derek Sloan, to express his safety concerns with vaccinating children with experimental MRNA vaccines and the censorship of scientists and physicians.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is defending Christian regarding a complaint and investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan prompted by the doctor’s advocacy for informed consent of COVID-19 vaccines for children.

“We are seeing a clear pattern of highly competent and skilled medical doctors in very esteemed positions being taken down and censored or even fired, for practicing proper science and medicine,” said JCCF Litigation Director Jay Cameron.

The JCCF represented Dr. Chris Milburn in Nova Scotia, who faced professional disciplinary proceedings last year after he wrote an opinion column for a local paper. The JCCF provided submissions to the College on Milburn’s behalf, defending his freedom of expression. Last week, Milburn was removed from his position as the head of emergency for Eastern Nova Scotia.

“Censoring and punishing scientists and doctors for freely voicing their concerns is arrogant, oppressive and profoundly unscientific,” Cameron said.

“Both the western world and the idea of scientific inquiry itself is built to a large extent on the principles of freedom of thought and speech. Medicine and patient safety can only regress when dogma and an elitist orthodoxy, such as that imposed by the Saskatchewan College of Medicine, punishes doctors for voicing concerns.”

Harding is a Western Standard correspondent based in Saskatchewan

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  1. Aynus Rand

    June 28, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    If you could find a small, small % of doctors who advocate against wearing seat belts in cars, would you toss your children into the car (un-belted) confident that you have chosen the most “free”, independent of government, way to travel?

    Individual vanity & narcissism overriding the public good, conflating protecting the majority of individuals with “communism”… Self-centred, stupid & illogical.

  2. JCLioness

    June 26, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Jabbing children and teens with the dangerous gene-based serum is criminal. Their end game is sterilization, depopulation and full spectrum surveillance and control. Most of our Canadian leaders are psychopaths or subject to their bribes, threats or brainwashing. Most do not realize we are in the midst of WWIII.

  3. Warren Blair

    June 25, 2021 at 8:34 am

    It is none too soon for Canadians to stand up for freedom of expression. Truth is attained in open dialogue not by coersion.

  4. Mars Hill

    June 25, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Que them up for an appointment with the a military tribunal; they’ll probably be lumped together across the country and dealt with in one swoop. Jail time will be in order and if complicit worse.

  5. Left Coast

    June 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Canada’s inept WHO CCP asset Dr. Tam is now considering the non-vaccinated keep wearing masks.
    That is quite friggin Insane . . . what are the “Vaccinated” afraid of?

    No mention of the likely 10 MILLION Canadiana who have Natural Immunity from coming in contact with the Wuhan Virus. Experts say Naturl immunity is FAR BETTER then Any Vaccine!

    There are still Millions of Canadians living in Mortal Fear of the Wuhan Virus . . . this group was CREATED by Canada’s Leaders & the FakeStream Media who are far removed from any SCIENCE or Reality ! ! !

  6. Cosmo Kramer

    June 24, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Young people are statistically at next to zero risk of a serious case of covid-19. However, serious risks do exist for the injection treatments (they are not vaccines). It is puzzling why public health bureaucrats are willing to put young people in danger. I detect a presence of evil.

    Also, on a different note, I understand that the Sinopharm vaccine is being used in large parts of Asia and the Middle East. This is a vaccine using the same technology of using inactivated viruses as pioneered by Jonas Salk in his polio vaccine. I know there is pushback as this was developed by the Chinese and although I do not prefer to take an untested vaccine, on the surface this appears to be an actual vaccine and much safer then the gene altering injections being aggressively marketed (and my fear is made mandatory) on the Albertan people.

  7. Penny4YourThouhts

    June 24, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Every single day the medical mafia is tightening their fascist grip and still, Canadians turn a blind eye. The line in the sand is clear: ethical doctors on the right and blindly obedient on the left. It’s scary as hell that this doctor was fired for telling the truth. Canada is no longer a free country. It’s a communist dictatorship run by the medical mafia.

  8. berta baby

    June 24, 2021 at 9:48 am

    The real experts being silenced how is this different than China again? Fleck hinshaw and the so callled experts who have lied to cover lies and have proven track records of being agents of misinformation.

    Mask
    Boarder closures
    Lab leak
    Astra Zanica

    Hydroxycloride
    Etc etc.

  9. Josh

    June 24, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I really respect this man for risking his career to prevent preditory practices towards Children.

  10. Left Coast

    June 24, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Dr. Francis Christian is 1000% Correct !

    Children were NEVER at risk, their chances of dying from the Wuhan Virus were .002% according to the US CDC a year ago last May. That is very close to ZERO ! ! !

    The Risk from the Vaccine is Far Greater for Children . . . any parent who allows their children to be vaccinated is taking a larger risk than the Virus ever posed.

    Saskatchewan Health Authorities are ill-informed and stupid. Chairman Moe it’s time to free the citizens . . .

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Vulnerable Albertans 18+ can receive fourth COVID booster

Eligible individuals can begin booking fourth dose appointments beginning January 20 with AHS or at participating pharmacies by using the Alberta vaccine booking system or by calling 811.

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Those 18 and older who have specific immunocompromising conditions can now book their fourth booster five months after receiving their third dose, said Alberta Health.

The decision announced on Tuesday in the provincial COVID-19 address is in line with recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization (AACI).

“We remain committed to protecting Albertans from the Omicron variant, and vaccinations continue to be our best tool in preventing severe outcomes,” said Premier Jason Kenney in a statement.

“We continue to rely on the latest research to guide our decision-making, and with evidence showing immunocompromised individuals benefit from a fourth dose, we are pleased to provide them.”

Eligible individuals can begin booking fourth dose appointments beginning January 20 with AHS or at participating pharmacies by using the Alberta vaccine booking system or by calling 811.

“I know that the approximately 80,000 Albertans who live with immunocompromising conditions will be relieved to receive these additional doses,” said Minister of Health Jason Copping.

“At the same time, the best way for all of us to protect ourselves and one another is to continue getting whatever dose we are eligible for. I encourage all Albertans to continue to sign up for their booster doses as soon as they can.”

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the fourth COVID-19 dose will help “individuals with certain immunocompromising conditions” and will provide “additional protection” against the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

Qualifying conditions include:

  • Transplant recipients, including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
  • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors prior to receiving or receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy or having received previous COVID-19 vaccines while on active treatment), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy, radiation therapy or a surgical intervention.
  • Individuals being treated with an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody such as Rituximab.
  • Individuals with chronic kidney disease on dialysis.
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy.
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome).
  • Individuals with Stage 3 or advanced HIV infection and those with acquired COVID-19 immunization.
  • Individuals undergoing immunosuppressive therapies (e.g., anti-B cell therapies, high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumornecrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents).
  • Individuals on certain medications for autoimmune diseases, including rituximab, ocrelizumab and ofatumumab.

“Youth ages 12 to 17 with the preceding conditions continue to be eligible for third doses. Fourth doses have not yet been approved for this age group,” said the release adding, “third doses have not been approved for youth under the age of 18.”

Hinshaw said the province has recorded 3279 new cases within the last 24 hours while 8995 tests were recorded for a positivity rate of 39%. Hinshaw has earlier stated actual cases are likely 10 times higher due to lack of testing.

Hinshaw also confirmed 1,089 are currently in hospital — 51% of those hospitalized are due to COVID-19 while 49% are cases with COVID-19. Currently, there are 104 people in ICU — 74% due to COVID-19 while 26% are cases with COVID-19. Nine deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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AHS uses undercover agents to bust restaurant for accepting dog photos instead of QR codes

The test shoppers entered the restaurant at different times on January 11 and were permitted access after showing a photo of a dog and their personal identification.

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has shut down a Red Deer restaurant for allowing patrons to show dog photos in place of proof of vaccination.

The Granary was ordered closed to indoor dining on Friday after complaints to an AHS executive officer resulted in two test shoppers busting staff for accepting photographs of a dog instead of scanning vaccine passport QR codes.

The test shoppers entered the restaurant at different times on January 11 and were permitted access after showing a photo of a dog and their personal identification. It was reported a staffer pretended to scan QR codes with a tablet.

The owners have been told the indoor dining area is to remain closed until they produce a written plan on how they plan to implement the restriction exemption program moving forward.

The owners will also have to provide confirmation they have trained staff about the program and will be required to attend an administrative hearing with Environmental Public Health.

The restaurant took to its Facebook page on Friday to explain the circumstances to its patrons and offered up free coffee for all to-go orders throughout the weekend.

“To our valued guests, we had an unfortunate circumstance at our front door which involved one of our underage hostesses, and the requirements for the REP program.  We are taking the weekend to retrain and regroup,” it said.

“We look forward to serving you again as soon as we are ready to reopen.  In closing, we would like to remind everyone of the tremendous pressure being placed on front staff, and please remember to be kind.”

The restaurant has since opened again and is currently offering free rapid testing on site.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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MLA Barnes demands greater punishment for corrupt politicians

“This suspension is a staggering under reaction designed to shield one of the Premier’s cronies,” said Barnes.

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Independent Alberta MLA Drew Barnes is outraged that Justice Minister Kaycee Madu was only being suspended after he called Edmonton’s police chief about a ticket he received.

That action led to Madu being suspended Monday night by Alberta Primer Jason Kenney.

“This suspension is a staggering under reaction designed to shield one of the Premier’s cronies,” said Barnes, the MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat.

“It is inexcusable that any minister’s first instinct upon receiving such a ticket is to swing influence in an attempt to get his ticket fixed. It’s just another indicator that the culture of Redford-era cronyism remains alive and well within Premier’ Kenney’s inner circle.”

After being fined $300 for speeding in an Edmonton playground zone, Madu phoned Dale McFee, the city’s chief of police, to discuss the ticket with him. 

“It is particularly galling that this minister is currently overseeing changes that will deny procedural fairness for thousands of Albertans when they face similar traffic fines,” said Barnes.

This follows the removal of traffic courts in Alberta, the previously most accessible part of the justice system now no longer available to citizens.

“Under this minister, you are considered guilty until proven innocent, unless, of course, you happen to have the local police chief on speed-dial,” said Barnes.

“It seems the minister, like the Premier, considers himself above the law. Albertans deserve better. The real question is, why hasn’t he been fired yet?”

“Over the past year, Premier Kenney has repeatedly punished both ministers and MLAs for daring to question his leadership, but when a real case of misuse of power comes along concerning one of his handpicked cronies, the fix is in. That’s not justice; that’s cronyism.”

McFee said he received the call about the ticket from Madu, saying Madu brought up the issue of racial profiling by police to stop drivers.

“This is the Minister who continues to encourage legal action against pastors and small business owners for allegedly violating the very same health restrictions that the Premier and his cronies violated on the Sky Palace patio,” said Barnes.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard
esudyk@westernstandardonline.com

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