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Copping rejects AHS workers open letter

Copping says claims in the letter are misleading or incorrect and encourages citizens to listen to chief medical officer of health, Dr. Hinshaw or other health-care professionals and scientists who support vaccination.




Alberta’s new health minister Jason Copping, responded Wednesday to an open letter sent last week by AHS workers who are against forced vaccination.

Copping rejected the group’s claims stating health care workers “have a paramount obligation to protect patients, especially the sickest and most vulnerable patients who are in hospital or continuing care.”

“My bigger concern is the message the letter sends to the 630,000 Albertans who are eligible to be vaccinated but haven’t yet done so. I think most of them are sincerely uncertain and looking for guidance, and I’m deeply concerned the letter could influence some of them to choose not to be vaccinated.”

Copping says claims in the letter are misleading or incorrect and encourages citizens to listen to chief medical officer of health, Dr. Hinshaw or other health-care professionals and scientists who support vaccination.

“The letter says COVID-19 vaccines have not been proven to prevent transmission of the virus. That’s patently misleading. You can still get sick and transmit the virus even if you’re fully vaccinated. But it’s far less likely – and if you do still get sick, it’s far less likely to be serious,” said Copping.

“Furthermore, recent data from the United Kingdom shows that two doses of vaccine are estimated to give 79 per cent protection against symptomatic COVID and 96 per cent protection against hospitalization. This includes the Delta variant.”

Pointing to a recent Reuters article to debunk the groups’ claims of breakthrough infection rates among the vaccinated in Israel, Copping notes that “severe breakthrough cases are being seen mostly in immunocompromised and older patients who simply have a less robust immune response from the vaccines.”

Copping makes reference to boosters being offered to vulnerable Albertans and says AHS is still encouraging people to choose vaccinations as a way to reduce community spread so that vulnerable Albertans are protected.

Speaking to the group’s concerns about natural immunity being ignored, Copping confirms that natural immunity comes with COVID-19 infections, “but we don’t know how much or how long it lasts. What we do know is that you have much more protection if you also get immunized, even if you’ve been infected.”

Copping’s rebuttal to the group also addresses their concerns around vaccine injuries, pointing out that the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) data is misleading and says it is not reviewed by medical professionals.

Highlighting the Government of Canada’s reporting system for medical issues after vaccination, Copping said out of the 16,090 individual reports only 4,288 were considered serious.

“The bottom line is that it remains your choice whether to be vaccinated – for yourself and for your kids, if you’re a parent. Getting vaccinated helps protects you and the people around you,” Copping said and again encouraged people to base their decision to be vaccinated on good information and advice from health-care professionals.

“We’re in a crisis due to our low vaccination rate, and the one sure way out of it is for more of us to get vaccinated.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard

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  1. Left Coast

    September 30, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Politicians . . . some of the Stupidest amongst us and always willing to prove it !

    A whistleblower from Moderna made a screenshot of an internal company notice labeled “Confidential – For internal distribution only”, showing there were 300,000 adverse events reported in only three months time.” This is a quote from this confidential notice:

    ‘This enabled the team to effectively manage approximately 300,000 adverse event reports and 30,000 medical information requests in a three month span to support the global launch of their COVID-19 vaccine.’


    Scientists who speak out against vaccines are even labeled ‘domestic terrorists’. All means are deployed by the criminal vaccine cartel to suppress the truth.

    As a result countless medical professionals are afraid to report adverse events, which further contributes to the underreporting of these side effects. Additionally, the amount of scientific information warning for these dangerous biological agents, and the number of medical experts warning humanity, is so overwhelming and almost omnipresent – despite the aggressive attempts to silence them – that it is virtualy impossible for any medical professional to not be at least somewhat aware of the risk they are taking, by administering an untested DNA altering injection, without even informing their patients of what is being injected into their body.

    If they then see their patients suffer or die, they are naturally afraid of being held accountable, so they refuse to report it.

    Lastly: many medical professionals receive financial incentives to promote the vaccines. In the United Kingdom for example nurses get ₤10 per needle they put into a child. That again is a reason for them to not report adverse events.

  2. Cezar Halford

    September 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

    So this lightweight suppose to be an upgrade over Shandra? How does it feel to be onboard Titanic with Laurentian Kenny as a captain?

  3. Roger Waterhouse

    September 30, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This is bullshit, and this guy is a shill. The condescension here is breathtaking. They genuinely think we are stupid, and should just stop thinking for ourselves.

  4. John Lankers

    September 30, 2021 at 9:26 am

    This guy is pointing at newspaper clippings as evidence while respected virologists, university professors, Nobel Prize winners and others are being silenced and mounting evidence from studies and stats from all over the world is showing that the so called vaccine itself is the problem.
    No Thanks, I don’t need to be bribed with being allowed to go to a restaurant or a hockey game.

  5. Dennis

    September 30, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Where does Kenny find these morons? I guess it takes one to know one. This guy obviously doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about or he wouldn’t be able to stand up and spew this crap.

  6. westofsask@hotmail.com

    September 30, 2021 at 8:35 am

    It’s obvious I’m being censored from commenting on this platform. It keeps saying I made a duplicate comment which isn’t the case. Obviously Western Standard is becoming mainstream

  7. westofsask@hotmail.com

    September 30, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Copping needs to be fired! 90% of the MLAs need to be fired along with the NDP! The media has to be taken to task as well. The fact is most media can be classified as domestic terrorists IMO

  8. Susan Grant

    September 30, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Oh look another betrayer of truth

  9. K

    September 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

    What the hell is LOW about our 80%+ vaccination rate? I have a feeling it’s much lower with all the draconian measures being inflicted on us…

  10. Declan Carroll

    September 30, 2021 at 6:13 am

    If you look at the DATA it clearly shows all jurisdictions with high vaccination rates have an out of control covid problem. According to the FDA Public Advisory Board there is a direct correlation between vaccination uptake and spiking infection rates. This is happening because according to Dr Robert Malone the inventor of the MRNA vaccine says these vaccines are leaky and are causing mutations that wouldn’t otherwise be found in nature. Or you could just take Copping’s word for it and he and Hinshaw have zero data to back up their claims.

  11. Andrew Red Deer

    September 30, 2021 at 6:08 am

    What did anyone expect? Someone appointed by Kenny to go against the VACCINE is GOOD narrative? He values his money more than the people he is supposed to represent.

  12. Deb

    September 29, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Blah, blah, blah,blah, yawn.

  13. James Taylor

    September 29, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Thousands of trained professionals in the medical field submit a letter, and this nobody dismisses it out of hand. What a corrupt and filthy system of governance. It must be abolished.

  14. Mars Hill

    September 29, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Don’t comply, save your conscious, you’ll thank yourself in you senior years for the rich life you’ve lived. Other options will quickly appear, many people would rather deal with you than these tyrants.

  15. Kelly Carter

    September 29, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    We are in a crisis because the COVID vaccine is extremely “leaky”, is not near as effective as advertised, and vaccinated people seem to be carrying much higher viral loads as they also spread the disease.

  16. Barbara

    September 29, 2021 at 8:03 pm

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Flights from Vancouver to Kamloops priced more than $1,200 over Christmas

BC flight prices have skyrocketed over the Christmas season following flood damage to highways.




Following substantial flooding in November, which led to savaged highways and infrastructure, many of those planning to visit family out of town for Christmas are forced to fly — and some will be paying exorbitant prices for it.

For example, a WestJet round trip — listed on Expedia — from Vancouver to Kamloops, BC on December 22, with a return flight on December 27 is listed at $1,264 as of Wednesday morning.

The normally 30-minute flight includes a nearly four-hour layover in Calgary.

On TripAdvisor, the same round trip is priced similarly.

Those planning a round trip from Vancouver to Kelowna, BC on the same dates will save a few hundred bucks in comparison to those headed for Kamloops. For example, one round trip with WestJet from Vancouver to Kelowna — December 22-27 — is listed at $741 on Wednesday, although it includes a six-hour layover in Edmonton.

Normal flight times between the locales are 55 minutes.

Prices on WestJet’s website are comparable. On Air Canada’s site, all are currently sold out for the aforementioned dates and locations.

However, those travelling between Vancouver and Kelowna can find cheaper trips on Swoop if they fly out of Abbotsford, BC. On Wednesday morning, a non-stop round trip from Abbotsford to Kelowna, departing on December 22 and returning on December 29, is priced under $300.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard

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Top Ontario doc says separating vaxxed and unvaxxed best way to get COVID under control

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.




One of the ways to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control is to stop “the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” says Ontario’s chief medical officer.

“Basic means of protecting individuals is stopping the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” said Dr. Kieran Moore at a Tuesday press conference.

“And if our cases continue through and after the holidays we would make recommendations of government to continue the certification process in play. But we’ll continue to review the data. We do have a very robust testing strategy in Ontario for the winter months as we’ve released previously. We’ve purchased … 11 million rapid antigen test for all students in Ontario.”

Moore was asked whether COVID-19 is “something we’re just going to have to learn to live with” and whether it would ever go away.

“We have a long ways to go with the World Health Organization and other international organizations to try to decrease the number of individuals in which this virus can mutate and/or spread,” he said.

“But I do see a time when we’ll have low, endemic rates and it will turn out to be like influenza or other winter respiratory viruses where there’s a seasonality to it, where it does have an intermittent impact on our health-care system and like influenza, you need an annual vaccine to protect against it.”

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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Trudeau’s beach denier demoted

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.




The Justin Trudeau spokesman who told reporters the prime minister “wasn’t on a beach” when he was, has been demoted, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Trudeau had promised to “set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government.”

Alex Wellstead will be “taking on new challenges” as press secretary to the industry minister, the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.  

Wellstead. Courtesy Twitter

Wellstead in a statement called it “a very difficult decision to make.” He had worked as Trudeau’s official spokesman for 20 months.

Wellstead on September 30 issued misleading statements to conceal the fact Trudeau spent the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a beach resort in Tofino, B.C.

“He wasn’t on a beach,” Wellstead told The Canadian Press at the time. Global News and the weekly Chilliwack Progress photographed Trudeau strolling on the beach and enjoying a glass of beer on a beachfront patio.

The Prime Minister’s Office claimed Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa. Staff flew an Indian Residential School “survivors’ flag” and issued a solemn statement in Trudeau’s name.

“We remember the children who never made it home,” it said.

Wellstead did not explain his conduct.

“You as a communicator need to understand everything,” Wellstead said in a March 30 interview with public relations students at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.

The prime minister in 2015 Ministerial Mandate letters said officials must be truthful and transparent.

“Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who by asking necessary questions contribute in an important way to the democratic process,” wrote Trudeau.

“Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

“We have committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves.

“Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians.

“It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.”

Trudeau on October 6 apologized for the Tofino holiday.

“Traveling on September 30 was a mistake and I regret it,” the prime minister told reporters.

“What made you decide to take a personal trip on a day your government set aside to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools?” asked a reporter.

“Like I said, it was a mistake,” replied Trudeau.

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