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Danielle Smith mounting legal fight for ‘right to try’ COVID early treatments

“You would think at this point there would be a great interest in finding ways to do whatever we can.”

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Former politician and Calgary talk radio host Danielle Smith has launched a fundraiser in hopes of building a legal case for doctors to have the latitude to prescribe early treatment options for COVID-19 that are currently not allowed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

“There’s a wide range of potential early treatments for COVID, but the CPSA has really clamped down and one really has to question if they have overreached their authority on this,” said Smith in an interview with the Western Standard.

According to the GoFundMe page that Smith started, she has two goals. The first is to “ask the court to force the government to make the Janssen AD25.COV2.S vaccine available to Canadians” and to “make early outpatient treatment available for those who develop COVID-19 symptoms.”

The current one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Janssen, was approved in Canada but has not yet been made widely available to Canadians. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced last week the province has requested 20,000 doses from the federal government, but they have none yet to provide.

In late April, Canada received 300,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine, but these were rejected by Health Canada after an investigation raised concerns the third-party manufacturer, a Maryland-based company called Emergent, had a mix-up of ingredients in the company’s Baltimore plant, ruining 15-million doses.

“I get why in the initial days of the vaccine rollout there was such a sense of urgency, why they (federal health authorities) would want to have the maximum number of people vaccinated,” said Smith.

“But now we have such a high level of vaccination and so many who are vaccinated are still getting sick, needing hospitalization and are dying,” Smith said, referencing reports out of Israel of “breakthrough” cases in that country’s heavily-vaccinated population.  

“You would think at this point there would be a great interest in finding ways to do whatever we can.”

Ivermectin, an anti-parasite medication used in animals and humans, is one of the drugs touted by some to be a successful early treatment for COVID, however health authorities in Canada and the United States caution against its use until further trials are concluded.

“At this time, Ivermectin should not be prescribed or taken to prevent or treat COVID-19
outside of a clinical trial, as we need to establish whether it is truly useful,” the statement reads on the Alberta Health Services website.

Merck, the company that makes the brand-name version says there is “no meaningful evidence” of efficacy for COVID-19 treatment. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommends against the use of Ivermectin to treat COVID citing reports of “severe illness associate with use of products containing Ivermectin.” As well, the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has not authorized or approved of the drug in the treatment of the virus.  
However, according to the National Library of Medicine: “Six of seven meta-analyses of IVM treatment RCTs reporting in 2021 found notable reductions in COVID-19 fatalities, with a mean 31% relative risk of mortality vs. controls. During mass IVM treatments in Peru, excess deaths fell by a mean of 74% over 30 days in its 10 states with the most extensive treatments.”

Smith said enough evidence exists around Ivermectin that doctors should be allowed to prescribe it to patients.

“We don’t have to focus on just one (treatment) but nothing has been recommended and the fact doctors’ professional opinions are being blocked when it comes to the treatments and recommendations for their patients needs some examination,” Smith said.

“We need something for early treatment and doctors need the latitude to practice as they have historically always done.”

Smith said she has been following studies on early treatment options for COVID for a year and a half and says she finds it “highly unusual” that doctors are facing significant interference from the CPSA.

“These doctors are left with no direction. There is [a] ‘no’ instead.”

Smith says she has retained representation from WKA Lawyers & Notaries in Airdrie to help put together the legal action.    

In an update on the fundraising page, Smith said in consulting with three lawyers, she’s been advised legal action would have a higher chance of success if focused on pushing to allow for early-treatment therapeutics.

Smith is asking people whose requests for COVID-19 treatment medication have been denied by their doctors to come forward.  She is also seeking to hear from doctors who have been told they will lose their licence to practice if they are prescribed a therapeutic or other treatment for COVID-19.

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

Melanie Risdon is a Calgary-based Reporter for the Western Standard. She has over 20 years experience in media at Global News, Rogers and Corus. mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Left Coast

    October 6, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Canada is being led by the UN and the Corrupticrats in the WHO.

    No Accident that Tam & Henry are WHO relics . . . we have been lied to and abused for 21 months now . . .

    Interesting video . . .

    As time passes the VAXED are more likely to contract Covid . . .
    and the Unvaxed are Less Likely!

    https://rumble.com/vn8qzm-dod-data-proves-covid-vaccines-worsen-infections-and-hospitalizations.html

  2. James Smith

    October 5, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    this is about submission and control not a virus and was planned years ago

  3. Dennis

    October 5, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Danielle, you are swimming around in circles. This whole vaccine thing is a money making fraud and was not needed to fight this virus in the first place. Reference Dr. Hogkinson.
    Stick with the re-purposed narrative and we will survive just fine. If you want a jab, your choice, but please don’t promote another jab that is not proven. You will NOT see my money in your fund.

  4. MD

    October 5, 2021 at 10:06 am

    The mystery ingredients are in the J&J vaccine too! Blood samples and vials have been exposed on The Stew Peters Show with Dr Botha. Look it up on Rumble.com. A must watch, it’s horrifying!

  5. Left Coast

    October 5, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Ivermectin is a few cents a dose . . . which is why the “Health” authorities default to the far more expensive Vaccine route.

    Seems in Australia Pfizer has been paying off Politicians to push their stuff . . . I suspect we would find the same issues in Canada.

    Another successful early treatment is HCQ . . . funny how African Countries like Congo had only 178 Covid deaths. Tanzania had only 21 . . . these are Malaria countries and everyone takes 200 mg of HCQ every Sunday. But once again no money to be made taking this route.

    It’s always about the money . . .

  6. Andrew Red Deer

    October 5, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Uttar Pradesh India, 240 million population, government measures Ivermectin dosing once per week 150 cases no deaths last three weeks. No cases from Vaccinations, no hospitalizations from vaccines, No deaths from vaccines. What part of this doesn’t every one understand?

  7. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    October 5, 2021 at 7:56 am

    By the time Smith gets AHS and ucp officials into a court under oath the hole cast will be drawing OAS. As demonstrated with article on Henshaw getting a approved delay to take days off speaks volumes. A famous Saskatchewan politician summed it up nicely ;delay delay delay.

  8. d.r.cmolloy@gmail.com

    October 4, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    the big question is; why is AHS and related specialist fighting the use of alternate protocols ? many believe its a money thing because it will replace the shots with a cheap alternate. Many Albertans are all ready on iivermection getting it from sources on the dark market. There is an effort being made by [those people ] to shut off the supply.good luck Smith its time for everyday Albertains together get real justice.In court having to speak under oath will have a telling effect.

  9. Chad Eden

    October 4, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    So we have to wait for clinical trials on invermectin, but can force an unproven, untested poison on people.

  10. Baron Not Baron

    October 4, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Guess she hasn’t checked out Project Veritas’ expose where J&J employees warn against taking the vaxgine.

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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.

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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.

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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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Feds threaten regulated businesses with COVID fines

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

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If they don’t mandate vaccination of workers, the Labour department is threatening to levy cash fines against airports, banks, radio stations and other federally-regulated employers, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

But the Liberals stopped short of repeating an earlier threat to strip workers of legal rights to challenge vaccine orders.

“It is time to move on,” said Government House Leader Mark Holland.

“Get vaccinated. That’s what Canadians expect to have happen.

“I think the country understands we have now 90% of Canadians who have had their first injection, over 86% with their second. All workplaces across the country” should promote vaccinations, he added.

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

First Nations businesses will be exempt.

“Employers who do not comply with their obligations under the Canada Labour Code may be subject to compliance and enforcement measures including administrative monetary penalties,” the notice said.

“The government will consult with key stakeholders, including representatives of small and medium-sized employers, as it works expeditiously to finalize the new regulations which would come into force in early 2022. The government will also develop resources to help federally regulated workplaces implement the COVID-19 vaccination requirements.”

The notice made no reference to a liability shield proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign. Trudeau on September 1 said a re-elected Liberal cabinet would shield employers from any legal challenge of vaccination orders.

“We’ll stand firm on our commitment,” said Trudeau, adding: “We’ll protect businesses that mandate vaccinations from unjustified lawsuits.”

Canadians who declined a COVID-19 shot were “more than just wrong, because everyone’s entitled to their opinion, they are putting at risk their own kids and they’re putting at risk our kids as well,” said Trudeau.

“What about my choice to keep my kids safe? What about our choices to make sure we’re getting through this pandemic as quickly as we can?”

The Liberal Party in its September 1 campaign platform stated: “A re-elected Liberal government will table legislation to ensure every business and organization that decides to require proof of vaccination from employees and customers can do so without fear of a legal challenge.”

Compulsory vaccination breaches federal law, according to a May 19 statement by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien and 1996 National Immunization Report by the Department of Health.

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