DOCTORS ASK OTTAWA TO DO MORE TO PROTECT THEM AMID A RISE IN THREATS

Nov 11, 2021

By Christine Ross

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An Ottawa doctor who organized mass vaccination clinics earlier this year is asking the Prime Minister to do more to protect health care workers after she received a death threat.

Doctor Nili Kaplan-Myrth’s so-called “jabalooza” clinics drew attention last spring but she says after receiving the threatening letter she won’t be holding similar clinics when vaccines are approved for children.

Kaplan-Myrth tells Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer while she won’t be silenced she wants support from Ottawa adding the Ontario government has not stepped up.

“We’re not going to be scared into silence, we’re not going to be scared into not giving vaccines and we have each other’s backs as colleagues across Canada and internationally we are going to speak out about this and keep doing the work because it really matters,” said Kaplan-Myrth.

Police confirm receiving the complaint but because the threat is targeted at one person it does not pose a risk to the community.

The head of the Canadian Medical Association says widespread threats against health professionals are unacceptable and that the lack of mechanisms to ensure their safety is a serious gap in the health system.

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