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Callers cut off after nasty attack on Dr. Henry at Interior Health COVID town hall

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry hosted a virtual town hall meeting for Interior Health residents last night, Aug. 11.
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August 12, 2021 - 9:25 AM

Only seven people were allowed to ask questions at an Interior Health virtual town hall meeting on COVID last night, Aug. 11, and only one verbal question was allowed after a nasty attack on Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

The first two callers in the one-hour session questioned “this psychological manipulation and vilifying of people who wish to maintain their right of personal health,” and whether there was actually a real test for COVID-19.

But it was the sixth caller, Matt from Kamloops, that seemed to be the final straw.

He was introduced by the moderator as someone with a question for Dr. Henry who was “wondering about how we, as individuals, can make a difference that will help us get back to normal."

But that’s not what he really wanted to say.

“As a strategically placed agent of the United Nations and the Rockefeller foundation working for Bill Gates and big pharma, you came out of nowhere and now you’re in charge of all the vaccine,” he said. “Essentially, you’re in charge of the biggest eugenics operation that has ever taken place on planet earth and you’re responsible.”

He was quickly cut off and Health Minister Adrian Dix jumped in to defend Dr. Henry as “an outstanding leader in public health care.”

“Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but we don’t need untrue personal attacks,” he said.

The second caller, Greg, was also cut off after questioning the validity of the COVID test and saying there are thousands of side effects from the vaccines.

“It is a very well recognized and validated test,” Dr. Henry said after Greg was cut off. “You really need to look at where you find the credible information. There are a lot of people out there who are trying to undermine this for a whole variety of reasons.”

For the last 15 minutes of the town hall meeting the only questions were read out by the moderator.

In all, there were 11 questions posed over the hour-long session.

One written question asked about current case counts.

Interior Health’s chief medical health officer Dr. Sue Pollock said there have been about 1,800 cases in the Central Okanagan since July 1 and there are now about 1,500 active cases in the region.

Of the cases seen since July 1, 74 per cent were in people who were not immunized, 19 per cent had one dose of vaccine and seven per cent had two doses.

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