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Shuswap dentist suggests he’d rather close than get vaccinated

Dr. Robert Johnson
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A Salmon Arm dentist is suggesting that he'd rather close than get vaccinated.

Along with telling Dr. Bonnie Henry to "crawl back into whatever hole she came out," Salmon Arm dentist Dr. Robert Johnson repeatedly says public health measures are "ridiculous" in a 10-minute long rant he posted on social media.

The dentist's main gripe is the new mandatory vaccination rule that will require dentists, and a multitude of other healthcare professionals, to be vaccinated.

The new rule comes into place Mar. 24.

"Bonnie Henry made some ridiculous announcement that the COVID vaccines will be mandatory as a condition of a licence or something... I don't know how they plan on enforcing any of this garbage but they are going to be mandatory," Johnson says in the video.

While Johnson says he doesn't know how the province will enforce the mandate, Public Health Orders are legally enforceable and can lead to steep fines and closure.

West Kelowna's Iron Energy Gym continuously broke public health orders and was forced to close after a court order was granted against them.

The dentist goes on to say there's "no science" and "no logic" behind the Public Health Orders.

"There's no basis for lots of this garbage, so stop doing it," the dentist incorrectly says.

Dr. Johnson then incorrectly says that the media is controlled by the government, when Canada has a free and independent media.

The dentist continues to spread more false information.

"When I look at Bonnie Henry's mandates there is no scientific, logical, legal, ethical, or moral basis for any of them," he says.

According to the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Alberta in 2009 and has been registered as a dentist since then. There are no limits or conditions on his practice according to the College.

Dr. Johnson then goes to attack the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

"This whole concept of licensing and regulation needs to be rethought because the way it exists currently there is actually no benefit to the public," he says.

He continues to say they are "pathological and corrupt" institutions.

"Personally I'm about finished legitimizing them by participating in them," he says.

The dentist doesn't address whether patients would be comfortable about going to an unlicensed and unregulated dentist.

Dr. Johnson doesn't disclose his vaccination status or specifically say what he will do come Mar. 24, when the new regulations come into play.

Dr. Johnson did not return our call for comment.

The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. did not get back to us by deadline.

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