Nearly 200 healthcare workers gathered over the weekend both in-person and virtually to share their experiences as ousted professionals due to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Many have been banished from gainful employment within the healthcare sector for over a year. They chose to uphold bodily autonomy in the face of the coercive “get vaccinated or be fired” tactic instituted initially by the Ontario Government and later individual hospital administrators.
The event was being coordinated by the United Healthcare Workers of Ontario (UHWO) and CTV News' health contributor Avis Favaro – a self-proclaimed hypochondriac.
Emotions were high while attendees were asked various questions by Favaro. It was clear that there was one specific angle being taken by Favaro – that healthy, experienced, hardworking healthcare workers remain exiled from their professions due to unscientific COVID-19 mandates amid increasing staffing crisis.
When they were referred to as rule breakers by Favaro, the crowd laughed.
The roughly three-minute segment produced by CTV News came out Sunday evening at 10 p.m.
Surprisingly, it was a fair report.
Stay tuned for our longer form, more thorough video report.