It’s time to scrutinize COVID-19 vaccine data, including related deaths, so that an unbiased analysis can be presented and Canadians can make an informed decision on whether or not to take the shots, says Stephen Ellis, a Conservative MP and his party’s special advisor on COVID-19.
“Speaking as a parliamentarian, a physician who worked on a COVID-19 unit, and a Canadian, I believe we have a responsibility to understand the adverse events related to this new group of vaccinations,” said Ellis in the House of Commons on May 13.
“We need to understand the data as it pertains to Canada, the world, and short- and long-term safety,” he said.
Ellis, who serves as the Tory’s deputy shadow minister of health, has been a family physician in Truro, Nova Scotia for the last 22 years. He also served as medical lead for COVID-19 response in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Northern Zone.
In his speech to parliamentarians, he cited the case of Stephen MacDougall, a 45-year-old man and athlete, who Ellis said “died after receiving a vaccine for COVID-19” nearly a year ago.
Ellis said given that 11.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed worldwide, and the data has been collected, “now is the time for all of us in the House to act.”
“The data needs to be properly analyzed so we can present this scientific information to Canadians to enable them to make informed choices and give informed consent going forward,” he said.
A total of 336 deaths have been documented by Health Canada following vaccination in Canada as of April 29.
“Although these deaths occurred after being vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine, they are not necessarily related to the vaccine,” the report said on May 13.
In total, about 45,000 cases of adverse cases have been reported out of nearly 84 million total doses administered. Of the adverse cases, 9421 are considered “serious,” said the report, referring to the statistics compiled up to April 29.
Meanwhile, some health care professionals are objecting that the health-care system in Canada is not properly tracking COVID-19 vaccine injuries.
“The fact that the vaccines are experimental should mean they should be very, very vigilant about any possible adverse effect. You should have a much higher index of suspicion of harm from an experimental treatment than from something else that’s been around for years,” Dr. Charles Hoffe, a B.C.-based physician, told The Epoch Times in a previous interview.