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The unvaccinated protest our health network clogged by the unvaccinated

The fourth wave is a pandemic of the willfully ignorant.

Due to the recent phenomenon of anti-vaxxers protesting outside hospitals, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced this week that his party will criminalize blocking entrances to health care facilities and threatening staff. Trudeau, along with politicians and health officials around the world, have referred to COVID’s fourth wave as “a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and the statistics here in Quebec certainly support that.

Over the last 28 days, 80% of all COVID-19 cases, 81% of all hospitalizations and 83% of all intensive care admissions in Quebec are among individuals who are not fully vaccinated. An unvaccinated person is currently 34.3 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 than a fully vaccinated person. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé released a statement, emphasizing the hypocrisy of anti-vaxxers protesting outside of hospitals, which are currently being clogged by the unvaccinated.

“Demonstrations in front of hospitals: anti-vaxxers are choosing the wrong target, while it is mainly the unvaccinated that clog our health network. Trying to block access to hospitals is not helping the debate. The police will closely monitor the demonstrations.”

—Christian Dubé

The unvaccinated protest our health network clogged by the unvaccinated

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