The Faculty of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is investigating after two nurses from the province travelled to Washington D.C. to allegedly take part in an anti-lockdown occasion previous the Capitol Hill riot final week.
In movies posted to social media by the group, “Nurses Towards Lockdowns” the ladies are seen addressing the gang on the “World Frontline Nurses” summit in Washington DC, an occasion that was scheduled to happen in entrance of the U.S. Supreme Courtroom simply hours earlier than a bunch of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol constructing, breaking home windows and tearing by the workplaces of elected officers.
In one video, Sarah Choujounian identifies herself to the gang as a nurse from Toronto who has spent most of her 16-year profession working in a nursing dwelling.
She claims she was fired after talking out towards lockdowns on social media, expresses concern that vaccines might hurt seniors, and says restrictions on guests at nursing houses represent “crimes towards humanity.”
In line with the CNO, Choujounian labored at Norfinch Care Neighborhood in North York till 2020.
Kristen Nagle, a neonatal intensive care unit nurse from London in keeping with the CNO, is shown speaking in another video.
Addressing the gang, Nagle suggests the variety of COVID-19 deaths in comparison with Canada’s total inhabitants is proof that the well being restrictions are “loopy.”
Public well being officers have repeatedly confused that the risks of the virus can not merely be measured in deaths, however should even be measured by the hazard posed to the general well being care system because of the diversion of sources to cope with the rising variety of COVID-19 sufferers.
In Ontario, the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances is threatening to postpone surgical procedures for most cancers, organ transplants, coronary heart issues and different critical points.
Nagle additionally speaks out towards the usage of masks, gloves and “artificial medication” within the video.
In an announcement to CTV Information Toronto, the school stated it’s investigating each girls.
“The Faculty of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is investigating Kristen Nagle and Sarah Choujounian,” the assertion learn. “The laws doesn’t allow us to supply particulars on the progress or ongoing standing.”
Nonetheless, the school stated that any final result from the investigation that may be disclosed underneath present laws will probably be shared publicly.
The London Well being Sciences Centre additionally confirmed Nagle has been on unpaid depart since she took half in one other occasion in November.
“We proceed to study of actions involving an NICU nurse at London Well being Sciences Centre that aren’t aligned with LHSC’s values,” the LHSC assertion to CTV Information Toronto reads.
“Upon initially studying of issues associated to participation in an area anti-masking rally again in November, LHSC took fast motion to make sure the hospital stays a protected setting for everybody by putting her on an unpaid depart pending the outcomes of the investigation. We anticipate an final result to be reached inside the coming weeks.”
CTV Information Toronto has reached out to each girls for remark, however has not heard again thus far.
The CNO additionally pointed to a statement of help for present well being measures on its web site which urges nurses to be liable for what they submit on-line.
“Nurses are leaders locally and the general public’s belief in nurses could lengthen to their views on well being issues communicated on social media and different boards,” the assertion reads. “Statements made by nurses in public boards have the potential to impression the well being and security of the general public.
“Nurses have knowledgeable accountability to: use correct sources of knowledge primarily based in scientific concept and proof, to tell their skilled service and observe.”
The federal authorities has additionally been advising Canadians towards nonessential journey for months due to the chance of spreading the virus and its numerous strains.
– With recordsdata from CTV Information Toronto’s Sean Leathong