Canadian doctors make inaccurate Covid-19 claims in video - 2021-03-12

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F0.png Canadian doctors make inaccurate Covid-19 claims in video March 12, 2021, AFP Canada

A video titled "Canadian Doctors Speak Out," which claims to offer the top reasons not to fear Covid-19, has been shared thousands of times on social media. But public health experts said it includes misleading claims about variants of the disease and immunity, and recommends treatments that have not been proven effective against the virus.

The nearly 12-minute video, which has circulated since March 8, 2021, features commentary from doctors in British Columbia and Ontario. They are licensed medical professionals but not coronavirus specialists, and claim to offer Canadians tips on how to protect their health "that do not include getting a shot with a vaccine."

It was posted online by Liberty Coalition Canada in partnership with the Canadian Health Alliance, which says it believes that policies aimed at addressing the pandemic "are destroying Canadian society and the health of Canadians." The press release on the video has been shared more than 4,900 times on Facebook, according to the social media monitoring tool CrowdTangle.

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