Ontario nurses? They did what? Won what decision against forced vaccines & masks in 2018 for influenza virus? Are you kidding? Seems no, Ontario nurses won a 2018 case against vaccinate or mask (VOM)
by Paul Alexander
Sept. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) has won a second decision on the controversial vaccinate or mask (VOM) policy, striking down the policy in effect at St. Michael's Hospital
So what is different with COVID virus?
Nothing, just politics, greed, power0drunk lunacy, imbeciles, malfeasant people. They all knew, all of them, including doctors that this is and was all a farce, all of the COVID response.
“After reviewing extensive expert evidence submitted by both ONA and St. Michael's Hospital, which was the lead case for the TAHSN group, Arbitrator William Kaplan, in his September 6 decision, found that St. Michael's VOM policy is "illogical and makes no sense" and "is the exact opposite of being reasonable." In reaching this conclusion, Arbitrator Kaplan rejected the hospital's evidence. A copy of the full decision is available here.
The TAHSN group involved in the arbitration also includes Sinai Health System, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, North York General Hospital, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Michael Garron Hospital and Baycrest Health Sciences. Other TAHSN hospitals did not have VOM policies in place.
This is the second such win for ONA. In 2015, Arbitrator James Hayes struck down the same type of policy in an arbitration that included other Ontario hospitals across the province, with Sault Area Hospital as the lead case. Hayes found there was "scant evidence" that forcing nurses to use masks reduced the transmission of influenza to patients. Despite this clear ruling, the majority of TAHSN hospitals refused to follow the Hayes award and maintained their respective VOM policies. As a result, ONA was forced to litigate this matter again at St. Michael's Hospital.
ONA's well-regarded expert witnesses, including Toronto infection control expert Dr. Michael Gardam, Quebec epidemiologist Dr. Gaston De Serres, and Dr. Lisa Brosseau, an American expert on masks, testified that there was insufficient evidence to support the St. Michael's policy and no evidence that forcing healthy nurses to wear masks during the influenza season did anything to prevent transmission of influenza in hospitals. They further testified that nurses who have no symptoms are unlikely to be a real source of transmission and that it was not logical to force healthy unvaccinated nurses to mask. Arbitrator Kaplan accepted this expert evidence. In contrast, he noted the only fair words to describe the hospital's evidence in support of masking are "insufficient, inadequate and completely unpersuasive."