Statement by the Canadian Medical Association and the Ontario Medical Association on bullying, attacks and violence against health workers
As the anti-vaccine messaging continues to escalate, the mounting protests are precluding access to much needed health care settings and demoralizing health care workers.
Our health care professionals have worked tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19 and continue to do so. But they have not signed up for bullying, attacks and violence, at the hands of those who do not subscribe to science or health advice.
The Canadian Medical Association & Ontario Medical Association strongly support their health care colleagues and deplore any and all online or in-person threats to the healthcare professionals. This is simply not acceptable.
Since the start of the pandemic, health care professionals have worked tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19, treat patients and help manage the public health response. We have confronted uncertainty, exposed ourselves to risks, and worked prolonged hours, weeks and months all in support of o...