People who want to return to a “normal” life are on the “far-right” of the political spectrum, according to a doctor who appeared on The Agenda.
Agenda host Steve Paiken asked Dr. Kaplan-Myrth what to make of people, including politicians, who say it’s time to get back to a life free from COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.
Speaking over a computer and through her N95 mask, the doctor said “normal” is language used by the “far-right.”
“The language that you use when you say something like ‘normal’ is a far-right language of anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers and ableists who disregard the impact of COVID on seniors, on children, on educators, on essential workers, on health care workers (and) on our health care crisis,” Kaplan-Myrth said. “There’s nothing normal about getting COVID, repeated infections, children and adults being hospitalized.”
Kaplan-Myrth also said masks are not a “hardship” for anyone.
And yet, several studies suggest masks harm an individual’s health. For example, one study indicated that microplastics in face masks could exacerbate the virus and cause other health problems.
In other totally normal behaviour from health authorities, a doctor from the Biden administration said on Tuesday that God gave us two arms for two specific reasons— to receive an annual flu shot and to receive an annual COVID shot.
Meanwhile, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends COVID-19 boosters every three months.
“I understand that people can feel overwhelmed,” said Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical advisor to the health department.
“There’s a lot of information and the messaging has changed a little bit from the pandemic. We were at the beginning, you know, ‘Run, don’t walk, get your first vaccine, get the first vaccine that’s available to you.’ It was really straightforward in terms of that initial messaging,” she said.
“But it does get more complicated, right, because we are in a different situation.”