The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is encouraging doctors to offer drugs or psychotherapy to patients who don’t want the COVID-19 vaccines.
The updated guidance provided by the college (CPSO) on Wednesday includes a FAQ section, which gives advice for when patients request a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine.
The answers details how exemptions should be extremely rare. It also suggests patients who don’t want vaccines — or endless boosters — require prescription drugs and psychotherapy.
“It is also important that physicians work with their patients to manage anxieties related to the vaccine and not enable avoidance behaviour,” the guidance reads.
“For example, for extreme fear of needles (trypanophobia) or other cases of serious concern, responsible use of prescription medications and/or referral to psychotherapy may be available options.” [emphasis added]
It’s unclear what “other cases of serious concern” might be.
Some Canadians are worried about dying from the vaccines, however rare deaths are. America’s VEARS database shows over 30,000 deaths have occurred from the COVID vaccine.
The CPSO further issued a veiled threat to doctors who may stray from its orders.
“Your comments or actions [on social media] can lead to patient/public harm if you are providing an opinion that does not align with information coming from public health or government.”
Earlier this year, 40 doctors from Ontario were under “investigation” for their COVID-19 related decisions that went outside the province’s orders.
“At a time when it’s never been more important for Ontarians to have confidence in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, this is unacceptable,” said Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliot.
Elliot said these doctors might lose their licenses.
In July, protestors denounced the CPSO’s threats and actions. Critics suggest that the CPSO violates doctors’ Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm.