Premier Danielle Smith told a CBC reporter who asked if she’ll get the latest COVID booster to mind his own business, and hinted that she won’t get it.
During Smith’s announcement of Alberta’s E. Coli outbreak, CBC’s Erin Collins asked Smith “Will you be getting the shot?”
Smith responded, “Look I’m a healthy person, I tend to take care of my immune system, and I believe this is something I should talk to my doctor about, not the media.”
Health Minister Adriana LaGrange was subsequently asked the same question by Collins. LaGrange also refused to say that she would be getting the shot.
“Depends which shot you’re talking about,” Lagrange said, to which Collins replied, “Covid.”
Lagrange responded, “Look, I’m very healthy as well, I have a very healthy immune system and you know what, I also believe that this is a personal decision for individuals to make and I will look at that as time progresses.”
CBC’s COVID suffering mannequin
In 2021, after much speculation, the CBC conceded they used a mannequin in place of an actual patient to make the situation in Alberta’s hospitals seem more alarming than it was.
Furthermore, the carefully crafted hospital scene intended to scare viewers wasn’t even in a hospital.
This concession, coupled with a reluctant apology, came nearly a week after the CBC broadcasted the deceit and subsequently went viral on social media, with many pointing out the obvious plastic head hooked up to a ventilator.
Then last year, on the Trish Wood podcast, former CBC reporter Marianne Klowak quit the network over its COVID fearmongering. Klowak said the network lost its journalistic integrity in June 2021, when COVID vaccines became widely available and mandates were on the horizon.