They were suspended and slammed as ‘anti-vaxxers’ for expressing legitimate concern about the Pfizer substance and promoting medical choice
Dr. Matt Shelton and Taranaki District Health Board radiologist Dr. Peter Canaday were suspended by the Medical Council in 2021. They challenged their suspensions in a multi-day hearing in Wellington District Court in February this year.
Judge Stephen Harrop has released his decisions and has stated that the council’s decision to suspend was not a fair, reasonable or proportionate response to patient safety or public health. He has said the interim suspension decisions must be reversed.
Shelton’s lawyer, Matthew Clelland QC, told the judge that his client was not an ‘anti-vaxxer’. “These people are daring to express a view that is not consistent with the Medical Council”, said Clelland. Canaday’s lawyer, Adam Holloway, had said he was debating data and sharing opinions—and there was no evidence of him telling people not to get vaccinated. “Canaday was not anti-vaccination”, he said. Both lawyers had called the Medical Council’s suspensions “draconian”.
Judge Harrop said the suspension of Peter Canaday was a very blunt instrument to stop him speaking out, and it had not stopped him at all. Harrop said in Shelton’s case, the complaints had been about what he was telling patients rather than public comments.
Opinion by Conserve NZ:
We consider it grossly unjust for Dr. Shelton and Dr. Canaday to have been suspended when they had perfectly sound and prudent stances, such as the known benefits of early treatment for coronaviruses, informed consent, the fundamental right to medical choice and the need for satisfactory trialing of vaccines before a “one-size-fits-all” nationwide rollout. These are the types of positions we should expect to hear from all New Zealand doctors.
We also agree with Matt Shelton’s positions that the vaccinating of children and pregnant and fertile women with an mRNA vaccine that has not undergone sufficient trials is inadvisable. We consider it needless, reckless and irresponsible. It is now a widely known fact that the Pfizer ‘vaccine’ does not adequately prevent contraction, transmission or sickness, and has proven already to cause many adverse reactions in people — even deaths.
We need more of this.
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For the last 2 years it seems that the best doctors are those that have been suspended, struck off or recently retired. So what does that say about those who are left practising? Lack of integrity and sheep-like behaviour? More interested in their careers than concern for their patients. As a profession they are deeply compromised.
Some time in the future there is going to have to be a Nuremburg type tribunal in order to examine the conduct during the covid crisis, of so many doctors. considering they have been responsible for the many deaths and injuries due to their administering of the jab.
Corruption kills societies, so the more truth that comes out and the corrupt exposed and punished the better.
Claire Bleakley said:
This is a great decision. The suspension was unjust. It is a serious interference by the medical council to suspend a medical professional who expresses his concern for his patients health over a medical procedure. It has the flavour that the medical council is a mouth piece of big Pharma not patients and calls into question who they serve.
Charlie Baycroft said:
The Medical Council is no longer an independent governing body foe rhe medical profession.
Without independent self government regarding ethical and proper conduct medicine may no longer meet the definition of a profession.
The Medical Council is dominated snd controlled by the politicians and bureaucrats in the Dept of Health and disobedience would result in adverse financial consequences.
Hence, ethical physicians whose conduct was consistent with ethical principles of patent safety and informed consent were vilified snd punished to appease those in the government.
Things are definitely not as they appear to be.