P. from North Vancouver Island

I worked for BC Ambulance for just over 8 years, I thoroughly enjoyed my job where I served in a small community. Living in a place like this, you often know or at least recognise the people you attend to, so when you see them being harmed by these new injections, it raises many questions. When you put someone in a bodybag, it has a profound effect on you, but even more so when you know that person.

I suffered a serious heart injury from the annual flu shot and have never totally recovered from that, so I was naturally sceptic about these new shots, who wouldn’t be with no long-term safety data and very little testing with sketchy results and reports. I soon decided that I would wait to see what happened rather than go running to the front of the queue, I’m so pleased I waited.

Well it wasn’t too long before we were called to the first “sudden death”. In a small community, sudden deaths are quite rare, they do happen, but once in a blue moon, so when another one happened shortly afterwards I was definitely concerned.

We took a few patients out with very unusual problems, like young women having strokes, some severe GI bleeds, miscarriages and a guy with very unusual severe neurological problems. These were quite bizarre calls when you look back at them, especially with them all happening in such a short time frame, we would normally be dealing with a few shortness of breath calls, the occasional road accident or patients that were well known to us, maybe an overdose, a heart attack, or an elderly lady falling out of bed and fracturing her hip. You really get to know a community in this job and when things change for the worse, you are often the first to know about it.

Skip forward a few weeks, now the Government is starting to introduce mandatory jabs for health care workers, I really didn’t think our union would support this, but I should have known better, they did, they supported the government and berated their members that had genuine reasons or concerns for their religious beliefs or medical conditions. Unions just don’t normally do this, but ours did, shame on them.

The management had no sympathy and the government even less so. The general public just seemed to soak up whatever Justin or Bonnie told them without question, so soon I was out of a job with no chance of EI or any kind of support from our completely useless union.

Now I’ve moved on with my life, I didn’t really lose out too much financially, but I maintained my health and didn’t end up like some of the patients we transported. Sure, I was fired, but I see it more as retired now, so personally I gained my life back. It’s the community that have lost out, our ambulance is out of service roughly 30-40% of the time. I often walk or drive by the station and see that there is no-one there, or maybe just one responder on call. This means people have to wait, usually over an hour for an ambulance to come from a nearby town, if they are even available! I’ve heard of calls being delayed by over three hours and I know of one cardiac arrest where the patient died. I’m not saying they wouldn’t have died if the local ambulance was available, but they definitely would have stood a better chance.

Now I’m reading similar stories from around the Province and country. I do wonder when, or even if this madness will end?

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