Alberta doctor under fire for spreading ‘completely false’ COVID-19 claims – CBC

Dr. Gary Davidson’s opinions ‘do not accurately reflect’ pandemic, AHS says

Sep 23, 2021

Alberta Health Services says a Red Deer doctor’s claims that the province waited for a drop in hospital admittance numbers to justify COVID-19 restrictions are “completely false.”

A video widely circulated online this week shows Dr. Gary Davidson, an emergency medicine physician at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, speaking before a large crowd at a recent public forum. CBC News was unable to confirm the date or location of the event.

In the video, Davidson — a former chief of emergency medicine in Red Deer — accuses the government of manipulating the numbers surrounding the new restrictions.

But in a statement to CBC News, Alberta Health Services spokesperson Kerry Williamson said Davidson’s claims are harmful and disappointing.

“This physician’s opinions do not accurately reflect the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHS pandemic response, or the situation at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre,” Williamson said.

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