Doctor who delivered anti-vaccination speech in front of effigies of officials being hanged is being questioned under discipline

A doctor who spread false rumors about vaccines causing stillbirths at a Vancouver area hospital and made other misleading claims about COVID-19 while standing in front of effigies hanging BC politicians will face a disciplinary hearing with his regulatory college.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC posted on Thursday announce that a subpoena has been issued for alleged misconduct by primary care physician Dr. Daniel Nagase.

Nagase, who has revoked his license to practice in BC, is accused of violating professional standards by “making public speeches regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and related matters, including making misleading, inaccurate or inflammatory statements.” on vaccinations, treatments and measures for COVID-19,” the public notice says.

This includes making public false claims that the vaccines are dangerous, publicly suggesting that the antiparasitic drug ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for the virus, and that “at least some of these public statements are taken off in front of effigies of political figures hanged by nooses.”

That particular incident was caught on camera on December 9, 2021, when Nagase spoke outside the BC Legislature as dummies labeled Prime Minister John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Public Safety Secretary Mike Farnworth were raised behind him, with ropes tied around their necks. neck tied.

During that speech, he falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines are “the most dangerous injection in the history of vaccination.”

dr. Charles Hoffe of Lytton also spoke at the event, and is set to face its own disciplinary hearing with the college.

Just weeks before that speech, Nagase was filmed participating in an anti-vaccination protest outside the RCMP detachment in North Vancouver.

He was seen to repeat misinformation suggesting that there were more than a dozen stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital in 24 hours among mothers who received the COVID-19 vaccine.

That lie spread so widespread that hospital operator Vancouver Coastal Health was forced to issue a statement make it clear that there was no truth in the rumours.

The health authority also clarified that Nagase has no connection to Lions Gate and no hospital privileges anywhere in the region.

Doctor also faced discipline in Alberta

Nagase’s claims about COVID-19 previously attracted attention in Alberta, where he has worked in rural hospitals for the past few years.

last fall, Alberta Health Services has issued a warning on Nagase’s public claims of using ivermectin to cure COVID-19 in elderly patients, stating that neither the veterinary nor the human version of the drug have been shown to be safe or effective treatments for the virus.

Nagase’s medical license has been revoked in Alberta for non-renewal and non-payment of fees, and there is a message next to his name on the registry of the College of Physicians of Alberta stating that he is prohibited from writing mask or vaccine exemption letters, prescribing ivermectin, or treating COVID-19 patients.

Nagase is the third physician the BC college has publicly acknowledged as investigating the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. While disciplinary hearings have been announced for both Nagase and Hoffe, no dates have yet been set for those proceedings.

dr. Denman Island’s Stephen Malthouse is still under investigation, but the college announced in March that: it was revocation of his license to protect the public while that process is underway.

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