By Lee Harding, Western Standard
Reprinted with permission of the Western Standard
Dr. Francis Christian, general surgeon and clinical professor of general surgery, teaches at the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Christian recently joined four other physicians in an online panel hosted by Didi Vergados of Take Action Canada.
Christian began his comments by saying: “I’m a pro-vaccine physician … but the fact is, this experimental injection is unlike anything we’ve seen before.”
He said his suspicions on lockdowns began in the spring of last year when for the first time in his career he saw doctors and scientists censored.
“I want to follow the science. I want to see what the evidence is. And this is the pledge I’ve taken for my patients. So I think there is a very strange and very sinister thing going on all over the world. Scientists are being shut down,” Christian said.
“You shouldn’t be believing people like (Dr. Neil) Ferguson from England who made all these ridiculous models (projecting pandemic deaths). He’s supposed to be an expert. Should we be believing (Dr. Anthony) Fauci who has been lying to us through his teeth?”
Christian suggested the public has been fed a steady diet of fear.
“Fraudulent physicians, Ferguson, Fauci are being given all the prominence. What is going on? So having studied the control of population in the Soviet Union, I think this is exactly the Soviet playbook. The Soviets conditioned everybody by fear. And the fear there was, oh, if I don’t follow the party line, my neighbor will disappear, I will disappear, I will be sent off to Siberia,” Christian said.
“Now this was even more brilliant because they unleashed this virus, this so-called pandemic on the world, and conditioned everybody with fear. So once everybody is conditioned with fear, children, parents, adults — it’s much easier to feed them lies. And then the public then wants to believe what these experts say because everybody’s after self-preservation.”
Christian’s research was first published in 1993 and as recently as 2018. He believes science itself has become a casualty of the pandemic.
“From political editorials from the politicizing of science from the death of science, we’re living in what I would call toking madness. I’ve never seen this in my career. Never.”
Christian points out there was no lockdowns, masking, or social distancing in 1969 when the Hong Kong Flu killed 1 to 4 million people, and COVID-19 has killed 3.5 million.
“It was also the year of the moon landing. It was also the year when the Concorde took off. We remember these events. So how will we remember 2020 and 2021? I think we’ll remember it as the age of fear … not a good thing for civilization, and not a good thing for society.”
Christian said shrinking COVID-19 numbers may not be due to the vaccine, given comparisons to last year and current comparisons to other locations at various vaccination rates.
“The media says it’s vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. But look at 2020 and May and it goes down exactly the same way. I mean, do they think that we are that stupid? Come on, it’s not the vaccine. I don’t know what’s causing it. Maybe seasonality, maybe it’s immunity, maybe it’s the way they’re measuring it.”
Christian has practiced surgery for decades and is the editor of the Journal of the Surgical Humanities. In addition to his professorship, he is also the director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Surgery at University Hospital. He said he feels for everyday people.
“Canadians are watching ballgames in Texas packed with 90,000 people. And we can’t go to the grocery stores, we are under curfew. What the hell is happening? I mean, this is ridiculous,” he said.
The doctor predicts the authorities will lock everything down again in the fall. In the meantime, he has a message for the public.
“Make up your own minds. As somebody said, ‘Don’t let your minds be outsourced to experts.’ Just be your own expert. We can evaluate evidence. We can do it to a high degree, we can look at statistics. You don’t even need that. You just follow your common sense. Look at alternative websites. Look at what other people are saying. Do you really want to follow guys who have been wrong about masks, about flights, about — I mean, they’ve been changing things all the time.”
Lee Harding is the Saskatchewan Political Columnist for the Western Standard. He is also a Research Fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and is the former Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.