Marjaleena Repo, speaking from Saskatchewan, cannot mask for medical reasons. She is a cancer survivor. “I have been receiving the hard end of the stick for two years,” she says about her life under the mandates in Saskatchewan. Restrictions have not been really lifted in Saskatchewan, as much as they have been “downloaded”: now a theatre can continue to use the “vaccine” passport to restrict admittance. She begins to panic, or faint, when she is compelled to wear a mask. On one occasion, her blood pressure went up to 210 while wearing a mask. She was provided with a mask exemption by her doctor, but it was not recognized by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the very institution that made provisions for mask exemptions in their regulations. She once had the opportunity to receive radiation therapy, but was told she could have no more opportunities if she did not comply with the mask mandate. She receives limited attention from her oncologist. She relies on public transport, and is denied access because she cannot wear a mask. She has been denied blood tests in the co-op clinic, of which she is a supporting member, because she is not masked. “All around me there is hostility to my person,” she says. “Right now I am fighting for my right to breathe”. She has been ticketed for taking part in a protest to demand children be free of masking, a ticket for $2,800, and she is preparing to fight it in court. However, the courts have a mask mandate, so she may not have access to her own trial.
Janina Krienke: “My daughter was seriously physically harmed from wearing a mask. She was forced to wear a mask at school and while participating in strenuous sport activities. Her symptoms started in March 2021. She went from being a healthy active 14 year old, to being completely dependent, needing 24 hour care. She was misdiagnosed twice. She was initially diagnosed with Tics and Tourette like symptoms. When her symptoms grew outside of the initial diagnosis, she was then diagnosed with Dysfunctional Neurological Disorder. On June 4th she was properly diagnosed at a private breathing clinic with severe Hypocapnia. Her CO2 levels were 19mmHg. A normal range is 35 to 45mmHg. She was given mask exemption. At this time her symptoms were, loss of consciousness (65+ times a day) tremors, complex tics, vocal tics, tetany, poor circulation, numbness in feet and lower legs, extreme fatigue, and many other neurological symptoms.
My daughter has not only suffered physically, but psychologically as well. She has had doctors dismiss her, tell her she has anxiety, tell her she could make her symptoms go away by just not thinking about them. She was refused from in person doctor care because of her mask exemption. She was refused entry to some stores, refused use of public washroom facilities, and was repeatedly embarrassed publicly by being told she could not enter and asked to produce her mask exemption. These two short paragraphs do not fully explain what my daughter has endured the last year and half. We are telling her story, in hopes of bringing the negative effects of mask wearing to light.”
Chris Schaefer, speaking from Alberta on masking, is a respirator specialist with 28 years in occupational health and safety, and has worked as an advisor and trainer for the military and for emergency departments, given his qualifications in the field of respiratory protection. Schaefer smartly challenged the now popular notion of “masks,” noting that masks have openings in front of the nose and mouth—such as a Halloween mask or a goalie mask. Respirator masks also have openings, using valves that allow for inhalation of clean air. What we have instead used these two years are breathing barriers, or breathing obstructions—not masks. Breathing barriers force us to re-inhale much of our exhaled air, with reduced levels of oxygen. Masks are safe to wear, because they have engineered openings to allow air to circulate; what we have in common use, are not masks.
In response to questions from the panel, he explained that in the field of occupational health there were no studies or impact assessments done on the use of the current crop of so-called “masks”. He warns that these barriers force us to breathe in bacteria and fungi, from the moist and warm environment created under the barrier. There are also hazards to wearing N95 devices, because of the particles that are released and inhaled during prolonged use. On June 20, 2020, he wrote an open letter to Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and copied it to multiple doctors, on why use of the breathing barriers was a mistake. He never received a reply. He offered to share the correspondence with the panel.
Scarlet Martyn is an advanced paramedic from Toronto, who was fired because of mandatory “vaccination”. “I wasn’t seeing the pandemic that was being reported in the media,” she stated. People were being told that hospitals were being overrun. Fear prevailed. She attended numerous calls at homes, from people who died because they had resisted going to ERs, afraid of catching Covid.
She was embarrassed when restaurant owners sent them free meals; people banged pots and pans and cheered them; hand-made cards were sent hailing them as “heroes” and yet the hospitals were nearly empty. Healthcare workers then evolved into bullies, as they parroted rules banning visiting family members: “It’s a pandemic!” Those who had reservations about the “vaccines” were vilified by colleagues. Patients were insulted, judged, and othered. Privately, healthcare workers opined that the unvaxxed should be left to die rather than “burden” the healthcare system.
“Terminate or vaccinate” policies prompted a new wave of harsh treatment and open bullying in healthcare environments. Scarlet voiced her concerns about the safety of the mRNA injections, and asked if natural immunity could be deemed a basis for exemption. She was instead accused of insubordination and misconduct, for voicing questions. She was ordered to turn over her medical ID cards and work keys, and was escorted off the premises. She was humiliated. She was “terminated with cause for wilful misconduct,” which destroyed her career as a paramedic, anywhere. This also prevented her from receiving Employment Insurance benefits.
Healthcare workers that advocate for ethical practices in medicine were effectively banished from the system.
In response to questions from the panel, she said she was shocked by the cruelty displayed by the society, and in the work setting. Patients revealed, in confidence, their “vaccine” status and she watched them burst into tears when they were shamed for their decision by nurses or doctors. In addition to the empty ERs, in contrast with what was reported in the news, she also mentioned that field tents went up—and they never saw a patient. Nurses were told they would be deployed in Covid units, and then the massive crisis that was expected never materialized—and during the first wave of the pandemic, the hospitals were completely empty.