Bill 39 Hearing – Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer NB – Bill 39 Hearing – No increase in Outbreaks

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Dr. Jennifer Russel: “I don’t think Any legislation can prevent any outbreak” (56:10)

Q: Have we had an increase in outbreaks in the last decade?

Dr. Jennifer Russel: I would say NO. (57:00)

Q: Will bill 39 cause financial liabilities on the province of New Brunswick

Dr. Jennifer Russell: Because adverse event can happen with any vaccine we have to be aware that it is something to consider and to discuss.

Q: Is there sufficient research on the longitudial impact, not just the immediate impact after a vaccine?

Q: Will this system put pressure on the front line health provider to push the barriers of their ethics?

A: That’s a good question, I don’t have a good answer.

Q:  There is insufficient research to show us what long term effects are.

Dr. Jennifer Russell Did not answer.

Q: The Chif medical officer of Canada is saying that Mandatory Vaccination does not sound like a good public health policy

A: Public health issues include Collaboration and facilitation…

Q: We all agree, that we are working with incomplete data, sufficient data, what are the potential negative consequences of a policy like this?

A:  We don’t have all of the answers in terms of gaps in our knowledge…