Anti-masking groups proliferate a bum steer
With more provinces country-wide adhering to the compulsory use of nose-masks in the bid to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus, some groups campaigning against the use of masks are coming out to unite with anti-vaccination advocates; they are also validating their methods of proliferating wrong information and magnifying their memorandum.
According to professionals, whitewashing the hazards of the Coronavirus and interpreting and reading undue meanings into studies made are the usual methods such groups make use of. According to Maya Goldenberg, an associate professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, a specialist in inoculation hesitancy, the similitude of structured anti-masking and anti-vaccine drive are evident. She went on to make known that ‘Hugs Over Masks’ an anti-masking group, is in active alliance with ‘Vaccine Choice Canada’, one of the country's most distinguished anti-vaccination movements.
Vladislav Sobolev, the founder of the anti-masking group, has frequently eulogized the anti-vaccination group on a social media platform and also during public demonstrations. Sobolev further said that Sherri Tenpenny, an osteopath who wrote ‘Saying No To Vaccines’ and also a well-known U.S. anti-vaccination proponent is making available online leadership training for his group members. Tenpenny, in alliance with other anti-vaccination proponents in the U.S. and Canada, has accepted the anti-masking campaign and is against the Coronavirus lockdown regulations. Even though the groups of Canadians that are not keen on putting on of masks are not against vaccines; however, health professionals express their worries over the fact that anti-vaccination groups are in complete alliance with the anti-masking groups.
In the face of the fact of entrenched evidence that vaccines are secure and functional, yet anti-vaccination groups have dedicated their time and resources to the outspread of wrong information to brainwash people not to believe in the health measures put in place; and as such can have dreadful reverberations during a pandemic. Dr. Matthew Oughton, an infectious disease expert at McGill University expressed concerns on how disturbing it is to watch individuals act on wrong information that could only have detrimental effects. Dr. Matthew Oughton, being a medical practitioner at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, he has been privy to witness the horror of the Coronavirus. Nearly 9,000 individuals, mostly the elderly and individuals with basal medical issues have lost their lives to this deadly disease in Canada.