FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fake anti-vaccination letters, falsely attributing MLA Dan Davies, have been circulating Fort St. John.
In a statement on Monday, Davies says he has no connection with the letters sent out last week, and neither does his office.
“I have very publicly encouraged people to choose vaccination as the best way to protect our community. As our health care system struggles under the stress of COVID-19 patients, I again am asking people to follow the public health orders,” reads the statement.
The letters had Davies’ constituency office as the return address and had articles on vaccine risks and wearing masks stuffed inside.
Davies has been very vocal about the importance of people being vaccinated.
Davies and South Peace MLA Mike Bernier have repeatedly encouraged residents to get their jab. The BC Liberal MLAs have had multiple conversations with Health Minister Adrian Dix to devise a plan to address the healthcare crisis in the north.
“The easiest thing right now is, folks, I strongly, strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. The science is sound, the vaccines work, we’ve seen the people that are getting cases right now, the ones in our ICU, it’s upwards of 90 per cent of those folks that are not vaccinated that are filling up our ICU right now,” said Davies on September 22nd.
Davies full statement regarding the fake letter can be read below:
I have been made aware a statement discouraging people from being vaccinated is circulating in our community and that it purports to be from my office.
I have no connection, and neither does my office to this letter.
I have very publicly encouraged people to choose vaccination as the best way to protect our community. As our health care system struggles under the stress of COVID-19 patients, I again am asking people to follow the public health orders.
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