PETERS – RIH demonstrators lost sight of how COVID-19 impacts health care

(Image: CFJC Today)

THE RECENT EXPERIENCE a friend of mine had at Royal Inland Hospital illustrates well why healthcare professionals were so frustrated at this week’s protest.

Coincidentally, my friend works for Interior Health and is worried about being reprimanded for speaking out, so we’ll call her Jane.

Two weeks ago, Jane was taken to RIH by ambulance because of extreme stomach pain and nausea.

When she got to the hospital, she was plopped in a wheelchair and taken to a hallway waiting room well away from the emergency room.

Jane spent three hours in extreme pain, vomiting and having diarrhea, getting help from other patients and people waiting for care.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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3 Comments on PETERS – RIH demonstrators lost sight of how COVID-19 impacts health care

  1. Bill Hadgkiss // September 4, 2021 at 2:33 PM // Reply

    We are those who questioned; coerced vaccines, and ill-conceived restrictions, and turned our minds to people other than mainstream media, like doctors and nurses and Janes who have risked their livelihoods to stand up to the jab, (it was called a ‘vaccine’ because we had them when we were children and was associated with a cuddly childhood memory) that has lately shown it’s true colours in Israel;
    “We are seeing about 50% of the people who are infected right now are vaccinated, fully vaccinated individuals,” Israeli health chief Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis says. “Previously, we thought that vaccinated, fully vaccinated individuals were protected.” 210801.
    Until 2 weeks past the 2nd jab one is counted as ‘unvaccinated’ creating the incorrect numbers we constantly hear.
    CDC 5,Aug.21 “However, preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who are infected with the Delta variant can be infectious and can spread the virus to others.”

  2. Sean McGuinness // September 4, 2021 at 7:54 AM // Reply

    Thank you James. This column really hits home why being vaccinated is important not only to oneself but to society at large.

  3. The People Party of Canada…is that what freedom of “whatever” will lead us to?
    Yes they were quite successful, sort of. To lose even more credibility when they had none to begin with.

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