September 21st, 2021

Incumbent Manitoba CPC candidate Ted Falk quoted spreading vaccine misinformation

By The Canadian Press on September 14, 2021.

Conservative MP Ted Falk speaks during a press conference near Emerson, Man., on May 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

OTTAWA – Manitoba federal Conservative candidate Ted Falk was quoted in a local newspaper spreading misinformation about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Carillon newspaper quotes the incumbent candidate for Provencher urging constituents to “do their research” on vaccines.

The newspaper quotes Falk as saying his own research revealed a study from Public Health England which showed double-vaccinated people are 13 times more likely to die from the Delta variant compared to those who are unvaccinated.

In fact, Public Health England released a study in June that showed two doses of the vaccine are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations related to the Delta variant.

Falk also offered several credible sources of vaccine information, including the Public Health Agency of Canada, but was quoted as saying public health experts regularly provide conflicting information on COVID-19.

The Canadian Press has reached out to Falk’s campaign and the Conservative Party of Canada for comment.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2021.

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