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(LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian doctor gave a striking personal testimony of how he was removed from hospital duty in a small Alberta town because he used Ivermectin to treat three patients with severe COVID-19, two of whom responded well to the drug.
In an October 1 speech on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery at a rally in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Code, Dr. Daniel Nagase said it “shocked” him at how his COVID patients were being treated in an Alberta hospital.
“Let me tell you what happened in Rimbey, Alberta, a small town a couple hours west of Red Deer. It shocked me,” said Nagase, who has been a doctor for more than 15 years and has worked in both British Columbia and more recently in Alberta in small communities since 2015.
Nagase said that while working at the Rimbey Hospital on September 11-12, the charge nurse informed him that three patients on the “COVID wing had deteriorated overnight.”
“All the patients were on oxygen and extremely short of breath, and the only medication these patients were on were steroids, a medication that will decrease inflammation but increase the chances of a bacterial infection by suppressing the immune system,” Nagase said.
“That’s right, the only medication the COVID patients at this hospital were on were immune suppressants. One woman who spoke to me said she felt like we just put her in a corner and we’re waiting for her to die. … I told her, I can’t speak for the usual doctors during the week, but it’s the weekend, and I’m on a shift, and I’ll do everything I can to help. I offered Ivermectin, she wanted to try it because she heard nothing but good things about it. All three of my COVID patients who had deteriorated from the night before wanted Ivermectin.”
It was at this point Nagase said he was not able to obtain any Ivermectin, as there was none available at Rimbey Hospital. Asked if the nearby Red Deer Hospital’s Central Pharmacy had any, Nagase said they “refused to send Ivermectin.”
“Red Deer’s central pharmacist said Ivermectin was useless for COVID. He even had the Pharmacy Director for All of Alberta contact me to tell me Ivermectin didn’t work,” said Nagase.
‘God bless that charge nurse’
It was at this point that Nagase said they checked the local pharmacies, which did not have any Ivermectin.
“And God bless that charge nurse, although both pharmacies in town did not have Ivermectin, one pharmacist who had been a pharmacist in Rimbey for 25 years said he would do everything he could to find me some, even if it took all day,” said Nagase.
“We didn’t have all day. My patients were sick. So I started everyone on the next best thing, Hydroxychloroquine which the hospital did have. I also started Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc.”
It was at this point Nagase said he also gave his patients inhalers, as well as the antibiotic Azithromycin, and by late afternoon the “town pharmacist finally found some Ivermectin.”
“He couldn’t get it from his usual chemical supply, because it was a Saturday. He had to get it from an agricultural supply. He checked to make sure that it was the exact same Ivermectin a pharmacist would give to a person, brought it back to his pharmacy, and checked it again,” said Nagase.
“He then called me with the good news. I handed Ivermectin to each of my three patients with their exact dose of according to their weight.”
Doctor forced to leave hospital after being ‘ratted’ out for using Ivermectin
Nagase said that it was only a day after giving his COVID patients Ivermectin that he was given the notice to leave the hospital.
“Within hours of my patients getting Ivermectin, I got a call from the Central Zone medical director in Alberta, Dr. Jennifer Bestard. She called me to tell me I was forbidden from giving Ivermectin to patients. I told her she’s never met my patients, she’s never examined them, she’s not their doctor, she has no right to be changing the care of my patients … without their permission,” said Nagase.
“She repeated, Ivermectin was forbidden from the hospital. Even if patients had their own Ivermectin, which I would have happily given over to a relative so the relative could hand it over to the patient. Patients would not be allowed to take their own Ivermectin. She said it was a violation of Alberta Health Services Policy to give Ivermectin for COVID.”
It was then Nagase said on the next day that Bestard called “the hospital and gave me 15 minutes’ notice that I would be relieved of my duties,” said Nagase.
“I told her that it was completely unreasonable. I had an emergency department full of patients who can’t be sorted out in 15 minutes. But nevertheless, an hour later, another doctor showed up to replace me. They didn’t even want me to check up on the patients I gave Ivermectin to.”
Alberta Health Services (AHS) banned Nagase from working in hospitals. However, he still is licensed to practice privately in both Alberta and his home province of British Columbia.
After getting Ivermectin, two of three patients were almost completely better
Nagase said that it was not even “24 hours after getting ivermectin” that two out of his three “patients were almost completely better.”
“They were out of bed walking around and all the crackles I heard in their lungs were gone. All it took was about 18 hours and one dose of Ivermectin,” said Nagase.
“The third patient was 95 years old. She stayed the same. She didn’t get any worse like she did from the night before.”
Nagase then said that he later found out the doctor who replaced him “stopped the antibiotics, stopped all the vitamins, and she even stopped my patients’ inhalers.”
“Never mind COVID. No doctor would do that for any patient with pneumonia unless they were. Well, I’ll let you think about that.”
Nagase confirms his testimony with LifeSiteNews
Some in Alberta have claimed that Nagase’s testimony was false and some on social media have attacked him for his story.
However, LifeSiteNews spoke with Nagase himself, who confirmed that he was at the Rimbey Hospital on September 11-12, and that the lies about his testimony not being true are “completely false.”
He also said that what happened to him “shocked” him to the core.
“I didn’t think that kind of thing can happen in Canada. That really upset me,” Nagase told LifeSiteNews.
“There is a lot of really vitriol against me, I’ve heard on social media, but the truth is, I did not upset the apple cart, the apple cart upset me.”
Nagase also said that what bothered him the most was that the “doctor who replaced me took away the antibiotics and vitamins” from his patients.
The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) lists Nagase as not “accepting new patients” on its website and lists contact information for him as well.
AHS took to Twitter this week to counter Nagase’s testimony, and in recent days has gone on a propaganda campaign to claim that Ivermectin should not be used to treat COVID.
In an October 4 tweet, AHS wrote that “we are aware of allegations made in a speech by a B.C. physician who previously held locum privileges with AHS.”
“In alignment with @GovCanHealth, @US_FDA ,@CPSA_CA & @AlbertaPharmacy, AHS does not recommend the use of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Other health authorities have taken a similar position, as have provincial regulatory bodies for physicians and pharmacists,” wrote AHS.
‘There is something malicious going on’
Nagase concluded his testimony by saying that “something malicious is going on” and asked all of those at the rally to “see the bigger picture.”
“This is more than me having all my assignments canceled in all the small communities I was scheduled to work. This is more than me being canceled for the rest of the year. This is more than the medical director, Dr. Francois Belanger of Alberta Health Services, banning me from hospital practice throughout Alberta just a week after giving Ivermectin,” said Nagase.
Nagase said that he sent a letter of complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta about the pharmacy director “for an entire province, denying 11 pages of studies showing zero percent mortality for patients given Ivermectin.”
“In study after study after study, zero percent mortality, zero percent mortality, zero percent mortality with ever. And guess what? This is all contained when inside Alberta Health Services own report on ivermectin, published in February,” said Nagase.
Nagase said that people must remember “every doctor who stopped patients from having a life-saving medication and what for, to boost mortality, to create an ICU crisis, to declare a state of emergency across the entire province of Alberta. All to push a vaccine,” said Nagase.
“We must remember, remember the people of the past and the people of today. History repeats itself. Nuremberg will happen again. We must remember.”
While Ivermectin has been used in many countries around the world to treat COVID, such as India, Mexico and El Salvador, in Canada it has been oppressed and its use has been discouraged by health authorities.
Its safety as a drug used to treat parasitic infections safety profile for ivermectin is excellent, according to studies.
In a recent opinion piece, Dr. Elizabeth Mumper wrote, “My analysis of the medical literature is that Ivermectin has an impressive safety record and there are multiple studies from around the globe suggesting it can decrease morbidity and mortality from COVID 19.”
Mumper said Ivermectin can inhibit the replication of many viruses, as well as “SARS-CoV-2 replication.”
Studies have also shown, according to Mumper, that Ivermectin “hastens recovery and avoidance of ICU admission and death in hospitalized patients.”
In Canada, the only treatment being touted by health authorities for COVID are experiential vaccines.
As is now widely known, people who have taken the experimental COVID-19 jabs can still contract and spread the disease. COVID vaccine trials have never produced evidence that vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 injections approved for emergency use in Canada, including the Pfizer jab for ages 12 and up, all have connections to cells derived from aborted babies.
All four have also been associated with severe side effects such as blood clots, rashes, miscarriages, and even heart attacks in young, healthy men.
LifeSiteNews has put together a resource guide called “How to resist COVID jab mandates in Canada — a comprehensive guide.”