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Dr. Francis Christian faces discipline for questioning the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and whether the pandemic is real.

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Phil Tank Saskatoon StarPhoenix Dr. Francis Christian speaks at a press conference outside Walter Murray Collegiate for a group called Concerned Parents Saskatchewan to address their issues with students being vaccinated in Saskatoon, Thursday, June, 17, 2021. Kayle Neis/Saskatoon StarPhoenix Dr. Francis Christian speaks at a press conference outside Walter Murray Collegiate for a group called Concerned Parents Saskatchewan to address their issues with students being vaccinated in Saskatoon, Thursday, June, 17, 2021. Kayle Neis/Saskatoon StarPhoenix Photo by Kayle Neis /Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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The romance novel’s protagonist sounds like a true hero — a virtuous doctor willing to stand up to the medical establishment over a drug he believes is causing illness and death.

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Here’s an excerpt from an online description: “David’s principles of professionalism, justice, fair play and scientific inquiry lead him to challenge the medical-surgical industrial complex in a risky, dangerous and highly charged race to truth.”

The novel appears to have been self-published about a decade ago by Frank Christian, known more widely as surgery professor Dr. Francis Christian. He’s also a poet.

For those of us struggling to understand this man and why he would jeopardize an impressive career and reputation, this might provide some insight into his world view.

Christian has suffered mightily in the wake of his public efforts to question the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the reality of the pandemic.

He was suspended from his academic roles in the department of surgery at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine while his behaviour is reviewed.

He’s also been fired from his role as director of quality improvement and patient safety with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

He’ll continue to get full pay from the U of S during the review, and his contract with the SHA continues to September.

During a meeting at which he was informed about the removals last week, he compared the officials informing him to panels in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

Christian is facing discipline largely for his starring role at a bizarre news conference in Saskatoon this month.

He read from a long, prepared statement opposing vaccination in youth, in front of Walter Murray Collegiate while a vaccine clinic was happening inside. He refused to answer questions.

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Last week, he fixated on a discredited claim that the World Health Organization changed its advice on vaccines for youth, but that claim is irrelevant since the news stunt happened the week before.

A small group of vocal people — one signed an email to a journalist with “q” — are hailing Christian as a hero and a martyr, who’s only trying to protect children.

It’s baffling how some people can invest so much faith in Christian, a surgeon, while ignoring far more numerous medical professionals with actual expertise in the fields most relevant during a pandemic, like infectious disease specialists and epidemiologists.

The U of S has experts in these pertinent areas who have provided guidance throughout the pandemic, like Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine, Dr. Cory Neudorf and Dr. Alex Wong.

Then again, if you believe the pandemic is part of a global plot, who needs experts?

And Christian qualifies as a true conspiracy believer.

In a video posted to the website BitChute this month, he strongly suggests the pandemic is a hoax, driven by a corrupt WHO and “media trickery.” He calls trusted American infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci a liar and hints COVID-19 deaths are falsely reported.

Speakers in support of Christian at a rally of several dozen people on Monday at the U of S included Saskatoon opponents to pandemic restrictions like former school caretaker Brent Wintringham and Fellowship Baptist Church Pastor Steve Flippin.

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But did these people and Christian really think he could retain a leadership role with the SHA during a public health crisis while spouting contradictory claims?

His role with the College of Medicine is more complicated, but he has only been suspended with pay pending a review.

This discipline plays into the common conspiracy theme of the muzzling of those who question the mainstream narrative, in this case the tiny number of doctors and scientists who share Christian’s beliefs.

But Christian is free to continue expressing his opinion, just not while occupying key roles in the medical establishment for which he seems to have so much disdain.

The BitChute video has received more than 75,000 views, so his message is reaching someone.

Plus he can always write another book, this time about an intrepid surgery professor who dared to challenge the established facts.

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