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For those outside of the Maritime news cycle:

With alarming infections and deaths from COVID-19 surrounding us from 3 of our 4 borders, we here in NB were thankfully, humbly, quietly and cautiously cruising' along into our third phase of recovery, through diligence at all levels of government and public response until an NB Doctor - of all people - decides he's above everyone else and lies to border control after returning to NB from a personal trip into our unfortunately troubled neighbour, Quebec.

Instead of following instructions given regarding self-isolation for the next 14 days, he decides to go straight back to work and sees over 150 people over the following days. That Region today reports 6 new confirmed cases with more definitely to follow. Not a lot, I know relatively and respectfully speaking but still frustrating when the sun starts to come out and the rain begins yet again. Especially where everyone was doing their best, trying to recover and it was working.

Appropriately, the province has since rescinded the current phase of recovery for that region and essentially locked it back down. Business owners have been re-shut and the liberating rights and privileges to the public have been rescinded until the virus spread is re-contained. 150 people exposed to one Doctor.......could be many more until contained.

So now they're trying to decide what to do with the offending Doctor. The government immediately deflects responsibility to the Health Authority - it is their Emergency Law that was broken after all while the RCMP are investigating possible criminal charges.
This is a hard place where NB struggles to retain Medical professionals but a message HAS to be sent.

Hope you and yours continue to avoid infection and for those impacted, God bless you!
 

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What do you call someone who barely passes medical school? ........ Doctor.

Just goes to show, every profession has its idiots that think the rules dont apply to them
 

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'...avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption...'--Hippocratic Oath. First, do no harm? Past that, there are laws, at least in my state, about anyone knowingly transmitting a communicable disease to another person; as a doctor that should cost this person at least their license to practice and see what part of the book that can be thrown at them.
 

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An update: reference "CBC News NB" for full story.

What a mess! The Doctor provided a taped statement explaining his actions. He says his estranged wife's father died suddenly and she was leaving Canada (Quebec) immediately for the Congo to attend his funeral potentially leaving their 4 year old daughter behind alone.

So, he immediately took-off for Quebec to get his daughter and rightly so. Upon his return to New Brunswick, his response to the Border Control was misleading and after getting home decided he didn't warrant self-isolation because all he did in Quebec was pick-up his daughter and no one in his family was showing symptoms.

Later testing showed both the doctor and the daughter as positive. The doctor says he could've been infected here but there were no cases in that region for over two weeks and only 12 up to April 30th, Wonder how the wife is doing?

So, today he is suspended and criminal charges are still being considered (fortunately only 12 new cases are directly linked to date) with no deaths but 5 in ICU, over 300 in self-isolation and 3,000 tests conducted Friday through Sunday within that small isolated region.

Unfortunately for him, he is now the brunt of internet-related "hate" messages from Europe, Africa and the USA where he is labelled as "the bad doctor who brought the virus to kill people". He's upset with the Health Authority for not better protecting his identity.
Based on the use of grammar in that description, ya gotta wonder if his estranged wife started the vibe?
 
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