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An Ottawa school board trustee’s interview on a local radio station ended abruptly on Tuesday morning after the discussion about proposed mask mandates got heated and the host hung up on her.
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth was being interviewed by Bill Carroll on CFRA’s The Morning Rush. The topic of conversation was the proposed Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) reinstatement of the mask mandate, and Kaplan-Myrth was on the attack right from the moment she was introduced, accusing Carroll of spreading “misinformation.”
“I have to start off right off the bat by correcting the misinformation that you just said,” began OCDSB trustee and family doctor Kaplan-Myrth. “Covid is not gone. Covid is still very much here, as is influenza, as is RSV.”
When Carroll tried to interject to say that he was referring to a CBC article in which several doctors had said Covid isn’t the reason for children’s hospitals currently being overwhelmed but that instead it is RSV that largely spreads through daycares and preschools, a demographic not covered by mask mandates, Kaplan-Myrth got rather irate, asked Carroll not to interrupt, and then continued to talk over him.
At this point, Carroll hung up on Kaplan-Myrth, saying “we don’t need that kind of anger right now,” before suggesting that perhaps it was that attitude that was the reason for all the backlash the trustee has been receiving for her stance on masking.
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