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Canada refuses entry to its citizen with ‘natural immunity’ against Covid

Paris-based journalist says she did not take coronavirus vaccine on her doctor’s advice

News Desk August 04, 2021

Paris-based journalist Rachel Marsden has said she was denied entry into her home country, Canada because she acquired immunity against Covid-19 ‘naturally’ rather than through man-made vaccine, about which much is still to be learned.

“I went home to visit my mother. Canada tried to force me into a Covid detention facility threatening fines and police action as they don’t recognise my natural immunity. I had no choice but to immediately fly back to Europe,” she said in a statement to RT.

She said her country’s officials kicked her out because she committed the apparent violation of trying to re-enter Canada with proof of naturally acquired Covid-19 antibodies “made by my own immune system post-recovery rather than those generated by the man-made Covid-19 vaccine”.

“Daily life for a Covid-19 survivor with natural immunity from the disease is not for the faint of heart,” she added.

Rachel went on to say that her doctor advised her against taking Covid-19 vaccine shot with a high-level of laboratory tested antibodies whose levels she said have yet to drop even after several months post-illness.

“To protect and preserve my acquired immunity by opting out of vaccination that risks interfering with it or causing a risk to my health, France now requires me to succumb to nasal swab antigen tests every 48 hours if I wish to continue accessing everyday venues like public transit, gyms, restaurants, some shopping malls, and bars. But it’s a price that I’m willing to pay for my health.”

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The journalist said she was not paying another price for choosing to protect her health by facing “internment” by the Canadian government.

Narrating her ordeal, Racher said she attempted to return home from Paris to Vancouver, she was treated worse than a criminal.

“I arrived at the airport with a negative PCR test, two positive Covid antibody tests from March and July proving that I still had significant Covid antibodies post-recovery, and a ‘Covid immunity certificate’ written and signed by my French doctor to confirm this fact.”

The Canadian border officer refused to accept the antibody laboratory test results as proof that she had recovered and was immune from Covid. Instead, he ordered her to sign up for a three-day stay at a government internment facility, followed by a mandatory and monitored 14-day home isolation.

She was then left with no option but to book a return flight to Paris a cost of just over $1,500 – almost $500 cheaper than the government internment.


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