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Doctor demands apology after COVID-related charge dropped

A doctor who faced a barrage of hate and racism after being accused of violating COVID-19 measures in New Brunswick is calling on the premier to apologize after a charge was dropped.

Without naming the doctor, New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs had referred to a healthcare worker being investigated by the RCMP for failing to self-isolate after returning to the province, in connection to an outbreak that resulted in 40 COVID-19 cases and two deaths. Higgs said the health zone in the north of the province was “at a higher risk due to the actions of one irresponsible individual.” 

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