A doctor was thrown out of a medical conference after filming himself berating attendees for endorsing vaccine mandates to combat Covid-19.
Dr William Bay, who heads the anti-mandate group Queensland People’s Protest, live-streamed his extraordinary tirade at an Australian Medical Association conference in Sydney last month and it was posted online on Sunday.
Dr Bay stunned his colleagues by interrupting the meeting by haranguing Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and accusing him of ‘lying’.
‘I am here today to ask you to join with the people of Australia and stop forcing these vaccines on people who are getting killed by them,’ Dr Bay shouts.
‘Professor Paul Kelly is liar and is gaslighting all of you.’
His claims are at odds with much of Australia and the world’s medical authorities who say Covid vaccines are the best protection against serious symptoms of the virus.
Dr William Bay live-streamed his extraordinary outburst against vaccines and Australia chief medical officer Paul Kelly during a medical conference in Sydney
Footage shows many attendees at the conference got up from their seats and began leaving as Dr Bay began shouting even louder.
‘All GPs, all doctors of Australia you are on notice by the people of Queensland,’ he yells.
‘This is the Queensland People’s Protest and you have been warned.’
As he is escorted outside, Dr Bay begins chanting.
‘One shot, two shots, three shots four, how many shots until you hit the floor?’ he shouts.
At a protest later that day, Dr Bay is filmed theatrically throwing his medical licence away.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency then issued Dr Bay a notice threatening to suspend his licence.
NCA NewsWire reports that AHPRA’s suspension notice states the Medical Board believes Dr Bay’s conduct ‘poses a serious risk to persons’ and requires ‘immediate action’ to protect public health.
The board said Dr Bay’s public ‘mistrust of vaccinations’ had the potential to ‘undermine public health directives and positions’.
Dr Bay interrupted an Australian Medical Association in Sydney to launch a tirade against vaccines
Dr Bay claims are at odds with the global scientific consensus that Covid vaccines are the safest way to protect against the deadly virus which has killed 6.4 million people
The notice states Dr Bay ‘may have behaved in a manner that demonstrates a general absence of qualities essential for a medical practitioner’.
‘(These include) the ethical exercise of judgment and integrity and respect for public health directives.’
In subsequent social media posts Dr Bay, who is second year GP registrar, accused AHPRA of trying to silence him.
‘What is on trial here is my ability to think and speak so that that has got to be stopped, that imposition on human rights,’ he said.
‘It is the ability of doctors to treat their patients as they see fit.’
Dr Kelly, appearing here at a demonstration, heads the anti-vaccine mandate group Queensland Peoples’ Protest
Dr Bay In his podcast claimed some of his patients had complained of chest pains and an inability to walk which he attributed as a ‘side effect’ to the vaccines.
He claimed another had been ‘ejaculating blood’.
AHPRA in a statement said they could not comment on ongoing matters related to any complaints about Dr Bay’s patients.
‘The Medical Boards’ expectations of doctors about vaccination and public health predate the COVID-19 pandemic. Our code of conduct sets out the professional standards we expect,’ the AHPRA spokeswoman told news.com.au.
‘When providing information or advice, we expect practitioners to exercise their professional judgment and ensure their advice is evidence-based and in line with the latest health advice.’
Australia’s chief health officer Professor Paul Kelly was at the conference where Dr Kay stood up and accused him of being ‘liar’
Dr Bay has started a petition urging supporters to ‘save’ his medical registration and has urged supporters to protest outside his tribunal hearing on August 16, which he asked to be delayed as he not heard from his defence lawyers yet.
While Dr Bay expressed some regret over his outburst at the medical conference he said it needed to be done.
‘It was an opportunity to get the message out there that my patients are demanding I get to other doctors around Australia,’ he said.
‘I am sorry it went out a little less professionally then I hope for but it was a message that needed to be broadcast to the doctors of Australia.’
WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.
Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.
Research and testing is an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.
In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety testing before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will register them for use. Approval of vaccines can take up to 10 years.
Before vaccines become available to the public, large clinical trials test them on thousands of people.
High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children around the world have confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.
People first became concerned about autism and immunisation after the medical journal The Lancet published a paper in 1998. This paper claimed there was a link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this paper. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and printed an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for misconduct and dishonesty.
Source: Australian Department of Health