Wānaka GP Mark Edmond (pictured) has penned a column for The Wānaka Sun this week as debate over coverage of his stand on Covid vaccinations continues.
The Sun exclusively revealed last week that he was among the growing number of health professionals who were leaving the industry as a consequence of their Covid vaccination views.
His comment that the vaccination was gene therapy was met with outrage as Sun readers – and those who saw our edition online – took issue with the fact his comments were not referred to a third party.
In a column he has written for Sun readers, he acknowledges he may have been “too conversationally loose in my interview”.
He also goes into further detail about his views.
See our online edition too, for a column from Dr Ian Town, the Chief Science Advisor at the Ministry of Health – and a selection of readers’ letters and online comments.
Meanwhile, the impact of the Government vaccination mandate on health worker numbers remains unclear. Last week the NZ Doctor website as reported the number of doctors was at least 56, and other media have put the total number of health workers stood down at more than 1300.