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The City of Toronto deleted a disturbing public service announcement Tuesday claiming children must take the COVID-19 injection to live a normal life.
The PSA shows a sad little girl staring out her window watching other children play before asking her mother if she can join them.
Here's the manipulative ad pushing vaccination on children that the City of Toronto published then deleted today. pic.twitter.com/GbpcDYFgkZ— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) September 20, 2022
“No honey,” the mother replies offscreen. “There’s still something going around.”
“Okay,” the girl says, looking back out the window as text flashes onto the screen that says:
Kids should be out there. Not in here. Covid-19 vaccines available for children 6 months to 12 years.
Toronto deleted the manipulative video amid backlash and issued a retraction on Twitter, but did not apologize.
“The City removed a tweet and video from earlier today,” the retraction said. “We always strive to ensure clear understanding, especially about vaccinations, and will work to ensure greater clarity in the future.”
The City removed a tweet and video from earlier today. We always strive to ensure clear understanding, especially about vaccinations, and will work to ensure greater clarity in the future.— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) September 20, 2022
Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross also stressed the PSA was meant to “drive home the benefits of the vaccine” and that elected officials “were not involved in any way” in creating the video.
“The video created was intended to highlight the negative impact (the pandemic) has had on children and drive home the benefits of vaccine, as vaccination remains the most effective way to protect our children, families, communities and ourselves against the serious effects of Covid-19.”
@cityoftoronto moved fast and within an hour of my inquiry+criticism from @AlexpiersonAMP @anthonyfurey @AndrewLawton they took swift action 2 deep 6 ridiculous, insulting ad that may have been intended to be well meaning but was in fact insulting pic.twitter.com/tFkCN7hz8o— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) September 20, 2022
“We do believe we can better communicate this intent and, as such, we have removed the video to better address the core message of children being eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”
Toronto’s damage control didn’t end there.
The city also deleted an entire catalog of children-centered vaccine PSAs from its YouTube channel after the videos began circulating on social media.
This video isn't a one-off. It's part of a multi-part campaign. In this video, the City of Toronto suggests you should keep family members from your infant unless the infant is vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/jTvCXIWqws— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) September 20, 2022
All the ads flashed the same message at the end: “COVID-19 vaccines available for children 6 months to 12 years.”
In this edition of the City of Toronto's child vaccination campaign, you have to vaccinate your child so they can leave your house for school while you work from home. pic.twitter.com/50xU6tXxmR— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) September 20, 2022
One particularly dishonest ad claims that unvaccinated children were responsible for students not being able to attend school, rather than the crippling government-ordered lockdowns.
In this video, the City of Toronto tells you that unvaccinated children – not government lockdowns – are responsible for having to learn outside the classroom. pic.twitter.com/dVTeGOdhPV— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) September 20, 2022
In this ad, the City of Toronto concedes human connection is better than virtual connections – but of course this is only to tell you that you can get your kids vaccinated from six months of age onward. pic.twitter.com/q97nBCE98w— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) September 20, 2022
This is further evidence that the COVID narrative is breaking down as more people realize the experimental mRNA shots don’t prevent infection or transmission and can result in deadly cardiovascular and neurological side effects.
In fact, cardiovascular side effects in vaccinated children have become so common that hospitals have started running PSAs warning of myocarditis in children.
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