Court filings show that self-proclaimed COVID expert and high school teacher Ryan Imgrund is facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct
It’s been a rough week for the COVID-zero zealots.
First, Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth comes unhinged during a live debate. Now, self-identified biostatistician, high-school teacher and self-proclaimed COVID expert Ryan Imgrund has court proceedings launched against him.
The filings with the Ontario College of Teachers show alarming claims.
While the mainstream media parroted his faulty COVID models and fear porn for the better part of a year, he continually claimed to care about student safety.
Yet his allegations paint a different picture.
Talk of the accusations saw Imgrund suspended from his teaching position in April of this year. In June, his teaching status was formally marked as “cancelled – resigned.”
It notes that he has yet to complete a mandatory Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.
At the time of the allegations, Imgrund was employed by the York Catholic District School Board as a department head at a school in Newmarket, Ontario.
He coached some sort of sports team while there.
The court filings list the accounts of five girls – all of whom were coached by Imgrund and three of which were also students in his class.
Allegations of sexual, emotional and psychological abuse abound such as:
“while practicing along with Student 1, 2 and/or 3,” Imgrund “used a technique requiring the students to push their buttocks up against him.”
It’s alleged that he wanted to dress up as one of the victims for Hallowe’en — requesting her team shirt and shorts.
It’s creepy. Especially coming from someone who claimed to uphold the safety of students while quite possibly putting them at risk of much worse all along.
Stay tuned for updates.
The Americas were declared polio-free in 1994.
But now there’s a new case that indicates community transmission in the United States for the first time since 1979: An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, N.Y., contracted the highly contagious virus and was paralyzed as a result.
Initially, authorities suspected that the individual was exposed when traveling abroad because the type of virus acquired is only seen in other countries: It’s what is known as vaccine-derived polio rather than “wild polio.”
Vaccine-derived polio stems from the oral vaccine used in low- and middle-income countries. This vaccine is cheap and easy to administer. Two doses confer lifetime immunity. But it is made with living, weakened virus. Those who’ve been immunized with live virus can shed it in their stool, which can then spread through sewage in places with poor sanitation. If the virus stays weak, it can expose the unvaccinated to polio and give them immunity. But if the virus mutates and regains virulence, someone who isn’t vaccinated can become sick with vaccine-derived polio after contact with the contaminated wastewater.
(CNN)New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state disaster emergency amid evidence of circulating poliovirus, a move that will increase the availability of resources including expanding the network of polio vaccine administrators, state health officials said.
Sequence analysis of wastewater surveillance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found poliovirus samples in Nassau County, bringing the total to 5 counties — Rockland County, Orange County, Sullivan County, New York City, and now, Nassau County.
The August sample from Nassau County on Long Island has been genetically linked to the case identified in Rockland county — showing further evidence of expanding community spread.
All samples are “samples of concern,” — essentially, types of poliovirus that can cause paralysis in humans.
“Bolstering the immunization drive, the E.O. (executive order) immediately expands the network of polio vaccine administrators with the addition of EMS workers, midwives, and pharmacists and authorizes physicians and certified nurse practitioners to issue non-patient specific standing orders for polio vaccines,” the release from DHS said.
The executive order also requires health care providers to give polio immunization data to the state health department to help focus vaccination efforts where they are most needed.
Canada’s opposition Conservatives will announce a new leader on Saturday night, with party members widely expected to elect 43-year-old firebrand Pierre Poilievre as main rival to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The counting of ballots began Thursday and final results will be released at 6 p.m. in Ottawa, according to a statement Friday morning. The party scaled back much of its leadership announcement program after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state.
The new Conservative leader will inherit a favorable political situation, as Trudeau’s Liberals — in power since 2015 — battle to rein in soaring consumer prices and face the prospect of an economic slowdown amid surging interest rates. Most opinion polls put the two parties in a statistical tie.
Poilievre, who was first elected to parliament in 2004, has taken on the status of a juggernaut during the eight-month leadership race. He claims to have signed up more than 300,000 new party members during the campaign, almost half of the 678,702 Conservatives that were eligible to vote. That’s well ahead of any other of the five candidates left in the race.
(In the end, the party received 437,854 ballots, of which 417,987 were accepted — all records.)
Poilievre ran a populist-tinged campaign on the theme of individual freedom, hammering Trudeau over high inflation, promising to fire Canada’s central bank governor, and allying himself with the trucker convoy that occupied the capital city’s downtown core earlier this year to protest against vaccine mandates.