Maria Carmel Pau from Queensland who online Dr. Maria Power is the first person in the state accused of posing as a doctor after handing out 600 certificates, police said
A woman was reportedly charged after issuing hundreds of false medical exemptions for Covid vaccinations.
Maria Carmel Pau from Queensland who online Dr. Maria Power is the first person in the state accused of posing as a doctor, police said.
But Pau insists she “didn’t do anything wrong”.
“All I do is protect the people who don’t want to suffer the negative effects of Covid-19 PCR testing,” she said in an interview with news.com.au.
Speaking at a news conference in Brisbane, Detective Acting Inspector Damien Powell of the Sierra Linnet Task Force said Ms. Pau could face fines and potential jail time.
He said, “She doesn’t have a doctorate in medicine. And as I mentioned earlier, it is not registered with Ahpra (the Australian regulator for health practitioners) or Medicare.
“She’s basically anti-Covid. Don’t think people should be forced to vaccinate. She doesn’t think she’s doing anything wrong.”
In a statement via News.com.au, Queensland police said they were the first person in Queensland to be charged with the crime after allegedly issuing over 600 vaccination waivers.
“Police have charged a woman with allegedly pretending to be a doctor and issuing fake medical exemption certificates stating a person is exempt from COVID tests, vaccines and wearing a mask,” Queensland police said .
“This morning, Task Force Sierra Linnet investigators, working with Gold Coast Detectives, executed a search warrant on an address on Robert Street in Labrador where a woman was arrested.
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“A 45-year-old woman from Darling Heights has now been charged under national Health Practitioners Ordinance Act for accepting a title indicating that a person is a health practitioner on five counts.”
She is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday, October 28th.
But Ms. Chau doesn’t think she did anything wrong.
“I don’t know anything about anti-Vaxxers,” she said.
“What I fear are people with really informed consent. So if they want to wait a certain time and if they have illnesses that could affect them when they get the Covid vaccination, then I’ve talked about it.” around them.
“Then you decide for yourself whether you want to have the vaccination or not, depending on the side effects and all the research that is going on about the Covid vaccination.”