By Lee Harding
January 11, 2022
A father from southeast Saskatchewan is in hiding with his seven-year-old daughter to keep her from getting the COVID vaccine.
Michael Jackson, 52, has joint custody of his daughter, Sarah, and has been in hiding with her for the past month.
Jackson phoned the Western Standard from a private number following a live online interview on Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson’s popular podcast.
Jackson lives primarily with his ex-wife who also has authority over medical decisions. He has kept his daughter with him since November 10 and has not returned her to her mom for fears she will have their daughter vaccinated for COVID-19.
When news reports last November suggested approval of the vaccine for children was imminent, Jackson asked his ex-wife if she would give the vaccine to their daughter. He says she texted back and said, “I’m going to do whatever the government tells me to do.”
“I was just like, ‘Wow,’ Jackson said.
“It wasn’t like she said ‘I’m going to do what’s best for Sarah, it’s, ‘I’m going to do what I have to do, what I’m told to do.’ So I made my decision right then and there that I wasn’t going to return her,” Jackson said.
Jackson points to the video by the Canadian COVID Care Alliance “More Harm Than Good,” an assessment of Pfizer’s vaccine trials, to summarize his assessment. He said his research has left him wary that the vaccine could cause harm. He adds he shared this information with his daughter and she doesn’t want to take the vaccine either.
Last May, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration that recommended against lockdowns, told the Western Standard, “I don’t think children should be given the vaccine because … it does not benefit them. Their risk of side effects is very small. In the trials, roughly five in 1000 children 12 to 15 years old had a serious adverse event. However, the risk of a child dying from COVID infection is much less than 1 in 1000. With teenagers, the risk is a bit more, but not substantially so.”
The mother filed for a police report and the issue went to court.
Jackson says the presiding judge told him he would lose if he tried to keep his daughter, given past court precedents had said the COVID-19 vaccine was in the best interests of children.
The judge ruled the police could come to his home and retrieve his daughter by any means necessary, but Jackson drove to Redvers, Sask. to fax in an appeal to stay the court order.
Even so, in his absence he says the RCMP came to his home in Carievale, a south-eastern Saskatchewan community of 240 people, broke down his door and took his pellet gun.
On the following Monday, Jackson made inquiries and said he was assured by a Crown attorney and an RCMP sergeant there were no charges against him.
One day that week he and his daughter walked their dog in town, prompting residents to call the RCMP. That evening multiple RCMP cruisers arrived at his house with sirens on, threatening to break down his door and take his daughter.
“They were just keeping up the pressure. So I lifted up the window and I said: ‘What’s the problem here, you guys?’ And they said, ‘Oh, you’re a liar.’ They just yelled and screamed and they wouldn’t listen to me. They said, ‘We’re coming in! We’re taking your daughter. There is no stay on the order. You lied,’ All this crap, right? Just trying to scare me, which isn’t easy to do. So I just refused,” he said.