Reporter Pushes Back Against 'False Theories' After On-Air Health Scare


A Canadian journalist issued a statement to address “false theories” surrounding her on-air health emergency.

A video of the incident involving CTV Edmonton reporter Jessica Robb circulated on social media Monday night.

As she was reporting on a story, Robb appeared to struggle to speak.

“Sorry, Nahreman, I’m not feeling very well right now,” Robb said.

The camera switched back to anchor Nahreman Issa.

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“We will make sure that Jessica is doing okay, and we will give you guys an update a little bit later to make sure she is doing alright. She is not alone,” Issa said.

Watch the video below:

The network later tweeted, “PROGRAMMING NOTE: Thanks to everyone who inquired about our reporter who became ill during the 6 p.m. News. Jessica Robb is feeling better and is now resting.”

Robb issued a statement of her own to viewers, saying, “To everyone who has reached out with supportive messages of well wishes and concern, thank you. It’s been overwhelming, and while I can’t get to all the messages, please know I’ve seen them and appreciate every single one.”

She continued, “I have also received an overwhelming amount of harassment and hatred tied to false theories about the reason for the incident.”

Robb explained, “While I will not share private medical information publicly, I can say that there is no cause for concern and that my understanding of my own medical background provides a reasonable explanation for what happened. I can, however, confirm that the situation was in no way related to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Read her statement below:

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Robb’s comments come just after it was claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine is linked to the deaths of athletes, The Associated Press reported.

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson said during a show, “Cardiologist Peter McCullough and researcher Panagis Polykretis looked into this trend in Europe, European sports leagues. They found that prior to COVID and the COVID-19 vaccines there were roughly 29 cardiac arrests in those European sports leagues per year.”

He added, “Since the vax campaign began, there have been more than 1,500 total cardiac arrests in those leagues and two-thirds of those were fatal.”

The Associated Press labeled the claim “false,” explaining, “The researchers cited a number from a blog that lists news stories about recent deaths and medical emergencies among people of all ages, from all over the world — some of which were attributed to other causes, such as cancer.”

The outlet noted the “previous figure, meanwhile, is from a 2006 study that specifically reviewed literature for reports of sudden cardiac deaths among athletes under age 35. Comparing the two sources, with different methodologies, is not scientifically sound,” citing experts.

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