--VACCINE PASSPORTS HAVE NO PLACE IN A FREE & INCLUSIVE SOCIETY: A THREAD--

Vaccine passports are now being bandied around as a public health measure. They have no place in a free & inclusive society. In this thread, I explain why they are morally & politically abhorrent.
1/ Background:
Israel is already requiring proof of vaccination or immunity for access to swimming pools, restaurants, sports stadiums, & cinemas. Other nations, including the UK, are seriously considering introducing vaccine passports as a condition for access to certain venues.
2/ What is a vaccine passport?
A vaccine passport is a certificate that proves that you have been vaccinated (against Covid-19). Other proofs of immunity, such as antibodies, could potentially be sufficient. A vaccine cert would be required for travel or access to certain venues.
3/ Why is vaccine certification under consideration?
The ostensible reason is that vaccinated citizens are much less likely to transmit Covid-19 than unvaccinated citizens; & that events, services, travel etc. can be safer if the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission is minimised.
4/ Is vaccine certification necessary?
No, vaccine passports are not necessary for public health. Those naturally exposed have already acquired immunity, & once the vulnerable are vaccinated, the risk of serious disease or death for the majority of citizens is MINIMAL.
5/ If vaccine passports aren't necessary, why are they being pushed now?
I have no idea. The public health justification is specious given the diminishing benefits of vaccines for low risk populations. I do know a vaccine passport would be a MASSIVE boon for the pharma industry.
6/ How does this affect the right to informed consent?
A vaccine passport attacks the right to refuse medical treatment by applying enormous legal & social pressure to have an experimental vaccine injected into one's body. Life will be much more difficult for those who opt out.
7/ What sort of costs might the unvaccinated have to pay?
If you refuse to vaccinate, you may find yourself being excluded from social & sporting events or international travel. Alternatively, you may have to submit to special tests before entering a venue or crossing a border.
8/ What will a vaccine passport mean for social equality?
The idea of an open & inclusive society is inconsistent with rules that exclude a large class of citizens from public events because of the colour of their skin, their genetic sequence, or their private medical decisions..
...If those who are unvaccinated or cannot prove the possession of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are denied access to cinemas, concerts, shopping centres, stadiums, or international travel, this is inconsistent with the ideal of a society of equals. Indeed, it creates a two-tier society.
9/ Do vaccine passports pose a threat to liberal democracy?
Absolutely. By excluding the unvaccinated from full social participation, vaccine certs will generate a new underclass, delegitimate the social contract in many persons' eyes, & sow the seeds of social & political strife
This thread on vaccine passports may interest: @BigBrotherWatch
This thread on vaccine passports may interest: @Niall_Boylan
This thread, VACCINE PASSPORTS HAVE NO PLACE IN A FREE & INCLUSIVE SOCIETY, may interest @T4Recovery @BigBrotherWatch

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