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January 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Germany has announced plans to open COVID-specific detention camps for those who fail to conform to the quarantine regulations imposed due to the coronavirus crisis. Similar camps are currently being discussed in New York and Australia.

The Telegraph reports that due to permission granted under “emergency powers,” the detention centers, or prison camps, will be used to contain those who break quarantine rules.

People who refuse to go into self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, or after coming into contact with someone who has tested ‘positive,’ could be placed in the detention centers. However, reports note that those who refuse to quarantine must first be warned and then receive a fine, after which a judge may then sentence them to a detention center.

Officials from Saxony, a state in Germany that converted a refugee camp into a detention center, told The Telegraph that the prison camps would only be used for those who had “repeatedly broken the rules around quarantine even after facing financial penalties.”

Speaking to Russia Today, one official stated, “We don’t assume that there will be very many, but in the event that a court decides that way, there will be a facility to accommodate them.”

Nor is Saxony to be the only state in the country to employ such measures, as the three states of Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein are also to use similar procedures to detain rule breakers. “In Baden-Württemberg, two hospitals will have rooms reserved for repeat offenders, which will be guarded by police. Brandenburg will use a section of a refugee centre, while Schleswig-Holstein will use an area within a juvenile detention centre.”

Responding to the news, Joana Cotar, a member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, wrote that officials had been “reading too much Orwell.”

The draconian measures mirror those which are currently being considered in New York, where Bill A416, currently under review by the New York Assembly’s Health Committee, would permit the governor and his delegates to order the removal and/or detention” of anyone who “presents a potential danger to the health of others,” in officials’ estimation. If an individual was even a “suspected case or suspected carrier” of a disease, then he could be removed into “the custody of the department.”

Under the bill, any official with delegated authority and at least “a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained” would be able to confine people by obtaining a court order.

The text of the bill is not particular to COVID-19 and could be used for any “illnesses that may pose a threat to the public health,” in the event that the governor declares “a state health emergency.”

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PETITION UPDATE (8/27/2020)

Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask orders within their borders.

Facebook has restored the share link for this petition, saying that the decision to block it was a 'mistake...'

Please share with your Facebook friends, but we should all take heed of this warning: when an organization or individuals have to beg, plead and cajole just to express objective truths, it may be time to start looking for other social networking platforms.

Facebook needs to treat its users with respect, no matter their political persuasion. Moreover, Facebook needs to treat objective reality and facts with more respect.

One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/25/2020)

Facebook is actively censoring this petition, saying that some people find it 'abusive.'

How anyone could find alternate facts about oppressive mask mandates 'abusive' is incredible...that is, impossible to believe.

This is exactly the kind of censorship which Big Tech is getting a bad reputation for.

The fact that Facebook calls differing opinion and objective reality "abusive" says a lot about Facebook and their agenda to silence reason and logic, not just conservatives and Christians.

But, people are more intelligent than Facebook give them credit for.

And, the more this continues, the more reasonable people will look alternate platforms to share their thoughts and connect with their friends and family. The more that happens, the less revenue Facebook will generate.

All of us have a decision to make, and the time is coming where we might have to tell our Facebook friends that we are moving to another platform.

We are encouraging people to continue SIGNING this petition and SHARING it via other platforms such as Parler and Gab, and to share the link below with your family and friends on Whatsapp, Telegram, Threema and Signal.

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One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask mandates within their borders

Public health policies should be based on science and logic, not on the type of political posturing and virtue-signaling which led Joe Biden to recently call for a national mask mandate.

And, public health policies certainly shouldn't lead to a situation where more people could become sick.

But, that is exactly what these mandatory mask mandates are doing.

Here are four inconvenient facts about masks:

1) Masks** are largely ineffective at stopping the transmission of viruses.

The vast majority of masks worn by the public are made from material which cannot filter-out viruses because virus particles are too small to catch or obstruct.  Wearing cloth masks to stop a virus is like putting a bee in a bird cage to keep it from flying away.

Wearing a mask for long periods of time ensures that the wearer has a warm and moist receptacle around his or her mouth, on which viruses and bacteria can land and accumulate.

Thus, masks are actually likely to have little effect in stopping the spread of COVID-19 acting as a barrier, but could actually make things worse acting as a receptacle.

2) Mandates which call for masks to be worn outdoors are both absurd and oppressive.

3) There are clearly documented hazards of wearing masks for long periods of time.

4) And, since school is on everyone's mind...

Notwithstanding the above information on the ineffectiveness of most masks against viruses, we don't know if asymptomatic children can even transmit the virus.

But, it was a reported in an article in the July 21, 2020 Uk Times that: "There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the UK government's leading scientific advisers."

And, we also know that children are extremely unlikely to get seriously ill or die from COVID infections. In any case, children cannot possibly be expected to wear a mask properly in a way that would cut transmission.

There are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, but we have grown in our understanding of this disease since the beginning of the crisis.

The knowledge we have gained should allow government and health authorities to make more nuanced policies than the current one-size-fits-all mask mandates.

Where are the legislative hearings in county commissions, and state, provincial or federal legislatures before these drastic actions are mandated? Where are the open and transparent debates among experts that provide our representatives with the necessary information to make good policy decisions?

The real pandemic is the panic and the resulting tyranny that is being caused by dictatorial governors, corporate media and the monopolistic Big Tech.

The truth is that COVID-19 is like a bad cold for most people; this is not ebola or the plague.

Of course, the very elderly and those with serious health conditions should take precautions or be quarantined, but the rest of society should begin the long process of returning to normality.

The frenzy to force everyone to wear a mask, at all times, has gone beyond all comprehension, and goes against science and logic.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse any mandatory mask order within the borders of their county, state, province, or country.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART I - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART II - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear-part-ii

OSHA Document on Surgical Masks and Respirators stating that surgical masks do NOT prevent airborne particles (e.g. viruses) from being inhaled - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3219.pdf

'PETER HITCHENS: Face masks turn us into voiceless submissives - and it’s not science forcing us to wear them, it’s politics' - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8537489/PETER-HITCHENS-Face-masks-turn-voiceless-submissives.html

**Here, we are referring to the masks worn by the vast majority of the public, not to specialist masks or respirator-type masks.

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Meanwhile, all air travelers going to Canada must present a negative PCR or LAMP COVID-19 test to their airline before being allowed to board their flight. “Persons who are travelling from a country where PCR testing is unavailable will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of their mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply,” said Transport Canada earlier this year.

In Australia, a country which has been marked by its extreme restrictions in response to COVID, specific camps are being discussed in which to quarantine people. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk raised the idea of using “remote mining camps to quarantine international arrivals,” instead of using hotels. Currently, arrivals into the country are required to use “government approved mandatory quarantine for 14 days from arrival.”

“I think with this new strain, we have to put all options on the table,” Palaszczuk declared, as Australia’s Northern Territory has already paved the way by using isolated mining camps as quarantine centers. Up to 850 people will soon be held at Northern Territory’s camp, under new expansions set to take place imminently.

The state of Victoria recently passed its own COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Amendment Bill, which is very similar to New York’s A416 bill. The new Omnibus bill allows police and other “designated” or “authorised” officers to arrest and detain “high risk” individuals who they consider are “likely to refuse or fail to comply” with lockdown regulations. Once someone has been arrested, he could be held for an indefinite period.

Back in September, Victoria police violently entered a man’s house by smashing his door down, and then arrested him for apparently promoting anti-lockdown events online. James Bartolo, who runs the Conscious Truth Network website and YouTube channel, has been regularly posting to Facebook criticisms of Victoria’s draconian lockdown regime, and is now due to appear in court in May this year, where he could face a $20,000 fine.

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