NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A survey asking New York City firefighters whether or not they will take a COVID-19 vaccine has revealed that most would not accept the Pfizer-developed jab, in spite of being amongst the first group of people to be offered the vaccine, after healthcare workers.
Over 2,000 firefighters participated in the survey, representing about a quarter of the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) membership. When asked about why 55% of UFA members would refuse the vaccine, the president of the UFA, Andrew Ansbro, explained: “The reasons for that are probably the same reasons everyone else doesn't want it: it is a new vaccine, they don't have enough information.”
It is not only FDNY firefighters who have grave concerns about the safety of the vaccines currently in development and deployment. Highly qualified public health officials and even a former chief scientist of Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon, have raised their voices over the “significant safety concerns expressed by an increasing number of renowned scientists against the vaccine and the study design.”
Ansbro has himself stated that he will be taking the vaccine and he encourages other firefighters to do the same, though he says the UFA won’t mandate uptake: “As a union, we are encouraging our members to get the vaccine, but we are defending that right to make that choice.”
Even though Ansbro has said that individual firefighter’s right not to take the vaccine will be upheld, he went on to say that “[w]e want to get those numbers [taking the vaccine] up and part of it is going to make sure we don't fall short of the 45% by having an ineffective delivery system, but also we need to educate and encourage our members to get the vaccination.”
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Mainstream media sources are promoting offensive suggestions by some doctors that people who refuse a vaccine for COVID-19 should be "punished" by the government and by business - effectively coercing them into taking the vaccine.
- One group of doctors writing in 'USA Today' suggested that the government impose special taxes (i.e., fines) on people who refuse the vaccination and that business simply refuse to serve them. [see story below]
- Another doctor writing in an online publication called 'The Conversation' shamelessly suggested that people who refuse a vaccine should be given a psychoactive drug to induce compliance. [see story below]
But, these suggestions are plain political posturing, and have nothing to do with science or with the recent trends of the disease.
And, in case they haven't noticed, we live in a democracy not a medical dictatorship!
Please SIGN this urgent petition which asks policy-makers and business people, at all levels, to pledge to respect the rights of those who, in good conscience, decide not to vaccinate themselves or their children.
People should not have to live in fear of governmental or corporate retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government or business to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will to avoid a fine, or just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished for refusing a vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We can no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question, especially now that, statistically speaking, the initial brunt of the COVID crisis has passed.
Neither can we accept the dictates of doctors who seem detached from reality and from science, and who only seem to be attached to the idea of promoting ideas which contribute to the agrandizement of power and control of political interests, and wealth of those who stand to make a lot of money from the sale of a COVID vaccine.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which asks government and business leaders to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and not seek to punish them for doing so.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Doctors lay out plan to ‘punish’ people who refuse coronavirus vaccine: ‘There is no alternative’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/doctors-lay-out-plan-to-punish-people-who-refuse-coronavirus-vaccine-there-is-no-alternative
'US professor: ‘Psychoactive pill’ should be covertly administered to ensure lockdown compliance' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-professor-ensure-lockdown-compliance-by-drugging-dissenters-with-psychoactive-pill