(LifeSiteNews) – Medical ethicists Arthur Caplan and Sarah Hull said that unvaccinated people do not “have an inalienable ‘right’ to dine at restaurants, attend shows in a theater, and travel for leisure.”
Caplan is a medical ethicist at New York University and Hull is a medical ethicist at Yale University. Caplan previously said that people should not equate anti-life policies such as euthanasia to the policies of the Nazis, but later compared then-candidate Donald Trump to Hitler in an essay.
Speaking of vaccine mandates, Caplan and Hull criticized the “continued resistance to commonsense public health measures” which show “too many people in both Europe and the U.S. have a simplistic and erroneous view of liberty.” The essay appeared recently in MedPageToday, a medical news and commentary publication.
Referring to engaging in commerce, such as eating at a restaurant or going to a theater, the pair said it does not “make sense to conflate the concept of individual rights, which inform our liberties, with that of privileges, which are predicated on each of us upholding certain responsibilities.”
They said that barring American citizens from walking into their local Burger King without a vaccine passport is no different than having regulations on who can drive a car.
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government 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 to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
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, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental 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 will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
“The concept of requiring COVID-19 vaccination to access privileges involving social gathering similarly protects public health and prevents reckless individuals from harming others, particularly those who cannot receive vaccines due to age or underlying illness or those who are unable to respond to them due to immunodeficiency,” the pair argued.
They want to see a system similar to one implemented in France. It requires proof of vaccination to enter places such as nursing homes, restaurants and public transportation. The alternative is to frequently take and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
There is a growing chorus of voices in the U.S. calling for vaccine mandates and demanding the federal and state government make life difficult for unvaccinated individuals.
For example, former Planned Parenthood president and current CNN medical commentator Leana Wen said in July, “It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated.”
“Right now, it’s kind of the opposite,” she said.
The White House recently mandated all federal workers take the experimental COVID-19 shot(s) or undergo testing for the virus twice a week. This violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, former director of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Roger Severino has noted.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes for Health (NIH), have signaled support for vaccine passports. Walensky said last week that forcing Americans to show proof of having received a COVID-19 shot to engage in ordinary life “may very well be the path forward.”
In May, testifying before the U.S. Senate, Chief White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci estimated only half of NIH employees had taken a coronavirus vaccine. Walesnsky said she doesn’t know how many CDC employees are vaccinated.
Meanwhile, “New York City is mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses — including all indoor restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday,” the New York Post reported August 3.
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