(LifeSiteNews) – Echoing the calls of other American public figures, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said Sunday he is supportive of businesses requiring customers to prove they have received an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
On Sunday, Dr. Francis Collins spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union” and revealed his belief that vaccine passports should be mandated by private businesses.
CNN journalist Anchor Jake Tapper asked Collins, “Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?”
“As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes,” Collins responded. “I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing.”
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
“I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated,” Collins continued, also praising President Biden for mandating vaccines for all federal employees who don’t want to submit to COVID tests twice a week.
“I oversee NIH, with 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not, to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of those steps, I think is in the right direction,” he stated. “Maybe that’s what it will take for some of those who have still been a little reluctant to say, ‘okay, it’s time.’”
“The data will support the decision. They are making the right choice for their own safety. Sometimes it takes a nudge,” he said, suggesting that limiting unvaccinated people’s access to grocery stores is only a “nudge.”
Tucker Carlson addressed Collins’s statement on Tuesday during “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” saying, “Francis Collins at the same time wants you to know that even if you have been vaccinated, you can’t go back to your normal life.”
“The vaccine is perfect – but you still have to wear a mask and can’t go outside,” Tucker continued, paraphrasing Collins.
“Collins did not explain how unvaccinated people could possibly pose a threat to vaccinated people, because remember that the vaccines work so well, we have to mandate them for public health reasons,” he stated.
“But at the same time people who have been vaccinated are threatened by those who don’t,” he said, pointing out the inconsistency. “Are you following this? Does it make any sense to you at all? Do you need a medical degree to know it’s complete nonsense? No, you don’t.”
Collins failed to address the concerns which many Americans have with taking the experimental vaccine, including a lack of evidence that it is effective and the many reports of serious side effects. Collins also failed to address what he thinks should happen to people unable to take the vaccine due to allergies or severe reaction to the first dose of the vaccine (myocarditis, blood clots, Guillain-Barré syndrome).
Both CNN reporters and guests have repeatedly voiced their support for limiting the activities of unvaccinated people and the implementation of so-called vaccine passports.
Already, when Americans receive a coronavirus vaccine, they are issued a wallet-sized proof of vaccination card, which can be used as proof of vaccine.
Beginning in September, New York City will require proof of coronavirus vaccine to enter or work in gyms, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Manitoba, Canada is currently requiring immunization cards to access nonessential services like cinemas, which a lawyer from a top Canadian constitutional legal firm affirmed is the same as a vaccine passport.
In France, the government plans to implement compulsory COVID-19 “vaccination” and COVID-19 status rules obliging each citizen to show a QR-code sanitary pass to access large shopping centers, restaurants, cafés, bars, cinemas, theaters, hospitals, cultural and leisure venues receiving more than 50 visitors, and long-distance public transportation.
In response to this mandate, the French people have risen up in massive protests across the country, with some drawing hundreds of thousands of people.
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