VANCOUVER, British Columbia (LifeSiteNews) – Thousands of people took to the streets in many cities across British Columbia (BC) last week to protest COVID vaccine passports and the mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers.
The “Worldwide Walkout Health Freedom” rally was organized by Canadian Frontline Nurses, a group recently formed to protest against COVID lockdowns and jab mandates.
The September 1 protests were largest in the city of Vancouver. Rebel News reported that over 10,000 people attended them, blocking off sections along Cambie Street and 12th Avenue.
One attendee of the Vancouver rally told Rebel News that he “personally moved from Syria, a dictatorship country with very little freedom to come here, only to have my freedoms taken away from me. I became a Canadian citizen only last year, and I don’t understand any of this.”
A woman who had worked as a healthcare worker said she was “traumatized by her experience” of an understaffed healthcare system and quit her job as a result.
“I thought I was alone, and today I know I am not alone,” she said.
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart called the protestors “kooks” and a “bunch of jerks” who should “stay the hell home.”
Spoke to Vancouver Mayor @KennedyStewart about today’s protests: “I don’t care what group they come from, they’re just a bunch of jerks and they should stay the hell home.” Says he’s angry health-care workers were targeted by these ‘kooks.’ @cbcnewsbc #vanpoli #bcpoli #bcleg #cbc pic.twitter.com/CTyiTvluSL
— Tanya Fletcher (@CBCtanya) September 2, 2021
Canadian Frontline Nurses also held rallies against jab mandates and vaccine passports on the same day as the Vancouver protests in all ten Canadian provinces.
BC will soon become the third province in Canada, following Manitoba and Quebec, with a local COVID-19 vaccine passport. It is to take effect on September 13.
BC Premier John Hogan said in August that, without any exceptions, digital proof of having had the COVID-19 jabs would be required for certain business settings such as cinemas, bars and restaurants, and large sporting events.
Provincial governments across Canada have begun to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions, blaming a fourth wave of the virus on the Delta variant and unvaccinated. BC Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in late August that the recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations is due to a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
However, as is now widely known, people who have taken the experimental COVID-19 jabs can still contract and spread the disease. Coronavirus vaccine trials have never produced evidence that the vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19 disease.
With the FDA's decision to officially approve the Pfizer COVID jab, calls to vaccinate schoolchildren and more university students will become louder and more insistent.
But, America's children and young people must be protected from unknown future side-effects of these drugs, and parents' rights must be respected!
Please SIGN this urgent petition which demands that COVID vaccine mandates for schools and universities be prohibited in every U.S. state.
This petition will be sent to the leaders of every state legislature and to every governor in the United States, urging them to pass emergency legislation banning vaccine mandates for primary, secondary and university students.
Students simply have the right to be educated without being forced to violate deeply held principles and their own bodily integrity!
But, unfortunately, some private schools, like the Jesuit-run Brophy College Prep School in Phoenix, Arizona, have already mandated the COVID vaccine for their students, in spite of massive parental opposition. If parents or students reject the vaccine, students face intrusive weekly testing and exclusion from extra-curricular activities.
Also, more and more universities have actually started to disenroll unvaccinated students. But, even where that is not happening, not taking the vaccine often subjects students to masking, extra testing and additional administrative obstacles.
And now, with the Pfizer jab approval, Joe Biden's Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, is threatening more mandates.
While it is true that the FDA approval for the Pfizer jab only pertains to those over 16 years of age, the pharmaceutical industry and some state actors have been pushing to get approval for pre-teens!
So, it stands to reason that the Federal government will try to impose vaccines on schools, for those 16 and over, as well as on all university students. But, eventually, such mandates could even apply to younger and younger schoolchildren.
That's why state legislatures and governors must fight back against any attempt to coerce school students to take a COVID vaccine against their will!
Science and logic should dictate public health policy. And both say that mandatory vaccination for children and university students is not only unnecessary, but very likely dangerous for the future health of America's youth.
The CDC reports that the rates of death, injury, and hospitalization are very, very low for children and adolescents and that COVID transmission in schools, both from student to staff and between students, is also very low.
And a European CDC study concluded that "no evidence has been found to suggest that children or educational settings are primary drivers of COVID transmission."
So, right now, we know that schoolchildren are at very low risk of becoming very ill as a result of COVID, or of even transmitting the virus.
But, we don't know how a hastily-prepared, unstudied vaccine will affect the health of millions of America's youth in the future.
Gambling with their future, and the future of our nation, should not even be entertained for one second!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging state legislatures to ban COVID vaccine mandates for schools and universities - both public and private. Urge them to respect parents' rights, informed consent and bodily integrity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Ivy League schools mandate COVID-19 vaccines for fall' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ivy-league-mandates-covid-19-vaccines-for-the-fall/
'FDA approval of Pfizer jab isn’t about our health, it’s about mandating the shots' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/fda-approval-of-pfizer-jab-isnt-about-our-health-its-about-mandating-the-shots
As COVID cases have surged in heavily vaccinated countries like Israel, the U.K. and the US, including among vaccinated individuals, hopes that vaccination would prevent infection or halt transmission have dwindled.
On April 30, in the wake of more than 10,000 reports of positive COVID cases among the fully vaccinated in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would cease counting “breakthrough cases” unless the person is hospitalized or dies, leaving uncounted tens of thousands of vaccinated individuals transmitting the virus as though they were not infected.
By August, the failure of vaccines to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 was clear when CDC director Rochelle Walensky reversed the agency’s mask guidance and told vaccinated individuals to keep wearing face coverings.
“Our vaccines are working exceptionally well. They continue to work well with Delta with regard to severe illness and death,” Walensky told CNN. “But what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”
Many BC businesses, including gyms, restaurants, landscaping companies, music schools, and even dog groomers, have banded together to say they will not ask for one’s COVID-19 jab status.
The private Facebook group called BC Businesses Against Health Pass currently boasts nearly 120,000 members; it quickly gained a large following after going live on August 24.
John Carpay, President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), told LifeSiteNews that “hallway medicine” has been the norm in Canada for decades, and hospitals are overrun due to government failure.
“Regarding the health care system, Canadian hospitals have been overcrowded at various times for many decades, hence ‘hallway medicine’ is normal in this country,” said Carpay.
“Hospitals are overrun not because of COVID but by government failure since March of 2020 to increase health care capacity,” he continued.
“Governments have had 18 months to increase the capacity of the health care system and could have done so for a fraction of the cost that lockdowns have inflicted on people’s livelihoods, earnings, and prosperity. Trying to blame this on unvaccinated Canadians is a dishonest attempt to avoid responsibility.”
Health Canada has authorized four COVID-19 injections for adults and one for kids age 12 and up (Pfizer), all with connections to cells derived from aborted babies. Thousands of people worldwide have died or suffered other serious side effects after receiving experimental COVID-19 jabs.
The list of FDA-recognized adverse events has grown from severe anaphylactic reactions to include fatal thrombotic events, the inflammatory heart condition myocarditis, and neurologically disabling disease like Guillain Barré Syndrome. Meanwhile, the CDC reports a COVID-19 infection survival rate of greater than 99.95% for those under age 50.
Research from the United Kingdom suggests that the jabbed are more susceptible to the Delta variant. A recent Public Health England technical briefing showed that about two-thirds of those who have died with the COVID-19 Delta variant in the United Kingdom had both doses of the COVID-19 jabs.