LONDON, November 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – As the U.K. enters the third week of its second national lockdown, the government is drawing up plans for a digital code allowing people to access public events, based on whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccine or not.
The Telegraph reported that those who had a COVID-19 vaccine “could be issued with QR codes on their mobile phones to allow them entry to large cultural and sporting events under proposals floated by ministers.”
Government sources suggested to the paper that “people who are inoculated should be issued with a form of immunity certification.” There had even been talk of mandating a vaccine in order for spectators to attend the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
A government minister drew a comparison with other countries where vaccinations were already mandatory for certain aspects of life, saying, “Bear in mind there are some countries where, pre-Covid, if you are to have access to a state-run nursery you have to be part of the standard immunisation programme. The public gets that there’s a difference between compulsory and where you are exchanging it for a service.”
He added that such a move would “encourage more people to get vaccinated.”
Another government insider commented, “One way of opening up society would be those people who have had vaccinations carrying some kind of QR code or some sort of immunity certification which shows that they have been tested.”
The Telegraph referred to a paper recently published by the think tank Policy Exchange, advocating for digital IDs, which suggested, “Once vaccination commenced at a population-scale, the digital certificates could be used to incentivise the population to be immunised, as verified digital IDs could be a prerequisite for admittance to a limited number of settings where the risk of infection is higher.”
The report specifically states that the QR code would be linked directly to vaccination. “Importantly, the certification process must be tied to vaccination rather than the presence of antibodies — given the well-known issues associated with immunity passports.”
The proposal for QR codes as evidence for having received a COVID vaccine has already been raised by Ticketmaster. While their plan is still under development, the company suggests that after purchasing tickets, fans will be required to verify that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested negative for the virus 24-72 hours before the concert.
The first digital passports recording the status of COVID vaccinations have already been issued. The CommonPass was launched in October and allows airline passengers to scan a QR code to give proof of vaccination history.
The CommonPass itself was developed by the Commons Project with help from the World Economic Forum (WEF), under whose guidance top government and corporate leaders gather yearly at the Davos summit in Switzerland to talk about global — and global governance — issues.
In recent days U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock refused to rule out making vaccines mandatory, stating, “We have to watch what happens and you have to make judgments accordingly.”
A U.K. petition, asking that there be no penalties for those who refuse to be vaccinated, has gained more than 240,000 signatures. The government responded to the petition when it had drawn 100,000 signatures, saying that it would “consider all options to improve vaccination rates.”
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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
Even though the government said there were no plans to make a vaccine mandatory, it did mention that “(w)e believe it is everyone’s responsibility to do the right thing for their own health, and for the benefit of the wider community.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have also signaled their own plans to use a phone app in order to keep tabs on COVID vaccine recipients, and to even send daily messages for six weeks after the injection.
Earlier in the year, U.S. Attorney General William Barr referred to Bill Gates’ idea for digital certificates proving vaccination as a “the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.”