An article just came out on NZ herald with that proposal https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-coronavirus-no-jab-no-entry-policies-mulled-as-hungry-businesses-want-to-open-up/S4W6LTWKQ37GTNBU7P4U6TXTYU/
You might want to look at how this has worked out around the world and how it aligns with our human rights before going down that road.
Israel adopted a vaccine passport, a policy like the title of this article, which gave privilege to the vaccinated. Within months Israel was the country with the highest infection rate.
Iceland did the same thing. They now have more infections than they have ever had.
here is some info on these highly vaccinated countries and their passports to exclude those who aren’t vaccinated
So is the plan to turn New Zealand into an infection hotspot?
Besides the fact that a “no jab no entry” system doesn’t work, there is a little thing called the Human Rights Commission and some laws.
- New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 protects the right to life, the right to refuse medical treatment, and the right to manifest one’s religion.
- Human Rights Act 1993 includes the right not to be discriminated against.
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights protects the right to health.
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights protects the right to privacy
Before you get all rubarb and start accusing the unvaccinated as people putting your childrens childrens children at risk. lets look at reality.
If you are 50 years old, catch Delta, are unvaccinated but in reasonable health i.e. not obese or diabetic etc. You have a 1 in 5000 chance of dying from Covid. That’s if you catch it and need to go to hospital. That is what the statistics tell us from hot spots like England where delta is the most prevalent strain.
Think about it…
If COVID was so deadly then yes you could call someone who didn’t take the vaccine a selfish bastard. But that would also need to have the caveat that the vaccine prevented the spread by granting the receiver immunity from transmission of the disease. Oh that’s right it doesn’t does it
Those of you who follow the numbers know that this is not the case, and apparently it never was meant to be the use of the vaccine. Why they are calling it a vaccine then beats me.
- a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.
Seems they forgot to include the immunity part of the serum. what is a drug called that prevents serious illness if you catch it?
Is there a better name?
- intended to prevent disease.
So a vaccine for a disease that is infinitely survivable, has treatments if you do get sick and a vaccine that doesn’t provide immunity for any longer than a few weeks. And we are to be excluded from society because we don’t want to take experimental medications.
- designed to keep something undesirable such as illness or harm from occurring; preventive
If you don’t see the issue with this then don’t be surprised if you get treated as the simple kid from now on.
Here is further info from the Human Rights Commission
Good morning; Please find below the reply we received this morning from the NZ Human Right Commission. They basically validate our position on informed consent, human rights and the freedom to choose regarding the injection. “COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and vaccines may not be forcibly administered”
Therefore any coercion either by threat to employment, social status, freedom of movement, freedom to do business ect… is a breach.
They encourage individuals who feels that their rights are breached to complain to the HDC or the NZ Human Rights Commission.
Thank you for taking the time to write to the Chief Commissioner Paul Hunt regarding the concerns of the New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out with Science about the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine. The Covid-19 pandemic – and the measures undertaken by the Government to combat it – are unprecedented and place significant restrictions on New Zealanders’ human rights.
As New Zealand’s national human rights institution, the Human Rights Commission must hold the Government and other duty bearers to account to ensure that any measures now in place are proportionate and safeguard Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human rights, even if at times the views expressed may seem contrary to popular opinion.
We are working to ensure human rights are safeguarded at this time. The current context, including the vaccine rollout, concerns several key human rights issues including the right to informed consent.
We have provided guidance on our website regarding the vaccine rollout and human rights see https://www.hrc.co.nz/enquiries-and-complaints/faqs/covid-19-vaccine-and-human-rights/.
Transparency and access to information are essential components of human rights and go hand in hand with accountability. Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights notes that the right to freedom of expression includes the freedom to seek, receive and impart information from the State.
People have the right to know what is happening in a public health crisis.
Transparency is essential in the vaccination process. Information about the vaccine should be available in readily understandable formats and languages. Being open and transparent, and involving those affected in decision-making, is key to ensuring people participate in measures designed to protect their own health and that of the wider population.
Vaccination programmes should be developed on the human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination, which guarantee access, availability and accessibility of resources without any distinction due to economic situation, ethnicity, gender or any other human or social conditions.
COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and vaccines may not be forcibly administered. If individuals have concerns about the medical treatment they have received as part of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, they should submit a complaint to the Health and Disability Commissioner https://www.hdc.org.nz/making-a-complaint/make-a-complaint-to-hdc/.
If any individuals have concerns that they have been discriminated against as a result of their views about the vaccine for religious or ethical reasons, they are encouraged to make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission https://www.hrc.co.nz/enquiries-and-complaints/how-make-complaint/.