Covid: Huge protests across Europe over new restrictions, yikes
@stux those are the people who said at the beginning that "vulnerable people should just stay home"... how do they not understand that they are the vulnerable group now?
@JennyFluff Oh yes! But lately I have the feeling the NL leads the path in this anti behaviour The gab is getting bigger and bigger here
We don't live in monarchies or dictatorships. People have a right to make their own choices about medical procedures. Let them make their choices and deal with the consequences.
COVID-19 isn't going anywhere. The sooner we stop pretending it is, the sooner governments have to stop abusing their authority.
This is just the new PATRIOT act. Soon, they'll want to track everyone's movements 24/7. For safety.
Even if nothing else is in your control, you at least should have rights to your own flesh and blood. That's not the same as putting on pants before going outside.
And the tracking is in the Vaccine Pass apps that are mentioned in the article that you shared. I see this as a first step towards governments normalizing this level of surveillance.
@stux @JennyFluff And with this precedent, what's next? It's ok to jail people who don't get an annual flu shot? The State gets to say who is allowed to have children? That sounds absurd, but in the US, we fought that fight already.
The only business the government should have in healthcare is in providing access, not in demanding compliance.
@Bradley_JF @stux @JennyFluff Indeed the vaccine passes are concerning, in France they’re (insecure) QR codes that you can get printed at a pharmacy, but mandatory vaccination is a thing in France and I’ve never felt controlled by it.
The actual dystopian surveillance enablers are the people who refuse to get vaccinated because they live in a delusion where they could sit at a table and argue about pandemics with a virologist.
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