The following letter is from Summer 2021. It’s published as was it without any correction. Still very actual.
Prime Minister Trudeau recently warned that “there will be consequences” if federal employees do not comply with vaccine mandates. This is a voice of tyranny that has reverberated fear and heightened agitation across our country. It has launched our nation into deep division around mass vaccination and brought our collective recovery from this pandemic to a critical head. In fact, it forces us, as a country, to finally ask: indeed, what are those consequences?
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What are the social consequences of being divided along the lines of vaccination status? What are the consequences of mandating such an insufficiently tested medical intervention? How is this all supposed to end well?
The consequences will be dire, to be certain. And the consequences will affect all of us, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated alike.
Over the last six months, many of us made our decision to accept the vaccine in good faith- doing the right thing in order to work, travel, and visit the people we love. Sadly, some of us have been pressured or coerced. And now, mounting evidence worldwide shows, that these vaccines towards full approval, without due process or public discussion. It is abundantly clear when money and politics intertwine, science and ethics take a back seat.
Maybe you once resented those who hesitated to get the vaccine, as people who were not doing their part, but maybe is time to consider that we have all become passengers on the same runaway train. The meaning of “fully vaccinated” is rapidly changing as leaders demand the next booster upgrade and threaten ousting us from public spaces if we don’t comply. So, if you are among the “fully vaccinated” today, by tomorrow you may become one of the “ insufficiently vaccinated” and be coerced into taking another shot.
If history is any indication, this will not stop with barring admission to concerts or bars. When you can no longer buy food, access banking, vote in person, or cross a provincial border, it will be crystal clear that the same discriminatory practices that you hope to abolish will be ever more firmly established. The real consequences await all of us.
Perhaps you’ve had your full round of doses and are now having doubts about whether to continue based on the alarming number of infections among the vaccinated. Or maybe you know someone who has been vaccine- injured or are concerned about the mounting death reports in conjunction with vaccinations.
We keep asking ourselves:” Why is not data allowed to be scrutinized and why are independent experts being censored if they attempt to do just that?” It is incomprehensible, and decidedly un- Canadian, to see the silencing of highly regarded doctors and health scientists in our country and around the globe.
History has taught us that one-sided arguments and outlawed dissent are signs of totalitarianism lurking at the doorstep. Soon, asking questions will make you an enemy of the State. Mandating vaccines is a breaking point. “My body, my choice” has been one of the hallmarks of a free and democratic society, but this is changing. Canadians are being robbed of personal decision making.
With lockdowns already scheduled for the fall, and a booster at the ready, we are entering a watershed moment. Are we all willing to continue being injected indefinitely? In Canadian provinces and around the world vaccine passports are demonstrating our new, long-term relationship with medical coercion in exchange for basic freedoms. Thus far, each treatment has been promised to be the last, but it couldn’t be clearer that there is no end in sight.
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And now they’re coming for our children.
With extremely low risk of becoming ill and practically no risk of dying from Covid 19, the mass vaccination of children and adolescents remains unwarranted. Lining up our healthy children for medical treatment was never part of the deal. Most disturbingly of all, we are being primed for mass vaccination campaigns in our schools that do not require parental consent. Does the government decide what is best for our children? Without questions, the family ties that bind us are being undone. Justifiably, parents who are appalled by this unprecedented overreach are debating pulling their children out of schools.
Despite our best intentions, families are scared, friends are divided, and partners are at odds with each other. We have been weakened by our division and manipulated through fear.
Just how far will we allow this to go? “ All the way!” some of us declare. But “all the way” is a place we will never reach. We need to stop this medical catastrophe and face the truth: this isn’t about our health, it is about politics and it is about control.
The consequences of following Prime Minister Trudeau’s current orders are greater than his threatened consequences. We entered into this for one another, not for our politicians. We have done what we felt we had to do, and now we must say: ”This is far enough, no more!”
Angela Durante, PhD
Denis Rancourt, Phd
Jan Vrbik, PhD
Laurent Leduc PhD
Valentina Capurri, PhD
Amanda Euringer, Journalist
Claus Rinner, PhD
Maximilian C. Forte, PhD
Julie Ponesse, PhD
Michael Owen, PhD
Donald G. Welsh, PhD