It is always right to put big events into perspective; this helps us not to panic and overreact when faced with challenge. We know that perspective has been missing on the Covid-19 issue, and hope that this post will add context to help people see the situation more clearly and rethink the monumental reaction the … Continue reading COVID in Context
Secondly, vaccination status is an invalid basis on which to declare an individual as at low risk of transmission. There is currently no conclusive, peer-reviewed evidence on the effect of the COVID vaccines on transmission of the virus, and very little on vaccines and COVID transmission relating to the older age groups. In summary, my view is that the Government should not support domestic COVID-status certification and, owing to profound civil liberties, rights and equality concerns, should legislate to prohibit private companies from using COVID-status certification as a requirement for customers and staff alike. I believe this is vital for the Government to uphold its duty to protect human rights and prevent discrimination.
WHO statement 15 January 2021 - WHO is opposed to the introduction of "vaccine passports" against COVID-19 as a condition for international travel, stating, "There are still too many fundamental unknowns in terms of the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing (virus) transmission and vaccines are still only available in limited quantities"