The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups.

IMHO they will probably do more (long term) harm than good, but lets see.


This is against human rights, also confirmed by the Council of Europe, period.

7.3 with respect to ensuring high vaccine uptake: 7.3.1 ensure that citizens are informed that the vaccination is NOT mandatory and that no one is politically, socially, or otherwise pressured to get themselves vaccinated, if they do not wish to do so themselves; 7.3.2 ensure that no one is discriminated against for not having been vaccinated, due to possible health risks or not wanting to be vaccinated;


Hmm, I can’t see how businesses have to take the risk to close again because one of their customers was infected. I guess that by the of pubs, theatres, cinemas, restaurants etc. demanding that their customers have taken precautions and don’t bring their business into danger (again) kind of through the back door a vaccination becomes if not mandatory then necessary to participate in more normal social life. And quite frankly I can relate to that. Individuals have rights and that’s ok, but other individuals also have rights and can react to how you act. Sounds ok to me. In practice there would be a lot of difficult individual cases but as a train of thought I don’t see why institutions should risk their existence because some people don’t want to get vaccinated (for whatever reasons).


To compress a human right you have to demonstrate from a legal point of view that you do it in the name of balancing other rights and above all that there are no alternatives.

If you know jurists they will be able to confirm this and the fact that in this specific case the legal conditions to justify this compression do not even remotely exist.

Let me also specify that the Council of Europe has nothing to do with the European Union and is not a political institution. It is an institution completely dedicated to the protection of human rights.

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