Vaccine Passports

Open Letter to Alberta MLAs and MPs


August 27, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Red Deer – Mountain View, AB


“This virus has shown us that there are inequities in our society that have been exacerbated by this pandemic, and there is no way that we will recommend inequities be increased by the use of things like vaccine passports for services with public access here in British Columbia.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, May 25, 2021


“Fully vaccinated people who get a COVID-19 breakthrough infection can transmit the virus.” - Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, August 5, 2021


"And even though our vaccines are currently working well to prevent hospitalizations, we are seeing concerning evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness over time, and against the delta variant." - Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, August 18, 2021


"This is a temporary measure (vaccine passport system) that's getting us through a risky period where we know people who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk, both of contracting and spreading this virus." - Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, August 23, 2021


Please provide a reply to the following questions that Albertans have as a result of Dr. Henry’s announcement:


  1. Will the Alberta Government and Dr. Hinshaw be flip-flopping and implementing a vaccine passport system in the coming days?

  2. Given the statements from Dr. Walensky, what is the medical justification for implementing a vaccine passport system?

  3. If vaccinated individuals can spread the virus, how will a piece of paper or QR code stop the spread of the virus going forward?

  4. What is the legal or ethical justification for banning individuals who are unable to take the vaccine due to pre-existing medical conditions from attending private events such as weddings?

  5. How will small businesses survive another layer of government regulation after being subject to lockdown measures for much of the past 18+ months?


If governments can’t provide legal, ethical or medical documentation to answer these questions, how can a vaccine passport system be implemented? If there is no justification for this system, is this simply another tactic to coerce people into taking the vaccine, thus boosting sales for pharmaceutical companies?


Sincerely,


Jared Pilon

Libertarian Party Candidate for Red Deer – Mountain View, AB

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