Mass Protests in Greece and France Opposing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Health Passports

Mass Protests in Greece and France Opposing  COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Health Passports

Tens of thousands of people gathered in cities in Greece and France on July 14, 2021 to protest government public health mandates that require people to show proof they have gotten COVID-19 vaccinations in order to gather in many public places. In Greece, the protests were organized after the unvaccinated were barred from almost all […]

Hundreds of Thousands March in London Protesting Pandemic Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Hundreds of Thousands March in London Protesting Pandemic Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Hundreds of thousands of British citizens marched in central London on May 29, 2021 in a “Unite for Freedom” rally to protest against the government’s COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine passports and other pandemic-related regulations and restrictions.1 2 Chanting “no more lockdowns” and “take your freedom back,” protesters later gathered at the Westfield shopping center, which was […]

COVID “Health Pass” Approved by France’s Parliament

COVID “Health Pass” Approved by France’s Parliament

On May 12, 2021, the French National Assembly passed a bill approving the use of a COVID pass sanitaire or “health pass.” The pass, which would be in digital form or paper, would be required as of June 9 to prove an individual has either been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, recently tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 […]

Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People

Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People

A new law in Israel will allow the government to share a list of names of those who did not get the COVID-19 vaccine, along with other personal identifying information. The list, which will include the names, phone numbers, ID card numbers and addresses of the unvaccinated, can be shared with local government officials, including […]

German Police Fire Water Cannon at Lockdown Protesters and Arrest Hundreds

German Police Fire Water Cannon at Lockdown Protesters and Arrest Hundreds

German citizens protesting in Berlin on Nov. 18, 2020 against new more restrictive coronavirus lockdowns, masking and social distancing restrictions were dispersed by police forces using water cannons and pepper spray on the crowd of about 10,000. Whistling, chanting and banging saucepans while holding signs, most of the demonstrators were not wearing masks or social […]

Denmark Citizens Refuse Law Mandating Forced COVID-19 Vaccine

Denmark Citizens Refuse Law Mandating Forced COVID-19 Vaccine

With a COVID-19 vaccine possibly rolling out to the public by December or early next year, some governments are pushing for a mandatory vaccine program, as in Denmark where it was met with protests. The national government in Denmark had to abandon a new law that would require a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine after Danish citizens took to the streets […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Unlikely in Canada Say Health Officials

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Unlikely in Canada Say Health Officials

The government of Canada has signed deals to purchase COVID-19 vaccines from four pharmaceutical companies when their vaccines are approved to be given to the public. According to Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand, the Canadian government has contracts with Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer […]

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

Biggest Anti-Lockdown Freedom Day Protest Held in Berlin, Germany

While public health officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) and in other countries argue about whether the new SARS CoV-2 virus is causing a “second wave” of infections in countries that are easing lockdown measures or the world is simply experiencing “one big wave of transmission,” since late July Germany and other European countries […]

Sweden’s Different Response to COVID-19 Based on Mutual Respect and Trust

Sweden’s Different Response to COVID-19 Based on Mutual Respect and Trust

Story Highlights Unlike most other countries, Sweden has not enforced nationwide lockdowns and home quarantines to combat the spread of COVID-19, instead relying on individual citizens to voluntarily follow the government’s suggested guidelines for social distancing to protect the vulnerable. So far, both the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths are higher in Sweden than […]

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