Written by: Pearl Kupe
Article source: JOY! Magazine

We are beginning to see a global trend play itself out in the form of mandatory vaccine passports. Many governments and nations are considering implementing a requirement for citizens to have vaccine passports or cards showing proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Some nations, such as Israel, are putting plans in place to have vaccine passports that would only allow their citizens access into certain places if they can prove that they have taken the vaccine. Typical places that would require a vaccine passport or card are crowded places such as bars, cinemas, gyms, stadiums, and other such places.

Transparency and accountability must be the modus operandi for any so-called democratic government.

Some countries are even going so far as to look into the possibility of requiring vaccine passports for travel. This would mean that without a valid vaccine passport, some nations may refuse or deny you entry into their country. The European Union (EU) has announced plans to introduce an EU-wide “Digital Green Certificate” that promotes free movement within the EU.

Some countries are looking into the possibility of requiring vaccine passports for travel.

No basis for Covid vaccine passports
In South Africa, the national statistical service estimates the number of deaths attributable to AIDS in 2017 as 126755, 25.03% of all South African deaths. The World Health Organisation reported 360000 cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in 2019 in South Africa. Right now in South Africa, our Covid-reported deaths sitting between 50-60 000 for the last 14 months. The Covid-19 figures, therefore, represent less than half the total number of deaths attributable to HIV/AIDS and approximately 14% of the total AIDS deaths.

Where are the TB & other contagious disease’s passports?
In spite of these significantly higher figures, we have not seen any call for HIV/AIDS or TB passports or cards. Tuberculosis is equally, if not more, transmittable than Covid-19. Nations are not put under lockdown when TB is discovered in an individual or in an identified area. It is the TB sufferers who are instead isolated from the rest of the public until they are no longer contagious. The above scenario is not only valid for South Africa, but in many nations. There is no scientific basis for requiring vaccines or vaccine passports. Councils like the National Covid Council cannot just act on the basis of thumb sucking. They must produce credible and scientific evidence to support the actions that they take to determine the Lockdown levels, regulations, and all related decisions. This information must be available and accessible to the general public. Transparency and accountability must be the modus operandi for any so-called democratic government. The number of people who die from flu annually supersedes the number of people who have died from Covid. If nations, therefore, are going to require Covid passports, they will need to justify that action by requiring that individuals also have passports for TB and other types of contagious diseases.

Constitutional Rights must not be infringed
The constitution of a nation is the supreme law of the land. It contains provisions that must be upheld rigorously. Chapter Two of the Constitution of South Africa contains the Bill of Rights, which protects the civil, political, and socio-economic rights of all people in South Africa. The rights bind all branches of the government. Some provisions deal with and prohibit unfair discrimination. Should South Africa ever try to make vaccines mandatory, the government should expect civil society organisations, movements, Churches, and religious organisations to lodge court cases with respect to violation of these constitutionally entrenched rights.

There is no scientific basis for requiring vaccines or vaccine passports. So what is the real agenda?

Confidentiality of medical records
For vaccine passports to work properly, it would require officials to have greater access to individuals’ medical records. This would be in breach of confidentiality. Every individual has the right to privacy and confidentiality, especially when it comes to medical records. This right can only be limited under very specific and special circumstances. It can be argued that if TB, HIV, and SARS do not fall under these special circumstances, then surely Covid-19 does not fall under this “special circumstance”.

Anklets and security bracelets
In some nations, talks have advanced as far as discussing the need to have anklets and security bracelets that would allow for access into certain areas. This would be tantamount to treating people like criminals. Only people who are out on bail, house arrest, or are prisoners in transit moving from one prison to another would wear such type of anklets and security bracelets. Lockdown has already made prisoners of the citizens of the world. Active citizens must ensure that the citizens of the world are not further imprisoned.

#NoToMandatoryVaccines #KeNako

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Date published: 24/06/2021
Feature image: Image for illustrative purposes only.
DR Pearl Kupe is an attorney and consultant to world leaders and international organisations. She is the international president of the Global Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Email pearl.kupe@gmail.com or visit pearlkupe.co.za or follow her Facebook page, Kingdom Transformer Pearl Kupe

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  1. The fact remains, get your covid vax. Statistics globally reveal that infection rates drop significantly post vaccination. Many countries require certain vaccinations for entry. Covid vax no different. Why all the uproar about rights for what is clearly beneficial?

    • Seriously Pat Biggam get yourself educated, there is another agenda here, it’s called the New World Order, do some research, become conscious, it’s nothing but controlling the population of the world.

  2. Thanks for mentioning HIV/AIDS and TB, it’s strange how all of a sudden we don’t hear about these anymore and yet they are bigger killers than Covid -19, not to mention the fact that vaccines for HIV/AIDS could not be produced to date and while vaccines for TB exists, its not promoted. The vaccine for Covid 19 on the other hand, came out in a jiffy. It’s difficult not to think someone is picking our pocket and ultimately it all seems to be about control.

  3. It might be “clearly beneficial” however peoples constirutional rights are just that. And we have the right to vaxcinate or not. This too is part of that constitutional right.

  4. I was told at my workplace that we are all forced to take vaccine otherwise we gonna be charged for disobeying a lawful command

    I’m not gonna take it. I don’t have peace with the fact that they are forcing me to take it. I have made a personal decision long time ago when this COVID-19 have started that I’m not gonna take anything they give me

    And it looks like the enemy is fighting and I’m not gonna allow him to win in this

    It’s gonna be a lil bit tough but I’m willing to fight

    • In my place of work only 1 person decided to vax. I encourage people to pray about it and think for themselves. Get informed and then decide but also carry the consequence of your decision.
      Its going to get very difficult and that is why Paul said to the Ephesians to put on the Armor of God, to be strong in the Lord, to be watchful, to stand and to persevere.
      But also, pray for all the saints!
      So lets pray for one another …

  5. Well spoken Dr. Kupe. My one great concern is this; once a nation succeeds in passing mandatory vaccinations, the gateway is opened for the justification of anything deemed “necessary”.

    Last year, our President pushed the vaccine as the “civic duty and responsibility” of each and every citizen to protect our country. However, months later some facts are being swept under the rug.

    One, mass vaccination has not caused the promised decline of the virus. Secondly, far too many people that have taken both doses and the booster have still tested positive for covid. Our numbers are increasing all over the country despite national compliance.

    With no end in sight of possible, future corona vaccinations and boosters; many are taking the stand that, enough is enough! May people everywhere boldly, push back and stand up for their personal rights to decide!


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