France wants to jail unvaccinated. Call their bluff!

Sydney Criminal Lawyers:

Paris Prescribes Prison for the Unvaccinated

“Under the legislation, which has been passed by both Houses of Parliament, those who enter a range of venues without a COVID pass – which is issued once a person is fully vaccinated – or a negative COVID test will face 6 months in prison and a €10,000 ($16,000AUD) fine.”

“Business owners who fail to check the status of patrons will face a 1 year prison sentence and a €45,000 (about $72,000 AUD) fine.”

The erosion of democracy

“France is a democratic nation, even though these proposed new laws are a direct contradiction to democratic freedoms including personal freedom, personal choice and personal privacy.”

“And the rules go further than just bars.”

“President Emmanuel Macron announced earlier this week that those unable to prove they’re vaccinated or COVID-negative (at their own cost) will be banned from using public transport, entering a cinema, shopping mall, cafe, restaurant and other venues from 1 August 2021.” (…)

“The problem is that if France successfully passes the laws, they could of course, pave the way for other nations to also introduce similar authoritarian measures.”

It’s so easy to stop the new tyrannic legislation by authoritarian France. Just do a Gandhi. If ten thousand unvaccinated people each day enter a restricted public place in France, the judicial system and the prison system will fall apart.

It’s authoritarian, basically in the same ballpark as the Nazi medical profession, to imprison people who refuse to participate in a medical experiment, especially after it’s known that some have died or got seriously ill because of the vaccines.

In democracies it’s common to allow “acceptable risks” in society, such as driving or enjoying high consumption. WHO:

Road traffic injuries

“Approximately 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.” (…)

“Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years.”

The Independent:

Indonesia battles high child fatality rate amid Delta variant outbreak

“The Indonesian Pediatric society reported that 100 children have died of coronavirus each week during the month of July. Children now make up 12.5 per cent of total infections, with many of them under 5, the society told the New York Times. The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force’s recorded more than 700 deaths among children up to mid-July since the start of the pandemic.”

In developing countries the last five decades up to 30 000 children or more have died each day because of poverty, without rich countries caring much about it, so referring to 100 children dying each week because of Delta Covid is very hypocritical.

IndustryWeek:

Nearly 50% of Transportation Pollution Deaths Linked to Diesel: Study

“The United States saw 22,000 deaths from transport pollution, of which 43% were linked to diesel engines.”

“Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a  study found on Feb. 27.”

If one follows the logic of the French authoritarian government one should imprison those who drive cars, at least a month (or two!). Consumers in the US must also be imprisoned, at least one week, because the carbon emissions of 7 average Americans kill 2 human beings worldwide, according to Nature Communications:

The mortality cost of carbon

“This implies that adding 4,434 metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2020—equivalent to the lifetime emissions of 3.5 average Americans—causes one excess death globally in expectation between 2020-2100.”

That the Delta variant is significantly more deadly than earlier Covid is still uncertain. CNBC:

CDC warns that delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid

““My first thoughts in reading it was that everything is a little bit worse than I thought,” said Dr. Robert Wachter, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, who reviewed the document.” (…)

““Yesterday, you had 90,000 cases and close to 400 deaths,” Offit said. “Those are same numbers you saw last summer. I mean, last summer, you had a fully susceptible population and you had no vaccine.””

That is 144,000 deaths because of Delta per year. In the US, over 30,000 die annually in car accidents. In 1972 the death rate was 54,589. But nobody talked about imprisoning people for 2 months if driving a car in 1972, even though the lethality was 1/3 of Delta deaths today.

Even if the lethality of Delta eventually turns out to be much higher than the original variants it seems like the vaccinated spread the virus just as easily as the unvaccinated. It you trust flip-flopping health authorities in America check out The Washington Post:

‘The war has changed’: Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe

“It cites a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data from outbreak investigations and outside studies showing that vaccinated individuals infected with delta may be able to transmit the virus as easily as those who are unvaccinated. Vaccinated people infected with delta have measurable viral loads similar to those who are unvaccinated and infected with the variant.”

But in the same article it looks like Washington Post contradicts the last paragraph above:

““Although it’s rare, we believe that at an individual level, vaccinated people may spread the virus, which is why we updated our recommendation,” according to the federal health official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.” (…)

“The agency faced criticism from outside experts this week when it changed the mask guidance without releasing the data, a move that violated scientific norms, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.” (…)

“Walter A. Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center, said he was struck by data showing that vaccinated people who became infected with delta shed just as much virus as those who were not vaccinated. The slide references an outbreak in Barnstable County, Mass., where vaccinated and unvaccinated people shed nearly identical amounts of virus.” (…)

” … Genetic analysis of the outbreak showed that people who were vaccinated were transmitting the virus to other vaccinated people. The person said the data was “deeply disconcerting” and a “canary in the coal mine” for scientists who had seen the data.”

You don’t imprison the unvaccinated when everything is uncertain and everybody is confused about the health risk of Delta. This variant is not like Smallpox or Ebola. If there is clear scientific evidence that Delta is significantly more deadly than other variants, then most people will freely take the vaccine (if they still trust the hypocritical and crooked neoliberal corporatist elite in charge of Western countries today). But if people refuse to take the vaccine even when or if other citizens around them are dying almost “like flies”, then consider imprisonment.

As things stand today it’s best to encourage nonviolent civil disobedience against the authoritarian regime in France. If this tyrannic trend continues it will not take long before drones in public places will demand to see your health passport.

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