There follows a guest post by Oliver May, a staff journalist at a national newspaper group writing under a pseudonym.
MEMBERS of the European Parliament have been told they may be held liable for harm and death caused by the introduction of a Covid certification scheme.
Doctors for Covid Ethics, a group of doctors, scientists and lawyers from around the world, have served MEPs with Notices of Liability advising them that they may be held personally liable should they vote for the implementation of a Digital Green Certificate in the European Parliament next Wednesday.
Many fear vaccine passports will create a two-tier society, with only those able to certify that they’re un-infectious, whether because they’ve been vaccinated, recently tested or have recovered from COVID-19, being allowed to enjoy the freedoms they once had. Some lawyers have expressed concern that this is a form of coercion.
The COVID-19 vaccines are available under an Emergency Use Authorisation and, despite Governments insisting they are “safe and effective”, Doctors for Covid Ethics have expressed concern that the’ve been approved too quickly and the risks associated with being vaccinated for those under-60 with no underlying health conditions may be greater than the risk posed by SARS-CoV-2.
However, any implementation of a Digital Green Certificate scheme means those who have not had a Covid vaccine, and cannot otherwise certify that they’re un-infectious, could be discriminated against and kept out of “normal” society.
Israel has introduced a Green Pass system, which opens up society to everyone who has been vaccinated. Earlier this week, Michael Gove, together with England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam, travelled there to study the Green Pass and discuss its effectiveness with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
Gove has repeatedly said the UK Government has “no plans” to introduce vaccine passports, as has Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi. But the UK Government has moved the goalposts over the past few months and, as reported in Lockdown Sceptics on April 20th, multiple jobs are now being advertised in London and Leeds in connection with vaccine passports, with NHSX [the tech arm of the NHS], saying they are: “Developing both digital and non-digital options to enable U.K. residents to assert their Covid status, including both vaccination history and test results.” The advert says applicants must be able “to start with us by Tuesday, May 4th, 2021”.
The European Union believes its version of the vaccine passport will facilitate safe, free movement within the bloc, adding that it is “non-discriminatory”, despite discriminating against those who cannot prove they’re un-infectious.
On March 25th, the European Parliament voted to fast-track the Digital Green Certificate via an emergency procedure by 468 votes to 203, with 16 MEPs abstaining.
Philippe Lamberts, leader of the Greens–European Free Alliance in the European Parliament, warned that the speeding up process could create “considerable distrust” among European citizens. That sentiment was echoed by Liberal MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld, who said that skipping the committee-level process was an “abuse of an emergency situation”.
The notice of liability issued to MEPs by Doctors for Covid Ethics reads as follows:
This Notice of Liability has been SERVED to you personally.
You may be held personally liable for harm and death caused by implementation of the proposal identified as REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable certificates on vaccination, testing and recovery to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Digital Green Certificate), Brussels, 17.3.2021 COM (2021) 130 final 2021/0068 (COD), which is designed to coerce widespread acceptance of experimental vaccination.
If you take further action supporting such implementation, and if you take no steps to mitigate your past actions supporting such implementation, you may be held personally liable for resulting harm and death…
Furthermore, you may be held personally responsible for supporting CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, defined as acts that are purposely committed as part of a widespread or systematic policy, directed against civilians, committed in furtherance of state policy.
Please respond to this NOTICE OF LIABILITY within 14 days from the DATE OF SERVICE to: DOCTORS FOR COVID ETHICS
The full letter and a list of its recipients can be found here.