Members of European Parliament push back hard against vaccine mandates and safety passports
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from at least four countries are voicing their opposition to violations of "basic human rights"
, as forced vaccinations and COVID restrictions are imposed across the continent.
Starting this November, MEPs and staff working at the institution are required to present a COVID green digital pass before entering its premises. This pass proves that a person is either fully vaccinated or recently recovered. They can also opt to show a negative PCR result carried out in the last 48 hours.
Belgium re-imposed some pandemic measures as the number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and hospitalizations increased in the country.
However, some MEPs are opposed to these measures. Led by Christian Terhes of Romania, a handful of MEPs delivered speeches during a recent press conference with footage from media in Brussels going viral.
Terhes condemned fellow European Union officials who claimed to represent the "most democratic institution" while stripping Europeans of their "fundamental rights."
According to the European Center of Disease and Prevention Control
(ECDC), Romania has a 246 per million death rate over the course of 14 days. Previously, Romanian authorities announced that 574 people have lost their lives due to COVID over a span of 24 hours, the highest ever for a nation with only 19.3 million inhabitants.
MEP Francesca Donato of Italy echoed Terhes' sentiments, saying that the rights of Europeans are being crushed by compulsory health passports. (Related: UK vaccine records to be linked with travel passports, but they dare not call them "vaccine passports"
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MEP Ivan Sincic of Croatia quoted medical freedom in asserting that Europeans are entitled to choose their own therapies. He also called for financial penalties imposed upon those who "violate" COVID restrictions to be removed, and refunds to be provided to all those who have been previously fined. "I call upon all the free people of Europe to resist the digital green certificate wherever you can. Fight for your rights," he said.
Sincic also noted that the digital green certificate was designed to blackmail people and erode their rights. "This is not going to stop by itself. It will spread, it will come to your door. It will blackmail your life," he said.
MEP Christine Anderson of Germany would rather get jailed than get vaccinated. She also refused to get tested despite onsite stations with extended opening hours offering PCR tests for free.
"I will not be reduced to a mere guinea pig by getting vaccinated with an experimental drug. And I will most assuredly not get vaccinated because my government tells me to, and promises, in return, I will be granted freedom," Anderson said.
"Let's be clear about one thing: No one grants me freedom, for I am a free person. So I dare the European Commission and the German government to throw me in jail. Lock me up and throw away the key for all I care, but you will never be able to coerce me into being vaccinated if I, the free citizen that I am, choose not to be vaccinated."
Anderson warned that health passports are the first step towards an "insufferable Chinese social credit system."
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The MEPs said that the pass would discriminate against those who do not wish to be or cannot be vaccinated. The European Parliament does not actually require people to get vaccinated. Negative PCR tests and those who have proof that they recently recovered from the virus are also granted access.
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