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‘Vaccine Passports’ Inch Closer As Canadian Prime Minister Says They Are “To Be Expected”

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    According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government is still looking “very carefully” at the prospect of vaccine passports— requiring some form of proof of vaccination to travel.

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    Are coronavirus vaccine passports the way to go? What if somebody is not sick? What if somebody already has antibodies from natural infection? What if a large amount of people disagree? Should governments have this kind of power?

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What Happened: The idea of vaccine certificates, or vaccine “passports” have been a common theme throughout this pandemic, and they are already being implemented. Not long ago Denmark began requiring people to use a new COVID certificate to enter certain businesses or face fines, one of the first European countries to do so. A “green pass” is also required in Israel for citizens to enter into certain spaces.

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What’s being rolled out in several countries seems to be a good indicator of what is most likely to come in others, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently stated that the Canadian government is still looking “very carefully” at the prospect of vaccine passports, which would require proof of vaccination in order to be eligible for travel.

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As was the case pre-pandemic, certificates of vaccination are a part of international travel to certain regions and are naturally to be expected when it comes to this pandemic and the coronavirus. How we actually roll that out in alignment with partners and allies around the world, it’s something that we’re working on right now. – PM Trudeau.

His comments come after the European Union signaled that fully vaccinated U.S. citizens will be able to travel to EU countries this summer, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rolled out a series of guidelines around international travel for fully vaccinated Americans.

It seems that these passports would be required for people who want to travel outside of Canada, as well as those who wish to enter the country, but again, we don’t completely know what will happen yet.

New Ipsos polling for the World Economic Forum reveals broad support across 28 countries for vaccine passports. In Canada,  according to Ipsos, six in ten Canadians, compared to a global average of 54%, say that only people who have been vaccinated should be allowed to travel, attend sporting events, use public transit and other activities that involve larger groups of people. 39% of Canadians feel that limiting activities only to those who have been vaccinated is unfair.

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A majority of Canadians expect vaccine passports to be widely used in Canada by the end of the year, with six in ten (61%) who agree (26% strongly/35% somewhat). Canada is slightly under the global average (66%) for agreement on near-term national use – India (81%) and Peru (81%) are most likely to think their countries will be using vaccine passports widely before the end of 2021, while residents of Russia (32%), Poland (45%), and 2021 Olympics host Japan (43%) are significantly less likely to agree. In the United States, a slim majority (56%) agree vaccination passports are likely to become the norm this year.

Why This Is Important: There are multiple polls that slighter differ, no matter how you cut it, almost 40% of people disagreeing is a huge number. And on a global scale it looks like we are bound to see a split between people who agree and people who disagree, and this includes many doctors and scientists in the field, for various reasons. There are those who believe the vaccine is and will be safe and effective for everyone, and that it will do a great job at stopping the transmission of the virus. There are also those who believe the opposite, that the vaccine is not safe and effective for everyone and its ability to stop the transmission of the virus is weak, and not yet known. There are even those who believe the vaccine will be responsible for the spread of more infectious variants.

There are also questions about how long immunity will last for in those who have been vaccinated, and whether or not they will require booster shots due to waning immunity. This seems to be a high probability, even within the mainstream. Questions have also been asked about variants of the virus, and whether or not current vaccines will be able to protect against those as well. If not, will more vaccines be developed for these variants, and will booster shots also be required for them?

It’s also important to mention that there is a wealth of data and information showing that previous infection to COVID-19, the variants, as well as previous coronaviruses that have been circling the globe for decades can provide a protection that goes beyond the vaccine. Why should these people be required to obtain a vaccine passport?

It’s not a cut and dry issue and there is much to discuss. The morality and ethics of vaccine passports, and taking away other rights and freedoms of people in order to coerce them into vaccinating doesn’t sit well with many.

Should governments have the authority to implement such measures when there isn’t really a consensus among doctors, scientists and most importantly, the citizenry? Should they be able to have this much power? Are there conflicts of interests and other agendas at play behind the idea of vaccine passports, and the further digitization of of this type of surveillance technology?

What can we do about a world that continually enforces what can be seen as authoritarian measures on the population? How can we get everybody to see that it’s ok to disagree with each other, and that the forced measures rather than recommendations may be harmful to everybody in the long run? How can we collectively change the way we think about these issues so we are not constantly on one side of another? Is there a way we can all co-exist while respecting everybody’s rights and freedoms?

Why are narratives that oppose what we are told from government as well as mainstream media never really discussed and in many cases, ignored or deemed a “conspiracy”? Why do we fail as a society to have conversations with and understand people with an opposing point of view?

Many things to think about, it’s time to become an active engager in this reality as sitting back may no longer be an option. Hopefully those who oppose these measures will receive equal and fair attention as those who support it. It’s unsettling that governments are able to roll out measures that continually go against the will of so many people.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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