and businesses have a right to choose whether they serve unvaccinated.
Businesses are not choosing to turn away customers voluntarily.
Government is forcing them to restrict their business.
All mandates should be lifted.
After that, let's see if any business voluntarily implements a vaccine passport on its own
7 ( +16 / -9 )
Our right not to have unvaccinated people sitting next to us n the beer hall.
This "right" was declared non-existent in countless civil rights trials regarding segregation in the 50s and 60s.
You live in a society, and part of your duty in that society is to treat others with decency and allow them the same courtesy they afford you.
Society is not your private space.
-1 ( +28 / -29 )
Anybody who lived through the AIDS scare can recall how people who were perceived to be "infected", particularly homosexuals, suffered shame and stigma.
Society has since moved on, and we will from this dark episode as well.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
No jab....no job.
No jab.... no flight.
No jab... no beer? Great!
Tyrants can take away our trinkets, but they can't have our dignity.
No matter how hard you try, you aren't getting access to my body.
6 ( +47 / -41 )
Don't interfere in our choices and I'm quite sure we will stop interfering in yours.
Then drop the vaccine mandates.
You don't see any of us trying to impose Ivermectin mandates on anyone.
-6 ( +8 / -14 )
If you don't want it, don't take it.
But don't interfere in another's person's choice to take it.
-6 ( +11 / -17 )
If the Prince is considered about carbon footprints how about he give up his private jet, Rolls Royce and 30 room mansion.
-5 ( +0 / -5 )
The article provides nothing but vague and nebulous explanations for why suddenly there are mass walkouts at the exact time that vaccine mandates are taking effect.
Empty shelves Joe, it's going to be an interesting 3 more years.
-1 ( +7 / -8 )
In Russia the 3 most important words are diversity, tolerance and inclusion.
Each person is free to make their own choice for masking, vaccination and self isolation.
Whatever choice you make, other Russians will accept your choice, tolerate it and still include you in society.
This is in contrast to other countries where vaccinations are demanded, masks are forced and isolation is imposed by government
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
Factor in the Russian government’s lies and disinformation, the number could easily be twice or thrice the declared ones.
Russia is turning out to be a case study of the dangers of an incompetent regime to public health!!
Yet average, every day Russians don't care.
They enjoy their freedoms, they like hugging their grandmothers, they don't want to wear masks and they want to be forced to take an injection against their will.
You can mask up, lockdown and social distance forever if you want.
Russians don't care if you do that, they will just ignore you and live normally.
-4 ( +4 / -8 )
LoL do you see the sign the man in one of the pictures is holding? It says, "Si vax." You want to take a guess at what that means?
Anti-freedom authoritarians can hold up any sign they want, I support their right to do so.
For every fascist in Italy who wants the government to force people to take a vaccine, they are a hundred people who support human freedom and an open society where all are welcome.
Fascism was defeated before and it will be defeated again.
The authoritarian mandates will be defeated.
-7 ( +3 / -10 )
The people are rising up against authoritarian rules and restrictions on freedom everywhere.
The spirit of freedom can not be squashed.
The fascists say Resistance is Futile but we say Persistence is Fertile.
]Government forced vaccinations will fail, the people will win.
-8 ( +3 / -11 )
Perhaps one of the Trump supporters would like to have bear spray sprayed in their face and then be clubbed by a flag pole.
Ashli Babbit suffered much worse.
She was an unarmed civilian who was shot to death.
-1 ( +21 / -22 )
In many cases, judges have actually ruled that, unless the camera angle is obviously intrusive, if your private area is publicly visible, the fault is yours, not everybody else's.
8 ( +14 / -6 )
"I do not really understand why this particular figure is causing such a serious stir."
Russians in general have not bought into the hysteria and are living without masks, lockdowns and are happy to remain vaccine free.
In short, the scary headlines about Covid deaths just don't bother Russians.
-7 ( +3 / -10 )
So why do we still have to self isolate when returning to the country.
Because the purpose of the isolation is not to protect you, it's to protect the Japanese from you.
If anything, the low figures strengthen the case for inbound quarantines because Japan seems to be better off than a lot of other countries.
6 ( +11 / -5 )
Up to now, they only needed to show proof of at least one vaccine shot.
Millions of people in France just had their QR code deactivated when the rule changed from 1 shot to 2 shots.
The number of people getting fired and blocked from entering restaurants keeps growing and growing as more shots are added to the requirement.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
The Wi Spa incident in San Francisco shows that women are still doubted and ridiculed when they report sexual misconduct.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
but individual police and fire departments across the country have reported figures far below the national rate of 77% for adults who have had at least one dose.
Police and Fire guys are often the best and brightest, and their take their health and fitness extremely seriously.
These honorable men and women will not back down.
2 ( +15 / -13 )
77%, Fully vaccinated adult population (aged 18+)
That means more than 1 in 5 Japanese adults are opting out.
NHK just reported that vaccination sites in Tokyo are closing early due to lack of demand.
It seems that roughly 20% Japan's population or about 26 million people will remain not fully vaccinated.
That number will only grow as more and more boosters are added to the regime of vaccinations.
-13 ( +25 / -38 )
who have gone at least eight months since receiving their second dose, citing studies that show antibodies that protect against the disease decrease over time.
Trust the science.
Fully vaccinated does not mean 2 shots, it means your constantly up to date with your boosters.
The next wave will be among those who only have a mere 2 shots.
-8 ( +19 / -27 )
More than 70% of Californians are now fully vaccinated and another 8% partially so, she noted.
This number will drop sharply soon because in the coming months, the definition of fully vaccinated is going to change from 2 shots to 3 shots.
2 shots will be considered partially vaccinated and not sufficient to make you eligible to meet the mandates.
3 ( +8 / -5 )
If Superman needs a mask, he obviously ain't Super.
16 ( +23 / -7 )
The COVID-19 vaccine is Moderna's only commercial product.
Well then these guys scored the jackpot with Corona didn't they.
Mega profits won't come so easily, progressive countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland have started to do independent testing of the Moderna vaccine and immediately ordered that they be restricted for children.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
On Monday, the authorities in Moscow announced the expansion of free coronavirius tests in shopping malls across the city
Free testing for anyone is something I can agree with.
It's not mandatory, but voluntary and free.
Many people would agree that every country should offer its citizens free testing
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
There were bans on everything from traveling more than five kilometers ... to attending funerals.
They banned funerals ?!?
This is cruel, horribly cruel.
-5 ( +17 / -22 )
With numbers this low why are fully vaccinated returning residents still being made to self isolate
Because they're not flying in from Tokyo.
The domestic case numbers are irrelevant for the inbound quarantine rules. What matters are the case numbers in the areas that people are flying in from.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
We can limit our contact with them through the usage of vaccine passports.
These will eventually bite you as well.
There will always be somebody more vaxxed than you.
By this time next year, people with 5 shots will refuse to sit near those who've had just 3.
Whatever punishment you advocate to be brought upon your neighbor will one day fall back on you.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Please do something for international travel entry plans.
Wouldn't the overseas cases have more bearing on that decision instead of the domestic ones?
0 ( +6 / -6 )
That's why vaccine mandates are necessary. It's not because they help you, and the do. But they also help you not infect and kill others.
There's a simpler solution.
People afraid of the virus can triple vax, mask up and stay home, live off of Uber and Amazon and stay safe.
People not afraid of the virus can live like in 2019 and interact with the fellow human beings normally.
Everybody gets what they want and no mandates are necessary.
-4 ( +1 / -5 )