A petition started by a group called America’s Frontline Doctors is demanding a halt in medical discrimination, citing that no one should feel pressured or intimidated into taking an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
The petition has over 615,000 signatures so far. It says, “Your health and medical conditions are personal and private and nobody should be permitted to violate that, including an employer, an airline, or a government agency.”
America’s Frontline Doctors is a group of medical professionals who reject mandatory government lockdowns, as well as restrictions that they believe, are “not supported by scientific evidence.”
The group has been frequently silenced for sharing information about both the COVID-19 virus and vaccines that go against government opinions and regulations. However, the petition simply argues that “all people deserve medical privacy and equality” and have the right to choose whether or not they will get a vaccine without pressure or intimidation.
The petition, called Stop Medical Discrimination, will aim to blacklist and boycott “any business, employer, or school that mandates or otherwise attempts to force a vaccine”.
COVID-19 vaccines have led to a lot of controversy around the world. In the US, a third of troops have announced they do not plan to get the vaccine. Since vaccines are only approved for emergency use, troops have the choice to opt out.
On March 11, some European countries stopped using the Astrazeneca vaccine after reports that the vaccine formed blood clots in some vaccinated individuals. Shortly after on March 18, the European Union declared the Astrazeneca vaccine safe for use, however, it is still unclear whether the vaccine is directly to blame for the blood clots.
COVID-19 vaccines are all still undergoing experimental trials. The vaccines have been approved for emergency use only and little is still known about potential side effects and reactions people may have.
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