The European Union parliament has voted to extend the COVID pass block scheme until 2023 despite harsh criticism from some elected officials.
It looks like COVID-19 is far from over, at least for European citizens anyway, with the transnational bloc’s parliament voting to extend the use of COVID passes until 2023 at the earliest, in a gesture which has been described as “absolutely despicable”. by a reviewer.
As part of the measure ostensibly aimed at curbing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, those who have either been struck down with the disease in the past 270 days or reinforced at any time are entitled to the pass, while those who have recovered from the virus in the last 180 days are also entitled to the document ensuring free movement within the bloc.
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While the actual use of passes has largely fallen out of favor both nationally and internationally, according to a Euronews report, union officials appear adamant that the pandemic is not over and that an extension of the lockdown until next year is ‘reasonable’, with MPs voting 432 to 130 to extend the measure.
This despite protests from some MPs, one of whom called Parliament’s decision to back the extension of the measure “absolutely despicable”.
“It is absolutely despicable that MEPs do not stand up to protect and defend the natural human rights of people to speak, move and make decisions about their own bodily autonomy,” Romanian MP Cristian Terhes told Breitbart Europe.
“The Covid digital certificate was useless from the start and ultimately dangerous because it gave people false confidence about a relatively low medical risk infection,” he continued.
“This policy of chinaficating Europe must end very quickly,” he continued, after also stressing that people should stop voting for political parties that support the COVID pass, the extension of which must not be allowed. need to be approved only by the European Council to enter into force.
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While Europe seems adamant about the need to keep restrictions on its own citizens in place, many member states in the bloc appear to have opposing views, having long since abandoned the vast majority of their anti-COVID measures.
Nations like Denmark, Ireland and Poland have all dropped their lockdowns, with the Danish prime minister stressing it’s time to “smile again”.
“The situation in Denmark is that we have this decoupling between infections and intensive care patients, and that is mainly due to the great attachment of Danes to revaccination,” the country’s health minister said of the lifting. measures in January.
“That’s why it’s safe [to loosen measures] and the right thing to do now,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the block’s history in implementing the lockdown measure has been marred by controversy and blunders, with a security loophole in the system allowing even characters like the fictional Spongebob Squarepants and Mickey Mouse to roam. be registered as vaccinated within the EU.
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