BRUSSELS' proposals for the introduction of vaccine passports to travel across the bloc this summer have been brutally rejected in France.
The European Union unveiled on Wednesday plans to reopen summer travel with a new coronavirus pass intended to help revive the bloc's multi-billion tourism and leisure industries that have been pulverised by the pandemic
But a vast consultation launched by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cese) found that almost seven out of 10 French people said they were "very unfavourable" to the introduction of a vaccination passport, fearing in particular an "infringement of private freedoms".
To the question "What do you think of the vaccine passport, when used to access places that are closed today (restaurants, cinemas, stadiums, museums, etc.)?" more than 67.1 percent of participants declared to be "very unfavourable", 5.6 percent "unfavourable", 2 percent "mixed", 5.1 percent "rather favourable" and 20.2 percent "very favourable", according to the results made public by the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Cese).
I tend to agree here with my fellow countrymen,
I am not opposed to vaccination, but against the ridiculous idea that we need a digital passport to know who is vaccinated and who isn't. This will give bigpharma too much surveillance capabilities and it can quickly morph into a dangerous carrot and stick system.
France has already vaccinated most of the older population and this week vaccinations were opened up to the younger population that are at risk, this was all achieved without a vaccine passport.