Tóibín warns Against EU Vaccine Passports. People Cant Get a Vaccine
Speaking in the Dáil today, Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD questioned the Minister for Health on Government Health policy. He stated;
480 people will get Cancer today. Tragically 24 people will die of Cancer today. As a result of the cancelation and reduction of Cancer treatment by your government there will be an influx of massively advanced cancers. This is an absolute disgrace. This week we hear that the government will not return full Cancer Services til end of 2021. How can you stand over this? Will reopen all Cancer services now.
The management of this illness by this government has been a shocking, Minister. We been locked down for 190 days, multiples of the length of time of other European countries who have similar rates of mortality and morbidity.
People right around the country are massively frustrated and angry at the glacial rate of government action. It took a year for mandatory quarantine to put in place and vaccine roll out is a fraction of Britain or the north.
People are being told that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But the tunnel is getting longer and longer. Will you tell the people of Ireland what is the criteria for reopening up the country. How many cohorts of the people you believe must be vaccinated first. What is level of hospital and ICU admissions do we need to get to before this country opened up. You need to stop treating the people like children, Tell people what the pathway us to reopening.
There is much talk about caccine passports both in EU terms. I like, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties believe that this would be wrong. It would create a two-tier citizenship. Those with a vaccine passport would be entitled to freedoms and those without, would be denied them. You need to encourage people not brow beat them. Given that many people can’t get a vaccine, imposing EU vaccine passport would be a kick in the teeth to people who have suffered too much.