FRANCE - Anti-Vaxxers Face Public Transport Ban

Arno Froese

People who fail to get a Covid-19 vaccination could be banned from using public transport in France, according to a draft law sparking angry protests from opposition politicians.

According to the text, which will now be submitted to parliament, a negative Covid test or proof of a “preventative treatment, including the administration of a vaccine” could be required for people to be granted “access to transport or to some locations, as well as certain activities.”

A recent poll by the Journal du Dimanche newspaper found that 59 percent of respondents said they would not get a Covid shot, one of the highest rates in the European Union.

Centrist senator Nathalie Goulet said the draft was “an attack on public freedoms,” while the far-left deputy Alexis Corbiere said “we could at least have a collective discussion if the idea is to limit our public liberties.”

The EU gave the green light for a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine., 22 December 2020

Arno's commentary

Much ado is being made about personal freedom and liberty, yet in reality these definitions are more symbolic than real. 

Example: a day consists of 24 hours. I have total freedom during 8-hour sleep, but the next 8 hours I must share with my family. There are duties and responsibilities, and the final 8 hours are at one’s place of work. The boss takes my freedom away. 

Covid-19 vaccination has been medically proven to be relatively effective; thus, a purportedly successful means to control the spread of this feared virus. In France, it is proposed that those who refuse will not be able to use public transport—punishment. Yet how to enforce such measures remains to be seen.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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