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New Zealand PM denies vaccination was compulsory despite widespread mandates, redefines what words mean
We are at the ‘no one made you take it, it was your choice’ stage of the pandemic.
Here is New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins telling reporters at a press conference on Sunday,
“In terms of the vaccine mandates, I acknowledge it was a difficult time for people, but they ultimately made their own choices. There was no compulsory vaccination, people made their own choices.”
New Zealand had widespread workplace vaccine mandates, as well as proof of vaccination requirements for entry to cafes, gyms, businesses, and for travel.
No jab, no job.
Former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,
“If you want summer, if you want to go to bars and restaurants, get vaccinated. If you want to get a haircut, get vaccinated. If you want to go to a concert or a festival, get vaccinated, if you want to go to a gym or a sports event, get vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, there will be everyday things you will miss out on.”
Reporter: So you’ve basically said, you probably don’t see it like this, but two different classes of people, if you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated. You have all these rights if you are vaccinated…
Ardern: That is what it is, so yep.
In Australia recently, Pfizer representative Dr Brian Hewitt pulled the same stunt in a Senate Committee Hearing, telling Senator Pauline Hanson that despite widespread work vaccination mandates, “no one was forced to have a vaccine,” but that people were rather offered an “opportunity” to get vaccinated.
A sign in a Perth doctor’s clinic during the height of workplace vaccine mandates:
“COVID Vaccines are MANDATORY in some industries. All Vaccines have to be consented to. PLEASE DO NOT abuse our staff if you feel coerced into your Vaccine.”
So here we are, at the ‘no one made you take it’ stage of the pandemic.
Pfizer reps say a ‘mandate’ is the same thing as an ‘opportunity.’ Do you agree with this? We’d like to offer you a mandate to fly to London for holiday! Wearing a seatbelt is an opportunity. I believe in equal mandate for both sexes. What rubbish.
Chris Hipkins also wants change the meaning of words. Should New Zealanders allow this? (Click here to see Maryanne Demasi’s post)
New Zealand has an election on 14 October. This is an opportunity for New Zealanders to send a clear message to Chris Hipkins about what they think of his attempts to bend the English language to craft his revisionist history.
I’d like to hear from people who got the vaccine in the comments - did you feel you had a choice?
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Final word (click here to see post):