It’s Still Far from Safe Enough to Fully Open Canada-U.S. Border Crossings

‘A vaccination passport should be a necessity to travel to ANY other country (including to Canada or the United States) or attend certain mass gatherings. No passport, no entry.’

A Commentary by Linda McKellar, a retired nurse living in the Niagara Town of Fort Erie, Ontario

Posted March 22nd, 2021 on Niagara At Large

I’m in no rush (to cross the Canada/U.S. border).

The stats say eight per cent are vaccinated in Canada vs 23 per cent  in the United States.

That is FAR from the preferred minimum herd immunity required of @70% and there are lots of morons refusing the vaccine.

Why do they think they no longer get polio or smallpox? Fairy dust?

Thank you U.S. President Biden for the AstraZeneca. Sadly it is not currently recommended for those over 65, but better safe than sorry.

Supposedly 65 percent of people over 65 in the US are vaccinated. I’m 71 and diabetic with no prospect of a vaccination (in Canada) in sight Most of my friends are in the same situation, same age bracket and one with MS, one with ALS and a couple others who are extremely immune compromised.

Former Canadian Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney with old pal and now former U.S. president Donald Trump. The two have living digs in the COVID-19 hotspot State of Florida. This photo was taken about five years ago, around the same time Mulroney amused Trump with a few verses of ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’. Mulroney’s Conservative government was in power while the last facilities producing vaccines in Canada were closed, and vaccine manufacturing was outsources to other countries.

They haven’t received it either nor do they seem to qualify at present. The big cities also seem to be a priority. Jails too. That’s nice. Do I have to commit a crime to get a vaccine? Sure it’s a community setting, so what?

The wonderful (Canadian federal Conservative) BrianMulroney government (from the late 1980s to early 1990s) sold off Connaught labs in Canada years ago. It was our only domestic producer of vaccines.

Thank you Brian, who is sunning himself in Florida.

Next up, (in the late-1990s, then-Ontario Conservative Premier Mike Harris allowed privatization of a flock of seniors’ residences (and then invested in them) where 80 per cent of the nursing home deaths occurred, far more than in public residences. Another bonehead move.

COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and travel concept, COVID-19 note in passport. Novel corona virus outbreak, spread of epidemic from China. Quarantine of tourists infected with SARS-CoV-2.

A vaccination passport should be a necessity to travel to ANY other country or attend certain mass gatherings. No passport, no entry.

See how many refuse vaccines then.

If the border opens they should have proof of vaccination going either direction and science should assure us that vaccinated individuals can no longer be carriers.

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