Thank you Dr. Cavoukian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Cavoukian) and thanks to the Epoch Times for this important publication:
Bambi could not help not to think of one of her readers who asked her a question about what is increasingly resembling a “medical tyranny” in many countries of the world (even if some other countries are not into it). Her entire response was as follows:
“Thank you for sharing your concerns.
Bambi stopped following the news about the pandemic a while ago, but her initial thought is the following: Sometimes fear makes people become more authoritarian.
Like you, Bambi thinks that we should not use words that are so heavily charged like “Nazi” lightly in life out of respect for those who lived under it. Even more shocking is to see the yellow star at some demonstrations, even if Bambi sees the excesses in the management of the pandemic and how the economy has suffered (e.g., in some places in Australia, they still have severe lockdowns. Is this still necessary? Perhaps they should learn that, in the end, we have no choice but to learn to live with this health risk). Luckily, we have vaccines and choices of types of vaccines. As for the health measures in some places more at risk than us (ex. larger urban centres, crowded places, etc.), Bambi tends to agree with Dr. Mathieu Bock Côté that a tool like a digital vaccine passport (e.g., Québec, France) needs to be temporary (ensuring this with a legal framework). Yes, this is a must. If not, it can become immortal like income tax and it could be even proposed to be used by authorities for different reasons.“
The word “choice” above is sadly getting more and more limited, if not just absent.
Indeed, one must just pay attention to the words of one our provincial ministers who started the pandemic as a hero (seeing it coming ahead of time. Thanks to him, even if his words now are scarier than the virus!). Mind you, the man replying to the tweet below is a lawyer…
Why are we getting more and more authoritarian when cases are lower and lower worldwide and when we now have vaccines, thank Goodness (thanks to all those who made them possible and accessible to us!)?
Related to the vaccines, and eventually perhaps boosters and likely more governmental controls, if (or “when“, to cite Mr. Trudeau’s own words today) Heath Canada will approve the vaccine for children (after weighing risks and benefits), will parents be given “full informed consent“, according to Dr. Bruce Pardy, a Law Professor also from Ontario?
Furthermore, will we respect parental choices of vaccinating their own children or not? This is usually the case in trials or in medical treatments. One must also recall that the coronavirus is rather low risk in MOST children (of course, excluding those with the known risk factors of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, like in adults, or those with medical complexity)?
So again, will we respect parents’ choices? Or will we treat them like children?
To conclude this post, Bambi will allow herself to borrow Dr. Cavoukian’s own words: “Privacy forms the foundation of our freedom. If you value freedom and liberty, you value privacy,” she said. “We have to stand up for our freedom and we have to stand up for privacy.” Indeed, Bambi values privacy, even if she also values massive vaccination in life. This is why this article resonated with her. To illustrate her point further, the first time she was asked to show her ID, along with a proof of vaccination, she had a flash-back of Lebanon’s civil war (when we used to ask for IDs on checkpoints and kidnap or kill you for your wrong religion). She even expressed this, in a form of a sarcastic joke, to the kind waiter. Why does the latter or business owners have to add those additional annoying tasks to their daily work? Is this really necessary (as per an older post shown below)?