Dear Members of the Public
With respect and urgency, the members of CTAGTT wish to bring to your attention matters of ethical transgression regarding the COVID-19 vaccination initiative. We seek redress for the lack of provision of voluntary informed consent during vaccine administration and humbly ask for a refrain in policies or messaging that drive coercion, inducement, segregation, and punishment for persons who decline consent.
We congratulate the medical fraternity for its efforts in dealing with COVID-19. We know that our clinicians are attempting to shield our nation from the onslaught of this pandemic. However, as much as vaccination can be expected to play a vital role in safeguarding both the individual and the community, this ought not to be achieved at the expense of individual rights.
In contemplating the immediate and long-term impact of vaccination, many citizens have become aware of the possibility of a vaccine-driven “Pandemic in Perpetuity” and this, among other concerns, has led many to a stance of vaccine caution.
In addition, it seems that the vaccine initiative thus far has not had the expected impact. The rationale for vaccine under-performance both locally and globally may be revealed through an examination of:
- The rapidly mutating nature of the virus;
- the limitations of the investigational vaccines and
- instances of vaccine failure in other nations.
In the circumstances, we request that you consider the attached analysis prepared by the CTAGTT Working Group as we work towards a reasonable and effective solution to this unprecedented public health crisis.
Cathal Healy-Singh, President