According to Vancouver Coastal Health’s chief medical officer, Dr. Patty Daly, implementing vaccine passports in her region is not about restraining COVID-19 infection. Instead, it is an “incentive program” set to get more people to administer the experimental shots.
During the “Build Back Better and COVID-19” virtual forum, Daly made this alarming revelation after a participant asked the rationale behind unvaccinated people being prohibited from getting into restaurants but still allowed to visit patients under intensive care.
The chief medical officer of Vancouver Coastal Health began her response by saying that the vaccine passport is primarily required to gain access to certain discretionary activities like going to the gym, movies, or indoor dining places. However, she also acknowledged that COVID-19 transmission in these settings is pretty much non-existent.
Daly explained that since having a vaccine passport allows individuals to enjoy discretionary activities, it could be likened to an incentive to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine jabs. “The vaccine passport is for non-essential opportunities,” she stressed. “It is really to create an incentive to get higher vaccination rates.”
As for the part about unvaccinated people still permitted to visit loved ones requiring acute care in hospitals, Daly pointed out that they have to undergo a thorough screening and be provided with a medical mask before being admitted. She even added that visitors pose a lesser risk of transmitting the virus compared to health care workers—who are mostly fully vaccinated by now.
Notably, Daly never emphasized the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine regarding the prevention of test-positive cases during the said virtual forum nor clearly explained why unvaccinated Vancouver citizens must be segregated from their vaccinated counterparts except for tallying higher vaccination rates.
Vancouver Coastal Health’s chief medical officer also did not include the still-rising number of vaccine-induced injuries that have been reported worldwide in her discussion. These adverse health issues range from cardiovascular problems like myocarditis and pericarditis, kidney failure and sudden death.
Strangely, the “Build Back Better and COVID-19” forum page was taken down shortly after Daly made the “incentive” comment.