Public Health Policies for COVID-19 Vaccines

Not every nation has vaccinated the majority of its population, but most nations above the poverty level have done so or are moving in that direction as of December 26, 2021.

See also,

UK Coronavirus Bill: emergency Covid-19 legislation

This bill is summarised in a House of Lords report in March 2020.

Legislation in the UK has to be passed first by the House of Commons, then it goes to the House of Lords for a 'reading'. The Lords can suggest amendments, and this back-and-forth can continue for some time. By the time it was passed into law, it was called the Coronavirus Bill (HC Bill 122).

This barely made an impact in the MSM at the time. There was a petition that attracted the 100,000 signatures required to get it debated in Parliament. The debate happened on March 20, 2020, and the decision on the petition came back, summarised as “With the Coronavirus pandemic still at large, the Coronavirus Act, and the measures within it, remain as important as ever”.

This Bill (now voted into law) contains provision for some of the most over-reaching powers one can imagine. Read in a certain light, many of these can be seen as enshrining totalitarianism into the law books of the United Kingdom. Examples from the Contents page include;

  • Indemnity for a broad swathe of healthcare and healthcare workers. If mistakes, or 'mistakes', lead to the harm of death of a patient, the usual routes for claiming compensation are closed.
  • “Confirmatory medical certificate not required for cremations. So the state can go ahead with a cremation without the usual checks and balances (potentially to cover for mistakes made in their care).
  • The removal of the need for an inquest for suspicious deaths by making coronavirus NOT a notifiable disease.
  • “Temporary modifications” to the process of registering deaths and still-births (potentially further muddying an already murky data collection process).
  • “Temporary disapplication of disclosure offences” in Scotland, which means that it is no longer illegal for “banned individuals' to engage in “regulated work”.
  • A change of people administering vaccinations from “medical professional” to “person”. Hopefully not a banned individual, though…
  • The power to postpone elections. Very ominous.

Others who have read deeper, with a more legal eye, have seen even more frightening powers contained therein, such as detaining individuals for non-compliance; forced vaccinations and other treatments that now requires sign-off from only ONE medical officer, as opposed to two; and a lowering of the criteria for detention under the Mental Health Act.

All this is with us now for two and a half years, reviewed in Parliament every six months.

Booster Shots

Authorities claim the need to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to ensure continual efficacy for some or all vaccine recipients. That claim is hotly debated.

USA - COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Timeline

  • Eligibility
  • January 6, 2022: Boosters available for all 12+; additional doses for
  • certain immunocompromised children; booster interval (5 months)
  • • DOH expanded booster dose eligibility to include everyone 12 and older. Youth ages 12 to 17
  • should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after
  • completing their primary vaccination series.
  • • The amended EUAs also allows for a third primary series dose of Pfizer for
  • immunocompromised children, 5-17 years old. Moderately to severely immunocompromised
  • children ages 5-11 years are recommended to receive an additional primary dose of Pfizer
  • vaccine to ensure optimal protection.
  • • Adults ages 18 and older are eligible for a booster five months after completing a primary
  • series of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
  • December 17, 2021: Vaccine preference
  • • The CDC and DOH recommend that individuals 18+ choose to receive an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-
  • BioNTech or Moderna) instead of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine.
  • November 20, 2021: Boosters available for all 18+
  • August 14, 2021: Immunocompromised individuals
  • • A third dose (in the primary series) of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is
  • recommended for certain immunocompromised individuals.
  • o The third dose is not considered a booster, rather an additional dose for individuals who
  • did not adequately develop immunities with the initial two-dose series. A full list of
  • conditions is available on the CDC’s website.
  • o A third dose for immunocompromised is only recommended for those who received an
  • mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).
  • May 12, 2021: Pfizer vaccine for adolescents 12+
  • • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for those 12–17 years old.
  • April 15, 2021: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for age 16+.
  • • The Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for age 18+.
  • March 31, 2021: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o Anyone 16 or older with two or more underlying conditions
  • o Anyone 60 and older
  • o People/staff/volunteers in other congregate settings (such as group homes for people
  • living with disabilities and shelters/service centers for people experiencing
  • homelessness)
  • o Other at-risk critical workers in certain congregate settings (such as restaurants/food
  • services, manufacturing, and construction)
  • March 17, 2021: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o High risk critical workers in congregate settings (agriculture, fishing vessel crews, food
  • processing, grocery stores, prisons/jails/detention centers, public transit)
  • o Remaining first responders
  • o Anyone 16 or older and pregnant
  • o Anyone 16 or older with a disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19
  • illness
  • March 2, 2021: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o Pre-K and K-12 educators and staff
  • o Child care staff
  • January 18, 2021: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o Anyone 65 or older
  • o Anyone 50 or older in a multi-generational household
  • December 31, 2020: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o All workers at risk in health care settings
  • December 14, 2020: Vaccine eligibility update
  • • The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended to:
  • o High-risk workers in health care settings and high-risk first responders
  • o Residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-
  • based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are
  • receiving care, supervision, or assistance
  • Restrictions
  • December 2, 2021: International air travel restriction
  • • Restrictions on international airline crew members and travelers two years or older regardless
  • of vaccination status to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test no more than one day before
  • travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.
  • November 15, 2021: Proof of vaccination, negative test update
  • • Everyone aged 12+ at outdoor events or preregistered assembly of 10,000 or more individuals
  • or 1,000 or more individuals at an indoor venue must show negative COVID-19 test or proof of
  • vaccination.
  • October 25, 2021: Proof of vaccination, negative test
  • • City of Seattle and King County: Ages 12+ at outdoor events of 500 or more people, indoor
  • recreational events or establishments, restaurants, and bars must show negative COVID-19 test
  • or proof of vaccination.
  • October 18, 2021: Vaccination requirement
  • • Proclamation “21-14.3 COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT” ordered COVID-19 vaccination
  • for firefighters, county and municipal jail staff performing medical functions; licensed health
  • care providers; employees and contractors of covered entities; federal and state employees,
  • contractors and agencies performing health care services; employees of medical facilities, higher education student workers, and public, private and charter school employees in higher
  • education institutions, K-12 educators, school staff, early learning coaches, bus drivers, school volunteers, and others working in school facilities. 1)

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