Bug Nation: Switzerland Votes Two to One to Keep a Ban on Uninjected Society
But two rural cantons vote against despite it coming bundled with a bribe
Editor’s note: Vaccine passports are deemed as banning the untagged from society, but that doesn’t sufficiently describe what they actually represent. You could ban the uninjected from the injected society and the result would be that the uninjected would create their own far cooler society with uninjected catering to other uninjected. The vax pass bans this.
Only the tagged may carry out certain exchanges between themselves, but the same type of interaction between uninjected parties is banned leaving them as atomized individuals. It is now impossible in many localities for an unvaccinated person to donate a kidney to a fellow unvaccinee.
Switzerland has given vaccine passports the green light after a referendum on public events.
Swiss voters approved a policy which is already in place by a clear margin, with final results showing 62% voting in favour.
It means people who want to attend large gathering will have to prove that they have either been vaccinated against Covid-19, have recently tested negative or recovered from the virus.
Turnout on Sunday was 65.7% – an unusually high figure in a country that holds referendums several times a year and offers a relatively rare insight into public opinion on the controversial issue. [So 40% voted for, 24% voted against and 34% didn’t take part.]
Of the country’s 26 states, only two — Schwyz and Appenzell Innerrhoden, both conservative rural regions in eastern Switzerland — voted against the legislation.
Josef Ender, a spokesman for one of the groups that opposed it, told SRF public radio ‘it was important that the Swiss population could form an opinion on the tightening of the Covid law.’
He maintained that the legislation violates parts of the country’s constitution.
But voters backed the country’s ‘Covid-19 law’ en masse – in a move which has unlocked billions of Swiss francs in aid for workers and businesses hit by the pandemic. [Ie the vax pass comes bundled with a bribe.]
It comes as Switzerland, like many other European nations, battles a surge in cases.
The Swiss federal government has so far not responded with new restrictions.
But experts suggested ministers were anxious not to stir up more opposition to coronavirus policies before Sunday’s vote – and said the government could not ratchet up its anti-Covid efforts.
Rejection of the legislation would have ended the use of Covid passports, as well as the additional funding.
And in a country where referendums take place every few months in a climate of civility and measured debate, the soaring tensions around the vote shocked many.
Police have upped security around several politicians who have faced a flood of insults and even death threats.
Overall, Switzerland – a country of less than 9 million people – has confirmed less than 1 million cases and around 11,500 deaths.