My answer is no.
Albas says Prime Minister Trudeau “reversed his stance against vaccine passports and used them as an issue in the pandemic election last year.”
This is just a manipulation of the Conservative Party, designed to please those who are anti-vaxxers and libertarians.
Even though provinces and territories have reduced or eliminated some restrictions, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away. Last week, Canada reached a grim milestone: the total number of COVID-related deaths in Canada is over 40,000.
Albas: “While the government continues to insist that it ‘follows the science,’ it has shown no such documentation to support the continued enforcement of this policy of exclusion.'”
Scientific data continues to show that being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask provides additional layers of protection against COVID-19.
A fully vaccinated person can still get COVID-19. But as Dr. Lisa Miller (professor of epidemiology and associate dean for public health practice at the Colorado School of Public Health) wrote in February: “The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that hospitalization rates are 16 times higher in unvaccinated adults compared to fully vaccinated adults, and death rates are 14 times higher.”
Miller added, “What’s the takeaway from all of this? More importantly, vaccination significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization and death many times over.”
Since Albas seems so keen to see the vaccination requirement for train and plane travel removed, I have two questions for him:
“M. Albas: You acknowledge being fully vaccinated.
“1. If the vaccination requirement were lifted tomorrow, how comfortable would you feel (on a scale of 0 to 10) traveling by plane with a full load of passengers, if you were the only one vaccinated ?
“2. If the mask requirement was also eliminated, would you still wear one? Why or why not?”