Denmark Citizens Refuse Law Mandating Forced COVID-19 Vaccine

Denmark Citizens Refuse Law Mandating Forced COVID-19 Vaccine
Police patrol the well-known amusement street Jomfru Ane Gade in Aalborg, Denmark on Sept. 19, 2020, as restaurants and bars have to close at 10 p.m. to help curb the rising COVID-19 cases. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)
Meiling Lee

With a COVID-19 vaccine possibly rolling out to the public by December or early next year, some governments are pushing for a mandatory vaccine program, as in Denmark where it was met with protests.

The national government in Denmark had to abandon a new law that would require a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine after Danish citizens took to the streets to protest by banging on pots and pans against an updated Epidemic Act (pdf) that gave the government an unprecedented amount of power to implement rules and extreme measures to fight against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic.
The new Epidemic Act would replace the temporary amended law (pdf) that was unanimously and quickly passed back on March 12 in response to the pandemic. At that time, one of the major revisions made involved transferring all the authority from the five regional Epidemic Commissions around the country to the Danish Minister of Health to allow for a quicker response to COVID-19.
But this gave a lot of power to the minister of health who is able to “access a person’s home with the police assistance without prior court order,” and “use police assistance to isolate, examine or treat a person who is infected or believed to be infected with one of the communicable diseases listed in the appendix to the Act,” according to a blog by Janne Rothmar Herrmann a professor of the University of Copenhagen.
The minister of health through a Ministerial Order was also able to limit the gathering of more than 10 people at indoor or outdoor public spaces except for “political meetings/protests, supermarkets, and places of work, etc.”

The new Act would continue keeping the centralized powers with the Danish Minister of Health that was passed in March, with the addition of allowing forced COVID-19 vaccinations as the Danish Health Authority can define “who must be vaccinated to contain and eliminate a dangerous disease.” Compliance with these orders can be achieved with police assistance.

Both the Danish Medical Association and the Danish College of General Practitioners spoke out against the new law saying “mandatory vaccination should be an ‘absolute last resort’” and that it gave too much power to the government, particularly the minister of health, over people’s healthcare, according to The Local.
The nine consecutive days of protest to the new law—broke away from the high level of trust Nordic countries are known to have with their government—resulted in the Danish government scrapping the law.
As the protest was just beginning in Denmark, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) approved a resolution (pdf) on Nov. 7, asking the state to consider making a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all New Yorkers except those medically exempted “once a scientific consensus emerges that it is safe, effective, and necessary,” but only after voluntary vaccinations failed to illicit a sufficient level of herd immunity to keep the public safe.

In addition, the bar association is requesting that “older persons and persons with disabilities who are incarcerated or living with advance illness who do not pose a danger to the community” to be released.

According to the organization’s news release, the public health authorities would decide whether to make vaccines mandatory and who it should apply to, which is normally up to the state legislature to enact a law approving the mandate.

New York has over 600,000 COVID-19 cases and the highest death rate in the United States at 34,058 as of Nov. 18.

TicketMaster, in hopes of helping people "stay safe" at future performances, announced on Nov. 11 that it was developing tools to allow event organizers to verify COVID-19 vaccine status, a test result, or other approved vetting methods before tickets can be purchased online.
In Israel, the Health Minister is considering a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine law to address a percentage of Israelis unwilling to vaccinate, although the country has one of the highest immunization rates, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Vaccine Mandatory Concerns

 A picture of a syringe and a bottle reading "Vaccine COVID-19" next to the Moderna biotech company logo on Nov. 18, 2020. The CEO of Moderna warned European countries on November 17 that dragging out negotiations to purchase its new Covid-19 vaccine will slow down deliveries, as other nations that have signed deals will get priority. (Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture of a syringe and a bottle reading "Vaccine COVID-19" next to the Moderna biotech company logo on Nov. 18, 2020. The CEO of Moderna warned European countries on November 17 that dragging out negotiations to purchase its new Covid-19 vaccine will slow down deliveries, as other nations that have signed deals will get priority. (Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images)

With claims of their trials being over 90 percent effective against the CCP virus by Moderna and Pfizer, and after an emergency authorization usage is granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Association’s (FDA) for the public, it will be a matter of time before more states and businesses may mandate Americans to get a vaccine.

“With polls showing that about half of Americans either do not want to get a new COVID-19 vaccine or have reservations about getting vaccinated, there will be those who want societal sanctions to be levied against those who refuse to take it,” Barbara Loe Fisher, Co-Founder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center, told The Epoch Times in an email.

Fisher is one of the original group of parents who worked with Congress on the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which has been amended so much that it no longer serves its original purpose: to allow parents of vaccine-injured children to easily file a claim for compensation as an alternative to the civil courts.

Instead, the vaccine injury act now mainly protects manufacturers of mandated vaccines from lawsuits, especially after the Supreme Court declared that vaccines were “unavoidably unsafe” in a 2011 decision (pdf).

Fisher says the “public-private business partnerships” between the governments and pharmaceuticals for more than 35 years has been a “powerful lobby for forced vaccination” in the United States and around the world.

“That lobby has been putting pressure on U.S. lawmakers to mandate all federally recommended vaccines and eliminate informed consent protections in public health laws,” Fisher says.

Every state has a mandatory vaccine schedule for students to attend school, with around 50 vaccine doses given from birth to 18 years old according to Kids Health. People working in the healthcare industry are also mandated to take flu vaccines annually.

“The draconian COVID-19 vaccination law enacted in Denmark last spring that threatened to imprison people for refusing to comply is a warning of what could happen here. Americans must rise up and resist this kind of tyranny in great numbers like the people of Denmark have done this week,” Fisher says.