MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. COVID-19 vaccination passports are a way to control the movement of people, the introduction of such documents will entail social inequality, says the head physician of the Leader of Medicine medical center, infectious disease doctor Yevgeny Timakov.
Earlier, the head of the European Commission of the EC, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the EC plans to submit a draft law on an electronic vaccination passport in March, which will allow recording vaccinations, test results for COVID-19 or the fact of the transferred coronavirus. In turn, the WHO representative in Russia Melita Vujnovich said that the World Health Organization does not yet recommend countries to introduce vaccination passports against COVID-19.
“COVID passports are a definition of people as socially equal and unequal. It turns out that some can enjoy privileges, while others cannot. And if I cannot get vaccinated, and if I don’t want to vaccinate for reasons of conviction? voluntariness of vaccinations “, – Timakov told RIA Novosti.
The infectious disease specialist recalled earlier studies that revealed massive cases of re-infection with the virus after vaccination, noting that even the Pfizer vaccine, which is widely used in Europe, “does not save you from lethality.” “And if it does not save you from lethality and serious complications, is there any point in introducing these passports? This is coercion, social inequality and compulsory control over the movement of the population,” the doctor concluded.