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In an effort to completely destroy what is left of the economy, the Canadian Government will begin requiring proof of vaccination for all truckers starting January 15.
Government opposition and Industry leaders warn that the mandate will sideline thousands of workers in an industry already suffering from driver shortages.
"There are serious consequences to the supply chain if this policy remains in place," said MP Melissa Lantsman, the Conservatives' transport critic.
Global supply chains have been under immense strain throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in widespread shipping delays and shortages of certain products throughout North America.
The loss of more drivers as a result of this mandate threatens the movement of essential supplies, like food and construction materials, and make it hard for small businesses to deliver their products to customers.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Canadian Chamber of Commerce have all requested the federal government to either eliminate or postpone the mandate. As usual there has been no response to their concerns.
The CTA estimates that about 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian truckers, which is roughly between 12,000 and 22,000 workers that will be forced off the job in addition to the 20,000 drivers lost in the spring of 2021
President of the CTA, Stephen Laskowski, said further losses would disproportionately harm smaller companies that don't have the money or ability to secure trucking services in a market with fewer drivers available and estimates that about 70 per cent of the $650 billion U.S.-Canada trade moves by truck.
Truckers who are not vaccinated will not be permitted to cross the border into or out of Canada starting January 15.
President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Perrin Beatty, said the disruption caused by the mandate eventually will be obvious across the country.
"We'll be seeing shortages of goods in stores," said Beatty.
This should be of great concern for business that relies on supplies of goods to operate, especially restaurants and grocery stores who require constant resupplies.
It should also be a concern for any business that exports goods by truck to the US
With growing evidence that vaccinated individuals have the same risk of catching and spreading Covid, the Canadian government is proving they plan to ignore relevant data and add hurdles to an already stumbling economy.
The government released new rules for driving restrictions beginning next week.
As of December 20 and until January 15, the new vehicle restriction will take effect at midnight and will last until 5:00 am.
During this week and on the weekend, the restriction will remain at 11:00 pm.
As a bonus December 25th and January 1st you can be driving after midnight as the restrictions are removed for those days. We assume this means from 12:01 am Dec 25th until 12 midnight and the same for New Years Day.
Apparently the virus will not affect you during those days. Good news in any case. Daytime restrictions remain in place in Central San Jose.
Establishments with a health permit for the operation of business may operate from Monday to Sunday between 5:00 am and 12:00 am, beginning December20th, in accordance with the vehicle restriction. The reality is that people may not be driving after midnight so they cannot be in a bar or restaurant until midnight unless they are walking. Still an improvement ad long awaited change.
Many businesses were hoping for the complete removal of driving restrictions since cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica have been down for 3 days now and there have been no deaths associated with the virus.
Also announced that public buses may be able to operate at 100% capacity beginning in January.
It appears the Health Ministry believes people are safer on buses than in Church or in your car after midnight. Hopefully it is an indication that other restrictions will soon be removed.
The Government of Costa Rica announced that businesses and events or activities that involve large groups, who voluntarily request the COVID-19 vaccination QR code from customers, will be able to expand their capacity. This has now been extended until February 7th.
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Expert Testimony provided by Dr. Christina Parks, Ph.D, to the Michigan House of Representatives in hearing on HB 4471. This is an unedited screen recording.
I am a mother of a healthy-asymptotic child, that is barely 12 years old in the 7th grade, that was placed on a “list” by the health department for mandatory quarantine of the religious exempt or “unvaccinated” in which the Health Department is monetized, mistreated like he was in trouble, isolated in an in-school suspension style “covid room” or “quarantine room” in his middle school, removed/banned from school without a plan, without curriculum, and without access to school work (with incomplete school work given to me, follow repeat requests for it, on a Sunday or one day prior to his allowed return to public school) for 8 full days, vaccination status asked (despite his religious exemption), told to go get my child vaccinated and or provide proof of vaccination/vaccine passport in order for him to “return to normal” and “return to the classroom”, forced to quarantine based on alleged contact with COVID without proof or details, medical information withheld for this quarantine, and online bullying and harassment of family as a result of it all. This appears to be a politically driven agenda to spite Florida Governor, DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Surgeon General, the Florida Legislature (recently passed Parental Bill of Rights), and the parental rights of the parents of Florida. See The Epoch Times news article on my story and that of many other Flagler County families:
Children in Flagler County Schools are being bullied, treated like criminals, discriminated against, isolated and treated as two classes of students all over vaccination status/passports… the agenda of it all is to apply coercion to their parents to vaccinate them. This is not ok!
Watch to understand why this testimony matters. This is NOT an anti-vaccination video. This is an expert testifying to the Michigan House of Representatives on why the vaccination is not effective for Delta Variant, the predominant variant.
Furthermore, there is no need for Flagler County Schools to quarantine the unvaccinated where they refuse to quarantine the vaccinated as both carry the same viral load. This is a “leaky” vaccine. There are “perfect” and “leaky” vaccines. “Leaky” vaccines reduce severity of symptoms in those infected and prevent death in particular variants but these vaccines DO NOT PROTECT OTHERS FROM TRANSMISSION!
Even with a vaccine intended for this variant, many kids are unable to get vaccinated in elementary and middle schools based on the age minimum and some even due to underlying health reasons or religious beliefs. This virus mutates like the flu in that it infects both humans and animals so this vaccine would equate to the flu shot in reality.
It actually can lead to increased shedding in some cases as seen with the chicken vaccine - see article: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/tthis-chicken-vaccine-makes-virus-dangerous.
This policy of having no testing or quarantine policy for the vaccinated children exposed to COVID while mandatory for the unvaccinated or presumed by Religious Exemption unvaccinated needs to end. This does not align to science and is not based on reason. The school board needs to take back its elected duty from the health department bureaucracy.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has outlined their objectives in the establishment of a Vaccine Passport System to be established and governed by the World Health Organization (WHO).