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 Spain To Share Vaccination Refusal Registry With EU

(Worthy News) – Spain’s government has warned citizens that it will set up a registry of people who refuse to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus and share it with other European Union member states.

The move by Spain comes amid a broader debate in the EU on limiting the rights of those refusing vaccinations due to declining support for the jabs across Europe.

In Spain, the proportion of Spaniards unwilling to take a COVID 19 vaccine plunged to 28 percent in December from 47 percent last month, according to polls.

The survey by the state-funded CIS research institute found 40.5 percent of respondents are willing to have the jab, while 16.2 percent would do so if it is shown to be “reliable.”

Similar opposition to COVID-19 jabs has been reported in other EU member states where people raise doubts about their ingredients and the speed in which vaccines were developed.

Confirmed reports of people suffering side effects such as allergic reactions and dizziness haven’t helped raise enthusiasm for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and other vaccines.


Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa made clear that the registry of people refusing the vaccine would not be made public. But it was unclear what authorities would have access to the widely shared registry.

Illa told La Sexta television that vaccination against the virus — which as in most EU nations began in Spain over the weekend — would not be mandatory, yet. “What will be done is a registry, which will be shared with our European partners… of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it,” he said.

“It is not a document which will be made public, and it will be done with the utmost respect for data protection,” he stressed.

The minister claimed that employers or members of the general public would not have access to it, but the list was expected to raise questions among rights advocates. Spain saw one of Europe’s harshest lockdowns this year. Yet, it remained one of Europe’s worst-hit countries by the pandemic, with the virus death toll passing the 50,000 mark on Monday, according to the health ministry.

Altogether, the EU’s 27 nations have recorded at least 16 million coronavirus infections and more than 336,000 related deaths on a population of roughly 450 million people.


SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2020/12/30 9:21Profile

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 Re: Spain To Share Vaccination Refusal Registry With EU

Seeing that Western nations are taking many of the same steps established by the EU, UK and WHO this is alarming. Ontario, Canada health minister said she agrees they cannot force people to take the vaccine, but there will be a registry card and proof of vaccination. Those who refuse vaccination could be denied certain freedoms of access and mobility.

Matthew 16:1–4

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. (ESV)

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