Newly elected President Rodrigo Chaves has declared that :“The people of Costa Rica are not cattle to be beaten with a piece of wood to get them vaccinated.”
In a historic press conference Chaves announced he would eliminate the country’s vaccination requirement.
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Speaking alongside his health minister, Joselyn Chacón, Chaves said that not only are the vaccines no longer mandatory; any action taken against anyone who does not want to get vaccinated will be in violation of the law. Chaves also called for unvaccinated workers who had lost their jobs to be reinstated and announced the launch of an investigation into the vaccine contracts the previous government signed with Pfizer-BioNTech.
Chacón also claimed: “We could end up in jail” if we disclose details of the former government’s contract with Pfizer“
Rair Foundarion reports: Until a few days ago, Costa Rica was one of the few countries where the Covid vaccination was mandatory. As of August 3, that has ended. The brutal Covid policy drove a wedge through Costa Rican society. Countless people have been fired or suspended for refusing to take experimental mRNA treatment.
The Newly elected President addressed the press together with Health Minister Josely Chacón. A typical left-wing “anti-vaccination” smear campaign had been launched against the two by both political opponents and the press. Because they have long been opponents of compulsory vaccination. However, last week, Chaves checkmated the media and his opponents.
In the press conference, the leaders explained that the National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE) violated the law and that commission members illegally occupied their positions, thus making all of their pronouncements illegal. The President then urged: “Costa Rica’s people are not cattle that you beat with a piece of wood and force to get vaccinated.
Vaccine and Mask Mandates Abolished
“As of today, vaccinations are no longer mandatory,” Chaves said at the press conference, “any action taken against someone who does not wish to be vaccinated is an action against the law.” Applause followed. He wanted to abolish compulsory vaccination earlier, but the Commission had refused. So just four days after taking office, Chaves signed two decrees. One should abolish the obligation to vaccinate, and the other should end the obligation to wear a mask.
He also stressed in the press conference that neither the World Health Organization nor the Pan American Health Organization recommends mandating Covid vaccinations. On the contrary, both organizations favor citizens receiving the injections voluntarily. Nevertheless, Costa Rica acted very differently.
Chaves has been President of Costa Rica since May 8. Three months after taking office, his administration and supporters are celebrating his success. He reiterated that he was “not anti-vaccination.” His government would even recommend vaccination; however, citizens could choose whether they wanted to receive the injections. He stressed, “The people of Costa Rica are not cattle to be beaten with a piece of wood to get them vaccinated.”
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