Editorials
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17 Sep 2021
6:01 am

Health of society is above human rights

Editorials

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said no-one will be forced to take the vaccine, which has been seized upon by the hesitant.

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The government and the private sector look like they are going to hit a roadblock – in the form of our constitution’s guarantees of basic human rights – as they debate, or actually implement, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. President Cyril Ramaphosa has said no-one will be forced to take the vaccine, which has been seized upon by the hesitant and the more rabid anti-vaxx clique as confirmation that their constitutional rights are paramount. Those rights include those of bodily integrity and that they will not be used in medical experimentation. Those driving the anti-vaccine narrative have jumped on these...