Dear [employer name],
I am writing to you in reference to recent multiple press reports concerning the possibility of "vaccine passports" - that is to say, certification of Covid vaccination status, on which certain liberties - such as retaining employment or returning to the workplace - may become dependent.
While many government ministers, including the Prime Minister himself, have stated that "vaccine passports" will not be required for everyday, domestic activities, and are being posited for international travel only (1), I remain concerned, since there have been a number of abrupt volte-faces on pandemic policies since the coronavirus situation began.
Therefore, I would like to preempt any possible turnarounds by the Government in advance, by making my position on Covid vaccinations clear now.
In line with the Nuremberg Code (2) and UNESCO's universal declaration on bioethics and human rights (3), it is imperative that all medical processes have the informed, voluntary consent of the human subject.
Having researched Covid vaccinations at length, I do not consent to receiving them, therefore, were I obligated to receive one in order to retain my employment, this would be in breach of multiple treaties on human rights and medical ethics, including the strict guidelines of informed consent that govern the UK's National Health Service (4).
Vaccines, like all medical products, come with a degree of risk. Therefore, potential recipients must never be placed under any duress to receive them. Where there is risk, there must be choice, and it is up to every individual to assess the risks for themselves and make what they feel is the right decision for them.
My extensive investigations into the various Covid vaccines have led me to the conclusion that the potential risks to me from these vaccinations outweigh any potential benefits.
In the first instance, the development of these vaccines has been dramatically accelerated, far beyond the usual timeframe for developing a vaccine, which is years or decades. The Covid vaccines have been developed in a matter of months, meaning, by definition, there is no data on long-term safety. We may find in years to come that these vaccines cause severe and life-changing effects, far outweighing any side effects from Covid, which is an asymptomatic or mild illness for most. The UK Government is certainly anticipating the Covid vaccinations will cause a range of severe impairments, and has structured a compensation programme accordingly (5).
In addition, several of these interventions should not properly be referred to as vaccines at all, since the Pfizer and Moderna injections do not purport to prevent the contraction or transmission of any disease. Rather, what they are is mRNA gene therapies (a treatment, rather than a preventative), and, as these technologies are so new and as their development so accelerated, they are experimental gene therapies. Please note these products have not been approved for use in the general population, and have a licence for emergency use only (6).
Further, a number of eminent authorities in vaccine science have issued stark warnings against "fast-tracked" coronavirus vaccines, including Dr. Peter Hotez, who said:
“I understand the importance of accelerating timelines for vaccines in general, but from everything I know, this is not the vaccine to be doing it with."
Hotez worked on development of a vaccine for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the coronavirus behind a major 2003 outbreak, and found that some vaccinated animals developed more severe disease compared with unvaccinated animals when they were exposed to the virus.
“There is a risk of immune enhancement,” said Hotez (7).
What this means is that coronavirus vaccines can greatly exaggerate the effects of the virus in vaccinated individuals once they come into contact with the wild virus. This syndrome, known as vaccine enhancement or immune enhancement, can be deadly.
The culmination of the above factors means that I do not wish to receive any Covid vaccinations, and I would greatly appreciate your formal acknowledgement in writing that my employment status with [company name[ will not, now or in the future, become dependent on my vaccination status.
Thank you for your time.