CACPE Issues Public Notice to CIG Over CV-19 Vax Concerns

Article by Christopher
(Reformatted at 6:46pm, 26/08/21)
On 11th August 2021 the Christian Association issued a formal notice to the Cayman Islands Government, as well as to private sector employers: “Citizens’ Rights To Choose To Be Vaccinated for SARS-CoV-2” and notified that it was seeking advice on, among other things, the issue of proper and full consent to vaccinations in accord with the full observance internationally-established medical and legal protocols.
The Christian Association recognizes the importance of public health and safety, and the desire to protect the population by taking all reasonable steps to do so during a pandemic, but it also recognizes the rights of the individual to accept or to refuse any medical treatment or to be a part of any medical experimentation.
The Association is particularly concerned about significant areas where these protocols may have not been properly recognized, effectively resulting in a state of varying levels of coercion (the opposite to consent) affecting the level of the injection recipients’ practical ability to make free and unfettered choices. Coercion can be effective based on, among other things, the recipients’ economic, social and legal status. Work permit holders often have very little voice because of their insecure position and have become the target of a direct and obvious kind of coercion, namely, the Government’s announcement of its intent to not grant permit renewals if work permit holders do not receive the vaccine.
But, one of the most important protocols before true consent to any kind of medical treatment can be considered to have been given is the proper and full dissemination of all relevant information, which should include some kind of factual reference to known side effects.
Kattina Anglin, one of the Christian Association founders and Public Relations Officer, said, “The government has made it clear that the side effects data they have been collecting will not be released to the public any time soon”, in reference to the Radio Cayman’s Talk Today interview of 29th July 2021. Incredibly, this information is a part of what is necessary for patients to make decisions based on informed consent.
The Association believes that the deliberate withholding of this vital information amid the Government’s rush to produces pro-vaccination propaganda amounts to grounds for a legal challenge as to the legitimacy and integrity of the vaccination consent.
“The Nuremberg Code requires that whenever a human being is asked to receive a medical treatment or participate in medical experimentation, ‘The Code states that ‘The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential’.”, Ms. Anglin said. “Coercion, whether in the form of a reward system such as seen in the recent private lotteries for $100K, pieces of land, airline tickets, or in a more pressured approach such as threats to employment, of bullying and withholding pay raises or bonuses are all a violation of the Code, which applies here in the Cayman Islands in addition to Article 7 of the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights”

Parallel to the issue of withholding information on side effects the Christian Association also cites the CIG’s failure to properly promote any alternative treatment, particularly other regulated products that are proven effective for the prevention, treatment and cure which are proven effective globally.

From a biblical perspective Bible places much emphasis in both the Old and the New Testaments on looking after vulnerable people. Christians are also instructed to “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Relieve the oppressed. Seek justice for the fatherless. Plead for the widow” (Is. 1:17). There are also several passages which deal specifically with treating the “wanderer,” and “sojourner,” with the same kindness and respect and justice they would use to treat those who are established in the land.

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God,” (Leviticus 19:34), and, “’Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.’” (Deuteronomy 27:19)

The Christian Association feels that these passages can be directly applied to the situation of work permit holders, whose security in Cayman is precarious, since they are away from their own social support networks and in an unfamiliar country. They are effectively treated as outsiders with no real rights, since their tenure here depends entirely on whether or not they continue to please their employer, even in the face of unreasonable demands.

“From one enters the country, the Cayman Islands Bill of Rights covers them,” Ms. Anglin said. “That means you cannot treat a work permit holder more unfavourably than you would another worker in the same environment doing the same job without justification. We brought them here to do the janitorial, domestic and caregiving jobs that we as Caymanians don’t want to fill; they are the hedge fund managers, lawyers, IT specialists, doctors, the very people we were dependent on to build and maintain our financial services and keep us in the position of “top ten financial centre”, but yet we want to take away their right to choose their course of medical treatment, prevention or to be in a medical experiment simply on the basis that they hold a work permit. This isn’t how we should treat fellow human beings in our country, while saying at the same time that we are unselfish and have “Cayman Kind”.”

The Christian Association is preparing to support action that may be required for the enforcement of proper patient protection here in the Cayman Islands for Caymanians, Permanent Residents and Expatriates alike. It is therefore pressing ahead by obtaining advice on the legality of mandatory vaccinations, as well as the rights of patients and citizens to choose to be vaccinated. The Association is exploring the potential for lack of informed consent in previously vaccinated persons and its legal implications, as well as the legality of demands by employers for vaccination of employees.

Continuing to speak on behalf of the Association, Ms Anglin stated that withholding rights and justice from certain vulnerable segments of the population is the first step on a very dark path, and that it is important to learn from the atrocities carried out on certain sections of the German population by the NAZIs during World War 2 who were deemed to have no rights by a systematic and unchallenged process of dehumanization.

We believe the Cayman Islands can and should shine as a beacon of fairness and justice and hope throughout the region and the world rather than begin to follow the path worn by evil regimes of the past.
There is now a local secured, independent, self-reporting site, which collects reports of side effects from the COVID19 vaccine locally. There is also a local website Vaccine Choice Cayman that offers information on side effects and other reports from reputable sources which the CIG apparently also relies on and hosts a secured petition for the public to sign on the issue.


One Response to “CACPE Issues Public Notice to CIG Over CV-19 Vax Concerns”

  1. Bishop Nicholas Sykes says:

    I am grateful to the Christian Association and am happy to offer my support for this effort.
    My considered view after considerable study is that the researched and effective prophylactic and treatment methods that are now obtainable should be made fully available to our population for a swift and effective exit from the bonds of covid-19.

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