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Protest against vaccine passports held in Toronto today

Protest against vaccine passports held in Toronto today

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GrumpyCanadiens

Wow that’s a lot of people


Elman103

A lot of people with no masks that are going to work on Monday. Fuck this timeline.


washago_on705

Also voting Monday.


nostalia-nse7

Only if they wear a mask while doing so.


SecretlyLyingToYou

I bet a good chunk of them go without masks and get turned away, then post their resistance videos on Youtube so the whole world can see their stupidity.


Habib_Zozad

And I bet many don't live in Toronto.


GeekChick85

-refuse masks -refuse social distancing -refuse lockdowns -refuse vaccine -refuse vaccine passports They refuse to do anything to help the situation. The worst of humankind.


shazzacanuk

I bet they won't be refusing the free medical care that they'll be needing in about a week or two.


londoner4life

I think if any of these people need to get medical care for covid , they should have to pay the bill out of their own pocket. I believe it’s $23,000 .


Bright-Fisherman9737

ICU is that per day.


The-Hater-Baconator

You mean the same free public health structure that was considered a violation of human rights? Yeah they’ll probably go private


bluecar92

Yup, Too many people whining about "division". They want to claim that this is a fight against government infringing on their rights. But they are doing absolutely nothing to contribute to solving the crisis we are in. I have nothing but contempt for these people. How we behave and react to a crisis says a lot about a person and their values. I feel the same way towards anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers as I would feel about someone pushing kids out of the way to get to the lifeboat first.


Overnoww

These people also like to act like the people who believe in these lockdowns and in vaccinations are sheep who will just go along with anything as the government inevitably strips away our rights or whatever. Every single person I consider myself close to understands the need for lockdowns and is double vaccinated we would all love to go back to normal. The government is not what is preventing that from happening, it's the anti-vax idiots and the fourth wave almost exclusively made up of the unvaccinated many of whom have chosen to be unvaccinated and a poor few who tragically are truly unable to be vaccinated. Think about all the things that killed people in the past that aren't even a concern because of vaccines. But sure, your YouTuber or podcaster or whatever person you get your "insider" info from who is literally profiting off of being that personality, would lose all of their fanbase and income if they admitted COVID was serious and vaccines work, and has no true liability since all they are doing is "providing entertainment" and if their information contributes to a death they suddenly claim to be an "entertainment personality" and say that "it is on the viewer to do their own research". Yeah that person is definitely the one telling you the truth and not the thousands of doctors and nurses who get the by lying about COVID get the bonus of.... not seeing hugging their children for months? Having basically a permanent increase in the load being put on their hospitals because we all know more work with the same or less resources is great for our mental health? Oh yeah I'm sure the government is lying to you because we live in a country where taxpayer money goes to helping the sick so they are definitely supporting a vaccine that doesn't work or makes you sicker that they are also spending money on. Give me a break.


Terrh

Ok. I think this is the government infringing. I do not like the idea of this at all. I say this as someone who is double vaccinated, pro-mask and really hopes everyone that can get the shot gets it. You can be both pro vaccine and anti vaccine passport.


CDN08GUY

You’re exactly right. And all add this in. Most of these people aren’t the crazy conspiracy ones, most of them are “normal” people but they are also people who’s life has always been about them. They are the ones who never add to a conversation but only talk about themselves. The ones who’s problems are always more important than others. The ones who will gladly do what they want to do with friends, but the first ones to whine when it isn’t their idea etc. We’ve all met and probably had friends like this. Add in the pandemic and when the only things that came to matter were doing things for other people, these people quickly became the bitter opposition to it all. Add in 18 months and you get where we are. Edit: to the couple idiots who think I don’t understand they are protesting for all of our freedoms. Yeah….I’m sure that’s exactly what they are thinking about while the block access to hospitals. Fuck off with your self-righteous bullshit, you’re crying a river for yourself and no one else.


CharvelDK24

This pandemic has really shown me who the narcissists are with the people I loosely know.


DJEB

This is why I’ve started saying that we are in a post-society world. F*** you, I’m eating.


XABoyd

Something also tells me they don’t wash their hands after a friendly visit to the public facilities.


goddardYYZ

According to many studies, that's most people.


reload88

What really?!?! Man I work in construction and I feel like I gotta wash my hands even using those plastic shitter boxes


urinalchunder

I don't understand how folks can smoke in those things. I can barely finish a sandwich.


Sniffs_Markers

I feel the need to wash my hands just LOOKING at a port-a-potty.


T8ertotsandchocolate

I saw one sign that said "There is NO Covid!". So I guess they're safe. /s


disfunctionaltyper

Tiny fraction of them are for vaccines, they just want a passport for this virus or any other down the line, some of them work in services and can't be bothered to check v-passports... some are scared of the data.... some are scared it's will only be the start... It's not as simple as anti-vacc = anti-v'passport but usually is I'm for pro vaccination+passports but it's never black or white.


TheThirdScott

But horse dewormer? Sign them up!


logicreasonevidence

And they will be crying at the hospital to let them have a bed in a week. Absolute assholes. Actually it's handy to have them all in one place. Round them up and take their names. They are what is causing this to drag on.


scraggledog

Lol that’s a long list. Most here are just against the passport for the most part. Anti-lockdown can also mean many things. There’s a good way and a bad way to do it. Ontario did so many things wrong. Small business owners got decimated during the pandemic with almost no help while big Corp got to stay open and make record profits. Do you see where I’m going?….


Jus275_TV

They're literally outside. And if they're going into work on Monday, it's somewhat likely that they're vaccinated as many employers are now requiring full vaccination.


metdr0id

I got stuck driving eastbound on Bloor street as they approached, so I saw the entire march from start to finish. 1000s of people. Sad reality is that they all get to vote. They honestly looked like a pack of meth heads. The highlight of my shitty day was a pink gorilla marching along with the inbred anti-vaxxers. The gorilla was wearing a sign: "I'M WITH STUPID" with arrows pointing in every direction. A true hero!


Pau1111

Not in comparison to the majority


EstablishmentNeat364

I don't believe those are real people. I believe they're paid actors and also cyborgs. It's time people woke up to the REAL truth.


Lego_Kode

This also happened in Calgary. I have no real conspiracy theories. But the closest thing that's pushing me that way is that these people tell me the simulation is real. Like, this has to be some fucked up alien/sky daddy Sim City and this is all "just a prank bro"


Mattabooey

Remember when the CERN collider was demonstrated and they were worried it could open a black hole or who knows what? Then nothing happened. Well what really happened was it split the timelines and we're in the wacky one. The other timeline is doing just fine so you can at least smile knowing the other you isn't dealing with this shit.


DougmanXL

So we're in the "Darkest Timeline" now? Thanks Abed. (community reference).


trplOG

This just opened up a whole can of worms for me now.


CryptoSpyro

Yeah the amount of stupid people in this world always amazes me. We shouldnt even need to have passports, because everyone that does not have a valid medical reason should get one due to common sense.


ducati1011

That’s a lot of dumb people.


LILSTORM14

Guys if u see me in the crowd im not anti vax im trying to go to McDonald’s


mrtatulas

I love the juxtaposition of seeing this right above a news article where Alberta’s health care unions are urging Kenney to call in the military because they’re overwhelmed. It’s incredibly ironic that these people telling us to “wake up” and “do your research” and “facts over fear” can’t see what is happening throughout the world and even in our own country in places where they removed restrictions too early.


lightoasis1

"It's all a lie, bro. The hospitals are empty."


rabidmaggot

Funny...my nephew and his wife had to drive an hour last night to deliver their baby because the 2 hospitals in Kitchener were full and couldnt take them in.


TeamChevy86

JFC they're lucky they didn't have to deliver a baby on the side of the road 😳


karpeva

Yep! Can confirm. I delivered 10 weeks ago. My OB and the nurses said I might be shipped to another hospital if they were full. I was supposed to be induced July 5th but was delayed 5 days until I gave birth naturally. Someone I know was also put on induction list, went 15 days overdue at the age of 40 and ended up spontaneously going into birth but had to drive an hour from Kitchener to Mississauga to deliver cuz the hospital is overwhelms and couldn’t take her. Sad times


sackoftrees

I hope their delivery was alright. Must be a scary time to have a baby.


rabidmaggot

All good very healthy baby girl born 9am this morning, thanks


agentdanascullyfbi

I feel like disaster movies that portrayed global pandemics or any other widespread crises that threatened public safety, they really failed to show us how fucking stupid people would be.


jacobs0n

i think contagion had its fair share of idiots like that conspiracy theorist.


LukeV19056

Recently watched a video of Wahlberg discussing his top movies and he said they actually talked to professionals about what would happen in the result of a pandemic and wrote their story around the events that were explained to them Edit: Matt Damon not Wahlberg


robinw

>Wahlberg That's odd because he's not in this movie :) (I think you meant Matt Damon.)


LukeV19056

Lmao oops! You’re right.


mcs_987654321

I work in health policy and have always loved the movie, but previous thought that the Jude Law/Forsythia bit was both extraneous and a bit exaggerated. And I say that as someone who travelled on dirt tracks to remote villages in central Africa to debunk myths about HIV years ago. What a sweet summer child I was.


treetimes

Yup and they arrested him for pushing “forsythia” as a bogus cure. Like ivermectin and that idiot podcast.


DatClubbaLang96

Except that conspiracy theorist was exposed as a fraud and actually faced conseqences.


lakk

One thing with contagion though is how fast it killed you and how it didn’t give a fuck about your risk group. Everyone was at risk, everyone was dropping like flies. If this is a trial run for “the big one”, we are giga fucked.


QuackWhatsup

Makes you think maybe all those horror movie characters that get killed first aren't so unrealistically dumb after all.


OskeeWootWoot

They're unrealistically dumb in that they aren't dumb enough, and there are way too few of them.


G8kpr

We need an updated zombie movie.


Serious-Guava

The zombies will win instantly by attacking groups of humans protesting for their right to be bitten by zombies


LDForget

This is it. You’re watching it.


BrainPressure

In the prequel of the walking dead, the first zombie kill was in front of a crowd by a cop. A riot started because people thought they witnessed a murder and they attacked police. Then people turned into zombies during the commotion and police and rioters were eating everyone. I think that’s pretty accurate.


SSCLIPPER

The “it hasn’t happened to me yet” crowd.


Northern23

"and when it does happen, I expect to occupy the hospital bed or ICU for as long as I need it, even if it pushes back other people's surgeries. Oh, and all Ontarians are expected to pay for my $15-55k hospital bill" Edit: as a reply to /u/jaggermaixer : They'd assume people around them aren't vaccinated and should know that the vaccine isn't efficient at 100%, so, all of them would've worn the mask but because I didn't see anyone wearing it (not even over their chin), so I'd say, most likely, most of them aren't vaccinated


tarsn

But I ain't paying no taxes the gubmint wastes too much money


SillyCyban

"I also don't vote because they're all corrupt, but I'm voting for the PPC this year because they've said the word 'freedom' enough that I'm convinced they're the only non-corrupt politicians who exist in the country."


Musclecar123

There’s a sub for that. r/hermancainaward


Mastagon

As good an argument for increased funding to public education as your ever likely to see.


Stevieeeer

I would imagine the most common reason for protesting this is because they think it’s tyranny, and in that case I can respect that they are trying to protect us from a serious overreach from a government. But they are definitely missing the most important part of the point which is the global pandemic lol. And if you look at history we’ve had mandatory vaccines before (and still do) and that hasn’t turned us into a George Orwell 1984 type society. So in sum, they’re just undereducated, seemingly well meaning paranoid people. … except for the people who just don’t care who dies from covid who want freedom over decency of other people. That’s a different cohort of people that I don’t jive with. Not that I jive with these people but y’all know what I mean I think lol. I am not a sympathizer to maskless protesting assholes but it’s important to “meet people where they’re at” in order to move the conversation along because arguing “vaccinated people = sheep” and “unvaccinated people = bad idiots” clearly isn’t getting us anywhere. Edit to add: Polio + every other vaccination you had to have to enter school were mandated. The “passport” is the proof of vaccination before enrolment is allowed. This is *not the first vaccine* that governments have mandated (indirectly) people to get, it’s just the first one that I can think of since social media algorithms (think “recommended videos” etc) have pushed people further and further into their own little extreme worlds.


wellhungartgallery

"And if you look at history we’ve had mandatory vaccines before (and still do) and that hasn’t turned us into a George Orwell 1984 type society." But other things like cellphones and corporate pverreach have.


tankmayvin

Yeah exactly...imagine if people protested the actual landmarks on the road to a surveillance state.


eatitwithaspoon

we'd have to go back in time for that...


Justtakeitaway

Anyone ready for 88MPH?


ebits21

Still waiting for those mass Snowden revelation protests…


garmdian

Actually we're in more of a Brave new world scenario. In which instead of heavy headed government and lack of information we get chaos through information to control the masses. Why attempt to force the norm when 2 opposing websites do it for you, chaos is created through contention all the while those on top pick and choose which facts to pull from to sway public opinion or enforce laws and people "educate" themselves into believing it.


AmbitiousFork

Right? These are people who act like they value their privacy so much yet they use Tiktok, Google services, and Facebook. A bunch of dumb hypocrites who just want a reason to grab a sign.


Asheleyinl2

If everyone was following guidelines, and protesting, id agree with them more. But this feels more like, I wanna do what I want.


alexpokemontrades

This is probably the first comment I’ve read on Reddit about vaccines that isn’t a total “fuck the other side, they are stupid”. Very well said! I agree.


Doctor_Amazo

>I would imagine the most common reason for protesting this is because they think it’s tyranny, and in that case I can respect that they are trying to protect us from a serious overreach from a government. Uh huh. Sure. Except that white nationalists have been weaponizing the pandemic from the beginning and this is just the latest iteration of that campaign. This isn't about fighting "government tyranny". It's a gambit to push our society to it's limit and beyond because of their accelerationist bullshit.


MortifiedCucumber

How does this have anything to do with white nationalists?


dumpsterfire1000

The nice east indian who manages the gas station down the street from is very anti mask. He has signs up on the door even about it lol. He loves Canada and has always been generous with our local kids sports teams. Sponsors all kinds of stuff. Such a evil white supremacist /s


MortifiedCucumber

Yeah, and forget the statistics that show higher rates of vaccine hesitancy in the black population. Nope, those are just the tan white supremacists now


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grant1925

For a group of people that are known for calling others sheep they sure look like they’re acting like sheep


Nyyrazzilyss

I'd say cattle.


wrinkledpenny

I’d say fucking idiots


mcs_987654321

I’ve just taken to calling it the weekly pro-COVID tantrum. That said, I got stuck it it yesterday while out and about, I will say that I used rather more colourful language to express my feelings towards them. Was decidedly hoarse by the time I got home. Fucking goons.


Thee-End

Fools parade


Elitenova45

I don't know what they're even protesting; they've had a “vaccine passport” all their life called an “Immunization record” that would have to complete from the moment you were old enough to get you shot as a baby all through elementary and middle school. Don't even get me started on if they were recent military recruits that have to get vaccinated up to the gills as it's mandatory.


I-B-ME

Yeah but now they think it’s their right to eat at their favourite restaurants lol!


montex66

There are some face-hungry leopards in Canada right now.


TheBitchyKnitter

"facts over fear" The irony escapes them


Dedicated4life

How do these imbeciles not understand that Trudeau didn't implement vaccine passports in Ontario lol. Fuck why are people so stupid.


DetectiveAmes

These “gods gift to con men” will yell all day about Trudeau making vaccine passports required for their province, but never speak about how cerb came to be 🙄


Fantastic-Word-4512

They're brainwashed by The Rebel and Bernier.


TransBrandi

I saw a "InfoWars" on one of the signs. (I was downtown today and saw these people in person)


cobrachickenwing

The guy carrying the Fuck Trudeau sign probably was living life off CERB. If it wasn't for Trudeau and Singh he likely would have been on the streets a month after lockdown started.


pheakelmatters

What's most aggravating about this is most of these people aren't against vaccine passports for real reasons. It's a broad spectrum of idiots that think the government doing things is Communism, COVID deniers, anti-vaxxers and satanic cabal qanoners.


Atalantean

They also seem completely unaware that it's them and people like them who are making passports essential.


workerbotsuperhero

And dragging all this out indefinitely for everyone.


timestuck_now

Exactly, i have a "friend" that says this is all a government plot. What possibly could the government gain from getting people immunized against a deadly virus? Fucking delusional fucks, i really wish covid would just take them all away so they can stop being a hazard to everyone else.


BellyButtonLindt

Like the crazy thing is it’s not even just Canada like EVERY GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD IS DOING IT. So it’s like they all got together for this great conspiracy to get everyone in the world vaccinated including themselves for….no one seems to have an answer for that for me…


Nudder246

People over estimate how coordinated our government actually is. No government could ever dream of pulling something like this off and covering it up. Politicians are too stupid


SillyCyban

But but but Tuskegee. You know, that horrible thing happened before the internet and cell phones, when stuff was easier to cover up. The corruption is right in front of their faces (rich got richer during the pandemic and large corporations got to stay open while smaller businesses had to close). But that type of corruption isn't sexy enough for them to care about it.


OskeeWootWoot

Also didn't happen on a global scale, involving many different governments with differing agendas and interests, including wanting to undermine their rivals.


marsupialham

Imagine, South and North Korea, Israel and Palestine, all these enemy countries working together towards a cause that benefits them not at all. It's like having world peace in our time.


PaxDominica

And along that line of thought...in what world would China agree to be the fall guy where it all started?


EstablishmentNeat364

North Korea has actually denied vaccine shipments and they're "communists" sooooo --- the anti-vaxxers are literally doing the same thing as the commies they hate and I...??? Someone just make a conspiracy theory about how commie North Korea has rejected vaccines because they contain too much democracy or something.


OskeeWootWoot

"So you're aligning yourself with North Korea? I didn't know you were a communist!"


NorthernPints

Lol I point this out constantly to my one buddy who fell down the rabbit hole. My challenge to him often is, “why is everything so American oriented in conspiracy land - Fauci, CDC, Trump … da fak does that have to do with Italy, Spain or France?


SillyCyban

"Yo guy, the elites. You don't understand."


Atticusxj

Ask them to explain and elites slowly gets replaced by "tHe jEwS"


wellhungartgallery

If it was a government plot, wouldn't the government want to keep the people who listened to them and then kill off the people who didn't with the gamma variant.


Urseye

Yeah it would be a pretty trash plot to kill/hurt/target all the people that conformed to your rules while leaving the dissident untouched. If you were planning in infecting everyone with something , it seems pretty odd to use a vaccine. You would just use a virus.


Maanz84

Don’t you know Bill Gates wants to kill everyone with the vaccine so he’s the only living person on earth… /s


marsupialham

Nah [They want to kill all the compliant sheeple who do whatever They say](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znI046F4FKg&t=23s)


hamiltonguy80

If the government were organized enough to plot with the entire world (could you imagine?), would they not just get all the ones they could control and rely on to vaccinate before unleashing a super virus to kill all of the recalcitrant human garbage who seemingly exist just to make life difficult for those of us who actually want to contribute to a functional society? Though, I realize the second I stepped beyond immediate emotional reaction, I exceeded their cognitive potential.


domicilecc

This in Toronto, the most diverse city in the world. Look at all that diversity in that crowd.....oh, wait.


rezdog536

They aren't from T.O. but are coming from Barrie and Oshawa.


thegoodbadandsmoggy

Yeah you see them walking up from union along bay a lot before this shit starts.


charlotte-jane

I was wondering where they were from. Got trapped in their protest today between Spadina and Bathurst on College and couldn’t cross the street until they had fully passed since I wanted to keep my distance. It was super unsettling.


atomic-z

I have never seen this many white people together within the GTA in my nearly 40 years. It’s actually unsettling to me.


DrOctopusMD

Even the lower bowl at a Leafs game has more diversity.


CallMeBlaBla

Too much entitlement… too little intelligence…


fleurgold

>Look at all that diversity in that crowd.....oh, ~~wait~~ white. FTFY. ;)


TheCanadianbloke

That sign facts over fears. These fucking idiots are so delusional. I need a break from Reddit I think. LOL


brokenredfox

Ugh. These people won’t accept the facts that do not play into their fear mongering. I’m from MB, and we now have vaccination, partial vaccination and non-vaccination stats. Of the people in the hospitals, only 5% are double vaccinated, and 0% of ICU admission are double vaccinated. These facts alone should be enough to convince people to get the shot as it clearly is keeping those who are out of the hospitals!


fleurgold

We have those stats (vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated) being published here in Ontario too. Just as a note.


brokenredfox

Nice, glad the governments are doing this. Thanks for the tip!


marsupialham

Nationally, there were 53.9x the deaths/100K among unvaccinated and 93.8x the hospitalizations/100K between 07/17-08/28   ^Source: ^https://health-infobase.canada.ca/covid-19/epidemiological-summary-covid-19-cases.html#a9 ^+ ^https://archive.org ^+ ^https://covid19tracker.ca/vaccinationtracker.html edit: corrected #s due to rounding error.


Alililyann

Problem is they don’t believe these hospital stats. They think they’re being faked….


TransBrandi

One of my wife's anti-vax friends (a friend from a while ago that's gone off the deep-end with "all you need is a healthy immune system by eating right" bullshit) was harping on the vaccine killing people by pointing out a specific day where all people in ICUs in Ontario (or maybe just Toronto) were people that had at least one dose of the vaccine... completely ignoring the fact that more unvaccinated people were moved into ICU the next day (and that the numbers were small at the time). They'll totally cherry-pick "facts" that only show a small portion of the truth so long as that portion helps their case.


fleurgold

Also "we are humans not lab rats!!!" So ridiculous. The title of this post is also ridiculous, since this clearly isn't just a protest "against vaccine passports". It's a stupidity march against protecting public health.


idoescompooters

Some woman is just there to wave a Trump flag… Facepalm


KyleCAV

>Also "we are humans not lab rats!!!" When will people stop saying this? All but the J&J vaccine have been cleared by various governments and approved by the FDA.


meestahmoostah

It’s the same signs they’ve been using since last March, just goes to show how stubborn they are that they won’t even listen to new information. They died on that hill long ago.


draksid

The irony of that "facts over fear" sign.


Elcamina

Right? They have all the facts they need to show the vaccine is safe and effective, yet they continue to be afraid of getting a needle - they are all spoiled little toddlers who keep stomping their feet and saying no when told to do something.


rinthecity

These losers are the ones who are causing the 4th wave in Canada


Darwing

I hate people


PartyMark

I mean it's pretty easy to think that looking at this mob of half wits. But just remember over 80% of our population has got their first vaccine. So at least 4 out of 5 people aren't total morons!


Anagnorsis

I'm done with these idiots. Look, participation in society requires you take some resposibility for the well being of said society. You do not live in a vaccum and your rights are not paramount. Grow the fuck up, get your shots like brave little boys and girls and move on with your fucking lives. Or if you must be catastrophically irresponsible and refuse the vaccine then you're all grounded and can stay the fuck home until you learn to act like responsible adults.


mathkor89

Not you too Canada 😭


ComplaintOk8979

"facts over fear" they scream in terror of two needle injections, as they deny the existence of all material problems


clowncar

I can't help wondering if scenes like this -- delusional hoards "protesting" a public good -- isn't the result of decades of marketing, telling people they alone are the heroes of their epic: "You want it, you got it!" "You spoke, we listened!" Being told by advertising that their every thought is correct, they are all undiscovered geniuses, that the world hinges on their opinions. The North America marketing engine has created a monster and this is what it looks like. Hoards of brain-atrophied "woke" citizens who feel they alone can read between the lines, have unraveled the conspiracy, all the while being the absolute fabric of the conspiracy: high-fructose corn syrup in our food, Facebook, global warming, the destruction of the middle class, the normalization of fascism, consistently voting against their own interests, embracing increasingly unhinged right wing politicians as "their guy", to whom they give the blank cheque of their devotion. T.S. Eliot was right: "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper." These mindless consumers on parade are that whimper.


Williamson_lol

The worst part of this is that there is precedent for vaccine passports so you know for a fact that they are complaining about nothing. Complaining about vaccine passports is as ridiculous as protesting handing over your banking info to get paid by your employer. A totally normal and reasonable thing you can undermine for equally stupid reasons.


oakteaphone

>Complaining about vaccine passports is as ridiculous as protesting handing over your banking info to get paid by your employer. For a long time I didn't do that... mostly because I wanted to get a physical paycheque. It kept me going to the bank, which kept me on top of my finances. I was an anti-direct-depositer. But at least I never tried to force it on anyone else, and never protested at any hospitals!


DonnyExiles

As someone responsible for facilitating an institution to reopen and having directive from up-top to mandate proof of vaccination i am terrified. We're already struggling having the community follow directive with active screening...let alone adding proof of vaccination to the screening process... Don't see this going well. Anyone else in a similar boat?


Cutsman03

Just refer to the directive every time. It’s not you and you can’t doing anything about it. It’s the directive you were give and need to follow. At least that way people may reserve some of their animosity.


DetectiveAmes

We’ve told frontline staff to calmly explain the new rules and not to engage in any arguments. If someone fights to get in, you just tell them the police will be called for trespassing as calmly as possible. If they’re breaking the security gate trying to get in, we’ve told them to just let it happen. Gates are repairable, having jaw problems forever from getting wrongfully punched, isn’t. What the anti vaxx person decides to do after that sentence regarding police, is up to them.


tahitipetey1979

I just hope there will be enough police left to enforce this mandate. They're hardly busy with anything else as it is, I'm sure they'll be thrilled with the extra work load.


Sufficient_Ad9882

Its just distrust. I think the general trust in governement is very low, and getting worse.


briecheese89

I like the “facts over fear” poster. Odds are they don’t listen to the facts.


icecreamz

And they fear everything including a little needle which will protect them .


briecheese89

Lol yes that too


TransBrandi

More like "(Alternative) Facts over Fear"


spartemow

And theyre protesting because theyre afraid of the government making them care about other people... The irony.


christina-t1993

My sister is one of these idiots. She’s 40 and trying to get pregnant, she’s scared the vaccine will make her infertile. I think she’s an alcoholic and also has old eggs. She’s going out one last time with her husband next week before they implement the passports. Costco better require them as well, she’s there 4-5 times a week. Unvaccinated and dumb.


PantheraOnca

She can pickup a dozen fresh eggs from Costco.


SkinnyGetLucky

Savage


belugasareneat

My 39 year old sister said “I’m not an anti vaxxer, I’m anti being told what to do” and it really spoke volumes about how I should start avoiding her.


sh0nuff

I was in a zoom meeting with someone from the states the other day, and was amazed at their attitude towards vaccines. They weren't so annoyed at the pressure to take it, but more adamant that anyone should not only have the right to choose, but also the right to not disclose their choice, even in a nursing home when visiting their loved ones. I had to simply stop myself from making a scene


ohnoshebettado

I got pregnant the cycle after my second Moderna dose. If she does conceive, being unvaccinated vastly increases her risk of complications, death, and stillbirth, should she contract COVID while pregnant.


ferrouside

Pregnant women who are unvaccinated and get covid are losing their babies at double that of background cases. No change for vaccinated individuals compared to background cases. It's heartbreaking to me. I know some others would be more callous, but losing a child, unborn or not, is not something I'd wish on anyone.


christina-t1993

My sister isn’t really trying, it’s an excuse, she’s drinking a litre of red wine everyday. She’s a housewife, no job, wakes up at 3pm everyday just to make dinner. She’s being ridiculous


veggiebum

As an ICU nurse… you can all just leave if you don’t like it lol. Don’t think we would mind 🙃


Aloof_Pigeon

on the bright side...we might reach herd immunity with all the natural immunity going around at these things!!! Covid is just filling the gaps of the unvaxxed!!! We did it!!! We beat covid!!! /s


Noteacheress

How is Quebec doing with its vaccine passport? Did it work?


MelantorBoost

I am unvaccinated because i suffer from allergy and the last anaphylaxis attack i had came close to killing me. Any vaccine scares the living crap out of me. I think bullying health professionals should be a jailable offense. Why can't people just get along?


idtapthatpinata

I feel you. I’m 28 and unvaccinated. I had 3 of 8 knee surgeries this year, I ended up with MRSA, my incision opened up, was on orthopedic chemo and I’m still septic. My bloodwork isn’t good enough to be vaccinated and I have to be really careful not to get sick, Covid or not Covid. My doctors (including infectious disease!!) are having me wait until my system reboots. My boss was harping on me for not having it yet (I did have Covid before the vaccine was available) but like come on man, if my infectious disease doctor and hematologist are telling me to wait because my immune system is at zero and we may need to do a bone marrow transplant, you can fuck right off


halxeno

Not a doctor, but I heard on the news about special allergy clinics to help people in Ontario get vaccinated. https://london.ctvnews.ca/london-ont-clinic-helps-teen-with-allergies-get-covid-19-vaccine-1.5586910


Andromedas_Reign

*screams “no vaccine passports”* you mean vaccination records that you have to present to go into many countries and even to school or work in your own country? Fucking idiots as far as the eye can see


SadPegasus

Were these vaccine passport protestor or just conservatives and PPC supporters? One of the guy literally was waving a huge flag that says 'F*** Trudeau', as if the mandate wasn't issued by Doug Ford.


WarrenPuff_It

Is this... growing in numbers? The first couple ones I saw were very small crowds. This one is like 5x the size. Edit: there is a lot of shadowbanned people replying to this lol, like half of your comments aren't showing up because you're conspiratards.


Plus-EV

It's the weekend and a lot of people from all over Ontario decided to come to Toronto for this. Notice how white that crowd is? A typical Toronto crowd is way more diverse than that. These people aren't from the city.


estherlane

So many white people up in arms about vaccine passports. I could understand if it was a diverse group, that would mean the objection crosses all cultures but it’s mostly white people protesting and I just don’t get it.


Atalantean

They have one diversity. Half will be voting CPC and the other half PPC.


Spades786

Wait...since they are anti-mask, does that mean they won't be able to vote since you TECHNICALLY need a mask to go inside a place to vote?


SkyCatOne

Damn morons on parade is what they are.


thisonetimeonreddit

That's a lot of dumbs.


CatfishSoupFTW

“Facts over fear” - wait wat :/


Latinhypercube123

The walking dead


johnyjones1

Why does anti vaccine passport also have to mean anti mask? These ppl are just jerks.


Revolutionary_Fly484

Sad how many robots are in this comment section.. look at the facts idiots..


Frylosphy

It looks like the circus is in town!


Tainted_wings4444

If only these mofos will spend the same energies on something more productive.


mb_mb_mb

The government already has access to everything they need from you. Phones, credit cards, passport, driving licence. You don't seem em protesting fucking Apple and Google.


UglyDucky_00

Those are probably the same people that click on weird links they get in their emails and play/use all those apps that steal information. They all probably did 23 and Me to find out how British they were… But hey, protect your information at all costs. /s


anxious_pikachu

Damn, why can't we protest to get something like a 4 day work week.


Lalonde1991

I wonder if anyone there is sick hmmm


wellhungartgallery

It's just a cough, probably allergies. They ate spicy food that's why they can't taste anything.


Doot_Dee

That’s a lot!


Nehrim

as someone that was double vaxxed pretty much right away, pro-mask, leftist, etc, i too think passports are an awful idea and a very slippery slope into creating inequality (at best).


justyagamingboi

The sign facts over fears is the most ironic thing about this they fear the vaccine despite its facts 🤣 And the person waving the I❤trump flag clearly is lost and somhow ended up in a completely different country


thatonecoolguy18

Where’s the fire truck hosing them?


full-of-grace

Probably dealing with an encampment of unhoused people in a park nearby.


PPLH8ER420

The Sea of Stupid People !


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JRuhr

I still don’t know a single REASONABLE statement why people don’t want a vaccine


Conscious_Orchid_111

Assholes everyone of them.🤡🤮🖕


No-Sherbet5423

A herd of sheep


DetectiveAmes

They’re always calling the vaccinated sheep, but I can’t recall joining a protest herded down a lane with a bunch of other people to declare how great we are like these yokels.