Israel’s Minister of Health told a peer in response to a question about the country’s Green Pass vaccine passport that the country’s pandemic problem is attributable to the unvaccinated and the purpose of the passport system is simply to pressure citizens into vaccine acceptance.
The comments were recorded by Israel’s Channel 12 News in a candid conversation between Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked before a weekly meeting of the Israeli Cabinet on Sept. 12.
Horowitz and Shaked were unaware the outlet was recording and broadcasting their discussion.
The portion of the conversation recorded showed Shaked telling Horowitz, “I also think you can remove the Green Pass for outdoor restaurants,” according to Times of Israel. Horowitz agreed, computing the idea as, “Epidemiologically it’s correct,” adding his opinion that passport requirements should also be removed from pools.
The conversation continued with Horowitz revealing the purpose of vaccine passports, “The thing is, I’m telling you, our problem is people who don’t get vaccinated. We need [to influence] them a bit; otherwise, we won’t get out of this [pandemic situation].” reported a translation by Jewish News Syndicate.
The Health Minister continued, saying that he, however, did not want to make exceptions to passport requirements “because then they will say — if not pools, then why water parks?”
Nonetheless, Horowitz, to his credit, still said he wanted vaccine status segregation decisions to at least have medical justification, but noted the Green Pass system is not being enforced across the country, “We have a problem. The Green Pass is not enforced, especially in the Arab sector…it does not exist, and I see it in hospitals.”
He claimed a lack of vaccine passport enforcement was “overloading the hospitals.”
“Let’s say a person under 60-65 in critical condition arrives at a hospital, without a doubt, he’s unvaccinated. Above 60-65 it is two-thirds unvaccinated and one-third vaccinated, more or less. [COVID] is [now] an event of the unvaccinated.”
Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern, who is listening to the conversation, then chimed in, “It’s irritating that [the unvaccinated] are taking up beds.”
This is an excerpt from Vision Times.
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