A growing number of countries and territories around the world are forcing people, often in specific sectors, to be vaccinated against COVID-19, putting huge pressure on anti-vaxxers who refuse the jab.
You know that tremendous feeling of freedom you are experiencing this Fourth of July long holiday weekend? You should write it down in your diary because it’s going to vanish away like so much powdery snow melting in the afternoon sun. Lockdowns may have run their course, the COVID-19 virus may have run its course, but the COVID-19 vaccine? Umm, nope, that’s here to stay, and the summertime Top 100 hit that’s speeding up the charts with a bullet is a little something called ‘No jab, No Job’. Catchy little tune, that.
“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB)
As you read this, regions in every part of the globe are agreeing to walk in lockstep, or shall we say goose step, on enacting measures that will prevent people from holding a job without agreeing to receive both doses of the experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. It’s not the Mark of the Beast, but it sure is becoming more like it everyday. No buying or selling without the COVID-19 jab, but hey, don’t believe conspiracy theory people like me. Pretty soon you’ll start to believe them when they tell you that ‘War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.’ Yeah, man, that’s how the cookie crumbles. Looks like maybe we might need to start selling George Orwell’s ‘1984’ in the bookstore?
Mandatory in Tajikistan, Vatican
Tajikistan and the Vatican are among the rare countries imposing vaccinations on all adults. In ex-Soviet Tajikistan the official news agency has published a government decree obliging all over 18s to be vaccinated, without giving further details. In the Vatican, the world’s smallest state, vaccinations were made obligatory for residents and workers in February, with those refusing liable to be sacked.
Several countries or territories have imposed vaccinations on certain sections of the population. Italian doctors and health workers in the public and private sector must get vaccinated or face being banned from working directly with patients. A group of 300 Italian health workers have gone to court to try to get the obligation overturned and a hearing is scheduled on July 14.
On June 16 the British government announced all care home staff in England will need to be fully vaccinated. If approved by parliament, the new legislation means anyone working in a care home must have two doses of a vaccine from October unless they have a medical exemption. The rules will apply to all workers employed directly by the care home, as well as to agency workers and volunteers.
President Vladimir Putin is against mandatory vaccinations nationwide. The mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin ordered mandatory jabs for residents of the Russian capital working in the service industry on June 16. Some 60 percent of all service industry workers in Moscow—just over two million people—were ordered to be fully vaccinated by August 15. Since then other localities have taken similar measures, including badly-hit Saint Petersburg.
Kazakhstan on July 1 ordered mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for a wide range of workers who come into contact with others. Those who refuse will be restricted from working face-to-face with other people.
The city of San Francisco has announced it will require all municipal employees to be vaccinated or they could face penalties up to and including dismissal. The new rule will not take effect until the vaccines have received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, which has so far given the green light for their use on an emergency basis due to the pandemic. More than 150 employees at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas have already been fired or resigned after failing to comply with orders to get a shot.
French Health Minister Olivier Veran has said that mandatory vaccinations are not yet necessary for all. But the government is working on a draft law to force health workers to be jabbed.
In a number of places, while there is no formal requirement for vaccination, restrictions for the non-vaccinated mean there is a de facto obligation. Riyadh has decided that anyone using public transport or entering a government or private establishment or sports venue must be vaccinated from August 1. Only vaccinated employees in the public and private sector can enter their workplaces.
The southern Pakistani province of Balochistan on July 1 implemented a ban on unvaccinated people entering government offices, public parks, shopping malls and public transport. The province of Sindh says it will refuse to pay government employees who have not been vaccinated from July, and neighbouring Punjab has said it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get jabs. READ MORE
Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church
- HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our WayGiver Funding page
When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.
But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. If every one of the 15,860+ people on our daily mailing list gave $4.50, we would reach our goal immediately. If every one of our 150,000+ followers on Facebook gave $1.00 each, we would reach 300% of our goal. The same goes for our 15,900 followers on Twitter. But sadly, many will not give, so we need the ones who can and who will give to be generous. As generous as possible.
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)
“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB
- HOW TO DONATE: Click here to view our WayGiver Funding page