Bizarre moments in viral control
In Quebec, unvaccinated humans over 12 are no longer permitted to shop in large stores in Quebec, other than to buy food or pharmaceuticals. If a Big Box store sells food or drugs the unvaxxed will have to be marched through the store by a staff member, in case they buy socks as well.
Does that mean parents who are vaccinated will have to leave their unvaccinated 13 year olds in the car, or at home?
Will unvaccinated parents send their 11 year olds alone into shops to buy forbidden toasters?
The rule is set to apply in big box stores so as “to make sure they (the unvaxxed) do not go and buy other products or other items that might be in the store,” according to a CBC newsreader.
In other words, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, disgusting unvaccinated extremists must be prevented from purchasing things like disposable barbeques and electronic goods.
“For pharmacies located in big-box stores, such as Walmart or Costco, an unvaccinated person must be “accompanied at all times during his or her travels by an employee of the business, the pharmacy or any other person mandated by them for this purpose,” reports CBC, citing the decree. “This person may not purchase products other than those related to the pharmaceutical service they are receiving.”
Imagine how well this will work if 200 unvaccinated people insist on turning up at the same time.
This is, of course, just informed consent:
Health Minister Christian Dubé says the expanded vaccine mandate is meant to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
So the government just forced retailers to hire Vaccine-Guards to humiliate and harass the unvaccinated in the hope this will persuade them that the government really cares about them and their health will improve if they “trust the government”.
This applies to stores of more than 16,000 square feet, so stores like Walmarts, IKEA and Costco. It might be the first time in history that a government has accidentally made a rule that benefits small business owners.
Enforcing new vaccine mandate frustrates some Quebec retailers
High costs, unfair competition, angry customers
On top of customer service challenges, businesses say they’re being dealt a significant financial burden. Canac says it will cost around $100,000 a week to enforce the measure in its 31 stores across Quebec.
For Simon Gagnon, owner of a Sports Experts franchise in Sherbrooke, Quebec’s labour shortage was already making it tough to find staff. Now he says he faces the “colossal challenge” of hiring security guards and employees to scan vaccine passports and he fears he may lose some of his customers.
“What scares us is that instead of lining up, people will go shop somewhere else,” he said, adding that he feels the province is creating unfair competition between larger retailers and smaller stores that don’t have to enforce the new rules.
If they divide a big store into little stores will that end the need for Vaccine-Guards?
Quebec also has a plan to charge adults who are not vaccinated a “health contribution fee” which will be “significant”.
“Those who refuse to get the shot bring a financial burden to hospital staff and Quebecers,” said the premier. “This 10% of the population can’t burden the 90%.”
So if the vaccinated end up needing more hospital care will they be charged too?
Western Australia gets its own form of Vaccine Guards at drive through bottle shops next week. More on that Bizarre Moment in Viral Control coming soon.
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January 28, 2022 at 02:20PM