The government of Canada has announced that it will require all federal employees to be vaccinated by the end of September. In addition, all employees of federally regulated industries of air, rail, and marine transport will require vaccination by the end of October. The government will also be requiring passengers to vaccinate. “This [requirement] includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on interprovincial trains, and passengers on large marine vessels with overnight accommodations, such as cruise ships.” according to the government’s announcement.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., The House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would require the administration “to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the United States or a territory of the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.” The text of the bill has yet to be made available.
These new regulations are aimed at restricting the freedoms of those who decided not to get injected with the yet-to-be-approved COVID vaccines.
While governments are claiming that vaccines are the best way to fight COVID, research now shows that the vaccinated and unvaccinated have the same capacity to transmit COVID once infected. Currently, 16 of the 20 most vaccinated countries are considered “very high” or “high” risk of travel by the CDC, with several countries including Israel, Malta, and Iceland having already introduced new COVID regulations to combat the post-vaccinating surge in cases.