Since Mondaysources say, members of the Latvian parliament, the Saeima, and local councils unable to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery have been excluded from parliamentary businessThe new Cloverdale Mall clinic, including online meetings and voting in parliament.
Last month the Australian state of Victoria also imposed a vaccine mandate for lawmakers2021. But Latvia is the first democratic country to do so at a national level.
Legal experts have questioned the constitutionality of measures in Latvia and Victoria. But the more fundamental question is moral and political: how far can policy go in the coercive enforcement of vaccine mandates?Targeting the unvaccinated undermines equal citizenship
We have grown used to severe restrictions on our liberties. At times in this pandemic, freedom of movement has ended. It remains severely restricted.