COVID-19 testing requirement is coming and we need to deal with it one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on whether to submit to it or not.
Those, who are leaning towards submitting for testing (Note! the wording itself, you’re submitting, you’re not a free man/woman anymore, your bow to authority) argument is that it’s less damaging than a vaccine and it will delay the consequences for not vaccination, possible to the point when they will be revoked.
Those, who are not planning to test, among which yours truly, do not see any upside in doing testing. Let’s elaborate. We’ve covered PROs of testing above (let me know if I missed anything) and let’s explore the CONS of testing:
- You’re submiting yourself to an inasive test twice a week, done with the instrument sanitised by Ethylene oxide, which is highly toxic. To be fair, it is widely used to sterilize medical equipment, but your exposure to it would be much smaller with medical equipment, than being exposed to unknown quantities of it 2 times a week, for forceible future.
- You give up your privacy and medical autonomy.
- You’re accepting discrimination based on vaccine status, as the vaccinated are not being tested.
- Since the vaccinated are not being tested, but still get sick and spread, you’re helping Puro to build the case for forced vaccination. They will find “cases” and say “it’s a pandemic of unvaccinated”. Considering amount of false positives, that’s not hard to do.
- If you get a positive result, you’ll have to go get another PCR test, go home and isolate, for no reason.
- The one above can create insane amount of anxiety for not knowing what the day or the next 2 weeks will bring.
- And finally, you’re not standing up for your rights, you’re giving up on them, making it that much easier to push you just a litte bit further. Remember the frog that got boiled? Think about it. How long, before you get sick with that thing going up your nose and cave in.
- And another thing: it is important to have many people to refuse testing. We need numbers to make a difference. I know, everyone’s financial situation is different, but you need to think about that in a big picture. By trying to preserve a day’s pay, you might be giving up on your rights, your job, your medical autonomy, your kids future and all that good stuff. Just saying…
Ok, that’s enough pep-talk. If you want to submit to testing, you can stop reading now.
I’ve come up with the document, which is a PRE NOTICE OF LIABILITY:
it is still PRE, as Puro still hasn’t enforced the policy, not with any kind of disciplinary actions anyways. When there is an enforcement action, the actual NOL will be served with the affidavit.
The document is 18 pages, it contains a lot of questions, lots of references to various laws, appendixes, details what they are going to have on their hands if they try to enforce it and finally describes their expected liability and people who are going to be liable.
The plan is, I will bring this document to Ontario HUB tomorrow. I have 2 other people ready to sign. If I can recruit anyone tomorrow in addition to that, I will. We will sign it, put the names of our managers on the first page, serve it to the immediate managers, and after work, I’ll scan it and send it to all the rest of the recipients by email. I will use Mailtrack Email Tracker for Gmail to check if my email was opened. I’m also planning to call them and ask if they’ve received it.
If anybody wants to do the same, do it. Just print, sign, serve to your manager and send it to John Ferguson, President & CEO of Purolator, Kenneth Ken Johnston, SVP Chief Human Resources Officer, Dr S. Chugg, Cheif medical officer of Purolator.
Here is a google docs version, if you want to adjust it to your needs. Make a copy for yourself, the shared version is read-only.