The End of the Mandatory Vaccination Debate

in #vaccines3 years ago (edited)

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In 1948 the World Medical Association adopted the Declaration of Geneva at their general assembly in Switzerland.

The declaration was meant to be a modern version of the Hippocratic Oath.

This declaration has just been updated and now puts a new emphasis on the autonomy of the patient.

The latest version goes like this:

'At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession: AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour.'

(Source: Wikipedia, emphasis mine)

The paragraphs 3 and 11(bold) alone make clear that a doctor cannot act against the will of the patient or violate human rights and civil liberties.

This means that nobody who took this oath can administer mandatory vaccinations.

Keep this in mind when faced with those who think they own your body.

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This is good! Thanks for sharing!

You are welcome.
Yes, it does seem like a good development and I respect the WMA for this move.