As soon as once more, the Courts of Justice have needed to impose on the Generalitat of Catalonia to adjust to its institutional obligations. On this case, it’s the obligation of vaccinate members of the Civil Guard and Police stationed in Catalonia in accordance with the order established within the present vaccination protocols.
As is understood, within the different Autonomous Communities (even these with nationalist governments) there was no drawback in following these protocols, vaccinating members of the State Safety Forces and Our bodies as a precedence since they’re teams specifically. dangerous scenario. Nevertheless, in Catalonia the share of vaccination of police and civil guards was abnormally low, particularly in comparison with the comparable autonomous neighborhood, that of the Mossos d’esquadra, and even with the native police, which factors to a insupportable discrimination each in authorized and institutional phrases.
Certainly, in response to the information offered within the judicial process adopted earlier than the Superior Courtroom of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) by the Generalitat itself, on March 24, 2021, 77% of the members of the Mossos d’Esquadra Corps had been vaccinated as properly equivalent to 68.9% and 77.9% of the personnel of the Native Police and the City Guard of Barcelona. In clear distinction, solely 3.6% and a couple of.8% of the personnel of the Nationwide Police Corps and the Civil Guard, respectively, had been vaccinated. The verification of this flagrant discrimination has led the TSJC to order (by way of precautionary measure) that members of the Civil Guard and nationwide police stationed in Catalonia be vaccinated till reaching a proportion just like that achieved within the Mossos d’Esquadra and native police .
We face one other instance of sectarianism with which Catalan establishments behave on too many events, particularly on a topic as delicate as well being. The use, not political, however discriminatory, of vaccination appears to me particularly worrying. Allow us to take into consideration what we might say if the Governments of 1 signal or one other might conform to ideally vaccinate these most ideologically associated and never probably the most susceptible teams or these most uncovered to the pandemic, as has been finished in all civilized nations. Or, quite the opposite, that they might postpone the vaccine for these teams that they think about much less related no matter their publicity to threat, which is precisely what the Generalitat has finished.
Making an allowance for that vaccines can save lives, this discriminatory motion is just insupportable, and yet another instance of a abusive and arbitrary use of public powers of which the Public Administrations are invested. These powers exist to serve objectively – let’s not neglect – the pursuits of all residents, and never simply their supporters. That is how the artwork. 103 of the Structure, but additionally its artwork. 9.Three when it ensures the interdiction of the arbitrariness of the general public powers.
The issue is aggravated if we consider the authorities’ response to the precautionary measure ordered by the TSJC. To the amazement of all, they determined nothing lower than to distinction the suitable to well being of those teams of the State Safety Forces and Our bodies with that of different individuals who, supposedly, couldn’t entry the vaccine or would achieve this later as a result of they needed to adjust to this judicial decision. The arbitrariness to which the rulers of Catalonia have accustomed us now joins the insult to intelligence of residents: apparently, this distinction was not detected when the mossos d’Esquadra and the native police had been vaccinated, and even then the share of the older inhabitants not immunized was larger.
However maybe the worst is the absolute lack of decency which spotlight the statements of the Secretary of Public Well being of the Generalitat, Josep Maria Argimon, assuring that compliance with the courtroom choice would delay the immunization marketing campaign in folks over 70 years of age. To begin with, it ought to be famous that they’re false, as soon as it has been agreed that there are particular teams that, regardless of having youthful folks, have a higher publicity to the chance of contracting COVID attributable to their features. We’re speaking about teams equivalent to well being employees, academics or cops.
However it’s that, secondly, they’re unfair with these teams. How is it doable to say with out being embarrassed that vaccinating them first places the well being of different susceptible teams in danger, making them a menace to those folks in a fully tortious means? What are we speaking about? Exactly one of many few consensuses that we’ve maintained all through the pandemic is the overall respect (past the standard picaresque episodes carried out particularly by politicians or / and officers) for the vaccination order established, mainly as a result of it appeared to us that it was affordable and truthful.
Briefly, though many Catalan and non-Catalan political representatives have us accustomed to extremely improvable institutional and moral requirements, maybe that of selective vaccination is likely one of the episodes that finest highlights the ethical cliffs to which the political class is looming. independentista.
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