(Natural News) Actively serving members of the New Zealand Defense Forces (NZDF) lamented that they have been pressured to get the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. The troops revealed in a letter that unvaccinated uniformed staff members received unfair treatment and undue coercion due to the vaccine. The letter also alleged that some service members were even pressured to get inoculated under threat of reassignment or termination.
The service members’ letter obtained by New Zealand news website Stuff outlined the harassment unvaccinated NZDF troops faced. One instance had personnel explain to their commanding officers and other troops why they were not vaccinated – a violation of privacy laws. Another instance had personnel who refused the COVID-19 vaccine had their names listed down and pinned to the wall for other service members to see.
Even worse, some NZDF staff members who declined the COVID-19 vaccine for legitimate medical reasons felt pressured to get it. They added that if they did not accept the vaccine, they would be reassigned to a different unit or even terminated from the service.
The letter penned by lawyer Matthew Hague was addressed to New Zealand Defense Minister Peeni Henare. Hague represented the group of NZDF service members that voiced out their concerns on vaccine-related harassment. Through the letter, Hague implored Henare to intervene and ensure NZDF members received fair treatment.