Requiring vaccine for events premature, rights violation

I just saw Hawaiian Airlines’ invitation to its event at the Westin Maui Resort as part of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival in October. I was surprised to see the notice that proof of vaccines may be required.

Every event should be available for everyone with no restrictions. No discrimination.

Additionally, by October, it is projected by our state leaders that all COVID-related restrictions will be lifted. Making a pronouncement this early to possibly require vaccines for attendance seems premature and in violation of general civil liberties afforded from HIPAA laws.

It is not the responsibility of this organization to make a medical treatment request be a contingency for attendance. Some people are physically unable, or allergic, or pregnant, or afraid of being injected by a drug that is being used under an emergency use authorization. Since the injection has not completed all human trials, people are basically being used as test subjects.

I do not believe anyone has a right to request any health requirement and treatment for attendees of any events. I’ve been attending live musical events since last year at Da Playground, Mulligans and lots of local restaurants with live music. Dinners at Fond, Papaaina, Sugar Beach, Taverna and many other restaurants and events for over a year. None of them have requested any medical treatment to attend.

In addition, it is a violation of Americans with Disabilities Act.

Debbie Wyand



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