High Court dismisses bid by activist Han Hui Hui and others to declare vaccine-related measures as unlawful, irrational
The applicants had also applied for the court to declare that the advisory and the announcement were unlawful or irrational, or both.
They had sought a declaration as well that they have a “substantive legitimate expectation” that their employment should not be at risk because of their vaccination status and that the Government should bear the costs of their Covid-19 medical treatment.
The applicants had pointed to public health data, among other things, which they claimed showed that the people who were not vaccinated against Covid-19 were not causing a disproportionate strain on healthcare resources and that the data refutes the Government’s assertion that a fully vaccinated person was less likely to die or fall seriously ill from Covid-19.
In his judgement published on Thursday (June 16), Justice Dedar Singh Gill rejected the argument, after lawyers for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) argued that the statistics presented were skewed and misrepresented.