Hello forum

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July 5, 2022

Zdravé forum is a Czech association striving to return to a normal way of life in the Czech Republic during the covid-19 pandemic. He is critical of the government's actions and the information provided by the media, rejects the adopted pandemic measures and demands their replacement by voluntary protection of vulnerable population groups. Originally a petition initiative, the association was established in February 2021, its chairman is director Jan Tománek. Healthy Forum has been repeatedly criticized by various experts and fact-checkers for sharing alleged misleading information, especially regarding the covid-19 disease pandemic.

Petition

On October 29, 2020, an online petition calling for civic responsibility was created. The authors of the text were director and writer Jan Tománek, mathematician and entrepreneur Karel Janeček and director of Dermacol Věra Komárová. The petition was the impetus for the founding of the Healthy Forum, initiated by Jan Tománek. The association was registered on February 11, 2021, the founding members were Tománek, lawyer Tomáš Nielsen, and choreographer and director Petr Zuska. In January 2021, Jan Tománek presented the petition on the Czech TV program Máte slovo. As of April 2021, the petition had over 15,000 signatures. On April 16, 2021, MP Lubomír Volný proposed a discussion of the petition in the PČR Chamber of Deputies, his proposal was supported by some independent legislators, members of the SPD parliamentary club and Dana Balcarová from the Pirates club. The demand of the Healthy Forum was the immediate return of children to schools, targeted protection of at-risk population groups and deregulation anti-epidemic measures.

Objectives

The association brings together parents of children and other citizens and connects organizations, experts and institutions across professions who agree with the positions of the forum. He appears in the public space and, in his words, tries to create a "balance to government propaganda", exert pressure on politicians, and fight for children's right to education. He opposes state measures, which he says violate laws and trample on civil liberties, and seeks to "restore normal life".

Other activities

In March 2021, Zdravé forum reported on the filing of a criminal complaint against an unknown person (however, it named in particular Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Minister of Health Jan Blatný and Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček) due to the alleged dissemination of a false alarm report about the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including . argued the unreliability of RT-PCR tests. In April 2021, the group supported the director of the Waldorf School in Semile, Ivan Semecký, who allowed the teaching of pupils without testing for covid-19 and without wearing masks and was subsequently dismissed by the city council. In May 2021, the Zdravé forum filed a criminal complaint to Václav Hořejší from the Institute of Molecular Genetics AV for his critical statements towards this initiative in the article "Will we use the coronavirus crisis to fix key state institutions?"; the public prosecutor's office refused to deal with this criminal complaint. In June 2021, the initiative sent a pre-trial summons to the director of the home for the elderly in Velké Hamre, Čestmír Skrbek, demanding that he apologize to the caregiver, whom he allegedly indirectly accused of participating in the client's death when he stated that she had not been vaccinated against covid-19. In August 2021 The Healthy Forum sent out an invitation to the principals and founders of 8,000 primary and secondary schools regarding the return of children to school. On August 22, 2021, it submitted a proposal to cancel the extraordinary measure of August 20, 2021, file no. MZDR 14600/2021-19/MIN/CAN.

Personalities

According to data from the Healthy Forum, a total of 20,274 people signed the petition as of November 22, 2021, including 355 doctors, 309 nurses, 315 students, 1,214 teachers, 456 entrepreneurs, 1,001 self-employed, and 564 pensioners. Among others, the following joined the petition signatories and the activities of the association:

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