Roughly one year ago, Americans were told that “15 days to slow the spread” was necessary to stop the transmission of coronavirus. This 15 days then turned into shutdowns; later, face mask mandates came and then arrived the coronavirus vaccine.
Since the inception of the rushed COVID-19 vaccine, many Americans harbored concerns that the U.S. government would attempt to force this vaccine on people. These concerns are coming to light, amid new government actions to implement vaccine passports.
Starting on April 2, New York will begin introducing vaccine passports into their society. Over the weekend, reports broke that the Biden administration is now working on widespread vaccine passports, as Newsmax confirms.
The Biden Administration on Vaccine Passports
In real time, the White House is working to implement vaccine passports. The vaccine passports would, of course, come as mandates for attending sporting events, traveling, and even physically entering certain venues.
.@naomirwolf sounds the alarm on the push for 'vaccine passports': "I am not overstating this, I can't say it forcefully enough, this is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds…"#NextRevFNC pic.twitter.com/rmAC3YKKP4
— The Next Revolution (@NextRevFNC) March 29, 2021
Jeff Zients of the White House COVID-19 Recovery Team (along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) is leading the charge on vaccine passports. Earlier this month, Zients stated that a vaccine passport program will supposedly protect privacy and be of good to the public.
Public Sentiment on Vaccine Passports
As of Monday morning, “vaccine passports” began trending on Twitter. A quick review of the tweets showed the American people rightfully speaking out against the dangers of vaccine passports.
For starters, vaccine passports would mean individuals’ private data being stored in what is referred to as a “digital wallet” ; then, people using the vaccine passport program would simply pull up a code on their phones or on a printed piece of paper to prove either vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Steve Baker MP, Coronavirus Recovery Group deputy chairman, calls the idea of vaccine passports "a horrific prospect" that "has been met with an enormous raspberry by the hospitality industry. I hope the public say no."@JuliaHB1 | @SteveBakerHW pic.twitter.com/NTkAs6eof6
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) March 29, 2021
Critics of vaccine passports have pointed out that it mirrors the “social credit” system. As many people already know, the social credit system permits the government to easily control people based on the ability to increase, lessen, or completely turn off an individual’s access to services.
Thus far, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and singer Ian Brown have come out against vaccine passports.
DeSantis stated earlier this month that vaccine passports will never be allowed in Florida; Brown, on the other hand, actually cancelled one of his shows, stating that he wouldn’t allow proof of vaccination as a requirement to enter venues. Brown also stated that any musician or entertainer who goes along with vaccine passports is a disgrace.
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