In an announcement confirming what we’ve known all along about where coronavirus tyranny was heading, the CDC director working for Joe Biden stated in a CNN interview yesterday that government-mandated COVID vaccine passports are “the path forward” to giving a small piece of liberty back to the American people.
Health and technology groups have been working on developing a COVID vaccine passport system for some time now under the all-but-certain belief that governments around the world would eventually require proof of being vaccinated before allowing people to return to “normal.”
Many European governments are ahead of the U.S. concerning mandatory COVID vaccine passports. For example, the European Union announced the creation of the “Digital Green Pass” back in March as the solution to relaxing the lockdowns and social distancing laws created during coronavirus hysteria.
The Digital Green Pass should facilitate Europeans‘ lives.
The aim is to gradually enable them to move safely in the European Union or abroad – for work or tourism.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 1, 2021
EU vaccine passports were officially launched earlier this month.
The American launch of government-mandated COVID vaccine passports gained traction in December 2020 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began issuing “vaccination record” cards to track compliance. While the CDC claimed at the time that these cards were only intended to help Americans keep track of their vaccination schedule, the reality is that it moved us one step closer giving government more control of our daily lives.
In a Boston Globe story, we see why this is true:
Planning to celebrate your vaccination with a night out at the movies, or dinner, or a day at the ballpark? You might need to bring your passport — vaccine passport, that is.
Vaccine passports are familiar to world travelers who carry yellow fever immunization cards. In the United States, people who’ve gotten a COVID vaccination get a similar paper card, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But they’re easy to forge and, unlike yellow fever cards, aren’t officially recognized by other countries.
In January, the Biden administration ordered federal agencies to evaluate the idea of creating digital certificates for all vaccinated US citizens, similar to IBM’s Digital Health Pass. This more robust approach would feature a digital QR code linked to the person’s identity. At the thousands of locations where vaccines are provided, health care workers would enter the information into a computer to generate the code. Patients would download an app that would let them scan the codes with their smartphone cameras and store the codes on the phones. Or they could receive a printed copy of the QR code.
MITRE is part of a consortium working to solve the compatibility challenge. Another member of the group, Jenny Wanger, director of programs at Linux Foundation Public Health, said they’re aiming for a vaccine passport that works as seamlessly as a credit card.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a Visa or a Mastercard,” Wanger said. “You can still swipe your card and people know what bank to get the money out of.” Vaccine passport apps must be equally compatible, Wanger said. (emphasis mine)
Though plans to create — and eventually mandate — vaccine passports received little attention since Biden issued his order, the emergence of the “Delta” variant to COVID has the CDC and the rest of his administration working overtime on creating new-and-improved ways to destroy liberty.
Earlier this month, Biden announced the launch of a police state “Gestapo” that will go “door-to-door” to force people to get their vaccinations because Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra said at the time, “it is absolutely the government’s business” to know people’s vaccination status.
Using the “Delta” variant as leverage, “conservatives” have joined Biden and the far-left to demonize people who elect not to be vaccinated, and to require that every American be mandated to get the vaccination, especially those receiving any kind of government healthcare (Medicare, VA, etc.) or Social Security benefits.
With Delta and vaccines as a backdrop, along with t he recent release of
new recycled guidelines by the CDC requiring masks be worn by everyone regardless of vaccination status, Biden’s CDC director was presented with the opportunity to reveal the administration’s end game (via National Review):
During an appearance on CNN Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky suggested that a health pass system allowing special access to certain venues for vaccinated individuals, already underway in France and Italy, could be adopted in the United States.
When the host asked whether the CDC would consider implementing these European-style cards, which could provide admission to places like a disco, restaurant, or sporting event, she replied, “I think some communities are doing that and that may very well be a path forward.” (emphasis mine)
Walensky also tried to defend mask mandates for those who are vaccinated while continuing to blame the rise in COVID infections due to the Delta variant on the unvaccinated.
Walensky added some justification for her agency’s mask guidance reversal, which now recommends that some vaccinated people resume mask-wearing in regions with high infection rates. The CDC director addressed the rise in breakthrough cases, in which already inoculated people are becoming infected and spreading the pathogen to others asymptomatically. She noted that vaccinated people can still be virus-carriers, although they are largely protected from suffering severe illness if they contract it.
“In some fully vaccinated venues, if they are unmasked, and there are a few people who are transmitting there as a fully vaccinated person, it is possible to pick up disease in those settings. We’ve seen that in some of our outbreak investigations this summer. Which is why overall it is so very critical to get the huge amount of disease in these areas down,” Walensky commented.
She echoed the CDC statistics that unvaccinated people now account for the majority of new cases in the United States and that 95 percent of newly hospitalized COVID-19 patients have not received the shot.
“This is a situation that has been created by transmission of the delta virus among people who are unvaccinated. This is not about who needs to take responsibility…We put this guidance out because the science demonstrates that if you are vaccinated you could potentially give the disease to someone else and that was the motivation for this,” she said. (emphasis mine)
I don’t want you to miss this: Walensky said people who are vaccinated can spread the disease but it’s only the unvaccinated doing the spreading. SCIENCE!
So, tell me again why Biden and his CDC think vaccine passports are the way forward.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.