At nearly every level of government, COVID vaccine passport mandates are spreading faster than the virus itself.
In September 2020, the United Kingdom announced a plan to develop and eventually mandate COVID vaccine passports for British citizens — an idea supported by current and former officials who believed the timing is perfect for creating such a program as the solution to relaxing the lockdowns and social distancing laws created during coronavirus hysteria.
COVID vaccine passports made the news in America a few months later when a group of health and technology companies announced a partnership to developed the technology in preparation that governments and businesses would eventually require proof of being vaccinated before being allowed to returning to “normal.”
In March 2021, the EU announced the Digital Green Pass, a COVID vaccine passport that would “gradually enable [Europeans] to move safely in the EU or abroad for work or tourism.” This is also when then-governor of New York Andrew Cuomo announced the nation’s first “voluntary” COVID vaccine passport program dubbed the “Excelsior Pass,” an app that allows New Yorkers to prove their vaccination status, or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test, in order to gain entry to events and businesses.
Taking his cue from the disgraced ex-governor, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an order just weeks ago requiring COVID vaccine passports in order for people to patronize restaurants, gyms, theatres, and other indoor venues in the Big Apple.
Ironically, the United Kingdom recently decided against requiring COVID vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England even as governments at every level are spreading the Orwellian scheme faster than the virus itself is spreading.
Enforcement of de Blasio’s order began yesterday when he announced that thirteen city agencies will enforce his dictate requiring proof of vaccination at restaurants, clubs and bars, fitness centers, gyms, pools, movie theaters, concert venues, museums and aquariums, sports arenas and more.
“Inspectors will come out, make sure the check-in procedure’s going right with the ID and the vaccination proof, making sure the business has posters up or other notices up,” de Blasio said.
Meanwhile, Washington politicians and bureaucrats are actively pushing for federal COVID vaccine and passport mandates.
Under one of his first orders as president, Joe Biden — who promised two months ago to create a police state Gestapo and send them door-to-door in order to force people to get vaccinated — instructed federal agencies to “evaluate” the idea of creating COVID vaccine passports (digital certificates) for all vaccinated US citizens.
In July, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky suggested that a health pass system (i.e. COVID vaccine passports) allowing special access to certain venues for vaccinated individuals, already underway in France and Italy, could be adopted in the United States. “I think some communities are doing that and that may very well be a path forward,” she stated in a CNN interview.
Speaking of CNN, in an interview with the network this past weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed his support for vaccine mandates and other forms of government coercion to force people to get vaccinated before allowing them to return to society.
“I believe that’s going to turn this around because I don’t think people are going to want to not go to work or not go to college … They’re going to do it.
“You’d like to have them do it on a totally voluntary basis, but if that doesn’t work, you’ve got to go to the alternatives.”
In another interview with theSkimm released yesterday, Fauci expressed support for COVID vaccine mandates — proof would, by default, require vaccine passports — as a condition to allow people to travel by air.
“I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people, that you should be vaccinated.”
Fauci would be well-pleased with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) after he introduced a bill last week requiring COVID vaccine passports as a condition to use public transportation (via TheHill.com):
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) on Thursday unveiled legislation to require all airline and train passengers in the U.S. to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to travel.
The legislation, called the Safe Travel Act, calls for all passengers, employees, contractors and subcontractors of Amtrak and commercial airlines to show that they have either been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or tested negative for the virus within 72 hours of travel.
While the Biden administration has implemented a federal mask mandate for all public transportation, which the Transportation Security Administration extended last month through Jan. 18, the federal government has not made testing or vaccinations for travel.
Beyer, who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a statement Thursday that “requiring airport and Amtrak travelers and employees to provide a proof of COVID vaccine or negative test is just common sense.”
“These are easy steps we can take to make travel safer, as companies like United have already demonstrated with responsible policy changes,” he added, referring to the airline’s requirement for all U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
When — not if — government begins issuing COVID vaccine passport mandates, it will be impossible to buy or sell without one. Now, why does that sound familiar? (Rev. 13:17)
Government and the technocrats working on creating COVID vaccine passports claim they can completely protect privacy, but as we know all-too-well post-9/11, protecting privacy is secondary to government’s insatiable need for power over our daily lives — a reality made worse in the age of COVID tyranny we find ourselves living in.
Despite claims to the contrary, COVID vaccine passport mandates will make the names, phone numbers, and locations of people easily available to the government in real-time, eventually leading to the creation of a social credit system.
Tech industry experts tell us that the digital platform used to support vaccine passports is the same platform used in China’s “social credit system.“ Some of the areas tracked in real time by China’s “social credit system” are (via New Horizons):
- Medical history
- Social media posts and internet search history
- Bank accounts and credit cards
- Residence, employment, and criminal history
- Relationships and religious activities
- Political activity
This information is fed to a central database to create a “social credit score” to be used to reward or punish citizens. Those with a high score are able to participate freely in society while those with a low score are prohibited from traveling, borrowing money, keep a job, or even get their children into school.
While the far-left et al. claim COVID vaccine passport mandates will only be used to track compliance, a social credit system can easily be created since it uses the same platform passports will use.
Something to remember as Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, members of Congress, local governments, and other tyrants across America issue vaccine passport mandates in the name of “safety.”
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.