The Department of Defense has released images of COVID-19 cards – Cards used to keep track of your coronavirus vaccinations.
CNN is reporting that the “cards will be used as the ‘simplest’ way to keep track of Covid-19 shots” and that vaccinations will be monitored in state immunization registries.
“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” says Kelly Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition.
Patients will be asked to voluntarily give their cell phone number in order to receive alerts about when their next dose is due.
Vaccination cards will be issued to everyone getting COVID-19 vaccine, officials say https://t.co/nQqz5Ubpmo
— KMOV (@KMOV) December 3, 2020
The obvious question must be asked. Could this be worrisome?
One airline, Australia’s Qantas Airways, said that they will require passengers to prove that they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to board international flights.
Will Qantas be an anomaly? Travel industry experts have already reportedly been coordinating their efforts to create a digital passport that would indicate whether a passenger has been vaccinated for COVID-19.
The concert, venue, and event giant Ticketmaster will also reportedly require proof of vaccinations to attend their events.
Before the “fact-checkers” come after me, to be clear: This is my view of things. Showing your vaccination papers could very well be coming. Your mask will be an initial symbol of compliance, and your papers could eventually determine what building and facilities you will be allowed to enter.
NBC has dutifully reported that such cards are not a “passport,” to be used to determine whether or not you can perform certain societal functions. But how long will that last?
Fauci Cancels Christmas, Biden Wants Americans to Wear Mask for Another 100 Days
More big government control is on the horizon.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has again advised Americans to limit their holiday activities by minimizing family gatherings in the home and avoiding travel around Christmas time. “Don’t travel, don’t congregate together,” he said, amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.
His remarks echo those of the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC), which recently urged people to stay home for Christmas.
“I think they’re going to have to make individual decisions, but I think we need to, as a nation, seriously consider the things that we in the public health arena have been talking about, of minimizing travel to the extent possible,” Fauci said in an interview with MSNBC. “Sometimes it’s absolutely necessary, but to the extent possible, don’t travel, don’t congregate together,” he added.
Dr. Fauci discusses the impact of holiday travel, saying there will be "a surge, superimposed upon a surge."
"The affect of Thanksgiving is gonna be realized 2 weeks from now, literally as we are getting into the traveling season for Christmas and Hanukkah." pic.twitter.com/UuAjd7bu0F
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 3, 2020
The White House coronavirus task force member last week warned that despite a vaccine seemingly imminent, Americans would do well to look ahead to Christmas and Thanksgiving in 2021 rather than this year.
COVID Cards, Masks, What’s Next?
As the nation churns toward a possible Joe Biden administration, it’s quickly growing clear that the era of big government is making a comeback. And in a pandemic, your rights are going to be minimized as much as humanly possible, in the name of the public good and public health.
The Christmas warning comes as Fauci has been asked by the president-elect to stay in his current job and play a senior role in his administration when he takes office in January.
One of Biden’s first pronouncements? A mask request for Americans. Biden is going to ask people to wear a mask for the next 100 days, despite vaccines being available within weeks.
President-elect Biden tells Jake Tapper he will ask all Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days after he takes office: "I think we'll see a significant reduction … to drive down the numbers considerably" https://t.co/lQkT0HPc5h pic.twitter.com/PxIGzPjxP7
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 3, 2020
“The first day I’m inaugurated to say I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days,” Biden announced in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “And I think we’ll see a significant reduction if we occur that, if that occurs with vaccinations and masking to drive down the numbers considerably.”
Tapper, as you might expect, didn’t tackle the president-elect on the matter, didn’t question how the man who insisted he would “follow the science” came up with evidence that “100 days” was the proper cut off point.
Of course, it has more to do with looking as if he stopped the pandemic in a timeframe that the BBC describes as “symbolically important” for a new President.
All while Trump’s vaccine efforts actually do the job.
Sen. Rand Paul, in an interview with Fox News, slammed Fauci over his flip-flopping stance on opening schools. “I think the reason is that with Dr. Fauci, I think his belief is that we should submit, that we’re all members of the hive, we’re all members of the collective, that submission is more important than the facts,” he charged.
Isn’t that what every good big government hack in a Biden administration is going to be seeking?
Today it’s mere “requests” and “reminder cards.” Tomorrow?
Cross posted at the Mental Recession