Intermezzo Guest Blog: Will Vaccine Passports Control Your Daily Life?

Former Clinton Adviser: Mandatory Vaccine Passport Could Lead to ‘End of Human Liberty in the West’ – by Jack Phillips  March 29, 2021

Former Clinton adviser Naomi Wolf said that mandatory COVID-19 vaccine passports that have been proposed in recent days would be the “end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned.”

“‘Vaccine passport’ sounds like a fine thing if you don’t understand what those platforms can do. I’m [the] CEO of a tech company, I understand what this platform does,” Wolf, who’s also an author, told Fox News on March 28. “It is not about the vaccine, it’s not about the virus, it’s about your data. Once this rolls out, you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all.”

Wolf said such data can be “merged with your Paypal account, with your digital currency,” adding that “Microsoft is already talking about merging it with payment plans.”

Wolf noted that it happened in Israel, “and six months later, we’re hearing from activists that it’s a two-tiered society and that basically, activists are ostracized and surveilled continually. It is the end of civil society, and they are trying to roll it out around the world.”

“It is absolutely so much more than a vaccine pass, it is — I can not stress enough that it has the power to turn off your life, or to turn on your life, to let you engage in society or be marginalized.”

Going a step further, Wolf likened such plans to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) surveillance of its population and promotion of a “social credit score.”

2021-04-02 Vaccine PassportsA handout image shows the Excelsior Pass, a platform that lets New Yorkers present proof of COVID-19 vaccination at events. (Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo)

“How does [the CCP] keep a billion people under the thumb of a totalitarian regime?” she asked. “The CCP can find any dissident within five minutes, and that can happen here literally within months.”

Wolf referred to reports about Biden administration officials proposing the idea. The Washington Post and CNN — citing anonymous, unconfirmed sources — have suggested that the administration is working toward developing a national vaccine passport standard. New York state has proposed its own “Excelsior Pass” that would be used in large-scale venues such as Madison Square Garden. The plan has been lambasted by civil liberties groups and proponents.

On March 29, White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed the claims, saying the administration doesn’t see a federal mandate for vaccine passports. “We believe it will be driven by the private sector,” she told reporters.

In other countries, such passports have already been created. Israel set one up in February to grant people access to gyms and hotels, Iceland now uses a passport to allow foreign travel, and Saudi Arabia has an app-based passport for people who are inoculated.

“The thing underpinning all of this is, what are you going to use it for?” said Melinda Mills, director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at the University of Oxford, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Is it for international travel? Is it for getting a job? Is it for buying milk?”

5 thoughts on “Intermezzo Guest Blog: Will Vaccine Passports Control Your Daily Life?

  1. I would question whether a system that has the potential to marginalise someone, is required, especially when more simple options are available.

    If commonsense prevails, then the issue becomes one of how a vaccine passport is handled internally (within a country) and then externally (being allowed to move from country to country). So, do we need a vaccine passport or can a more simple approach work?

    Where I am (Western Australia), internally, we have the QR system in place. An app on your phone is used to scan a QR code at a commercial or public venue. It allows you to enter any such place with extreme confidence (even if some people are not doing the right thing). It works extremely well. It allows contact tracing to happen very, very quickly. Areas visited by the infected person are published so that you can determine if you were at an exposed location, and as a result, whether you believe you need testing and self isolation. It has also meant that regions are locked down for 3-5 days now instead of for a fortnight or more when an incident occurs. Using the QR code is not mandatory, but you must fill out a paper based register instead. Records, whether electronically, through a QR code, or in hardcopy form are kept for 28 days and then, by law, must be destroyed. This has alleviated all those concerns re a government conspiracy and the like.

    Externally, proof of vaccination in the past as part of one’s existing passport/visa re inoculating against smallpox, polio and so on seemed to work just fine. That being said, Australia and New Zealand (along with the airlines) are continually looking into the merits of a vaccine passport. However, it would seem for now, the Australian Government would prefer for its people to access proof of vaccination through existing means i.e. the immunisation certificate that can be accessed on-line from existing records, downloaded and shown to whoever, rather than have it attached to an integrated vaccine passport. I guess we will work it out.

    However, in the meantime, we now have in place the Trans Tasman Bubble. So from 19 April Australians can fly to New Zealand and vice versus without restriction. You do need to declare you have been in a quarantine free place, that you do not have a runny nose etc, wear a mask inflight and understand you may be locked down if there is an outbreak (flyer beware as they call it). You may possibly have ti undertake a random temperature checks. A vaccination is not required.

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  2. I have stored in my memory various official pronouncements about these “vaccines” that have been made by the CDC, Executive Branch, Various Governors, etc.: 1) won’t prevent contracting the virus. 2) won’t prevent transmission of the virus. 3) won’t remove obligation to wear mask (demonstrated by Biden, et. al. There are also some provably-false things I am expected to assume: a) this is a vaccine which works in the same way as a traditional “killed” or weakened pathogen would. b) one and done (though we are warned over and over that natural antibodies from actually having Covid-19 will not persist for any appreciable time). c) if I get the risky vaccine, I will be allowed to move about freely as though it were able to prevent contagion or transmission. Go figure.

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    1. Yeah, the novel mRNA vaccines were not on my wishlist at all! I have worked in clinical and biotech labs and the usual track for any new procedure or product is 4-5 YEARS!
      Now Janssen (J&J) have come up with a traditional vaccine based on attenuated adenovirus, so I opted to participate in the clinical trial (NOT phase 1!)
      Working well and the science is more solid.

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  3. I said in the beginning of all of this that we would need papers at some point. Does any of this remind you of Nazi Germany? Where are your papers?

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

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    1. More blogs to come soon on this soon. Referring to a previous blog, I noted that such changes would be “logical, reasonable and the ‘only’ sensible way forward” and that these changes will happen suddenly.
      Loving the Truth is the only safety ahead of us. But THAT is a great safety. He IS risen! (response: He is risen indeed!) 😊

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