Vaccine passports: Why Europe loves them and the US loathes them

15-06-21 04:08:00,

Starting July 1, all European Union member states will accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate, also known as the “green passport,” as proof of vaccination against COVID-19, of a recent negative test, or of recovery from the disease. The plan got a resounding yes at the European Parliament on June 9.

But across the Atlantic, the idea faces strong head winds, whether for travel or domestic use. The Biden administration has ruled out introducing vaccination passports, and some states even ban them.

Why We Wrote This

Coronavirus passes could become the new normal in Europe, even as the U.S. balks at the idea. The difference comes down to circumstances and values – and will shape post-pandemic global mobility.

Prioritizing freedom and fears of government overreach underpin the rejection of vaccine certificates in the U.S., while European societies have grappled more with issues of privacy and fairness. And so as Western countries savor a return to the old, this phase of post-pandemic mobility is being shaped by cultural attitudes and the initial responses to the pandemic.

“Alabama never closed the border to Mississippi in the way Finland closed the border to Sweden,” points out Anders Herlitz, a researcher at Sweden’s Institute for Futures Studies. “Here in the EU, the vaccine passports are seen as a necessary evil to get rid of other, much more extensive, limitations to people’s freedom, whereas in the U.S., they would not help getting rid of other limitations, but only cause new limitations.”

Toronto, Berlin, and Athens

Back in 1992, Yiannis Klouvas converted an old cinema into the Blue Lagoon restaurant, which garnered a strong reputation for live music. There is no music now. The business, like so many others on the Greek island of Rhodes, is struggling due to the pandemic’s restrictions on travel.

“If we see a tourist on the street these days,” he says, “we take a photo to remember them.”

Mr. Klouvas is now banking on the EU Digital COVID Certificate, also known as the “green passport,” to save the summer. Starting July 1, all EU member states will accept the certificates as proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a recent negative test, or recovery from the disease. The plan got a resounding yes at the European Parliament on June 9.

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Vaccine Deaths in the USA have increased 27-fold over the average seen in the previous decade thanks to the Covid Jabs

26-05-21 04:36:00, Breaking News

Deaths due to vaccines in the USA have increased 27-fold in 2021 compared to the previous decade.

What is going on here?

Source:   VAERS – query for “Group Results By”,  “Year Reported” and “Event Category”, “Death” as of May 14th, 2021

By Leo Taylor

As of May 14th there have been over 4,133 deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in 2021, compared to just 165 in all of 2020, and an average of 153 per year, over the last 10 years. In other words, there are now over 27 times more vaccine deaths reported than average (and we are not halfway through the year).

The renowned internist, cardiologist, professor, and pioneer for multi-drug Covid therapy protocols, Dr. Peter McCullough was one of the first to sound the alarm on the unprecedented number of Covid vaccine deaths being reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System – VAERS. Attorney Virginia Stoner digs deep into the staggering increase in deaths in an incisive article “The Deadly COVID-19 Vaccine Coverup“.  Dr. Joseph Mercola has run consistently superb articles on the issue:

To update, and put all these statistics in context, Covid shots started in the US, late December of 2020, and really ramped up in February through to April (see chart).  It doesn’t take a lot of deep statistical analysis to see a trend here…

(Source:   VAERS – query for “Group Results By”,  “Month Reported” and “Event Category”, “Death” as of May 14th, 2021.  Covid Shots – Our World in Data ) 

You can’t explain this staggering 27-fold spike in deaths by adding 280 million Covid shot doses in 4+ months, on top of the typical 300 million vaccine doses per year. 

But are the deaths caused by the Covid vaccine? You be the judge – over 98% of these deaths were reported as deaths from Covid vaccines (calculated from OPEN VAERS).

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Vaccine Passports and Medical Paternalism | Birsen Filip

18-05-21 01:05:00,

Vaccine passports have been implemented, or are being developed, in a number of countries around the world. In February 2021, Israel introduced its “Green Pass,” which becomes “effective the week after receiving the second dose” of the vaccine and expires after six months. It was followed by China, which launched its digital “International Travel Health Certificate” in March. Subsequently, in April, Denmark implemented its “Coronapas” and Estonia introduced its “VaccineGuard.” Although the United States government recently dismissed the idea of a national vaccine passport, the state of New York has already launched its own “Excelsior Pass,” and several other states are developing similar programs, whereas South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Florida, Texas and Arizona have banned the use of COVID-19 immunity passports within their borders. Other countries have also announced their intentions to launch vaccine passports in the near future, including: the United Kingdom, which will be using an NHS (National Health Service) phone app as its COVID-19 vaccine passport starting on May 17th; and, the European Union, which is planning to “facilitate free movement inside the EU” with its “Digital Green Certificate” as of June.

In addition to prohibiting unvaccinated people from travelling (e.g., boarding airplanes, staying at hotels, etc.), these electronic documents are already being used to prevent them from attending social and cultural events at stadiums, theaters, and museums. Unvaccinated citizens are also not being permitted to enter a variety of other venues and businesses like gyms, dance clubs and studios, swimming pools, hair salons, wedding halls, tattoo parlours, restaurants, and coffee shops, among others. Essentially, the implementation of vaccine passports has led to a situation where governments protect the rights and freedoms of vaccinated citizens, while infringing upon those of their unvaccinated counterparts.

The ultimate goal of vaccine passports, which are based on the notion of “health paternalism,” is to coerce people into accepting injections of the experimental vaccines that have been incessantly promoted by politicians, mainstream news, and unelected medical experts for many months. However, those individuals that are not persuaded to submit themselves to unwanted medical procedures by sophisticated propaganda techniques will be forced to live a “life worse than death” through the suspension of their freedom, as well as the reasonable enjoyment of their lives within their private spheres. James M. Buchanan warned about coercive government measures that abolished liberty,

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Vaccine Passport Rebellion: ‘You’re Not Going To Brand Us!’

14-05-21 12:05:00, Please Share This Story!

image_pdfimage_pdfimage_printimage_printThe Orange County protest was filled with people who are waking up to Scientific Dictatorship, aka Technocracy, and taking it out on county officials who are trying to sneak in vaccine passports to further fracture society. The officials couldn’t fathom why anyone would protest their policies. ⁃ TN Editor

On the same day that Orange County recorded some of its most positive coronavirus statistics to date — nearing the least restrictive yellow tier in the state’s reopening blueprint — hundreds of protesters gathered to blast the Board of Supervisors for a proposal to create “vaccine passports,” or digital records that document COVID-19 vaccination status.

The public backlash began in April after the county announced plans to launch a pilot program for credentialing. Almost immediately, a vocal group of opponents expressed concern that the digital records would be used to “track” people and reveal private healthcare information. Opponents also said it would allow the county to favor residents who chose to get vaccinated.

County officials have repeatedly said the claims are not true.

But inside the meeting hall Tuesday, tensions reached a boiling point after Chairman Andrew Do proposed tabling the plan in an attempt to remove distractions and refocus on the county’s vaccination efforts.

“The noise around this whole vaccine passport has reached the point where it’s becoming counterproductive,” Do said. “On the eve of our county going into the yellow tier — we are about to open up even more — the goal for us, in order to adequately protect all of us … is going to be vaccination.”

The county on Tuesday moved within striking distance of the state’s most lenient tier of economic reopenings, posting its first of a required two weeks of qualifying data needed to advance. Orange County has been in the orange, or moderate tier, since March 29.

Supervisor Katrina Foley strongly opposed Do’s proposal to pause the digital record-keeping plan, noting that the county’s economy is highly dependent on tourism,

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