Is it a real virus? Sure. Has it killed people? Well, let's just say the virus has certainly contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
But the vast majority of people are simply not in danger of dying from the disease. We know that by now because it's been around long enough for 'the science' to prove that.
And yet, we still have to contend with the fear-mongering that is still being used by the powers that be to control as much of our behavior as possible.
Last year as then-President Donald Trump's "Operation Warp Speed" initiative began to produce vaccines in record time, Democrats who did not want to give him any credit for anything having to do with his virus policies took the unprecedented step of telling Americans they shouldn't trust those vaccines and thus should not take them.
And while they may have had good points -- the vaccines are very new, they're untested, they could be dangerous and we don't know yet, etc. -- they were saying all of those things for purely political reasons.
How do we know that? Because now many of those same charlatans are pushing for so-called "COVID vaccine passports" -- official documentation of having received a vaccine -- before we can 'return to normal,' including getting on an airplane (though airlines have been requiring passengers to wear masks now for months -- suddenly that's not good enough, which makes you wonder if mask-wearing has ever been effective in the first place).
Got that? The same people who said six months ago, "Don't you dare trust Donald Trump and 'his' vaccines," are now saying, "You can't return to a normal life until you get a vaccine and the documentation proving you did."
Well, one of the industries hardest hit during the pandemic was the travel industry, and that includes airlines. And while many of them are no doubt thankful Americans are beginning to travel again in large enough numbers to generate profits, aviation industry experts are warning that requiring vaccine passports will dampen the industry's financial recovery, so the vaccines themselves should be voluntary along with getting a 'passport.'
“A vaccinating passport, if not mandatory, could be a tool that could be helpful to regain confidence in air travel, but it must be temporary,” said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, The Epoch Times reported.
“It must be focused on COVID-19, it must be voluntary, and we just need to make sure that this is not a mandatory program that keeps certain people from being able to access air travel,” she added.
Nick Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America, agreed wholeheartedly.
“Like Sara said, this needs to be a voluntary program, it needs to be time-limited,” said Calio.
The outlet adds:
The United States airline industry was hit hard by the pandemic, incurring $35 billion in net losses in 2020, according to trade organization Airlines for America.
Demand for air travel has been on the rise for several months but is still not near the level that it was pre-pandemic.
“Bookings are improving on rising vaccination rates and easing travel restrictions, but some higher-quality traffic will lag—so revenue and financial recovery will lag,” the association said in a statement.
Lawmakers and political leaders are also getting in on the mandatory vaccine passport pushback, in large part because of the high risk the electronic passports will be hacked (and they will be).
“Concerns have grown throughout the pandemic related to privacy, data security, disclosure of medical records, and what the permissible uses of confidential health information are,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said. “And I strongly believe that we need to endeavor to address these before we find ourselves in the midst of another crisis.”
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