Passport, visa, vaccine card …
ASTORIA, NYC- The age of the vaccine passport has officially begun. On April 25th, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced that US travelers looking to enter the EU would need to show proof of a C19 inoculation. As of now, analog proof will suffice, but eventually it will be standardized and digitized.
Maybe this is the end. Maybe we are on our way out of this “pandemic” and in a few years hostel bars will be privy to conversations that start with, “Do you remember when we used to have to show our vaccine passport to travel?”
Maybe this is just the beginning:
Passport? Check. Visas? Check. Vaccine passport? Check.
The list of countries accepting vaccine passports are growing. Besides the EU: Thailand, Bulgaria, Malta, Romania, Montenegro, Georgia, Lebanon, Belize, Ecuador, China. Denmark has its Coronapas app, Israel has its Green Pass, Estonia has its VaccineGuard app, and NY State has its Excelsior Pass. Meanwhile, the International Air Travel Association (IATA) has designed a travel app that connects with government databases to verify passenger’s vaccine status that’s now being tested by 23 airlines. Before selecting a travel destination, we now need to ask ourselves: Do I need a vaccine passport to go there?
The media and pharmaceutical propaganda machine are trying to spin these new proof of vaccine requirements as being something normal in the world of travel, that we’ve always needed to show proof of vaccination status to travel and these Covid vaccine passports are noting new. This is not true. I’ve spent over 20 years traveling through nearly 100 countries, crossing borders hundreds of times. Do you know how many times I’ve been asked for proof of a vaccination?
It’s never happened. Not once.
Yes, it is true that a few countries in South America and Africa technically required a yellow fever vaccine to enter, but this is seldom ever enforced. Also, the yellow fever vaccine is an actual vaccine that inhibits people from acquiring and spreading the virus. Out of more than 600 million doses of yellow fever vaccine being distributed worldwide since the 1930s, there have only been 12 documented breakthrough cases and 35 deaths. It can be said that this vaccine is fully effective and relatively safe.
The C19 “vaccines”? Not so much. It’s almost criminal that the word vaccine is even being attributed to this set of injections, as it’s an abject misnomer. These are not vaccines, they are gene therapies … and there has been so many breakthrough cases that the CDC has stopped counting them and, according to the CDC, thousands upon thousands of deaths.
A new world of travel
If these C19 vaccine passports are globally institutionalized — a big if — I don’t understand why they would stop their tracking and surveillance at C19. Why not other inoculations? Why not other diseases? Why not criminal records? Credit scores? Financial histories? Social media scores? Your complete travel history? If you came in proximity to any “flagged” people over the past 28 days? A breakdown of everything you’ve purchased in the past 72 hours? What you just ate for lunch?
Imagine how an immigration official would salivate if all they had to do was scan a QR code and all of this information would popped up onto their screen, neatly aggregated with a color-coordinated, algorithmically-derived numeric score which they would use to make your immigration determination: above 700, green, you may pass freely; 500-700, orange, you may be taken in for questioning; below 500, red, you are prohibited from entering. What score you need to enter a country would be part of their list of immigration requirements, right below having a passport that has six months of validity.
If you think that this is just about one virus and one pandemic, you’ve missed the big picture. Once governmental controls are implemented they are seldom released — especially when the profit potential for the corporations who influence those governments is so massive. Companies like Microsoft are not getting into the vaccine passport game for their health, pun intended. This is about money, and an app that everyone has to carry around on their phone that collects data on everything they do is the new gold.
Why wouldn’t this be the future of travel?
When we look at the rise of authoritarianism throughout history we often ask how people could have allowed it to happen — how could they have accepted that? What was wrong with those people? Then we look a little closer and it becomes clear than authoritarianism is rarely served on one platter; no, it comes on smaller, more easily digestible courses which build up to the main dish — and by the time that’s served it’s too late to excuse yourself from the table.