Friday, April 2, 2021

Vaccine Passports Are A Terrible Idea; Biden’s Vaccine Passport Plan Is A ‘Dystopian Nightmare’ Cloaked In COVID Safety-Speak, and other C-Virus Updates

Vaccine Passports Are A Terrible Idea:
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech hosts a round table discussion on how a national vaccine passport manned by powerful Big Tech companies poses a danger to Americans’ privacy and freedoms. He is joined by Ellie Bufkin, writer and producer at Sinclair; Rachel Bovard, senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute; and Emily Jashinsky, culture editor for The Federalist.
“The outsourcing of government power to supra-governmental bodies that are technically private, but again have amassed so much power over our lives, they can effectively operate as a government without any kind of accountability, and in fact with complete and total autonomy,” Bovard explained.
Creating a vaccine passport, Jashinsky noted, not only removes the element of choice for Americans who might be hesitant about receiving the shot but also contributes to the growing division in the country. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden’s Vaccine Passport Plan Is A ‘Dystopian Nightmare’ Cloaked In COVID Safety-Speak:
While the Biden administration is reportedly coordinating with corporations to develop a so-called “vaccine passport” for Americans to prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine, there are clear privacy risks external to the dubious constitutionality of such a project.
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed the idea of vaccine passports in a Monday press conference, noting that the plan would have “huge privacy implications.” DeSantis also said he would take executive action through emergency function, in addition to urging the GOP Florida Legislature to propose a bill banning vaccine passports.
Albert Fox Cahn, an attorney and founder of the Urban Justice Center’s Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, wrote in Wired in early March that government-funded vaccine passports “could turn into a dystopian nightmare for millions.”
“A very appealing vision for some could turn into a dystopian nightmare for millions,” said Cahn. “For vaccine passports, this all means reason for caution. Yes, maybe it is time to update those yellow pieces of cardboard with something more secure, but that is a far cry from creating another permanent layer of surveillance infrastructure.”
The report from the Washington Post that the White House is developing a vaccine passport with the help of corporations comes after the state of New York said it plans to roll out an “excelsior pass” on April 2 that forces residents in New York City to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination documentation to gain access to entertainment and arts venues. --->READ MORE HERE
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