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Imagine being denied access to the community where you live or not being able to frequent the businesses there because you don't have proper documentation showing that you've received the COVID-19 vaccine. This is precisely what's happening in various parts of the world and our nation right now.
Governments worldwide are rolling out vaccine passports, certificates showing proof of vaccination for COVID. The models differ from country to country, but the aim is the same -- to afford certain basic privileges and living necessities to vaccinated individuals only; for example, the ability to work and travel, receive government benefits like food or rent assistance, or attend concerts and sporting events.
Vaccine passports are already being used in countries like Israel, where the government was able to very quickly create a second-class citizenry though entitlements that are only extended to those who have been vaccinated. Some have dubbed it "a true medical apartheid" that's disallowing healthy, law-abiding citizens from participating in society if they choose not to receive the experimental COVID-19 jab.
In the United States, nearly 20 vaccine passport initiatives are underway, according to a recent Washington Post report. In New York, a pilot program, Excelsior, is being used to screen patrons for admittance into professional-league sporting events. In Los Angeles, in order to attend school, students now have to use Daily Pass, an app that tracks their daily health symptoms and that also schedules and tracks COVID testing and vaccinations.
Although federal government officials claim they won't be issuing vaccine passports, they could easily be adopted by various states around the country as well as businesses in the private sector. This will usher in a new form of institutionalized segregation and a nation of haves and have-nots -- those who are deemed "clean and healthy" and those who are presumed to be "dirty and diseased."
Passports are a huge threat to our democracy as well as our basic human rights, constitutional rights, privacy rights and informed consent rights. We cannot let lawmakers or private businesses usher in a two-tiered, caste-like society in which we're forced to show our papers to live our daily lives!
We need you to stand up against medical coercion and segregation now! We are asking each and every American to send a pre-drafted, customizable email and tweet to your state and federal officials urging them to protect our rights and ban vaccine passports. You can learn more and take action here.
Thank you for everything you do to stand for health freedom. Together, we will shift the tide in 2021.
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