If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about the COVID-19 pandemic it’s that the official story keeps changing.
First we hear it started in a wet market in Wuhan, then we hear maybe it leaked from a Chinese virology lab, then we hear that nobody knows.
First we hear that it will be over in 15 days, then a month or two, then a year or two.
Then we hear that once it’s over things will get even worse, since more infectious and more dangerous variants from South Africa and Brazil are on the horizon.
First we hear that getting a shot will save us all. Then we hear that it might not protect against the new mutations.
First we hear that the shot will be voluntary and you won’t be penalized for not getting. Now we are hearing that COVID passports are a real thing in some countries and that the shot may be mandatory in the future to travel or stay at hotels.
More About Mandatory Shots
The possible travel restrictions that are coming up depend on where you want to go. Currently most airlines do not require it but certain airlines will start asking for proof of the shot before letting you onboard.
This includes the Australian company Qantas who will need proof of shot for all international flights, and various cruise lines are also going to start requiring proof of vaccination before you can board once they reopen for cruises.
It’s also definitely possible that private venues including restaurants, auditoriums, sports events and transport hubs may require proof of vaccination in order to let people into facilities. Although it’s not yet clear exactly which countries will put in place vaccine mandates and whether it could be pushed through in the United States, it’s definitely possible and the framework of a medical emergency gives health authorities broad range to basically do what they want.
As top adviser with Ovation Travel Group Sylvia Lebovitch explained, the shot will be “the golden ticket to travel.”
#Covid passport is a dumb idea & it won't work. It is only a way of gathering our health data #BigData & controlling/monitoring our movement. #CovidPassport must not be allowed.
No guarantee vaccine stops infection or transmission.
Who owns the data?#BuyerBeware #CaveatEmptor pic.twitter.com/Bx3y9TvAb0
— Michael Gbadebo FRSA (@MichaelG_UK) January 15, 2021
No Shot? No Entry
One of the simplest ways to force people to get the shot will be for countries to simply not let you in if you don’t have it. Although these rules haven’t been put in place yet, it seems not only possible but very likely that they will be put in place in the near future.
By doing things like this, the illegality of forcing people to take a shot can be bypassed. In other words you don’t have to take the shot, but you may be unable to travel or go to almost anywhere for the rest of your life if you don’t.
“Once the vaccination is widely available, if you want to travel internationally, there is a very high chance that you will be required to be vaccinated first,” points out Narendra Khati of the travel insurance company Insubuy.
Most estimates currently have it that the vaccine will be required for international flights by June or so, although this is not yet certain. Even for those who are very confident that the vaccines are safe and effective, this move represents a serious infringement on liberty. The fact that vaccines and specific info on which vaccines you’ve had will also have to be tracked and closely monitored means you can say goodbye to medical privacy and many other things which have been taken for granted.
Big Data, Big Tech, progressive government overreach and authoritarian medical regimes are coming together into the perfect storm.