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‘Vaccine Passports’ In Development Under Biden Administration

The Biden admin would like federal “vaccine passports” to become the standard form of proof that individuals have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus

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Though the White House has declined to answer questions on the passport initiative, pointing to public statements of others made this month is just as clear. The Washington Post reports Biden’s administration, along with private companies, are working to develop “vaccine passports” to become the standard form of proof that individuals have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

Five officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said the White House’s initiatives are being driven largely by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Washington Post reports, “The White House this month took on a bigger role coordinating government agencies involved in the work, led by coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients, with a goal of announcing updates in coming days, said one official.”

In a March 12 briefing, Zients said “our role is to help ensure that any solutions in this area should be simple, free, open-source, accessible to people both digitally and on paper, and designed from the start to protect people’s privacy.”

The Washington Post states passports are “expected to be free and available through applications for smartphones, which could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass” and those without smartphones will be able to print out a paper copy, according to developers.

The Washington Post has also identified at least 17 passport initiatives, including the Biden administration, which is “one of the most significant hurdles facing federal officials.” Of the initiatives, which include a “World Health Organization-led global effort and a digital pass devised by IBM that is being tested in New York state – are rapidly moving forward, even as the White House deliberates about how best to track the shots and avoid the perception of a government mandate to be vaccinated.”

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  1. Lori C Weir

    March 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Government “papers” necessary for travel, shopping, work? We are becoming a totalitarian state. It’s no one business what my medical history is. Citizens should not be forced to put chemicals in their body to participate in society. If the vaccines work, then those vaccinated should have nothing to worry about.

  2. John

    March 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Mark of the devil.

  3. Gary Mallinger

    March 29, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Passports! We don’t need no stinken passports.

  4. tom

    March 29, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    “that any solutions in this area should be simple, free, open-source, accessible to people both digitally and on paper, and designed from the start to protect people’s privacy.”……………….. so kinda like voter ID?

  5. Ross Vaughan

    March 29, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    KISS JOBS GOODBYE WITHOUT THIS GOV’T I.D. !!
    This is the beginning of tracking every one’s movements around the country.
    We will lose freedom of movement and association

  6. Badon

    March 29, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    only the sheep would do that.
    why get a vaccine when the recovery rate from Covid is 99+%.

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This California Town Declared Itself ‘Constitutional Republic’ in Defiance of COVID Vaccine Mandates

As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

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One California town is utilizing the U.S. Constitution and rejecting Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate that requires schoolchildren to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Oroville, California has officially declared itself a “constitutional republic.” As a constitutional republic, leaders “pledge to fight mandates they say go too far” reports the San Francisco Gate.

Oroville’s Vice Mayor Scott Thomson is the father of two young boys and says the mandate for children was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “He believed the government had no right to tell him what to put into his, or his children’s bodies. Many of his constituents agreed when it came to pandemic mandates” writes the SF Gate.

Thomson felt he and his constituents were left with no choice, and so he declared Oroville a constitutional republic. The declaration passed by the City Council reads:

“Any executive orders issued by the State of California or by the United States federal government that are overreaching or clearly violate our constitutionally protected rights will not be enforced by the City of Oroville against its citizens”

Thomson has said that “the desire here is dialogue” rather than sweeping mandates. Oroville is a city of only 20,000 but is rapidly growing, as in recent years it has determined itself to be a sanctuary of place “otherwise exempt from some liberal ideal.”

Oroville is not the first California town to be rebelling. Two years ago, the town of Needles became a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment. The move was in defiance of California’s strict gun control laws.

Other towns such as Atwater and Coalinga declared themselves as a “sanctuary city for business” and a town where all businesses are essential, as a consequence of the state’s strict pandemic shutdown orders.

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Doocy Grills Biden On His Promise To ‘Shut Down The Virus’

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On Friday, President Biden was questioned about a recent op-ed written under his name in USA Today in which he laid out a plan to “beat [COVID-19] back.”

The op-ed said, “We are going to fight COVID-19 not with shutdowns or lockdowns – but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more. We will beat it back with science and speed, not chaos and confusion – just as we did in the spring and again with the more powerful delta variant in the summer and fall.”

Reporters noted that the language appears to be a shift in the goalposts after Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus” during his presidential campaign last year.

“So on COVID policy, it seems like the administration is starting to soften some of the language,” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy said. “There’s this new op-ed where you talk about COVID, ‘We are going to beat it back.’ Are you no longer going to ‘shut it down?’”

“We got to beat it back before we shut it down,” Biden responded. “Look, it’s going to take time worldwide. In order to beat COVID, we have to shut it down worldwide. In the United States of America. We’re doing everything that needs to be done to take care of the American people within our borders.”

 

As Fox News reported, “Biden routinely promised on the campaign trail that he would ‘shut down’ the virus if elected. Biden regularly asserted that it was former President Trump’s ‘ineptitude’ that ‘caused the country to have to shut down in large part,’ and assured voters that his administration would take care of the pandemic more efficiently.”

However, more than 350,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 since President Biden’s inauguration day – far more than the number under the Trump administration – and even Biden is warning that COVID-19 numbers are about to surge again.

“Experts say that COVID-19 cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead this winter, and that we will see more omicron cases here in the United States in the days, weeks and months ahead,” Biden’s USA Today op-ed said. “I know that Americans are exhausted from COVID-19 and want to know when it will end, and the new variant is adding to that unease.”

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