It has come to my attention that the British government as well as other works government's are talking about something which has been dubbed the "Vaccine Passport.
To put it into a nutshell this passport is proof that you have been vaccinated against Covid 19 and possibly it's variants. If you can show the paperwork to show that you have "had the jab" you will be allowed to travel outside of your area.
The government (when I use the term government I am mainly referring to the British prime minister Boris Johnson and the Health secretary Mat Hancock). The government has said that you may be able to leave your area and even the country if you can show up to date paper work showing that you have been vaccinated.
You will not need to show proof of vaccination to enter pubs, clubs and shops, instead it will be left to the discretion of that business owner as to whether they will need to se your vaccination paperwork before they allow you on their premises.
On the subject of businesses, some employers are already saying that it will be mandatory for their employees to be vaccinated, failure to do so could cause them to loose their jobs, they are also saying that prospective employees, will be asked if they have has the jab and be required to provide evidence that they have before they are even interviewed. This obviously does not take into consideration those who for one reason or another can not be vaccinated, people who are pregnant or who might be allergic to one or more of the ingredients.
When I first heard about this the first thing that came to mind was the movie Demolition Man, with Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. Thinking about it, it's quite apt that this movie was the first thing I thought of.
The premise of the movie is Stallone has to go to the future to catch a criminal (Wesley Snipes) who has already gone there.
On his arrival he finds himself in a Dystopian World where everything seems to be peaceful, no violence, everyone is happy and content, the police and law enforcement are there just in case but, there is a second group of people who live underground, in the sewer systems and tunnels who are fighting for survival. The future that Stallone has gone to is a future of those with and those without.
The world in this movie is split into two societies, those who have the freedom to do what they want, go where they want and, well you get the picture.
Don't get me wrong, when it comes to the vaccine I am for it, in fact I had a call just this week asking if I would like to have it, my appointment to get my first dose is next week. My reasoning behind this is, I am asthmatic, my wife is diabetic and I have two kids DT 3 and DT 4 who are asthmatic. If I get corvid 19 then it sucks to be me but the last thing I want is to pass it on to anyone else, especially my family.
My point here is that with this "passport" as well as movement control and a database that is being created in Spain I believe, to show those who have not been vaccinated, well we are moving into an Orwellian world.
I was talking about this last night with a few people I work with and it was pointed out that, although taking the Covid 19 vaccine is not mandatory, it does look like the powers that be are putting plans into place to make life very difficult for those who do not or can not take the vaccine.
There are those who say that we have been heading to a dystopian future for a while now and this virus is just what the powers that be needed to push this agenda forward. Some even say that this virus is man made and was "accidentally" leaked from the labs in Wuhan, just a couple of mines away from the wet market where the first case was found.
If I am honest I have to agree with the idea that we are entering a new Dystopian World as for the virus originating from a lab in Wuhan. I will hold my own council on that one.
To end I would like to leave you with this thought.
At the moment there is a huge push to get "everyone" vaccinated, no it's not mandatory but if you don't have the paperwork to show that you have had the jab, well life could be getting.. interesting..
But, when this outbreak first started the British prime minister was wanting to go with the Herd immunity strategy, with that in mind, if 80-90% of the UK population is vaccinated, surely the other 10-20% will become immune due to herd immunity.. yes?
I'd that is the case then the idea if a vaccine passport has just been rendered void as the virus as well as any variants would soon fade due to the lack of viable hosts.
Just a thought.
Until next time