ITEM: In the same nation that served as the setting for “1984” and “V for Vendetta,” the U.K. “will reportedly introduce ‘freedom passes’, specialized passport certificates to people who have tested negative for the Chinese coronavirus, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce further regional lockdown restrictions.”
The ironically named “freedom pass” is to be awarded to those who have two negative coronavirus tests per week, and will “allow someone to wander down the streets, and if someone else asks why they are not wearing a mask, they can show the card, letter or an App,” adding that it would permit a person to ‘to see their family, and normal social distancing rules will not apply’”.
ITEM: “’Australian airline Qantas will require travelers on international flights to be jabbed with a coronavirus vaccine once an inoculation is ready’, CEO Alan Joyce said.
‘Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 in the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.’” The all-wise Bill Gates has likewise spoken in support of immunity passports for all international travel.
ITEM: “Ticketmaster says it won’t require fans to prove they’ve had a vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test before attending concerts, according to the BBC. The statement from the ticket giant comes after false reports of such a mandate began circulating online.” Which sounds like crawfishing, since Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich was quoted earlier in the month, “We’re already seeing many third-party health care providers prepare to handle the vetting—whether that is getting a vaccine, taking a test, or other methods of review and approval, which could then be linked via a digital ticket so everyone entering the event is verified.”
So, walking to the pub or to see the relatives for a Christmas party can be ultra-safe by following government strictures. Likewise, you won’t slaughter the entire clan from a virus you picked up at the last Arianna Grande concert, since everyone there will have been certified. Or not. But what happens when your employer requires a negative test within the last 48 hours, or possibly proof of vaccination, before allowing you to resume work. As the virus is killing small businesses quicker than individuals, more and more will be employed by larger corporations who are shown to be more friendly to government guidance in exchange for the usual quid pro quotients of tax breaks.
ITEM: “Researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute have found that changes in an information-carrying molecule called messenger RNA can inactivate tumor-suppressing proteins and thereby promote cancer.” Nooooo, I am not for one minute suggesting that the new vaccines will cause cancer, so please don’t accuse me of spreading the same fear-porn that so many eagerly embrace. Far be it from this admitted non-expert to suggest that there could be some unforeseen, untoward exons in the mRNA that might be, shall we say, misunderstood once they get to the nucleus.
Let’s hope not, considering the skyrocketing likelihood that people will be forced to taking a new therapy in order to resume normal living.