The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has come out in support of Vaccine Passports, so long as they are from the private sector, rather than the Government.
In an article, which also appeared on the markedly left wing NBC News, Cato Institute Writer and Senior Fellow Julian Sanchez opined that moves to restrict vaccine passports are “ultimately shortsighted — and unlikely to serve either freedom or public health.” He went on to claim that such moves “unwisely conflate the idea of vaccination credentials in themselves with the most unpleasant way they might possibly be used.”
Sanchez then poses the question: “Is it desirable to have a secure and reliable mechanism to determine who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus for at least some purposes?” To this, he answers “Of course. There are numerous contexts in which showing evidence of vaccination is either already required or has clear benefits. So a secure, easily verifiable record is self‐evidently preferable.” This is in spite of the numerous reported problems with the vaccine, from blood clots, to heart attacks, to dementia, as well as widespread personal and moral opposition to getting it.
In order to ensure that everyone is vaccinated, Sanchez supports measures that would utilize encryption technology where doctors would upload our data to an app. That data would then be readable by a machine, most likely in the form of a QR Code. In other words, our information would not be gathered by the government, but rather by an app sponsored by big tech. The Cato Institute does not mention how the intelligence community and Biden Regime buy our data from big tech.
“Many seem to fear that vaccination certificates would quickly give rise to an authoritarian scenario in which Americans are expected to ‘show [their] papers, please,’ to engage in routine activities like grocery shopping,” Sanchez writes. He then says that such draconian measures are “neither necessary nor likely, and such concerns aren’t a good argument against the certificates themselves… in the absence of a government mandate for every business to check vaccination IDs, there is little reason to think this is a realistic scenario.”
Due to standing laws which prohibit mandatory vaccination and potential violation of HIPAA guidelines, the Biden regime is actively working with the private sector to impose mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports on the American people. Sanchez and the Cato Institute ignore this, and are thus in lockstep with the Biden Regime on the issue of mandatory vaccinations.
Thus, when Sanchez writes that “Government shouldn’t force anyone to be vaccinated, but it should also be reluctant to override private businesses’ decisions about how to best protect and satisfy their customers and employees,” he ignores the fact that those choices are ultimately the same thing.
Many are arguing against COVID vaccine passports, public or private, as an infringement of our rights and freedoms. Fox News Primetime host Tucker Carlson argues that “On the questions of vaccines, Joe Biden is not pro-choice. He is pro-mandate… Just because there’s no official federal requirement to take the coronavirus vaccine, does not mean that you and your family won’t be required to take it. With the full backing of the Biden administration, private industry and nonprofits may be forcing you to.”
State Representative Anthony Sabatini reacted to the idea of vaccine passports with a “HELL NO”, and promised to, “Do everything in my power to BAN vaccine passports.”
Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill which bans both Government and the private sector from requiring vaccine passports. “In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision,” he said.