President Biden on Thursday directed more than 2 million civilian workers and contractors to become vaccination ambassadors for the rest of the country, requiring them to get inoculated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing (The New York Times and The Hill).
> Directed the Defense Department to study how and when to add coronavirus inoculations to vaccinations required for all members of the U.S. military;
> Called on states, U.S. territories and local governments to pay $100 incentives to those who are now ready to get their jabs, a technique first announced days ago by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). Paying for cooperation is considered controversial among those who put up with significant inconveniences in order to get vaccinated, and among public health experts who believe disease prevention is the incentive message the government should pitch;
> Told small- and medium-sized businesses they can be reimbursed for offering their employees paid leave to get family members, including children, vaccinated;
> Called on U.S. school districts to host at least one pop-up vaccination clinic over the coming weeks, with the goal of increasing vaccination rates among children 12 and older.
Is It Too Late to Stop the Encroaching Totalitarianism in our Land?
Vaccine Passports: Gateway to Mass Surveillance
Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
TOPIC: How the Social Credit System in China works and how it has been used to control dissidents
Are “Vaccine Passports” merely a convenient way of showing that someone is vaccinated, or could they be used to restrict rights to freedom and privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution? Vaccine Passports are not merely the digital equivalent of the yellow vaccine cards long used in international travel. According to tech experts, the digital platform used by Vaccine Passports is the same platform used by the “Chinese Social Credit System.” It can be used to track and control nearly every aspect of our lives. No matter your opinion on the Covid vaccines—some of us are vaccinated and some are not—such a digital passport system is clearly antithetical to the foundational principles of this country and must not be allowed to take root here.