It seems like the federal government airline well being passports are on their means. This was straightforward to see coming way back to a 12 months in the past, and now the transfer is being made. The solely query was which political determine can be tabbed to carry out the soiled work on what’s going to undoubtedly show to be one of the vital unpopular coronavirus social curbs of the vaccine-mandate period. After all, that is going to destroy Thanksgiving and Christmas plans for thousands and thousands of Americans.
The resolution? Why not get an 88-year-old senator who has been touched by a China spy scandal, had her capacity to serve at her superior age overtly questioned by her personal occasion, received’t be up for re-election for an additional three years (when she will likely be 91), and by all appearances appears to have one foot out the Capitol Hill door?
Wielding the Axe
Here’s the official Sept. 29 launch from the workplace of the chosen servant of the folks:
“Senator Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] today introduced the U.S. Air Travel Public Safety Act, a bill that would require all passengers on domestic airline flights to either be fully vaccinated, have recently tested negative for COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
The bill would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration, to develop national vaccination standards and procedures related to COVID-19 and domestic air travel in order to prevent future outbreaks of the disease.”
Feinstein is definitely quoted within the assertion referencing vacation journey. “We know that air travel during the 2020 holiday season contributed to last winter’s devastating COVID-19 surge. We simply cannot allow that to happen again,” she proclaimed.
Do you suppose a senator dealing with re-election in a toss-up state subsequent 12 months would have mentioned this?
“The bill is supported by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Public Health Association,” the discharge additionally states, including the credentialed “expert” clout so cherished by the pro-compelled vaccination crowd.
Liberty Nation wrote about air journey well being passports on Dec. 3, 2020, when the vaccine rollout was nearly to get underway:
“The slippery slope is slickening, and the social control apparatus is becoming more overt. Employment ‘experts’ have verified that companies can make their employees get the coronavirus vaccine if they want to keep their jobs, and now airlines are following suit.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it is developing a ‘digital health pass’ that will allow passengers to board commercial flights only after showing proof of vaccination or rigidly up-to-date approved coronavirus health status.”
It was inevitable that air journey would play a necessary position within the vaccine push within the home U.S. as nicely. Along with employment, it is among the most delicate stress factors that may be squeezed on the physique of the citizenry.
Ducks in a Row
That the step has been within the works for a while is totally revealed by latest feedback made by a former Obama administration Cabinet-level official and the pinnacle of United Airlines.
“I don’t think it would be difficult at all. It’s no different than showing your driver’s license to TSA,” ex-Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood informed Politico in an interview revealed Sept. 15. “I don’t see it as a bureaucratic challenge to the airlines. I really don’t. You got to show ID in order to get through TSA, then make it a part of getting through TSA — that you can’t get through TSA unless you show proper identification, your ticket and a vaccination card.”
And, certainly, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby mentioned his firm was all set to place such a process into operation.
“For us to do that, we would probably require some sort of government directive,” Kirby informed NPR on Sept. 10. “We have prepared ourselves with technology to be able to upload vaccine cards and track that and implement it if the government ever chooses to go in that direction.”
There you could have it. United, one of many largest airways in America, was all set to go and simply ready for the federal authorities to supply cowl with clients.
The ramifications of this invoice, if handed go far past the coronavirus. And even when it fails, Feinstein’s invoice could possibly be only a toe within the water earlier than yet one more sweeping administration govt order. As we wrote in December 2020, as soon as the social restrictions begin, the chances change into countless:
“Climate change lockdowns should follow in the wake of coronavirus social curbs, Mariana Mazzucato, ‘professor in the economics of innovation and public value at University College London,’ asserted in a September article for the website Project Syndicate.
‘Under a “climate lockdown,” governments would restrict private-vehicle use, ban consumption of crimson meat, and impose excessive energy-saving measures, whereas fossil-fuel corporations must cease drilling,’ the nutty professor defined.”
If you suppose that’s far-fetched, ask your self should you’d ever imagined that well being employees can be fired en masse from hospitals in the midst of a declared “pandemic” for refusing to take a vaccine. Or ask Australians how issues are going Down Under.
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