By Arjun Walia | Collective Evolution
In April, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state. Now, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law on Monday doing the same thing. Ivey said that she supports the vaccine and encourages all citizens to receive one, as she did, but freedom of choice will remain as well as medical, religions and philosophical exemptions for children who may be required to vaccinate to attend public schools.
The bill also blocks the ability of businesses from putting any such measures, like proof of vaccination documentation into place.
Why This Is Important
A plethora of doctors, scientists and renowned infectious disease experts have been condemning the idea of vaccine passports for quite some time, and they cite multiple reasons. The main one being that a vaccine isn’t required to end this pandemic, it makes no sense from a scientific standpoint. I recently published an article that goes in depth into the science that’s now emerging showing that even a mild COVID infection can provide immunity that may last a lifetime. Although numbers from testing show nearly two hundred million have had the virus, the scientific consensus is that this number is much higher and perhaps well over one billion globally. Not only does this suggest natural immunity is taking its course, it’s also the reason why the survival rate for people under the age of 70 is very high.
Vaccine hesitancy is and has been on the rise, even among many physicians, especially with regards to the COVID vaccine. If you’d like to read more about why this is the case, I recently published an article on that which goes much more in depth. It singles out the top four reasons why so many people, doctors and scientists are hesitant about taking the vaccine. Truthfully, their reasons are scientific in nature. Mainstream discussion often tries to brush off hesitancy as ‘anti-vax’ but this is simply not the case.
Mandatory vaccines also create a push for the digitization of information, which in turn brings into play many privacy issues. Privacy is something that seems to be rapidly disappearing on a daily basis.
At the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves why there has been such a large effort from governments and Big Tech to silence the voices of those who disagree with measures that governments have taken during this pandemic, including future measures they want to take. It’s fine to encourage and recommend people take the vaccine, but when authorities start to take away or threaten people with the loss of certain freedoms they previously enjoyed, many moral and ethical questions are raised.
These mandates may make sense to some people given full informed consent has not been provided, and this is perhaps why there is an issue. We are not dealing with disagreement based on facts, we are dealing with disagreements based on a lack of information being distributed to certain subsets of the population. Those enjoying mainstream media are literally uninformed about many issues concerning this pandemic.
Is the push for vaccinating the entire population actually justified and scientifically sound? If it’s not, then why is there such a hard push for it? Is it really about our health? Or are there are there other agendas and conflicts of interests at play here? Why can’t freedom of choice remain for people who want to travel, attend sporting events and more? Do mandatory vaccine measures separate and divide society even more? Should people who want to take the shot and those who do not want to take the shot all unite as one to push for the freedom of choice?
This article (Alabama Governor Signs Bill Into Law Banning COVID-19 Vaccine Passports) was originally published on Collective Evolution and is published under a Creative Commons license.