The coronavirus has seriously eroded a lot of the God-given rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. There are some real questions as to whether or not we will ever get those rights back or whether we will simply continue on the downward slope we are on. I am sure I am not the only grandparent who has not be able to see my grandchildren for more than a year. When did America start restricting the travel of Americans? When did America close schools despite scientific evidence that schools were not spreaders of the coronavirus? Unfortunately, the encroachment of our liberties is about to get worse.
Just the News reported yesterday that a top travel industry association is the final stages of developing a digital passport for international travelers so they can prove they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19. Will America soon require some sort of proof of vaccination to board an airplane for a domestic flight?
The article reports:
Airlines for America, a trade association that represents major carriers, also has not declared that flyers will need proof of a vaccine before flying, saying U.S. airlines are “committed to restoring service in a manner that prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of our passengers and employees.”
But CEO Alan Joyce of Qantas Airlines, an Australian carrier, said last week that once the vaccine is made available, proof will become standard practice around the world.
“We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travelers that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft,” Joyce told The New York Times.
The Australian government has said that coronavirus vaccines will be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it.”
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals said on Nov. 9 that results from its most recent human trials on its coronavirus vaccine show it is more than 95% effective. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that once his company’s vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it will be shipped quickly to locations in the U.S.
I hate to be cynical here, but I am extremely suspicious of any vaccine that the government requires you to take, and I predict that the government will attempt to make it a requirement for Americans to take the vaccine.