Vaccination Passports Are Coming Soon

Vaccination Passports Are Coming Soon

Vaccination Passports Are Coming Soon

You might think that the federal government cannot force you to receive the Covid vaccine, and officially, you would be correct. Our federalist system of government keeps the feds from forcing vaccines on us, although states might try to mandate vaccination.

But we’re not in the clear. Instead, big corporations, with their allies in media, are nudging citizens into compliance.

Take, for instance, Krispy Kreme donuts.

Now who doesn’t love a donut, amirite? So donut chain Krispy Kreme has promised one free fat-and-sugar-laden glazed goodie to anyone with proof of vaccination. And they won’t require any additional purchases! Plus, since KK knows that not everyone can get a vaccination quickly, they’re even extending the offer through the end of 2021. What a deal!


But that’s just the start of it. Now office giant Staples has offered to laminate your Covid vaccination card for free. As Business Insider wrote:

“The CDC cards are the only way to prove you’ve received a COVID vaccine, so Staples is laminating them for free.”

Make sure, however, that you check the gubmint seal so you don’t ruin your precious vaccination card.

But hold on — all free donuts and beer and lamination aside — why does any American need to “prove” they’ve received the vaccine?

Because elitists want more control of us, of course.

Travel industry trade groups are already developing vaccine passports so that Americans can travel overseas. These documents will show if the holder has been vaccinated or has tested negative for Covid-19. But if you don’t want paper proof that you’re safe from Covid, there’s an app coming for that, of course.

One app, called Travel Pass, will be designed so that any airline can use it. Common Pass, which comes from Switzerland, lets users upload their health and vaccination records.

Is that making you a bit queasy about your private information?

Plus, you may have seen the “Clear” devices at various American airports which use your iris and fingerprints to establish your identity. Now Clear will be using HealthPass to show that you’ve received your Covid vaccination. Not only that, but HealthPass will also provide temperature checks and lab results, too.

Thanks, but no thanks. My local airport doesn’t have Clear available, but even if it did, I would pass. Yes, I know my health history is floating around on some clouds out there, but I don’t need to help Big Tech get easier access to it. This sounds all too much like Communist China and its biometric data collection. I’ll stick with my TSA pass, thankyouverymuch.

Now the World Health Organization said last month that it doesn’t support making Covid vaccination required for travel. But you know it’s coming. In fact, they’re already here, with the help of Big Tech, Big Corporate, and Big Media.

And you know it won’t stop with overseas travel, either. Once Covid vaccines become more readily available, and Big Tech develops those handy-dandy apps, you’ll be required to prove your vaccination status for domestic flights, too. And sports venues, and concerts, and other sites where people might gather for, you know, fun. Because Americans will need to be reminded just who’s in charge of their lives.

Now I have nothing against vaccinations in general. I’m not an anti-vaxxer, and my children received their vaccinations on schedule. I get my flu shot yearly, especially since several years ago I forgot to take the vaccine. I developed the flu, which went into pneumonia, and I don’t want to go through that again.

And, I received my first Covid vaccination just this past week.

I wasn’t looking for one; in fact, I wasn’t even sure I would get one. But the hospital where my doctor has privileges emailed me a schedule for vaccines. Seems they had received a boatload of them, and I fit the demographics of people who are at a higher risk.

So I got one — the Pfizer type. While waiting the required 15 minutes after the jab to make sure I didn’t have any reactions, I noticed some cards along the windowsill that people had filled out. They had been preprinted with:

“I got a vaccine because. . . .”

Fill in your virtue-signaling here.

I read stuff like “because it’s my civic duty.” “Because it’s my obligation.” (No, it’s not. So far the state does not require you to get a Covid vaccine.)

Or “to protect me and my loved ones.” That’s fair.

But the most self-righteous?

“Because I believe in science and God.”

I assume that by “God” the writer meant the Deity, but maybe he/she was referring to Anthony Fauci. These days, who knows?

Getting the vaccination was my decision. I didn’t get a Krispy Kreme donut, and I doubt that I’ll be laminating my card at Staples. It’s too big to fit into my wallet, anyway. But it’s clear that even though the country is rapidly reaching herd immunity, the government still will not remove its control of our lives. And media, corporations, and Big Tech are more than happy to help Big Government keep their hooks in us.


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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • RANDY POCHEL says:

    I am an American Citizen working overseas. Are they not going to let my fly home because I refuse to get
    a dubious vaccine?Will I be put into some kind of concentration camp. I am not an anti vaxxine, but somethingnot right about this whole thing. Never in the whole history has there been this push on something that you have a 83% chance of already having it ( asymtmatic) a 99 % chance of recovery and a 5% chance of dying from the vaxxine?
    Right out of Revelations
    You wont be able to buy or sell without it
    People wanting it.

  • GWB says:

    anyone with proof of vaccination
    Violates HIPAA. None of your business what my medical state is. NONE.
    Also violates ADA, since you’re favoring one medical condition over another.
    I demand my reasonable accommodation of not wearing the Mask of the Beast.

  • Quentin Q Quill says:

    Randy, where do you get your figures that people have already had a 84% chance of already being infected with covid-19? Is this just in the United States or worldwide? Also where do you get the figure that there is a 5% chance of dying from getting the vaccine?

    Kim, I’m sorry it chaps your hiney that Krispy Kreme is giving free donuts to people who’ve been vaccinated.It’s a real travesty that they’re doing this! It’s s slippery slope isn’t it? Next Starbucks will be giving out a free cookie to people who’ve been vaccinated.

    • RANDY POCHEL says:

      Back several months ago NY state was doing a study and found that 83 % of the people in the group alrady had the COVID but no symptoms. CDC On the common side effects of the people who had the vaccine, rash, fever, heart problems, very rare cases ( 3-5 %) resulted in death but inconclusive that healthy people died from the vaccine they took. Also Merck has some good stats, Better if you get COVID and recover from it. EPOCH times and Prager U had some good stats also if you want the verification.

  • Hate_me says:

    I’ve yet to see any actual evidence or studies (not a generic lecture about how vaccines work) that explains how the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines actually vaccinate you against either COVID or SARS-CoV-2.

    They certainly seem effective at limiting the number of individual virus units that can attach to cells in the body and, should someone be exposed to the virus while the vaccine is active, will better prepare you to fight it off and develop immunity against it. Yet, it still acts by inhibiting the healthy cells’ ability to receive that spike protein – I’ve no idea to what else that might inhibit one’s receptiveness, including healthful agents. This is why I chose not to get one of those vaccines.

    I have a bit more faith in the Johnson & Johnson adenovirus vaccine but, given the possibility that I’ve already developed an immunity to whatever adenovirus is used, I’ll probably still wait until a more conventional vaccine is approved.

    The one thing that will absolutely eclipse my reasons for taking any vaccine is if it seems like the powers-that-be are trying to compel me into doing so. I cannot abide a bully and, long ago, vowed to never again bow to one. I’ll not be party to a world that demands I show my papers in order to exercise my natural rights.

    If that world becomes reality, I’ll forge the record before I ever have a legitimate one.

  • Micha Elyi says:

    What good is a Krispy Kreme sugar doughnought? They do nothing to raise my low blood chocolate level.

    P.S. Hey Kim Hirsch, how are you coming along on that Second Great Commandment (love thy neighbor as thy self) thing? Sounds like you’re still struggling with it.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      “…how are you coming along on that Second Great Commandment (love thy neighbor as thy self) thing? Sounds like you’re still struggling with it.”

      Don’t all Christians? Or are you perfect?

      I’m not sure what you’re talking about, unless it’s my criticism of the virtue-signalers at the hospital. May I remind you that Jesus called Pharisees “fools, blind, serpents, vipers,” and, oh, yes, “hypocrites.” Now consider that I didn’t even call these people names — just criticized their actions.

      Not backing down. Sorry/not sorry.

  • cthulhu says:

    Blank forms are already beginning to circulate. We’ll start to get the formats for batch #’s soon. This will be the most counterfeited document ever.

  • Gary says:

    What would cause an intelligent person to allow a complete stranger to inject them with a “chemical” they know nothing about?. A chemical that was rushed into production with NO testing, NO published short or long term side effects. A chemical that you must sign a “waiver” RELEASING all LIABILITY, A WAIVER that says the chemical is not approved by the FDA, a chemical that was forced and rushed into production driven by fear, paranoia, politics, compliance, and major control issues. Who had the foolish idea that one Chemical fits ALL humans, that is called INSANITY on steroids.

  • Politically Ambidextrous says:

    Getting the vaccination was my decision.

    That’s about all that needs to be said. The rest is just virtue signaling to one side (you must always comply – or you’re selfish & heartless) or the other (you must never comply – or you’re an idiot & a slave to the state).

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      Yes! Thank you!

    • CptNerd says:

      I plan to travel to Japan once they open back up, and I don’t think they’ll accept a “fake vaccine passport” if I try to use one to enter their country.

      • Hate_me says:

        Currently, the most feasible plan seems to be a stamp on your regular tourist passport.

        If they’ll accept that, then I doubt they’re going to be too rigorous about it at all. It’s a bit low-brow for Japan, and I could see her issuing something more hi-tech for her residents.

        Economics tends to be the strongest driver of policy, and I doubt the vaccine passport idea will last long anyplace that relies on tourism and international business.

    • RANDY POCHEL says:

      WE are the BORG you will be assimilated you must comply

  • John Galt says:

    How hard would it be to forge a vaccination passport? Asking for a friend.

    • Hate_me says:

      If it’s just a rubber stamp in a tourist passport, you can make do with a wine cork, the right ink, and a sharp knife.

      If it’s something like the one NYS just came out with, you’re best bet is to forge the physical vaccination card and use that in place of the app. Otherwise, you’ll have to find a way to get your name into the state database – I suggest making friends with a clerk.

      For more hi-tech ideas, it will be more difficult – but every advancement creates its own, unique vulnerabilities.

      It’s best to wait and, if the idea even gains traction, see which system becomes the status quo and adjust fire as needed.

      If you don’t want to wait, make friends with a nurse or clerk in a local clinic administering the vaccine. Really good friends. To the point where they’re willing to input you into the system as having been vaccinated (and jeopardize a career that pays far too little for what they do). It will cost you some booze, maybe a few regrettable nights, but it’s cheaper and more reliable than breaking in and hacking their system.

  • RANDY POCHEL says:

    WE are the BORG you will be assimilated you must comply

  • RANDY POCHEL says:

    Vaxxine is said to last up to a year. Then you must renew your shot to continue for life. (per AARP)

  • Sadie McQueen says:

    Kim, thank you for this. I have been vacillating about the vaccine. I probably won’t take it. Although I am 67, and I SHOULD probably, my doctor says he’s fine with my not taking it, and I trust him over Dr. Faux-i. My brother, sister, and nephew have all had the vaccine. My 89-year old mother has not. Should make for some interesting conversations when we all go to visit her in April.

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