Editor’s note: In light of the increasing push for COVID-19 passports around the globe this article has been updated on August 20, 2021.
(LifeSiteNews) – Something conservatives and those wary of government vaccine campaigns have warned about for months has now begun to enter into mainstream life: a Colorado physician is selling a scannable bracelet called Immunaband designed to provide proof of coronavirus vaccination in public.
The wristband, which has been featured by media outlets such as CNN, displays a QR code linked to personal vaccination records. Wearers must upload their vaccination card for review to receive the band, and have the option of adding their name to the bracelet, as well as the type of coronavirus vaccine they received. All bracelets read “COVID Vaccinated.”
The Immunaband website touts the bracelet as “The only secure way to take your vaccine card with you wherever you go,” and a way to “reclaim normalcy” in your life.
“The real risk of ‘vaccine immunity passports’ is the violation of our rights and freedoms,” Ted Kuntz, president of Vaccine Choice Canada, told LifeSiteNews in an interview earlier this year.
Last year, then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr referred to the idea of digital proof-of-vaccination certificates as a “slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.”
Some left-leaning American states and municipalities both in the U.S. and abroad have already begun rolling out various versions of “vaccine passports.” A 100-year-old woman in Chile was denied entry to a supermarket for lack of a digital “health pass,” and New York’s app allows anyone to look up another’s COVID-19 health records using only a first and last name, a date of birth, and a zip code (not even their address, just their zip code).
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
The Immunaband website states, “Our contribution is to produce a visible outward symbol of the inner immunity you achieve by taking the vaccine.”
“The sleek bracelets are the symbol of vaccination and – hopefully – of society’s eventual triumph over this pandemic. Wear this bracelet to work, to restaurants, and to let people know your commitment to overcoming this disease through your completion of the vaccination series.”
Dr. J. Tashof Bernton, who created the wristband with the inspiration of an idea from his son, designed Immunaband as a way for restaurants “to assure customers that they are in a safe environment that takes Covid-19 seriously,” reported Total Food Service.
The restaurant El Merkury in Philadelphia, as well as restaurants in Los Angeles and Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, are among those that have adopted the bands, CNN reported. The owner of El Merkury, Sofia Deleon, told CNN affiliate WPVI, “It was really important for me to have everybody be vaccinated, to have everyone come back to work and feel safe.”
Coronavirus vaccine trials have never produced evidence that the vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19 disease.
As COVID cases have surged in heavily vaccinated countries like Israel, the U.K. and the US, including among vaccinated individuals, hopes that vaccination would prevent infection or halt transmission have dwindled.
On April 30, in the wake of more than 10,000 reports of positive COVID cases among the fully vaccinated in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would cease counting “breakthrough cases” unless the person is hospitalized or dies, leaving uncounted tens of thousands of vaccinated individuals transmitting virus as though they were not infected.
By August, the failure of vaccines to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 was clear when CDC director Rochelle Walensky reversed the agency’s mask guidance and told vaccinated individuals to keep wearing face coverings.
“Our vaccines are working exceptionally well. They continue to work well with delta with regard to severe illness and death,” Walensky told CNN. “But what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”
If the vaccine is unable to prevent infection or spread, the merits of a vaccine passport – or digital ID-based bracelet – become increasingly untenable, as the vaccinated are just as likely to pass viruses from each other as to the unvaccinated.
The requirement of a vaccine to prevent serious disease for those who are not at risk to begin with – the CDC reports an infection survival rate of greater than 99.95% for those under age 50—adds to the skepticism about digital vaccine IDs and bracelets. As the list of FDA-recognized adverse events have grown from severe anaphylactic reactions to include fatal thrombotic events, the inflammatory heart condition myocarditis, and neurologically disabling disease like Guillain Barré Syndrome, and adverse event reports to government include more than 12,000 recorded deaths and more than 16,000 permanent disabilities, the requirement of a vaccine identification in the name of public safety strikes a growing number of “vaccine hesitant “ skeptics as patently absurd.
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