I keep seeing certain conservative “pundits” offering thinky pieces on vaccine passports under certain conditions (eg., cruise ships).

First, this is the camel’s nose under the tent that will lead to ever more “exceptions” to prohibitions about asking people for medical info...
Second, it yet again dodges the issue that so many blue check “cons” feel they need not reply to: Covid-recovered people have natural immunity. Moreover, they were excluded from vaccine safety trials, along w pregnant women.

Doctors who follow medical protocols would NEVER...
...advise those who were not among the test participants to take the vaccine, first because of safety concerns and second because it is redundant.

To deny these people entry to businesses because of what is or isn’t in their blood is akin to the 1-drop rule used to determine...
...race in this country in the early 20th century. It was meant to suss out “invisible blackness”.

Here, a vaccine passport is being used to prove you are pure of blood, filled with administered antibodies. Those w/o the vaccine are under suspicion for “passing”.

...all smacks of modern day medical Jim Crow. It’s 21-century leper colonization with no basis in science.

If you are vaccinated — and you believe the vaccine works — you have nothing to fear from non-vaccinated people. Estimates are that 150 million Americans have already ...
...contracted Covid.

Cruise ships have medical doctors. Ivermectin and HCQ as prophylaxis are as effective as the vaccine.

Make these drugs available, then have non-vaccinated people sign waivers.

Stop punishing people for having recovered from the virus.

And stop...
...pretending that this is a private business decision, because that’s the same argument that was used to keep blacks out of restaurants and hotels. It’s discrimination couched in phony caution.

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