Opinion | As the concept of vaccine certificates began tickling the fancy of certain segments of the public last spring and summer, opponents reliably invoked Orwell in response to what came to be called “freedom passports,” “green passes,” or other such cute names. The public intellectual that came to my mind, though, was Marshall McLuhan. […]
Grassroots Resistance in Europe and Australia to Vaccine Mandates and Lockdowns Escalate as COVID Vaccines Fail
Despite nearly two years of persistent public protests in major cities in Europe and Australia, the governments currently in power have declined to respond to the deep concerns of significant numbers of people living in western democracies, who are opposed to the suspension of civil liberties associated with COVID-19 vaccine mandates and lockdowns.
As part of an effort to reopen their borders and encourage travelers from outside of Europe, the 27 member states of the European Union (E.U.) began issuing an “E.U. Digital COVID Certificate” (EUDCC) on July 1, 2021 to people who have receive COVID vaccinations to allow freedom of movement within the region. The travel scheme, […]
In numerous countries, thousands upon thousands of people have been protesting vaccine mandates and passports. … In Italy, thousands of people have been protesting this country’s Green Pass. The pass requires either proof of vaccination and negative test within the past 48 hours or proof of prior infection within the past six months. This is […]
Vaccine passports are coming. Someday soon, you may need to prove your COVID status to go to the pub, travel abroad or even go to work. Governments hope these passes can be key to kickstarting the economy and restoring basic freedoms. But could this come at a cost to individuals? The weekend is underway in […]