With summer a hop, skip, and jump away, many cities are trying to figure out what to do about summer fun.
We know the EU plans to create vaccine passports for travel, but what are local officials doing?
Should everyone be allowed to participate in summer events?
Or should only the vaccinated be able to have fun?
One city thinks the latter.
Chicago just announced the use of a “Vax Pass” at summer events to incentivize the young to get a shot.
Sounds like another round of manipulation to me!
Here is how some are reacting to the Vax Pass news:
Vaccine passport program could be in place at Chicago concerts this summer – Chicago Sun-Times- Chicago already have a discriminatory justice system, education system, housing system, ect. A vaccine passport will become another discriminatory system. https://t.co/u57neBMaP2
— BIG PERCY (@bigpercynomrcy) April 28, 2021
@SenatorDurbin I respectfully ask that the Chicago Department of Public Health be investigated for conflicts of interest regarding vaccine passports & "incentives" for attendance at summer festivals. Something is fishy about that. Thank you, Senator. https://t.co/fES6Ac5YRa
— Divi *The Model Railroad Photographer* (@divi_logan) April 28, 2021
Mandatory vaccines to attend events in chicago this summer .. if that doesn’t sound like the government is trying to control everyone ..
— Katie🍓 (@champagnepapi0) April 27, 2021
To quote Ambassador Kosh from the sci-fi series "Babylon 5": "And so it begins."
— 𝔾𝕖𝕖-𝕄𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 (@SubZeroPoet) April 28, 2021
Vaccinations May Be Required To Attend Summer Events In Chicago https://t.co/wRWzpCBADh That sux. What of ppl who CAN'T get vaccinated? History of allergy to vaccines and chronic respiratory issues? If I die from the vacc I guess no 1 will have 2 worry about me going 2 events
— Helen Tribue (@helwaters) April 27, 2021
There’s clearly no concern for those who cannot take the vaccine due to underlying health conditions.
Take the shot or you can’t have fun!
Here is the full story from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday said the city will launch a COVID-19 vaccination passport program next month for admission to select concerts geared toward young people, in another effort to “incentivize” residents to get their shots.
For now, the city is working with club organizers on setting up shows and other events with “a youth flavor,” Arwady said, but the “Vax Pass” concept could end up applying to other venues, too.
“As we build vaccine confidence and convenience, we’re interested in thinking about ways to incentivize people to get the vaccine,” Arwady said. “I would hope that for most people their main incentive is to be able to stay healthy, keep their families healthy, keep their communities healthy — but we also know, younger people in particular may be excited about the idea of getting into events, for example, that might be limited to people who are vaccinated.”
Arwady stressed, “We are never going to require vaccination for all Chicago residents. That will never be a requirement, but I think increasingly, where people are wanting to do things and lower their risk, vaccination is going to be your ticket to doing some of that.”
As the city’s coronavirus metrics improve, Arwady stopped short of saying large summer events such as Lollapalooza are officially back on, or whether the “Vax Pass” would be required for such gatherings — but she said “we’re really planning in very big ways for what this is going to look like past COVID.
“We all want to put this behind us, and getting people vaccinated is the way to do this,” Arwady said, adding that more details would be released in the weeks ahead.
Funny how officials think people will do anything for ‘freedom’.
Being persuaded into getting a shot for summer fun is hardly freedom.
Check out the video from Fox32 Chicago announcing/demanding Vax Passes for summer fun:
One restaurant owner said he wants people to show their vax passes to a server before dining.
Demanding someone prove their medical history is, in my humble opinion, nothing short of a HIPPA violation.
Will Chicago serve as a model for other blue cities to follow regarding Vax Passes? What US city will be next?