Boris Inadvertently Admits that COVID Passes are Not About Health, Sky News (22 October 2021)
One day after the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change* published its new "recommendations" to the UK government that include "urgently explor[ing] the option of introducing a Covid Pass" (and ominously adds "make approving vaccination for under-12s a priority"), our so-called Prime Minister effectively admits in an interview with Sky News that there is no health benefit to be gained from such COVID Passes. So, as we always thought, they're not about health.
As we have known from the first moment "Plan B" was mentioned by UK government ministers, "Plan B" is really "Plan A", and all talk of "reluctance" on the part of government to introduce "Plan B" is pure theatre.
In reality, it is a combination of "door-in-the-face" and "foot-in-the-door" techniques. First say COVID Passes (or Vaccine Certificates, or whatever) will be introduced, then say they won't, and then (after people have breathed a sigh of relief) say they'll be kept on the shelf for possible use in case the NHS becomes overwhelmed. Then, once they're introduced, add more and more functionalities to the system in an incremental fashion. That's "Plan A" in reality, and Tony Blair's "recommendations" are just part of the dismal show.
But now, The Boris has let it slip:
"The double vaccination provides a lot of protection against serious illness and death, but it doesn't protect you against catching the disease and it doesn't protect you against passing it on, so now is the time to get your booster." [emphasis added]
So, Mr Johnson, what is the health argument for COVID Passes? You say that COVID vaccines do not protect us against catching SARS-CoV-2 and possibly developing COVID-19, nor do they protect us against passing on the virus to others. Therefore, what is the health benefit of a COVID Pass if its main function is to show one's COVID vaccination status?
You seem to think that adding a "booster shot" of the same stuff will change matters. But why? If it doesn't do it once, or twice, why should I think that number three will be the magic shot?
But maybe you think COVID Passes are justifiable as proof of a recent negative flow test or PCR test. Well, if that's the argument, say so. Make everyone—whether COVID vaccinated or not—have to go through a time-consuming and unpleasant process of COVID testing for every single social thing they ever want to do in life and see how long the UK public puts up with that.
Or maybe just admit it. COVID Passes have nothing to do with health and everything to do with control.
[* For those who may have forgotten who this "Tony Blair" is, he is a man who used to be called UK Prime Minister, who is often referred to as a war criminal, and whose opinions—as those of a common citizen of the UK with no current role as an elected parliamentary representative—should no more be taken seriously than those of my friend Joe Bloggs down the pub.]