It seems our skepticism about the use of COVID vaccination passports has been proven correct.
Republicans have long backed the groups fighting against vaccination mandates like those rolled out by the Biden Administration. Many groups have received their shots live on TV to show their commitment to "protecting their country". At the same time, there have been a handful of instances in which we've seen that it's all just for show. We've even seen people getting fake shots to make it seem like they were getting their vaccination.
Another thing that we've seen is people getting caught on hot mics confirmed things that we've believed all along. Such is the case in Israel recently.
The Israeli Health Minister, Nitzan Horowitz was caught on an open mic discussing the use of COVID passports with Israel's Interior Minister.
NEW - Israeli Ministry of Health (right) recorded saying to the Minister of Interior (left) "there is no medical or epidemiological justification for the Covid passport, it is only intended to pressure the unvaccinated to vaccinate".
“Epidemiologically, it’s true,” said Horowitz, adding, “The thing is, I’m telling you, our problem is people who don’t get vaccinated. We need [to influence] them a bit; otherwise, we won’t get out of this [pandemic situation].”
NEW - Israeli Ministry of Health (right) recorded saying to the Minister of Interior (left) "there is no medical or epidemiological justification for the Covid passport, it is only intended to pressure the unvaccinated to vaccinate".pic.twitter.com/c3oAOpZdEE
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Most of us have been concerned about the intrusion into our lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Israel's Health Minister is backing concerns the pandemic is being used for the wrong reasons by Government agencies.
Sensible Republicans have been unsure of the vaccines and the use of COVID passports to enter events and restaurants in major cities. Horowitz was broadcast on live TV by Israel's Channel 12 News as he spoke to his colleague about the real reasons for the introduction of COVID passports.
Horowitz stated Israel's Government is using restrictions surrounding the COVID vaccines to coerce its citizens into relenting and accepting the use of vaccinations. The Health Minister explained the restrictions need not be in place in swimming pools or restaurants because they pose no threat to the spread of the virus.
Now, what makes anyone think that our government isn't doing the same thing? You can never underestimate the lengths that they'll go to get what they want.