Is the reasoning behind the Covid passport a way to save the planet or a back-door means of removing civil liberties?
My view is the second, for the following reasons: Covid is a mutating virus like the common cold, so the protection given today may be useless in six months’ time. This means that every six months to a year we will need a new valid Covid certificate.
No doubt this certificate will require a charge. Does that not sound like an ingenious money-making scheme?
Without the new valid certificate, entry will be denied. The ability to pay will become the standard for being able to take an active role in society.
If you don’t pay, you may not be able to gain an income, so a spiral of poverty and exclusion will start.
The second would be effecting compulsion to have the jab, taking away freedom of choice.
It would be wiser to adapt our health service provision than spend money on a resource exercise that is time limited to the life of the current active strain.
The passport will cover the virus strains of the past. The problem is the danger of the latest strain of the virus that no passport can cover effectively.
A new ward at Calderdale Royal would be more effective.