Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Naomi Wolf: Vaccine passports spell 'the end of human liberty'

Liberal author and feminist icon Naomi Wolf is warning that the proposed "vaccine passports" would mean the end of liberty in the free world.

"I cannot say this forcefully enough: This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned," she said in an interview Sunday with Fox News' Steve Hilton.

Some countries including Denmark, have already begun implementing a digital or paper proof of vaccination that allows a person to enter a venue or board public transportation.

"'Vaccine passport' sounds like a fine thing if you don't understand what these platforms can do," Wolf said. "I'm the CEO of a tech company. I understand what this platform does. It is not about the vaccine or the virus, it is about your data. What people need to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all."

There's technology, she pointed out, that can merge someone's health record "with your Paypal account or digital currency.

"Microsoft is talking about merging it with payment plans, your networks can be sucked up, it geolocates you wherever you go. All of your medical history can be included -- this has already happened in Israel," she said.

The result is predictable.

"Six months later, we're hearing from activists that it is a two-tiered society and basically activists are ostracized and surveilled continually," Wolf said.

"It is the end of civil society and they are trying to roll it out around the world. It is absolutely so much more than a vaccine pass, it is -- I cannot stress enough that it has the power to turn off your life, or to turn on your life, to let you engage in society or be marginalized."

After all, how does the Chinese Communist Party keep track of a billion people?

They are "under the thumb of a totalitarian regime," she said.

"The CCP can find any dissident in five minutes, and that can happen here literally within months."

New York was the first state in the U.S. to announce a vaccine passport program, c alled Excelsior Pass, which employs a QR code.

The White House senior adviser on COVID-19, Andy Slavitt, said Monday the federal government is not "viewing its role as the place to create a passport, nor a place to hold the data of citizens."

"We view this as something that the private sector is doing and will do,” he said. "It is important for us, and it will be – we will be very clear about how that will happen, that the guidelines that I just talked about are part of that process."

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