- - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

People the world over have rejected the concept of a “vaccine passport” because of the obvious violations of personal freedom and obscene government overreach.

This hasn’t mattered to the tiny tyrants running the global establishment, so they’ve just use euphemisms when referring to requiring people to prove that they’ve been vaccinated in order to enjoy being ‘allowed’ to participate in normal daily life.

Case in point is New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing new COVID-19 seating regulations for the opening of all outdoor venues, like baseball stadiums.

The vaccinated, the man whose COVID-19 policies are responsible for the deaths of at least 15,000 New Yorkers tells us, will be allowed to sit in certain “normal” sections at stadiums without social distancing. The unvaccinated, however, will be segregated in different sections where there will be social distancing. Keep in mind, this is for people sitting in a massive outdoor environment.

Moreover, everyone regardless of vaccination status, will still have to wear a mask. As I noted on Fox Nation, this is effectively a vaccine passport, where if you’re unvaccinated you’ll be sitting in the back of the bus. Keep in mind, this is about segregating groups of Americans based on whether or not they’ve complied with what the government sanctimoniously announces is best for you, even though there is no law requiring you to do so.   



The absurdity of this is stunning, and the media is reporting on it as though it is reasonable and, in the case of the New York Times, a “perk” for the vaccinated. Too inconvenient to mention or discuss is what it means for the unvaccinated or those who refuse to reveal private medical information.  

This arrangement requires citizens to reveal to strangers, either the government and/or a private entity, their protected and private health status. People who do not comply will be segregated revealing to everyone that either you’ve chosen to not be vaccinated or you, in the eyes of tiny tyrants, are a troublemaker who refuses to cooperate.

The ease with which Mr. Cuomo is resorting to segregation is more than troubling, it’s dangerous and offensive. Black Americans have, for good reason, a level of concern and suspicion about the government making demands and issuing promises regarding health. The U.S. Public Health Service’s “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male” which ended only in 1973, involved watching the progression of syphilis in Black men while telling them they were receiving treatment, when they were not. Bottom line: Our government used Black Americans as guinea pigs in a horrific medical experiment. After 40 years it stopped only because a whistleblower exposed the scheme.   

Now, in progressive 21st-century New York, we’re being told that people who have refused to have an experimental vaccine injected into them will be segregated in a certain area, can only sit in a certain place, buy food from certain counters, and socialize away from other people, all because of who they are and their refusal to … behave. We have a history of this, but it appears Mr. Cuomo could care less.

These issues are obvious, so it’s reasonable to conclude Mr. Cuomo is doing this to manipulate and shame people into getting the vaccine. We know this is a deeply personal decision, for each person there are different reasons why there may be hesitation. Yet, with close to 50% of the American population being fully vaccinated, only the unvaccinated are at risk, and they can choose to adapt accordingly.

I, as an example, have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, but I am unable to receive the flu shot. I’ve never had one because I’m allergic to the preservative used in the vaccine. What people like me do during flu season is make decisions about safety and adjust our lives. I take public transportation less if at all, I avoid large crowds but if I do attend a large gathering or event, I am aware of the fact that this is my choice and my risk. And it is no one else’s concern. 

The issues of malevolence and control in the Cuomo order are clear. It’s not just the offense of segregating people which will involve New York telling citizens, including people of color that they have to sit somewhere else because of who they are, but they’re mandating the wearing of masks by everyone attending events — outside.   

Even The New York Times has written about the lack of transmission outdoors. About a New York Times morning newsletter this week, Fox News notes, “According to epidemiologists he had spoken with, [Times writer David] Leonhardt insisted that outdoor transmission ‘seems to be below 1 percent and may be below 0.1 percent.’ He also took aim at the CDC’s overly cautious guidance on summer camps that requires children to wear masks outdoors, writing ‘there is not a single documented Covid infection anywhere in the world from casual outdoor interactions …’”   

The Cuomo administration has been exposed as not using science to direct the decisions and actions his administration takes. If he did, we would not have had the mass death COVID-19 catastrophe at nursing homes. All of the scandals he is facing are based on abusing people and abusing the power of his office. For a man who hasn’t considered the death toll of his actions during COVID-19, why should we expect him to respect the civil rights of other human beings? 

• Tammy Bruce, president of Independent Women’s Voice, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk-show host.

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