I am against the covid pass. Not because I don’t see the logic or believe the covid isn’t as bad as it’s said or the vacines don’t work, but because it’s an alarming sign of the way we are giving goverments the power to control us and restrict our freedoms.
Right now, it’s because of a pandemic, but who says in the future it won’t be becasue you came from certain country with alarming stadistics of whatever they deem dangerous (which they’re already doing with covid19) or they don’t let you do a social life because you’re more in risk of whatever, and you can’t vacine because of factor risks or simply don’t want to.
Maybe the last one is stupid. You’re in your right to think so, as a person with free will.
But people also have a right to be stupid and took their own decisions. This includes not risking their lives with a vacine that can have grave secondary effects, even though you may say they are present in a minimal percentage of those vaccinated. It’s still a risk and if someone doesn’t want to take it bc of whatever reason they’re in their rights as a person to choose. Even if you don’t agree.
It’s the same as not allowing the capital penalty or having freedom of speech as a right. We may wish some people dead bc they’ve done horrible things and want some others to shut up because we don’t like their points of view and opinions but if we allow that, who is there to control the goverment when it starts constrining us more and more because it’s convenient for those in power, and killing people becasue they say so?
It’s a slippery slope and maybe you think, oh, it’s for our benefit surely, but I garantee that’s how it always starts, so slowly you don’t notice until you are living in a dystopic nightmare; just look at history. Look at Hong Kong and at how the chinese goverment has made use of the Covid crisis to control the population that was in riots all of 2019.
And hey, I think the Covid19 pass is stupid because even with the vaccine you can catch it again, or be asympthomathic and not notice, and then spread it anyway. People are still gathering outside and when buying foods and first necessities so it’s all moot anyway. It’s a thing people are asking for because they can’t control their fears of an uncontrollable thing like an illness this dangerous and are trying to grasp anything, everything to feel safe even if it’s a false feeling of security.
And our goverments are letting them because it’s convenient and gets them points for looking like they’re doing something to stop the virus. If not, then why were so many people still catching the Covid during those months of isolation past year in Spain and Italy?
(It’s bc it’s an air virus and you still got out to buy things which ops, makes the isolation make no sense. Until you get it was an attempt to scalate the contagion so all people could get hospital beds, which is more understable and why we’re getting in the one year and a half mark still so many people with covid.)
Anyway, I’m out.
PD: The more they insist people have to do something the more they will rebel and do the contrary. I’ve passed the Covid twice, once with low level symptoms and another almost asympthomatic a year later, and I’m thinking of getting the vaccine, but I’m against any form of mandatory control, about health or movement from a goverment.