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Is Biden Really Planning Vaccine Mandate for Air Travel?

Is Biden Really Planning Vaccine Mandate for Air Travel?

It appears to depend on how polls and the U.S. Constitution can be manipulated.

As the world struggles to deal with the continuing waves of COVID-19 outbreaks, nations are taking different approaches to the infection.

For instance, Canada is now mandating that all passengers and workers on commercial air flights in Canada will soon have to prove they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The new travel vaccination policy will apply to passengers and workers in the federally regulated air, rail and cruise ship sectors. It will be enacted “as soon as possible in the fall and no later than the end of October,” the Canadian Treasury Board said on Friday.

“Canadians deserve to feel confident when traveling that the environment around them is safe,” Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said. “We need to regain public confidence in travel” to help the industry that’s been hobbled by the pandemic, he added.

In the U.S., Biden (or, more likely, his team of “advisors”) are eyeing more robust rules regarding vaccinations. And while no air-travel mandate is on the table . . . yet, it appears that the administration may soon be manipulating poll data and the U.S. Constitution to make vaccinations a requirement for air travel.

…[W]hile more severe measures — such as mandating vaccines for interstate travel or changing how the federal government reimburses treatment for those who are unvaccinated and become ill with COVID-19 — have been discussed, the administration worried that they would be too polarizing at this time. An administration official said the interstate travel vaccination requirement was not under consideration at the moment.

That’s not to say they won’t be implemented in the future, as public opinion continues to shift toward requiring vaccinations as a means to restore normalcy.

As I noted in my post about Iceland, 93% of its population over 16 has been vaccinated, and there are still infections occurring. Furthermore, the vaccine’s effectiveness appears to decrease over time. Enhanced healthcare options, a focus on developing more treatment options, and a less hysterical response to this virus would be better approaches.

Perhaps Biden is hopeful we Americans will settle for restrictions less aggressive than those being implemented in Australia.

Hundreds more defence personnel will deploy next week to Sydney to help enforce the city’s lockdown after authorities on Friday reported the biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases from the outbreak which is spreading beyond Australia’s largest city.

“Unfortunately, this trend (in cases) will continue for at least the next few days,” New South Wales (NSW) state premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney, the state capital.

As daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high in Sydney it is becoming increasingly unlikely the city will end its nine-week lockdown on Aug. 28 as originally planned. Authorities are talking about easing some restrictions if enough people are vaccinated and case numbers fall.

Contrast this approach with Sweden’s. The Nordic country shunned lockdowns and is approaching close to zero daily coronavirus deaths.

In the last 14 days, Sweden has recorded an average of 0.6 Covid deaths per day.

In comparison, the UK has recorded an average of 74 deaths per day and the United States 329.

Meanwhile, a recently published paper suggests those who have had an infection retain wide-ranging immunity against another infection.

Recovered COVID-19 patients retain broad and effective longer-term immunity to the disease, suggests a recent Emory University study, which is the most comprehensive of its kind so far. The findings have implications for expanding understanding about human immune memory as well as future vaccine development for coronaviruses.

The longitudinal study, published recently on Cell Reports Medicine, looked at 254 patients with mostly mild to moderate symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection over a period for more than eight months (250 days) and found that their immune response to the virus remained durable and strong.

I will make this prediction about Biden: The approach he chooses is likely to be ineffective and hurtful to the Americans.

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This leads to a question I’m not seeing anyone ask.

What about those of us who cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons?

Can I get $50 on yes?

Last week seeing companies and organizations requiring Vax passports, it’s going to happen as no one is their to stop it and tell the Marxists no.

Immunity, therapeutic treatments, no. Quasi-vaccines (e.g. non-sterilizing), without long-term (e.g. decade or more), safety data, and excess adverse events including deaths correlated with jabs, distributed to the general population, yes. An exercise in planned parent/hood, hopefully, not.

Canada’s been a mess for a long time with respect to this. Close the border to people coming in from the US and those who are allowed to come in, including Canadian citizens, have to quarantine for 10-14 days in certain hotels at their own expense, even if they have documented proof they have not only been fully vaccinated and have had negative tests 3 days before and 3 days after arrival, but come in from elsewhere around the world and the quarantine requirement is a crapshoot? They’ve been consistently inconsistent.

For people driving to or from Alaska and the lower 48, that’s a whole other adventure in itself.

Plus early on, when flights from China were being banned elsewhere, Canada let them keep on going.

And another thing: The first major vaccine available in Canada was the Astra Zeneca, and because it’s not approved by the FDA Canadians who wish to travel to the States are discovering that places which require proof of vaccination (Broadway, anyone?) don’t recognize it as legit.

Here in the US, I think for now it’s going to be more the feds “encouraging” the airlines to implement those requirements themselves.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to p. | August 16, 2021 at 9:25 am

    The US / Canadian border has been a mess for quite a while. It’s mostly due to when the US got all rulesy-rulesy after 9/11. They pushed back in kind.

Is Biden really planning?

That’s a good question. At the current stage of his dementia Biden doesn’t think any further ahead than 5 or 10 minutes.

Study after study shows naturally acquired immunity, aka contracting Covid and recovering, provides wider protection v mutated variants that are durable.

Instead of embracing this fact and rolling out wide ranging anti body testing so that individuals can easily determine their level of protection and including these numbers into the herd immunity count our leaders ignore it.

Fauci is insisting upon a vaccine. He wants to curtail individual liberty while refusing to sufficiently explain why the situation calls for that. Until the public health community in the US admit prior lies, mistakes and show the data for the true comparison; natural v artificial immunity among the healthy they will not convince anyone, IMO.

    alohahola in reply to CommoChief. | August 15, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Rolling out wide-ranging antibody testing???

    Are you crazy? They didn’t even do that for HIV/AIDS.

    Illegal. Unethical. Immoral.

      CommoChief in reply to alohahola. | August 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Voluntary testing. This allows the hesitant to determine what their level of protection is. Then they can make a more informed decision regarding receiving the vaccine.

        murkyv in reply to CommoChief. | August 16, 2021 at 12:24 am

        On stern advice from my doctor, I finally broke down and got the Moderna vax with my daughter

        Had antibody test too

        I’ll know the results of that this week when I see my Primary Dr

“Canadians deserve to feel confident when traveling that the environment around them is safe”

In that case, what does being vaccinated have to do with that? If as the Canadian government claims the vaccines are effective, when why do the vaccinated care they are around the unvaccinated? If they aren’t effective, of what use is such a mandate? The vaccinated will infect themselves. And of course everybody will still have to wear useless face masks. All this for a disease about as deadly as the flu.

As should be obvious by now, pushing the vaccines on everybody hasn’t been about public health for a long time now. Covid statistics don’t merit these kinds of measures.

    Because it’s Canada. It’s hard to explain without going into treatise about why Canadians are overall much more willing to accept government intrusion into their everyday lives, but let’s just say Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s famous declaration that “The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation” has long since been replaced with the concept that the State has its place in the lives and dealings of everyone in the nation, whether big or small, and it has been put into overdrive under the rule of his son.

      henrybowman in reply to p. | August 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

      “It’s hard to explain without going into treatise about why Canadians are overall much more willing to accept government intrusion into their everyday lives”

      …other than to observe that that was the entire rationale for Canada creating itself via political divorce from the rebelling US colonies.

Comanche Voter | August 15, 2021 at 6:18 pm

I’ll go with Obama’s verdict. Never underestimate Joe’s ability to eff things up! Whatever Joe does will make it worse.

Some of the airlines are not requiring vaccines for employees, so I don’t see how they can mandate passengers having to have one.
Yet, anyway.
Has anyone seen Dr. Zelenko’s latest? Interesting. Very.

Meh. Airlines lost me after their last mandate (the “bend over and spread ’em” one).

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | August 16, 2021 at 9:28 am

    That wasn’t their mandate. It was our elected officials who formed up a jobs program for McDonald’s rejects.

nordic_prince | August 15, 2021 at 11:44 pm

It’s not about “health” or “safety,” folks – it’s about POWER and CONTROL. What else explains their insistence to get “get a shot into every arm,” natural immunity and individual rights be damned?

This bug will never go away, not with masks, not with “social distancing,” not with lockdowns, and not with “leaky” non-vaxx vaxxes. That ship sailed about 18 months ago…if we had opened up and burned the masks, we would surely have reached herd immunity by now.

That’s what they should have done if they were truly interested in “following the science.” But that wouldn’t have suited the “Great Reset” agenda of Klaus Anal Schwab and all the other petty little globalist dick-tater wannabes. The clot shot is just part of their plan to bring about their hellish hunger games utopia, which is why they don’t give two craps about more people dying from this “vaxx” than from all vaxxes combined for the past 20 years.

Nobody seems to remember that the “vaccines” are only available through Emergency Use Authorizations, and thus require voluntary informed consent. Making daily life difficult, if not impossible, without vaccination negates both the voluntary and probably consent requirements, making administration of the vaccines essentially illegal to those people who otherwise wouldn’t accept it.

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