I am finally microchipped, along with millions of others, therefore Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci can now track our every move. They will be able to see if I’m communicating with Elvis or hiding JFK in a private Bunker. (LOL)
The old adage to not discuss politics or religion in public has gone one tier further to include the COVID vaccine. Everyone has their opinion, and it can cause friction. Nonetheless, here I am.
The COVID vaccine is shunned by the anti-vaccine crowd. They find most of their information and what they believe to be the coronavirus gospel on Facebook, Twitter and other social-media platforms.
The question remains, should I trust my doctors who are primarily pro-vaccine or a bunch of conspiracy theorists and social-media junkies without medical degrees?
If a business can say “no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no enter,” why can’t they say, “no vaccine, no enter?”
There are those who believe your civil liberties would be violated should a vaccine passport become mandatory? Are your civil liberties violated when you decide to not get a driver’s license and drive, or not wear a seat belt when in a vehicle.?
People must get over their paranoia and realize the government is not planting microchips into them by way of the COVID vaccine.
I feel safer going into an establishment or hopping on public transportation where the employees have been vaccinated. I will not complain if private businesses, schools, airlines, cruise ships and other travel- and tourism-related enterprises require vaccine passports to enter.
The government may not be able to require a vaccine as long as the vaccine is still in the emergency stage. However, once it meets approval by the FDA, that is another story.
The passport would have medical and religious exemptions.
Many states, cities and counties across America are offering incentives for their residents to get vaccinated.
Ohio is having a million-dollar drawing. NYC is offering fast-food gift certificates and lotto tickets. Other states are offering U.S. savings bonds.
Walmart offers employees $75.
Safeway Pharmacy offers a 10% discount on groceries.
The state of Hawai‘i could offer a free, round-trip, all-expense-paid trip to the ninth island of Las Vegas along with a giant Spam musubi! All I got was free coffee and pastries.
A lot has changed since the onset of the pandemic. New words like “social distancing,” “distance learning,” “work at home,” “curbside pickup” and so many more are common now
The slower lifestyle of years past was welcomed by many. The beaches, coral reefs and fish had a chance to rest and replenish. There was reduced traffic. People had a chance to interact with neighbors like it was the 1950s again.
The bad news is many businesses were forced to close; others filed bankruptcy. Many folks could not afford to pay rent, mortgage, utilities, or basic food and transportation expenses. Elective surgeries were postponed, depression and suicide increased and many around the globe died.
Are we ready to mingle in large groups again? Are we ready to shake hands, hug and give a peck on the cheek as a common greeting, or have we all been conditioned to be germaphobes like the famous TV detective Adrian Monk?
Are politicians going to be comfortable at rallies shaking the hands of thousands and kissing babies? When someone sneezes or coughs in public, will we rush to the nearest restroom to gargle and wash our hands?
What is normal? The joke goes: normal is the setting on the washing machine. Will Western society ever get back to shaking hands as it’s a traditional greeting and closure to business deals, or will abnormal remain our normal?
I’ve been double vaccinated. I feel safe, however, life for me will not be normal until such time that food samples return to Costco.
James “Kimo” Rosen lives in Kapa‘a with his dog, and blogs as a hobby at dakinetalk.blogspot.com.