Democrat Echoes Communist China, Calls for Proof-of-Vaccine Barcodes
Failed Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang makes chilling push
Failed Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has echoed the chilling agenda from communist China, by calling for people to have proof-of-vaccination barcodes.
“Is there a way for someone to easily show that they have been vaccinated — like a bar code they can download to their phone?” Yang, who is also a CNN contributor, wrote on Twitter Friday.
“There ought to be.”
“Tough to have mass gatherings like concerts or ballgames without either mass adoption of the vaccine or a means of signaling,” he added.
“I’ve been tested at a photo shoot or interview and gotten a bracelet showing I was negative.
"Then we could interact more freely.”
Yang’s remarks are similar to what Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictator Xi Jinping, who has Christians rounded up and sent away to "reeducation" camps, wants to be implemented around the world.
“China mandated the widespread use of QR-based health certificates earlier this year,” CNN reported last month.
"The system, which uses an electronic barcode to store a person’s travel and health history, has been credited with helping to curb the spread of the virus.
“The code issues users with a color code based on their potential exposure to the novel coronavirus.
"The colors are like traffic lights — green is safest, then amber and finally red.”
“China has proposed a global mechanism on the mutual recognition of health certificates based on nucleic acid test results in the form of internationally accepted QR codes,” Xi said last month.
“We hope more countries will join this mechanism.”
Yang faced widespread backlash over his comments.
I’ve been tested at a photo shoot or interview and gotten a bracelet showing I was negative. Then we could interact more freely.— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) December 18, 2020
His remarks prompted a wave of backlash with references to totalitarianism, particularly Nazi Germany.
Democrats were largely silent, however, with many pointing to privacy and authoritarian concerns.
Have you ever had a history class? Something from the WWII era, perhaps?— Dan Gainor, BA, MA, MBA (@dangainor) December 18, 2020
Might want to rethink this one before running for mayor of the city with the largest concentration of Jewish population in the country.— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 18, 2020
Many responded to Yang with references to the yellow stars or tattoos persecuted Jews wore in Germany.
Something along these lines? pic.twitter.com/fYqLnVtSIS— BubbyBelle 🇺🇸 (@BubbyBelle) December 18, 2020
Something like a tattoo on your forearm? I think that’s got some staying power. pic.twitter.com/J0zil3IIof— Amanda (@_Mrs_Farnum) December 18, 2020
Communist much?— Mike Mason (@MikeMason830) December 18, 2020
Yang's comments touched a nerve as many were already concerned about government overreach through extended lockdowns during the pandemic.
The first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine were distributed on Monday to health care workers, who are on the front lines in the battle against a pandemic that’s taken the lives of more than 311,000 Americans since March.
The vaccine was authorized last week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use, and the first doses were delivered to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Vice President Mike Pence received the vaccine on Friday in an effort to reassure Americans -- something former President Obama indicated he would do as well.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he will publicly receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
Biden's handlers announced on Friday that the Democrat nominee and his wife, Jill Biden, will get their shots in their home state of Delaware.