Anne Gulland is The Telegraph’s Global Health Security Deputy Editor. Writing on the newspaper’s website today, Gulland said that, “vaccine passes are gaining traction around the world as countries introduce greater freedoms for those who are immunised, risking the creation of an unvaccinated underclass.”
Gulland referred to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who shamelessly admitted yesterday, that by restoring freedom only to those who have been jabbed, she is effectively turning her country into a two-tier society.
It might be about to get worse in Austria though, as Gulland writes for The Telegraph:
Perhaps one of the most eye-opening vaccine mandates under consideration is in Austria, where the number of cases is climbing again – and those who are unjabbed risk being confined to their homes.
On Friday, Alexander Schallenberg, the country’s chancellor,warned that if the number of Covid patients in Austria’s intensive care units exceeds 600 – or a third of the country’s total ICU capacity – those who have not been vaccinated will be forced into lockdown and will only be able to leave their homes under specific circumstances.
This is one of the more extreme options under consideration, but other countries are also becoming less afraid of interfering in their citizens’ lives in a bid to ensure high vaccine rates.
She’s not wrong. Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken of hiring private security forces to enter Ireland’s nightclubs to ensure that everyone inside has a valid vaccine passport. Only the jabbed can party in the country’s nightspots.
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said today that he is “leaning towards” attempting to mandate jabs for NHS workers. A jabs for jobs policy is already up and running in the US. The nation’s Federal employees have been told that if they cannot prove that they have been jabbed, they will be fired.
It’s what we call lock-step. It is unbridled totalitarianism. I had to read the news about Austria twice though. The Chancellor there really did threaten to lock the unjabbed in their homes if cases continued to rise.
What a guy. It’s easy to talk tough when surrounded by a bunch of goons who are armed to the teeth.
The question remains. At what point will people rise up, or is it already too late?