As the nation continues to grapple with the fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggested that the federal government may consider issuing Americans certificates of immunity from the coronavirus.
The alarming prospect comes as the Trump administration looks at ways to facilitate quickly reopening the U.S. economy in the coming weeks.
“You know, that’s possible,” Fauci told CNN’s “New Day” on Friday when asked whether he could imagine a time when people across the country would carry such forms of identification.
“I mean, it’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure that we know who the vulnerable people are and not,” Fauci said. “This is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit, under certain circumstances.”
The proposal, Fauci said, would be contingent upon the widespread deployment of antibody tests which the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration are in the process of validating in the U.S.
“Within a period of a week or so, we’re going to have a rather large number of tests that are available” to the public, he added.
The development of a comprehensive antibody testing system is the next step of the administration’s plan to reopen the country and begin allowing essential workers like healthcare providers and first responders to return to their jobs.
According to Politico, immunity certificates have already been rolled out by researchers in Germany. The United Kingdom and Italy are also reportedly considering such documents.
In parts of communist China, the source of the novel coronavirus outbreak, citizens are required to display colored codes on their smartphones indicating their “contagion risk,” something Politico reports has allowed them to more quickly lift lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of the virus.
Several voices, however, are speaking out against what appears to be a brazen, authoritarian power-grab.
According to The Daily Caller, former Republican Texas Rep. Ron Paul called on President Trump to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, who currently holds the role of the president’s top advisor on the coronavirus.
Fauci Should Be Fired
If Not By Trump, Then By The American People
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) April 9, 2020
The veteran statesman and two-time Republican presidential candidate said in a Thursday edition of the Ron Paul Liberty Report that if Trump doesn’t fire Fauci, “the people have to fire him” instead.
“He should be fired, but if you don’t do it in the literal sense, the people have to fire him,” Paul said. “They have to fire him by saying ‘he’s a fraud.’”
“The plan that they have is when things are getting back to normal, people can return to their work, and they do things, and go to the golf course if they get a stamp of approval,” Paul continued. “Your liberties are there if you get a proper stamp from the government… It’s an excuse to have total control over the people.”
Folks, Paul is right.
You’ve probably heard rumblings of Fauci’s ties to some very familiar globalist, statist figures. This isn’t about making the world a safer place and protecting us from every single virus that crops up from now ’til the Lord returns. It’s about control. It’s always about control. Ask yourself: what’s really going on here?
The world has already seen these “cards,” they were called kennkarte or Ausweis, and they were instrumental in allowing the Nazi regime complete control over the daily life and movements of German citizens.
That sort of thing, sadly, may fly in China and even in Europe, but we must not allow it to happen here. We will not surrender our most cherished liberty for the illusion of safety!
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