Strength bears benefits.
There’s been a strong response against the concept of vaccine passports after the Biden folks tried to float the idea last week and see how it played.
Both Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have come out strongly against the government being involved in any such thing and DeSantis also condemned any move by the private sector to lock out part of society or to try to control movement in that way.
Even the World Health Organization is against it, because of concerns about inequity and some people being locked out of society.
All that opposition appears to have forced the federal government’s hand, at least on the surface officially. Jen Psaki clarified today they would not be officially trying to mandate a government-controlled vaccine passport.
That sounds good, right?
Except this is more about covering their own backsides from any backlash and letting the private sector take the lead on it, in essence, forcing compliance because ‘everyone is doing it’ rather than by government mandate. They’ll just provide “guidance” to the private sector, Psaki said. Oh. Translation: we’ll still be pushing for it.