Arizona Joins Other GOP States in Banning Vaccine Passports

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Yesterday, every American adult became eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Over the weekend, the public learned that half of the nation is at least partially inoculated against COVID-19; although, fewer than one-third of Americans are fully vaccinated.

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The healthcare community insists that the coronavirus vaccine is effective and safe; however, there are some issues with these claims. For starters, the Johnson & Johnson immunization was pulled after people who received this shot started coming down with blood clots. There are also concerns about the overall side effects stemming from the coronavirus vaccine.

Vaccine passports, and the leftist support for implementing them, ironically isn’t boosting confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. However, Arizona recently joined the list of GOP states to bar the use of vaccine passports, as Washington Examiner confirms.

No Vaccine Passports in Arizona

Thus far, Iowa, Idaho, Florida, Texas, and other GOP states have either banned vaccine passports or committed to banning them. Unlike most Democrats, Republicans do not believe that Americans should be forced to show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to live their lives.

In Arizona, Republican Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order that prohibits vaccine passports. Ducey’s order states that state and local governments may not require individuals to submit proof that they’ve received full immunization against coronavirus.

However, the Arizona GOP governor did not bar private businesses from making proof of inoculation a requirement for entry or service.

On Monday, the Republican governor of Arizona shared some remarks about his executive order. Ducey explained that the government should not have the power to mandate individuals to reveal their medical information. The Arizona governor then stated that while receiving the coronavirus vaccine is recommended, the state will never mandate this.

Do Vaccine Passports Encourage Vaccination?

Advocates of vaccine passports have stated many times that these tools will encourage Americans to get the immunization. However, this is simply not the case.

Since talks about vaccine passports, there is more hesitancy among certain people. Many individuals are understandably questioning why the push to force this vaccine upon people exists. Others believe that vaccine passports simply open the door to more government control and an eventual social credit system.

Are you glad that Arizona has joined other Republican-run states in banning vaccine passports? Do you believe that other GOP governors who have not already banned vaccine passports should do so? Let us know in the comments section below.