Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Vaccine passport systems being withdrawn?

Posted by M. C. on February 10, 2022

Tom Woods News Letter

Some months ago on the Tom Woods Show I asked Stanford University’s Jay Bhattacharya what he thought the future had in store for vaccine passport systems in certain cities, whereby “proof of vaccination” is necessary to enter many indoor businesses.

He said he thought they would be relatively short lived. I hoped he was right.

Well, maybe he was.

Now it’s true: not all problems are solved.


In Denver the requirement has been withdrawn.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, the mayor says he hopes to lift the policy this week. In Minneapolis, the mayor is planning to lift the policy sooner than expected, possibly within the coming days.

In Chicago the mayor is saying the policy could be lifted in a matter of weeks.

In Boston the mayor has finally indicated that the policy is temporary and will be lifted when three metrics are reached. One of them has already been reached, and the others are well on their way to being reached.

Now before you think Woods has gone all wimpy on you:

I’m not saying that the people in charge of these places are good or reasonable, or they wouldn’t have enacted these policies in the first place. They are hopeless. And some of them support other terrible policies, still in place.

Their crazy “metrics” are arbitrary and based on nothing.

They insist that they have the power to reimpose these measures at any time.

We cannot pretend any of this is normal or acceptable, even as we celebrate the lifting of the stupidest and most destructive policies.

But to see them back off from this insanity so quickly is a reminder that (1) measures like these crush businesses and economies, and (2) a determined minority can make things happen.

Of course, I have a certain prejudice in favor of my own determined minority, namely the folks inside the Tom Woods Show Elite.

Want to know what’s going to happen in six months? Read (and participate in) our discussions today.

It’s one of many perks Woods supporters get.

See you in there:
Tom Woods

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