With the delta variant having already become the new fear du jour among medical professionals, (and having also become the favorite piece of ammunition for the fear-mongering media), there are many in our nation who wonder what the future of medical privacy could look like.
That’s because Americans who’ve decided to forego a coronavirus vaccine are quickly becoming second-class citizens in our nation. There are concerts and sporting events to which they are not allowed to go, and there is still a whole different set of rules being set for them by the CDC.
There are also fears among many that we could soon be forced to carry around a “vaccine passport” of sorts, which could be used by any number of businesses to deny or allow service to patrons as well.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is not a fan.
“The CDC reported today that only 28.4% of the black community have received the Covid vaccine. With states like CA and NY mandating vaccine passports to enter restaurants and businesses, the black community would be most affected by this modern day segregation,” Dr. Drew tweeted.
The responses came swiftly.
A self-designated “TV commentator on mental health,” Dr. Gail Saltz immediately responded to Dr. Drew, questioning if the vaccine is actually available to “ALL.” She responded:
The vaccine is exceedingly available to ALL? It is not denying access to anyone based on an unchangeable parameter (segregation). It is however aimed at decreasing covid spread, thereby saving lives, especially lives of those least vaccinated and most vulnerable.
The vaccine reluctancy that we face today appears to largely related to those Americans who have chosen to abstain, which has created a real headache for the Biden administration.