A stunning, albeit accidental, admittance by the Israeli Ministry of Health supports what skeptics have been saying all along; that vaccine passports are solely a form of control.
Unaware that he was speaking with a “hot mic” on and being broadcast live on TV, Israeli Health minister Nitzan Horowitz admitted, “there is no medical or epidemiological justification for the Covid passport, it is only intended to pressure the unvaccinated to vaccinate.”
Ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting, Horowitz was speaking to Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, unaware that he was being broadcast live to the nation on Channel 12, reports Jewish News Syndicate.
“Imposing ‘green pass’ rules on certain venues is needed only to pressure members of the public to get vaccinated, and not for medical reasons, Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said on Sunday, ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting” reported Jewish News Syndicate.
He continued the green pass should be removed as a requirement “for swimming pools, too, not just in restaurants.” Horowitz added, “The thing is, I’m telling you, our problem is people who don’t get vaccinated. We need [to influence] them a bit; otherwise, we won’t get out of this [pandemic situation].”
Horowitz went on to discuss how the green pass wasn’t being implemented anyways. “There is a kind of universality to the ‘green pass’ system, other than at malls, where I think it should be imposed, [because] now it’s clear that it applies nowhere.”
NEW – Israeli Ministry of Health (right) recorded saying to the Minister of Interior (left) "there is no medical or epidemiological justification for the Covid passport, it is only intended to pressure the unvaccinated to vaccinate".pic.twitter.com/c3oAOpZdEE
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Summit News reports:
Israel was once lauded for its successful vaccine rollout and the speed with which it introduced vaccine passports. The green pass was heralded as an “early vision of how we leave lockdown.” However, the country recently reported its highest ever number of daily COVID cases, with nearly 11,000 infections being recorded.
Although the early threat that the unvaccinated would be banned from entering numerous public venues convinced many younger people to get the vaccine, once it rolled out, the ‘green pass’ system was rarely even enforced and was subsequently scrapped at the end of May.
But once cases started rising again later that summer, Israel’s vaccine passport system was reintroduced and expanded.