While the Biden regime is working with the private sector to develop a nationwide vaccine passport system, embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the “Excelsior Pass”, a vaccine passport that New Yorkers will be required to obtain in order to engage in commerce.
The New York Post reports that the vaccine passport will force New Yorkers to “prove their vaccination status, or recent history of a negative COVID-19 test, in order to gain entry to events and businesses,” and was unveiled by Cuomo in a press release last week.
According to the New York government, the vaccine passport will be available on smartphones or be printed, and must be presented by New Yorkers to enter “businesses and become part of New York’s safe reopening.” They add, “Businesses will scan your Pass with a mobile device or tablet.”
“Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app,” Cuomo’s press release explains. It elaborates, “Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination.”
The Post confirmed that “Major venues, such as Madison Square Garden and the Times Union Center in Albany, will begin using the app next week and on April 2, Excelsior Pass will expand to ‘smaller arts, entertainment and event venues,’” per Cuomo’s office.
As National File reported, it is believed that a vaccine passport system will intimidate vaccine skeptics to comply with the mass vaccination initiative:
The left wing newspaper also believes that the vaccines can be used to bully skeptical Americans into taking the controversial vaccines.
“There is evidence vaccine passports could motivate skeptical Americans to get shots. Several vaccine-hesitant participants at a recent focus group of Trump voters led by pollster Frank Luntz suggested their desire to see family, go on vacation and resume other aspects of daily life outpaced fear of the shots, particularly if travel companies and others moved to require proof of vaccination,” they assert.
Unlike Cuomo’s approach in New York, the Biden regime is seeking to use private companies and the strength of corporate America to force Americans to take the vaccine and use the vaccine passport, without any direct government involvement.