FLORIDA is to fine any business or school £3,500 if it requires a so-called ‘vaccine passport’ or proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
News or not news?
It’s pretty dramatic, in my book, but it seems I am out on a limb here. The fact that a major US state, which invariably receives full-on attention at presidential election time, has decided to buck the global lockdown trend seems important to me. But not to the UK’s editors. They completely ignored it. Who knows what’s going through their minds or what battles go on in morning conferences to publish or suppress such items?
The amendment to Florida’s Senate Bill, which was passed in a 27-9 vote, institutes $5,000 fines for businesses or institutions that require vaccine documentation.
Under another provision, local government emergency powers would be limited to 10 or 30 days. To extend the emergency order beyond 30 days, a vote needs to take place with a majority of voters approving the emergency order extension.
Representative Tom Leek said forcing people to be vaccinated to go to work or to patronise a business discounts legitimate concerns about the shots. He said: ‘We have vaccines, through some miracle of science, that work. We also must recognise that Covid-19 vaccines don’t have the same proven history as the vaccines we require our schoolchildren to get.’
And here is TCW’s favourite politician with his proud pronouncement on Twitter: