On Friday, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang appeared to support the idea of Americans having downloadable barcodes to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
“Is there a way for someone to easily show that they have been vaccinated – like a bar code they can download to their phone? There ought to be,” Yang said in a tweet on Friday.
“Tough to have mass gatherings like concerts or ballgames without either mass adoption of the vaccine or a means of signaling,” Yang added.
“I’ve been tested at a photo shoot or interview and gotten a bracelet showing I was negative,” Yang continued. “Then we could interact more freely.”
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Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
The former presidential candidate called elected officials to measure support about potentially running for mayor of New York City, several people involved in the discussions said, according to Politico.
Chinese President Xi Jinping previously urged for the use of QR codes in order to monitor the coronavirus worldwide, CNN reported. The method is already used in China to track individuals’ health and travel data.
The electronic code changes color depending on the level of possible contact with the virus, CNN reported.
Yang got completely shredded on Twitter in response to his proposal. Check out some of the reactions below.
“When fascism appears, it won’t come with a gun, it’ll come with a smile,” said the legendary Mike Cernovich.
“Democrat Andrew Yang is advocating for policies promoted by the Chinese Communist Party, which has people in concentration camps.”
“I’m all for vaccines but this is weird and creepy”
“I know your heart’s in the right place but trust me on this one, there will be a mass revolt among certain (and large) American subgroups if this becomes a thing. I think you know why.”
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