Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang set off a firestorm on social media this week, by pondering about a way Americans can prove they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
He actually said that perhaps people could so a barcode to offer proof.
The response was explosive.
The Blaze reports:
‘Like a bar code’: Andrew Yang calls for way to show proof of someone’s vaccination
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is calling for a system people can use to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19, suggesting something “like a bar code they can download to their phone” would make it easier to safely congregate.
Yang, whose campaign for the White House was based on a platform calling for universal basic income, tweeted Friday, “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.”
He argued, “Tough to have mass gatherings like concerts or ballgames without either mass adoption of the vaccine or a means of signaling.”
The businessman went on to say, “I’ve been tested at a photo shoot or interview and gotten a bracelet showing I was negative. Then we could interact more freely.”
Here’s Yang’s tweet:
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.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) December 18, 2020
Here are some responses:
Yet, we can’t require IDs to vote? Interesting. https://t.co/3hnocy8VNf
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) December 18, 2020
Thanks for your thought(less) question! Maybe there IS a way to show it! Would a tattoo on your forehead work for you?! How about a number on your forearm or a Yellow star for dissenters?!
Not if I can help it!#2ndAmendment https://t.co/wKssvz82sA
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) December 18, 2020
I like Andrew, have had him on the show, he’s welcome back and would love to shoot hoops with him.
This sort of centralized authoritarian control that Democrats want around every part of your life is why there are so few moderates left.
Star on their jacket, maybe? https://t.co/qEaYTjGHCQ
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 18, 2020
do you want to remain part of the same country as this person?
i dont https://t.co/6mUs9DXxZQ
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) December 18, 2020
These people are blind, deaf and dumb to what they are saying.
They terrify me. They actually believe they are do-gooders. when they are the most evil of tyrants. https://t.co/wPFjmtditM
— Dr. Steph (@steph93065) December 18, 2020
It’s amazing that that Yang would say such a thing.
Of course, the liberal media pretty much ignored it for obvious reasons. Yang is a Democrat.