In the past few weeks, heated debates about Covid-19 or vaccine mandates has divided people into two groups. On December 21, one individual from Argentina explained in a forum that “banks in Argentina are not letting unvaccinated people inside.” The person said that whether people are for or against vaccines, the mandate was “nuts” and the “decision to go all-in on bitcoin” was the best decision he’s made in his life.
Visiting Bank Branches in Argentina or Nigeria are prohibited from providing vaccines to the unvaccinated
Many countries have experienced division due to vaccine mandates. Mandates are used to force individuals into making a decision between vaccination and employment. Many cities have also made it mandatory that only people who have been vaccinated can enjoy indoor dining at public venues and entertainment. Boston was the latest to announce a mandatory vaccine for public venues on Monday. Michelle Wu of Boston was also protested during the announcement. Protestors flocked to Boston City Hall to say “shame on Wu,” and that the Boston mayor was not a doctor.
As a response, @wutrainIt is said that “There is nothing more American” than working together to take care of others. https://t.co/wbwCNfdORS https://t.co/uVcJ4e9dOi
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) December 20, 2021
Boston is following the lead of U.S. cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, which have passed strict vaccination mandates. Other countries, such as Canada, Australia, France and Israel, have similar requirements. While people think it’s bad enough that the unvaccinated cannot enjoy public places, many others are complaining about being able to access their finances in a public environment. For example, the Covid-19 protocol of Argentina is quite strict and Argentina just opened its borders during the first week in November to travelers who have been vaccinated.
A post was posted to the bitcoin-centric forum, r/bitcoin on December 21 by an individual. It stated that residents without a vaccination could not enter regional banks branches. He wrote:
Banks in Argentina are not letting unvaccinated people to get inside… The only way to withdraw dollars from your account is to do it physically in your bank. This decision is insane, no matter what your opinion on vaccinations. My decision to go all-in on Bitcoin has been the best decision I’ve made in my life.
This forum posting attracted a lot attention. One reader asked the person if Argentine residents had access to automated teller machines. “Not for dollars. Just for our local currency, which has like a 50% rate of inflation,” the individual replied. Reddit posted received many upvotes, and it moved to the first page of r/bitcoin’s website on Tuesday afternoon (EST). Many Redditors agreed with the individual’s statements and one person said: “Authoritarianism is on the rise. Bitcoin fixes this.”
#BitcoinDoes not discriminate
— Shabs (@spicyhodl) December 21, 2021
Someone suggested it was possible that central banks might introduce a central banking digital currency (CBDC). This tactic uses coercion as well as pressure. “Banning people from accessing their bank accounts without being vaccinated is probably what will happen when central bank digital currencies are introduced,” the person remarked. “You will get a new digital wallet tied to your i.d and proof of vaccination record. if you don’t get vaccinated you are locked out of your account. or if you are double vaxxed but don’t get booster shots in the future then you will be locked out of your account,” the Redditor added.
Nigeria: “Large gatherings, places of worship and banks will only be accessible to those with proof that they’ve received at least one Covid-19 shot” (article from September) https://t.co/i5ggJmsgPL
— David Vuorio (@david_vuorio) December 21, 2021
The person from Argentina isn’t the only one discussingBanishment of unvaccinated people from banks Banks in Nigeria are reportedly banning unvaccinated persons from banking and religious places. Nigeria’s Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki explained during the last week of August that large gatherings, financial institutions, and places of worship will only be available to those who can prove Covid-19 vaccination status. After Obaseki announced the rules, Nigeria’s Ondo state governor followed with the same vaccine mandates on August 30.
Unvaccinated Canadians Pull Money From Banks, Victoria Premier Dan Andrews Claims ‘There’s Going to Be a Vaccinated Economy’
In Ontario and other parts of Canada, the unvaccinated are also feeling “ostracized” and a number of people who are unvaccinated believe their funds will not be available via traditional banks. “On the west coast [in Ontario]People panicking [and] raging about the restrictions and the ostracization of the unvaccinated,” an individual tweetedIt will be Monday. “We [are] being denied services [and]It is frightening. It is frightening that some people withdraw money from banks [because] they may not serve the unvaccinated,” the person added. Some Canadians have no issues with ostracising the unvaccinated and feel these types of citizens are “lazy and irresponsible.”
During the first week of September Australian state of Victoria premier Dan Andrews said the state will “lock out” unvaccinated people from participating in the economy, according to a report from rt.com news. “There is going to be a vaccinated economy, and you get to participate in that if you are vaccinated,” Andrews said. “We’re going to move to a situation where, to protect the health system, we are going to lock out people who are not vaccinated and can be,” the Australian state premier added.
US President Joe Biden Warns Unvaccinated Americans: ‘We Are Looking at a Winter of Severe Illness and Death for the Unvaccinated’
Meanwhile, American president Joe Biden and White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients are being criticized for what they have been saying about unvaccinated citizens. “I want to send a direct message to the American people: Due to the steps we’ve taken, omicron has not yet spread as fast as it would have otherwise done,” Biden said last week. He added:
But it’s here now, and it’s spreading, and it’s going to increase … We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated – for themselves, their families, and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm,” he added. “But there’s good news: If you’re vaccinated, and you have your booster shot, you’re protected from severe illness and death.
Biden also held a press conference on Tuesday. told Americans that getting vaccinated is “your patriotic duty” and “an obligation to your country.” Biden said that Americans who are not vaccinated this winter “have good reason to be concerned” in regards to the Omicron variant.
How do you feel about recent furious debates regarding Covid-19 or vaccine mandates? How do you feel about people who are not vaccinated being prevented from certain parts of the economy, such as banking branches and shopping at local banks? Please comment below to let us know your thoughts on this topic.
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