Next time your server asks to see a vaccine card, here’s what to do …

With more parts of the country trampling on individual privacy and issuing requirements for vaccine passports, one medical professional is pushing back with a practical guide on Twitter.

Dr. Anthony Hinton, whose Twitter bio describes him as a “Consultant Surgeon with 30 years experience in the NHS,” posted a script from a scenario of a restaurant-goer being asked to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to be served.

“Next time you are asked for your COVID passport here’s what to do,” the tweet was captioned, in obvious response to the mandates in various cities and states that now require vaccine verification for entry and service.

The tweet suggests Americans being asked to show their papers should push back and highlight the hypocrisy of COVID mandates while other communicable diseases are ignored. After the hypothetical restaurant patron named “Bill” is asked by the waitress “do you and your guest have your Vaccination Cards?” he responds: “Can you tell us who our server will be?”

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“Um, looks like Brad will be your server tonight,” the waitress replies.

“Great. Can you show us Brad’s Vaccination Card?” Bill then asks. “And also, can you provide me with proof that Brad is not a carrier of HIV, Hepatitis A or B, or any other communicable diseases. Same for you and the kitchen staff.”

But why stop there? The script goes on, pointing out that the medical histories of all of the restaurant’s employees should be requested.

“Also, we would prefer not to be served by someone who is on or uses recreational drugs…” the customer continues, “so if you could provide us with Brad’s most recent tox screen, that would be great. As a matter of fact, I’m going to need to see all of your employees’ medical history.”

At this point in the scenario, the server announces she will get the manager.

“Make sure they have their Vax Card and medical records please,” the customer responds.

This week, the City of San Francisco will begin requiring proof of vaccination for residents to enter indoor facilities such as restaurants and events. In New York, the state’s “Excelsior” pass and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sweeping vaccine mandates have come under fire for not providing exceptions and making it harder for beleaguered business owners to get back on their feet following the pandemic shutdowns.

While there are certainly those who cheer the vaccination card requirements, others who raise the alarm about the invasion of privacy and other encroachments on personal liberty may find Hinton’s tweeted script helpful in pushing back.

“Here’s the thing, nobody needs restaurants, gyms and other places. They need us!” the tweet read.

“Start standing your ground and stop giving up your freedoms.”

 

Frieda Powers

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