Requiring vaccination cards in Chicago and Cook County is racist.

They’re as hard or harder to get than voter IDs.

Not unlike a nation occupied by a foreign power, everyone in Chicago, Cook County and other Blue Team jurisdictions will have to show their papers if they want to go, well, just about anywhere public.

Those papers documenting that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 variants will be as difficult or even more so to get than what it takes to get identification that proves you are eligible to vote–something that Progressives/Democrats/Liberals insist is so difficult for minorities that it is “systemically racist”

But there’s not a peep out of the Blue Team crowd about how a system that requires you to carry a vaccination card is just as racist.

Cook County lays it out in its “Cook County Department of Public Health Mitigation Guidance.” The title might lead you to believe that this is merely suggested guidance, but it’s far from it. The “Guidance” is actually an “order” that demands that you carry “valid forms of verification” that include a “valid photo ID” if you’re 16 or older plus a “vaccination card,” or a “photocopy of a vaccination card,” or a “digital record or app,” or a “printed record from vaccine provider.” Even children as young as 5 must be documented.

In other words, you not only must have a document that proves that you have been fully vaccinated plus the same kind of ID that should be required to prove you are eligible to vote. Does this make any sense?

According to the county “mitigation” orders, you cannot enter the following stores, establishments, institutions and more without a valid ID (and a mask):

  • Indoor dining establishments, including bars, breweries, wine / spirit tasting rooms, restaurants, private clubs, country clubs, banquet halls, dining areas within any public business that is ancillary to the main business (cafes within grocery stores, other retail, etc.) coffee shops, food courts and food halls;
  • Event spaces, including hotel ballrooms and commercial event and party venues and nightclubs.
  • Recreation and entertainment venues in areas where food or beverages are served, including movie theaters, live performance spaces, including live theater and live music, sports arenas, skating rinks, adult entertainment venues, arcades, bowling alleys, play spaces, family entertainment centers, billiard halls, and venues for card playing; and
  • All indoor settings for recreation and exercise, including health clubs, gyms, fitness centers, hotel fitness centers, recreation centers, yoga studios, cross-fit studios, cycling studios, dance studios, fieldhouses, boxing and kickboxing gyms, and other facilities conducting group fitness classes indoors.

You’ve got to read the entire “Guidance,” if you want to get a sense of what a bureaucratic wet dream this is. Among its jewels is the requirement that “Businesses are required to post signage that advises their patrons of this requirement at the public entrances of the business.” It even provides “sample signs” in Spanish and English, as a courtesy I suppose for the small businesses that suddenly are confronted by yet another government regulation. (The sample is shown at the top of this post.)

Certain exemptions to the rule are graciously allowed, “such as houses of worship.” And for “nonresident” performers and athletes. (But not for resident performers and athletes?)

Ironically, an exemption is granted for voting:

Any person entering a business subject to this Order for the purposes of voting in a municipal, state, or federal election; or, pursuant to law, assisting or accompanying a voter or observing such elections.

I suppose if polling places were not exempt, a vaccination ID would be in effect a voter ID. Can’t have that.

Four pages of details are laid out for businesses–meaning more mandates, more forms and more instructions about how use employees. Like:

Businesses are NOT expected or required to maintain copies of CDC Vaccination Record Cards or similar, but ARE required to document verification and compliance with this Public Health Order. Such documentation should be in writing and must be available for inspection upon request of any County official authorized to enforce this Order. A suggested template for documentation is provided in Section 5.

Thankfully, you won’t need a vaccination card to use a public restroom or grabbing a latte. Thus:

Individuals entering an establishment for less than 10 minutes for ordering and carrying out food; making a delivery; or using restroom facilities.

By the way, the “guidance” about masks thankfully gives an exemption for people “while masked, like facials or beard and mustache trims.” Man, if they hadn’t told us, barbers would be trying to give shaves under the masks.

I can hear bureaucrats tasked with writing these regulations saying, “Oh goody. Another chance to run everyone’s life. To give everyone rules that are so detailed that nothing is left out.” As of Ed McMahon had been resurrected to say, “Everything you need to know is right there in those four pages!”

This is the monster that has been unleashed by Blue Teams and elite “experts” who fail to consider how their edicts affect individuals, families, businesses, schools, the economy and more. Just as scary is how the Blue Teams see no parallels between voter IDs and vaccination IDs.

Thankfully, I no longer live under the thumbs of these patrician busy bodies, having moved a couple of years ago to booming Florida, where freedom rings.

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  • I have wondered how the liberal screamers who oppose voter ID laws because they are racist...because it is an undue burden on minorities to acquire such ID (so they say) can justify VAX card proof mandates. More than a bit hypocritical don't you think? Condescending too. Kind of blows holes in their liberal outrage. States & municipalities can mandate or enact requirements or can't they?

  • The Left never sees or acknowledges their hypocrisy.

  • In reply to Got out of IL!,:

    By the way, here in SC, hospitals are empty, few people wear masks, and Covid is almost never mentioned on TV, newspapers, etc. except in relation to how bad it is in NY and Chicago. Our county has had 6 positive tests and no deaths in December. That’s why AOC is vacationing massless in FL, not NY.

  • In reply to Got out of IL!,:

    True, all that

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    What? Did you even bother to check his facts?

  • In reply to Got out of IL!,:

    South Carolina COVID-19 Data and Dashboards

    English | Español

    DHEC provides COVID-19 data and vaccine updates Monday through Friday.
    Reported Friday, December 31, 2021 10:32 a.m.

    Data as of Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:59 p.m.
    COVID-19 New Total
    Confirmed Cases 6,319 773,597
    Probable Cases 2,563 201,723
    Confirmed Deaths 14 12,654
    Probable Deaths 5 1,982
    Molecular Test Results 29,942
    Total Tests


  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    This appears to be deaths REPORTED in December, not deaths that occurred in December. Not sure what county he's referring to, but here's a link to counties:

  • In reply to Got out of IL!,:

    AOC was dining in Miami Beach maskless. Do you expect her to drink a cocktail with a mask on?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I'd expect that AOC might want to avoid such a "fascist" state and vacation in the Catskills with mask and vax passport in hand. Her lounging there with her sock-sandaled boy is a tacit agreement on Florida and its social condition and politics. Maybe your Joan-of-AOC is a fraud?

  • In reply to Got out of IL!,:

    You have absolutely no credibility.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    First of all, I said the county we moved to, not the whole state. Since you don’t know what county I’m in, or my local source, you have no credibility. My credibility comes from getting out of IL to a much more tax friendly state, with no state politicians under indictment, and much fewer homicides, car jackings, etc. Meanwhile, within 2 blocks of my former office, two drive by shootings, two car jackings, at my former home the state senator under indictment, and gunfight where we shopped in Oakbrook. IL has no credibility.

  • I seem to remember reading the minority communities were less likely to be vaxxed than non minority communities...demanding id to carry on life activities sounds racist

  • What government/state ID does a five-year-old possess?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Strike that. I see 16 is the minimum age. That makes it all okay.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Actually not. A picture ID is required for anyone 16 or older. Five-year-olds still need a vaccine document.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    I knew I was being too benevolent in giving Chicago and Cook County the benefit of the doubt.

  • Yet the mooks scream like hell when voter ID laws are introduced. What a slice of crap.

  • Vax cards? voter ID? next i suppose they will mandate Chicago CPS students to get FOID cards & CCL licenses too before they go out to "play". What an undue burden that would be.

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