The Transportation Security Administration has never been more than security theater.
During the COVID pandemic, the TSA deployed vaccine verification procedures despite strong pushback from people around the world.
Now the TSA is making heads turn with their latest announcement as nations around the world do the opposite.
TSA extends vaccine rule for non-US citizens traveling to U.S. until 2023
The Transportation Security Administration is making headlines this week with an extension on a COVID-19 that was never popular in the first place.
The agency announced that continuing until at least January 8, 2023, all non-US citizens that are traveling to the United States will need to prove vaccination status.
The TSA says that they extended the rule to “limit the risk that COVID-19, including variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, is introduced, transmitted, and spread into and throughout the United States.”
They cited a concern of “potentially overwhelming United States healthcare and public health resources, endangering the health and safety of the American people.”
TSA is directly ignoring facts brought by the CDC earlier this year
The biggest problem with this extension and previous extensions is that they aren’t based on scientific data presented by other government agencies.
In fact they are perpetuating the myth that the vaccines actually stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
The Director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky stated in January that the shots are working great for preventing severe illness but warned “what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission. So if you’re going home to somebody who has not been vaccinated, somebody who can’t get vaccinated,” then you can’t be sure your vaccine is protecting them.
The vast majority of Western nations have rolled back these recommendations while other less developed and more authoritarian nations haven’t.
The United States sits on a list alongside China, Libya, Yemen, and Pakistan – just to name a few.
According to the CDC’s statement they are using Biden’s Proclamation “Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic” as the main reason they are continuing this mandate.
TSA following an old proclamation that references old information
That Proclamation was issued in October 2021 to “move away from the country-by-country restrictions” and instead “adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination . . .”
Biden’s agencies also decided to drop the rule requiring COVID testing ahead of travel into the US earlier this year.
That means the only thing they are counting on to stop international transmission is the vaccine.
Despite the fact, the CDC doesn’t believe it stops transmission anymore.
Now they are choosing to ignore population centers that are having current outbreaks, as well as the potential of any passenger to be carrying the virus.
As long as they’re protected by a vaccine that doesn’t stop them from transmitting it then Biden thinks it’s fine.
It should be noted that Biden said earlier this year that “the pandemic is over.”
So, either we are really past the worst point of the pandemic, or the Biden administration has literally no idea what they are doing.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.