Italian Politicians Look Into Giving Immune People “Licenses” to Work

Pomidor Quixote
Daily Stormer
April 5, 2020

Pictured: immunity certificate.

The United Kingdom is planning to make coronavirus “immunity certificates” for people, and now Italy seems to be heading in that direction too.

You have to understand that this isn’t really about antibodies or the disease, because the disease is literally just the flu.

This is about the government requiring people to comply with whatever they say will “save lives” in order to go back to work and to interact with people.


There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. The weeks of locking down the country, center of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, may be starting to pay off, as officials announced this week that the numbers of new infections had plateaued.

That glimmer of hope has turned the conversation to the daunting challenge of when and how to reopen without setting off another cataclysmic wave of contagion. To do so, Italian health officials and some politicians have focused on an idea that might once have been relegated to the realm of dystopian novels and science fiction films.

Having the right antibodies to the virus in one’s blood — a potential marker of immunity — may soon determine who gets to work and who does not, who is locked down and who is free.

That debate is in some ways ahead of the science. Researchers are uncertain, if hopeful, that antibodies in fact indicate immunity. But that has not stopped politicians from grasping at the idea as they come under increasing pressure to open economies and avoid inducing a widespread economic depression.

The conservative president of the northeastern Veneto region has proposed a special “license” for Italians who possess antibodies that show they have had, and beaten, the virus. The former prime minister, Matteo Renzi, a liberal, has spoken about a “Covid Pass” for the uninfected. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that while the lockdown remained in place, the government had begun working with scientists to determine how to send people who have recuperated back to work.

But the debate over an antibody-based work force has once again placed Italy at the unfortunate vanguard of Western democracies grappling with the virus, its uncomfortable ethical choices and inevitable aftermath. Such questions have already been raised by the wrenching decisions of doctors to treat the young, with a better chance of life, before the old and sick.

But at some stage, nearly all governments will have to strike a balance between ensuring public safety and getting their countries running again. They may also find themselves weighing what is best for society against individual rights, using biological criteria in ways that almost certainly would be rejected absent the current emergency.

“It looks like it splits humanity into two, the strong and the weak,” said Michela Marzano, a professor of moral philosophy at the Paris Descartes University. “But this is actually the case.”

From an ethical perspective, she argued, the question of using antibodies as a basis for free movement reconciles a utilitarian vision of what is best for society with respect for individual humanity, by protecting “the most fragile, not marginalizing them.”

It’s not discriminating,” she said. “It’s protecting.”

That is, indeed, the powerful framing that this flu mass hysteria now allows for.

Due to viruses being everywhere, refusing to go along with government policies now means risking people’s lives.

In other words, you either comply or you’re a biological terrorist.

Governments will start demanding all kinds of things under the pretense of protecting people and saving lives.

From mandatory vaccinations to going cash-free and the total embracement of banks, people will be forced to go through anything the government wants in order to have something resembling a normal life.