In Aurangabad, India, if you want to eat, you’d better get jabbed, because you’re not allowed to go to the store and buy food if you don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. For that matter, if you don’t have a vaccine certificate, you can’t even buy fuel to get to the store.
In another part of India, local officials decided to withhold subsidized rations and pensions from anyone with even one unvaccinated family member. To help with the drive, health officials set up 196 vaccination stations at local shops. The no vax-no rations or pension edict was withdrawn after The Times of India did a scathing article on it.
A senior UP official admitted, on condition of anonymity that denying ration on these grounds will not be legally sustainable: “How can you deny food to people?” he told The Times. “There are better ways to motivate people than taking such steps.”
Meanwhile, liquor store owners reported that they were instructed not to sell alcohol to anyone who didn’t show a vaccine passport.
But, if you don’t live in India and you don’t think this can happen to you, think again: It’s been expected and it’s planned, Ice Age Farmer says.