Moscow Decrees Vaccine Passports
Cafes and restaurants now only for the 15% who have been injected
Sobyanin decrees that from next week only a small minority of Muscovites can enter the property of other Muscovites who run cafes and restaurants:
From June 28, 2021, only visitors who have protection against the disease will be able to visit public catering establishments:
- have had COVID-19 in the last 6 months;
- or have a negative PCR test valid for 3 days.
This despite the fact tests claiming an infection already peaked on June 19th and have already fallen considerably since then from 9500 to 6500 per day entirely without the new segregation.
Sobyanin keeps repeating that 14,000 virus-positive people are in hospital which sounds like a high number until you consider that Moscow has 12 million people. One thing he does not say is how many people are there in hospitals altogether, with COVID and without. And how that number compares to the number of hospitalizations at other times. Quite possibly in the aggregate hospitals are more empty than ever as was the case in the West during the scaredemic.
So let’s recap. if you’re unvaccinated in Moscow that means no hospital treatment for you (except ER and scheduled treatment for cancer and blood disese patients) and now no lunch, coffee, or beer. And if you work in the public sector or the service industry you have to get injected or your job is in jeopardy.
But interesting to see just how ill-thought-out and self-defeating Sobyanin decrees are.
How are service sector businesses supposed to entice their workers to get vaccinated and fuel his mandatory vax drive if Sobyanin is killing their businesses anyway? With what money, and what for? They’re going to pay out vaccination bonuses so they can remain open to cater to the 15% who got injected? Might as well close now.