Deep Dive (April 2): Civil Liberties Group Issues Warning Against Vaccine Passports

April 2, 2021 Updated: April 2, 2021

Virus-sniffing dogs? Italy and Thailand both have teams working on training dogs to do just that. Questions have arisen over whether the dogs will be able to sniff out new variants.

One of the largest and oldest civil liberties groups issued a warning against vaccine passports. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned against creating a database that tracks people, writing, “Fear of tracking could lead people to opt out of participation, resulting in further marginalization as they are denied access to certain public spaces.”

Is President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package worth it? Experts are warning the tax hike cancels out the benefits. Scott Hodge, president of the conservative-leaning think tank Tax Foundation, said in a report, “the premise [of Biden’s infrastructure plan] is that the economic benefits of government infrastructure spending outweigh the economic harm from an increase in corporate taxes.” But he notes studies show otherwise.

Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly and GOP colleagues are seeking information about nursing home deaths from the CCP (Chinese Communist Partyvirus. Kelly says they’ve sent repeated requests to four states, but have yet to receive any response.

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