Only a month ago, Canada repatriated an ISIS fighter who’s a citizen. Whenever a civil war breaks out, countries start trying to get their citizens out. Irrespective of whether the citizens filed a correct form in triplicate before the indicated date. The concept of citizenship used to mean something but that’s all gone.
This isn’t about health. We are talking about a respiratory virus. Testing negative 72 hours ago means nothing to whether you picked up the virus between getting tested and getting the results. You could pick it up while you stand in line for 4 hours to show the paper with your test results.
But forget about that. Let’s say it is about health. We don’t want sick citizens any more? We don’t want infectious citizens? What if they have HIV? What if they are terminal patients and are a drain on the healthcare system? They are going to die anyway, so who needs them? If people need to provide proof they aren’t infected with a highly treatable disease with a very low IFR to get access to their rights of citizenship, why stop there? Why stop at physical illness? Who needs some unstable bastard who might go shoot up a school, right? Can you prove you aren’t the unstable bastard? Have you taken a psych test within the last 72 hours proving that you pose no danger to yourself and others?
I could say more but for now I have to go prepare a room for my sister who is not an ISIS fighter but still unwanted by her country. Ironically, the only reason she got vaccinated was to be able to enter her country after this trip.