It really says something when in a secular and fairly Leftist society like the one found in the United Kingdom, the demographic most likely to be in support of Leftist crap refuses to allow for a totalitarian scheme to be successful.
According to a poll recently published by YouGov, 52% of young British people have downloaded the NHS’s Chinese coronavirus tracing app and then either deleted it, turned it off, or just avoided checking in with it. And that’s just of the ones who chose to download the app in the first place.
For a bit of context, the NHS’s Chinese coronavirus tracing app uses Bluetooth technology “to log whether you have come in contact with someone else with the same app who has been diagnosed with coronavirus and sends alerts that can include recommendations to self-isolate. The app can also be used to check into venues, which was a mandatory requirement for service in restaurants and pubs before July 19th’s ‘Freedom Day,’” according to Breitbart News.
How it can know when someone has been diagnosed with the virus, I don’t quite know (probably the app asks someone, but if that’s the case, I imagine a decent amount of people would lie about it), but generally speaking, it’s an app meant to be able to track people who have COVID and encourages people to try and maintain their distance from them.
However, as I mentioned earlier, even young Brits aren’t exactly too keen on its use and purpose. According to that same YouGov poll, a full 40% of Brits never even downloaded the app to begin with, despite it basically having been a “requirement” from the government.
And of those who did download it, only 22% said they were using it correctly, with 24% saying they either switched off the contact tracing and/or avoided checking in at venues, while another 10% deleted it completely.
Keep in mind, also, that this is a poll and not an official statistic, so that 22% of people saying they use it correctly might not even be all that accurate. After all, if someone asks you if you use the NHS app correctly, you might fear some amount of persecution or judgment if you were to say “no”, even if that were the truth, so you’d be more inclined to lie and say “yes.” So it’s entirely possible that there are more people who actually misuse it than correctly use it than the poll would suggest.
Furthermore, according to the poll, the highest proportion of those who have outright deleted the app are those aged 18 to 24, with that same age bracket being the likeliest to intentionally misuse the app in some form or fashion, such as turning off contact tracing (15%), avoiding checking in at venues even though it was required (10%) or have done both (10%). That demographic is also the least likely to use the app correctly.
Again, it’s just a poll and not official figures, but according to Breitbart, “it matches recent reporting of a ‘rising number’ of people deleting the app, including NHS staff.”
So not only are young Brits deleting the app in droves, but even people working at the NHS itself have reportedly been deleting the app as well.
That, to me, sounds like one hell of a totalitarian fail. They hoped that they’d be able to keep tabs on people with such a tracing app, but they could hardly enforce its use. For one, it’s not an outright legal requirement to follow the app’s instructions, as government officials have recently noted, but even if it were, it’d still be rather difficult to enforce it.
Much like enforcing a complete gun confiscation law would be impossible to do in the United States, enforcing the use of an app is also pretty impossible pretty much anywhere. Law enforcement would have to check in with every single person in the country to see if they are using the app correctly, and that is a logistical impossibility due to the limited personnel and resources of the police, not to mention the fact that they have to tend to other crimes, such as a mean guy on the internet calling a homosexual man a “f*ggot”, apparently.
But the fact that the demographic which one would think would be most likely to follow along the “let’s work together to end this pandemic” nonsense is the MOST likely to either misuse the app or outright delete it is a great indication of how far from their goals communists are, even in an already fairly far-Left country like the U.K.
Even NHS staff have come to delete the app, for crying out loud.
Despite things like these, PM Boris Johnson has threatened to introduce mandatory COVID passports for entry into large venues like nightclubs, “in a bid to pressure younger people into getting vaccinated,” according to Breitbart.
Apart from the fact that that is utterly disappointing to see BoZo do, it also would not really work. Why? Because even Germany isn’t mandating vaccines. According to the DW (not Daily Wire), Angela Merkel says they have no plans to mandate vaccinations, saying that such a thing would “endanger public trust.”
Now, one might think that COVID passports and vaccinations are different things, but not really. If your country is mandating COVID passports, it is essentially mandating vaccination, albeit in a bit of a roundabout way. It’s not offering a choice, but an ultimatum: “You can not vaccinate, if you want, but then you’ll be barred from going to all these places which require you to have it. And such places could eventually become your place of work or even your home if you don’t own it yourself.”
So if Germany, which is the leading economic power in Europe, isn’t mandating vaccinations, then no other country really can either, including the U.K. So enforcing COVID passports would be just as much, if not more, of a failure as the tracing app.
And again, we are talking about the demographic most likely to support such totalitarian measures, at least vocally.
The U.K. and much of Europe might never have had as terrible conditions as places like Cuba, South Africa and Iran during this pandemic, but everywhere in the world, there is only so much people will take of authoritarians and their rule. This may not be an outright and loud protest like in the aforementioned countries, but it is a more silent form of protest. The young Brits are seemingly fed up with the nonsense their idiotic government has spewed.
They may not necessarily come right out and say it, but their actions are such an indication.
“A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.”
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