There have been numerous articles and pundits out there who’ve made the suggestion that the entirety of this calendar year seems to be pointing us in the direction of some dystopian nightmare, particularly here in the United States.
Certainly, things are always a little more stressful in the US when we’re working to elect a President – especially with Donald Trump in the contest. Trump’s bombast has been a game changer in Washington DC, where his promise to shake up the status quo was integral to his electoral success. The political friction has been fairly brutal, leading to violence in the streets and clashes between fringe political extremist groups.
On top off this, we are still very much dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic impact that sequestering ourselves has had on our society. In some instances where social distancing isn’t possible, such as on airplanes, some companies are requiring that passengers provide proof of a recent negative test result…almost as if they had “health” papers – another dystopian twisting of the knife.
This has forced airlines to be on the lookout for fake certificates.
TRAVELLERS are using fake coronavirus test certificates to board flights as some are charging £150 for forged result, it has emerged.
The brazen rule breakers have said they were able to board their flights after doctoring someone else’s test and changing it to their name before printing it out and showing it to staff at UK airports.
Many airlines are now requiring proof of a negative coronavirus test before travellers can board a plan to certain countries.
A small industry of selling false negative certificates is also cropping up with travellers reportedly ready to cough up £50-£150 for the bogus documents.
Of course, the presence of forgeries only pushes the this totalitarian nightmare further, as authorities will be forced to now institute some sort of tamper-proof system that will further invade the privacy of their citizens.
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