by Jamie White

What was once recently ridiculed as a “conspiracy theory” now becoming a reality in America.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Michelle Walensky signaled that so-called “vaccine passports” may be coming to the United States following their implementation in Europe.

When asked in a CNN interview whether a “health pass” system like the one being rolled out in Europe would come to the U.S., Walensky replied in the affirmative.

“I think some communities are doing that and that may very well be a path forward,” she said Wednesday.

The director added that “in some fully vaccinated venues,” it “is possible” for vaccinated people to spread COVID-19.

“In some fully vaccinated venues, if they are unmasked, and there are a few people who are transmitting there as a fully vaccinated person, it is possible to pick up disease in those settings,” Walensky said. “We’ve seen that in some of our outbreak investigations this summer. Which is why overall it is so very critical to get the huge amount of disease in these areas down.”

Walensky’s comments come as the CDC reintroduced mask recommendations for all Americans – including children – vaccinated or not.

Joe Biden also signaled that he’d impose mask mandates for all federal workers, a workforce comprised of about 2.1 million people.

“That’s under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were,” Biden said Tuesday.

Walensky’s willingness to introduce “health passes” in the U.S. is alarming given the massive backlash the COVID passport agenda is receiving in numerous European countries and Australia, with millions of people marching in defiance of their governments imposing the draconian program.

Creating such a system is predicated on creating a national health ID database, a program former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) made sure was banned in 1998 in a Labor and Health and Human Services appropriations bill that’s been renewed annually.

“This June, however, an amendment stripped this critical protection for Americans out of the version of the Labor-HHS appropriations bill ultimately passed by the U.S. House of Representatives,” the Ron Paul Institute reported last month.

“Enacting the bill into law with this amendment or a similar provision would open the floodgates for a government-issued ID to be linked with the private medical history of every man, woman, and child in America.”