Yeah, you read that right -- "immunity" certificate.
For a while the government strongly implied that all Hungarians would require one of these in order to conduct their day-to-day lives.
For a while Hungarians did need one of these if they wanted to travel by plane, or visit a hospital, or go to a restaurant, or attend certain public events.
For a while there were suggestions that the card would eventually be needed to for other things like attending school, using public transportation, and going grocery shopping.
Some "experts" went as far as to demand the creation of an apartheid society or the incarceration of people without "immunity certificates".
Fun times. Great people.
I never got the "immunity certificate". Those who did eventually realized that they were not really immune to anything.
Well, in its infinite wisdom and goodness, the Hungarian government has decided to bring an end to the era of the immunity certificate -- at least in Hungary:
According to Világgazdaság, the government will issue no more COVID immunity certificates because they have become useless.
Based on a new decree, owners can keep their immunity certificate and can access their EU digital COVID certificate via its QR code. People will also be able to access their digital COVID certificate with the help of different apps.
The Hungarian government refuses to state the obvious. These certificates did not become useless -- they were always useless, at least from the perspective of public health. Ah, but they were certainly useful for trying to establish a totalitarian bureaucracy, weren't they?
Shame that didn't work out, but I'm sure they're not done trying, particularly since the fine folks at the EU continue to push the whole digital ID thing. Too bad about all the destruction in the meantime though.
One more thing -- revocation is not repentance. In fact, it doesn't even qualify as an apology.
Just throwing that out there.