Corporates to Decide Vaccine Passports, and Everything Else By Brian Simpson

While people, especially in the US are fighting to prevent the federal government from bringing in the vaccine passports, what has not been seriously considered to the same degree of concern, is that there may still be vaccine passports brought in by the corporates, who effectively rule the modern worlds anyway. The private sector, such as airlines and even pubs will require some certificate to plat ball, and before you know it, a de facto vaccine passport will arise.  Merely require it for things the great unwashed crave, like booze and sports, and people will accept anything, then it will be pushed for shopping, and Bob’s your uncle, the vaccine passport is in, easy. Here is some information about this.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaccination-passports-are-new-flashpoint-in-covid-19-pandemic-11617969467

“Vaccine passports are emerging as the latest polarizing issue in the Covid-19 pandemic, as policy makers debate whether Americans should have proof of inoculation to return to work, travel or attend events. 

The Biden administration has said there will be no federal mandate for a single vaccination credential, leaving the issue of whether to require evidence and how to police it to local governments and the private sector.

That has set up a patchwork of policy-making, with dozens of bills making their way through state legislatures across the country—mostly seeking to ban vaccination requirements—and governors taking opposing stands.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has said his administration is discussing the creation of a standardized record for people to show they have been vaccinated. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has said government agencies, private businesses and institutions that received state funding can’t require people to show proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

In New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced Excelsior Pass, a program that allows people to prove their vaccination or Covid-19 status via smartphone app or printout. Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order last month prohibiting businesses from requiring patrons or employees to provide documentation certifying Covid-19 vaccination. Those who don’t follow the rules would no longer be eligible for grants or contracts funded by the state, according to the order.”

But the free stuff ran out then, so from another site:

 

Vaccine passports are emerging as the latest polarizing issue in the Covid-19 pandemic, as policy makers debate whether Americans should have proof of inoculation to return to work, travel or attend events.

The Biden administration has said there will be no federal mandate for a single vaccination credential, leaving the issue of whether to require evidence and how to police it to local governments and the private sector.

That has set up a patchwork of policy-making, with dozens of bills making their way through state legislatures across the country—mostly seeking to ban vaccination requirements—and governors taking opposing stands.

Those in favor of vaccine passports say it is the safest and quickest way to reopen economies, while detractors say they would impinge on individual rights and delay economic recoveries. The debate has spilled over into social media posts, calling the passports everything from un-American to an entry point to a two-tier society that would discriminate against the unvaccinated.

Some foreign countries, airlines, entertainment venues and other entities are discussing systems in which proof of vaccination will be the new standard for resuming once-ordinary activities.

Absent a digital standard, the current evidence of vaccination—the paper cards handed out at vaccination sites—could be easy to fake. The CDC has designed a version, which many locations use, but it isn’t required. State and local authorities and even individual sites are coming up with their own cards.

 

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Thursday, 11 August 2022