Vaccine passports: Pandemic spurs rise of portable health records

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2021
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On a snowy April morning, Laurie Riley is heading to Aruba. Prior to the pandemic, she would come to Boston’s Logan Airport with her ticket and passport. Now, she also carries her COVID-19 test results before boarding the flight. She printed them out and also put them on an app in her cellphone, called CommonPass.

In Aruba, the pass will give her access to dedicated immigration lanes designed to speed her through.

“It does seem a little bit 1984,” says Ms. Riley of the app. “But everything now seems...

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