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Apr 07 2021
Last week, the Washington Post reported that “The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as ‘vaccine passports’ — that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus as businesses try to reopen… One of the most significant hurdles facing federal officials: the sheerThe Flip Side
Mar 19 2021
Millions of people are being vaccinated against the coronavirus every day. While that’s undoubtedly good news, this growing share of the population with COVID-19 immunity creates a conundrum for decision makers as they plan a gradual reopening of the country. On one hand, there are costs to asking vaccinated people to endure the isolation of lockdowns when they face little risk from the virusYahoo! The 360
Apr 06 2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday the Biden administration will not be supporting a "vaccine passport" system that requires Americans to carry a credential. "There will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential," Psaki said. She added that that the decision to employ vaccination credentials would beBloomberg The Hill Washington Examiner
Mar 28 2021
The Biden administration is working with private companies to develop a proof-of-vaccination initiative, or a “vaccine passport” for Americans who have been inoculated against COVID-19. Several government agencies, including the offices of Health and Human Services, are coordinating with technology and travel companies, to develop the vaccine passport system, CNN reported Sunday. The vaccineInternational Business Times Washington Post Newsmax (News)
Jan 02 2022
“Yeah I use the pass. What should I be afraid of?” That’s Jack, a friend who works in state and city politics, responding to a poll I posted on Facebook about digital Covid-19 vaccination passports. “Are you using one? Why’d you download it instead of using the paper card? Do you have any fears about it?”
The responses were untroubled. Using it: mostly yes. “Now that theater is back, [The Intercept
Aug 08 2021
Over the last four weekends, thousands of protesters have rallied in the streets across France to revolt against President Emmanuel Macron's new vaccine passport mandate. The health bill, which goes into effect tomorrow, will require all French citizens to show proof of vaccination before entering cafes, restaurants, public transportation and certain health facilities. The law was already inThe Guardian Daily Mail Newsweek
May 06 2021
Months into a mammoth health-messaging campaign encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we can say two things with confidence about the cohort of people still playing hard to get. The first is that, in absolute terms, this group has shrunk and may still be shrinking. Gallup reported yesterday that fully three quarters of U.S. adults say they are already vaccinated or plan toThe Dispatch
Apr 19 2021
A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has recommended against requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to travel to other countries.
In a statement Monday, the WHO’s Emergency Committee recommended to Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to avoid mandates for people to prove they are vaccinated before going into other countries.
“Do not require proof ofThe Epoch Times
Apr 07 2021
A widely shared Instagram post claims that “Americans need a vaccine passport for interstate travel,” even though, “illegal immigrants are pouring” through “our open borders without any type of passport.”The Dispatch
Apr 06 2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday ruled out the Biden administration playing any role in a "vaccine passport" system as Republican governors in particular balk at the concept.
"The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential. There will be no federal vaccinations database and no federal mandate requiring everyoneThe Hill