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Americans support COVID vaccine passport

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Americans support COVID vaccine passport

The Washington Post reported the Biden administration and private companies are working on vaccine passports, which are expected to be free and available through smartphone apps. They could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass, the Post said, but people without a smartphone could print out a copy.

Fewer than half of likely voters favor a “vaccine passport” that would that would allow a person to travel, shop, attend events and interact with others.

The Rasmussen national survey found that 44 percent say “requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to return to pre-pandemic activities is a good idea.”

Only 41 percent said it is a bad idea, and 15 percent said they aren’t sure. The poll was conducted March 30-31.

Among those who say they have already been vaccinated, the support for the requirement was higher, at 62 percent.

The survey also found that 40% of whites didn’t like the idea, 50 percent of blacks and 42 percent of “other non-whites.”

Paul Bedard who writes the “Washington Secrets” column for the Washington Examiner, described the support for the vaccine passport as “weak.”

The Washington Post reported the Biden administration and private companies are working on vaccine passports, which are expected to be free and available through smartphone apps. They could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass, the Post said, but people without a smartphone could print out a copy.

The CDC is participating in the controversial World Health Organization’s initiative to roll out the passports around the globe, the Post reported.

What is Vaccine Passport?

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out, many people who have been stuck at home for the past year are eager to travel to see loved ones or just to get a change of scenery.

Countries across the globe have begun announcing “vaccine passports,” allowing their citizens to use proof of vaccination to travel once again.

China unveiled its digital vaccine passport last month to be accessed via an app that would allow people to verify their vaccination status by scanning a QR code.

Japan recently announced plans for a similar digital passport expected to debut in the coming weeks.

And the European Union says it backs a “Digital Green Certificate,” which would allow citizens who have proof that they’ve been vaccinated, received a negative coronavirus test result, or have recovered from COVID-19 to travel across all 27 member states.

The United States hasn’t announced a plan for vaccine passports, though several companies within the United States are developing digital vaccine certificates for smartphone apps.

And while there are still many unknowns around what vaccine passports may look like in practice, travel medicine experts also believe these passports may play an important role in international travel moving forward.

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  1. Gabby

    April 14, 2021 at 06:56

    Might as well wear a star on your shirt.

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