In 2021, proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required to enter countries including Australia, Canada, and the UK. If electronic apps are used, then alternatives must be available for people without access to such technology. Passports will not stop the pandemic, but the documents could contribute to curbing it. As COVID-19 and lockdowns take an increasingly devastating toll, vaccine rollouts continue around the world. To stay safe and to avoid a resurgence of the virus, different forms of "vaccine passports" or "vaccine certificates" are being mooted. Could attending shows be safer with vaccine or health passports or certificates? Source: Ilan Kelman The document could show vaccination, recovery from infection, or both. It would not be an "immunity passport," because we do not know how long immunity lasts after vaccination or after surviving COVID-19. Even the tests for current or previous infection are far from perfect. So questions emerge. Which vaccines would count as "proof of vaccination"? Infection from which strains would count as "proof of recovery"? How often should passports be renewed and would renewal require a booster shot? Could the passports be easily updated with new vaccines and mutations? These questions are not new, to either COVID-19 or to other diseases…. Read full this story
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