Vaccine passports became one of the most divisive issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. These policies were affected not only by public opinion but by new variants and changing goals for herd immunity.
If a trans-Tasman travel bubble were to be established, passengers would likely need to use ‘vaccine passports’ to prove their vaccination status. But any tech-based system comes with security risks.
Even though the idea has been rejected earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to rethink immunity passports. Here’s why.
Millions of Britons will be given a COVID vaccination card proving they have received the jab.
With a vaccine now approved in the UK, other countries won’t be far behind. But a vaccine won’t singlehandedly ensure the virus doesn’t cross international borders when travel picks up.
Immunity to COVID-19 may be complicated. Here are the promises and pitfalls of antibody tests.
Immunity passports have been touted as a way to reopen the economy. But there are serious concerns they’ll create an incentive to intentionally contract the coronavirus.
A test that tells you with 94% accuracy that you have had coronavirus seems like a game-changer…until you do the maths.