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Covid passports?(5 Posts)
This idea was floated & denounced by WHO... that people who have already recovered from covid could be allowed to resume normal life on theory they were least likely to pass it on in future. WHO objected to the idea partly on human rights grounds, the idea of having 1st & 2nd class citizens.
I wonder if any countries will try the idea, though, as official part of their virus controls. To try to coerce vaccinations -- and could a country even take that to the point of insisting on verifying antibodies before the 1st class citizen status was conferred. Plus the covid vaccine may be an annual jab required; what if people have to pay for their annual jab to keep/get the 1st class citizen status, but some can't afford it?
Who thinks I'm talking rubbish & who thinks some country might create such controls?
I think generally that won't happen. there won't be enough vaccine for everyone anyway so they can't enforce this. It may become a requirement for travel to certain countries in the future though, and anyone without it won't be able to travel.
yeah, I thought of that, maybe Switzerland or Luxembourg or NZ would require proof of recent vaccination to allow entry for instance.
I don't think it can happen until we know considerably more about duration of immunity (either from the disease in confirmed cases, and if there is a difference between symptomatic and asymptomatic, or from vaccine and if it varies by type of vaccine)
Also, I think it would be practically very difficult until the vaccine/s had been released for long enough for most/all of a population to have had the chance to receive it
And if there are people who cannot receive it for medical reasons, then decisions need to be taken as to whether they can ever participate in 'normal' life ever again
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