(LibertySociety.com) – As more people start receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and businesses start opening at full capacity, there has been a lot of talk about vaccine verification. Reports previously alleged the White House was working on a vaccine passport that would allow people to prove they were vaccinated to enter establishments. The Biden administration recently distanced itself from these efforts.
On Monday, March 29, a reporter asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the possibility of a vaccine passport and how that might affect people who don’t want to get the shots. In reply, she said the administration would allow the private sector to spearhead the effort and, instead, the federal government will work on “guidelines that can be used as a basis.” She explained there won’t be a “centralized, universal federal vaccinations database.”
The problem is, unless the federal government bans the use of vaccine passports, there will likely be situations where people may be denied public access to establishments because they refuse to receive the vaccine or give up their private health information. Guidelines, like the ones Psaki mentioned, are just that: guidelines. They are not mandatory, so businesses could very well decide to ignore them. What happens then?
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