Tuesday, April 06, 2021

if this is true, then... good?

From The Epoch Times:

Fauci: Federal Government Won’t Mandate ‘Vaccine Passports’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the federal government won’t mandate the usage of so-called vaccine passports for travel and businesses, after White House officials said the Biden administration is working with private firms to potentially advise on such a system.

The concept of a document or app that could be an individual’s proof of vaccination or a negative test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus, has become a flashpoint in what civil liberties groups say would be significant overreach and a violation of Americans’ privacy.

Fauci told Politico on April 5 that “I doubt that the federal government will be the main mover of a vaccine passport concept.”

“They may be involved in making sure things are done fairly and equitably,” he said, “but I doubt if the federal government is going to be the leading element of that.”

This is not exactly the news I want to hear.  Fauci is simply saying that the federal government probably won't be the main force behind the implementation of a vaccine "passport."  In other words, the "passport" might still happen, but it'll be put in place by state/local authorities and/or private corporations.  So maybe this bit of news really wasn't worth mentioning because nothing substantive has changed.

ADDENDUM:  Styx weighs in on the "passports":

1 comment:

Motorrad said...

The Republicans should offer to make them a combination Covid vaccine passport and voter ID.