The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it has refused to use the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine passport “at this stage” for travel. This is because health authorities do not know if the vaccine is effective.
“We at WHO say we don’t want to consider vaccination passports as an entry / exit requirement because we are not sure if the vaccine will prevent the infection at this stage,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in Geneva. He spoke at the press conference. , Switzerland, Tuesday.
“There are all other issues, except the issue of discrimination against people who cannot be vaccinated for some reason,” Harris reported to Reuters.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) made a similar discussion about banning the use of vaccine passport systems, citing privacy concerns and whether such systems would be retained in a centralized database. Some, like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, say they will create a class system for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Previously, WHO personnel refused passports when asked about them.
“Vaccinations are not fully available worldwide and are not fairly and reliably available,” Dr. Michael Ryan, director of the WHO Health Emergency Program, told reporters on March 8.
On Monday, Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott became the second US Governor after DeSantis, who issued an executive order banning vaccine passports. Desantis, also a Republican, became the first governor to do so last week.
“Today I have issued an executive order banning the use of so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter on April 2. “
“The COVID-19 vaccine is not required by law,” the governor’s order said, adding that “vaccination records are personal health information” and should not be shared by mandate. He said passports would undermine personal freedom and the privacy of patients.
“You need to show your passport to participate in everyday life such as sporting events, restaurants and cinemas,” says DeSantis, “two classes of citizens are born.”
His order prohibits local governments and businesses from implementing the system.
Some companies, such as airlines and cruise companies, have come up with the idea of encouraging people to use the service. Meanwhile, New York has set up its own “Excelsior Pass” for use in large-scale events such as Madison Square Garden and sporting events.