W.H.O. Rejects Vaccine Passports: Cites Lack of Fairness, Medical Doubts
by Simon Kent
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Tuesday said it rejects coronavirus vaccine passports for travel “at this stage” because of doubts over the efficacy of the injections as well as equity concerns.
“We as W.H.O. are saying at this stage we would not like to see the vaccination passport as a requirement for entry or exit because we are not certain at this stage that the vaccine prevents transmission,” W.H.O. spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a news conference in Geneva, Reuters reports.
“There are all those other questions, apart from the question of discrimination against the people who are not able to have the vaccine for one reason or another,” Harris added, echoing an argument already gaining momentum in the U.S. and beyond.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday vowed to take action against the broad push for vaccine passports. https://t.co/Vpd7tTkUme
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