Vaccine Passports Are Here to Stay. Why Worry?

Source: The Intercept
by Judith Levine

“‘Yeah I use the pass. What should I be afraid of?’ That’s Jack, a friend who works in state and city politics, responding to a poll I posted on Facebook about digital Covid-19 vaccination passports. ‘Are you using one? Why’d you download it instead of using the paper card? Do you have any fears about it?’ … New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heralded her country’s My Vaccine Pass as the keycard to the kingdom. ‘It’s actually really straightforward. If you’ve got a vaccine pass, you can do everything,’ she announced, flashing a friendly shark grin. ‘Basically, that’s it.’ Not everybody is as nonchalant as Jack or as gung-ho as the PM. … Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called the passport ‘Biden’s mark of the beast.’ Normally I’d rather have the mark of the beast tattooed on my forehead than write these words, but: Marjorie is not entirely wrong.” (01/01/22)