Dr Mike Ryan, who leads WHO’s public health emergencies program has spoken out against the ethical issues involved with making vaccine passports mandatory for travel.
“This is a complex issue. There are ethical issues regarding equity, we already have a huge issue with vaccine equity in the world,” Dr Ryan told a virtual news conference from WHO’s headquarters in Geneva.
“We as WHO 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,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said.
“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,” she told a U.N. news briefing.
The WHO has never actually said they’re for vaccine passports around the world, but then the governments of the world are handing over the responsibility and blame for that to the corporations.
Fauci said that the US government wouldn’t be mandating vaccine passports, but let it be known that he thought that the corporations vital for every day life could or should do that themselves.
“You could foresee how an independent entity might say, well, we can’t be dealing with you unless we know you’re vaccinated, but it’s not going to be mandated from the federal government.”
A couple of states have signed anti vaccine passport legislation like Florida and Texas and other states are considering doing the same.
“It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society,” said DeSantis.
What it means for the ability for these vaccine passports to go ahead, is most corporations have to agree to do it, or most states and countries have to allow them to do it, or most people have to agree to get a vaccine to use their services if they do.
If any one of those things doesn’t happen, the whole idea falls apart, because it won’t make sense if one airline does it, and another one doesn’t, if you can travel to one state but can’t to another, or if these corporations lose money because people won’t and can’t use their service, due to not taking the vaccines.
The idea is unpopular enough that with a little push, it won’t get off the ground, and I think there’s enough resistance from even just vaccinated people to stop the idea of vaccine passports from being a major thing.
That doesn’t mean they won’t be doing it at all, anywhere, it just means that it’s almost certain that it’s not going to be everywhere, at least not in the short term, and what a hellish Orwellian nightmare that would be, if it was.