This is an idea that won’t die.
A vaccine passport allows us to reopen the economy faster and at lower risk. I don't trust anyone, much less a government, and even I see no evidence to suspect nefarious reasons in this case. https://t.co/c2V6Hrgn6H
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) March 29, 2021
Vaccine passports are a good idea. Among other things, it will single out the still large contingent of people who refuse vaccines, who will be foreclosed from doing a lot of things their peers can do. That should help break the resistance down.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) March 28, 2021
Let’s be absolutely clear. Even if you put aside all the privacy and constitutional concerns, vaccine passports do not allow us to reopen the economy faster. Instituting a massive bio-surveillance system would be a hugely costly security fence to wrap around the world. Many people imagine it would “open things up.” In fact, the first thing it would do is close things down, because it bars people from doing things they’ve already been doing throughout the pandemic: shopping, traveling, gathering together, attending weddings and funerals. You would be instituting new and harsher restrictions at …