|Posted by Michael Mcewan on March 9, 2021 at 6:45 PM|
As the world is perhaps starting to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel , many governments are considering the implementation of vaccination passports as a way to reopen normal life while controlling the pandemic.
Everyone will be coming at this from different sides, I don't think this is a good idea, without a perception of removing human rights and freedoms.
Many people aren't able to take the vaccine due to medical reasons
, they would miss out if passports are introduced, how would this be managed?
Though the world may be slowly opening back up confusion over passports may stop people from going out, I have always advocated for not giving people labels, this may take progress back decades.
If vaccination passports are introduced in some form, there are many factors to be considered, particularly for people with a disability who have stigma of being different. There are still major accessibility issues in U.K on whole, stopping the spread of Covid is Factor X.
In the longer horizon, as venues start to reopen friends will start to socialise, ultimately not everyone could have vaccine passport, this would create impossible and cruel divisions in society.
How would such segregation work in every day life? Going to work, to school, shopping, public transport? Already the pandemic has divided society and isolated many, surely there has to be a solution which is universally fair, compassionate and manageable.
In Scotland we have overcome many battles against Covid 19 , I would like to believe that as the R number continues to shrink, we won't fall at the last hurdle.
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