Vaccine Passports Could Be Coming as More Americans Get Immunized Against COVID-19
Some countries and companies have looked into creating vaccine passports to allow those vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel more freely and attend public events. Others say limiting access to vaccinated people is unfair.
Governor Ned Lamont told Where We Live earlier this week that he thinks vaccine passports could potentially be implemented in Connecticut at some point in the future, saying: "Within a month or two when broad cross-section of people are vaccinated, or at least have the opportunity to be vaccinated, I think local businesses for starters will probably take the lead on this."
This hour, we talk about the ethics of vaccine passports.
And what are the global implications when some countries have little to no access to vaccines?
- Dr. Saad Omer - Director, Yale Institute for Global Health, and Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases. He was part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s committee that created the framework for equitable vaccine allocation, and he was also on the World Health Organization’s Working Group on Covid-19 vaccines
- Dr. Yara Asi - Post-Doctoral Scholar, Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida
Cat Pastor contributed to this show.