Thursday, 25 February 2021

COVID-19 in Canada: 'Vaccination passports' a near certainty says bio-ethicist


CTV News shows that Bio-ethicist Kerry Bowman says the discussion and tension over 'vaccine passports' is imminent as vaccinations increase.

It is possible that COVID-19 vaccine passports will be no different to the normal documents you must show to travel to certain countries.

Some people have no problems with this idea, but some people don't like this passport idea. Nobody is arguing for making vaccines mandatory (it seems the decision to have a vaccine should always come down to an individual’s informed choice). It seems, also, that some people cannot have it for medical reasons, and these people should not be discriminated against.

Governments want as many people as possible to use the vaccine and have set up campaigns encouraging us all to do so, but doing so is not compulsory. People who have taken the vaccine are given a card stating they have received 1 or both doses and the information is also documented on their medical records.

However, if you choose not to have the vaccine (for reasons unrelated to any certain medical condition which precludes you from it) you must understand that it affects really not only yourself but those in the space around you.

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