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And right on queue again:
“At this time there is no timeline on when this documentation will come into place or if certain industries will require it. Health professionals say if it were to happen, it could be as soon as spring or summer 2021.”
Because the elite and privileged will already be vaccinated by then and want to get on with their lives.
It is one thing to require passports when everyone has had an opportunity for vaccination – which including the wait in line may be the Fall of 2021. It is another to begin requiring them when half the population – those of us who are non-essential, basically worthless people – won’t have access until summer or later in 2021.
That’s the message businesses are sending – and the pressure for them to discriminate based on attributes you cannot control will be immense.
And then, how do you accommodate those that had a severe reaction to dose 1 of the vaccine and are advised not to get vaccinated?
Update: Spain building national database of persons who do not get vaccinated. The database will be shared with EU countries, presumably to ban travel across borders.