Science, Technology

December 30, 2020

Covid-19 vaccination passports may be required to travel in 2021

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The Gist

Some 'digital health passport' companies have already partnered with major airlines. 

The List

  • Dozens of companies are currently in the process of developing mobile applications that will function as digital health passports including IBM. 
  • Though these have not yet been made mandatory, though some experts believe it is only a matter of time.
  • Conversely, some health experts warn that vaccination may not be enough to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which would render the digital health passports useless. 
  • Critics are calling the digital health passports an invasion of privacy, though the creators of these passports insist personal data will be kept confidential. 

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