Wednesday, April 7, 2021
No state vaccination database
The US government rejects the corona vaccine card
The introduction of corona vaccine cards to come back to normal soon is being discussed in many countries. The White House rejects such a state vaccination card for the United States. However, private companies may pursue the idea for larger events, for example.
The White House has rejected plans for a state corona vaccine card in the United States. President Joe Biden’s spokeswoman Zhen Zaki said on Tuesday that the government did not support an “organization” that would require U.S. citizens to carry a vaccination certificate. “There will be no vaccination database at the federal level and there will be no mandate from the federal government that everyone should get the same vaccination certificate.”
Private companies can pursue the idea of vaccination certification, for example, said Sackie for sporting events in stadiums. However, in doing so, privacy must be protected. There shouldn’t even be “discrimination”. A spokesman for Biden said the government wants to develop guidelines.
The possibility of corona vaccine cards is being discussed in many countries as a way to re-open the economy and travel safely. Critics warn against introducing a mandatory vaccine through the back door and restricting fundamental rights.
Hope for higher vaccination speed
In the United States, the rapid pace of corona vaccination raises hopes for a speedy return to normal. Most recently, an average of more than three million people were vaccinated each day. Since the campaign began in December, more than 108 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 63 million of them have been vaccinated.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, June 15 that it will lift corona restrictions. However, this only applies if the vaccine campaign continues and the number of infections does not increase. “After the epidemic, we can now begin to plan our lives,” said Biden, a Democrat politician. “The light at the end of the tunnel was never bright.”
Many states, such as Texas, have already lifted their corona restrictions. Biden criticized this as a foregone conclusion, given the recent increase in the number of infections. He called on the people not to get involved in the fight against the epidemic.