Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues all across the country.
Recently, President Biden directed states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine by May, and both Florida and California sped up their distribution timelines. And while a standardized system to provide proof of vaccination is in the works, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has already spoken out about this new initiative.
According to U.S. News, DeSantis will announce an executive order forbidding local governments and businesses to require “vaccine passports.”
The “vaccine passport” is a standard set of credentials to prove inoculation — it would be available digitally and in paper form. According to the Washington Post, the Biden administration specified that they do not want the system to be “the perception of a government mandate to be vaccinated.” Rather, it could be adopted by various businesses to encourage a “safe return to social, commercial, and leisure activities.”
However, DeSantis stated that requiring proof of vaccination would be “an unprecedented expansion” of public and private power. If put into place, his executive order would ban local businesses from requiring the passport.
We’ll keep you posted as we receive more news on the “vaccine passports.” Stay tuned to AllEars for updates!
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