Passports proving that the holder was vaccinated for COVID-19 will likely become a reality in the near future, whether we like the idea or not. There has been a lot of debate online about the possibility of not having access to some services in society without being vaccinated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and we’ll find out for sure pretty soon if it was only pure speculation or not.
What’s for sure is that Tony Blair is one of the most vehement supporters of the implementation of COVID passports, and the former PM says that the UK should lead the way with such documents. The news comes from Independent.co.uk, and Tony Blair believes that passports proving vaccination of the person are the only way to “return to anything like normal”.
Should those who refuse the vaccine be worried?
The lingering conundrum is regarding those who refuse the COVID vaccine, and there are a lot of them. Will they be discriminated by those who are vaccinated? Tony Blair explained:
This is not about discrimination, or hostility towards those not vaccinated or tested,
It is a completely understandable desire to know whether those we mix with might be carrying the disease.
Mr. Blair also added:
It’s about improving levels of confidence in going back to the workplace. Travelling on public transport. Joining events with large crowds. Most of all, seeing loved ones, especially those who may be among the most vulnerable to Covid-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic situation in the UK is facing a decrease in the number of cases. According to worldometers.info, the country reported a total of over 4 million infections and more than 117,000 deaths. Fortunately, 2.1 million COVID patients were recovered.