Green Pass vaccine passport

Green Pass vaccine passport

26-08-2021MASSIMO PERCOSSI

I don´t understand why the judiciary is so opposed to Covid passports in the Balearics, it seems like a sensible way forward to me. I was talking to a German who has recently returned from Berlin. He said that all bars and restaurants demand that you show your Covid passport which most people had downloaded onto their mobile. He said that the whole system worked really well with few problems.

So why can´t the Balearics do the same? It seems a sensible way to keep people safe and also to ensure that all have had the vaccine. This is the second time that the judiciary have thwarted the Balearic government. After the end of the state of alarm nationwide earlier this year the Balearics had wanted to keep the curfew (then from 11p.m. to 6a.m.) in place. There were fears that once the bars were allowed to reopen there would be important public health implications.

The judiciary ruled that the curfew would be illegal and the Balearic government had little option but to scrap their plans. To be honest it must be a nightmare for the Balearic government; on one hand they have to keep the public safe with restrictions which have proved unpopular and then you have the judiciary ready to throw a spanner into the works.

In the long-term I suspect that the Covid passport will be introduced because it is the only way that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen. In the same way that vaccination has fought off Covid, vaccine passports will lead to fewer restrictions.

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Rich / Hace 25 days

So what exactly does the 'passport' guarantee as regards the holder? Does it prove that there is no way they can have covid and infect others? Debatable I would say given recent information, the vaccine makes infection less threatening to life but what if an infected vaccinated person comes into contact with a vulnerable person vaccinated or not?

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Rich / Hace 25 days

Jason, what if your wonder vaccine does stop vaccinated people from getting and passing on the delta variant? Is this ok? Or are you going to take responsibility for all the deaths caused by blind faith in the vaccines? If I gathered 2000 vaccinated would you be happy for them to sneeze in your general direction? Chances are the vast majority of us have had covid and survived, the long term control of covid will be due to the unvaccinated who enable the spreading of antibodies. Vaccine passports are only a way to prolong the pandemic. The only people to be vaccinated should be the vulnerable.

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Georgi / Hace 25 days

There are absolute no evidence that a person who has received the vaccine is immune to getting and spreading the virus which makes the whole idea of restriction based on that criteria an absurd. Additionally there is the right of one's privacy, as the so called certificate contains personal data which people are not ready to share with each establishment they visit. One doesn't have to oppose the vaccines as such to see the potential harm which the requirement of the certificate can bring to our society. While any potential benefits are negligible.

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Hris / Hace 25 days

Obvious question is if you can’t have the vaccine for a medical reason does that mean you can’t eat or drink out? Seems pretty unfair to me, and obviously for the judges as well, and then it sets a precedent for the future which is a scary scenario. Nobody had to show they had a flu jab before. I’m not saying the two are the same but they are in the same category. This virus is highly contagious but mortality from it is really quite low, as a dead host is no good to a virus. Controlled, risk based response is the proper way forward.

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Oliver / Hace 25 days

How have the vaccines fought off COVID, all they have done is reduce severity of exposure and hospitalizations which is a good thing for those that would likely end up in hospital after contracting COVID. It does not mean that everyone is safe at all, in fact it gives people a false sense of security, people who are vaccinated don't need to have a pcr test for flying yet can be positive and are likely the individuals who are carrying the disease around

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James w / Hace 25 days

Why can't people understand you still transmit Covid even when your double vaccinated. So where is the benefit exactly?? It creates a papers please society that discriminates someone over a treatment that is not perfect. The evidence is clear or should I say there is little evidence to prove this would slow transmission. It seems the courts are following the science, unlike the government. There is still hope for humanity.

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