Monday, March 22, 2021

EU Sets Out Virus Pass Plan To Allow Free Travel By Summer; DeSantis Calls Vaccine Passports a 'bad idea,' Will Not Be Doing Them In Florida, and other C-Virus Updates

EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer:
The European Union’s executive body proposed Wednesday issuing certificates that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they have been vaccinated, tested negative for COVID-19 or recovered from the disease.
With summer looming and tourism-reliant countries anxiously waiting for the return of visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission foresees the creation of certificates aimed at facilitating travel between EU member nations. The plan is set to be discussed during a summit of EU leaders next week,
“We all want the tourist season to start. We can’t afford to lose another season,” European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova told Czech public radio. “Tourism, and also culture and other sectors that are dependent on tourism, terribly suffer. We’re talking about tens of millions of jobs.”
The topic of vaccine certificates has been under discussion for weeks in the EU, where it proved to be divisive. The travel industry and southern European countries with tourism-dependent economies like Greece and Spain have pushed for the quick introduction of a program that would help eliminate quarantines and testing requirements for tourists. --->READ MORE HERE
DeSantis calls vaccine passports a 'bad idea,' will not be doing them in Florida:
On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis voiced his disapproval of COVID-19 vaccine passports, calling it a "bad idea" to require people to show proof of vaccination in everyday life.
"I just want to make very clear in Florida, we are not doing any vaccine passports. All those experts said that it was a bad idea. I think it’s a bad idea and so that will not happen. And so folks should get vaccinated, if they want to, we’ll obviously provide that, but under no circumstances will the state be asking you to show proof of vaccination, and I don’t think private companies should be doing that either,” said DeSantis in a public health roundtable discussion Thursday, WKMG6 reports.
DeSantis, joined by Dr. Scott Atlas, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor Sunetra Gupta, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, all disagreed with the action after the European Commission proposed issuing "Digital Green Certificates" to all European Union citizens. --->READ MORE HERE
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