Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has spoken out about the Biden administration’s consideration of “vaccine passports” which are intended to make it simple to verify that someone has been vaccinated, allowing them access to areas that need verification.
“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break,” DeSantis stated. “I think this is something that has huge privacy implications, it is not necessary to do.”
DeSantis said that a “vaccine passport” for movies, sports activities, and amusement parks would be “completely unacceptable” if implemented by the government or the private sector.
The governor said that he would issue an executive order later this week to effectively ban “vaccine passports” in Florida.
DeSantis believes that while it’s just “important” for vulnerable communities to be able to get the vaccine, “we are not going to have you provide proof of this just to be able to live your life normally, and I’m going to be taking some action, in an executive function, emergency function right here very shortly.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) says he’ll be taking executive action against “vaccine passports” over privacy concerns:
“You want the fox to guard the hen house? I mean, give me a break.” pic.twitter.com/99ZPY9K8AW
— The Recount (@therecount) March 29, 2021
According to The Washington Post, the Biden administration “and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials — often referred to as vaccine passports.
They pointed out that many businesses, “from cruise lines to sports teams,” will need them to get the COVID-19 vaccine they are offered business. The Biden administration seems to see this as a promising step.
“The passports are expected to be free and available through applications for smartphones,” the Post reported. “Which could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass. Americans without smartphone access should be able to print out the passports, developers have said.”
The vaccine passports, according to those working on them, must be absolutely unique and impossible to be hacked or tampered with, lest Americans indulge in trade without having obtained either of the notorious vaccines.