— EP PressService (@EuroParlPress) March 25, 2021
EU leaders have voted to fast track vaccine passport legislation, which the European Commission dubs “Digital Green Certificates”, to try to “facilitate travel and revive the tourism sector”.
Debates have grown over ethical dilemmas surrounding the concept, including fears of discrimination in linking free movement to health benefits and privacy concerns. But the Commission claimed that it had considered such concerns.
We raised my serious concerns over Vaccine Passports today in the Dáil.
Creating a two tear citizenship and brow beating people is wrong.
Also introducing a Vaccine Passport when people who want vaccines can’t get them is a kick in the teeth to people who suffered enough. pic.twitter.com/T3Oi7zKRxK
— Aontú (@AontuIE) March 25, 2021
Meanwhile, in The UK…
NEW: @PimlicoPlumbers Charlie Mullins tells me there should be “no more pussyfooting about” from govt over vaccine passports.
“Personally I don’t think we should even allow people on to the streets unless the’ve had the vaccine.”
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) March 25, 2021
A couple is told to leave an airplane in Isreal because their child is not wearing a mask. All fellow passengers walk out in protest.