[Ed. – DeSantis is right here, and not even so much on the vaccine as a mandate for participating in human life as on the digital passport itself. The “passport” will be immediately exploited to punish and control people’s behavior. Whoever has power over the passports will have power over us. We’ve seen over the last year how such people want to use that power. No.]
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis denounced so-called “vaccine passports” in a Monday press conference — a policy currently being tested in New York State and one the Biden administration is reportedly developing, according to The Washington Post. Vaccine passports are digital credentials, a way of proving the carrier has received a COVID-19 immunization before frequenting a venue or traveling.
DeSantis said he would take “an executive function” and “emergency function” and urged the state Republican legislature to propose legislation banning vaccine passports.
“We always said we wanted to provide [the vaccine] for all but mandate it for none,” DeSantis said. “ … It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply participate in normal society.”