Is a COVID-19 health pass a good idea? | Inside Story

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Governments around the world are stepping up their effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

But the spread of the more contagious variants is posing a new challenge – and some countries are turning to technology for a possible solution.

France and Italy are introducing so called health passes.

They’re a digital or paper certificate that show if someone has received at least one jab, has tested negative or has recently recovered from the virus.

Although a majority say they support the system, thousands have rejected it saying it’s an infringement of their basic rights.

So, should people worry?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan

Guests:

Brendan Gutenschwager – Independent Reporter covering the health pass protests across Europe.

Oksana Pyzik – Lead at the Global Citizenship Programme on outbreaks of infectious diseases at University College London.

Gabriel Scally – Visiting Professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol and a Member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.

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