Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Is a COVID-19 health pass a good idea? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
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
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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