Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “LIVE: Boris Johnson Holds News Conference on Omicron Variant in the U.K.” – below is their description.
(Dec. 15) Watch live as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty, and Medical Director for Primary Care, NHS England, Dr. Nikki Kanani hold a news conference in Downing Street on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Johnson is facing political battles on many fronts this week, and one is a genuine matter of life and death for the British people.
The U.K. prime minister is fighting to limit a rebellion by his Conservative lawmakers over vaccine passports, to hold a safe Tory seat that is suddenly at risk in Thursday’s special election, and to stem the steady drip of leaks about Christmas parties that his staff held during last year’s lockdown.
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In This Story: Vaccine Passports
The concept of vaccine passports was established following the development of vaccinations for Covid-19, in several jurisdictions. While the schemes differ in precise implementations across the globe, those which do operate focus on identifying vaccinated individuals in order to allow them fewer restrictions, for example travel or access to enclosed spaces.
These schemes are somewhat controversial, as a minority view them as restricting freedoms; or an expression of “nanny state” or big state interference in ordinary lives. Others, those who are against vaccination, feel they are too forceful a pressure upon people to become vaccinated.
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