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RT published this video item, entitled “NY Launches New Vaccine App Aimed At More Control Over Voters!” – below is their description.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Excelsior Pass — a free, voluntary digital app developed in partnership with IBM that will verify if an individual user is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or has recently tested negative for the illness.
The platform is intended to fast-track the reopening of sports arenas, music venues, restaurants and other businesses with capacity limitations due to Covid-19 in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines.
New York is the first state in the U.S. to formally launch a digital passport for Covid-19. The launch follows two successful pilot demonstrations and a beta test that included thousands of New Yorkers in a limited rollout.RT YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to the same position his father, Mario Cuomo, held for three terms. He has served as Chair of the National Governors Association since August 2020.
Cuomo received national attention for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and has written a book about his experiences of the event – released on November 10th 2020.
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