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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Should Britain have “vaccination passports”? The passport, if it existed, would be an official document which confirmed you had been vaccinated. If you needed proof you’d received the jab, you’d get out your passport and show it to someone. Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has said the Government will not introduce a vaccines passport - at least, not one that would be used within the UK. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson hasn’t been quite to unequivocal. Asked about the idea last week, he said: “We will look at everything”. As Mr Zahawi has hinted, some sort of vaccine documentation is probably inevitable for international travel. Countries such as Greece have suggested they may institute a policy of only admitting tourists who can prove they have received a Covid vaccine. The UK Government is hardly likely to prevent its citizens obtaining documents they need to go on holiday. And it will be able to argue that other countries have made this necessary. The question that remains is whether vaccine passports should be used here in the UK. It’s been suggested people might have to show proof they have been vaccinated in order to enter a pub, restaurant, gym or bookmakers, for example. Read More Related Articles Labour leader Keir Starmer condemns falling life expectancy in North East Read More Related Articles Plan to re-open pubs and restaurants but only for people who can prove they don't have Covid This might allow those venues to re-open sooner. And it could help to keep staff and customers safe. While the Government is very reluctant to countenance the idea, it’s hard to see a downside. One of the reasons coronavirus spreads so quickly is because you can catch it, and pass it on to others, even if you don’t become ill - and don’t even know you have it.
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. The vaccines help to deal with this problem. Of course, their main benefit is that they prevent you becoming seriously ill if you catch Covid. It means that even if you become infected, you won’t die (or the chances of death are drastically reduced). But there’s also growing evidence that vaccines make it less likely you’ll catch Covid in the first place. On top of that, they ensure that even if you do catch it, you are less infectious. In other words, the vaccine doesn’t just protect you. It protects the people around you. And that being the case, is it wrong to ask people to stay away from crowded indoor areas if they refuse to take the vaccines?
You’d need a system to ensure people who genuinely cannot be vaccinated, perhaps because of an allergy, are not discriminated against. Perhaps they could receive a passport too. The passport scheme would actually protect them, however, by giving them confidence that the people around them had received a jab. And yes, it would mean that younger people, who have to wait longer for a vaccination, would also have to wait longer before they could enjoy a night out. But in the longer term, it would make everyone safer. And if it put pressure on those who refuse the vaccine to change their minds, that would be no bad thing.
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