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PremierLeague-News.Com - Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said they needed "enormous scrutiny"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Putting vaccine passports into law would be a “nightmare” and require “enormous scrutiny”, an expert has warned. Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said that while in general they were a good thing if they made people feel a bit safer and more people were vaccinated, they needed “enormous scrutiny”.He said: “I find it difficult to have the vaccine passport conversation, and I’ve had quite a lot of these discussions of policy advice level, without getting into the detail because who of us wouldn’t think that vaccine passports were in general, a good thing, if people felt a bit safer and more people were vaccinated and we had more assurance of that?The i politics newsletter cut through the noiseEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.“And yet, one or two sentences into discussion you get rather sort of bogged down at the devil is in the detail, and there are an awful lot of confounders there where you could make some very, very poor legislation.”Boris Johnson said he rejects the term “vaccine passports”, but is set to announce a system for “Covid-status certification” at a press conference on Monday which could allow people to return to sporting fixtures, theatres and other public events.Asked if vaccination passports will require new laws which could be difficult to word correctly, Professor Altmann said: “I think the detail is an absolute nightmare and, without being pedantic or negative, requires enormous scrutiny.” Read More Vaccine passport scheme would be an ‘expensive waste of time,’ expert warns Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said he worried that introducing vaccine passports would make people feel they were being forced into having a jab, and would be “counterproductive”.
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. But all the evidence has always suggested that if you want to maintain confidence in vaccination, that you don’t make it compulsory, don’t force people to be vaccinated – you encourage people, you persuade people.“And my worry with what the Government are suggesting is they are effectively trying to force people into taking a vaccine and I think in the end that will be counterproductive.”Health minister Edward Argar denied that the Government had changed its mind on the use of so-called vaccine passports with vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi previously calling them discriminatory.Asked on BBC Breakfast whether the Government had changed its mind, Mr Argar said: “I don’t think it is that at all. I think it is right that we look at this and see if there is a way that, while balancing all of those practical, ethical and fairness considerations, is there a way this could, in the short term, speed up our reopening of the country and getting back to doing the things we love?”More than 40 Tory MPs have signed a cross-party letter opposing vaccine passports while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has described them as “un-British”, raising the prospect of a potential Government defeat if – as expected – there is a Commons vote.
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