It is “time to distinguish” between the freedoms afforded to those who have been vaccinated against the Chinese coronavirus and those who haven’t, said former British prime minister Tony Blair.
A report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change entitled ‘Less Risk, More Freedom’ argues for the adoption of a global vaccine passport that would afford people more freedom if they have received a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus.
“The health pass needs to be usable both by national border authorities and other organisations within countries. It should also include the ability to demonstrate time-restricted testing status for those who aren’t able to be vaccinated,” the report said.
Arguing that emerging variants of the virus could derail economic reopening, Blair’s think tank went on to say: “With this ability to securely prove vaccination status, we can move beyond blunt, catch-all tools and align with other countries by