Last week, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order which prohibits private businesses in his state from requiring customers to show proof of COVID vaccination.
In the executive order, it states the so-called vaccine passports reduce individual freedom and will harm patient privacy.
With regards to the possibility of the passports becoming a reality, Governor Tate Reeves told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I don’t think it’s necessary and I don’t think it’s a good thing to do in America.”
According to The Hill, “President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said in a Monday podcast that the federal government will not mandate passports that show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.”
The publication continued by saying, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told the “Politico Dispatch” podcast that he expects certain businesses and educational institutions may require them.
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Fox News says there are reports the Biden Administration is working with private tech and travel companies to develop COVID vaccine passports or travel passes. However, it appears the effort will face an uphill battle with leading Republicans over the privacy rights of Americans.