Dear Mr. President:
Your recently announced plan to mandate vaccination or weekly COVID testing for employees of companies with more than 100 employees, federal employees, and healthcare workers represents an uncommon act of political courage and, for that, you are to be commended.
While we applaud this development, we are perplexed ? and indeed profoundly disappointed ? with your administration’s failure to recognize the need for verifiable digital health passes (often generically referred to as digital vaccination certificates) as a precursor to large-scale vaccination and testing mandates.
Notice that the letter doesn’t say “vaccine passports,” but rather “digital health passes.”
What is the difference between the two?According to Nature: