Digital certificates for vaccination They are already in full development, especially in countries that have advanced to immunization. Born to facilitate travel, the passport to be vaccinated against Covid-19 appears shrouded in moral, logistical and even legal uncertainties.
Even because there is already an idea of using the document to allow access to vaccines only to places with high prevalence such as gyms, concert halls, restaurants, cinemas, bars and malls. This action immediately spread suspicion to the world that testimony was another motivation for him Social discrimination, Causing protests in the United Kingdom, Denmark, the United States and the European Union.
Many vaccination passport projects revolve around it smart phoneAnd, dare you – even in the United States, one in five people don’t have this kind of device. In Brazil, where the Tourism Ministry is already designing a vaccine passport embryo, there will always be an avalanche of tough questions.
For example: What will happen if citizens of the periphery need to show that they have been vaccinated to enter a supermarket, pharmacy, shopping center, or on an interstate bus and this is not something that their mobile phone cannot provide? The chasm can extend beyond the cell phone: what if people are not literate? What if they have real reasons for not being vaccinated yet?
Although all of this has been reconciled at some point and it will certainly happen, technical questions also arise: Where is the vaccination data located? How can it be shared? How can it be accessed in countries with low general technology infrastructure? How can these countries ensure the security and privacy of vaccine data?
In fact, the Vaccine passport It fell from the “umbrella” in all countries. Its existence is rife with conceptual uncertainties that may need a period of maturity, a time that society does not have in 2021. It is clear that it will be implemented, but it is not clear how it will overcome the discriminatory issues.
* Gilherme Hommel is the scientific coordinator for the HIMSS Hospitalar Forum and the first digital journey by Hospitalar and the lead mentor of the eHealth Mentor (EMI).
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