“These passports would serve as a form of proof of immunity, allowing people who have immunity to engage in some activities others cannot,” Frieden and Schwid wrote. “That could make it possible to ratchet down protective measures, such as stay-at-home orders and business closures, without increasing health risks.”

Frieden, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, explained how immunity passports would be used to determine who is allowed freedom of movement and who is not based on whether they’ve taken the COVID-19 vaccine, despite the fact it’s not “known how long immunity will last or whether vaccinated people can spread the virus.”



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