All You Need To Know About: Vaccine Passport And How To Use It
COVID-19 pandemic impacted more than 82 million people and killed more than 1.8 million worldwide. After the news of the UK’s approval of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, it has brought a ray of hope that life will finally get back on track. The pandemic badly affected the economy and businesses across the globe.
Now as per reports if you plan to travel in 2021, you will need a vaccine passport. The vaccine passport application is a mobile app will show that will work as proof that you have tested -ve for virus. It will be a digital health pass that will allow you to enter events, concerts, movie theatres, stadiums, or even countries. Although, the WHO said that these passports might not be as helpful as there is always a chance of contracting infection for the 2nd time.
IBM has developed an app named Digital Health Pass, this app will let you scan for requirements including COVID-19 tests and temperature checks.
What is a Vaccine passport?
– You have to upload all your COVID-19 related health details including vaccinations and COVID tests.
– Many tech giants are already developing applications including IBM, The International Air Transport Association (IATA).
– CommonPass app, an application created by the Common Trust Network allows users to upload medical data such as COVID-19 test results or proof of vaccination.
– The app generates a pass in the form of a QR code that can be presented to authorities. Common Trust Network is an initiative by The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum.
On the other hand, WHO does not support this and also said that such a pass might increase the risk of transmission.