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Florida governor bans Covid-19 'vaccine passports'

April 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state.

(CNN)Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday banning the use of Covid-19 passports in the state.

The order prohibits any government entity from issuing vaccine passports and blocks businesses from requiring any such documentation.

DeSantis cited freedom and privacy concerns as the primary basis for the action, arguing that the implementation and enforcement of vaccine passports would "create two classes of citizens based on vaccinations. "

The order notes many Floridians have not yet had the opportunity to obtain a vaccine, while some may have infection-acquired immunity, and other people may be unable to get a Covid-19 vaccine because of health, religious or other reasons.

"Individual Covid-19 vaccination records are private health information and should not be shared by a mandate," DeSantis' executive order reads.

DeSantis signaled earlier this week that he would not support vaccine passports.

"It's completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society," he said Monday during a press conference.

There have been major privacy concerns regarding vaccine passports, especially if a centralized, computer-based system were created for people to prove they've been vaccinated against Covid-19.

"Every time someone asks to see you've received a vaccine?

However, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday there will be no federal mandate that would require every American to get a vaccine credential.

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