In Israel, the first concert was held this week with only vaccinated fans. In many other countries, there is debate about opening up societies faster with the help of vaccine corridors.
However, Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst sees a danger in using vaccine passports before everyone has a chance to be vaccinated, and that could be discrimination, he said.
It completely contradicts my view of democracy. Only a few have had the opportunity, it is not just about choosing, he says to the agenda.
It might be intrusive
Kenneth Johansson (center), chair of the Swedish Medical Ethics Board, is also critical.
– It raises legal issues. This raises questions for the trader, who must assess who should be allowed into the restaurant, and it could also be a breach of privacy, he tells Agenda.
On the other hand, Digitalization Minister Anders Egman (S) views the digital vaccination certificate more positively.
Ultimately, it is the spread of infection that determines how quickly a community can open up, but with this type of vaccination certificate, we could possibly open some activities faster than we did otherwise.
Legeman: A choice
According to Ygeman, vaccinated people may have a certain advantage over those who have not been vaccinated which makes sense.
If you choose not to be vaccinated, and there is an increased risk of spreading a very deadly disease, you will not be able to do the same things at the same time.
It may not be about choice. Perhaps you have allergies or other reasons that you cannot get vaccinated?
We will set guidelines for this matter, but I see in front of me that the same rules are used for yellow fever or other diseases where we issue vaccination certificates. And that is to get a certificate that you cannot get vaccinated.
So will he be vaccinated at these parties anyway?
Yes, in that case it might be one in 100,000 or 200,000, says Anders Ygeman.