Florida Governor moves to prevent the use of vaccine passports in the state of Florida including at theme parks

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Citing privacy concerns, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has this afternoon stated that he intends to block the use of COVID-19 vaccine passports in the state of Florida.

In comments today he said, "It is 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 went on to specifically mention theme parks, "You want to go to a movie theater, should you have to show that? No. You want to go to a game, or a theme park? No. So we're not supportive of that."

DeSantis said that he plans to use executive actions to ban their use in Florida.

Vaccine passports are gaining widespread attention world-wide as they are seen as a way to enable safer levels of transportation and attendance at events. Disney has yet to make any official comments on whether it plans to attempt to use vaccine passports as a part of its future policies at Walt Disney World.

Meanwhile at the White House, Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser for COVID-19 response said today, "The government here is not viewing its role as the place to create a passport, nor a place to hold the data of citizens. We view this as something that the private sector is doing, and will do."

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Article Posted: Mar 29, 2021 / 6:41pm ET
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Nubs707 minutes ago

I would like to hear Fauci's stance on the ethics of gain of function research.

havoc3151 hour ago

“the restrictions don’t work, so I’m not going to comply with the restrictions” Covid cases increase as people ignore the restrictions. “see.... the restrictions don’t work.”

havoc3152 hours ago

ah no. Which is why Sweden now has tons of lockdown restrictions.

GoofGoof2 hours ago

Yes, agreed. Mandates and requirements mean much less when they can’t be enforced. A government would have to either fine or arrest violators which didn’t happen a whole lot and wasn’t very successful. Private businesses on the other hand can just ban people from entering if they don’t follow masks and distancing. The most effective part of government mandates was setting a tone from the top. In states that had Governors who publicly supported sensible restrictions businesses met less resistance from customers. Imagine if everyone actually just followed the covid restrictions 100% of the time, even if they thought they were unnecessary, because it was the right thing to do. We would have then known one way or the other if the restrictions actually worked. Instead we got constant resistance and then some of the same people who didn‘t follow the restrictions and recommendations then claimed they didn’t work because cases kept growing in numbers. It’s all an academic debate at this point since that ship has long ago sailed, but we may have actually had an easier time figuring out what worked and what didn’t if most or all of the people were actually following rules.

GoofGoof2 hours ago

I doubt anyone in the world is quite happy with the outcome of this pandemic. They suffered great losses both in human life and economically just like the rest of the world.

DisneyDebRob2 hours ago

In the beginning the Swedes for the most part liked the idea and was very supportive. Until around the June timeframe support waned and doing a quick google search from November until now will show that their initial reaction has turned all the way around. In fact they are saying if elections were held today the opposition has a higher approval rating because of the handling of the pandemic. That’s not even counting the neighboring countries who are disapproving of how it was handled and has affecting them. https://www.google.com/amp/s/fortune.com/2020/12/02/sweden-government-covid19-support/amp/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/swedens-population-is-losing-confidence-in-the-countrys-strategy-to-combat-the-pandemic-11606395323 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.eu/article/sweden-social-democrats-stefan-lofven-coronavirus-critics/amp/

GoofGoof2 hours ago

In a way yes, but not by locking them in their homes for 18 months, but by having a higher level of restrictions for the whole population is places where there is a higher concentration of vulnerable people. It would never actually happen that way in the real world, but it would be an efficient way to maximize protection where it was needed most. Kinda like the most efficient way to board an airplane is to do window seats first from back to front, then middle seats back to front then aisle. If every flight boarded that way 100% of the time with no exceptions the boarding time would be cut in half, but nobody will actually agree to it because they want to board with their family or they have priority status or some other reason to not follow.

Incomudro3 hours ago

I believe the Swedish people on the whole are quite happy with the outcome.

Incomudro3 hours ago

I agree with your post very much. I can only imagine the damned if they did and damned if they didn't decisions that governors had to make. One thing I will say however, is that the US did poorly with covid because our population is so unhealthy to begin with. They could protect themselves as well. I was often shocked at the age and condition of some people out and about when covid was raging. Everything you need can be ordered.

ParentsOf43 hours ago

Sorry, I added something to my last post that it seems you did not have a chance to read, so I'll add it here as well: My view is that many state mandates were irrelevant. Instead, how strictly private businesses and retail stores (places where non-family members are most likely to gather indoors) enforced masks and social distancing is a significant factor that often gets ignored. IMO, there was not a huge amount of variance from state-to-state because even in those states that eased up more quickly than others, most large private businesses and chain stores continued to require masks and social distancing. So although governor 'X' had such-and-such rules and eased up on those rules at such-and-such rates, large businesses and major realtors mostly ignored what those governors were doing and kept in place the rules they were being advised to follow by their health experts.

DCBaker3 hours ago

Current Florida vaccine report -

DisneyDebRob3 hours ago

But was touted here by many a year ago,April-may 2020 as the gold standard that the US should be following. Can you imagine.

sullivan.kscott3 hours ago

You’re not suggesting we protect the most vulnerable, are you? 😉

GoofGoof3 hours ago

Makes you wonder if perhaps the states with the oldest population should have had a higher level of restrictions due to the inherent risks presented to their population. It’s neither here nor there at this point, but an interesting idea.