Anyone with a smattering of common sense knows that some form of proof of vaccination would be very helpful in keeping people safe in mass gatherings and on airlines. Therefore, the Q party is hard against it, with moron DeSantis leading the way. Steve M. has all the details, but this should give you a hint of the reasonable discourse around the topic:
Anyway, in the spirit of research, I signed up for New York’s version of a vaccine passport, the Excelsior Pass. This is designed to prove that you had a recent negative COVID test, or that you’re vaccinated. It asked me my name, address and date of birth, then quizzed me about when I was vaccinated. It found me quite easily and correctly said that I’m not eligible yet. There are obviously issues with universal access to the pass, but anyone with a smartphone should find it a quick and easy process. The brownshirts have yet to break down my door, but Lindsey Graham loaned me his AR-15 just in case.
DeSantis thinks he can legislate that places like Disneyworld can’t demand a vaccine passport. Fuck around and find out is my thought on that, because I imagine that corporations like Disney, Delta and the NFL, who want to take full advantage of the post-vaccine boom, will be very interested in passports. I also assume that civilized states like New York will eventually crack down on the unvaccinated at airports, with onerous, enforced quarantine requirements that include significant fines if ignored.
Vaccination is becoming more popular — 69% in a recent Pew poll say they’ll get it, and 77% say it will benefit the economy. This is another issue where Qpublicans are on the wrong side, and Democrats should hammer them for it.
Edited to add: Kevin Drum has a good overview of how the free-market solution of vaccine passports is more than likely constitutional. Also, note his new blog address.