While the Biden team is talking about the upcoming vaccine passports, which are being debated around the world, the administration highlighted the concerns over privacy and said they will keep such a passport a private and non-mandated issue.
“Let me be clear about this, I know there have been many questions: The government will never support a system that forces people to have a credential,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday.
“There will not be a national system and no federal rule requiring Americans to get a single vaccination passport or credential.”
Psaki said it is merely the private-sector measure the White House is working on.
“As these things are being considered by the non-profit and private sectors, our interest is very simple from the governmental prospective,” Psaki continued. “Americans’ rights and privacy should be guarded, so that these passports are not used against Americans unfairly.”
Psaki acknowledged the corporate “movement” to force vaccinations onto people “so they can go back to events where there are large groups of people safely.”
“That’s where the idea came from, and we believe it will end there,” she said. “We will be giving some guidance soon which will be like an FAQ.”
FAQ means frequently asked questions.
“It will give answers to important questions that the public has, in particular about security, privacy, or discrimination,” she said.
The guidance she said was coming “soon.”
“I do not have an exact time for that yet,” she said.
Author: Scott Dowdy