Richard M. Carpiano

professor of public policy and sociology at UC Riverside; co-editor of the “Journal of Health and Social Behavior”

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Airlines, hotels, cruise ships, and foreign countries are signaling they might demand proof you’ve gotten your shots. Enter the vaccine passport.

Vaccine passports rekindle fears over data privacy and government tracking

Airlines, hotels, cruise ships, and foreign countries are signaling they might demand proof you’ve gotten your shots. Enter the vaccine passport.

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