Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday that the US government will not require Americans to use vaccine passports to prove that they have been immunized against the coronavirus.
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that the federal government “may be involved in ensuring that things proceed fairly and justly.”
“But I doubt whether the federal government will be the main factor,” Fauci told the “Political Dispatch” podcast.
Fauci said he hopes that certain companies and educational institutions can formulate their own vaccination policies.
“I’m not saying they should or should do it, but you foresee that an independent entity might say:̵
Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White House’s COVID-19 response team, has previously stated that the Biden administration only provides guidance to the private sector on how to develop so-called passports.
“The government does not see its role as a place to manufacture passports, nor a place to store citizen data. We think this is what the private sector is doing, and we will do what is important to us.” He said at a press conference .
“Moreover, we are now leading an inter-agency process to carefully study these details and use these credentials to meet some important standards. First, there are equal opportunities. This means whether people can use technology or they don’t. “He added.