Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order on Monday to ban so-called vaccine passports, saying that the system can track people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, thus violating citizens’ rights.
In announcing the executive order, Abbott said: “As more and more people receive safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, Texans are returning to their normal lives every day. However, as I have always said, these vaccines are always voluntary. , Never force it.”.
He added: “The government should not require any Texan to show a vaccination certificate and disclose personal health information, just for their daily lives.”
Abbott has been hotly debated in recent weeks for canceling state-wide mask orders and handling a severe snowstorm that left residents without electricity and heat for several days.
Another Republican governor. Ron DisantisThe Democratic Mayor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, called the “60 Minutes” report on the state’s vaccine launch “deliberately false” Last week, Florida vowed to take similar administrative measures to prevent companies from requesting vaccine passports before providing services to customers.
DeSantis said: “We have always said that we want to provide it to everyone, but no one provides it.” “This is a suggestion, especially if you are vulnerable, but we will not force you to do so.”
Disantis said, “The requirement imposed on you by the government or the private sector is that you only need to participate in a normal society and you must produce a vaccination certificate. This is completely unacceptable.”
on Monday, Anthony FauciAnthony Fauci Overnight Healthcare: 46 COVID-19 cases are linked to an indoor bar incident in rural Illinois | CDC says there is a risk of spreading COVID-19 in 1 out of 10,000 | Fauci says there is no federal government’s mandatory vaccine passport Regulations Twitter said it mistakenly suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene account for the second time. Fauci said the federal government will not impose mandatory regulations on vaccine passports. MoreMajor US infectious disease experts said that the federal government will not mandate documents for COVID-19 vaccination.
Fauci said: “I doubt that the federal government will be the main driver of the vaccine passport concept.” “They may be involved in ensuring that things are done fairly and fairly, but I doubt whether the federal government will be the main factor.