a year ago, Americans are facing the uncomfortable reality that the Kovidi epidemic will not be a common experience: the development of damage and risk will vary depending on where they live and the response of local politicians.Across the country, death is just Over 100,000 Washington DC, still exists Place an order at home.In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo is about to Announce The mask will be mandatory within the enterprise. But in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott Reopen Professional sports, in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp and Bars and nightclubs.
If you think 2021 will be different: I’m sorry.
Consider the latest situation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Decide Removal of the mask requirement for vaccinated people-widely interpreted as a permission to allow any adult to wear a maskless, unvaccinated adult, if not originally intended.Next, add the decision of the Biden administration to Get rid of The federal government plays an important role in proving immunization status. Realizing this makes us have to rely on some kind of vaccination certificate to know who is safe.Then please note that although some state governments are creating verification application Let people gather safely, others refuse allow So-called Vaccine passport In their state, some governors threatened bar Companies use them.
The chaos looks a lot like our situation a year ago. Federal health authorities refuse to establish national regulations for the use of protective tools: Then mask, And now obtain immunity certification.This requires people to do it themselves Calculate the possible exposure And according to their place of residence, they are forced to take greater or lesser risks.
Josh Michaud, deputy director of global health policy at the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, said: “This puts us in our place in many aspects of the pandemic response: it’s completely determined by different rules, methods and The results are made up of pieces.” This is studying the passport issue. He pointed out that once the CDC changes its masking guidelines, many states will discard any masking rules it retains. (Within five days after the change occurred, 23 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., have waived the rules. According to WebMD)
Michaud said: “Understandably, there is a scientific basis for waiving the cover-up requirement.” “But it does enable institutions-employers, universities, universities, governments-to trust people who say they have been vaccinated. This may lead to unvaccinated people. People do not follow the recommended situation, so other people may be at risk.”
The passport could have solved this problem. (The term “passport” is almost inaccurate, because the actual passport is created by a sovereign government to guarantee its citizens abroad, but it is more compelling than the “digital proof of vaccination status.”) In some places, they have.Israel created a Vaccination “Green Pass” In February, before the current wave of conflict in Gaza, something close to normal life was brought back to the city. At the same time, the EU proposed “Digital Green Certificate“Vaccinations or negative test results will be verified to allow residents of member states to cross the border.
There is no such unity in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to authorize vaccinated adults to even take off their masks indoors, while expecting unvaccinated adults to continue to wear masks. This is generally believed to have caused Americans to wear masks. One honor system. (As Deseret News Utah ask: “Are we proud of this?”)