What Are the Ethics Behind Covid-19 “Immunity Passports”?

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Sturm College of Law


COVID, Immunity passports, Bioethics, Medical ethics


Countries and companies are considering certifications that a person has contracted and recovered from covid-19, or received a vaccine. Some call these "immunity passports." Would such programs divide society and stigmatize disfavored groups, exacerbating the inequalities that covid-19 has laid bare? Or might they help repair the tension between the public health imperative to save lives and the individual liberties of those — including the economically vulnerable — who want to travel, gather or return to work?

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