A few months ago, I wrote an article that dealt with COVID-19 in which I also mentioned the possibility of vaccination passports turning into reality. Well, they are already discussing it bigtime in the EU (in order to let vaccinated Europeans be able to enjoy a nice summer holiday abroad this summer), but Iceland is a country that has taken action even faster.
No people with Covid in Icelandic hospitals
According to an article, I wrote last week, 5 people out of 100,000 in Iceland had then. Today I wrote that currently there are NO PEOPLE in hospital in Iceland at all with Covid. As a result, life is actually quite nice and normal in the country, which again has made the country ready to allow visitors once again. That is why Iceland will allow people from other countries to visit them once again, as long as they have official documents confirming that they have been infected with Covid and are healthy again, or that they have received an official vaccine against Covid.
It might feel like a world that we do not want to live in, but I can easily understand why they decide to take such measures. The economy is in great need of visitors, and then it is much better to allow someone to come than nobody at all. And when more and more people get vaccinated, more and more people will be allowed to come. And if the danger has disappeared, then the vaccination passport might not be needed at all.
Time to get a vaccine?
Personally, I would love to get a vaccine, but I am still way down on the list, meaning that it might take some more months before I get my vaccine. Even though I live in one of the most efficient European countries, I am still far away from a vaccine.
Will all vaccines be accepted?
This leads to the next question. In the EU, most people are vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, with Moderna, and with AstraZeneca (which has received quite a lot of bad attention lately). But, what about those elsewhere who will be vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik vaccine or the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine? Will they have the same rights as everyone else, or will EU countries only give rights to those vaccinated with the "correct" vaccines?
The future isn't secure, and it is hard to predict what will happen tomorrow, next weeks, in half a year, and in two years from now!
What do you think about this? Have you been vaccinated? How is the vaccination going in your country? I would love to hear your thoughts, your experience, and whatever might be on your heart dealing with this topic!
This is an original article written by me for Project Hope!