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Old 06-04-2021, 01:11   #7
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Everything else aside...

For simplicity it could probably just copy and paste the driving license model. A new gov department, to process and issue vaccination cards for people who have had it.

Photo ID, DOB, hologram etc and you have to present it at certain places or to have certain jobs. There will be fake ones going around but similar levels to driver's licenses I'd imagine.

The snag will be longevity, how long are we going to say a vaccinated person is "safe"? A year? Maybe 2? It's a lot of admin and cost. They're already on about a third jab in Autumn to protect against the new variants of concern. Will you not be classed as vaccinated unless you've had that as well?

The better option is a semi-permanent card that lasts years, with a chip like you say that identifies you (possibly just as a load of digits as far as the person checking can see) as being up to date on the jabs or not.

Smartphone apps are another option but the average 65 year old in this country can barely text on them, test and trace has been a fucking disaster partially because the people who arguably needed it most didn't know how to use it. It needs to be as simple as getting a card out and showing it/scanning it. Which means a robust backend system that walks the balance between security and privacy and is actually reliable.

So basically, we'll contract it out to a Ltd company that is being set up any moment now by Hancock's sister or something, who will be awarded 50bn to develop some rinky dink system made in "a Python database" which will be delayed for the best part of 2 years and then binned completely.
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