We all want to get back to normal. The Biden administration says we can “get back to normal by Christmas” if we get vaccination rates up. Critical to this plan is the adoption of the vaccine passport by the business community. The message of “getting back to normal” is an enticing one for a public tired of COVID restrictions. But we should take caution here.
During the pandemic, the government public health institutions promised us solutions that failed to meet expectations. Based on faulty Imperial College models, we were promised lockdowns as a short-term solution that would contain the pandemic.We were promised that mask mandates would stop COVID-19 despite their ambiguous evidence for efficacy and the later evidence that showed less than promised benefits.