BREAKING NEWS: Announcing the Launch of a Nationwide Vaccine Verification Initiative
Andy breaks the news about a new nationwide digital vaccine verification initiative to be formally announced next week. Andy talks with the system's architect, Paul Meyer, and California's Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Rick Klau. They discuss why the federal government isn't creating its own verification system, how Californians have responded to the state's Digital Vaccine Record, and where you can get a digital record of your COVID-19 vaccine status right now.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
- Learn more about the SMART Health Cards Global Forum on October 28: https://events.zoom.us/ev/ANEak-EndgU6srtMF5CNSahdECUM5qwpkv1uC6ic-qo3OXjjxlb4j5Bt8Zjgahjp_Ti2Tn4
- Check out the CommonPass: https://commonpass.org/
- Here’s more on the slipping poll numbers for governors who attack vaccine mandates: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/10/17/governors-covid-vaccine-mandates-approval-516112
- Read more about the plan to let fully vaccinated travelers back into the US starting November 8: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/us-border-travel-restrictions-november-8/index.html
- Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/
- Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165
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