Vaccine Passports Could Easily Bring China’s Social Credit System to America

Before most football seasons, news that you might be restricted from attending a Buffalo Bills game might actually be a small mercy.

But we are living in interesting times, and with the Bills as one of the early favorites to compete for Super Bowl LVI, news out of Buffalo that proof of full vaccination will be required to attend Bills home games is raising eyebrows.

Has there ever been a time in history when we have trusted technology companies less than we do today, both with our information and to do the right thing?

A vaccine passport, pure and simple, is the state working with powerful technology companies to determine whether you will have the documentation to fit into a certain class of people. That class of people is those who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

Eric J. Purchase, managing partner of nearby Erie, Pennsylvania, law firm, Purchase, George & Murphey, sees vaccine passports as potentially legally complex.

“While many in our area see attending a Bills game as a constitutional right, it’s not, no matter how awesome they are. However, where people will be denied participation in constitutionally protected activities, such as attending a religious service or a public demonstration, because they refuse to obtain or present a vaccine passport, the courts are bound to strike this down.”

The problems with vaccine passports do not begin or end with the law. The issue is really how much trust we have left in large tech companies.