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Could COVID ‘vaccine certificates’ lead to discrimination?

Documents proving vaccination against COVID-19 pose ethical questions.

With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across the world, countries have begun issuing certificates for people who have received the shots.

The move is raising concerns about the potential for discrimination.

In Israel, hotels and gyms are open for only those with a “green pass” to show they have fully inoculated, or have recovered from the disease.

Some countries, meanwhile, are considering travel bubbles for the vaccinated.

So will those who are not vaccinated be left behind as lockdowns ease?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Dr Simon Clarke – Associate professor in cellular microbiology, University of Reading

Dr Patrick Tang – Division chief of pathology sciences, Sidra Medicine

Dr Dominic Wilkinson – Director of medical ethics, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford