Beantown won’t require vaccine passports any time soon.
According to Fox News, “Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey shot down talks of mandating proof of vaccination in the city, comparing such papers to the Jim Crow era and former President Donald Trump’s birtherism theories.”
“We know that those types of things are difficult to enforce when it comes to vaccines,” Janey, a Democrat, said when asked about vax passes. “There’s a long history in this country of people needing to show their papers — whether we talking about this from the standpoint of, you know, as a way to, after — during slavery, post-slavery, as recent as, you know, what the immigrant population has to go through,” she continued.
Meanwhile, the Big Apple is moving full steam ahead on vaccination passports. “It’s pretty straightforward. You check someone’s vaccination status at the door,” Mayor de Blasio said. “People check in to go to a restaurant or bar or anything. You check their vaccination status. If they have it great. If they don’t, turn around.”