‘Absolutely No Evidence’ Vaccine Passports Boosted Uptake in Scotland: Government Adviser

No evidence suggests vaccine passports have increased the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines in Scotland, a government adviser said on Sunday. Stephen Reicher, a psychology professor who’s in the Scottish government’s COVID-19 Advisory Group and the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, said the increase rate of CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccinations in Scotland has been “exactly the same as in England,” where there are no mandatory domestic vaccine passports. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Sept. 1 that adults would have to be fully vaccinated to enter nightclubs and large events from October. The stated purposes of excluding evidence of natural immunity and negative tests in the vaccine passport scheme were to avoid undermining “one of the policy aims of the scheme, which is to increase vaccine uptake,” and to prevent limited PCR lab capacity from being overwhelmed. Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Show, Reicher said “the [vaccination] …

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