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Vaccine passports not justified, found to actually INCREASE spread of COVID

• by Mary Villareal

The report, which was compiled by the U.K. Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), said that introducing the passport scheme could have the opposite intended effect.

"If certification displaces some fans from structured and well-ventilated sports stadia, this could lead to them attending unstructured and poorly ventilated pubs instead, where they will have access to more alcohol than if there were in the stadia," the report said. It also cited evidence showing spikes in cases associated with pubs when England teams were playing abroad.

The policy would also slash turnover for the organizers of events that require the use of vaccine passports and necessitate the hiring of thousands of new stewards, which could be difficult.