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Vaccine passports are tempting. They are also philosophically outrageous

Allowing only people who have received a Covid jab to travel abroad is unjust and cruel to everyone else. But that doesn’t mean I’d reject the offer

By Charles Foster  

Photo: Alex Hinds / Alamy Stock Photo

Being apparently older than I feel, I’ve just had a Covid vaccination. I would like to say that I had it because I’m altruistic, and wanted to ensure that I pose no danger to vulnerable people. But that’s not true. Nor did I have it because I’m frightened of getting the virus: I’m not. I’ve had Covid, and so probably have some immunity anyway.

No; I had the vaccination purely and simply because I’m fed up of the sight of my four walls and our wretched neighbourhood, and desperate to get on a plane. If I could get…

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