How to make ‘no’ part of your vocabulary. Why we don’t live as long as we should. Want to go to that concert? Get ready to prove your vaccine status.
Saying no is something I struggle with sometimes. I found the last step to be the most helpful.
Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries? (Our world in data)
This is the best article I’ve seen to date on this topic. It’s comprehensive but a pretty easy to skim if you don’t have time to read in full.
With Pfizer’s vaccine announcement, people (and the stock markets) are beginning to think about life getting back to normal. However, it may take several months at least to vaccinate enough of the population to reach herd immunity.
During the transition period, at least one company that relies on crowds to make its business model work is planning to require their customers to prove they are either Covid free or have been vaccinated.
It’s not a stretch to think that many other companies where customers are crowded together are planning to do the same. Think airlines, sports stadiums, theme parks, cruise lines, movie theaters, restaurants. The list goes on.
In addition to the logistical challenges and privacy concerns, this could get messy from a legal standpoint as some will see it as a form of discrimination.