Something kind of like normal is coming to the New York metro area
May 5, 2021

Something kind of like normal is coming to the New York metro area

Restaurants, offices, retail stores, theaters, museums, barber shops, gyms and amusement parks can open at full capacity and without curfews on May 19. Plus, an update on vaccine passports and the likelihood they become necessary for international travel. And, pilots in India, where COVID cases are surging, are threatening to stop flying unless they get vaccines.

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Countries want tourists back if they're vaccinated. That may lead to vaccine passports.

May 5, 2021
What counts as proof of immunization when there's no global database to tell a fake apart from the real thing?
"The train’s left the station. It's happening," says Jen Kates, director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "So many countries have said they're doing this. It's just a matter of how to make it work," and how to make it as fair and equitable as possible.
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