Ok, Will Digital Vaccine Passports Work?
Digital testing tracing apps on smartphones did not exactly pan out as some of us thought though. I have heard that these kind of apps are used more extensively in some countries than you might think. Ok though now what sort of odds would you give me that digital vaccine passports will take off. New york state has launched the first. Us vaccine passport app. Excelsior pass built on ibm's blockchain based health pass platform quoting usa today. The first in the nation certification called the excelsior pass will be useful. I at large scale venues like madison square garden. But next week we'll be accepted at dozens of events arts and entertainment venues statewide. It already enables people to increase the size of a wedding party or other catered event. The app championed by governor andrew cuomo to support the recovery of industries most affected by the pandemic is funded by the state and available for free to businesses and anyone with vaccine records or test results in new york like an airline boarding pass. People will be able to prove their health status with a digital. Qr code or quick response machine readable label. They'll need to download the accelerator pass. App enter their name date of birth zip code and answer a series of personal questions to confirm their identity. The data will come from the states vaccine registry and also will be linked to testing data from a number of pre-approved testing companies. The new york system built on ibm's digital health past platform is provided via blockchain technology. So neither ibm nor any business will have access to private medical information and entertainment. Venue will simply scan the qr code and get a green check or a red x. and quote.