Record Pandemic Travel And The Ethics Of Vaccine Passports : Consider This from NPR The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mixed messaging on travel reveals the uncertain future of the pandemic, Dr. Monica Gandhi tells NPR. Gandhi is an infectious disease expert at the University of California San Francisco.

In the future, some travelers may be required to verify their vaccine status to enter a stadium or attend a wedding. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and former member of President Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, tells NPR so-called vaccine "passports" can be made secure and private.

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Amid Record Pandemic Travel, What's Safe? And The Debate Over Vaccine Passports

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Amid Record Pandemic Travel, What's Safe? And The Debate Over Vaccine Passports

Amid Record Pandemic Travel, What's Safe? And The Debate Over Vaccine Passports

Amid Record Pandemic Travel, What's Safe? And The Debate Over Vaccine Passports

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Public opinion polls reveal fear of COVID-19 is waning, as more Americans than ever travel during the pandemic. That's fueling debate about vaccine passports. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Public opinion polls reveal fear of COVID-19 is waning, as more Americans than ever travel during the pandemic. That's fueling debate about vaccine passports.

Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mixed messaging on travel reveals the uncertain future of the pandemic, Dr. Monica Gandhi tells NPR. Gandhi is an infectious disease expert at the University of California San Francisco.

In the future, some travelers may be required to verify their vaccine status to enter a stadium or attend a wedding. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and former member of President Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, tells NPR so-called vaccine "passports" can be made secure and private.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.