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Re: This is a use case

From: Juan Caballero <caballerojuan@pm.me>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:09:17 +0000
To: George Artem <georgeartem@gmail.com>, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>
Cc: Public-Credentials <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <dfd59936-3f00-6068-6cb0-cca0813bd850@pm.me>
Respectfully, George, I think we would do well to separate disagreements happening on different levels:

- VAERS is unverified data, and something of a scourge on public health messaging. A brief history of the database and how not to interpret its contents can be found in an NPR story that aired yesterday:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/14/1004757554/anti-vaccine-activists-use-a-federal-database-to-spread-fear-about-covid-vaccine

- Whether or not specific mRNA therapies or mRNA therapies in general are too green for primetime is something best debated between people far smarter and specialized in their knowledge than me; I was an English major. More importantly, the CCG list did not sign up to debate it, they signed up to debate VC technology and messaging.

- Adrian's point is a good one, that identity binding is not a mandatory ingredient in VC solutions that solve the specific document-authenticity problem highlighted by Moses.

- For people interested in discussing the Good Health Pass draft proposal, Kaliya will be leading a session at tomorrow's DIF Interop WG at 23CET, 14PT, 17ET, on a DIF recorded Zoom call [1]. The group working on it has requested feedback by tomorrow, so people with opinions on the topic should feel free to attend and contribute productively in any way they have time for. The report can be found here [2].

Thanks,
__juan

[1]: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82475629186?pwd=a1RjenhHcEo0a0FKamdTdzVNaDNzUT09 .
[2]: https://wiki.trustoverip.org/display/HOME/GHP+Blueprint+Public+Review+Process

On 6/15/2021 3:20 AM, George Artem wrote:

> Respectfully, take a look at the VAERS data and give the experimental mRNA injection passport use case a rest.
>
> Politicization aside, the world should take a collective pause on emergency use authorization of these untested gene therapies. Smart people like yourselves should be urging restraint.
>
> Thank you for your consideration,
>
> George
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 14, 2021, at 8:16 PM, Moses Ma [<moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>](mailto:moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com) wrote:
>
>> 
>> See: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fake-covid-19-certificates-hit-airlines-which-now-have-to-police-them-11618330621
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>> Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health certificates.
>>
>> The documents are often the Covid-19 test results required by many countries on arrival. The International Air Transport Association industry body says it has tracked fake certificates in multiple countries, from France to Brazil, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Border control authorities and police forces have also reported arrests of people selling documents in the U.K., Spain, Indonesia and Zimbabwe, among others.
>>
>> The problem is hitting international flights more than domestic ones, which typically don’t require certification at the moment. Airlines that are more dependent on cross-border travel, particularly those operating in Europe, are growing increasingly alarmed as they look to the summer, when they still hope demand will start to return.
>>
>> The proliferation of fake health certificates is exposing a logistical blind spot, as airlines rush to navigate post-pandemic travel standards and retool their systems to ease compliance—and spur demand. Airlines say their staff aren’t equipped to handle and police all the new health certifications needed…

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