If Masks Could Talk…

Vaccine Passports: A Tool For Safety Or Tyranny?

They are discussing vaccine passports openly now. Vaccine passports, which would allow people with immunity to Covid to prove they were at low risk of spreading the disease, are being investigated by companies and countries around the world. But the proposals have also raised fears among critics that they could underpin an oppressive digital IDContinue reading “Vaccine Passports: A Tool For Safety Or Tyranny?”

No mask, no money?

UK customers who refuse to wear masks inside HSBC bank branches will be refused service and may have their accounts closed, the bank says. The threat was not well-received, particularly given HSBC’s criminal history. HSBC customers who enter a branch bare-faced without a medical exemption could forfeit their money, a spokesperson told UK tabloid the Mirror onContinue reading “No mask, no money?”

Is SPARS Next?

The John Hopkins Center’s SPARS Pandemic exercise narrative comprises a futuristic scenario that illustrates communication dilemmas concerning medical countermeasures (MCMs) that could plausibly emerge in the not-so-distant future. Its purpose is to prompt users, both individually and in discussion with others, to imagine the dynamic and oftentimes conflicted circumstances in which communication around emergency MCMContinue reading “Is SPARS Next?”

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