Virus passports will reassure us over safety; here’s why – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.

Do you back the introduction of so-called vaccine passports?

WHAT on earth are those people who are objecting to the use of vaccination passports suggesting?

If I am in a pub or a crowded restaurant, am I not entitled to be amongst people who I know to have been vaccinated against this terrible disease, and are therefore less likely to pass the virus on to me?

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I think that being forced to mix with people who are unwilling to disclose whether they have been vaccinated or not is a gross infringement of my human rights.

Should Boris Johnson press ahead with the introduction of vaccine passports?

When those anti-vaccination crusaders catch this awful disease, their silly opinions will disappear like snow before the summer rain.

I speak from experience and would not wish this awful illness on anybody. If we all had vaccination passports, it would make the lives of those who have been personally affected by the consequences of this disease able to enjoy normal social intercourse when the lockdowns are finally ended, knowing that they are safe and in the company of other similar-minded responsible individuals.

From: Bernard Wright, Austwick.

TOM Richmond is in cloud cuckoo land (The Yorkshire Post April 3) in which he suggests that GPs should be out and about encouraging vaccine take up.

My daughter is a GP in a busy inner city practice and she called me one day last week whilst having a short “clear the head walk” at lunchtime. I asked her how her day had been and she said ‘Don’t ask!’

She is contracted to carry out 17 ten-minute consultations per session, a session being a morning or afternoon, some face to face and some remote.

That particular morning six of the patients did not speak any English so this entails a telephone call to an interpreter organisation and to wait for a call back – sometimes up to 20 minutes.

Apart from the actual consultation, notes have to be updated, referral letters written, prescriptions issued, repeat prescriptions processed and test results analysed.

Can Mr Richmond indicate when GPs could do as he suggests?

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