Those who get vaccinated deserve more freedom

Governments that do not make vaccination compulsory themselves will be tacitly relying on companies and organisations to do it for them. PHOTO: AFP/UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD/JOHN CARINS
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - When European immigrants to the United States passed through Ellis Island in New York harbour in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they had to stand in line to be checked for illnesses such as tuberculosis. Only when certified as healthy could they pass freely into the new world and become Americans.

The coronavirus is bringing back a hint of their experience to global travel, with Australian carrier Qantas warning last week that it expects to allow only passengers who can prove they have been vaccinated on international flights.

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