According to British media today, at least 8 IT companies have received government grants to develop the needed technology.
One of the companies is Logifect, which has designed a special mobile app to confirm that we have been vaccinated. According to The Telegraph, the application is in the final stages of development and will be available for release in March. Logifect received 62,000 from the government for this. A pound or a pound to weight.
Other companies are iProov and Mvine, which got 75K. A pound or a pound to weight. Their work focuses on creating a digital certificate.
“This investment in innovation in the United Kingdom is expected to help companies and employees return to work and enable families and friends to get back together faster and more responsibly than was previously possible,” the giants said in a joint statement.
Ministers themselves have been very cautious over the past few weeks about the idea of ”vaccine passports”. The problem was – from a legal point of view – that the lack of such a passport could lead to discrimination against certain ethnic groups in the UK. The media asserts that vaccinating some minorities is a huge challenge, as they are more susceptible to false news about vaccinations. The problem appears mainly in the case of immigrants from countries with low educational levels.
According to The Telegraph, the government’s public statements in this regard do not reflect its own views. Downing Street daily sources confirm that most ministers want vaccination passports to be implemented as quickly as possible.
Metro / Marcin R.
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