Can digital vaccine passports potentially bring life back to “true-normal”?

Fauzi Budi Satria, Mohamed Khalifa, Mihajlo Rabrenovic, Usman Iqbal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused millions of confirmed cases and deaths globally. People were forced to physical and social distancing to prevent or decrease the spread of the disease. However, this new behavior has led to closure of working places, schools, ports, and even traditional markets. This situation caused crises in many sectors and many people lost their jobs [1]. Based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) report 2020, this pandemic has affected almost all indicators negatively. While some indicators already showed negative trends before the pandemic, COVID-19 even made the situation worse [2]. During the uncertainty of this pandemic, COVID-19 vaccines have been a new hope. Some countries and organizations initiated the idea of developing Digital Vaccine Passports (DVPs) as one of the potential solutions to resuscitate the global economy. However, numerous challenges confound this idea [3,4]. This viewpoint provides perspectives about DVP and its potential in bringing the life back to the “true-normal”.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100011
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Update
Issue number2021
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2021

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  • COVID-19
  • Global pandemic
  • Digital vaccine passport
  • New-normal
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Smart card
  • Digital health


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