One of Nicola Sturgeon’s hand-picked advisers has warned that vaccine passports create a “larger pool of people who become defiant and resistant.”
Speaking on the topic of vaccine passports on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Show, Profesor Stephen Reicher said: “The problem is that for people who are sceptical, for people who think vaccines are about controlling you, then actually they become more negative.
“So you create a larger pool of people who become defiant and resistant and, what’s more, you give traction to those arguments of political bodies who are saying vaccines are about controlling you.”
“And when you look at the evidence in Scotland, there’s actually absolutely no evidence that vaccine passports increased the rate of take-up. It’s exactly the same as in England.”