The White House plans to create privacy, security and access guidelines for vaccine passports as companies are already rolling out applications.
Any passport application’s back end and front end need to be fully open source and penetration-tested by security experts to build public trust.
Exposure notification apps can help slow the virus’ spread, but health department officials say limited data the apps collect is the tradeoff required to assuage privacy concerns.
Using a robot to automate the sewage concentration in samples collected from community wastewater surveillance programs dramatically reduces the time it takes to get results.
Under the final bill, states and localities would have to use the funds to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn through measures such as assisting small businesses, boosting essential worker pay, funding government services affected by a revenue shortfall or making infrastructure investments.