The Rise of Politicized Fact Checkers

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With all the talk about vaccine passports, many have pointed out that they seem to violate the spirit of existing law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act includes a privacy provision. This, according to the CDC, protects “sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.” 

The law is popular because it seems to protect individual privacy. Plain people like me might justly suppose this would prohibit government or private parties from demanding to know whether I am vaccinated against Covid-19. After all, an untold number above…

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