Erik Loomis has discovered the phenomenon of right-wing idiots buying fake vaccination cards. In New York, at least, I hope the fucks buy them by the dozen and waste plenty of bitcoin on them, because a fake or real vaccination card is not going to get you into a Bills game.
The Excelsior Pass, our vaccination passport, is based on an app that pulls in state records to determine if you’re fully vaccinated (14 days past your last shot), had a negative PCR test in the last 3 days, or a negative antigen test in the last 6 hours. Cards have nothing to do with it — it’s all based on electronic records kept by the state.
Is it going to be perfect? Probably not. Will some people cheat it? Probably. But the procedure isn’t going to be something as boneheaded as showing a paper card along with a ticket to get into a Yankees game.
Perhaps that will cause a tear to drop in some bare-shouldered Karen’s vaccination scar, but the mystery’s met.