I am a big fan of vaccines and having travelled extensively when younger, have had more than my fair share. As you probably already know, Covid vaccines, unlike traditional vaccines, do not prevent transmission and do not prevent you from catching Covid. While good at reducing the severity of the illness for the individual who has been jabbed, they do not prevent a vaccinated individual from transmitting the virus to others, just as an unvaccinated person can. For all of these reasons, as well as for reasons of bodily autonomy and human rights, I feel strongly that vaccine passports are medically unnecessary and morally wrong. They would seem to be far more about punishing the unvaccinated and giving the state more control over us than protecting people from a virus that, however awful, is still 99.9 per cent survivable. Vaccinating the elderly and the vulnerable makes complete sense and is to be encouraged; medical apartheid and coercion are not. Whether or not you choose to get vaccinated is entirely your business - wine is mine, which means everyone is welcome at Black Hand Wine.