81GyGuy Those without honor began printing up fake Covid IDs within seconds of seeing the real ones. That is why it was necessary to implement the digital IDs. They are verified.
If someone lies about
this, what else are they lying about
? AIDS? HEP-C? Herpes? ...
The ID is really quite nice and convenient. It is similar to an airline boarding pass - a fancy QR code.
Concert venues, restaurants, businesses, schools are requesting some proof of vaccination and some people (without honor) have already counterfeited and copied the paper records. Since it is clear the "honor system" does not assure compliance, the Excelsior pass takes that out of the picture.
If for some reason a person can't be vaccinated and needs to get into an event, they can get a pass by having a negative Covid test within some number of days before the event. The Excelsior pass has that info, too.
Being the ever-curious engineer, I verified that, as promised, the scanner does not track or report attendance information to anyone. It only turns Green if OK or Red if not, so the venue can decide admittance. There is no invasion of privacy. If someone does not want to follow the venue's rules they are free to not attend.
I did not see any evidence of recording the data or "calling home to the mother ship." It simply does not have the necessary permissions.
Some engineers and coders did a really good job on the design.
By the way I have an ultrasound machine at my disposal if anyone wants to verify prostate absence or presence.