Hundreds in Orange County protest COVID vaccine passports: ‘You’re not going to brand us’

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of the medical ethics program at UC Irvine and a member of the vaccine task force in Orange County, said Tuesday that he was in favor of COVID-19 vaccines but also that he understood the outpouring of opposition. “I understand why it’s becoming so politicized,” he said, because “if private entities start developing policies that deploy that tool as a gatekeeper, then I think the fears and concerns that many people are trying to express right now actually will be borne out.”