De Blahsio in New York City, not a bright man by anybody’s reckoning, managed to score one on his fellow elites by being the first in the country to implement vexxine passports. Other rulers followed suit, and likely still more will, too.
Yet the USA wasn’t first nation. France was. Despite reports to the contrary, the ruling class in America still looks to Europe for “sophistication”. But that’s only a small part of why the idea of carrying an internationally certified (to prove its provenance) unique-in-history piece of paper (perhaps electronically) with you everywhere and for the rest of your life to gain entry to supermarkets and restaurants is thought to be a swell idea.
It is thought terrific because the idea was created by Experts. And the “terrific” comes from Experts considering the idea, judging it, and finding it good, and therefore certifying it.