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Time travel proof? Do these startling photos prove celebrity time travellers are real?

startling photos prove celebrity time travellers are realEddie Murphy was ‘spotted looking dapper in the 1920s’

The next photo is that of comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, alongside a dapper-looking man.

The unnamed photo on the left is supposedly dated to the 1920s but the resemblance is so uncanny even the most staunch of critics would be forgiven if they were fooled.

But not everyone was convinced by the bizarre image and online sleuths proposed a number of plausible explanations.

Many online commentators have speculated the image was photoshopped, while others suggested it was a manipulated still from the film Life, which is set in 1932.

Jay – Z ‘photographed in 1939’s Harlem’

Another vintage picture that was snapped on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, shows what appears to musical sensation Shawn Corey Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z.

Officially, Jay-Z was born on December 4 1969 in Brooklyn, although the unearthed photo might cast some serious doubt on that part of his biography.

The 1939 photo was snapped in Harlem by photographer and activist Sid Grossman and was discovered after several decades by the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

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Time travel proof? ‘Time traveller’ unveils photos from year 3311 in bizarre claim

Time travel proof? 'Time traveller' unveils photos from year 3311 in bizarre claim

The anonymous man’s time travel confession emerged in March 2019, after he shared his story with online paranormal investigators. The supposed time traveller had his face blurred and voiced distorted in the video but he claimed he is the real deal. Speaking to a camera for YouTube channel ApexTV, the time traveller produced three photos, which he said he took on a mission in the year 3311. The time traveller said he has an “extremely interesting story” to tell – a story about his past and his future.

The man said: “What I am telling you is true and I even have the evidence to prove it.”

He then pulled out three photos of what the world is supposed to look like nearly 1,300 years into the future.

The first bizarre photo appears to show a futuristic city built on some sort of floating island in the sky.

The time traveller said: “This was not the only picture I took in the future.

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According to the time traveller, he snapped the pictures after he was elected to take part in a secret time travel operation in the 1990s.

He said he was selected due in no small part to his accomplishments at school in the area of computer development.

And he argued the secrets of time travel were cracked through the mysterious applications of quantum computing.

He said: “I can’t say the name of that organisation but I can assure you that organisations like the one I’m describing, and many many more, not only exist but are carrying out secret programmes behind closed doors.”

However, all three photos presented by the supposed time traveller are clever edits of pre-existing photographs, meant to look as if they are from the future.

The first photo is an edit of a mountain forest valley wallpaper hosted on the website 7-themes.com with a floating city pasted in.

The second photo is actually an edited photo of the Antilia building, which is the private home of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani in South Mumbai, India.

Many of the people who saw the video, saw through the deception and called out ApexTV in the comment section.

YouTube viewer Mike Mathieu said: “These ‘pictures’ look about as real as Japanese animation.”

Vignesh Baidu said: “Next time at least take a selfie so that we can clarify it’s not photoshopped.”

And Richard Labeja said: “The pictures look fake, especially the floating city.

“There perspectives, lighting and contrast look severely inaccurate.”

Is it possible for humans to time travel?

Not according to Professor William Hiscock of Montana State University, or at least not in the form described in the ApexTV video.

The time travel expert said the effects of the time-illation effect allow people to move forward in time but not backwards.

He said: “Time travel into the past, which is what people usually mean by time travel, is a much more uncertain proposition.

“There are many solutions to Einstein’s equations of General Relativity that allow a person to follow a timeline that would result in her (or him) encountering herself – or her grandmother – at an earlier time.

“The problem is deciding whether these solutions represent situations that could occur in the real universe, or whether they are mere mathematical oddities incompatible with known physics.”

Author: Sebastian Kettley
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Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas businesses will be forbidden from requiring proof of vaccination

Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas businesses will be forbidden from requiring proof of vaccination

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is now open 100% — without any restrictions or limitations or requirements on businesses.

In a Monday tweet, Abbott — who has fiercely pushed for opening businesses during the pandemic — said he would sign legislation prohibiting businesses in the state from requiring COVID-19 vaccine “passports” or any other information.

Abbott said back in April that he wouldn’t allow government-mandated proof of vaccination cards in order to travel.

“Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives,” he said in a video posted online. “We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”

Abbott has recently been the subject of nationwide attention, due to other bills he’s signed into law this legislative session: namely one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Senate Bill 8, also known as the Texas “heartbeat” bill, prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat — which can be as early as six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant.

‘Vaccine passports’

While the concept of a “vaccine passport” may be new to most Americans, such documents already exist.

The “passport” to prove yellow fever vaccination is technically called a certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis (ICVP), according to Frommers. It’s been around since 1959 and is commonly referred to as a “Carte Jaune,” or “Yellow Card.”

The certificate is required to be shown at border crossings, especially when travelers are coming from places where yellow fever is common.

Travelers out of South America, Africa, India and Asia all likely have to show their ICVPs, Frommers says.

Arguments in favor of “vaccine passports” include ensuring travel safety and helping encourage travel to skittish customers. Arguments against include violations of privacy and of personal freedom.

Some countries are already requiring such documentation, including Israel, which requires a “green passport” — to verify that someone has been vaccinated and/or recovered from COVID-19.

Author: Russell Falcon
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Chicago Priest to Be Reinstated After Inquiry Finds Proof of Sex Abuse Lacking

Chicago Priest to Be Reinstated After Inquiry Finds Proof of Sex Abuse Lacking

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, an influential Roman Catholic priest who temporarily stepped aside from his parish on the South Side of Chicago in January after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor more than 40 years ago, will be reinstated after an internal investigation found “insufficient reason to suspect” he was guilty, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced on Monday.

In a letter to the Faith Community of St. Sabina, the parish where Father Pfleger is assigned, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said that the archdiocese’s Independent Review Board and its Office of Child Abuse Investigation and Review, as well as outside investigators, had “conducted a thorough review of the allegations.”

“The Review Board has concluded that there is insufficient reason to suspect Father Pfleger is guilty of these allegations,” the cardinal wrote. He said he accepted the decision and would reinstate Father Pfleger to his position as senior pastor at the church beginning June 5.

Father Pfleger, who did not return a telephone message left at his church or an email sent on Monday evening, wrote on Facebook that he was “overjoyed” by the decision to reinstate him after having been removed “because of False Accusations.”

A separate investigation by the Chicago Police Department is continuing. “It is still an open and active investigation,” Steve Rusanov, a spokesman for the department, said in a statement.

The inquiry into Father Pfleger was announced on Jan. 5., after the archdiocese received an allegation that he sexually abused a minor more than 40 years ago. “Allegations are claims that have not been proven as true or false,” Cardinal Cupich wrote at the time. “Therefore, guilt or innocence should not be assumed.”

After the first accuser came forward, two more did, too. The second accuser is the older brother of the first accuser; the third accuser is a man not related to the brothers, according to Eugene Hollander, a lawyer representing all three men.

On Monday, Mr. Hollander said his clients had presented “a staggering amount of evidence” to church investigators. “What do I have to do, produce 10 victims to say they were allegedly abused by Father Pfleger?” he asked.

Father Pfleger has cut a striking figure in four decades at St. Sabina. In 1981, at age 31, he began working in the parish, in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, which has about 2,000 parishioners, most of whom are Black.

His unorthodox approach to activism has drawn widespread attention. He staged sit-in protests at drug paraphernalia shops. He painted over liquor billboards in poor neighborhoods. He paid prostitutes for their time so he could preach to them and help them find a path out of poverty and drug addiction.

In 2008, he was briefly placed on leave after he mocked Hillary Clinton in a sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ, President Barack Obama’s former church. On New Year’s Eve in 2020, he led a silent march in Chicago’s most expensive shopping district to call attention to the more than 750 homicide victims in the city that year.

After the abuse allegations surfaced in January, Father Pfleger agreed to cooperate with investigators and to live away from the parish during the investigation, the cardinal wrote.

At the time, Father Pfleger wrote on Facebook that he was “devastated, hurt and yes angry but I am a person of faith, I Trust God.” He also said church officials had asked him not to speak out, adding: “Pray also for the person, my life is more than a 40 year old accusation, and on that and my Faith I will stand.”

Mr. Hollander said his clients had spoken at length with church investigators. They described details only a person who had visited the pastor’s bedroom would know, he said.

“No one was supposed to be in the bedroom of a priest at a rectory, period,” Mr. Hollander said. “And these brothers were granted access, as well as the other victim, and they can recall all of these details which someone off the street, perhaps a parishioner of St. Sabina, would have no knowledge about that.”

In January, the archdiocese said it reported the allegations against Father Pfleger to the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services and to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Jassen Strokosch, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, said on Monday that the agency is authorized to investigate allegations only when the victim is a minor at the time the allegation is made. (Mr. Hollander said his clients were all over 18 years of age.)

In February, the department announced that it could not investigate the matter because the people making the accusations against Father Pfleger were adults.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the Cook County state’s attorney said it had not received any information about accusations against Father Pfleger from the police.

In his letter on Monday, Cardinal Cupich said the reinstatement of Father Pfleger would occur in “the next two weeks to prepare himself spiritually and emotionally to return, realizing that these months have taken a great toll on him.”

A telephone message left at the Archdiocese on Monday evening was not immediately returned.

“It’s a difficult day for them to reckon with,” Mr. Hollander said of the three accusers’ reactions to Father Pfleger’s reinstatement. “My clients, on a person level, don’t feel vindicated, but I think they needed to do this to make them feel complete, in order to move on with their lives.”

Author: Azi Paybarah
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Some business owners require proof of vaccination before you can enter without a mask

Some business owners require proof of vaccination before you can enter without a mask

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Business owners have a tough choice to make now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced vaccinated people can go mask-less in most situations.

Do you drop the mask mandate? And if you do, how can you be sure your customers are truly vaccinated?

The choice was easy for Deco Blue Salon stylist and owner Deklynd Channing. He will require all customers to show proof of their vaccination card before sitting in a salon chair without a mask.

“It’s the right thing to do. It’s just irresponsible for everyone we see every day if we don’t,” Channing said. “Let’s not undo everything we’ve just done for the past 14 months.”

Personal trainer Ashli Cooper feels the same way. She will not be leading indoor, mask-less workouts without verifying vaccination. She said it is the best way to protect her family.

“As a mom, my daughter is always top of mind, so thinking about risk to her and how it may impact her is always my number one concern,” Cooper said. “Until that pediatric vaccine is available to young kids, we are not really there yet.”

Retail and grocery giants Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Costco won’t be requiring a mask for those who have received their shots. But they aren’t requiring any actual proof, just respectful cooperation.

Here’s the latest on major U.S. stores, as verified by NewsNation.

Walmart/Sam’s Club

“Vaccinated customers and members are welcome to shop without a mask, and we will continue to request that non-vaccinated customers and members wear face coverings in our stores and clubs. We will update the signage in our facilities to reflect this,” Walmart said in a letter to employees.

The company acknowledged that some city and state ordinances will still require masks. In addition, employees who are fully vaccinated will be able to stop wearing masks on Tuesday.

Employees of the stores will also get a $ 75 bonus for getting vaccinated.

Costco

Costco released a new mask policy on Friday:

In Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does not have a mask mandate, we will allow members and guests who are fully vaccinated to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for members’ responsible and respectful cooperation with this revised policy. Face coverings will still be required in healthcare settings, including Pharmacy, Optical, Hearing Aid. Costco continues to recommend that all members and guests, especially those who are at higher risk, wear a mask or shield.

As with Walmart and Sam’s Club, if there is a state or local mask requirement, the store will continue to require masks.

Home Depot

The home improvement giant told NewsNation it will keep mask mandates in place for now.

Walgreens

“As a destination for COVID-19 vaccines and testing, we have decided to keep our current face-covering policy in place for the time being,” Walgreens said In a statement to NewsNation. “The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority and will continue to guide our decision process.”

Target

In a statement to NewsNation, Target said it “will continue to require all of our coronavirus safety measures in all stores, including masks and social distancing, while we review guidance from the CDC and evaluate the guidance we offer our team and guests.”

Trader Joe’s

 “We encourage customers to follow the guidance of health officials, including, as appropriate, CDC guidelines that advise customers who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks while shopping,” the grocery chain said on its website.

JCPenny

The company told NewsNation in a statement that it will continue to require masks.

Author: Alex Caprariello
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Bible discovery: ‘Marine fossils’ found atop Mount Everest ‘could be proof of Great Flood’

Noah’s Ark: Remains of vessel FOUND on Mount Ararat

The flood narrative is found in chapters 6–9 of the Book of Genesis and the story tells of God’s decision to return Earth to its pre-creation state of watery chaos. Noah and his family are said to have been spared – along with two of every kind of animal – by floating a great ark. Genesis 7:18-19 states: “And the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the Earth – and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered.”

Many have questioned the feasibility of the story, with one critic stating: “For the biblical flood to have happened, the water on Earth had to miraculously multiply by about 250 percent.”

Despite this, NASA has confirmed the presence of limestone and “ocean marine fossils” at the top of Mount Everest.

Watch Jerusalem, an analyst site that “seeks to show how current events are fulfilling the biblically prophesied description of the prevailing state of affairs of our day,” stated it is evidence that “the territory, at some point in Earth’s history, was covered with water”.

They stated: “If you were to entirely smooth everything on Earth, levelling mountains and filling in valleys and sea trenches, the sea would not only cover everything but the dry land would be submerged some 1.5 miles deep.

Bible discovery

Fossilised fish remains are said to have been found (Image: GETTY)

Fossils were found at the top of Mount Everest

Fossils were found at the top of Mount Everest (Image: GETTY)

“So yes, there is enough water on Earth to cover the existing landmass – let alone by the seven meters the Bible says that Noah’s Flood prevailed above the highest peak.

“The question, then, must be asked: What are ancient fish doing atop Mount Everest? Is this evidence of the Flood? Maybe. Evidence of the physics, certainly.”

As NASA points out: “The presence of limestone and ocean marine fossils at the top of these mountains is one of the key pieces of evidence cited that advanced the idea of plate tectonics.”

This scientific theory describes the large chunks of the Earth’s surface moving over the molten rock in its core.

Watch Jerusalem analyst Christopher Eames noted: “The territory of India was once part of a supercontinent called Gondwanaland.

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Noah's Ark is part of the Genesis story

Noah’s Ark is part of the Genesis story (Image: GETTY)

“Around 150 million years ago, it broke off and travelled north toward Laurasia.

“At that time, the huge Tethys Sea, flourishing with marine life, separated the continents.

“After journeying about 100 million years, the landforms collided with extreme force and intensity, forming the Himalayan mountain range — and thus, driving up the ‘mountain seabeds’ seen in the Himalayas.”

Continental drift was the hypothesis originally put forward over how the Earth’s continents have moved over geologic time relative to each other.

The speculation that continents might have “drifted” was first put forward by Abraham Ortelius in 1596.

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Noah is said to have saved two of every animal from the flood

Noah is said to have saved two of every animal from the flood (Image: GETTY)

The concept was independently and more fully developed by Alfred Wegener in 1912, but his hypothesis was rejected by many for lack of any motive mechanism.

This idea has since been subsumed by the theory of plate tectonics, which explains that the continents move by riding on plates of the Earth’s lithosphere.

Some believe this proves areas that are now dry may have once been covered in water.

Mr Eames said: “Continental drift has been used to explain the seabed-esque nature of the Himalayas.

“But really, rather than dismissing the biblical account, the mechanics serve only to support it.

“Continental drift demonstrates not only how catastrophic Earth-wide flooding can happen, it demonstrates that it did happen.”

In the early stages of development of the science of geology, fossils were interpreted as evidence of past flooding.

Some have refuted the claims that it supports the Bible

Some have refuted the claims that it supports the Bible (Image: GETTY)

As modern geology developed, geologists found evidence of an ancient Earth, and evidence inconsistent with the notion that the Earth had developed in a series of cataclysms, like the Genesis flood.

By 1830 geologists increasingly found that evidence supported a series of local floods.

Proponents of flood geology hold to a literal reading of Genesis 6–9 and view its passages as historically accurate.

They use the Bible’s internal chronology to place the Genesis flood and the story of Noah’s Ark within the last 5,000 years.

Scientific dating of fossils has refuted this key argument of the narrative.

Flood geology contradicts the scientific consensus in geology, stratigraphy, geophysics, physics, palaeontology, biology, anthropology, and archaeology.

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Greece ‘confident’ it will be on ‘green list’ & NHS cards to be vaccine proof for travel

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Greece ‘confident’ it will be on ‘green list’ & NHS cards to be vaccine proof for travel

Holidays to some foreign destinations are set to resume from May 17, and according to Greece’s Tourism Board, the nation is “confident” it will make it onto the “green list”. Though the nation has set out guidelines to welcome back vaccinated Britons, an official health passport has not yet been confirmed.

Despite this, the country says one is “forthcoming”.

According to The Times, until then, the nation will accept paper NHS vaccination appointment cards.

In a statement, the Greek Tourism Board said: “Our understanding is that a health pass will be forthcoming.”

So far, it is not clear what this health pass will be however the European Union (EU) is currently working on official bloc-wide documentation.

READ MORE: USA flights: Can I travel to the USA from the UK yet?

There are concerns from some nations, though, that this could encourage “forgery”.

It is not yet clear which countries will be on the UK’s “green list”.

The Government’s Global Travel Taskforce is currently in discussions over this and will use the latest COVID-19 data from around the world to determine which nations can be categorised as “safe”.

Travellers returning from “green” countries will not be required to self-isolate when they land in the UK.

“All countries we keep under constant review and judge the state of the pandemic in those countries.

“This work is done actually not by the Government itself, it’s done by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC).

“They look at the issue and they will make their determination based on what they think we need to do and clearly if they think there is a variant of concern for instance if they think the disease is taking off rapidly in that country or they have any other reason for concern then it will move onto the red list and downwards if it is going in a different direction.

“It is the JBC that does it and we keep it under constant review.”

He declined to offer any hints as to which nations will be included on the list.

According to Sky News, Portugal is also confident it will be categorised as “green”.

Petco Park crowd capacity increased in some sections to 67% with proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test

Petco Park crowd capacity increased in some sections to 67% with proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 test

Fans 13 years of age or older must be prepared to show proof of vaccination plus a photo ID, or a negative COVID-19 test to sit in select sections.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres announced Tuesday that Petco Park’s attendance limits have been increased to 33% of capacity in accordance with San Diego County’s move to the orange tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening system.

The changes will take place beginning Friday, when the Padres begin a homestand with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The updated limits will also make select sections of the ballpark available at 67% capacity for fans who are either fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the first game they plan to attend. Fans 13 years of age or older must be prepared to show photo ID, plus proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

There were mixed reactions from fans.
“I’m all about let’s go, let’s get back,” said Shelby Hudack.
On social media, some fans called it “stupid” and said it’s ruining the season.
Tickets are still pricey. StubHub, a ticketing partner with MLB shows the cheapest tickets for Saturday’s game are in Gallagher Park for $ 800 each and tickets are nearly $ 1,000 in the nosebleeds. 
“If you want to watch a baseball game you got to pay for it at the end of the day,” said Oscar Minaya. 
Masks will continue to be mandatory for all guests 2 years of age or older unless actively eating or drinking. Attendance also remains limited to California residents.

Fans may also now order concessions at contactless stands available on all levels of the park, though mobile ordering via the MLB Ballpark app will remain available for in-seat delivery. Cash will not be accepted, and fans are asked to use credit cards, Padres Pay, or other forms of digital payment.

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St. Edward's University alters vaccination proof requirement following Gov. Abbott's ban

St. Edward's University alters vaccination proof requirement following Gov. Abbott's ban

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Last month, St. Edward’s University issued a new requirement for students and staff: proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to return to campus in the fall.

But the university is changing course following an executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Under the order, government agencies or organizations that receive public funds are banned from requiring proof of vaccination for entry or services.

On Tuesday, St. Edward’s issued a new exemption for students and staff, indicating they can simply decline to provide proof of vaccination to the institution if they wish. Previously, exemptions related to religious beliefs, underlying medical conditions, and concerns about the Emergency Use Authorization were allowed.

While St. Edward’s is a private institution, it does receive state funding for financial aid.

“In compliance with the Governor of Texas’ Executive Order GA-35, issued April 5, 2021, the university’s policy will not deny services to those submitting documentation for a qualifying exemption,” a statement from the university reads.

Abbott announced the ban on government-mandated “vaccine passports” early Tuesday and St. Edward’s shared its update later that afternoon.

“Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives,” he said in a video posted online. “We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”

Private businesses that don’t receive public funds can still require customers to provide proof of vaccination, though it appears the ban will have little impact in Austin. City of Austin staff are not required to get vaccinated and a spokesperson for the city said there are no plans to introduce a vaccine passport.

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Should I laminate my vaccine card? What to know about CDC's proof of COVID shot

Should I laminate my vaccine card? What to know about CDC's proof of COVID shot

NEW YORK — Vaccine eligibility in the US is expanding quickly, and so is the popularity of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s little white card.While plans to establish standardized vaccination proof are still being developed, many are holding to their COVID-19 vaccine cards as a potential form of social currency.

And companies, like Staples and Office Depot, are offering to help keep them safe with free lamination.

While it may be tempting to get your vaccine card laminated as soon as possible, you should take your time and make sure you’ve considered a few things beforehand.

Here’s what you should know about laminating your coveted vaccine card.

Double-check your information

If you are getting a two-dose vaccine, make sure that you receive and document both doses on your card before laminating it.

Double-check all of your information — including your name, date of birth, and the date and location of the vaccine — for accuracy.

Make sure you have a backup

You should definitely create a backup of your card before laminating it.

Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, told CNN that she recommends taking a photo of the card after each dose.

“Take a picture after getting the first shot, then after the second one too, in case you lose the physical card,” she said. “Keep the picture on your phone, and email yourself a copy to be safe.”Wen said she also recommends photocopying the card and keeping it in the same place as other important documents, like your birth certificate.

After this, if you want to laminate your card, Wen says to “go for it.”

Know what to do if your card gets damaged or lost

There are concerns that the lamination process might damage cards, smudging the ink or making it illegible.

But even if your card is damaged in the lamination process, there are options.

In the case of damage to, or loss of your card, you’ll need to contact your vaccine provider to get another one.

If you’re having trouble contacting your provider, you can visit the CDC directory of state health department immunization information systems (IIS).

While the CDC itself doesn’t have vaccination record information, providers are required to report vaccinations to their state’s respective IIS or registry. Contact your state’s listed phone number or email address to access your record and get your new card.

Proof is the most important thing — laminated or not

Some worry that getting their vaccine cards laminated will cause trouble in the future if COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are needed.Still, Wen says don’t worry.

“If you do end up getting a booster after, you can always get a different card,” she said. “I wouldn’t let that be a deterrent.”

Ultimately, the thing that trumps all is proof — laminated or not.

“Lamination isn’t necessary if you follow all the other steps above, too,” Wen said. “The key is to have proof of vaccination easily accessible.”

As long as you have your card, you’re in a good place. Just remember not to share it on social media.

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