Earlier this year, we learned that digital COVID vaccine passports were being jointly developed by a group of health and technology companies who believed that governments and businesses would soon require proof of being vaccinated before being allowed to returning to “normal.”
Though many disagree with me, it’s becoming abundantly clear that coronavirus hysteria has been a “never let a crisis go to waste” opportunity for government tyrants to destroy liberty and create a new socialist state. Evidence of this reality can be seen in calls to create a the New World Order to address the so-called pandemic and the World Economic Forum’s hope of creating one using a plan known as The Great Reset.
The primary objective of The Great Reset is the creation of a global “technocracy” that requires the close cooperation between the heads of the digital industry and of governments. This technology isn’t meant to serve the improvement of the conditions of the people. Instead, it submits the individual to the tyranny of a technocratic state where “the experts know better.”
In a likely precursor to government-mandated COVID vaccine passports, we learned in September 2020 about a United Kingdom plan to issue digital ID cards for British citizens in a bid to “transform” the British government’s use of data collected on its citizens. The plan enjoys the support of current and former officials who believe the timing is perfect for creating a digital ID card program as the solution to relaxing the lockdowns and social distancing laws created during coronavirus hysteria.
Earlier this month, the EU announced it’s plan for COVID vaccine passports known as the Digital Green Pass:
The Digital Green Pass should facilitate Europeans‘ lives.
The aim is to gradually enable them to move safely in the European Union or abroad – for work or tourism.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 1, 2021
The American launch of government-mandated COVID vaccine passports took place in December 2020 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made plans to issue “vaccination record” cards to track compliance. The CDC said it was only intended to help Americans keep track of their vaccination schedule, but the reality is that it moves us one step closer to digital COVID vaccine passports that will essentially give government control of our daily lives.
In a Boston Globe story, we see how government-mandated COVID vaccine passports are coming soon.
Planning to celebrate your vaccination with a night out at the movies, or dinner, or a day at the ballpark? You might need to bring your passport — vaccine passport, that is.
It has already happened in New York City, at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. Starting in late February, hundreds of fans attending Brooklyn Nets or New York Rangers games have displayed a smartphone app or a printed QR code that verified either that they’d been vaccinated or had tested negative for the coronavirus within the previous 72 hours.
Delighted sports fans used the Digital Health Pass system from IBM, one of a number of vaccine verification systems under development by technology companies and major global organizations. (emphasis mine)
The story goes on to point out that currently there are several creators of digital COVID passports, creating compatibility problems between providers and making it difficult to verify information since it doesn’t come from a centralized source. The piece also points out problems with the CDC program mentioned above and how a digital solution is needed.
The solution? Government-mandated COVID vaccine passports.
Vaccine passports are familiar to world travelers who carry yellow fever immunization cards. In the United States, people who’ve gotten a COVID vaccination get a similar paper card, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But they’re easy to forge and, unlike yellow fever cards, aren’t officially recognized by other countries.
In January, the Biden administration ordered federal agencies to evaluate the idea of creating digital certificates for all vaccinated US citizens, similar to IBM’s Digital Health Pass. This more robust approach would feature a digital QR code linked to the person’s identity. At the thousands of locations where vaccines are provided, health care workers would enter the information into a computer to generate the code. Patients would download an app that would let them scan the codes with their smartphone cameras and store the codes on the phones. Or they could receive a printed copy of the QR code.
MITRE is part of a consortium working to solve the compatibility challenge. Another member of the group, Jenny Wanger, director of programs at Linux Foundation Public Health, said they’re aiming for a vaccine passport that works as seamlessly as a credit card.
“It doesn’t matter if you have a Visa or a Mastercard,” Wanger said. “You can still swipe your card and people know what bank to get the money out of.” Vaccine passport apps must be equally compatible, Wanger said. (emphasis mine)
Digital or biometric ID cards have been discussed in America for many years, even before coronavirus tyranny.
Though it failed to pass, the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 was introduced by then-Representative Bob Goodlatte. The 400-page monstrosity required a biometric National ID card be issued to every man, woman, and child in America. The card would be required to hold a job, open a bank account, or get on a plane, and the chip would contain biometric data such as fingerprints and retina scans.
The Boston Globe article also points out how government-mandated COVID vaccine passports are a threat to liberty.
Meanwhile, civil libertarians fear that vaccine passports could jeopardize our privacy. If people are required to display them wherever they go, governments could use them to track people’s movements. They also argue the passports will create a two-tiered society in which unvaccinated people might not be able to travel, shop, or get a job.
“Vaccine passports are unproven, discriminatory, and they will put New Yorkers at risk,” said Albert Fox Cahn, executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. (emphasis mine)
When — not if — government-mandated COVID vaccine passports become the new normal, we won’t be able to buy or sell without one. Now, why does that sound familiar? (Rev. 13:17)
The technocrats creating COVID vaccine passports claim they can do so while completely protecting privacy. But when it comes to government’s motivations, protecting privacy has never been their prime directive. Just like the post-9/11 PATRIOT Act was intended to do, this new coronavirus technology is designed to make the names, phone numbers, and locations of people easily available to the government in real-time.
Since smartphones and paper printed with QR codes can be lost or stolen, technocrats are working on a backup plan in the form of a “mark” applied to the hand as an invisible tattoo. Using funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a system to track the vaccination records of children by embedding the information directly to their skin.
Using dye invisible to the naked eye but visible using a special cell phone filter, children would receive the tattoo simultaneously with their vaccination in one shot. However, researchers would like to eventually use sensors injected into the body to track health issues.
But I’m sure your privacy rights will be protected.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.