Updated: September 2022
Published: February 2021
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Saving or enslaving humanity?
Overall, medical aspects are only the operational level of the coronavirus pandemic: in countries where the median age of covid deaths is above 80 years, the public health impact of the pandemic will be quite limited and primarily related to serious cases of “long covid”. Indeed, even the WHO recently acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic “wasn’t necessarily the big one”.
The strategic level of the coronavirus pandemic, in contrast, is the one that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned of already in March 2020: the temporary pandemic may be used for a permanent expansion of global population surveillance and control. Since Snowden’s warning, both Apple and Google have inserted a Bluetooth-based “contact tracing” interface – entirely useless for pandemic control – into the operating systems of three billion mobile phones.
Moreover, in a March 2020 TED Talk interview, billionaire vaccine investor Bill Gates already predicted – or rather, announced – that “eventually what we’ll have to have is certificates of who’s a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person” and “so eventually there will be this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global reopening up.”
The latter, apodictic sentence was later edited out by the TED Talk producers, but a full audio version of the talk remained available and so the sentence could be inserted back in – see the video below.
Obviously, the “digital immunity proof” proclaimed by Bill Gates is exactly what many countries – including Sweden – are planning to introduce in the near future. Several governments intend to require “vaccine passports” even for domestic activities, thus making them essentially mandatory. Besides Bill Gates, another major promoter of “vaccine passports” is former British prime minister Tony Blair, whose “Institute for Global Change” received money from the Gates Foundation.
Such “vaccine passports” are, moreover, a key component of the biometric ID2020 project run by the “Digital Identity Alliance”, which was founded by the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and which is itself linked to the “Known Traveler program” initiated by the World Economic Forum and the US Department of Homeland Security.
In February 2021, digital identity lobby group ID2020 created the “Good Health Pass” collaboration that currently includes 125 member corporations from the fields of technology, health, transport and payment systems. In September 2021, the collaboration urged US President Biden in an open letter to “recognize the need for verifiable digital health passes as a precursor to large scale vaccination and testing mandates.”
In August 2021, the WHO published a document, sponsored by the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, detailing technical specifications for the global implementation of “vaccine certificates”, precisely as outlined by Bill Gates back in March 2020. Of note, the five WHO project managers developing the technical specifications previously worked for the Gates Foundation or the Rockefeller Foundation or for other projects funded by one of these foundations.
French defense industry contractor, Thales Group, previously described “vaccine passports” as a “precursor to digital ID wallets, offering citizens unparalleled convenience and security.”
As a matter of fact, “vaccine passports” could serve as a precursor to a digital biometric identity system that may later be expanded into a Chinese-style “social credit” population control system. Furthermore, the current QR code system might later be converted into a “more secure and more convenient” RFID-based identity system using implantable microchips.
The idea of using a pandemic to impose tighter top-down control was first described in a 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report: the so-called “lock step scenario”. Furthermore, in October 2020 Israeli military historian and “WEF philosopher”, Yuval Harari, argued that “Covid is critical, because this is what convinces people to accept, to legitimize total biometric surveillance.”
In many countries, significant civilian, political or legal resistance has formed against the introduction of unjustified vaccine mandates and “vaccine passports”, and many Western countries have seen some of the largest political protests in decades, though often ignored, downplayed or vilified by corporate and government-controlled media.
To combat such resistance, an Australian professor, writing on the Global Agenda blog of the World Economic Forum, recommended framing “vaccine passports” as “freedom passes” to “divide the opposition” while simply ignoring “noisy protestors” (the article was later removed).
In Switzerland, people had the opportunity, in November 2021, to vote on the introduction of digital “vaccine passports”. The leader of the political campaign was a Swiss pharma PR consultant who had previously advised the World Economic Forum. Ultimately, the passports were accepted by 62% of the people, having been told by the government that they would help protect them.
Of note, the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum also sponsored the notorious Event 201 coronavirus pandemic exercise, held in October 2019 in New York, about one month after the likely emergence of the new coronavirus, but about two months before the public first learned of it. The Gates Foundation is also sponsoring Pentagon biodefense contractor “Eco Health Alliance”, which performed genetic coronavirus research together with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Furthermore, the Gates Foundation is sponsoring many international media outlets, most of which have exaggerated the risk of the new coronavirus to such an extent that large parts of the public overestimate its lethality by a factor of one hundred, according to scientific surveys.
From a medical perspective, “vaccine passports” are neither necessary nor useful to end the coronavirus pandemic: similar to influenza, those who want to get (experimental) vaccine protection can do so anytime; but also similar to influenza, a vaccine may not protect against new virus variants. For these and other reasons, Dutch digital security and privacy professor, J.H. Hoepman, called covid vaccine passports “useless” and “an utter waste of time and effort”.
Indeed, it looks like many governments are focused not primarily on a rational and evidence-based response to the pandemic, but on maintaining the narrative of a heroic fight against the pandemic and “the unvaccinated” – a narrative that may later be written into history books. The digital identity agenda is using this “public health” narrative as a shield to neutralize or break resistance.
Overall, it seems evident that this is a fight not over some public health policy technicalities, but over fundamental political conceptions and the future of Western and indeed global society.
Digital Identity: The 2018 vision of the World Economic Forum
March 2020)1) Bill Gates demanding “digital immunity proof” (
2) The Chinese “social credit” system
3) Edward Snowden: A fatal destruction of rights (March 2020)