Twenty leaders of countries considered to be the world’s largest economies gathered at a meeting in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 14-15, 2022 to discuss ways to “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” from widespread economic devastation caused by the global public health community response to the COVID pandemic.1 The G20 leaders, which included the President of the United States,2 issued a Leaders Declaration at the end of the summit that consisted of 52 statements of intent and included a pledge to support establishment of “global digital health networks” that include “proof of vaccinations.”3
Representing Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, United States and European Union, the G20 leader’s statement of intent (#23) pledges to develop a system of “shared technical standards and verification methods” for data collection under the framework of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) to:
facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccination. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen and prevention and response to future pandemics that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.4
Global Business Community Met Before G20 Summit
Before the G20 summit, there was a Business 20 (B20) meeting of a group of 20 delegates on Nov. 13-14, which provided a forum for the global business community to make recommendations.5 6 At that B20 meeting, the Indonesia Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, who is a former banking executive, urged the G20 countries to adopt a “digital health certificate using WHO’s IHR standards.”7 Sadikin suggested that requiring a digital health certificate would prevent the complete lockdown of the global economy when future pandemics occur:
Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by the WHO. If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around. So, for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people 100%, which stops the economy globally, you can still provide some movement of the people. Indonesia has achieved [and] G20 has countries has agreed, to have this digital certificate using WHO standard and we will [unintelligible] into the next World Health Assembly in Geneva as a revision to international health regulations. So, hopefully, for the next pandemic we can still see some movement of the people, some movement of the goods and movement of the economy.8
In other words, the plan is to set up a global electronic surveillance system to identify and collect data on every individual living in every country through use of a “digital health certificate” that monitors vaccination status for the purpose of granting or preventing the individual from entering public spaces.9
Digital ID & Vaccine Tracking Plan Began in U.S. in Early 1990s
The 21st century plan to monitor the vaccination status of all children in the world began to take shape in the early 1990s. After the 1990 World Summit for Children was held in New York City, in 1991 the Children’s Vaccine Initiative (CVI) was launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, WHO, United Nations Development Program [UNDP], United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF] and the World Bank to “accelerate and apply advances in the science, development, manufacture and efficient delivery” of vaccines for “the sake of the children.”10 11
Shortly after measles outbreaks in the U.S. (1989-1990) and the acknowledgement that one dose of measles containing MMR vaccine given to all children failed to suppress the circulation of measles in a highly vaccinated child population,12 in 1991, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) joined with the Carter Center, founded by former President Jimmy Carter, to create city and state based electronic vaccination registries and tracking systems.13 14 Within 24 days of President Bill Clinton taking office, on Feb. 12, 1993 Secretary of Health Donna Shalala announced “President Clinton’s Immunization Initiative” to ensure that every child would receive every federally recommended vaccine. The legislation included creating “immunization information systems” at the local and state level that are hooked up to a national vaccine tracking system operated by public health officials.15 Each child would be assigned a Unique Health Care Identifier Number linked to not only vaccination status information but other identifying personal medical information, as well.16
On Aug. 10, 1993, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act that created the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program,17 which gave DHHS authority to fund a network of state-based electronic vaccine tracking registries that can monitor the vaccination histories of children without the informed consent of their parents. Then Congress established a national Electronic Health Records (EHR) system under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) that was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996,18 and the stage had been set for a government-operated electronic surveillance system to monitor the personal medical records and vaccination status of all individuals, not just children.19 20
The justification for this big data grab by the government, which clearly violated the privacy of Americans, was for public health officials to “identify new cases of disease and to make decisions about when to apply public health interventions.”21
EHR Surveillance Violates Medical Privacy
Today, the nationwide federally funded Electronic Health Records system in the U.S. captures the details of every visit an individual makes to a doctor’s office, hospital, pharmacy, laboratory or other medical facility; every medical diagnosis; every drug that has been prescribed, and every vaccine that has been offered, accepted or refused. The Electronic Health Record can be accessed not only by government health agencies like the Social Security Administration, Medicaid and federal and state health and law enforcement agencies, but also can be shared with authorized third parties such as doctors, health insurance companies, HMOs and other corporations, hospitals, labs, nursing homes and medical researchers.22 23 During the COVID pandemic, the EHR and different types of state and federally operated vaccine tracking systems have been utilized by public health officials to track who has gotten a COVID shot, where and when.24
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has consistently opposed the creation of a Unique Health Care Identifier Number and electronic health and vaccine record tracking systems that require automatic enrollment. Most of them do not contain informed consent protections for those who object to being tagged and tracked by government health officials and potentially subjected to sanctions for declining one or more government recommended vaccines for themselves or their children.25
In a public statement 25 years ago at a National Vaccine Advisory Committee meeting, I said:
The people of America have never been asked if they want anyone to tag and track their movements from state to state and be privy to the details of their health care choices without their informed consent… What American citizens from all walks of life are telling us is that they don’t want Big Brother breathing down their necks and telling them what health care choices to make, any more than they want Big Brother breathing down their necks and telling them who to vote for on election day. They are telling us in a loud and clear voice that they are tired of being forced, without their informed consent, to use every vaccine the drug companies produce and public health officials decide to mandate.26
United Nation’s WHO Is Headquarters for the Global Public Health Empire Powered by Public-Private Partnerships
The Children’s Vaccine Initiative launched by the United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation and World Bank 30 years ago merged the power of governments with the wealth of industries to give birth to the most profitable and politically powerful business partnership in the history of the world.27 That public-private business partnership has grown over the past three decades to create a Public Health Empire headquartered at the World Health Organization that, as I pointed out in my most recent commentary, Weaponizing COVID to Promote Collectivism, must devalue autonomy and other human rights in order to force everyone to buy and use vaccines.
Earlier this year, the WHO contracted with a German technology company to build QR code-based software for global electronic verification of vaccine passports,28 and there are reports that U.S. companies are ready to be involved as well.29 The global mandatory vaccination plan will not succeed without the cooperation of all governments, especially the U.S. government, in a shared commitment to eliminating all dissent and punishing the dissenters.30 31
The COVID pandemic response by the Public Health Empire has advanced the goal of instituting a global mandatory vaccination system. However, the achievement of that goal is not a sure thing if enough people in the U.S. and around the world take action to block the creation of an electronic digital ID that is the gateway to requiring everyone to carry a “vaccine passport.”32
G20 and B20: Follow the Money
According to Nick Corbishley, author of Scanned: Why Vaccine Passports and Digital Identity Will Mean the End of Privacy and Personal Freedom, sponsors of the B20 Meeting included representatives of large corporate industries, banking and other financial institutions, such as the World Bank Group, World Economic Forum, Global Business Coalition, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BusinessEurope, The Confederation of Indian Industry, International Federation of Accountants, Deloitte, Accenture, Institute of Internal Auditors, and International Organization of Employers.
As Cobishley noted, the digital certificate is “nothing more and nothing less than a digital ID.” He said:
Their mass roll out over the past year and a half has served as an opportunity not only to embed some of the necessary infrastructure for digital identify systems but also to acclimatize large segments of the population to the idea that digital certification is needed to access the most basic of services and venues…digital identify could be used to govern just about every aspect of our lives, from our health to our money (particularly once central bank digital currencies are rolled out), to our business activities, to our private and public communications, to the information we are able to access, to our dealings with government, to the food we eat and the goods we buy.33
NVIC’s 2022 Report on State Vaccine Legislation
In the U.S, most vaccine laws are enacted by the states. During Vaccine Awareness Week (Nov. 13-19), NVIC’s Annual Report on State Vaccine Legislation was published analyzing trending information on nearly 900 vaccine-related bills proposed during the 2022 legislative session, about half of which were positive bills that strengthened or protected informed consent rights. Take action in your state at NVICAdvocacy.org.
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