The G20 has issued a formal decree promoting vaccine passports as preparing for any future pandemic response in its final communique.
Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, speaking on the issue on behalf of the G20 host country, had earlier within the summit called for a “ digital health certificate” using WHO standards.
Sadikin advocated for that he or she dubbed a “ electronic health certificate” which shows whether a person has been “ vaccinated or tested properly” so that only then “ you can proceed around” . Watch their comments during a G20 Bali panel discussion earlier within the week…
A somewhat more vaguely-worded version of these recommendations had been included in the official G20 leaders’ declaration, which calls for digital COVID-19 accreditation , or often just called vaccine given .
The section of the final communique, that is republished and available on the White House website , which deals with vaccines and the Covid-19 pandemic starts, “ We recognize that the extensive COVID-19 immunization is a global public good and we’ll advance our effort to ensure timely, equitable and universal access to safe, affordable, high quality and effective vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics (VTDs). ”
While explaining the need for greater collaboration among nations during any long term pandemic response, it continues in this section, “ We remain committed to embedding a multisectoral One Health technique and enhancing global monitoring, including genomic surveillance, to be able to detect pathogens and anti-bacterial resistance (AMR) that may jeopardize human health. ”
And then the following is introduced in Write-up 23 :
We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), in order to facilitate seamless international take a trip, interoperability , and realizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations .
We assistance continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted worldwide digital health networks as part of the efforts in order to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates .
Interestingly, the next paragraph of the official declaration, article 24, goes on to describe the need to for global institutions to fight against ‘ disinformation’.
Article twenty-four of the final G20 announcement begins, “ The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transformation of the digital environment and digital economy. ”
And then leads into to the following statement later in the section: “ We acknowledge the importance to counter disinformation strategies, cyber threats, online abuse, and ensuring security in connectivity infrastructure . ”
So as expected by many early on in the pandemic (who were all terminated and condemned as “ conspiracy theorists” ), a future proposed standardized vaccine passport will be accompanied by efforts meant for greater standardization and policing against ‘ disinformation’ – likely to include any presentation critical of the type of routine that G20 leaders desire to enact.
As for the type of speech which is allowed under such a program, it’s helpful to recall the New Zealand prime minister’s words…