By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
WASHINGTON/BALI (Worthy News) – U.S. President Joe Biden is enthusiastic about the planned introduction of a worldwide vaccination passport despite concerns it could further limit human rights, Worthy News established.
The White House confirmed that Biden wants to “build on the success” of existing COVID-19 certificates. He agreed with Group of 20 (G20) leaders in Bali, Indonesia, this month to work on a global vaccination passport.
Biden was among the G20 leaders saying that a global health tracing and vaccine passport system is crucial to prevent a future global socio-economic shutdown that could occur as a result of an expected pandemic.
The White House published a G20 declaration noting that “We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks.”
They are “part of the efforts 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.”
In a separate update, the G20 leaders affirmed their commitment to “move towards interoperability of systems including mechanisms that validate proof of vaccination.”
They stressed they would be “respecting the sovereignty of national health policies and relevant national regulations such as personal data protection and data-sharing.”
It wasn’t immediately clear how China would follow these guidelines. The Communist-run G20 member state has already introduced a Social Credit System, a tracing system that
evaluates the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and government institutions. Under the scheme, many Chinese citizens have been backlisted, including devoted Christians, dissidents, and others.
Yet Biden, seen by the West as the leader of the free world, seemed confident the worldwide vaccine passport would improve people’s lives.
“We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the [International Health Regulations] IHR (2005),” said the G20 statement published by the White House.
The proposed passport could “facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations,” G20 leaders added.
The White House also supports “the [World Health Organization] WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub” as well as other tracing programs used throughout the world.
Human rights activists fear the health or vaccine passports will track every aspect of Americans’ lives violating the U.S. Constitution and other legislation.
“Digital health or vaccine passports, along with tracking and tracing apps, present a serious threat to freedom. Vaccine passports and tracking apps are about collecting data and control,” said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman of the U.S.-based Liberty Counsel, a religious liberty group.