Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin Tuesday called for a digital health passport which will help governments regulate movement during “the next pandemic".
Sadikin made the remarks while sitting on a panel at the B20 Summit, the annual elite business conference which this year was held in Bali.
“Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO — if you have been vaccinated or tested properly — then you can move around,” said the health minister. “So for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people 100 percent […] you can still provide some movement of the people.”
“Indonesia has achieved, G20 country has agreed, this digital certificate using WHO standard, and we will sub it into the next World Health Assembly in Geneva as the revision to international health regulation,” Sadikin boasted before again mentioning “the next pandemic”.
“Hopefully for the next pandemic, we can still see some movement of the people, some movement of the goods, and movement of the economy,” Sadikin concluded.
The B20 Summit was also attended by World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, whose “Great Reset” global agenda is predicated on digital IDs.
“Digital ID, digital payments, and data governance are each important individually. Together, they add up to a powerful public good,” says the WEF on its website.
Many have pointed out that “digital health passports” are only a transition to digital IDs.
“To supposedly limit the spread of coronavirus, Israel or another government could next decide that a vaccine passport may be revoked if a person is caught not wearing a mask where required, not properly ‘social distancing,’ gathering in a group larger than allowed, or posting on the internet or otherwise communicating ideas related to coronavirus that are deemed ‘misinformation',” writes Adam Dick from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
“More broadly, to ‘protect public health,’ vaccine passport could start being revoked because a person does not take a flu shot or whatever new shots or pills come out next — say for AIDS or Alzheimer’s prevention, fails to attend a yearly ‘wellness visit’ with his doctor, seeks alternative treatment instead of taking prescribed pharmaceuticals, or does not make sure his children receive every recommended vaccination on time under a government schedule,” Dick continued.
Indeed, a promotional video by multinational tech giant Thales Group describing its digital ID product begins with reminding the carrier about her mandatory vaccination appointment.
“Let’s have a closer look at what I can do,” says the “digital ID” in the video. “I can help governments to better communicate with citizens. Right now, I’m reminding Lucy of the appointment she needs to schedule for her mandatory vaccination.”
“Lucy” is then shown using the digital ID on her phone to do daily tasks such as taking an exam, going to the doctor, going to an interview, getting a new passport, paying her taxes, opening a bank account, renting a car and entering a bar.
Dick added that a “government can start revoking vaccine passports for people who are convicted of — or maybe just charged with — driving while intoxicated, behind on their tax or debt payments, or listed on the no-fly list.”
In a blog article last year, Thales Group explained how “Covid-19 health passes can open the door to a digital ID revolution.”
Thales Group, aside from publishing articles supporting the WEF, once employed Georges De Moura as its chief information security officer (CISO). De Moura is currently the Head of Industry Solutions for the World Economic Forum.